Practical IT Training: Introduction to MS Active Directory

 

Course Details
Course Name Active Directory  
Course Code A0100003  
Delivered By Practical IT Solutions  
Location Classroom (Stockport)  
Target Technical System Administrators  
Length 1 Day (9 Hours) 08:30-17:30  
Prerequisites Learners should have a basic understanding of Windows, along with familiarity with Windows 10 or XP  
Course Overview
This course will provide you with a basic understanding of installing and configuring Microsoft Windows Active Directory which is fundamental to system administration and securing data and applications in a corporate network.

You will practice installing an Active Directory domain including the pre-requisites and post installation configuration. You will learn about the concepts of AD objects and their integration and co-dependency.

Once the AD is installed you will practice connecting to the domain and running commands, performing administrative functions and basic troubleshooting.

The course is informal and allows time for questions and scenarios to be examined in detail within the class environment.

Audience Profile
The course is aimed at new System Administrators who have little experience of Active Directory domains and Windows Server in general. People who have an interest in the subject or are planning a career in IT will find the course useful if they do not have prior knowledge of the subject matter.
Skills Gained
Assess the need for an Active Directory within a corporate environment
Build a new Active Directory domain within an IT network
Create different object types and configure attribute
Understand the relationships between objects within the directory
Configure and check objects and add configuration for access
Understand where to find objects, configuration items and policies
Take a backup of Active Directory and perform basic troubleshooting
Decide where to store objects and when to create new Organisational Units
Understand the different views and availability of features within an MSC
Course Modules
1.               Active Directory Overview
2.               Active Directory Installation
3.               Active Directory Configuration
4.               Active Directory Troubleshooting
 
Module 1: Active Directory Overview

Section 1: What is Active Directory and how does it work?
Section 2: Why do we need an Active Directory?
Section 3: What are the different object types and features?
Section 4: How does Active Directory integrate into our network?

Module 2: Active Directory Installation

Section 1: What are the data items and pre-requisites to check?
Section 2: Installing Active Directory
Section 3: Post installation configuration and checks
Section 4: Using the console and saving MSC files

Module 3: Active Directory Configuration

Section 1: Configuring users, groups, permissions, and other key objects
Section 2: Integrating file sharing, DNS, and other components
Section 3: Updating security, certificate, and metadata
Section 4: Active Directory domain policies (group policy/GPO)

Module 4: Active Directory Troubleshooting

Section 1: Services, event logs and performance counters related to AD
Section 2: PowerShell and other tools and features for fast administration
Section 3: Taking backups and managing restores of Active Directory
Section 4: Change control, best practice, further reading and Q&A

 

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