Administering Active Directory Certificate Services Course Overview

Administering Active Directory Certificate Services Course Overview

The "Administering Active Directory Certificate Services" course is designed to provide IT professionals with a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), a critical component of public key infrastructure (PKI). The course covers the installation, configuration, management, and troubleshooting of AD CS.

Participants will learn to prepare the environment for AD CS, install and configure certificate authorities, manage certificate templates, and handle certificate enrollment and revocation. They will also delve into advanced topics such as smart card authentication, key archival and recovery, and securing AD CS using proper auditing and monitoring techniques.

By the end of the course, learners will have mastered the skills necessary to effectively manage and maintain an Active Directory Certificate Services infrastructure, ensuring secure and efficient certificate issuance and management within their organizations. This knowledge is vital for maintaining a robust security posture and supporting various secure communication protocols and authentication methods.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure that you can successfully undertake our Administering Active Directory Certificate Services course and fully benefit from its content, the following prerequisites are recommended:


  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server operating system and its core functionality.
  • Familiarity with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) concepts and administration.
  • Understanding of basic networking concepts including TCP/IP, DNS, and firewall operations.
  • Experience with Windows Server management tools and roles, particularly with respect to server installation and roles configuration.
  • Knowledge of security concepts such as encryption, PKI, and certificates would be beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Familiarity with basic command-line and PowerShell operations in a Windows Server environment.

These prerequisites are intended to provide a foundation that will help you grasp the course material more effectively, not to serve as a barrier to entry. If you have a willingness to learn and a commitment to expanding your technical skills, our experienced instructors will guide you through the rest of the learning process.


Target Audience for Administering Active Directory Certificate Services

Learn to secure and manage your network's identity solutions with our Administering Active Directory Certificate Services course, tailored for IT security professionals.


  • Systems Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • IT Security Specialists
  • Infrastructure Architects
  • Directory Services Engineers
  • Technical Support Engineers
  • IT Managers overseeing security operations
  • Compliance Officers managing IT standards
  • Security Consultants implementing identity solutions
  • Active Directory Administrators
  • IT Professionals aiming to specialize in security
  • Cybersecurity Analysts focused on organizational security
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) Specialists
  • Professionals preparing for Microsoft certification exams related to AD CS


Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this Administering Active Directory Certificate Services?

Introduction to the Course's Learning Outcomes:

Gain comprehensive knowledge on managing and maintaining Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) to secure your organization’s IT infrastructure and manage public key infrastructure.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Understand the role and function of Active Directory Certificate Services within an IT infrastructure.
  • Prepare the environment and install AD CS with best practices in mind.
  • Configure and manage Certificate Authority (CA) roles and secure CA operations.
  • Perform CA backup and recovery to ensure continuity in case of failure.
  • Design, create, and configure certificate templates according to organizational requirements.
  • Manage certificate enrollment and deployment through policy and web services.
  • Implement and maintain certificate revocation mechanisms, including CRL distribution points and OCSP.
  • Configure and manage smart card authentication, including the enrollment process.
  • Set up key archival and perform key recovery tasks to prevent data loss.
  • Secure AD CS by configuring security settings and auditing, and monitor system health and performance.
  • Troubleshoot common issues with AD CS and diagnose system problems effectively.