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Microsoft Active Directory

A 3 day
training course
**Due to the current COVID-19 isolation rules all our courses are being delivered via virtual instructor led learning until further notice**

Microsoft Active Directory training course description

A thorough understanding of this system is essential for anyone managing enterprise MS networks. Essential theory is complimented with a high level of hands on practice allowing delegates to observe the idiosyncrasies of Active Directory and Group Policy at first hand. Delegates learn the fundamental theory of AD and progress onto building a multi-domain network in the classroom. The course includes troubleshooting methods, and essential maintenance procedures. This course is designed to teach you the skills needed for day to day management of these technologies.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Install AD on multiple PCs.
  • Use the tools to create and manage objects.
  • Create appropriate group policies to restrict selected user’s desktops and network access.
  • Install DNS to support Active Directory without loosing Internet Connectivity.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot AD problems
  • Backup Active Directory.

Microsoft Active Directory training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical staff working with AD based networks.
Supporting Windows server.
3 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Customer reviews

"Able to customise course which was excellent."
M. H. Bovis Homes
"Good pace. Well tailored to fit the needs of the group."
D. R. Janet

Microsoft Active Directory training course contents

Introduction to Active Directory
Network authentication methods, Active Directory defined, AD naming conventions, network management with AD, AD structures: Domains, Organisational Units, Forests & Trees, Sites, The Global Catalogue. Windows 2003 new features, installing AD.
Exercise: Installing an AD network.

Windows overview
Management methods Server management tools, installing the additional tools, Terminal Server: Administration mode, Administrator accounts in AD, Local Security Policy.
Exercise: Install the management tools, Management using Terminal Services.

Creating & Managing Objects (a quick look)
AD management tools, AD users and computers, Creating & managing OUs, User Accounts and groups, controlling access to AD objects, moving objects, Publishing resources, locating objects in AD, delegating authority.
Exercise: Creating a control OU structure and delegating authority.

Introduction to Group Policies
What are Group Policies? Where Group Policy data is stored, security, Group Policy flow.
Exercise: Implementing Group Policies

Working with Group Policies
Local security templates, administrative templates, scripts, folder redirection, software deployment.
Exercise: Scripts, redirecting the start menu, creating a secure, robust desktop environment.

Implementing DNS
DNS basics, troubleshooting, implementing DNS zones.
Exercise: Building a unified DNS solution.

Maintaining and managing the AD database
AD support tools, database internal structure, replication, replication tools, Single Operations Masters, tools for maintenance, maintenance techniques, Backing up AD, Directory Services restore mode, NTDSUtil, Authoritative & non-authoritative restoration, rebuilding.
Exercise: NTDSUtil.

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SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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