Masterclass: Hacking and Securing Windows Infrastructure

Live Virtual Class – Super Intensive Remote Training with Labs!
(9:00am – 4:00pm CEST Monday to Friday)
3000 EUR 3500 EUR (net)
Early-bird offer valid till 3rd March!

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Masterclass: Hacking and Securing Windows Infrastructure

This is an international Live Virtual Class where you will be able to share the learning experience with a group of IT pros from around the world without leaving your home or office! The class is taught fully remotely in English by CQURE Cybersecurity Experts. In order to ensure the highest quality and unique learning experience, the course is limited to 12 participants by default, or supported by an assistant instructor if the number of delegates exceeds 12. During this course, you will have the opportunity to go through CQURE’s custom lab exercises, interact with our world-renowned Expert and receive a lifelong certification after completing the course!

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Upcoming Live Virtual Classes

Live Virtual Class Length Start Date Instructor
Pay & enroll 5 days-35h 18.03.2024 Paula Januszkiewicz
Pay & enroll 5 days-35h 17.06.2024 Paula Januszkiewicz, Mike Jankowski-Lorek, PhD

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Loads of Knowledge

This is a deep dive course on infrastructure services security, a must-go for enterprise administrators, security officers and architects. It is delivered by one of the best people in the market in the security field – with practical knowledge from tons of successful projects, many years of real-world experience, great teaching skills and no mercy for misconfigurations or insecure solutions. In this workshop you will investigate the critical tasks for a high-quality penetration test. We will look at the most efficient ways to map a network and discover target systems and services. Once it has been done, we will search for vulnerabilities and reduce false positives with manual vulnerability verification. At the end we will look at exploitation techniques, including the use of authored and commercial tools. In the attack summary we will always go through the securing techniques.

Exploits are not the only way to get to systems! We will go through the operating systems’ build in problems and explore how they can be beneficial for hackers! One of the most important things to conduct a successful attack is to understand how the targets work. To the bones! Afterwards everything is clear and the tool is just a matter of our need.
The course covers all aspects of Windows infrastructure security from the hacker’s mind perspective! Our goal is to show and teach you what kind of mechanisms are allowing to get inside the infrastructure and how to get into operating systems. After the course you will gain penetration tester’s knowledge and tools.

To get more practice we offer three extra weeks of labs online!

Implementation workshop

Covering all aspects of Windows infrastructure security that everyone talks about, this workshop will teach you how to implement securing technologies one by one. During this course you will learn how to design and implement secure infrastructures based on the reasonable balance between security and comfort with a deep understanding of a cyber attacker’s capabilities. The course is limited to 12 participants, so reserve your spot today!

This course is ideal for:

Enterprise administrators, infrastructure architects, security professionals, systems engineers, network administrators, IT professionals, security consultants and other people responsible for implementing network and perimeter security.

To attend this training, you should have a good hands-on experience in administering Windows infrastructure. At least 8 years in the field is recommended.

Unique exercises:

All exercises are based on Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Windows 10 and Kali Linux. This course is based on practical knowledge from tons of successful projects, many years of real-world experience and no mercy for misconfigurations or insecure solutions! Remember that the labs will stay online for an extra three weeks so you may practice even more after the training is completed!

Platform and Technical Requirements:

To participate in the course you need a Stable internet connection. For best learning experience we also need you to have a webcam, headphones and a microphone. Open RDP port 3391 for the connection to the Lab environment is needed as well. We will setup a secure Zoom classroom for every day of the course – we will send you a safe link to join the conference by e-mail.


After finishing the course, you will be granted a CQURE Certificate of Completion. Please note that after completing the course you will also be eligible for CPE points!


Remote Delivery

We are Experts in remote delivery. In the past year, we have organized over 200 days of trainings and we have tested many solutions. The experience remains the same as in the case of face-to-face trainings – a personalized, lab intense training with a lot of interaction between you and the instructor.

Virtual Labs

You will be granted a lab access for the duration of the training and a complementary access for additional 3 weeks after the training concludes with new challenging exercise instructions. With the extra self-study materials, you will be able to refresh your knowledge, acquire new skills and practically apply the techniques you have just learned.

