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Windows 10 Security Features

Microsoft via edX

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Looking to stay ahead of the security curve? As you get to know the new security architecture and features of Windows 10--and learn to deploy them--gain the insights and knowledge you'll need for the future.

Microsoft security engineers have hardened the operating system at every layer of the stack, reducing the attack surface with new security features that help protect against a range of threats. Join a team of experts to explore the ever-increasing levels of security within Windows 10.

You'll start with the Windows 10 defensive stack, including bundled security features.

Configure endpoint security, review additional security tools, like Windows Information Protection and Windows Defender Exploit Guard. In this course, you'll get practical details on built-in, end-to-end protections and support for the larger ecosystem of ISV and OEM partners.

Skill up to face down today's security threats with hands-on virtualized lab exercises, demos, quizzes, and a final exam. The following team of recognized experts contributed to this course: Andrew Warren, Lesley Kipling, Erdal Ozkaya, Neil Carpenter, Sami Laiho, Raymond Comvalius, Seth Moore, Michiko Short, Mike Terrill, Amitai Rottem, Randy Treit.

Note: These courses will retire in June. Please enroll only if you are able to finish your coursework in time.


  • Windows 10 Defensive Stack

    • A look how Windows 10 uses advanced features of current hardware
    • Software based security features of Windows 10 Anniversary release
    • New security features of Windows 10 Creator update 1703
    • Remote Credential Guard
    • Windows Information Protection
    • Windows Defender SmartScree
    • Additional Security Tools
    • Windows Hello for Business
    • Windows Defender Application Guard
    • Case Study - Windows 10 platform resilience against the Petya ransomware attack

Taught by

Philip E. Helsel and Kimberly Rasmusson-Anderson


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