Explore Microsoft Defender


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

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Use Microsoft Defender to detect and quarantine malware.
  • Describe the purpose of a firewall.
  • Describe Windows Defender Firewall functionality.
  • Explain network-location profiles.
  • Explain the increased functionality of Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security.


  • 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.