Only Once a Year
You’ll only learn things that will be crucial and most relevant in the following 2024. We run the training only once a year, always with the newest content.
By Paula Januszkiewicz · Sami Laiho · CQURE Academy Experts
Upgrade your cybersecurity skills with The Advanced Windows Security Course – our flagship certified online course designed by industry experts for ambitious cybersecurity geeks who want to perform at the highest level in the upcoming year!
Step into the Pro League
In the realm of cybersecurity, knowledge is the ultimate currency. While it may appear that the digital world offers unlimited access to information, it’s critical to discern that not all information holds significant value.
We’re thrilled to invite you to join our exclusive course, a platform where esteemed experts share their hard-earned wisdom from the frontlines of the battle against cybercrime. This is not a run-of-the-mill course targeting the broad market. Instead, our call resonates with impressive individuals who have showcased noteworthy achievements and harbor the ambition to ascend the ranks of the cybersecurity elite.
Since launching the ADVANCED WINDOWS SECURITY COURSE back in 2016, it’s been an absolute delight for us to host this event each year. We’ve built incredible connections with countless participants, all united by their eagerness to strengthen their skills in cybersecurity. It is heartening to witness the unwavering support from our community and their enthusiastic participation in this quest for cybersecurity excellence.
Make your mark and capture the attention of potential employers in 2024 with this certified online course by CQURE. This unique course takes place ONLY once a year and each iteration offers a fresh perspective. Enrollment is exclusive to a select group of 100 students, chosen meticulously through a stringent application process.
Crafted by award-winning experts working on the cutting edge of the security industry, our six-week course for intermediate and advanced professionals holds practicality at its core. You’ll acquire the tools and techniques necessary to fortify your Windows operating system against threats in 2024, irrespective of your work location.
Venture into the Dark Side and Validate Your Worth
Our course empowers you to think like an adversary, enabling you to detect and rectify vulnerabilities in your system before they can be exploited. We deep dive into the most daunting threats and pinpoint configuration mistakes that could culminate in data or financial losses.
Earning the 2024 Windows Security Master certificate is more than just a personal achievement; it’s an outward expression of your commitment to upgrading your skills and propelling your career forward. Join us in our annual cybersecurity journey, and let’s embark on a trailblazing adventure together in 2024!
The Advanced Windows Security Course for 2024 will cover a diverse range of 12 subjects, all hand-selected by our globally acclaimed TOP cybersecurity experts – Paula Januszkiewicz, Sami Laiho, and Mike Jankowski-Lorek to name a few. The crucial topics are set to define the field in 2024, equipping you with the foresight and knowledge to stay ahead of the curve.
The agenda for the course will cover: During the course you will learn how to handle the incident, perform memory & disk forensics, harden Active Directory infrastructure and implement a secure authentication process using Kerberos. We will also cover how to master log files and implement AD/AAD tiering & Privileged Access Workstations. As for the security in the cloud, the Advanced Windows Security Course will go through the topics of zero trust architecture, deploying passkey authentication with Microsoft Entra ID and adopting MDTI & its integration with Microsoft Sentinel. This is only a tip of the iceberg so buckle up and prepare for the knowledge!
In the meantime, don’t miss out on our exclusive presale discount. It’s an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss the PRESALE APPLICATION and the special price of $1899 that comes with it!
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How is this course different from others?
You’ll only learn things that will be crucial and most relevant in the following 2024. We run the training only once a year, always with the newest content.
You’ll skip the fluff and go straight to the advanced stuff. The pace is quite intense, so expect a smoke coming out of your ears.
The training is pretty hands-on, because it has been designed by passionate practitioners and obsessive researchers from CQURE Team.
We’ll bring a bunch of experts on board with Paula Januszkiewicz and Sami Laiho among teachers and the hosts of the program.
You’ll join our 2-hour long live classes on a special interactive platform – happening twice a week at 7PM CET (10AM PST / 1PM EST).
You’ll go through 12 modules in 6 weeks. We’re not fluffing around, you’ve been warned.
We organise this course only once a year. Every next edition is updated with new tools and challenges.
After every class you’ll be able to ask questions.
We’ve prepared for you slides, extra materials and homework for each session.
You’ll get a full year of online access to all the recordings (counted from the first class).
