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CVF 1083 - System Security and Network Auditing

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course provides a technical focus on the numerous security controls and settings available on a Windows operating system, particularly in terms of compliance management and auditing. The material provides updated information on current Windows 2000, XP and .NET security issues. Additional topics include a variety of Microsoft utilities available to secure the Microsoft Windows OS, including HFNETCHK, MBSA, URLSCAN, and IIS Lockdown.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ECT 1013  with a grade of C or better OR MCP Client OS, MCP Server and CCNA OR Network+ industry certification OR instructor consent.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Auditing and Automation Windows log files Windows scripting tools Scheduling automated tasks Windows auditing tools
  2. Permissions and User Rights NTFS permissions Network file sharing Anonymous access Encrypting file system (EFS) Network printer sharing Active directory permissions
  3. Securing Network Services Securing network services Auditing network services Host based firewalls Internet information service (IIS) Terminal services
  4. Security Policies and Templates Microsoft security policies Group policy management Security templates Security configuration & analysis
  5. Service Packs, Patches and Backups Service packs /hotfixes Deployment lifecycle Windows update Software update services (SUS) Systems management Server (SMS)
  6. The Windows Infrastructure Microsoft operating systems Workgroups & local accounts Active directory Forests, domains, and trusts Domain users & groups

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. implement computer security policies in a network environment
  2. explain user rights and the need for documented permission
  3. evaluate information contained in network and Windows log files
  4. implement security policies from templates and other security tools from Windows
  5. configure Windows software management applications such as SUS, SMS, and Windows Update to ensure security compliance across the network
  6. explain the basic windows infrastructure
  7. interpret firewall and IIS log files
  8. utilize Windows scripting, auditing, and scheduling tools

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