Configure threat protection


This learning path introduces students to protecting devices from external threats. This path will teach students about using encryption, firewalls, and IPSec to help protect against threats.


  • Students should have a basic understanding of computer networks and hardware concepts.
  • Students should have a basic understanding of OS and Application concepts.
  • Students should have experience with using Windows 10 or later.

Modules in this learning path

In this module, you will learn about malware and common network-related security threats and the steps that you can take to mitigate them.

The module explains how Microsoft Defender can be used to protect against malware and reduce exposure to attacks using a firewall.

This module explains the benefits of using encryption to protect drives and files against unauthorized access.

This module describes how connection security rules can be used to provide additional security to protect data transmitted across networks.

This module explores additional tools used to provide additional layers of security within an organization.