During the course you’ll have access to a special training platform where you can safely test your hacks.
You’ll become a member of a closed DISCORD group, where you can not only share your challenges and geeky jokes… but also network.
You’ll receive an official CQURE certificate “Windows Security Master 2024″ after passing the final exam. Yes, there will be a final exam. And 24hrs counting towards your CPE’s.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be an online final exam covering all 12 modules. To receive an official CQURE certificate “Windows Security Master 2024” you have to get at least 70% of the answers right. We highly recommend that you don’t leave the revision until the last minute. 😉
Paula Januszkiewicz, MVP, MCT and Microsoft Regional Director has 18 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, performing penetration tests, architecture consulting, trainings and seminars. She has performed hundreds of security projects, including those for governmental organizations and big enterprises, at the same time being a top speaker and a keynote speaker at many well-known conferences.
Sami Laiho is one of the world’s leading professionals in the Windows OS troubleshooting and security. Sami has been working with and teaching OS troubleshooting, management and security for more than 25 years. In 2018, Sami’s two sessions were evaluated as the Top 2 sessions (out of 1700+ sessions) at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando.
Mike Jankowski-Lorek is a solution architect, developer, data scientist and security expert with more than 18-years’ experience in the field. He designs and implements solutions for organization identity and access databases, network and security monitoring and management, mainly working in Microsoft ecosystem for medium to enterprise level organizations. Mike holds multiple certifications, especially security, database and software development related. As a passionate person he loves sharing his knowledge.
Michael is an expert on Active Directory security who works as a cybersecurity consultant, trainer, and researcher. He is best known as the author of the open-source Directory Services Internals (DSInternals) PowerShell module and Thycotic Weak Password Finder, tools used by security auditors and penetration testers worldwide. He holds a master’s degree in Software Engineering and is Microsoft MVP.
Piotr Pawlik is CQURE’s Cybersecurity Expert, System Engineer and Unified Communications Expert with experience in design, implementation, and support for Microsoft solutions. During his work for Orange Business Services, Piotr was responsible for planning and deployment of security solutions for the biggest customers in Poland (insurance, banking, education and government sectors) and many customers located in Europe. Piotr’s main areas of expertise are: Microsoft Private Cloud (Hyper-V virtualization and System Center 2012), Microsoft Public Cloud (Office 365 and Azure), Microsoft Exchange Server 2010/2013, Lync Server 2010/2013, Office Communications Servers and Windows Server family. His additional experience includes disaster recovery, capacity planning, virtualization and business continuity. Excellent problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills.
Software engineer with over 20 years of professional experience in all aspects of data platform development. He has participated in a number of projects in international environments and possesses practical knowledge of procedures and tools which are necessary for successful implementation of such projects. Damian currently focuses on building solutions based on Microsoft Azure environment including complex database driven systems, machine learning, big data processing, tuning and optimization. As an experienced trainer, speaker and columnist, he is always eager to take part in new engagements. In 2022, for the 14th time, he has been awarded Microsoft’s Data Platform MVP. In addition, he holds various Microsoft Certifications since 2004: Microsoft Certified Trainer, Solution Developer and Application Developer for .NET, Database Administrator, Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert.
Who Is It For
This program is for you, if you want to level up and become key expert in your company (or even in your field). We promise to challenge your ways of thinking and executing.
Attendee needs to have general fluency in Windows environment (including security skills, penetration testing etc.) Active Directory related knowledge is required. Take the quiz to see where are you at.
If you are a newbie you can still apply, but the program WILL NOT cover the basics — so it might be really challenging for you to get in or to keep up with the group.
What CQURE Academy Students say
IT Security Specialist
AWSC18 helped me to better understand what are the security risks, how to identify them and how to protect against them primary in Microsoft on premise and cloud environments. I earned valuable knowledge and also it helped me to develop our security department in my team. I am looking forward for another courses from CQURE Academy.
Security Principal Consultant | Presidio
All of their classes are based on their real world experience with the products, not just the typical Official Curriculum style classes that teach you things for an exam, but that you will never use. You’ll find that all of the material you’ll learn in the class will be used, at some point, in your security career.
CTO | IT.innovation.4U GmbH
Totally professional, total great stuff, in-depth knowledge and a perfect Learning Atmosphere! I like it! Thanks so much for sharing your experience and knowledge!
