Fundamental Windows Security Overview

If you are a systems administrator who wants to learn how to better protect your organization’s Windows environment, this course is for you. Take this Fundamental Windows Security Overview course, and you’ll learn how to use the right tools and configurations to stop intrusions and ensure secure network connections.

Course Content

Introduction to Windows Security


Fundamental Windows Security Overview
Windows Firewall


Fundamental Windows Security Overview


Fundamental Windows Security Overview


Fundamental Windows Security Overview


Fundamental Windows Security Overview
Course Description

In Fundamental Windows Security Overview, the instructor examines secure computing within a Windows environment by utilizing tools such as the baseline security analyzer, Windows Firewall, and Microsoft Defender. The instructor also provides ways in which a user within a Windows environment can ensure a secure network connection via proper configuration of Ipsec, IIS, and RDP.

This course is part of a Career Path:
Cybersecurity Foundations
Get everything you need to start your cybersecurity career journey, and stop wasting your time (and money) sorting through unreliable information from questionable sources. While the industry offers very lucrative career opportunities, finding accurate, relevant information to break into the field can be incredibly frustrating. That’s why we’ve crafted this foundational course, with curated content from expert instructors covering core concepts found across all cybersecurity roles. Build practical skills and gain confidence as you begin your cybersecurity journey.
System Administrator Collection

The System Administrator Collection helps build a foundation of knowledge and skills in understanding network devices and configurations, maintaining business systems, and leveraging security tools.

Instructed by

Dustin Parry

My current role is a network security engineer but like many of us in security, I wear many hats. I perform forensics, threat and network hunting, intel, malware analysis and remediation, vulnerability scanning and management, red teaming, along with helping to write and rewrite policies and guidelines.

I’ve been in IT for over 10 years, everything from help desk, networking, hardware repair, and I finally moved into a security role a few years ago. One of my favorite things to do is phishing simulations.

I grew up always interested in figuring out how things work and how to make them work in ways that may not have been intended. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in IT - Security in 2018 from Western Governors University. There I earned many industry certifications, including Comptia’s A+, Net+, Sec+, Linux+, Cisco CCENT, CCNA and CCNA Security, several CIW certs, LPIC-1 and the Infosec 4011. I’ve also been working towards my OSCP now that I’ve got a little more free time. When I’m not working in security, listening to security podcasts or researching the newest threats, I’m usually spending time with my daughter, taking photos or working on old cars. I love to hike and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.

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Certification Body
Certificate of Completion

Complete this entire course to earn a Fundamental Windows Security Overview Certificate of Completion