IT Networking Training Catalog – 70-742 – Identity with Windows Server 2016 (MCSA) Series!

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Overview:This training series focuses on the identity functionality in Windows Server 2016. It covers the installation and configuration of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), in addition to Group Policy implementation for non-Nano Server environments. It also covers functionality such as Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Federations Services (AD FS), and Web Application proxy implementations.

This series, along with the 70-741 and 70-742 series, will prepare you to take the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 exams. Taking the 70-744 series will then prepare you to take the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure exams.

Series Taught By: Patrick Loner

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 20
Students can earn up to 20 CEUs for fully completing this course series. This information will be displayed on the certificate of completion. Learn More

Course Modules:

Module 01- Installing and Configuring Domain Controllers 

(Duration: 2h 31m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Overview of Active Directory Domain Services
  3. Information Protection Concepts
  4. Identity and Access (IDA)
  5. Authentication and Authorization
  6. AD DS Terms
  7. Access Tokens
  8. Access Control Lists
  9. The Kerberos Logon Process
  10. Workgroup vs. Domain
  11. Understanding AD DS Domains
  12. AD DS Components and Concepts
  13. Active Directory Database
  14. Physical Data Store
  15. Logical Partitions
  16. Active Directory Schema
  17. Domains
  18. Trees and Forests
  19. Organizational Units
  20. AD DS Sites
  21. Controlling Replication
  22. Trust Relationships
  23. Topic B: Overview of Domain Controllers
  24. Introducing Domain Controllers
  25. Global Catalog Servers
  26. Read-Only Domain Controllers
  27. FSMO Roles
  28. Demo – Working with FSMO Roles
  29. Locating Domain Controllers
  30. Demo – Viewing SRV Records
  31. Topic C: Deploying Domain Controllers
  32. Reasons for Multiple Domain Controllers
  33. Installing from Server Manager
  34. Considerations for Installing Domain Controllers
  35. Demo
  36. – Installing a Domain Controller
  37. Installing on Server Core
  38. Demo
  39. – Promoting a Server Core DC
  40. Upgrading Domain Controllers
  41. Additional Installation Options
  42. Cloning Domain Controllers
  43. Demo
  44. – Cloning Domain Controllers
  45. Chapter 01 Review
  46. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 03 -Securing Active Directory Domain Services

(Duration: 2h 7m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Securing Domain Controllers
  3. Understanding Security Risks
  4. Using Group Policy
  5. Group Policy Security Settings
  6. Securing the Authentication Process
  7. Physical Access Security
  8. Branch Office Domain Controllers
  9. RODC Features
  10. RODC Limitations and Considerations Deploying RODCs
  11. Demo
  12. – Installing an RODC
  13. Password Replication Policies
  14. Topic B: Implementing Account Security
  15. Account Security in Windows Server 2016
  16. Complexity Options
  17. Password Policies
  18. Account Lockout Policies
  19. Configuring Domain Password and Lockout Policies
  20. Demo
  21. – Configuring Account Policies in Group Policy
  22. Configuring Fine
  23. -Grained Password Policies
  24. Demo
  25. – Configuring Fine
  26. -Grained Password Policies
  27. Restricted Groups
  28. Protected Users Security Groups
  29. Authentication Policies
  30. Authentication Silos
  31. Enhancing Password Authentication
  32. Topic C: Auditing AD DS
  33. Utilizing Auditing
  34. The Purpose of Auditing
  35. Types of Events
  36. Auditing Goals
  37. Auditing File and Object Access
  38. Advanced Auditing
  39. Demo
  40. – Configuring Auditing
  41. Topic D: Configuring Managed Service Accounts
  42. Overview of Service Accounts
  43. Challenges to Managing Service Accounts
  44. Managed Service Accounts
  45. Group MSAs
  46. Demo- Configuring Group MSAs
  47. Chapter 03 Review
  48. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited

