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MS-20742B - Identity with Windows Server 2016

This five-day instructor-led course 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).

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Prerequisites


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.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Installing and configuring DCs


Overview of AD DS
Overview of AD DS DCs
Deploying DCs

Module 2: Managing objects in AD DS


Managing user accounts
Managing groups in AD DS
Managing computer objects in AD DS
Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
Implementing and managing OUs

Module 3: Advanced AD DS infrastructure management


Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
Configuring AD DS trusts

Module 4: Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication


Overview of AD DS replication
Configuring AD DS sites
Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication

Module 5: Implementing Group Policy


Introducing Group Policy
Implementing and administering GPOs
Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
Troubleshooting the application of GPOs

Module 6: Managing user settings with Group Policy


Implementing administrative templates
Configuring Folder Redirection, software installation, and scripts
Configuring Group Policy preferences

Module 7: Securing Active Directory Domain Services


Securing domain controllers
Implementing account security
Implementing audit authentication
Configuring managed service accounts

Module 8: Deploying and managing AD CS


Deploying CAs
Administering CAs
Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs

Module 9: Deploying and managing certificates


Deploying and managing certificate templates
Managing certificate deployment, revocation, and recovery
Using certificates in a business environment
Implementing and managing smart cards

Module 10: Implementing and administering AD FS


Overview of AD FS
AD FS requirements and planning
Deploying and configuring AD FS
Overview of Web Application Proxy

Module 11: Implementing and administering AD RMS


Overview of AD RMS
Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
Configuring AD RMS content protection

Module 12: Implementing AD DS synchronization with Microsoft Azure AD


Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
Managing identities with directory synchronization

Module 13: Monitoring, managing, and recovering AD DS


Monitoring AD DS
Managing the Active Directory database
Active Directory backup and recovery options for AD DS and other identity and access solutions