Harden Windows Hosts

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Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty
Advanced
Learn On Demand Pro Series

In this IT Pro Challenge provided by Learn on Demand Systems, you configure Windows firewall rules, Group Policy security settings, IPSec and a PPTP VPN server. NOTE: Before you begin, please ensure you have set ...

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Overview

Introduction: The Harden Windows Hosts lab is a premium Cybrary lab from Learn on Demand Systems. This practice lab helps the student to configure Windows firewall, group policy, and a PPTP VPN server and client. This is important for the career path of becoming a Network Engineer and Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst. It is estimated that the practice lab takes about 1h to 1h 15 minutes to complete it.

The Harden Windows Hosts lab uses two windows virtual machines (server and client). The lab comes with step-by-step instructions to follow. At the end of Harden Windows Hosts lab, the students will be evaluated to ensure that they have met all the requirements for the challenge (be able to configure group policy, windows firewall, and PPTP VPN on Windows machines).

Skill/Activity Breakdown:

The Harden Windows Hosts lab develops the skill to configure windows firewall and to create advanced firewall rules. This is important for the work role of System Administrator, Cyber Instructor, and Security Architect.

The Harden Windows Hosts lab develops also the skill to configure group policies and enforce the organization's standards and needs. This is important for the work role of System Administrator.

The Harden Windows Hosts lab develops the knowledge of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). This is important for the work role of System Administrator, Network Operations Specialist, Cyber Defense Analyst, and Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist.

The Harden Windows Hosts lab requires students to install the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) VPN server and client. This develops the skill of configuring and utilizing network protection components. This is important for the work role of Network Operations Specialist, Cyber Instructor, Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist, and Security Architect.

By completing the Harden Windows Hosts lab, the student will learn how to configure windows firewall rules and group policies and to install Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) VPN server and client. Learning these skills are important for network and system administrators.

Conclusion: The Harden Windows Hosts lab is presented by Cybrary and created by Learn on Demand Systems. This practice lab is intended for network and system administrators to develop the skills of configuring and enforcing the organization's policies and standards and to learn how to install Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) VPN on windows servers and clients. This lab would be beneficial for students on the Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst, and Network Engineer career path. Completing this lab means that students can harden windows machines.

Click on Harden Windows Hosts lab to learn how to configure Windows firewall rules, Group Policy security settings, IPSec and PPTP VPN server.