Implementing Windows 10 Security Features

Session Detail:    Classroom 1 Day

Today’s security threat landscape is dominated by aggressive and tenacious threats. Originally, malicious attackers mostly focused on gaining community recognition through their exploits. Since then, attackers’ motives have shifted toward financial gain, for example, by holding compromised systems hostage until the owner pays a ransom. Modern attacks increasingly focus on large-scale intellectual property theft, targeted system degradation that can result in financial loss, and even cyberterrorism that threatens the security of individuals, businesses, and national or regional interests all over the world. Attackers are typically highly trained individuals and security experts, some of whom are in the employ of nation-states that have large budgets and vast human resources. Threats like these require a different approach to cybersecurity.
This 1-day Instructor-led security workshop provides discussion and practical hands-on training for the hardware and software security features in Windows 10 to help you mitigate these attacks. You will also review how these features help to mitigate ransomware attacks through an actual ransomware case study.
This workshop is part of a larger series of Workshops offered by Microsoft on the practice of Security. While it is not required that you have completed any of the other courses in the Security Workshop series before taking this workshop, it is highly recommended that you start with the first course in the series, Microsoft Security Workshop: Enterprise Security Fundamentals.

  • 40551A: Microsoft Security Workshop: Enterprise Security Fundamentals
  • 40552A: Microsoft Security Workshop: Managing Identity
  • 40553A: Microsoft Security Workshop: Planning for a Secure Enterprise – Improving Detection
  • 40554A: Microsoft Security Workshop: Implementing Windows 10 Security Features
  • 40555A: Microsoft Security Workshop: Implementing PowerShell Security Best Practices


In addition to their professional experience, students who take this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • The current cybersecurity ecosystem
  • Experience with Windows Client and Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Basic experience and understanding of Windows networking technologies, including Windows Firewall network setting, DNS, DHCP, WiFi, and cloud services concepts.
  • Basic experience and understanding of Active Directory, including functions of a domain controller, sign-on services, and an understanding of group policy.
  • Knowledge of and relevant experience in systems administration, using Windows 10.

Learners who take this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Security Administrator, System Administrator, or Network Administrator.

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for IT Professionals that require a deeper understanding of Windows Security and to increase their knowledge level through predominately hands-on experience with Microsoft threat detection tools for hybrid and cloud-based workloads.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: How Windows 10 uses Modern Hardware Features for Security

  • Lesson 1: Secure Boot and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)-based protection
  • Lesson 2: Additional Hardware Security

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe hardware security features in the latest Windows 10 releases
  • List additional hardware-based security features available in the latest Windows 10 releases.
  • Provide a high-level overview of Secure Boot and Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
  • Describe the process of Secure Boot and Trusted Boot
  • Describe the protection mechanism employed by Early Launch Antimalware
  • Explain how Data Execution Prevention works
  • Identify benefits of Address Space Layout Randomization
  • Provide an overview of Protected Processes
  • List Windows 10 improvements to Heap Protection
  • List Windows 10 Kernel Pool hardening features

Module 2: Windows 10 software security features

  • Lesson 1: Core built-in Windows 10 security features
  • Lesson 2: Additional built-in software security features

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe core built-in Windows 10 security features
  • Describe additional built-in Windows 10 security features
  • Describe Windows Defender Firewall
  • Explain the architectural design that Virtual Secure Mode is based on
  • Describe Credential Guard
  • List the latest BitLocker enhancements
  • Provide an overview of Windows Defender Antivirus functionality
  • Explain the benefits provided by Windows Information Protection
  • List the Windows PowerShell networking cmdlets
  • Describe Windows Defender Remote Credential Guard
  • Explain the architectural design that Windows Defender Device Guard is based on
  • List the benefits of AppLocker with Windows Defender Device Guard
  • Describe Windows Defender Smart Screen
  • Provide an overview of Windows 10 Telemetry

Module 3: The Latest Windows 10 Security-Related Features

  • Lesson 1: An overview of the latest Windows 10 security-related features
  • Lesson 2: Windows 10 Ransomware Case Study

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the functionality Enterprise Certificate Pinning
  • Provide an overview of Windows Hello and Windows Hello for Business
  • Locate the listing of Windows 10 security settings configurable via Group Policy
  • Explain the benefits of Windows Defender Security Center
  • List the benefits of Control Flow Guard and Windows Defender Exploit Guard
  • Describe the functionality of Windows Defender Application Guard
  • Provide an overview of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

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