Microsoft Course 2823 - Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network — A 5-Day Course
This course has now been retired. Please see the Microsoft Security section for a list of current courses.
This five-day instructor-led M2823 course addresses the MCSA and MCSE skills path for IT Pro security practitioners, specifically addressing the training needs of those preparing for the 70-299 certification exam.
The primary product focus is on Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 based infrastructure solutions but will include some client focused content where appropriate. This learning product is to provide functional skills in planning and implementing infrastructure security.
This course is part of the Security Portfolio and will act as the primary entry point for IT Professionals at the implementation level. Course 2810 will provide an entry point for students to broaden their awareness of security issues. Students will be encouraged to enhance their security design skills by attending Course 2830.
On completion of this M2823 training course, delegates should be able to:
- Plan and configure an authorization and authentication strategy in a multi-forest organization.
- Install, configure, and manage a certification authority (CA).
- Configure, deploy, and manage certificates.
- Plan, implement, and troubleshoot smart card certificates.
- Plan, implement, and troubleshoot Encrypting File System (EFS).
- Plan, configure, and deploy a secure member server baseline.
- Plan, configure, and implement secure baselines for server roles.
- Plan, configure, implement, and deploy a secure client computer baseline.
- Plan and implement Software Update Services.
- Plan, implement, and troubleshoot data transmission security.
- Plan and implement security for wireless networks.
- Plan and implement perimeter security with Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) 2000.
- Secure remote access.
The course is for a system administrator or system engineer who has the foundation implementation skills and knowledge for the deployment of secure Microsoft Windows Server 2003 based solutions. This course is not intended to provide design skills, but will cover planning skills at a level sufficient to enable decision making for the implementation process.
Before attending this course, students must have:
- Completed Course 2810 or equivalent knowledge.
- Experience implementing a Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 Active Directory environment. Experience with organizational resources such as Web, FTP and Exchange servers, (not expected to have detailed knowledge) shared resources and network services such as DHCP, DNS and WINS also helpful.
Microsoft Certified Professional Exams
This course will help the student prepare for the following MCP exam:
- Exam 70-299: Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network
The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.
The following software is provided for use in the classroom:
- Student CD
- Evaluation copy of Windows Server 2003 for classroom use only.
This course has been retired and is no longer available.
Outline Course Contents
Planning and Configuring an Authorization and Authentication Strategy
This module explains how to evaluate the infrastructure of your organization and create and document an authorization and authentication plan that allows the appropriate level of access to various security principals. It also describes trust relationships, domain and forest functional levels, and basic security principles.
- Groups and Basic Group Strategy in Windows Server 2003
- Creating Trusts in Windows Server 2003
- Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining an Authorization Strategy Using Groups
- Components of an Authentication Model
- Planning and Implementing an Authentication Strategy
Installing, Configuring, and Managing Certification Authorities
This module describes the fundamentals of the systems that make secure communication possible. It describes methods, such as a public key infrastructure (PKI), that enable you to securely communicate on networks.
- Introduction to PKI and Certification Authorities
- Installing a Certification Authority
- Managing a Certification Authority
- Backing Up and Restoring a Certification Authority
Configuring, Deploying, and Managing Certificates
This module explains how to ensure that the certificates are issued to the correct security principals and for the intended purpose. It describes, for example, how to make the deployment of certificates an easy and straightforward task for end users.
- Configuring Certificate Templates
- Deploying and Revoking User and Computer Certificates
- Managing Certificates
Planning, Implementing, and Troubleshooting Smart Card Certificates
This module describes how to deploy, manage, and configure certificates and certificate templates in a public key infrastructure (PKI) environment.
- Introduction to Multifactor Authentication
- Planning and Implementing a Smart Card Infrastructure
- Managing and Troubleshooting a Smart Card Infrastructure
Planning, Implementing, and Troubleshooting Encrypting File System
This module describes how to plan, implement, and troubleshoot Encrypting File System (EFS).
- Introduction to EFS
- Implementing EFS in a Standalone Microsoft Windows XP Environment
- Planning and Implementing EFS in a Domain Environment with a PKI
- Implementing EFS File Sharing
- Troubleshooting EFS
Planning, Configuring, and Deploying a Secure Member Server Baseline
The security of a network depends on the security configuration of the servers that make up the network. Any breach of security on a single server can jeopardize the security of all computers in the network, thereby jeopardizing the security of the network itself. In this module, students will learn how to create secure baselines for servers.
- Overview of a Member Server Baseline
- Planning a Secure Member Server Baseline
- Configuring Additional Security Settings
- Deploying Security Templates
Planning, Configuring, and Implementing Secure Baselines for Server Roles
In this module, students will learn how to create secure baselines for various server roles.
- Planning and Configuring a Secure Baseline for Domain Controllers
- Planning and Configuring a Secure Baseline for DNS Servers
- Planning and Configuring a Secure Baseline for Infrastructure Servers
- Planning a Secure Baseline for File and Print Servers
- Planning and Configuring a Secure Baseline for IIS Servers
Planning, Configuring, Implementing, and Deploying a Secure Client Computer Baseline
In this module, students will learn how to create secure baselines for client computers.
- Planning and Implementing a Secure Client Computer Baseline
- Configuring and Deploying a Client Computer Baseline
- Planning and Implementing a Software Restriction Policy
- Implementing Security for Mobile Clients
Planning and Implementing Software Update Services
In this module, students will learn how to plan and implement update management strategies on computers.
- Introduction to Software Update Services and Update Management
- Planning an Update Management Strategy
- Implementing an SUS Infrastructure
Planning, Deploying, and Troubleshooting Data Transmission Security
This module provides students with the information they need to plan and troubleshoot data transmission security.
- Secure Data Transmission Methods
- Introducing IPSec
- Planning Data Transmission Security
- Implementing Secure Data Transmission Methods
- Troubleshooting IPSec Communications
Planning and Implementing Security for Wireless Networks
A wireless network uses technology that enables two or more devices to communicate through standard network protocols and electromagnetic waves-not network cabling-to carry signals over part or all of the communication path. This module describes how to plan and implement security for wireless networks.
- Introduction to Securing Wireless Networks
- Implementing 802.1x Authentication
- Planning a Secure WLAN Strategy
- Implementing a Secure WLAN
- Troubleshooting Wireless Networks
Planning and Implementing Perimeter Security with Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000
Networks in organizations today are commonly interconnected-various networks within an organization connect to each other, and corporate networks connect to the Internet. Although this presents new business opportunities, it can also cause concerns about security, performance, and manageability.
- Introduction to Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000
- Installing ISA Server 2000
- Securing a Perimeter Network with ISA Server 2000
- Publishing Servers on a Perimeter Network
- Securing ISA Server Computers
Securing Remote Access
Remote access enables remote access clients to access corporate networks as if they were directly connected to the corporate network. The remote access clients connect to the network by using dial-up communication links. The security of a network is compromised if unauthorized remote users gain access to intranet-based resources. An effective network access security design ensures confirmation of the identity of the clients attempting to access your organization's network resources and protection of specific resources from inappropriate access by users.
- Introduction to Remote Access Technologies and Vulnerabilities
- Planning a Remote Access Strategy
- Deploying Network Access Quarantine Control Components