Module 05 -Implementing Group Policy

(Duration: 3h 14m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Overview of Group Policy
  3. What is Group Policy?
  4. Group Policy Settings
  5. Local Group Policies
  6. Policies vs. Preferences
  7. Demo
  8. – Examining Policy Settings
  9. Domain Policies
  10. GPO Storage
  11. Linking GPOs
  12. GPO Processing Order
  13. Controlling Inheritance
  14. Determining Inheritance
  15. GPO Link Options
  16. Security Filtering
  17. WMI Filtering
  18. Refreshing Policies
  19. Other Processing Options
  20. Topic B: Creating and Configuring GPOs
  21. Creating GPOs
  22. Starter GPOs
  23. Administrative Templates
  24. Group Policy Preferences
  25. Demo
  26. – Creating and Configuring Policies
  27. Group Policy Management
  28. Delegation of Control
  29. Demo
  30. – Managing GPOs
  31. Topic C: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Group Policy
  32. Troubleshooting Group Policy Application
  33. Demo
  34. – Troubleshooting Group Policy Application
  35. Topic D: Security Management Using Group Policy
  36. Security Management Using Group Policy
  37. Configuring User Rights
  38. Managing Security Option
  39. s
  40. User Account Control
  41. Demo
  42. – Managing Security Options
  43. Controlling Applications
  44. Software Restriction Policies
  45. Security Levels
  46. AppLocker
  47. Support for AppLocker
  48. AppLocker Rules
  49. Creating Default Rules
  50. Demo
  51. – Controlling Applications Using Group Policy
  52. Configuring the Windows Firewall
  53. Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  54. Firewall Profiles
  55. Creating Firewall Rules
  56. Configuring the Windows Firewall
  57. Types of Rules
  58. Connection Security Rules
  59. Demo – Configuring Firewalls using Group Policy
  60. Topic E: Managing User Environments
  61. Using Scripts in Group Policy
  62. What is Folder Redirection?
  63. Common Folders for Redirection
  64. Redirection Options
  65. Demo – Configuring Folder Redirection
  66. Deploying Software Using Group Policy
  67. How Software Distribution Works
  68. Using Windows Installer
  69. Software Life Cycle
  70. Deploying Software
  71. Deployment Options
  72. Maintaining Software through Group Policy
  73. Removing Software Deployments
  74. Chapter 05 Review
  75. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 07 -Monitoring and Recovering AD DS

(Duration: 1h)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Monitoring AD DS
  3. Performance Monitoring Benefits
  4. Establishing Performance Baselines
  5. Introduction to Monitoring Tools
  6. Event Viewer
  7. Demo – Using Event Viewer
  8. Reliability Monitor
  9. Real
  10. -Time Monitoring
  11. Data Collector Sets
  12. Data Collection Points
  13. Common AD DS Counters
  14. Best Practices
  15. Topic B: Database Management
  16. Physical Data Store
  17. Using NTDSUtil
  18. AD DS Maintenance
  19. Topic C: Backup and Recovery in AD DS
  20. Disaster Recovery for Active Directory
  21. Backing Up Active Directory
  22. Using Backup Tools
  23. Backup Requirements
  24. Restoring Data
  25. Additional Restore Options
  26. Demo
  27. – Enabling the AD Recycle Bin
  28. Best Practices for Backup and Recovery
  29. Chapter 07 Review
  30. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 09 -Implementing Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)

(Duration:1h 4m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Overview of AD FS
  3. What is Identity Federation?
  4. Federation Benefits
  5. AD FS Components
  6. Additional AD FS Terms
  7. Identity Federation Scenarios
  8. Business to Business Scenario
  9. Business to Employee Scenario
  10. Business to Consumer Scenario
  11. New Features in Windows Server 2016
  12. Topic B: Planning and Deploying AD FS
  13. AD FS Requirements
  14. Server Roles
  15. Planning High Availability
  16. AD FS Claims
  17. AD FS Claim Rules
  18. Trust Relationships
  19. Installing AD FS
  20. Demo – Installing AD FS
  21. Configuring Partners
  22. Home Realm Discovery
  23. Managing AD FS
  24. Topic C: Overview of Web Application Proxy
  25. Introducing the Web Application Proxy
  26. Web Application Proxy and AD FS Proxy
  27. Authentication Methods
  28. Publishing Software
  29. Chapter 09 Review
  30. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 02- Managing Active Directory Objects

(Duration: 3h 40m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Overview of AD DS Object Management
  3. Understanding AD DS Objects
  4. Names for AD DS Objects
  5. Management Tools
  6. Demo
  7. – Overview of AD DS Management Tools
  8. Topic B: Managing User Accounts
  9. The Importance of the User Account
  10. Naming Considerations
  11. Configuring User Passwords
  12. Creating User Accounts
  13. Demo
  14. – Creating AD DS Users
  15. Managing User Attributes
  16. User Account Management
  17. Demo
  18. – Managing Users
  19. Topic C: Managing Groups
  20. Group Types and Scopes
  21. Types of Groups
  22. Group Scopes
  23. Domain Local and Global Groups
  24. Universal Groups
  25. Group Nesting
  26. Group Naming Considerations
  27. Creating and Configuring Groups
  28. Demo
  29. – Creating and Configuring Groups
  30. Introduction to Default Groups
  31. Identifying Default Groups
  32. Administrative Groups
  33. Demo
  34. – Configuring Default Groups
  35. Using Special Identities
  36. Strategies for Using Groups
  37. Group Nesting Strategies
  38. Demo
  39. – Group Nesting
  40. Topic D: Managing Computer Accounts
  41. Introduction to Computer Accounts
  42. Creating Computer Accounts
  43. Working with Secure Channel Passwords
  44. Offline Domain Joins
  45. Demo
  46. – Working with Computer Accounts
  47. Topic E: Managing Organizational Units
  48. Planning Organizational Units
  49. OU Hierarchy Considerations
  50. Creating OUs
  51. Demo
  52. – Creating an OU Hierarchy
  53. Object Security in AD DS
  54. AD DS Object Permissions
  55. Demo
  56. – Viewing Object Permissions in Active Directory
  57. Delegating Administrative Control
  58. Modifying Delegated Rights
  59. Best Practices for Administrative Delegation
  60. Demo
  61. – Delegating Administrative Control
  62. Chapter 02 Review
  63. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 04 -Working with Complex AD DS Infrastructures

(Duration: 1h 58m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Overview of Advanced AD DS Deployments
  3. Domain Boundaries
  4. Forest Boundaries
  5. Reasons for Implementing Multiple Domains
  6. Reasons for Implementing Multiple Forests
  7. Deploying Domain Controllers in Azure
  8. Managing Objects
  9. Topic B: Deploying a Distributed AD DS Environment
  10. Domain Functional Levels
  11. Forest Functional Levels
  12. Deploying AD DS Domains
  13. DNS Considerations
  14. UPN Considerations
  15. Demo
  16. – Deploying a Child Domain
  17. Understanding Trust Relationships
  18. Types of Trusts
  19. How Trusts Work
  20. Forest Trusts
  21. Advanced Trust Settings
  22. Demo
  23. – Configuring a Forest Trust
  24. Topic C: Overview of AD DS Replication
  25. AD DS Partitions
  26. AD DS Replication
  27. Types of Replication
  28. Resolving Replication Conflicts
  29. Topic D: Configuring AD DS Sites
  30. Reasons for Sites
  31. Planning for Sites Overview of Sites and Subnets
  32. Moving Domain Controller Accounts
  33. Domain Controller Placement
  34. Demo
  35. – Creating Sites
  36. Controlling Inter
  37. -Site Replication
  38. Defining Site Links
  39. Site Links
  40. Site Link Properties Demo
  41. – Creating Site Links
  42. Bridgehead Servers
  43. Bridging Site Links
  44. Monitor and Manage Replication
  45. Chapter 04 Review
  46. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 -Understanding Microsoft Azure AD and Directory Synchronization

