20742B Identity with Windows Server 2016

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This Identity with Windows Server 2016 course designed primarily for IT professionals on 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 students how to deploy other Active Directory server roles, such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Learning item

  • Install and configure domain controllers
  • Manage objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell
  • Implement AD DS in complex envrionments
  • 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) hirearchy with AD CS
  • Deploy and manage certificates
  • Implement and administer AD FS
  • Implement and aminister 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


This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have some knowledge and experience working cloud technologies:

  • This course is intended for IT professionals who have some experiencing working with Windows Server, and who are looking for a single five-day course that covers storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016. This course will help them update their knowledge and skills related to storage and compute for Windows Server 2016.
  • Who fits for this course:
    • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies, and who want to learn more about the storage and compute features in Windows Server 2016.
    • IT professionals with general IT knowledge, who are looking to gain knowledge about Windows Server, especially around storage and compute technologies in Windows Server 2016.


  • Some exposure to anexperience 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 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 Windows PowerShel command-line interface

Course Hours

Monday - Friday (10AM - 6PM EST) Online



Schedule for 2018

Online Orlando Las Vegas Miami Cayman Islands London

Course Content

Module 1: Installing and configuring domain controllers

This module introduces the features of AD DS and how to install domain controllers (DCs). It also covers the considerations for deploying DCs.

  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of AD DS domain controllers
  • Deploying a domain controller
  • Lab: Deploying and administering AD DS

Module 2: Managing objects in AD DS

This module provides an overview on how to use various techniques to manage objects in AD DS. This includes creating and configuring user, group, and computer objects.

  • 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
  • Lab: Managing AD DS objects
  • Lab: Administering AD DS

Module 3: Advanced AD DS Infrastructure management

This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests. The module provides an overview of the components in an advanced AD DS deployment, the process of implementing a distributed AD DS environment, and the procedure for configuring AD DS trusts.

  • Overview od advanced AD DS deployments
  • Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
  • Configuring AD DS trusts
  • Lab: Domain and trust management in AD DS

Module 4:  Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication

This module describes how to plan and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple locations. The module explains how replication works in a Windows Server 2016 AD DS environment.

  • Overview of AD DS replication
  • Configuring AD DS sites
  • Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication
  • Lab: Implementing AD DS sites and replication

Module 5: Implementing Group Policy

This module describes how to implement a GPO infrastructure. The module provides an overview of the components and technologies that compose the Group Policy framework.

  • Introduce Group Policy
  • Implementing and administering GPOs
  • Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
  • Troubelshooting the application of GPOs
  • Lab: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Lab: Troubleshooting a Group Policy Infrastructure

Module 6: Managing user setting with Grup Policy

This module provides and overview on how to configure Group Policy settings and Group Policy preferences. This includes implementing administrative templates, configuring folder redirection and scripts, and configuring Group Policy preferences.

  • Implementing administrative templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection, software installation and scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy preferences
  • Lab: Managing user settings with GPOs

Module 7: Securing Active Directory Domain Services

This module provides an overview on how to configure domain controller security, account security, password security, and Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSA).

  • Securing domain controllers
  • Implementing account security
  • Implementing audit authentication
  • Configuring managed service accounts
  • Lab: Securing AD DS

Module 8: Deploying and managing AD CS

This module discusses how to implement an AD CS deployment. This includes deploying, administering, and troubleshooting CAs.

  • Deploying CAs
  • Administering CAs
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs
  • Lab: Deploying and configuring a two-tier CA hierarchy

Module 9: Deploying and managing certificates

This module describes how to deploy and manage certificates in an AD DS environment. This involves deploying and managing certificate templates, managing certificate revocation and recovery, using certificates in a business environment, and implementing smart cards.

  • Deploying and managing certificate templates
  • Managing certificate deployment, revocation and recovery
  • Using certificates in a business environment
  • Implementing and managing smart cards
  • Lab: Deploying and using certificates

Module 10: Implementing and administering AD FS

This module provides an overview of AD FS and how to configure AD FS in a single-organization scenario and in a partner-organization scenario.

  • Overview of AD FS
  • AD FS requirements and planning
  • Deploying and configuring AD FS
  • Web Application Proxy Review
  • Lab: Implementing AD FS

Module 11: Implementing and administering AD RMS

This module provides an overview of how to implement an AD RMS deployment. The module provides an overview of AD RMS, explains how to deploy and manage an AD RMS infrastructure, and explains how to configure AD RMS content protection.

  • Overview of AD RMS
  • Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS content protection
  • Lab: Implementing an AD RMS Infrastructure

Module 12: Implementing AD DS synchroinzations with Microsoft Azure AD

This module provides an overview on how to plan and configure directory syncing between Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and on-premises AD DS. The modules describes various sync scenarios, such as Azure AD sync, AD FS and Azure AD, and Azure AD Connect

  • Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
  • Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
  • Managing identities with directory synchronization
  • Lab: Configuring directory synchronization

Module 13: Monitoring, managing and recovery AD DS

This module provides an overview on how to monitor, manage, and maintain AD DS to help achieve high availability of AD DS.

  • Monitoring AD DS
  • Managing the Active Direcotry database
  • Active Directory backup and recovery options for AD DS and other identity and access solutions
  • Lab: Recovering objects in AD DS



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