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Fundamentals of Active Directory 55152A​ Course Outline

Module 1: Principles of Active Directory

  • Development of Active Directory
  • What is X.500?
  • LDAP
  • Active Directory Architecture
  • NTLM and Kerberos
  • Managing Operating Systems with GPOs, Workplace Join and InTune
  • Active Directory Groups: Domain Local, Global and Universal
  • Using and Managing Active Directory Domain Controllers
  • Forest and Domain Functional Levels
  • Introduction to Active Directory Partitions and the Global Catalog
  • Basic Forest Structure and Design
  • Basic Domain Structure and Design
  • Basic OU Structure and Design
  • Describe the Key Features and Editions of Active Directory
  • Principal Components of Active Directory including Sites, Domains, OUs and their use
  • Authentication Mechanisms
  • Common Design Scenarios
  • Techniques used by Active Directory to Manage Computers and Network Resources

Module 2: Fundamentals of WAN Management with Active Directory

  • Understanding AD Sites and WAN Traffic Management
  • Basic AD Sites and Logon Traffic
  • Introduction to AD Sites and Replication Traffic
  • Bridgehead Servers and Site Link Objects
  • Site Aware Applications
  • Key Features in Active Directory
  • Function of the Knowledge Consistency Checker and the Inter-Site Topology Generator.
  • Fundamentals of WAN Design with Active Directory
  • Resolve Common WAN Traffic Issues

Module 3: Introduction to Active Directory Group Policy Objects

  • Introduction to Group Policy
  • Administrative Templates
  • Fundamental Concepts of GPO Scripts
  • Introduction to Creating and Using GPOs
  • Principles of Managing Multiple GPOs
  • Block, Enforce and Inheritance
  • GPOs and Active Directory Versions
  • Introduction to Controlling and Installing Software with GPOs, SRP and App Locker
  • Key Features, Editions, and Hardware Requirements of the Active Directory Group Policy
  • Principles of Managing Multiple GPOs and Inheritance
  • Upgrade and Migrate to new Administrative Templates
  • Understand Block, Enforce, GPO Scripts and Container Linking
  • Introduction to Software Installation with GPOs and Application Control
  • Resolve Common Issues

Module 4: Principles of Active Directory Integration

  • Active Directory and “The Cloud”
  • User Principle Names, Authentication and Active Directory Federated Services
  • Conclusion, Additional Resources, Labs, and Exercises

Lab 1: What Version of Active Directory are you Running?

  • Determine Server Operating System Version of a Domain Controller
  • Determine Domain Functional Level
  • Determine Forest Functional Level
  • Raise Domain and Forest Functional Level
  • Create a Logical Active Directory Diagram

Lab 2: Authenticate with a UPN Logon

  • Authenticate and Login using both Pre-Windows 2000 and User Principle Name Login Methods
  • Understand the Use and Limitations of Active Directory Authentication Methods

Lab 3: Explore Active Directory Objects and Utilities

  • Explore and Use the Active Directory Users and Computers Utility
  • Create OU Containers, Users and Delegate Rights and Permissions
  • Explore the Active Directory Administrative Center
  • Understand Common Issues

Lab 4: Explore the default GPO Configuration

  • Explore and Use the Group Policy Management Editor
  • Explore and Understand the Settings in the Default Active Directory GPOs

Lab 5: Make your own GPO

  • Create a new Group Policy Object using the Group Policy Management Editor
  • Apply and Test Application of the New GPO

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Who should attend this Fundamentals of Active Directory 55152A Training Course?

This Fundamentals of Active Directory 55152A Training Course is designed for individuals who want to gain a strong foundational understanding of Active Directory, a Microsoft technology used for managing users, groups, computers, and resources within a network environment. This training course is beneficial for the following professionals:

  • IT Professionals
  • System Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • Security Professionals
  • Helpdesk Support Staff
  • Technical Support Staff
  • Entrepreneurs

Prerequisites of the Fundamentals of Active Directory 55152A Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Fundamentals of Active Directory 55152A Training Course. However, basic knowledge of IT concepts and networking would be beneficial for the delegates.

Fundamentals of Active Directory 55152A Course Overview

Microsoft Windows Server Training is crucial for understanding Active Directory, a key component in managing network resources. This course covers the fundamentals of Active Directory, essential for efficient IT infrastructure. Mastery of these basics is vital for maintaining organised and secure network environments.

Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server Training Courses, especially Active Directory, is essential for IT professionals such as System Administrators, Network Administrators, and IT  anagers. Mastering Active Directory ensures effective management of user identities and resources. Professionals seeking Microsoft Certifications should focus on this course to enhance their administrative skills.

This 1-day Microsoft Course by the Knowledge Academy provides delegates with practical insights and hands-on experience in Active Directory fundamentals. The training prepares participants for Microsoft Certification, enhancing their abilities in user and resource management, and improving their overall IT infrastructure management skills.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the industry standards used in Active Directory and their importance
  • To recognise the functionality of domain controllers and Active Directory replication mechanisms
  • To understand forest, domain and OU structure
  • To recognise and understand the role of Active Directory sites
  • To acquire skills needed to determine domain controller server versions

After attending this training course, delegates will be able to create a new group policy object using the Group Policy Management Editor. They will also be to authenticate and log in using both Pre-Windows 2000 and user principle name login methods. Delegates will become well versed in using Active Directory for handling Active Directory sites and control and manage replication.

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A directory is a hierarchical structure that stores data about network objects. A directory service, such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), provides methods for storing and making directory data available to network users and administrators.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this Fundamentals of Active Directory 55152A Training course.
This Fundamentals of Active Directory 55152A Training course is ideal for anyone who wants to gain knowledge and skills to use PowerShell to administer and automate Windows Servers' administration.
An example of an Active Directory domain name is ‘’, where ‘ad-internal’ refers to your internal AD domain, and ‘’ refers to your external resources.
Few benefits of Active Directory Domain Services are that you can customise how your data is organised to meet your company’s needs, manage AD DS from any computer on the network, provide built-in replication and redundancy, etc.
The highest level of organisation within Active Directory is known as an Active Directory forest. Each forest has its database, global address list, and security boundary.
During this training course, you will learn how and why Active Directory was developed by Microsoft, the fundamental architecture, basic design, management, and security and fundamentals for cloud integration with services like Azure.
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