Security Fundamentals (MTA 98-367)


Duration: 3 days

About this course

Security Fundamentals (MTA 98-367) address a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assess and validate core technical knowledge, and enhance technical credibility.

Audience Profile

Security Fundamentals (MTA 98-367) validates that a candidate has fundamental security knowledge and skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand security layers
  • Understand operating system security
  • Understand network security
  • Understand security software

Certification Exam

This Bootcamp is to be taken in preparation for the Security Fundamentals (MTA 98-367) Exam.


Candidates are expected to have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, anti-malware products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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1. Understand security layers

1.1. Understand core security principles

Confidentiality; integrity; availability; how threat and risk impact principles; principle of least privilege; social engineering; attack surface analysis; threat modelling

1.2. Understand physical security

Site security; computer security; removable devices and drives; access control; mobile device security; keyloggers

1.3. Understand Internet security

Browser security settings; secure websites

1.4. Understand wireless security

Advantages and disadvantages of specific security types; keys; service set identifiers (SSIDs); MAC filters

2. Understand operating system security

2.1. Understand user authentication

Multifactor authentication; physical and virtual smart cards; Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS); biometrics; use Run As to perform administrative tasks

2.2. Understand permissions

File system permissions; share permissions; registry; Active Directory; enable or disable inheritance; behavior when moving or copying files within the same disk or on another disk; multiple groups with different permissions; basic permissions and advanced permissions; take ownership; delegation; inheritance

2.3. Understand password policies

Password complexity; account lockout; password length; password history; time between password changes; enforce by using Group Policies; common attack methods; password reset procedures; protect domain user account passwords

2.4. Understand audit policies

Types of auditing; what can be audited; enable auditing; what to audit for specific
purposes; where to save audit information; how to secure audit information

2.5. Understand encryption

Encrypting file system (EFS); how EFS-encrypted folders impact moving/copying files; BitLocker (To Go); TPM; software-based encryption; MAIL encryption and signing and other uses; virtual private network (VPN); public key/private key; encryption algorithms; certificate properties; certificate services; PKI/certificate services infrastructure; token devices; lock down devices to run only trusted applications

2.6. Understand malware

Buffer overflow; viruses, polymorphic viruses; worms; Trojan horses; spyware; ransomware; adware; rootkits; backdoors; zero day attacks

3. Understand network security

3.1. Understand dedicated firewalls

Types of hardware firewalls and their characteristics; when to use a hardware firewall instead of a software firewall; stateful vs. stateless firewall inspection; Security Compliance Manager; security baselines

3.2. Understand network isolation

Routing; honeypot; perimeter networks; network address translation (NAT); VPN; IPsec; server and domain isolation

3.3. Understand protocol security

Protocol spoofing; IPsec; tunnelling; DNSsec; network sniffing; denial-of-service (DoS) attacks; common attack methods

4. Understand security software

4.1. Understand client protection

Antivirus; protect against unwanted software installations; User Account Control (UAC); keep client operating system and software updated; encrypt offline folders; software restriction policies; principle of least privilege

4.2. Understand email protection

Antispam, antivirus, spoofing, phishing, and pharming; client vs. server protection; Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records; PTR records

4.3. Understand server protection

Separation of services; hardening; keep servers updated; secure dynamic Domain Name System (DNS) updates; disable unsecure authentication protocols; Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC)