M10969 Active Directory Services with Windows Server


The 5 day M10969 active directory training course provides hands on instruction and practice administering Active Directory technologies in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. 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.

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The M10969 course will teach you 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.

Target Audience:

The M10969 course is intended for Information Technology (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 Professionals who have taken the M10967: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure course and are looking to build upon that Active directory knowledge.


M10969 Prerequisites:

¨       Experience working with Active Directory Domain Services (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, Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (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 Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8


Delegates will learn how to:

At the end of this course you 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.

¨       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).


M10969 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).



¨       Introduction to Access and Information Protection Solutions in Business

¨       Overview of AIP Solutions in Windows Server 2012

¨       Overview of FIM 2010 R2


Lab : Choosing an Appropriate Access and Information Protection Management Solution

¨       Analyze the Lab Scenario and Identify Business Requirements

¨       Propose a Solution


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.



¨       Deploying AD DS

¨       Deploying and Cloning Virtual Domain Controllers

¨       Deploying Domain Controllers in Windows Azure

¨       Administering AD DS


Lab : Deploying and Administering AD DS

¨       Deploying AD DS

¨       Deploying Domain Controllers by Performing Domain Controller Cloning

¨       Administering AD DS


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.



¨       Securing Domain Controllers

¨       Implementing Account Security

¨       Implementing Audit Authentication


Lab : Securing AD DS

¨       Implementing Security Policies for Accounts, Passwords, and Administrative Groups

¨       Deploying and Configuring an RODC


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.



¨       Overview of AD DS Replication

¨       Configuring AD DS Sites

¨       Configuring and Monitoring AD DS Replication


Lab : Implementing AD DS Sites and Replication

¨       Creating Subnets and Sites

¨       Deploying an Additional Domain Controller

¨       Configuring AD DS Replication

¨       Troubleshooting AD DS Replication


Module 5: Implementing Group Policy

This module describes Group Policy, how it works, and how best to implement it within your organization.



¨       Introducing Group Policy

¨       Implementing and Administering GPOs

¨       Group Policy Scope and Group Policy Processing

¨       Troubleshooting the Application of GPOs


Lab : Implementing and Troubleshooting a Group Policy Infrastructure

¨       Creating and Configuring GPOs

¨       Managing GPO Scope

¨       Verifying GPO Application

¨       Managing GPOs

¨       Troubleshooting GPOs


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.



¨       Implementing Administrative Templates

¨       Configuring Folder Redirection and Scripts

¨       Configuring Group Policy Preferences


Lab : Managing User Desktops with Group Policy

¨       Implementing Settings by Using Group Policy Preferences

¨       Configuring Folder Redirection


Module 7: Deploying and Managing AD CS

This module explain how to deploy and manage Certificate Authorities (CAs) with Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)



¨       Deploying CAs

¨       Administering CAs

¨       Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and Monitoring CAs


Lab : Deploying and Configuring a Two-Tier CA Hierarchy

¨       Deploying an Offline Root CA

¨       Deploying an Enterprise Subordinate CA


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.



¨       Using Certificates in a Business Environment

¨       Deploying and Managing Certificate Templates

¨       Managing Certificates Deployment, Revocation, and Recovery

¨       Implementing and Managing Smart Cards


Lab : Deploying and Using Certificates

¨       Configuring Certificate Templates

¨       Enrolling and using certificates

¨       Configuring and Implementing Key Recovery


Module 9: Implementing and Administering AD RMS

This module introduces Active Directory 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.



¨       Overview of AD RMS

¨       Deploying and Managing an AD RMS Infrastructure

¨       Configuring AD RMS Content Protection

¨       Configuring External Access to AD RMS


Lab : Implementing an AD RMS Infrastructure

¨       Install and Configure AD RMS

¨       Configure AD RMS Templates

¨       Verifying AD RMS on Clients

¨       Configure AD RMS Monitoring and Reporting


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.



¨       Overview of AD FS

¨       Deploying AD FS

¨       Implementing AD FS for a Single Organization

¨       Deploying AD FS in a Business-to-Business Federation Scenario

¨       Extending AD FS to External Clients


Lab : Implementing AD FS

¨       Installing and Configuring AD FS

¨       Configure an Internal Application for AD FS

¨       Configuring AD FS for a Federated Business Partner

¨       Configuring Web Application Proxy


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.



¨       Overview of Dynamic Access Control

¨       Implementing DAC Components

¨       Implementing DAC for Access Control

¨       Implementing Access Denied Assistance

¨       Implementing and Managing Work Folders

¨       Implementing Workplace Join


Lab : Implementing Secure File Access

¨       Preparing for DAC Deployment

¨       Implementing DAC

¨       Validating and Remediating DAC

¨       Implementing Work Folders


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.



¨       Monitoring AD DS

¨       Managing the AD DS Database

¨       AD DS Backup and Recovery Options for AD DS and Other Identity and Access Solutions


Lab : Monitoring AD DS

¨       Monitoring AD DS with Performance Monitor


Lab : Recovering Objects in AD DS

¨       Backing Up and Restoring AD DS

¨       Recovering Objects in AD DS


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



¨       Overview of Windows Azure AD

¨       Managing Windows Azure AD Accounts


Lab : Implementing Windows Azure AD

¨       Implementing Windows Azure AD for Office 365

¨       Implementing Windows Azure AD for a Cloud-Based Application


Module 14: Implementing and Administering AD LDS

This module explains how to deploy and configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)



¨       Overview of AD LDS

¨       Deploying AD LDS

¨       Configuring AD LDS Instances and Partitions

¨       Configuring AD LDS Replication

¨       Integrating AD LDS with AD DS


Lab : Implementing and Administering AD LDS

¨       Configuring AD LDS Instances and Partitions

¨       Configuring AD LDS Replication

¨       Synchronizing AD LDS with AD DS


£ 2,195.00 ex.vat

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Course Duration 5 Days
Location Various