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Active Directory and Entra ID: The Big Picture

by Neil Morrissey

Identity, authentication, and authorization are fundamental to managing your organization’s users and networked resources. This course will teach you how Active Directory and Entra ID can be used independently and together.

What you'll learn

Managing identity, authentication, and access control is necessary for every organization. Microsoft provides extensive capabilities in these areas through Active Directory and Azure Active Directory. Understanding the differences between the two platforms, and how they can be used together will provide options and opportunities for your organization. In this course, Active Directory and Entra ID: The Big Picture, you’ll learn the features of AD and Azure AD, and how they can be used together. First, you’ll explore capabilities of the two tools, their similarities and differences. Next, you’ll discover ways to identify and authenticate users on-premises and in the cloud. Finally, you’ll learn how to handle users outside your organization. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Active Directory and Azure Active Directory needed to make decisions on how to leverage the tools best for your organization.

About the author

Neil has worked on everything from early mobile .NET compact framework apps to modern Azure based web apps during his years in IT. As a developer and architect, he has focused on .NET and JavaScript application development, security, and hosting across a variety of Microsoft platforms, including ASP.NET, SharePoint, and Dynamics CRM. Neil has several Microsoft Certifications, including MCPD, MCSA, and MCSD.

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