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MS-6436 - Designing a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Infrastructure and Services

During this five-day course, students will learn how to design an Active Directory infrastructure in the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. Students will learn how to design Active Directory forests, domain infrastructure, sites and replication, administrative structures, Group Policy, and Public Key Infrastructures. Students will also learn how to design for security, high availability, disaster recovery, and migrations.

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In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
  • System administrator–level working knowledge.
  • Up to one year of experience implementing server plans.
  • Knowledge of client operating system equivalent to the following certifications is beneficial:

Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuration Or Exam 70-620: TS: Windows Vista, Configuring
Students can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses or by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
  • 6425C: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services
  • 6426C: Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
  • 6433A: Planning and Implementing Windows Server 2008 Servers

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Overview of Active Directory Design

Preparing For Active Directory Design
Designing the Infrastructure for the Internal AD DS
Extending the Active Directory Design

Module 2: Designing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest Infrastructure

Designing an AD DS Forest
Designing AD DS Forest Trusts
Planning for AD DS Schema Changes
Designing a Windows Time Service Deployment

Module 3: Designing an AD DS Domain Infrastructure

Designing AD DS Domains
Designing DNS Namespaces in an AD DS Environment
Designing AD DS Domain Trusts

Module 4: Designing AD DS Sites and Replication

Designing AD DS Sites
Designing AD DS Replication

Module 5: Designing AD DS Domain Controllers

Designing Domain Controllers and Domain Controller Placement
Designing Read Only Domain Controller Deployments
Designing Domain Controllers as Virtual Machines
Designing Domain Controller Availability

Module 6: Designing Active Directory Domain Services Domain Administration

Planning AD DS Administration Delegation
Designing Organizational Unit Structures
Designing an AD DS Group Strategy
Planning for User and Computer Account Management

Module 7: Designing Active Directory Domain Services Group Policy

Preparing for Group Policy Design
Designing Group Policy Objects
Designing Group Policy Processing
Planning for Group Policy Management

Module 8: Designing AD DS Security

Preparing to Design AD DS Security
Designing AD DS Account and Password Policies
Designing AD DS Domain-Controller Security
Designing AD DS Administrator Security

Module 9: Designing a Public Key Infrastructure

Overview of PKI and Active Directory Certificate Services
Designing a Certification Authority Deployment
Designing Certificate Templates
Designing Certificate Distribution and Revocation

Module 10: Designing an AD RMS Infrastructure

AD RMS Overview
Designing an AD RMS Deployment
Designing External Access to AD RMS Services

Module 11: Designing an AD LDS Infrastructure

AD LDS Deployment Scenarios
Designing an AD LDS Server Deployment
Designing AD LDS Replication
Integrating AD LDS with AD DS

Module 12: Designing an Active Directory Federation Services Infrastructure

Overview of an Active Directory Federation Services Design
Designing the AD FS Deployment
Designing Active Directory Federation Services Claims and Applications

Module 13: Designing AD DS Transitions

Choosing an AD DS Transition Strategy
Designing a Domain Upgrade Strategy
Designing a Domain Restructure Strategy
Designing AD DS Domain Renaming