98-367-lab : MTA - Security Fundamentals LABS

The Microsoft's MTA: Security Fundamentals is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 98-367. This certification is targeted to those professionals who want to prove their caliber in fundamental concepts of security and management.
MTA - Security Fundamentals LABS
ISBN : 978-1-61691-716-6


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Here's What You Get

Performance based lab
Video tutorials

Hands on Activities

Understanding Core Security Principles

  • Identifying risk actions
  • Creating a security policy
  • Configuring Windows firewall settings
  • Scanning the computer

Understanding Malware and Social Engineering

  • Identifying types of malware
  • Identifying types of viruses
  • Understanding classification of viruses
  • Scanning using Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Using Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

Understanding User Authentication

  • Identifying types of authentication services
  • Adding group policy object editor
  • Identifying social engineering attacks
  • Unlocking a user account
  • Resetting a password
  • Setting a password
  • Identifying authentication protocols
  • Configuring NPS to provide RADIUS authentication

Securing Access with Permissions

  • Configuring advanced permission of a folder
  • Disabling inheritance
  • Sharing a folder
  • Exploring sharing permissions

Using Audit Policies and Network Auditing

  • Configuring standard audit policies
  • Enabling audit policies
  • Enabling audit logon events for success and failure
  • Enabling object access auditing
  • Enabling auditing users
  • Filtering entries in Event Viewer
  • Installing MBSA
  • Running the MBSA tool

Protecting Clients and Servers

  • Modifying user account control settings
  • Configuring Windows update policy
  • Using WSUS server for updates
  • Encrypting offline files
  • Configuring software-restriction policies
  • Adding the Web Server (IIS) role
  • Installing the WDS role

Protecting a Network

  • Identifying TCP ports
  • Identifying ports and services
  • Identifying types of firewall
  • Identifying the tunnel
  • Identifying tunneling protocols

Understanding Wireless Security

  • Identifying wireless protocols
  • Configuring Windows 7 wireless settings
  • Configuring wireless network settings

Understanding Physical Security

  • Identifying physical security devices
  • Modifying account policies
  • Configuring a removable storage access policy
  • Restricting access in the servers organizational unit
  • Creating OU in a Domain
  • Moving objects in OU
  • Creating a new GPO

Enforcing Confidentiality with Encryption

  • Understanding sender's process of digitally signing email
  • Encrypting email
  • Verifying a digital signature
  • Encrypting a file with EFS
  • Encrypting folders and files with EFS
  • Enabling BitLocker
  • Encrypting a USB drive

Understanding Certificates and a PKI

  • Creating an HTTPS session
  • Viewing certificate properties

Understanding Internet Explorer Security

  • Deleting the browsing history
  • Resetting IE settings
  • Viewing cookies and temporary files in IE
  • Configuring pop-up blocker settings
  • Adding a website to the trusted zone
  • Configuring security zones
  • Restricting a website
  • Modifying protected mode

Exam Information

The Microsoft's MTA certification is an industry recognized credential. This certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including various types of applications that run on Windows Server, Windows based networking, active directory, anti-malware products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports.

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Career Prospects

The Microsoft's MTA: Security Fundamentals Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Security Manager
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the Microsoft Technology Associate certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate should have knowledge and skills in various types of applications that run on Windows Server, Windows based networking, Active Directory, Anti-Malware products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 115

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft Security Fundamentals exam is administered by Certiport, Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Certiport: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The 98-367 exam consists of linear, multiple choice, hot area, drag and drops, build list and reorder, and build a tree questions. The test can be adaptive and simulation questions might be asked.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 98-367 examination, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, there is no waiting period before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A seven-day waiting period will be imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • A candidate may not take a given exam more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period would start the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate would then be eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. In order to take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an MTA exam, the candidate cannot take it again.
What is the validity of the certification?
Microsoft Technology Associate Certification does not expire. This certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 98-367-lab, click here.

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