Lifelong Certification

What is wonderful about our certification is that it is lifetime valid with no renewal fees – the technology changes, but fundamentals and attitude remain mostly the same. Our Virtual Certificates, which entitle you to collect CPE Points, are issued via Accredible.


Module 1

Hacking Windows Platform

  1. Detecting unnecessary services
  2. Misusing service accounts
  3. Implementing rights, permissions and privileges

Module 2

Top 50 tools: the attacker’s best friends

  1. Practical walkthrough through tools
  2. Using tools against scenarios
  3. Tools for Red Team / Pentesters
  4. Tools for Blue Team

Module 3

Modern Malware

  1. Techniques used by modern malware
  2. Advanced Persistent Threats
  3. Fooling common protection mechanisms

Module 4

Physical Access

  1. Misusing USB and other ports
  2. Offline Access techniques
  3. BitLocker unlocking

Module 5

Intercepting Communication

  1. Communicating through firewalls
  2. Misusing Remote Access
  3. DNS based attacks

Module 6

Hacking Web Server

  1. Detecting unsafe servers
  2. Hacking HTTPS
  3. Distributed Denial of Service attacks

Module 7

Data in-Security

  1. Using incorrect file servers’ configuration
  2. Basic SQL Server attacks
  3. Detecting and attacking common network servers

Module 8

Identity attacks

  1. Pass-the-Hash attacks
  2. Stealing the LSA Secrets
  3. Modern identity attacks techniques

Module 9

Hacking automation

  1. Misusing administrative scripts
  2. Script based scanning
  3. PowerShell for pen-testers

Module 10

Designing Secure Windows Infrastructure

  1. Modern attacks and prevention techniques
  2. Malware execution prevention
  3. Enterprise scale security challenges

Module 11

Securing Windows Platform

  1. Defining and disabling unnecessary services
  2. Implementing secure service accounts
  3. Implementing rights, permissions and privileges
  4. Code signing

Module 12

Malware Protection

  1. Malware investigation techniques
  2. Analyzing cases of real malware
  3. Implementing protection mechanisms

Module 13

Managing Physical Security

  1. Mitigating Offline Access
  2. Implementing and managing BitLocker
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Paula Januszkiewicz

Founder and CEO of CQURE, MVP

Harvard Business School graduate, member of the Technical Advisory Board at the Royal Bank of Scotland/Natwest, and world class cybersecurity Expert with over 19 years of experience in the field and access to the source code of Windows. She delivers keynotes and sessions at the biggest world conferences, being often a top-rated speaker. Together with her Team, she also designs security awareness programs, performs architecture consulting, and creates various security tools (CQTools).

Mike Jankowski-Lorek, PhD

CQURE Director of Consulting, Cybersecurity Expert, Trainer

Cybersecurity Expert with more than 20 years of experience in the field. Dr. Mike designs and implements solutions for organization identity and access, databases, network, as well as security monitoring and management. He also has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and since 2007, he has been a teacher at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw. His areas of expertise include Windows Infrastructure Security, cloud solutions, and Database Servers Security.

Michael Grafnetter

Cybersecurity Expert

Michael is an expert on Windows Security, Microsoft Azure and PowerShell, he holds a master’s degree in Software Engineering and in early 2021 he was awarded with the Microsoft Azure Most Valuable Professional title. He is an 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. His unique DSInternals Framework exposes many undocumented Active Directory security features, and it has already been integrated into multiple 3rd party solutions for Identity Management and Active Directory Disaster Recovery.



The course is perfect for enterprise administrators, infrastructure architects, security professionals, systems engineers, network administrators, IT professionals, security consultants.


We recommend to have at least 8 years in the field and experience in administering Windows infrastructure.


All the exercises are based on Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Windows 10 and Kali Linux.

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“The instructor, course content and lab exercises were very good. What impacted my satisfaction with the course the most was the knowledge of Paula. I would recommend this course to anyone whose job fits to this topic.”

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Infra developer - ASR Nederland SV

“The depth of the topics combined with the good exercises and additional information was simply outstanding.”

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