Active Directory Domain Services

Security Engineer
Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Windows Server

Learn about Active Directory Domain Services fundamentals, and then learn to configure and manage AD DS, Active Directory Certificate Services, and how to manage Group Policy Objects.


To get the best experience from this learning path, you should have knowledge and experience of:

  • Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2016.
  • Core networking technologies.

Modules in this learning path

Learn about the fundamentals of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2019, including forests, domains, sites, domain controllers, organizational units (OUs), users, and groups.

Learn about essential AD DS domain controllers management and maintenance tasks, including their deployment, backup and recovery, and schema management. Find out about design considerations for optimal number, roles, and location of domain controllers.

Learn to implement Group Policy Objects (GPOs) in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2019.

Learn about advanced AD DS administration tasks, including creating trust relationships, implementing Enhanced Security Administrative Environment (ESAE) forests, monitoring and troubleshooting AD DS replication, and creating custom AD DS partitions.

Learn about the Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) concepts and administration tasks, including types of certification authorities (CAs), the process of issuing and revoking certificates, and establishing certificate trusts.