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Learners taking this Course are
  • System Administrators
  • Security Engineers
  • IT Support
  • Technical Support Associates
  • Technical Solutions Engineers

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Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to practical Windows system management

5 videos (Total 37 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
About the Instructor9m
Windows in the enterprise7m
Windows Server install5m
Networking in Windows9m
5 readings
About This Course10m
Resources for building your own test environment10m
Windows 2016 Homepage from Microsoft10m
Windows Server - Getting Started30m
Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Windows30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Users and authentication in a Windows environment

3 videos (Total 29 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Active Directory15m
Group Policy7m
2 readings
Kerberos30m
Kerberos Explained1h
1 practice exercise
Users and Authentication30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Users and authorization in a Windows environment

4 videos (Total 28 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Rights and Permissions6m
Access Control6m
Managing users on an enterprise level6m
3 readings
Windows Authorization Manager Model45m
What is RBAC?45m
Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Users and authorization30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Securing Windows in the enterprise

4 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Restricting access to software and resources10m
Security considerations for Windows systems8m
Windows and Encryption6m
3 readings
Windows Server 2016 Security Resources30m
AppLocker Explanation20m
Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Windows Security30m
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By ANOct 28th 2018

It was a great experience doing this course and i learnt much as it was explained in a perfect way. Professor Greg has a good mindset and way of explaining things.. he makes it easy and fun to learn.

By OBNov 8th 2018

I'm very happy to finish this course. It was amazing to Manage the server through the tools kerberos for the strong security and Authentication. Thanks Coursera community.

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Greg Williams

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Department of Computer Science

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About the Computer Security and Systems Management Specialization

The Computer Security and Systems Management Specialization focuses on computing in an enterprise environment. Combining both theory and real world experience and architecture, the courses will prepare you to design and audit secure enterprise systems. The courses will cover practical use of major server operating systems in an enterprise environment and how to design and operate them securely....
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