Microsoft Security Fundamentals

Learn the Fundamentals of Information Security for the Windows Operating System


Welcome to the Microsoft Security Fundamentals course from Alton Hardin, which was designed, based on the Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) 98-367 Security Fundamentals certification.

This course was originally designed for the Microsoft MTA 98-367 certification and successfully prepared hundreds of my former students to prepare and successfully pass the MTA exam. Microsoft retired all of its MTA certifications on June 30, 2022 to refocus its certifications on the cloud-computing platforms (Azure, M365, etc.).

Because this has been such a successful course, and it provides a lot of value to aspiring and entry-level IT professionals, I’ve updated it to be a non-certification beginner’s Microsoft security fundamentals course.


  • 13 Hours of Lecture & Live Demonstration Videos
  • 15 Section Quizzes
  • Downloadable Course Videos for Offline Viewing with Udemy Mobile App and PDF Lectures of Course PowerPoint Slides


"I binged-watched your 98-367 course over two days. I made notes as I went along, and booked the exam for this evening. I wrote the exam at 5pm Eastern tonight and passed with a 90%. Thank you so much for the great course! I'm sure there are others who would join with me saying, 'We hope you educate us with more courses'."


"I wasn't aware of this course until 2 days before my scheduled exam. I went through and selectively watched topics I was weak on and took most of the quizzes and practice test. The instructor was very professional and spoke very clearly. I supplemented this with the official practice exam software through MeasureUp. In all, I studied a week or so and passed the exam with a score of 811."


"Great course! Passed my MTA 98-367 exam on the first try!!!"


"I found your course 3 days before my exam. I literally went through all the lectures and the quizzes. I have taken the exam before and failed, this time I was keen on passing. Honestly your lectures really helped put everything together. Very nicely done! I would highly recommend this for anyone taking the MTA Security Fundamental exam. It’s totally worth it. Thank you so much for helping me!"



  • Core Security Principles
  • Physical Security
  • Internet Security
  • Wireless Security
  • User Authentication
  • Windows Permissions
  • Windows Password Policies
  • Window Audit Policies
  • Encryption
  • Malware
  • Firewalls
  • Network Isolation
  • Protocol Security
  • Client Protection
  • Email Protection
  • Server Protection

Once you complete this course, you'll have a sound understanding of essential IT security concepts, as well as Microsoft operating system IT security essentials!

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Your Instructor

Alton Hardin
Alton Hardin

Alton Hardin is an educator, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional with 20 years of experience, that has a fond love for teaching and helping his students excel.

He has earned two graduate degrees, an M.B.A. and M.S. in IT Network Management; moreover, he currently holds multiple IT industry certifications, including the CISSP, ITIL, Security+, Network+, Project+, eJPT, MTA, and several other certifications.

Alton has always had a fond love for teaching. As an undergraduate, he group tutored chemistry students and as a graduate student, he taught a GMAT prep course. Upon graduating from his MBA program, he began teaching as an adjunct professor for the School of Business & Public Administration at his local state university in the field of Information Systems and IT Management.

He is also the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School, an online poker school dedicated to micro stakes poker players, where he provides a wide array of free and low-cost poker resources and poker training, included poker strategy articles and poker training video series.

Course Curriculum

  Section 3: Domain 1 Overview: Understanding Security Layers
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  Section 7: Domain 2 Overview: Understanding Operating System Security
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  Section 14: Domain 3 Overview: Understanding Network Security
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  Section 18: Domain 4 Overview: Understanding Security Software
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  Section 22: Congratulations & Next Steps
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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