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This three-day instructor-led course provides Active Directory Technology Specialists an introduction to Active Directory server roles in Windows Server 2008. Intented for entry level students.

Course Outline

This three-day instructor-led course provides Active Directory Technology Specialists an introduction to Active Directory server roles in Windows Server 2008. The course is intended for entry level students who want to get familiar with the Active Directory server roles and their basic functionality.

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who are new to Active Directory and want to become familiar with Active Directory concepts.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will understand how Active Directory server roles are used and learn about the purpose and components of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Students will learn how to configure organizational units and user, computer and group accounts. Lastly, students will learn how to manage access to shared resources.


Course Outline

Module 1: Exploring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Roles

This module provides an overview of the Active Directory server roles.


• Overview of Active Directory Domain Services
• Overview of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
• Overview of Active Directory Certificate Services
• Overview of Active Directory Rights Management Services
• Overview of Active Directory Federation Services

Lab: Exploring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Server Roles

• Exercise 1: Planning Active Directory Server Role Implementations
• Exercise 2: Understanding Active Directory Server Role Integration with AD DS

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe the Active Directory server roles required for a variety of Active Directory deployment scenarios.
• Describe the integration of AD DS with other Active Directory server roles

Module 2: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains the reasons for deploying AD DS and describes the AD DS components.


• Overview of AD DS
• Overview of AD DS Logical Components
• Overview of AD DS Physical Components

Lab: Exploring AD DS Components and Tools

• Exercise 1: Examining the AD DS Logical Components
• Exercise 2: Examining the AD DS Physical Components

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Install the AD DS management tools on a Windows Vista computer.
• Describe the AD DS logical components
• Describe the AD DS physical components

Module 3: Introduction to Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services

This module explains how Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) works and how to configure AD LDS components.


• AD LDS Overview
• Implementing and Administering AD LDS
• Implementing AD LDS Replication
• Comparing AD DS and AD LDS

Lab: Configuring AD LDS

• Exercise 1: Configuring AD LDS Instances and Application Partitions
• Exercise 2: Configuring AD LDS Access Control
• Exercise 3: Configuring AD LDS Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Configure AD LDS instances and application partitions.
• Configure AD LDS access control.
• Configure AD LDS replication.

Module 4: Introduction to Active Directory Certificate Services

This module explains how Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) works and how to implement AD CS certificate enrollment.


• Overview of Active Directory Certificate Services
• Understanding Active Directory Certificate Services Certificates
• Implementing Certificate Enrollment and Revocation

Lab: Exploring Active Directory Certificate Services

• Exercise 1: Requesting Certificates Using Web Enrollment
• Exercise 2: Managing Certificate Requests and Revocation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Request certificates using Web enrollment.
• Manage certificate requests.

Module 5: Introduction to Active Directory Rights Management Services

This module explains how Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) works and how to configure AD RMS settings.


• AD RMS Overview
• Understanding AD RMS
• Managing AD RMS

Lab: Exploring AD RMS

• Exercise 1: Verifying AD RMS Functionality
• Exercise 2: Customizing the AD RMS Configuration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Verify AD RMS functionality.
• Customize the AD RMS configuration.

Module 6: Introduction to Active Directory Federation Services

This module explains how Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) works and how to configure AD FS components.


• AD FS Overview
• AD FS Deployment Scenarios
• Configuring AD FS Components

Lab: Exploring AD FS

• Exercise 1: Implementing the AD FS Components (Discussion)
• Exercise 2: Configuring the AD FS Resource Partner Organization

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Describe how to implement the AD FS components.
• Configure the AD FS resource partner organization.

Module 7: Creating Active Directory Domain Services User and Computer Objects

This module explains how to configure AD DS user and computer accounts.


• Managing User Accounts
• Creating Computer Accounts
• Using Queries to Locate Objects in AD DS

Lab: Creating AD DS User and Computer Accounts

• Exercise 1: Creating and Configuring User Accounts
• Exercise 2: Creating and Configuring Computer Accounts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create and configure user accounts
• Create and configure computer accounts.

Module 8: Creating Active Directory Domain Services Groups and Organizational Units

This module explains how to configure AD DS group accounts and organizational units (OU).


• Introduction to AD DS Groups
• Managing Group Accounts
• Creating Organizational Units

Lab: Creating an OU Infrastructure

• Exercise 1: Creating AD DS Groups
• Exercise 2: Planning an OU Hierarchy (Discussion)
• Exercise 3: Creating an OU Hierarchy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Create and configure group accounts.
• Create and configure organizational units
• Apply considerations when creating an OU design.

Module 9: Managing Access to Resources in Active Directory Domain Services

This module explains how to manage access to shared resources in an AD DS environment.


• Managing Access Overview
• Assigning Permissions to Shared Resources
• Managing NTFS File and Folder Permissions
• Determining Effective Permission

Lab: Managing Access to Resources

• Exercise 1: Planning a Shared Folder Implementation (Discussion)
• Exercise 2: Implementing a Shared Folder Implementation
• Exercise 3: Evaluating the Shared Folder Implementation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

• Plan a shared folder implementation.
• Implement a secure shared folder implementation.
• Evaluate the shared folder implementation.

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Prerequisites & Certificates

Before attending this course, students must have: • Basic understanding of networking. • Basic understanding of network operating systems. • Basic knowledge of server hardware. A+ or equivalent knowledge (not required but expected).

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
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I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
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Reviewed by 2013
By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
Reviewed by 2012
very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
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I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
Reviewed by 2012
the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
Reviewed by 2012
Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
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The course was really useful for me.
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over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
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Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
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It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
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Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
Reviewed by 2012
The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
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Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
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While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
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Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by 2012
Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
Reviewed by 2011
There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
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Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
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My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
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Not instructor led hence one star rating
Reviewed by 2011
The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
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Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
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Very positive experience.
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