Identity with Windows Server 2016

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This five-day instructor-led course (20742B) 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).
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.
At course completion:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Install and configure domain controllers.
Manage objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell.
Implement AD DS in complex environments.
Implement AD DS sites, and configure and manage replication.
Implement and manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
Manage user settings by using GPOs.
Secure AD DS and user accounts.
Implement and manage a certificate authority (CA) hierarchy with AD CS.
Deploy and manage certificates.
Implement and administer AD FS.
Implement and administer Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
Implement synchronization between AD DS and Azure AD.
Monitor, troubleshoot, and establish business continuity for AD DS services.
Installing and configuring domain controllers:
Overview of AD DS
Overview of AD DS domain controllers
Deploying a domain controller
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
Advanced AD DS infrastructure management:
Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
Configuring AD DS trusts
Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication:
Overview of AD DS replication
Configuring AD DS sites
Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication
Implementing Group Policy:
Introducing Group Policy
Implementing and administering GPOs
Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
Troubleshooting the application of GPOs
Managing user settings with Group Policy:
Implementing administrative templates
Configuring Folder Redirection, software installation, and scripts
Configuring Group Policy preferences
Securing Active Directory Domain Services:
Securing domain controllers
Implementing account security
Implementing audit authentication
Configuring managed service accounts
Deploying and managing AD CS:
Deploying CAs
Administering CAs
Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs
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
Implementing and administering AD FS:
Overview of AD FS
AD FS requirements and planning
Deploying and configuring AD FS
Overview of Web Application Proxy
Implementing and administering AD RMS:
Overview of AD RMS
Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
Configuring AD RMS content protection
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
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