Windows Server Administration Concepts: Active Directory

As an IT professional, you have been working with Active Directory at some point or another. This course will teach you the concepts of administering Active Directory in Windows Server 2019.
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(20)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 4, 2020
Duration
59m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(20)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 4, 2020
Duration
59m
Description

As an IT professional, you are well aware of the role Active Directory is playing within your organization.

In this course, Windows Server Administration Concepts: Active Directory, you’ll learn how to easily manage and configure users and computers inside an AD environment.

What will you learn in this Active Directory for beginners course?

  • First, you’ll explore the different components of an Active Directory infrastructure.
  • Next, you’ll discover how to create and manage organizational units, users, and groups.
  • Finally, you’ll learn how to centrally manage users and computers by the use of group policies.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Windows 2019 Active Directory Domain Services needed to support identity within your organization.
Course FAQ
Course FAQ
What is Active Directory?

Active Directory (AD) is a proprietary directory service created by Microsoft that allows IT admins the ability to authenticate and authorize users and computers within a Windows domain environment or network. Microsoft AD makes it easy to assign, enforce and manage security measures and permissions for all objects (users, groups, devices etc) within a defined network.

How popular is Active Directory?

According to the Pluralsight Tech Index, Active Directory is rated as the #14 most popular IT Ops technology, increasing in popularity and usage over the past months. Mastering this technology is a must for any IT professional working in a Microsoft domain network or server environment.

Who is this Active Directory course for?

BEGINNERS! This course is for those IT professionals who are looking to learn the basics of Microsoft Active Directory including how to configure units, users, and groups as well as how to utilize and create group policies to centrally manage users and computers. This is also a great basic refresher course for intermediate and advanced IT professionals who haven't been in AD for a while.

About the author
About the author

Working in the IT field for the last 15 years, Jean-Francois has been exchanging roles. From Systems Administrator to teaching Microsoft Official Curriculum courses as a MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) as well as a consultant providing solutions to challenging IT projects.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Jean Landry, and welcome to my course, Windows Server Administration Concepts: Active Directory. In this course, we are going to learn about core components of Active Directory and how to manage domain services. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include organizational units, users, and groups, domain trees and forests, Active Directory operations master roles, and Group Policy object's purpose and functionality. By the end of this course, you'll know what are the core components making Active Directory possible. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the management of Windows Server operating systems. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn the concepts of Active Directory with the Windows Server Administration Concepts: Active Directory course, at Pluralsight.