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Course Description

Students will learn how to configure and manage a Microsoft Windows-based Active Directory network environment through an integrated system of skill-building lessons, hands-on exercises, and self-assessment tools.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the quarter the student will be able to do the following in each objective category:

Active Directory Structure and Topology - List and describe the components of an Active Directory topology, design a multi-domain Active Directory forest structure suitable for local and wide area networks

Network Infrastructure - List, compare and contrast the name resolution mechanisms used in an Active Directory forest, describe the purpose and requirements for DNS, and in an Active Directory network and design, install and configure DNS, and in a multiple site Active Directory forest in local and wide area networks. Configure certificate services.

Group Policies - Understand the purpose of group policies and configure and deploy group policies in an Active Director forest.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.