Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - Installing and Configuring: Security

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 builds upon features found in previous versions of Windows Server, as well as providing a number of new features. This course examines User Account Control (UAC); a Windows operating system security feature that allows an administrator to enter credentials during an administrator and standard user session to perform occasional administrative tasks. Using Group Policy settings, UAC can be centrally deployed throughout and Active Directory environment - this course demonstrates the configuration of UAC policy, and how to link and filter UAC policy to targeted users and groups throughout a domain. Active Directory auditing allows an administrator to track and record significant actions by domain users - these actions include logging on and off a system, or accessing system resources like files and folders. This course discusses the available option to audit user activity within an Active Directory environment, and how to view and report domain-wide user activity. This course also covers both Software Restriction Policies and the newer Application Control Policies (AppLocker ). Both of these components of the Group Policy system control the installation and activation of software within an Active Directory environment. This course will detail implementation of both Group Policy options, and highlight the difference between them, and outline when to apply each component in a given scenario. Finally, this course examines the Windows Firewall, and details the operation of WFAS - how to configure WFAS in a domain environment, and how to link the policy to a specific Active Directory container to target the WFAS operation. In addition, the course covers Connection Security rules, rule scope, application control and rule exception configuration. It is one of a series designed to prepare the learner for exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012. Please note this course is based on the original Windows Server 2012 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.

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Candidates for this exam are Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have Windows Server 2012 operating system knowledge and experience and want to validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Candidates who wish to pass the 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam will benefit from taking this learning path.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - Installing and Configuring: Security

  • match the UAC definitions to their correct descriptions
  • describe GPO security filtering
  • describe the pre-defined permission sets available to delegate GPO management control
  • match audit policy options with their correct descriptions
  • describe the expanded Active Directory Service auditing features in Windows Server 2012
  • configure security settings in Group Policy (Part 1)
  • differentiate between Application Control Policy and Software Restriction Policy
  • describe the capabilities of AppLocker in a Server 2012/Windows 8 environment
  • describe the two ways that Group Policy merges AppLocker policy
  • describe the rule conditions that help AppLocker identify the applications to which the rule applies
  • describe the AppLocker default rules for each collection category
  • configure security settings in Group Policy (Part 2)
  • describe the characteristics of Software Restriction Policies (SRP)
  • describe general Software Restriction Policies (SRP) settings
  • describe Software Restriction Policies (SRP) additional rule types
  • describe Windows Firewall management tools in Server 2012
  • describe Windows Firewall rule types
  • sequence how Windows Firewall rules are applied
  • describe the rule criteria for Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (WFAS)
  • describe Connection Security Rule types
  • describe the security policy options included in a security template
  • sequence the steps to configure and merge a predefined security template to an existing GPO
  • recognize how to manage group policy objects
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