Identity With Windows Server 2016 Training Course

Learn How To Deploy And Configure Active Directory Domain Server (AD DS) In A Distributed Environment


Our 5-day Identity With Windows Server 2016 training course will show you 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 as well as how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory-related issues with Windows Server 2016.

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You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
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5 Days
£2345Excl. VAT

Course Outline

Module 1: Installing And Configuring Domain Controllers

This module describes 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
  • Deploying AD DS
  • Deploying Domain Controllers By Performing Domain Controller Cloning
  • Administering AD DS

Module 2: Managing Objects In AD DS

This module describes 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
  • Creating And Managing Groups In AD DS
  • Creating And Configuring User Accounts In AD DS
  • Managing Computer Objects In AD DS
  • Lab: Administering AD DS
  • Delegate Administration For OUs
  • Creating And Modifying AD DS Objects With Windows PowerShell

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 Of Advanced AD DS Deployments
  • Deploying A Distributed AD DS Environment
  • Configuring AD DS Trusts
  • Lab: Domain And Trust Management In AD DS
  • Implementing Forest Trusts
  • Implementing Child Domains 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
  • Modifying The Default Site
  • Creating Additional Sites And Subnets
  • Configuring AD DS Replication
  • Monitoring And Troubleshooting AD DS 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.

  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing And Administering GPOs
  • Group Policy Scope And Group Policy Processing
  • Troubleshooting The Application Of GPOs
  • Lab: Implementing A Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Creating And Configuring GPOs
  • Managing GPO Scope
  • Lab: Troubleshooting Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Verify GPO Application
  • Troubleshooting GPOs

Module 6: Managing User Settings With Group Policy

This module describes 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
  • Using Administrative Templates To Manage User Settings
  • Implement Settings By Using Group Policy Preferences
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
  • Planning Group Policy (Optional)

Module 7: Securing Active Directory Domain Services

This module describes 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
  • Implementing Security Policies For Accounts, Passwords And Administrative Groups
  • Deploying And Configuring An RODC
  • Creating And Associating A Group MSA

Module 8: Deploying And Managing AD CS

This module describes 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
  • Deploying An Offline Root CA
  • Deploying An Enterprise Subordinate CA

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
  • Configuring Certificate Templates
  • Enrolling And Using Certificates
  • Configuring And Implementing Key Recovery

Module 10: Implementing And Administering AD FS

This module describes 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
  • Overview Of Web Application Proxy
  • Lab: Implementing AD FS
  • Configuring AD FS Prerequisites
  • Installing And Configuring AD FS
  • Configuring An Internal Application For AD
  • Configuring AD FS For Federated Business Partners

Module 11: Implementing And Administering AD RMS

This module describes 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
  • Installing And Configuring AD RMS
  • Configuring AD RMS Templates
  • Using AD RMS On Clients

Module 12: Implementing AD DS Synchronization With Microsoft Azure AD

This module describes 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
  • Preparing For Directory Synchronization
  • Configuring Directory Synchronization
  • Managing Active Directory Users And Groups

Module 13: Monitoring, Managing And Recovering AD DS

This module describes how to monitor, manage, and maintain AD DS to help achieve high availability of AD DS.

  • Monitoring AD DS
  • Managing The Active Directory Database
  • Active Directory Backup And Recovery Options For AD DS And Other Identity And Access Solutions
  • Lab: Recovering Objects In AD DS
  • Backing Up And Restoring AD DS
  • Recovering Objects In AD DS


Our Identity With Windows Server 2016 training course will show you how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Service (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services.

About the Course

Our Identity With Windows Server 2016 training course is primarily designed for existing IT Professionals with some AD DS knowledge and experience who want to develop knowledge about identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2016.

Who Should Attend

  • AD DS Administrators Who Are Looking To Train In Identity And Access Technologies With Windows Server 2012 Or Windows Server 2016
  • System Or Infrastructure Administrators With General AD DS Experience And Knowledge Who Are Looking To Cross-Train In Code And Advanced Identity And Access Technologies In Windows Server 2012 Or Windows Server 2016
  • IT Professionals Who Are Looking To Consolidate Their Knowledge About AD DS And Related Technologies
  • IT Professionals Who Want To Prepare For The 70-742 Identity With Windows Server 2016

Materials Provided

  • Full Materials Including Comprehensive Course Workbook
  • Highly Skilled And Knowledgeable Tutors
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

1. Stay Ahead Of The Competition

The business world is continuously changing, organisations will need to provide their staff through their careers, if you choose to not provide continuous training then you will find it difficult to stay ahead of the competition.

2. Motivated Employees

It will keep your employees motivated and new skills and knowledge can help reduce boredom. It also demonstrates that you value your staff enough to invest in them and their development.

3. Save Money

Windows Server 2016 training courses are cost effective, it is cheaper to train existing employees compared to recruiting new employees with the skills that you require and it helps your staff to become more efficient in their role.

Individual Benefits

1. Getting Hired

A Windows Server 2016 certification will certainly give you an advantage when hiring managers look at your resume. Competition for IT jobs can be stiff and having a certification is a significant advantage compared to those who do not have one. In fact, a certification can be a qualified for a position. Keep in mind that when two other equal candidates are vying for the same job, the one has the Windows Server 2016 training or certification will have the edge over the candidate who does not.

2. Job Retention

In a volatile economic environment, organisations are always looking for ways to cut cost and that may mean that jobs are on the line. This is when having Windows Server 2016 certifications can mean the difference between keeping your job and having to seek a new one. Windows Server 2016 training will demonstrate that you are determined to enhance your skill set and knowledge which benefits you and your employer. The bottom line is that you need to invest in yourself.

3. Promotions

If you want to move up the corporate ladder or into a better, higher-paying job within your organisation then you will need to learn new technologies or enhance the skills you currently possess. There is no better way to show this than to a new certification or progress further up the certification chain in a current area of expertise.


  • Some Exposure To And Experience 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 Code Networking Technologies Such As IP Addressing, Name Resolution And Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Experience Working With 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 The Windows PowerShell Command-Line Interface


There is no formal prereading that you need to complete prior to this training course.

Exam Overview

Please Note: You must book the 70-742: Identity With Windows Server 2016 exam separately.

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this training course.


Identity With Windows Server 2016 Certification

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At the end of this Identity With Windows Server 2016 training course you will be able to:

  • Install And Configure Domain Controllers
  • Manage Objects In AD DS By Using Graphical Tools And Windows PowerShell
  • Implement AD DS In Complex Environments
  • Implement AD DS Sites, 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) Hierarchy With AD CS
  • Deploy And Manage Certificates
  • Implement And Administer AD FS
  • Implement And Administer 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

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