20742 Identity with Windows Server 2016
8/16/2021 - 8/20/2021
9/27/2021 - 10/1/2021
11/8/2021 - 11/12/2021



COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This five-day instructor-led course teaches IT professionals 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).


This course is primarily intended for existing IT professionals who have some AD DS knowledge and experience and who aim to develop knowledge about identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2016. This would typically include:

  • 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 core and advanced identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.

The secondary audience for this course includes IT professionals who are looking to consolidate their knowledge about AD DS and related technologies, in addition to IT professionals who want to prepare for the 70-742 exam.

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • 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 core 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.


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or exam. Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. Course may run virtually as a Virtual Instructor-Led (VILT) class if the minimum enrollment is not met. If the course is under the minimum enrollment the course may run as 4 day class (Bootcamp Style). For more information, please contact learn@vtec.org or call 207-775-0244.


Module 1: Installing and configuring domain controllers
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
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
Overview of 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
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
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
Lab : Troubleshooting Group Policy infrastructure

Module 6: Managing user settings with Group Policy
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
Securing domain controllers
Implementing account security
Implementing audit authentication
Configuring managed service accounts
Lab : Securing AD DS

Module 8: Deploying and managing AD CS
Deploying CAs
Administering CAs
Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs
Lab : Deploying and configuring a two-tier CA hierarchy

Module 9: Deploying and managing certificates
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
Overview of AD FS
AD FS requirements and planning
Deploying and configuring AD FS
Web Application Proxy Overview
Lab : Implementing AD FS

Module 11: Implementing and administering AD RMS
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 synchronization with Microsoft Azure AD
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 recovering 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