Course 40367A Security Fundamentals

This MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-367, and build an understanding of these topics: Security Layers, Operating System Security, Network Security, Security Software. This course leverages the same content as found in the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) for this exam.

Audience Profile

This exam validates that a candidate has fundamental security knowledge and skills. It can serve as a stepping stone to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. It is recommended that candidates become familiar with the concepts and the technologies described here by taking relevant training courses. Candidates are expected to have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, anti-malware products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports.

At Course Completion

After completing this course students will be able to:

  • Understand Security Layers

  • Understand Operating System Security

  • Understand Network Security

  • Understand Security Software

Exam Code

  • 98-367


Module 1: Understand Security Layers

    • Understand core security principles

          • Confidentiality; integrity; availability; how threat and risk impact principles; principle of least privilege; social engineering; attack surface.

    • Understand physical security

          • Site security; computer security; removable devices and drives; access control; mobile device security; disable Log On Locally; keyloggers.

    • Understand Internet security

          • Browser settings; zones; secure websites.

    • Understand wireless security

          • Advantages and disadvantages of specific security types; keys; service set identifiers (SSIDs); MAC filters.

Module 2: Understand Operating System Security

    • Understand user authentication

          • Multifactor; smart cards; Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS); Public Key Infrastructure (PKI); understand the certificate chain; biometrics; Kerberos and time skew; use Run As to perform administrative tasks; password reset procedures.

    • Understand permissions

          • File; share; registry; Active Directory; NT file system (NTFS) versus file allocation table (FAT); enable or disable inheritance; behavior when moving or copying files within the same disk or on another disk; multiple groups with different permissions; basic permissions and advanced permissions; take ownership; delegation.

    • Understand password policies

          • Password complexity; account lockout; password length; password history; time between password changes; enforce by using Group Policies; common attack methods.

    • Understand audit policies

          • Types of auditing; what can be audited; enable auditing; what to audit for specific purposes; where to save audit information; how to secure audit information.

    • Understand encryption

          • Encrypting file system (EFS); how EFS-encrypted folders impact moving/copying files; BitLocker (To Go); TPM; software-based encryption; MAIL encryption and signing and other uses; virtual private network (VPN); public key/private key; encryption algorithms; certificate properties; certificate services; PKI/certificate services infrastructure; token devices.

    • Understand malware

          • Buffer overflow; worms; Trojans; spyware.

Module 3: Understand Network Security

    • Understand dedicated firewalls

          • Types of hardware firewalls and their characteristics; why to use a hardware firewall instead of a software firewall; SCMs and UTMs; stateful versus stateless inspection.

    • Understand Network Access Protection (NAP)

          • Purpose of NAP; requirements for NAP.

    • Understand network isolation

          • Virtual local area networks (VLANs); routing; honeypot; perimeter networks; network address translation (NAT); VPN; IPsec; server and domain isolation.

    • Understand protocol security

          • Protocol spoofing; IPsec; tunneling; DNSsec; network sniffing; common attack methods.

Module 4: Understand Security Software

Understand client protection

        • Antivirus; User Account Control (UAC); keep client operating system and software updated; encrypt offline folders, software restriction policies.

    • Understand email protection

          • Antispam, antivirus, spoofing, phishing, and pharming; client versus server protection; Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records; PTR records.

    • Understand server protection

          • Separation of services; hardening; keep server updated; secure dynamic Domain Name System (DNS) updates; disable unsecure authentication protocols; Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC); separate management VLAN; Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA).

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