Full program description

NICF - Active Directory Services with Windows Server

What's In It For Me

  • Develop knowledge about identity and access technologies in Windows Server 2016.
  • Learn how to deploy other Active Directory server roles.
  • Prepares you for the 70-742 exam.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF101

SSG Skillsconnect Code: CRS-Q-0030780-IT

Microsoft Course Code: 20742

Technology: Windows Server 2016

Alternate Course Title: Identity with Windows Server 2016

This five-day instructor-led course teaches IT Pros 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 Directoryrelated issues with Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course teaches how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

Who Should Attend

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.

Course Duration

5 Days / 39 Hours

Course Outline

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 describe 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

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

Mode of Assessment

Students must complete a paper-based NICF assessment during class.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Awarded NICF Statement of Attainments (SOAs)

Upon completion of the course, students will also be awarded with SOAs from SSG.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students 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, and 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.

Pre-requisites

Students must have completed NICF MTA: Networking Fundamentals and NICF MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals course

(or)

Possess equivalent knowledge and skills.

Funding Information

  • SSG Funding

This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG with Cat-B Funding (PME Level).

  • SkillsFuture Credit

Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture credit to offset course fee payable after SSG funding.

  • Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC LearningHub.

* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. 


Price

Course Fee with SSG Cat-B funding

Individual Sponsored Company Sponsored
w/o GST w GST Non-SME SME
w/o GST w GST w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee $2,950.00 $3,156.50 $2,950.00 $3,156.50 $2,950.00 $3,156.50
Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above $2,365.00 $2,571.50 $2,365.00 $2,571.50 $1,000.00 $1,206.50
Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above $1,000.00 $1,206.50 $1,000.00 $1,206.50 $1,000.00 $1,206.50
Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above who are not earning more than $2,000 per month (WTS Scheme) $147.50 $354.00 $147.50 $354.00 $147.50 $354.00

Remarks:

  • Individual Sponsored
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.
    • NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 
  • Company Sponsored
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr
    • Absentee payroll claimable by companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) sponsoring candidates under WTS Scheme: Up to 95% of hourly basic salary (no dollar cap)

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees

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