Protecting Windows 10 (MD-100T03-A)


Duration: 1 day

In this course, students will learn how to secure the Windows 10 OS and protect the data on the device. Students will be introduced to common methods used for authentication and access control. This course will teach how to configure file and folder permissions and creating security policies. Students will also be introduced to the different types of external threats and how to leverage features like encryption and firewalls, as well as tools like Windows Defender.


After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the methods for securing Windows 10.
  • Configure account access and authentication.
  • Configure file and folder permissions.
  • Create security policies.
  • Describe common threats and methods for mitigating against them


Course Outline

Module 1: Configuring Authorization & Authentication

This module introduces the tools and features of Windows 10 for authorizing access to Windows 10 clients. Students will learn about methods for how users sign-in to Windows 10. This module also covers restricting what users can or cannot do on a device through methods like UAC and account types.


  • Using Security Settings to Mitigate Threats
  • Configuring User Account Control
  • Implementing Device Registration
  • Authentication

    After completing this course, learners should be able to:

    • Describe common threats and methods for mitigating against them.
    • Describe the different types of user and service accounts.
    • Configure Windows Hello.
    • Configure user account control.

    Module 2: Configuring Data Access and Usage

    In this module, Students will learn about permissions. This module will cover considerations for different files systems. Students will learn how to configure file and folder permissions as well as shared folders. The module will conclude with configuring settings through methods such as local and group policy.


    • Overview of File Systems
    • Configuring and Managing File Access
    • Configuring and Managing Shared Folders
    • Managing Security with Policies

    Lab : Configuring and Managing Permissions and Shares

    • Creating, Managing, and Sharing a Folder
    • Using Conditions to Control Access and Effective Permissions

    After completing this course, learners should be able to:

    • Describe the differences and benefits of supported file systems.
    • Configure file and folder permissions.
    • Configure shared folders.
    • Secure Windows through local policy settings.

    Module 3: Configuring ThreatProtection

    This module introduces studentsto protecting devices from external threats. Students will learn about thedifferent types of common threats. This module will teach students about usingencryption, firewalls, and IPSec to help protect against threats. The modulewill conclude with how to configure and use Windows Defender and AppLocker.


    • Malwareand Threat Protection

    • WindowsDefender

    • ConnectionSecurity Rules

    • AdvancedProtection Methods

    Lab : Practice Lab: ManagingNetwork Security

    • Creatingand Testing Inbound Rules

    • Creatingand Testing Outbound Rules

    • Creatingand Testing Connection Security Rules

    • ConfiguringWindows Defender

    Aftercompleting this module, students will be able to:

    • Identifycommon security threats

    • Describethe methods by which you can mitigate these common security threats.

    • Describethe different methods of encryption.

    • Describehow Windows firewall can secure the device.

    • Describethe benefits of using IPSec.

    • Describethe different features of Windows Defender.

    • Describethe benefits of using AppLocker.

    Module 4: Hands-On Lab


    • Final Exam

    Lab : Graded Lab


    Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who perform installation, configuration, general local management and maintenance of Windows 10 core services. Candidates may also be familiar with enterprise scenarios and cloud-integrated services.


    Learners should start this course already having the following skills:

    • Basic understanding of computer networks and hardware concepts.
    • Basic understanding of OS and Application concepts.
    • Experience with using the Windows OS.



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