I.T. Professionals

Azius offers seminars in six major areas of Windows technology: Windows operating system internals, troubleshooting and debugging, device drivers, Windows security, Windows source code, and Cyber-forensics. This page lists the seminars from each area that should be of most interest to I.T. professionals: System administrators, support staff, and security personnel.

Windows Internals & Performance

Windows is a complex operating system. To most effectively use it, develop for it, or support it, every Windows professional can benefit from knowledge of 1) how the system works inside, and 2) how to use the available tools to see how it's working and to troubleshoot it. Our focus in our Windows Internals seminars is not just on what the components of Windows are and what they do, but on how you can use that information to be a better developer, system administrator, driver developer, or even platform builder. Various Windows built-in tools, the SysInternals tools, the Windows Performance Toolkit, and the kernel debugger are used to help understand and analyze the system. In short, our Windows Internals seminars are the closest you can get to the operating system without source. (If you do have source access, we can present any of these in a "with source" form.) Why so many different "Windows Internals" seminars? Click here.

ID Title Level, etc Summary
INT150 Windows Internals Essentials Basic
2 days lecture only
A two-day "short course" covering the most important aspects of how Windows works.
INT201 Core Windows Internals Intermediate
3 days with labs

Presents the most important aspects of the internal design and implementation of the Windows operating system in a three-day lecture+demo/hands-on format. 

 
INT235 Windows Internals and Performance Toolkit Workshop Intermediate
5 days with labs

This seminar combines our Core Windows Internals seminar with in-depth coverage of the Windows Performance Toolkit, with extensive hands-on labs.

The Performance Toolkit is invaluable for nearly all Windows professionals, but requires in-depth knowledge of the operating system to use effectively. We use a tightly integrated approach to present Windows internals theory and then put the theory to immediate use in analyzing realistic scenarios and problems. 

INT250 Windows Internals Workshop Intermediate
5 days with labs

Our "flagship" Windows Internals seminar, covering more topics in more detail and with more hands-on time.

INT410 Windows Memory Management Internals Advanced
4 days with labs
This seminar provides a intensive, detailed study of the memory manager of current Windows operating systems.

Windows Troubleshooting and Debugging

In these seminars you will learn to apply the principles of operating system internals to general system troubleshooting, performance optimization, memory dump (blue screen) analysis, and live debugging.

ID Title Level, etc Summary
CMB221 Windows Internals, Troubleshooting, and Memory Dump Analysis Intermediate
5 days with labs
4 days lecture only

Learn how current Windows operating systems are designed and implemented, and immediately apply that knowledge to isolate the causes of system and application failures and performance problems. 

DBG211 Windows Debugging and Performance Analysis Intermediate
3 days with labs
2 days lecture only

This seminar teaches you how to use the Windows debugging tools, Performance utility, Performance Toolkit, event logs, and other tools. These will be used to diagnose performance problems and resource issues, to isolate the causes of operating system failures and system hangs, and to debug application failures. 

DBG211-1 Windows Debugging and Troubleshooting Essentials Intermediate
1 day lecture only

This seminar provides a fast but comprehensive introduction to the use of the Windows Debugging Tools, Windows Performance Toolkit, and other tools for "live" kernel mode debugging, memory dump analysis. and performance analysis. 

DBG274 Windows Driver Debugging and Crash Dump Analysis for Itanium Systems Advanced
1 day with labs

This seminar provides a fast introduction to kernel mode debugging and memory dump analysis on Itanium platforms.

DBG311 Windows Itanium Architecture and Debugging Advanced
4 days with labs
2 days lecture only

An extensive, in-depth tutorial on the use of the Microsoft Windows Debugging Tools on Itanium platforms.

DBG320 Mastering Windows Debugging Advanced
5 days with labs

 NEW!  Go beyond the basics of debugging with this intensive seminar. 

Windows Security

Security is everyone's foremost concern these days. We've extensively researched the security enhancements in Windows to bring you seminars on Windows security internals and configuration - plus, one on effectively using the current cryptopgraphy APIs.

ID Title Level, etc Summary
SEC240 Windows Security Internals Intermediate
4 days with labs
3 days lecture only

Security is one of the most important responsibilities of a multi-user operating system. Windows provides an enormous number of security features, many of them added quite recently, many of them still unknown to users and system administrators. This seminar presents the security features of Windows in "internals" terms, covering not only administrator-level controls and visibility, but also describing their internal implementation, their visibility, and tradeoffs of their use.

SEC250 Hardening Windows Systems Intermediate
3 days with labs

This seminar teaches how to "lock down" a Windows server and its clients to ensure reliable and secure operation, consistent with the enterprise’s unique security policies.