Protecting Windows Systems with Access Controls, Encryption & Group Policy - ITE 003


Protecting Windows Systems with Access Controls, Encryption & Group Policy - ITE 003

Course Description

In this course, you'll get hands-on experience configuring and managing security on Windows servers. Topics include access controls and authentication, encryption, application rules, and Group Policy objects. The course addresses security in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.


You should have 6 to 12 months of experience supporting Windows servers and clients.

Curriculum Hours


Course Objectives

  1. Explain security features of the Microsoft Windows operating systems.
  2. Implement secure access controls when setting up Microsoft Windows in a given organization.
  3. Set up encryption in a given organization to secure Windows environment.
  4. Define and apply Group Policy controls in Microsoft Windows.

Potential Jobs/Job Roles

Completion of this course contributes toward qualifications required for: Computer/systems security specialist, forensic analyst/specialist, information security analyst/data security analyst (entry level), network security specialist

Cost: $299

Registering for this course

Current Charter Oak State College Students

Please call the Registrar's Office at (860) 515-3702 to register for this course.

Visiting Students (not currently enrolled at Charter Oak State College)

  • Request an account in our ACORN Student Portal to be able to register for courses
    • For the question "In what division are you planning to take courses?", choose "Non-Credit"
  • Once you have been issued an account, log in to ACORN, and visit the Course Search
  • Choose "2014-2015 Academic Year - Fall" from the "Term" drop-down
  • Choose "Information Technology" from the "Department" drop-down
  • Press the "Search" button
  • Add the course using the checkbox next to the course name, or click the course code, then click "Add" from there.
  • You will then be able to pay for the courses


  • All courses in the Cybersecurity Workforce Education Program are non-credit courses.
  • All courses are self-guided, with a 15-week access period to the course material.
  • Course takers will take a final exam as part of the last unit of the course. A grade of 70 or higher is required to earn a course certificate indicating successful completion of the course.
  • Course labs have minimum software and system requirements.
  • These courses are not a test preparation program, but they do cover the domain areas consistent with cybersecurity.