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Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2008


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Windows Server 2008 introduces many new enhancements to the already popular certificate management service. This course covers Certificate Services in Windows Server 2008, which can be used to employ cost effective public key technologies into your organization, allowing for secure and efficient communication within your network. It describes new support features that allow network devices such as routers and switches to obtain certificates, and a new console snap-in that allows you to view the health status of distributed enterprise certificates authorities on a network. This course also examines the new Enrollment Agent Templates, the addition of Online Responders, and the key new features that improve overall enrollment capabilities. Aligning with the most current 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring exam objectives, this course is one in a series that prepares the learners for the latest Windows Server certification exam release. Passing this exam completes the requirements for the MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration certification, and counts as credit towards the following exams: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator certifications, since both MCITPs are certifications that require more than one exam.

Target Audience
The audience for this path includes administrators who are rolling out and supporting Windows Server 2008 in the enterprise. The audience also includes individuals seeking certification on Microsoft’s new generation server platform.

Prerequisites
As an exam prerequisite, any candidate should have a minimum of one year of experience implementing and administering a network operating system in an environment that has the following characteristics: • 250 to 5,000 or more users • three or more physical locations • three or more domain controllers • network services and resources such as messaging, a database, file and print, a proxy server, a firewall, the Internet, an intranet, remote access, and client computer management • connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet

Expected Duration (hours)
2.5

Lesson Objectives

Active Directory Certificate Services in Windows Server 2008

  • install Active Directory certificate services
  • assign CA administrator and certificate manager roles to users
  • back up a CA
  • restore a CA
  • distinguish between certificate template versions
  • configure an environment for key archival and recovery
  • install and configure certificate services
  • configure certificate enrollment services
  • configure enrollment agents
  • Install and configure an Online Responder
  • Publish a CRL manually
  • configure enrollments
  • configure the Online Responder
  • Course Number:
    ws_mwcd_a06_it_enus