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Windows Server 2008 (Exam 70-640) Active Directory Configuration

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Learn from AtHand Learning's experts and prepare to certify your knowledge of the Technology Specialist exam 70-640. This course will prepare you to configure DNS for Active Directory, Configure the Active Directory Infrastructure and other server roles, and many more topics on Windows Server 2008 Active Directory.

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5 levels - 129 modules - 15 learning hours


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Course Instructor: Sean-Philip Oriyano

Sean has been actively working in the IT field since 1990. In that time he has held positions ranging from support specialist to consultant and senior instructor. Currently, he is an IT instructor who specializes in infrastructure and security topics for various public and private entities. Some of his clients include the US Air Force, US Navy, and US Army and various other clients at locations around the globe. He is a published writer having been published on,,, and He has also created training courseware for companies such as Microsoft and Autodesk.

He is certified as a CISSP, CHFI, CEH, CEI, CNDA, SCNP, SCPI, MCT, MCSE, and MCITP, and he is a member of EC-Council, ISSA, Elearning Guild, and Infragard.

Course Outline

Level 1

Introduction: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services
Chapter 1: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services
  • Introduction
  • Installing Active Directory Domain Service
  • Active Directory Post-Installation Demo
  • Read Only Domain Controllers
  • AD DS Domain Controller Roles
  • Managing Operations Manager Roles Demo
  • Summary
Chapter 2: Domain Name Services for Active Directory
  • Introduction
  • Exploring Active Directory DS and DNS Integration
  • DNS Server Roles Demo
  • Configuring AD DS Integrated Zones
  • Configuring AD and DNS Integration Demo
  • Working with Read-Only DNS Zones
  • Summary
Chapter 3: Configuring Active Directory Objects and Trusts
  • Introduction
  • Working with Active Directory Objects
  • Creating AD Groups Demo
  • Strategies for Using Groups
  • Automating AD DS Object Management
  • Object Permissions
  • Delegating Controls in Active Directory Demo
  • Trusts
  • Summary
Chapter 4: Active Directory Sites and Replication
  • Introduction
  • The Role of Replication
  • AD DS Sites and Replication
  • Configuring and Monitoring Replication
  • Summary
Level 2

Chapter 5: Creating and Configuring Group Policy
  • Introduction
  • Creating and Configuring Group Policy
  • Creating a New Group Policy Object Demo
  • Configuring the Scope of Group Policy Objects
  • Linking a GPO to another AD Object Demo
  • Evaluating the Application of Group Policy Objects
  • Modifying Affected Users in a GPO Demo
  • Managing Group Policy Objects
  • Delegating Permissions of a GPO Demo
  • Summary
Chapter 6: Creating User Environments Using Group Policy
  • Introduction
  • Configuring User Environments Using Group Policy
  • Configuring Scripts and Folder Redirection using Group Policy
  • Configuring Administrative Templates
  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Deploying Software Using Group Policy
  • Deploying Software Using Group Policy Demo
  • Summary
Chapter 7: Implementing Security Using Group Policy
  • Introduction
  • Implementing Security Using Group Policy
  • Configuring Windows Firewall Demo
  • Implementing Fine-Grained Password Policies
  • Restricting Group Membership and Access to Software
  • Managing Security Using Security Templates
  • Security Configuration Analysis Wizard Demo
  • Summary
Level 3

Chapter 8: Implementing an Active Directory Monitoring Plan
  • Introduction
  • Implementing a Monitoring Plan
  • Event Viewer Demo
  • Monitoring with Reliability and Performance Monitor
  • AD Monitoring Demo
  • Working with AD DS Auditing
  • Auditing Active Directory Demo
  • Summary
Chapter 9: Implementing an Active Directory Maintenance Plan
  • Introduction
  • Managing and Maintaining Domain Controllers
  • Backing Up Active Directory Domain Services
  • Windows Server Backup Demo
  • Restoring AD DS
  • Summary
Chapter 10: Troubleshooting Active Directory
  • Introduction
  • Troubleshooting Active Directory
  • Troubleshooting DNS and AD
  • Troubleshooting AD DS Replication
  • Summary
Chapter 11: Troubleshooting Group Policy Issues
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Group Policy Troubleshooting
  • Tools for Diagnosing Group Policy Demo
  • Troubleshooting Group Policy Replication
  • Client Side Extension Processing
Chapter 12: Implementing an AD DS Infrastructure
  • Introduction
  • Overview of the AD DS Domain
  • Planning a Group Policy Strategy
  • Summary
Level 4

Introduction: Configuring and Troubleshooting Identity and Access Solutions with Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
Chapter 1: Exploring Identity Access Solutions
  • Introduction
  • Exploring IDA Management
  • Server Roles in IDA Management
  • Installing a Server Role Demo
  • Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) 2007
  • Summary
Chapter 2: Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
  • Introduction
  • Overview of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Deploying a CA Hierarchy
  • Installing Certificate Services
  • CRL Publication
  • Installing Certificate Services Demo
  • Summary
Chapter 3: Deploying and Managing Certificates
  • Introduction
  • Certificates and AD CS
  • Creating a Certificate Demo
  • Autoenrollment with Group Policy
  • Revocation of Certificates
  • Revoking a Certificate Demo
  • Certificate Templates
  • Editing a Certificate Template
  • Certificate Recovery
  • Summary
Level 5

Chapter 4: Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (LDS)
  • Introduction
  • Exploring AD LDS
  • Installing LDS Demo
  • Configuring AD LDS Instances
  • Configuring AD LDS Demo
  • AD LDS/AD DS Integration
  • Summary
Chapter 5: Active Directory Federated Services (AD FS)
  • Introduction
  • Identity Federation
  • AD FS Deployment
  • Claims
  • Summary
Chapter 6: Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
  • Introduction
  • Overview of AD RMS
  • Deploying RMS
  • Installing RMS Demo
  • Preinstallation Considerations
  • Managing AD RMS
  • Summary
Chapter 7: Maintenance of Access Management Solutions
  • Introduction
  • Supporting AD CS
  • AD FS Maintenance Tasks
  • Maintaining AD RMS
  • Summary