• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Microsoft IIS has been designed to allow for scalability, security, manageability, and above all reliability. This course describes how best to leverage these benefits with the use of applications and application pools, virtual directories, and the available Microsoft IIS 8.5 extensions. This course also covers Microsoft IIS 8.5 security features, with the use of certificates.

Learning Objectives

Installing Microsoft IIS

  • start the course
  • adhere to best practices for installing IIS using the Windows 2012 Security Model
  • install IIS on a Windows 2012 R2 server using the GUI
  • install IIS on a Windows 2012 R2 server using PowerShell CMDlets
  • install selected IIS features on a Windows 2012 R2 server with GUI
  • install selected IIS features on a Windows 2012 R2 server with cmdlets

Configuring Microsoft IIS

  • assign multiple sites to a single IP address on a web server using host headers
  • add a virtual directory
  • change the default port that IIS services listen to
  • create an IIS application
  • configure IIS web site authentication and certificate assignments

Managing Microsoft IIS

  • access event logs associated with IIS
  • monitor and manage the health of the IIS web service
  • identify IIS services running on a Windows 2012 R2 server
  • recognize the benefits of using application pools
  • restart IIS services to reconnect to the IIS web server

Working with Microsoft IIS Extensions

  • compare official extensions with community-contributed extensions
  • install an IIS extension using the Windows GUI
  • install an IIS extension using PowerShell cmdlets
  • manage installed IIS extensions
  • remove an extension using the Windows GUI

Working with Microsoft IIS Certificates

  • distinguish between self-signed certificates and third-party certificates
  • create a certificate request within IIS
  • complete a created certificate request within IIS
  • export and import IIS certificates
  • configure a Microsoft IIS certificate in Windows and import it into IIS

Practice: Installing IIS and Extensions

  • install Microsoft IIS and the Media Services extension via PowerShell cmdlets

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.