Windows Server 2008 R2: Hacking and Securing
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Windows Server 2008 R2: Hacking and Securing

Learn hacking techniques, secure Windows Server 2008 R2 and protect the system from possible attacks.
3.3 (12 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
303 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2015
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Secure Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Know methods of attacks and weak points of the system
  • Protect important data on server
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  • Basic knowledge about Windows Server 2008 R2


Windows Server 2008 R2: hacking and securing training is dedicated for those who manage Server systems and IT infrastructure: IT administrators, IT managers or project managers.

The course includes topics discussed from the point of view of the administrator and shows you step by step what to do to protect the Windows Server against possible attacks and loss of important data.

  • You will learn how to implement and manage security policies.
  • You will customize security policies for your specific requirements.
  • You will see how to create your own GPO.
  • You will get to know how to automate the deployment of security policies.
  • You will learn how to create the certificate templates which will improve your daily work with Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You will discover a number of MMC plug-ins to help you properly configure the Windows Server.
  • You will see how to avoid the mistakes when using standard setup wizards.
  • You will learn what are the differences in the methods of authentication and why some of them can be dangerous.
  • You will get to know the methods of data encryption.
  • You will learn the effect of confirming the identity of users and computers.
  • You will discover how to monitor the security level of the system.
  • You'll find out what CAs are.
  • You will learn how to manage certificates and how to process requests to issue such certificates.
  • You will get to know the Administrative Templates.
  • You will see how to analyze the software installed on Windows Server, and how to study its effect on security level.
  • You will learn the tools to analyze installed applications.
Who is the target audience?
  • IT Students
  • IT managers
  • system administrators
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
Good practicies in managing server
4 Lectures 09:31

Security Configuration Wizard

SCW: Firewall

SCW: Auditing
Security policies
8 Lectures 25:12
Functionality level

Increasing functional level

Windows security settings

Groups, system services and registry

Security Compliance Manager

SCM: Reviewing options

SCM: Configuring policy

SCM: Managing templates
Data and application security
7 Lectures 28:10
Introduction to data security

Theoretical basics about data and app security

Data encription

Using system mechanisms to protect data

Securing applications with AppLocker

Executable rules

AppLocker in practice
Monitoring security level
5 Lectures 17:57
What you should know about monitoring the security

Let's start with Windows Server Update services

Report viewer

Active Directory

Configuring advanced options
Group policy managment
3 Lectures 10:19
Group Policies

Linking the GPO

Local administrators
3 Lectures 18:55
Certificates authority

Using CA

How to issue certificates automaticly
Testing configuration
4 Lectures 16:27
How to check settings in real environment?

CA website

Attack Surface Analyzer

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