Learning Path

Active Directory with Windows Server 2016

Build your knowledge of Active Directory and prepare for the exam.

What you will learn

This learning path teaches you all about managing identities in Active Directory. As you progress through five courses, you’ll learn how Active Directory simplifies requirements to meet security policies and interconnection management, how to configure a secure system, how to set up and use Certificate Services and Federation Services, how Active Directory uses authorization and authentication for external system interactions, how to apply policies and organizational units for a quick response to resource or security issues, and how to manage Active Directory with the Users and Computers console and PowerShell. Upon completion, you’ll have the in-depth knowledge about Active Directory required to pass the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 certification exam.

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Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services

Course — 02:12:58

K0158, K0332, K0608, S0043, S0067, S0158, S0267

Get started with Active Directory through this course on installing and configuring Active Directory Domain Services. Take a look at domain controllers, configuration options, managing groups and accounts and more.

Managing and Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services

Course — 01:36:02

K0157, K0158, K0608, S0043, S0067, S0267, S0354

Explore the intricacies of managing and maintaining AD DS with this course covering MSAs, advanced deployments and more.

Create and Manage Group Policy

Course — 01:00:37

K0158, K0608, S0043, S0067

Keep a tight rein on your system with this course on creating and managing group policies. Explore GPOs, working with templates, preferences and item-level targeting and more.

Implement Active Directory Certificate Services

Course — 00:52:28

K0019, K0056, K0403, S0043, S0067, S0138

In this course on implementing Active Directory Certificate Services, you’ll get to grips with the intricacies of certificates and certificate administration, installation, enrollment and more.

Implement Active Directory Federation Services

Course — 00:36:54

K0007, K0056, K0336, S0043, S0067, S0367

Round out your study with this course on implementing Active Directory Federation Services, covering AD FS installation, multi-factor authentication and more.

Active Directory with Windows Server 2016 Skill Assessment

Assessment — 48 questions — 00:24:00

Meet the author

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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How to claim CPEs

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