Deploy and manage identity infrastructure

Solution Architect
Technology Manager
Windows Server

Learn about Active Directory Domain Services fundamentals, and then learn to configure and manage AD DS, Group Policy Objects, and how to implement hybrid identity with Windows Server.


  • 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.

In this module, you’ll learn to configure an Azure environment so that Windows IaaS workloads requiring Active Directory are supported. You’ll also learn to integrate on-premises Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) environment into Azure.

In this module, you learn how to extend an existing Active Directory environment into Azure by placing IaaS VMs configured as domain controllers onto a specially configured Azure virtual network (VNet) subnet.