SQL Server DBA | AT&T
All of their classes are based on their real world experience with the products, not just the typical Official Curriculum style classes that teach you things for an exam, but that you will never use. You’ll find that all of the material you’ll learn in the on-premise will be used, at some point, in your security career.
Azure Security Infrastructure Consultant | Microsoft
During AWSC course I have learned about various attack techniques against credentials, secrets and Windows OS. I also obtained knowledge on mitigation possibilities. The course help me to have more confidence in my cyber security skills and have more meaningful discussion about the threats with my customers.
Information Security Advisor | Norwegian Police
As it also happened before, Paula Januszkiewicz knows how to blow your mind. As great athletes make their discipline look easy when you watch them perform, so Paula makes Windows purr like a little kitten. Even though I am fully aware of how much I still don’t know, after a course such as this Windows is not mysterious anymore. This is a great feeling.
IT Expert | ING Bank Śląski
I’ve recently attended a training held by CQURE. It was PACKED with knowledge and tools. Of course another course not everything was discussed in details (lack of time)on-premise but CQURE team delivered a great value within just a few hours. I was a student not so long ago and I wish that our universities were teaching as efficiently as CQURE does.
Senior Professional System Engineer | CSC Norway
We have learned a lot about IIS, hacking and much much more. Our motivation has increased during this course and of course great interest in your work Paula. Impressed with your enthusiastic energic way of presenting.
We’ll be taking on board 100 students only. Admission is selective. We prioritize: your skills and professional achievements, but also your attitude and how you can contribute to the group — so that we all can learn from each other. Good luck!
Frequently Asked Questions
This course is for geeks who want to become advanced Windows security experts. If you want to set yourself (and your company) apart from your competition, this is the course for you. You must already be fluent in the Windows environment (including security skills, penetration testing etc.). Active Directory related knowledge is required. We already have a great group of approved applicants from the Microsoft Ignite Conference where we did a soft launch of this course. Including:
In order to qualify for the course, you need to complete the application form here. The application is FREE 🙂 We will review the applications to see if you qualify, we will email you straight after we approve your application. If you do not qualify, we will also inform you by email. If we need more information from you, we may ask you to schedule a short interview with a member of our team. After we approve your application, you will have some time to submit your payment. You can pay online (recommended) or contact us to pay via your company payables department.
Well.. not exactly. You must pass the final exam to receive a certification (it is a part of the course so no additional payment is required). To pass the exam, you must answer 70% of the questions correctly. When you pass the exam, you will receive a CQURE Academy Certificate – “Windows Security Master 2024.”
Once your application is approved and you pay your tuition, this is what you will get access to:
CQURE Academy design CQURE Labs are a great battlefield! You will learn how to hack and secure in a safe environment. Virtual lab can be accessed from anywhere where there is an Internet connection. After login, you will have full access to preconfigured virtual machines (with great performance) where you will be able to attack different targets, search for misconfigurations, search for the evidence and other interesting and very practical activities. During the training you will be given certain tasks to do at home and because CQURE Lab can be accessed anytime, during the day and night – you plan your activities by yourself, depending on your availability and mood! Technically CQURE Lab is a set of virtual machines available through RDP connection. You will obtain your own username, password and connection parameters and you can connect to the lab from any RDP client.
You get full access to all Live Session video recordings. We highly encourage you to participate in the live sessions so you can interact with us and the other students live online. You will learn best when we help you work through your questions. Keep up with the course flow we have designed will help you hold yourself accountable to complete the course in a timely manner. That being said, we understand life and work happen. That is why you will have access to all of the material for 12 months.
We are not just a training company. All of our experts spend 60% of their time working as consultants on client cases around the world. We split the rest of our time evenly between research and teaching. This allows us to stay up to date on cutting edge security knowledge, skills and tools that other training institutes lack. This rare. Every year’s course will be completely rebuilt to keep up with emerging security trends. Finally, we believe the best way to make you learn is to keep the course fun, social, an interactive. We are cool geeks 🙂 Paula is widely recognized as the best speaker and trainer at international security conferences. At the Microsoft Ignite 2015, unofficial polling marked her as the best speaker (no, we did not ‘hack’ the results!).