Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Configuring Active Directory

Course Info:

Course Introduction

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, build the foundational skills needed to implement Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) settings, and manage Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) components. Students will also create and configure Group Policies, perform backup and restore, and monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory-related issues.

Course Prerequisites

Students should possess the knowledge and experience with implementing and administering a network operating system.

Course Notes

A Student Textbook is provided for on-going reference. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate. Due to the dynamic nature of the IT industry, job success mandates that an individual not only learns the theory, but also obtains the skill to locate resources that provide answers and help to solve problems on the job. We encourage our students to develop research and study skills that will help them to make the transition from the classroom to the work environment. Independent thinking is required of anyone considering IT courses and a career in IT.

Course Breakdown

Module 1: Plan and Create the Active Directory Infrastructure; Install Windows Server 2008; The Active Directory Migration Tool; Expand your Organization; Implement Network Infrastructure; DNS and Active Directory; Modify and Remove Domains; Trusts and Trust Relationships; Domains and Forests

Module 2: Read-only Domain Controllers; Adding a Read-only Domain Controller; Active Directory Service Server Roles; Active Directory Certificate Services; AD Rights Management Service; Active Directory Federation Services; Configuring Active Directory Roles

Module 3: Create and Maintain Active Directory Objects; Manage Active Directory Objects; Account Policies; Configure Account Policies; Fine-grained Policies; Configuring Account and Password Policies

Module 4: DNS Server Features; DNS Lookups; Configure DNS Server Settings; Configuring DNS; Configuring Zones; Configure Zone Transfers and Replication; DNS Replication

Module 5: Install Active Directory Certificate Services; Configure CA Server Settings; Manage Certificate Templates; Installing and Configuring Certificates; Manage Enrollments; Certificate Revocation; Configuring Enrollment and the Online Responder

Module 6: Secure Active Directory; System User Accounts; Active Directory Security; Using IPSec; Read-Only Domain Controllers; Managing Read-Only Domain Controllers

Module 7: Monitor Active Directory; Offline Maintenance; Configure Backups; Configure Recovery; Directory Services Recovery Mode; Performing Backups and Recovery


Course Aim:

This course prepares students to write the following Microsoft exam: 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring.

Of interest to:

Those individuals interested in pursuing a career in IT, specifically related to Windows Server technology. Also of interest to those wishing to obtain a MCSA: Windows Server 2008 Certification.

Method of Delivery:

Online learning supported by a qualified College Facilitators or Online Instructors.


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