After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Install and configure domain controllers.
• Manage objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell.
• Implement AD DS in complex environments.
• Implement AD DS sites, and configure and manage replication.
• Implement and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
• Manage user settings by using GPOs.
• Secure AD DS and user accounts.
• Implement and manage a certificate authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS.
• Deploy and manage certificates.
• Implement and administer AD FS.
• Implement and administer Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
• Implement synchronization between AD DS and Azure AD.
• Monitor, troubleshoot, and establish business continuity for AD DS services.
• Module 1: Installing and configuring domain controllers
o This module describes features of AD DS and how to install domain controllers (DCs). It also covers the considerations for deploying DCs.
• Module 2: Managing objects in AD DS
o This module describes how to use various techniques to manage objects in AD DS. This includes creating and configuring user, group, and computer objects.
• Module 3: Advanced AD DS infrastructure management
o This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests. The module provides an overview of the components in an advanced AD DS deployment, the process of implementing a distributed AD DS environment, and the procedure for configuring AD DS trusts.
• Module 4: Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication
o This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations. The module explains how replication works in a Windows Server 2016 AD DS environment.
• Module 5: Implementing Group Policy
o This module describes how to implement a GPO infrastructure. The module provides an overview of the components and technologies that compose the Group Policy framework.
• Module 6: Managing user settings with Group Policy
o This module describes how to configure Group Policy settings and Group Policy preferences. This includes implementing administrative templates, configuring folder redirection and scripts, and configuring Group Policy preferences.
• Module 7: Securing Active Directory Domain Services
o This module describes how to configure domain controller security, account security, password security, and Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA).
• Module 8: Monitoring, managing, and recovering AD DS
o This module describes how to monitor, manage, and maintain AD DS to help achieve high availability of AD DS.
• Module 9: Implementing AD DS synchronization with Microsoft Azure AD
o This module describes how to plan and configure directory syncing between Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and on-premises AD DS. The modules describes various sync scenarios, such as Azure AD sync, AD FS and Azure AD, and Azure AD Connect.
This course is intended for existing IT professionals who have some AD DS knowledge and experience and who aim to develop knowledge about identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2016. This would typically include:
• AD DS administrators who are looking to train in identity and access technologies with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
• System or infrastructure administrators with general AD DS experience and knowledge who are looking to cross-train in core and advanced identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
Before attending this course, students must have:
• Some exposure to and experience with AD DS concepts and technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
• Experience working with and configuring Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016
• Experience and an understanding of core networking technologies such as IP addressing, name resolution, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
• Experience working with and an understanding of Microsoft Hyper-V and basic server virtualization concepts.
• An awareness of basic security best practices.
• Hands-on working experience with Windows client operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
• Basic experience with the Windows PowerShell command-line interface.