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Overview

This five-day MOC 20742 - Identity with Windows Server 2016 training class teaches IT Pros how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

This course is primarily 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:

  1. AD DS administrators who are looking to train in identity and access technologies with Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
  2. 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.

The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who are looking to consolidate their knowledge about AD DS and related technologies, in addition to IT professionals who want to prepare for the 70-742 exam.

Goals
  1. Learn to install and configure domain controllers.
  2. Learn to manage objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell.
  3. Learn to implement AD DS in complex environments.
  4. Learn to implement AD DS sites, and configure and manage replication.
  5. Learn to implement and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  6. Learn to manage user settings by using GPOs.
  7. Learn to secure AD DS and user accounts.
  8. Learn to implement and manage a certificate authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS.
  9. Learn to deploy and manage certificates.
  10. Learn to implement and administer AD FS.
  11. Learn to implement and administer Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
  12. Learn to implement synchronization between AD DS and Azure AD.
  13. Learn to monitor, troubleshoot, and establish business continuity for AD DS services.
Outline
  1. Installing and configuring DCs
    1. Overview of AD DS
    2. Overview of AD DS DCs
    3. Deploying DCs
    4. Lab: Deploying and administering AD DS
      1. Deploying AD DS
      2. Deploying a DC by performing DC cloning
      3. Administering AD DS by using Active Directory Administrative Center
  2. Managing objects in AD DS
    1. Managing user accounts
    2. Managing groups in AD DS
    3. Managing computer accounts
    4. Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
    5. Implementing and managing organizational units
    6. Lab: Deploying and administering AD DS
      1. Creating and configuring user accounts in AD DS
      2. Creating and configuring groups in AD DS
      3. Managing computer objects in AD DS
    7. Lab: Administering AD DS
      1. Delegating administration for a branch office
      2. Creating user accounts and groups by using Windows PowerShell
  3. Advanced AD DS infrastructure management
    1. Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
    2. Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
    3. Configuring AD DS trusts
    4. Lab: Domain and trust management in AD DS
      1. Implementing child domains in AD DS
      2. Implementing forest trusts
  4. Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication
    1. Overview of AD DS replication
    2. Configuring AD DS sites
    3. Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication
    4. Lab: Managing and implementing AD DS sites and replication
      1. Modifying the default site
      2. Creating additional sites and subnets
      3. Configuring AD DS replication
      4. Monitoring and troubleshooting AD DS replication
  5. Implementing Group Policy
    1. Introducing Group Policy
    2. Implementing and administering GPOs
    3. Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
    4. Troubleshooting the application of GPOs
    5. Lab: Implementing a Group Policy infrastructure
      1. Creating and configuring GPOs
      2. Managing GPO scope
    6. Lab: Troubleshooting a Group Policy infrastructure
      1. Verify GPO application
      2. Troubleshooting GPOs
  6. Managing user settings with GPOs
    1. Using administrative templates to manage user settings
    2. Implement settings by using Group Policy preferences
    3. Configuring Folder Redirection
    4. Planning Group Policy (optional)
  7. Securing AD DS
    1. Securing domain controllers
    2. Implementing account security
    3. Audit authentication
    4. Configuring managed service accounts (MSAs)
    5. Lab: Securing AD DS
      1. Implementing security policies for accounts and passwords
      2. Implementing administrative security policies
      3. Deploying and configuring a read-only domain controller (RODC)
      4. Creating and associating a gMSA
  8. Deploying and managing AD CS
    1. Deploying CAs
    2. Administering CAs
    3. Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs
    4. Lab: Deploying and configuring a two-tier CA hierarchy
      1. Deploying an offline root CA
      2. Deploying an enterprise subordinate CA
  9. Deploying and managing certificates
    1. Deploying and managing certificate templates
    2. Managing certificate deployment, revocation, and recovery
    3. Using certificates in a business environment
    4. Implementing and managing smart cards
    5. Lab: Deploying certificates
      1. Configuring certificate templates
      2. Enrolling and using certificates
      3. Configuring and implementing key recovery
  10. Implementing and administering AD FS
    1. Overview of AD FS
    2. AD FS requirements and planning
    3. Deploying and configuring AD FS
    4. Overview of Web Application Proxy
    5. Lab: Implementing AD FS
      1. Configuring AD FS prerequisites
      2. Installing and configuring AD FS
      3. Configuring AD FS for a single organization
      4. Configuring AD FS for federated business partners
  11. Implementing and administering AD RMS
    1. Overview of AD RMS
    2. Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
    3. Configuring AD RMS content protection
    4. Lab: Implementing an AD RMS infrastructure
      1. Installing and configuring AD RMS
      2. Configuring AD RMS templates
      3. Using AD RMS on clients
  12. Implementing AD DS synchronization with Azure AD
    1. Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
    2. Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
    3. Managing identities with directory synchronization
    4. Lab: Configuring directory synchronization
      1. Preparing for directory synchronization
      2. Configuring directory synchronization
      3. Managing Active Directory users and groups
  13. Monitoring, managing, and recovering AD DS
    1. Monitoring AD DS
    2. Managing the AD DS database
    3. Recovering AD DS objects
    4. Lab: Recovering objects in AD DS
      1. Backing up and restoring AD DS
      2. Recovering objects in AD DS
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Windows Server class:

  • 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.
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