Microsoft Security Fundamentals: Security Software

Individuals interested in the Microsoft Security Fundamentals: MTA exam (98-367)


Expected Duration
69 minutes

One of the building blocks of successful IT security practices is a fundamental understanding of security software. This course introduces learners to client protection practices, including methods for dealing with malware, antivirus for client protection, and using User Account Control, or UAC. This course also includes fundamental best practices for e-mail protection and server protection, including server hardening. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft Security Fundamentals: MTA 98-367 exam.


Client Protection

  • start the course
  • distinguish between types of malware
  • identify characteristics of viruses
  • enable and disable UAC
  • use Windows Update/Windows Server Update Service
  • encrypt offline files and folders
  • recognize benefits of software restriction policies

E-mail Protection

  • identify characteristics of spam filtering
  • recognize characteristics of spoofing
  • distinguish between phishing and pharming
  • identify the advantages and disadvantages of both client and server protection
  • describe how SPF records function
  • describe how PTR records function

Server Protection

  • identify separation of services best practices
  • recognize importance of hardening the server
  • recognize the benefits of ensuring that the OS and applications are kept current
  • use secure dynamic DNS functionality
  • disable unsecure authentication protocols
  • recognize characteristics and benefits of a read-only domain controller
  • describe the concept of separate management of VLAN
  • use MBSA

Practice: Protecting with Security Software

  • identify best practices when using security software for client, e-mail, and server protection





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