Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Vista Security

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Microsoft Windows Vista provides enhanced security features to help protect computers from malicious attacks, spyware, and other unwanted software that can be installed on your system when it is connected to the Internet. Vista also ensures that computers are kept up to date by automatically installing the latest security patches and updates. This course discusses how to secure Internet Explorer, and configure Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to secure computers. It also explains how to keep computer security up to date using Windows Update and Windows Server Update Services.

Target Audience

Support personnel supporting Windows Vista; technical professionals


3 to 5 years experience as tier 2 or team-lead/technical desktop support technician; passed an entry level desktop support exam, such as 70-620 TS: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring; hands on experience with Windows Vista deployment, managing security, troubleshooting network-related issues

Expected Duration

180 min.

Course Objectives

Set Security for Internet Explorer 7

  • identify the functions of Internet Explorer Protected Mode
  • recognize how to check a web site using the Phishing Filter
  • recognize how to install and delete ActiveX controls
  • Set Advanced Security in Internet Explorer 7

  • recognize how to set advanced security options for Internet Explorer 7
  • Troubleshooting Internet Explorer 7 Security

    Troubleshoot Windows Firewall on Windows Vista

  • identify Windows Firewall settings
  • recognize how to use Windows Firewall with Advanced Security (WFAS) to specify advanced firewall settings
  • identify the steps for troubleshooting firewall issues
  • Troubleshoot Windows Defender on Windows Vista

  • recognize how to use Windows Defender to manually scan your computer
  • recognize how to configure Windows Defender
  • Troubleshooting Firewall and Defender on Windows Vista

    Introduction to Vista Security Patches and Updates

  • identify the features of Windows Server Update Service (WSUS)
  • Apply Security Patches and Updates for Windows Vista

  • recognize how to configure automatic updates using Group Policy
  • recognize how to troubleshoot client self-update issues
  • recognize how to view updates and change settings in Windows Update
  • Applying Security Patches and Updating Windows Vista