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Identity with Windows Server 2016

SS Course: GK821524

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment. Additionally, you will learn how to implement Group Policy, perform backup and restore, as well as monitor and troubleshoot AD-related issues with Windows Server 2016. This course teaches you how to deploy other AD server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).


Scheduled Classes



  1. Installing and Configuring Domain Controllers (DCs)
    • Overview of AD DS
    • Overview of AD DS domain controllers
    • Deploying domain controller
  2. Managing Objects in AD DS
    • Managing user accounts
    • Managing groups in AD DS
    • Managing computer accounts
    • Using Windows PowerShell for AD DS administration
    • Implementing and managing organizational units
  3. Advanced AD DS Infrastructure Management
    • Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
    • Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
    • Configuring AD DS trusts
  4. Implementing and Administering AD DS Sites and Replication
    • Overview of AD DS replication
    • Configuring AD DS sites
    • Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication
  5. Implementing Group Policy
    • Introducing Group Policy
    • Implementing and administering GPOs
    • Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
    • Troubleshooting the application of GPOs
  6. Managing User Settings with Group Policy
    • Implementing administrative templates
    • Configuring Folder Redirection and scripts
    • Configuring Group Policy preferences
  7. Securing Active Directory Domain Services
    • Securing domain controllers
    • Implementing account security
    • Implementing Audit authentication
    • Configuring managed service accounts (MSAs)
  8. Deploying and Managing AD CS
    • Deploying CAs
    • Administering CAs
    • Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs
  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
  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
  11. Implementing and Administering AD RMS
    • Overview of AD RMS
    • Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
    • Configuring AD RMS content protection
  12. Implementing AD DS Synchronization with Azure AD
    • Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
    • Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
    • Managing identities with directory synchronization
  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


    • 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

      Who Should Attend


      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:

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