M6424: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M6424

This course has now been incorporated in to the M6420: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 course.


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Exploring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Roles (5 topics)

  • Overview of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)
  • Overview of Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
  • Overview of Active Directory Digital Certificates (AD CS)
  • Overview of Active Directory Rights Management Solution (AD RMS)
  • Overview of Active Directory Federation Solution (AD FS)

Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services (3 topics)

  • Overview of Active Directory Domain Services
  • Overview of AD DS Logical Components
  • Overview of AD DS Physical Components

Introduction to Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (4 topics)

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

Introduction to Active Directory Certificate Services (3 topics)

  • AD CS Overview
  • Understanding AD CS Certificates
  • Implementing Certificate Enrollment and Revocation

Introduction to Active Directory Rights Management Services (3 topics)

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

Introduction to Active Directory Federation Services (3 topics)

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

Creating AD Domain Services User and Computer Objects (3 topics)

  • Managing User Accounts
  • Creating Computer Accounts
  • Using Queries to Locate Objects in Active Directory

Creating Active Directory Domain Services Groups and Organizational Units (3 topics)

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

Managing Access to Resources (4 topics)

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


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).

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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