70-742 Identity in Windows Server 2016 

Learn to deploy Active directory domain Services (ADDS) and related services.

Course code: 20742

Exam Code: 70-742

Duration: 40 Hours

This 70-742: Identity in Windows Server 2016 course teaches IT professionals on the deployment, configuration and troubleshooting of identity services such as Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy in Windows Server 2016. Additionally, this course also covers the deployment and installation of other Active Directory server roles, such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).

The course 70-742: Identity in Windows Server 2016 is part of a three course series required to pass the MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification. The course curriculum is designed keeping in view the exam topics covered in the Microsoft exam 70-742. In this way, this course is equally helpful for IT professionals looking to gain their knowledge as well as the candidates willing to appear in the said exam.

Objective
  • Install and configure domain controllers.
  • Manage objects in AD DS by using graphical tools and Windows PowerShell.
  • Implement AD DS in complex environments.
Target Audience

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.

Outline
  • Overview of AD DS
  • Overview of AD DS domain controllers
  • Deploying a domain controller
  • 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
  • Overview of advanced AD DS deployments
  • Deploying a distributed AD DS environment
  • Configuring AD DS trusts
  • Overview of AD DS replication
  • Configuring AD DS sites
  • Configuring and monitoring AD DS replication
  • Introducing Group Policy
  • Implementing and administering GPOs
  • Group Policy scope and Group Policy processing
  • Troubleshooting the application of GPOs
  • Implementing administrative templates
  • Configuring Folder Redirection, software installation, and scripts
  • Configuring Group Policy preferences
  • Securing domain controllers
  • Implementing account security
  • Implementing audit authentication
  • Configuring managed service accounts
  • Deploying CAs
  • Administering CAs
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining CAs

Deploying and managing certificate templates

  • Managing certificate deployment, revocation, and recovery
  • Using certificates in a business environment
  • Implementing and managing smart cards
  • Overview of AD FS
  • AD FS requirements and planning
  • Deploying and configuring AD FS
  • Web Application Proxy Overview
  • Overview of AD RMS
  • Deploying and managing an AD RMS infrastructure
  • Configuring AD RMS content protection
  • Planning and preparing for directory synchronization
  • Implementing directory synchronization by using Azure AD Connect
  • Managing identities with directory synchronization
  • Monitoring AD DS
  • Managing the Active Directory database
  • Active Directory backup and recovery options for AD DS and other identity and access solutions
Labs
  • Deploying AD DS
  • Deploying domain controllers by performing domain controller cloning
  • Administering AD DS
  • Creating and managing groups in AD DS
  • Creating and configuring user accounts in AD DS
  • Managing computer objects in AD DS
  • Delegate administration for OUs
  • Creating and modifying AD DS objects with Windows PowerShell
  • Implementing forest trusts
  • Implementing child domains in AD DS
  • Modifying the default site
  • Creating additional sites and subnets
  • Configuring AD DS replication
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting AD DS replication
  • Verify GPO application
  • Troubleshooting GPOs
  • Using administrative templates to manage user settings
  • Implement settings by using Group Policy preferences
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
  • Planning Group Policy (optional)
  • Implementing security policies for accounts, passwords, and administrative groups
  • Deploying and configuring an RODC
  • Creating and associating a group MSA
  • Deploying an offline root CA
  • Deploying an enterprise subordinate CA
  • Configuring certificate templates
  • Enrolling and using certificates
  • Configuring and implementing key recovery
  • Configuring AD FS prerequisites
  • Installing and configuring AD FS
  • Configuring an internal application for AD
  • Configuring AD FS for federated business partners
  • Installing and configuring AD RMS
  • Configuring AD RMS templates
  • Using AD RMS on clients
  • Preparing for directory synchronization
  • Configuring directory synchronization
  • Managing Active Directory users and groups and monitoring directory synchronization
  • Backing up and restoring AD DS
  • Recovering objects in AD DS
Prerequisites

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.

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