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Course 10969: Active Directory Services with Windows Server

Duration: 90-days online access
ILT Classroom: 5 days
Audience: IT Professionals
Certification: n/a
Exam: n/a
Level: 300

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Overview

About this course
Get Hands on practice administering AD technologies in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in this Microsoft Official Course.

You will learn the skills you need to better manage and protect data access and information, simplify deployment and management of your identity infrastructure, and provide more secure access to data. You will learn how to configure some of the key features in Active Directory such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Work Folders, Work Place Join, Certificate Services, Rights Management Services (RMS), Federation Services, as well as integrating your on premise environment with cloud based technologies such as Windows Azure Active Directory. As part of the learning experience, you will perform hands-on exercises in a virtual lab environment..

Audience profile
This course is intended for IT Professionals who have Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) experience and are looking to for a single course that will further develop knowledge and skills using Access and Information Protection technologies in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. This would typically include:

  • AD DS Administrators who are looking to further develop skills in the latest Access and Information Protection technologies with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • System or Infrastructure administrators with general AD DS experience and knowledge who are lookig to build upon that core knowledge and cross-train into advanced Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT Pros who have taken course 10967: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure, and are looking to build upon that Active directory knowledge.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand available solutions for identity management and be able to address scenarios with appropriate solutions.
  • Deploy and administer AD DS in Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Secure AD DS deployment.
  • Implement AD DS sites, configure and manage replication
  • Implement and manage Group Policy
  • Manage user settings with Group Policy
  • Implement certification authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS and how to manage CAs.
  • Implement, deploy and manage certificates.
  • Implement and manage AD RMS.
  • Implement and administer AD FS.
  • Secure and provision data access using technologies such as Dynamic Access Control, Work Folders and Workplace Join
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and establish business continuity for AD DS services.
  • Implement Windows Azure Active Directory.
  • Implement and administer Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS).

Pre-requisites
Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience working with AD DS
  • Experience working in a Windows Server Infrastructure enterprise environment
  • Experience working with and troubleshooting core networking infrastructure technologies such as name resolution, IP Addressing, DNS and DHCP
  • Experience working with Hyper-V and Server Virtualization concepts
  • An awareness and understanding of general security best practices
  • Experience working hands on with Windows Client operating systems such as Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Overview of Access and Information Protection
    This module provides an overview of multiple Access and Information Protection (AIP) technologies and services what are available with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 from a business perspective and maps business problems to technical solutions. It also includes coverage of Forefront Identify Manager (FIM).
  • Module 2: Advanced Deployment and Administration of AD DS
    This module explains how to deploy AD DS remotely and describes the virtualization safeguards, cloning abilities and extending AD DS to the cloud.
  • Module 3: Securing AD DS
    This module describes the threats to domain controllers and what methods can be used to secure the AD DS and its domain controllers. Implementing Account Security and Audit Authentication.
  • Module 4: Implementing and Administering AD DS Sites and Replication
    This module explains how AD DS replicates information between domain controllers within a single site and throughout multiple sites. This module also explains how to create multiple sites and how to monitor replication to help optimize AD DS replication and authentication traffic.
  • Module 5: Implementing Group Policy
    This module describes Group Policy, how it works, and how best to implement it within your organization.
  • Module 6: Managing User Settings with Group Policy
    This module describes how to how to use GPO Administrative Templates, Folder Redirection, and Group Policy features to configure users’ computer settings. Administrative Templates, Folder Redirection and Scripts, Group Policy Preferences.
  • Module 7: Deploying and Managing AD CS
    This module explain how to deploy and manage Certificate Authorities (CAs) with AD Certificate Services (AD CS).
  • Module 8: Deploying and Managing Certificates
    This module describes certificate usage in business environments and explains how to deploy and manage certificates, configure certificate templates and manage enrolment process. This module also covers the deployment and management of smart cards.
  • Module 9: Implementing and Administering AD RMS
    This module introduces AD Rights Management Services (AD RMS). It also describes how to deploy AD RMS, how to configure content protection, and how to make AD RMS–protected documents available to external users.
  • Module 10: Implementing and Administering AD FS
    This module explains AD FS, and then provides details on how to configure AD FS in both a single organization scenario and in a partner organization scenario. This module also describes the Web Application Proxy feature in Windows Server 2012 R2 that functions as an AD FS proxy and reverse proxy for web-based applications.
  • Module 11: Implementing Secure Shared File Access
    This module explains how to use Dynamic Access Control (DAC), Work Folders, Work place Join and how to plan and implement these technologies.
  • Module 12: Monitoring, Managing, and Recovering AD DS
    This module explains how to use tools that help monitor performance in real time, and how to record performance over time to spot potential problems by observing performance trends. This module also explains how to optimize and protect your directory service and related identity and access solutions so that if a service does fail, you can restart it as quickly as possible.
  • Module 13: Implementing Windows Azure Active Directory
    This module explains the concepts and technologies in Windows Azure Active Directory and how to implement and integrate it within your organization.
  • Module 14: Implementing and Administering AD LDS
    This module explains how to deploy and configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS).

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