Mar 15th 2016

Managing Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services (Coursera)

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Learn how to implement and manage Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to provide a manageable infrastructure for user and resource management.

Windows Server administrators must be able to implement Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). AD DS is the foundation for centralized management of an organization’s users and resources.

Through videos, discussions, hands-on labs and assessments, you will put in place a secure and scalable AD DS infrastructure for Windows Server users and resources.

What you’ll learn:

- The physical and logical components of AD DS, such as forests, domains, and domain controllers

- How to implement Group Policy Objects to enforce standard processes in your organization

- How to create and configure user, group, and computer accounts


- Learners should have some general understanding of Windows Server. This will ensure you have a strong foundation in Server Manager, server roles and features, DHCP, DNS, and IP addressing.

- Windows PowerShell will be the tool of choice when implementing the features in this course. Learners should have a good foundation in accessing and using simple Windows PowerShell commands.

- There are many resources available for learning the skills necessary to be successful in this course. For example, Microsoft Virtual Academy.