Course 55152-A: Fundamentals of Active Directory

This one-day instructor-led class is intended for IT professionals and IT managers who work with Active Directory or supervise IT professionals that work with Active Directory. Additionally, IT professionals that work with products that integrate with Active Directory such as Exchange can also benefit. In this course, students learn how and why Active Directory was developed by Microsoft, the fundamental architecture, basic design, management, as well as security and fundamentals for cloud integration with services like Azure.

Audience profile

This course is intended for both novice and experienced IT professionals, Network Administrators new to Active Directory, Help Desk Personnel, Network Support Personal, Desktop Support Personal, Managers that oversee IT personnel, Developers that create products that interact with Active Directory and Exchange Administrators.

Job role: Developer

Skills gained

  • Understand the industry standards used in Active Directory and their importance.
  • Recognize the functionality of Domain Controllers and Active Directory Replication mechanisms.
  • Understand Forest, Domain and OU structure.

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of networking concepts.
  • Basic Windows knowledge.
  • Basic understanding of security concepts such as authentication and authorization

Course outline

Module 1: Principles of Active Directory

This module lays the fundamental groundwork for understanding all major principles of active directory from management and design to integrating with other forests and the cloud. All of the foundational terminology and standards used in Active Directory are clearly defined and explained.

Lessons

  • Development of Active Directory
  • What is X.500
  • LDAP
  • Active Directory Architecture
  • NTLM and Kerberos
  • Managing operating systems with GPOs, Workplace Join and InTune
  • Active Directory Groups: Domain Local, Global and Universal
  • Using and Managing Active Directory Do...