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Windows certificates for engineers

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**

Windows certificates training course description

A hands-on training course concentrating solely on PKI using Windows certificates.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain how PKI works.
  • Install windows certificates.
  • Configure windows certificates.
  • Troubleshoot windows certificates.

Windows certificates training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical security staff.
Windows server.
3 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to

Overall ratings:

Customer reviews

"Very clearly explained. "
N. B. MOD Corsham
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M. London Internet Exchange

Windows certificates training course contents

Symmetric encryption, asymmetric encryption, authentication, digital signing, hashing, certificates, Certification Authorities, Root CA, Intermediate CA, policy CA, Issuing CA, Certificate Revocation Lists.
Hands on: Inspecting a certificate.

Policies and PKI
Security policy, certification policy.

CA hierarchy
Impact of CAs on Active Directory, CA architecture, number of tiers, issuing CA organisation, CA configuration files. CA security.
Hands on: CA installation PKI health tool, monitoring.

Certificate revocation
When to revoke, OCSP.
Hands on: Revoking certificates.

Certificate validation
Discovery, validation, checks, revocation checking, certificate chains, certification publication.
Hands on: Event viewer.

Certificate templates
Version 1, version 1, default, modifying templates.
Hands on: Template management.

Criteria roles, CA administrator, Certificate manager, Backup operator, Auditor. Other PKI management roles

Disaster recovery
Backups, recovery.
Hands on: certutil.

Issuing certificates
The certificate enrolment process, enrolment methods, manual enrolment, automatic enrolment.

Trust between organisations
Creating Trust, CTLs, common root CA, cross certification, bridge CA.

Web servers and certificates
SSL encryption, certificate authentication.
Hands on: Web servers.

Hands on: Certificate deployment for VPN.

Hands on: 802.1X

Why Choose Us

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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