Masterclass: Internet Information Services Management (IIS)

Internet Information Services is a solution that can be delivered in a couple of hours as well as in 3 weeks – we practiced both options! IIS is a never-ending subject that requires a deep-dive if you consider using it for web farm administration or if you want to become familiar with IIS behavior in particular situations.

During this intensive 4 days training students will be introduced to the process of configuring advanced IIS features, configuring security settings, performing advanced troubleshooting and monitoring. You will learn everything you need to maintain and provide availability to business Web Application platform.


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. 

Virtual labs / exercises:

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.

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

Course content:

Module 1: Introducing, installing and configuring IIS 10 on Windows Server 2016

  • Introducing Internet Information Services 10
  • Comparing previous versions of IIS
  • Installing the Web Server (IIS) role in Windows Server 2019
  • Post-installation administration tasks

Module 2: Administering Web Sites

  • Creating a Web Site, Application, Virtual Directory
  • Managing Security settings for Web Sites
  • Administering Web Site logging
  • Configuring Failed Request Tracing
  • Managing Virtual Directories and remote content
  • Configuring Authentication Types
  • Configuring Bindings

Module 3: Administering Applications and Application Pools

  • Managing Application Pools and Applications
  • Global Application Initializations
  • Managing Application Pool Identity
  • Managing Worker Processes and requests
  • CPU Throttling: Sand-boxing Sites and Applications
  • Idle Worker Process Page-Out

Module 4: Configuring Application Development Settings

  • ASP.NET Security Settings
  • ASP.NET Application Development Settings
  • Configuring ASP.NET
  • Working with .NET Core

Module 5: IIS 10 functionality extensions

  • Architecture Extensions
  • Managing Extensions
  • Functionality Extensions
  • Performance Extensions
  • Security Extensions
  • Administrative extensions

Module 6: Managing IIS 10 Modules

  • Adding IIS 10 Modules
  • Administering IIS 10 Modules

Module 7: Securing the IIS 10 platform and web environment

  • Configuring security settings on Windows Server 2019
  • Centralized SSL Certificate Support
  • Secure Web Site settings
  • Configuring authentication and authorization
  • Restricting Web Site access
  • Secure Web Server implementation scenario

Module 8: IIS 10 Functionality extensions

  • Enabling and configuring remote administration
  • Enabling and configuring delegated administration
  • Enabling and configuring feature delegation
  • Managing application Host.config and Web.config access levels
  • Security considerations for remote management

Module 9: Configuring FTP Server on IIS 10

  • Managing FTP Authentication
  • Managing FTP Authorization
  • Configuring FTP Logging
  • Configuring FTP Logon Attempt Restrictions
  • Administering FTP Request Filtering
  • Configuring FTP User Isolation

Module 10: Managing IIS 10 from the command line

  • Tools overview
  • Advanced management with PowerShell
  • Tools for Running Administrative Tasks in IIS
  • Automating management with Appcmd
  • IIS 10 and scripting
  • 3rd party management tools


This training is not related to any specific certification.