(Duration: 53m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Planning Directory Synchronization
  3. Overview of Azure AD
  4. Limitations of AD DS
  5. Extending AD DS Authentication
  6. Comparing AD DS and Azure AD
  7. Authentication Options
  8. Planning Directory Synchronization
  9. Enabling AD DS Synchronization
  10. Topic B: Implementing Azure AD Connect
  11. What is Azure AD Connect?
  12. Azure AD Connect Requirements
  13. Azure AD Connect Express Settings
  14. Azure AD Connect Custom Installation
  15. Monitoring Azure AD
  16. Privileged Identity Management
  17. Topic C: Managing Identities with Directory Synchronization
  18. Managing Users
  19. Managing Groups
  20. Filtering Azure AD Connect
  21. Monitoring Directory Synchronization
  22. Troubleshooting Directory Synchronization
  23. Chapter 06 Review
  24. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 08 -Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services

(Duration: 1h 34m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Overview of Public Key Infrastructure and AD CS
  3. What is a PKI?
  4. Encryption Types
  5. PKI Components
  6. PKI Enabled Applications
  7. Certificate Authorities
  8. CA Types
  9. Internal vs. External CAs
  10. AD CS in Windows Server 2016
  11. Topic B: Deploying Certificate Authority Hierarchy
  12. Decision Factors for CA Hierarchy
  13. CA Hierarchy Roles
  14. Best Practices for CA Hierarchies
  15. Installing Root CAs
  16. Demo
  17. – Installing a Root CA
  18. Installing Subordinate CAs
  19. Benefits of Using Subordinates
  20. Automating Installations
  21. Topic C: Administering Certificate Authorities
  22. Administration Tools
  23. Configuring CA Security
  24. Security Roles for CA Administration
  25. Policy and Exit Modules
  26. Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL)
  27. Publishing the CRL
  28. Publishing AIAs and CDPs
  29. Topic D: Deploying and Managing Certificates
  30. Digital Certificates
  31. Certificate Templates
  32. Template Versions in Windows Server 2016
  33. Certificate Template Permissions
  34. Updating Templates
  35. Demo – Modifying and Enabling a Certificate Template
  36. Enrollment Types
  37. Manual Enrollment
  38. Automating Enrollment
  39. Autoenrollment Components
  40. Demo – Configuring Autoenrollment
  41. Credential Roaming
  42. Topic E: Managing Revocation and Distribution
  43. Certificate Revocation
  44. Online Responder
  45. Online Responder Process
  46. Comparing CRL and OCSP
  47. Configuring an Online Responder
  48. Topic F: Configuring Certificate Recovery
  49. Importance of Key Archival and Recovery
  50. Key Archival
  51. Data Recovery vs. Key Recovery
  52. Archival Methods
  53. Export Methods
  54. Automating Archival
  55. Recovering Lost Keys
  56. Chapter 08 Review
  57. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 10 -Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services

(Duration: 45m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Topic A: Overview of AD RMS
  3. Introducing AD RMS
  4. The AD RMS Difference
  5. AD RMS Components
  6. Certificates and Licenses
  7. Protecting Content
  8. Consuming Content
  9. Azure RMS
  10. Topic B: Deploying AD RMS
  11. Deployment Scenarios
  12. Installation Overview
  13. AD RMS Configuration
  14. Demo – Installing AD RMS Cluster
  15. AD RMS Management
  16. External Sharing
  17. Topic C: Protecting Content with AD RMS
  18. Rights Policy Templates
  19. Configuring Templates for Offline Usage
  20. Demo – Configuring Rights Management Templates
  21. Exclusion Policies
  22. Chapter 10 Review
  23. Course Closure
  24. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

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