Active Directory 2012 for Support Professionals - AP12 Course Outline
This course provides students with knowledge of the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its various components, such as forest, domain, and organizational units (OUs). Students learn to manage an enterprise network by managing groups and delegating administrative tasks to designated users or groups. Group Policy Objects are covered in detail and configuring security settings by using Group Policy and Security Compliance Manager is reviewed.
Before attending this course, students must have:
An understanding of networking fundamentals.
An understanding of basic Active Directory concepts.
An awareness and understanding of security best practices.
Basic knowledge of server hardware.
Experience working with and configuring Windows client operating systems, such as Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Additionally, students would benefit from having some previous Windows Server operating system experience.
All of the above prerequisites can be met by having knowledge equivalent to, or by attending, course 10967: Fundamentals of a Windows Server Infrastructure because this course builds upon knowledge and skills covered in that course.
Module 1: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services
This module covers the structure of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and its various components, such as forest, domain, and organizational units (OUs). It also gives an overview of Domain Controllers, in addition to choices that are available with Windows Server 2012 for installing AD DS on a server.
Overview of AD DS
Overview of Domain Controllers
Installing a Domain Controller
Lab : Installing Domain Controllers
Installing a Domain Controller
Installing a Domain Controller by Using IFM
Module 2: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
This module describes how to manage user accounts and computer accounts, including how to manage various consumer devices that employees use. The module also covers how to manage an enterprise network by managing groups, and how to delegate administrative tasks to designated users or groups.
Managing User Accounts
Managing Computer Accounts
Lab : Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects
Delegating Administration for a Branch Office
Creating and Configuring User Accounts in AD DS
Managing Computer Objects in AD DS
Module 3: Implementing Group Policy
This module provides an overview of Group Policy and provides details about how to implement Group Policy, including creating and managing Group Policy Objects and implementing a Central Store for administrative templates.
Overview of Group Policy
Group Policy Processing
Implementing a Central Store for Administrative Templates
Lab : Implementing Group Policy
Configuring a Central Store
Module 4: Securing Windows Servers Using Group Policy Objects
This module describes Windows Server 2012 operating system security, and how to configure security settings by using Group Policy and Security Compliance Manager. It also covers how to identify security threats, restrict unauthorized software, and secure a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure by configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
Windows Operating Systems Security Overview
Configuring Security Settings
Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Lab : Increasing Security for Server Resources
Using Group Policy to Secure Member Servers
Auditing File System Access
Auditing Domain Logons
Lab : Configuring AppLocker and Windows Firewall
Configuring AppLocker Policies
Configuring Windows Firewall
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