SoveltoX: Windows 10 Security Features

Looking to stay ahead of the security curve? As you get to know the new security architecture and features of Windows 10—and learn to deploy them—gain the insights and knowledge you’ll need for the future.

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This is a self-study course in SoveltoX -learning platform. The course is free of charge. Optionally you may verify your course completion with official Microsoft certificate through using Course Completion Voucher!

Looking to stay ahead of the security curve? As you get to know the new security architecture and features of Windows 10—and learn to deploy them—gain the insights and knowledge you’ll need for the future.

Configure endpoint security, review additional security tools, like Windows Information Protection and Windows Defender Exploit Guard. In this course, you’ll get practical details on built-in, end-to-end protections and support for the larger ecosystem of ISV and OEM partners.


Course Prerequisites

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 a Network Administrator.
Learners should have a good foundation in accessing and using simple Windows PowerShell commands


Course Schedule

This course is available in self-paced format. The course is designed for self-paced study of around 2-4 hours per week for 4 weeks, including lectures, quizzes and further readings. You can listen to the lecture, review the additional reading materials (links), attempt the quizzes (you may need to try some the options out in Excel), and work on the labs exercises at any time. So instead of using six weeks for studying, you can complete this course in few days as well.


Module 1 – Built-in Windows 10 defenses

Evolution of attacks.

Module 2 – How Windows 10 uses modern hardware features for security

Understanding the background for UEFU Secure Boot.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Overview.
Secure Boot to Trusted Boot.
Measured Boot.
Early Launch Antimalware (ELAM)
Data Execution Prevention.
Address Space Layout Randomization.
Protected Processes.
Heap protection or we all malloc() and free().
Kernel pool protections.

Module 3 – Windows 10 software security features – Part 1

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
Virtual secure mode (VSM).
Credential Guard (CC).
Windows Defender Antivirus (WDAV).
Windows Information Protection (WIP).
PowerShell Network cmdlets

Module 4 – Windows 10 software security features – Part 2

Remote Credential Guard.
Device Guard.
AppLocker with Device Guard.
Windows Defender SmartScreen (WDSS).
Windows 10 level of telemetry

Module 5 – Security features of the Windows 10 Creator update

Enterprise Certificate Pinning.
Windows Hello and Windows Hello for Business.
New Group Policy setting Reference for Windows and Windows Server.
Windows Defender Security Center (WDSC).
Windows Defender Exploit Guard (WDEG).
Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG).
Windows Defender Advance Threat Protection (ATP).
Ransomware as a service.
Case study: Windows 10 resistance to Petya ransomware attack.

Module 6 – Course Completion

Graded Lab
Final Exam
Post Course Survey


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Next date
12.03. – 15.03.
Online, Pasila
Study format
Intensive - Classroom, Online - Live training
2800 €

Responsible person

Pertti Pellonpoika

Pertti Pellonpoika

Pertti works at Sovelto as a Senior Consultant. He has been training and consulting Microsoft OS and management products and techniques for ICT-administrators from year 1989. He has also done project leading, coaching and implementing of several ICT development and deployment projects (SCSM, SCCM, VMware vSphere, Windows 7, Windows Server, Active Directory, etc).
M.Sc., MCT, VMware Certified Instructor (VCI), VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP), VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 3-6, VSP, MCITP, MCTS System Center Configuration Manager etx., ITIL v3 Foundation, Prince2 cert. Expertise areas include desktop administration and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), virtualization and VMware vSphere.