Mastering Active Directory

With vendors placing such a high emphasis on cloud skills, it’s easy to forget about the core essentials. With so many folks coming into the industry without these skills, this lack of knowledge is not only becoming an operational problem, but also a security one as well. Active directory and its backups are now becoming a major target for hackers, and there is a massive shortage in skilled individuals with the knowledge to thwart these attacks.

To combat this problem, this 2 day course will provide deep Insights into Microsoft Active Directory. Hosted by veteran MVP and technical expert, Andy Malone, this course will provide you with the skills you need to not only Administer, and manage AD, but also troubleshoot active directory. In just 2 days Andy will enhance your skills to not just managing users, groups, and devices. But also advanced skills like disaster recovery and extending on-premises systems into Microsoft Azure and beyond.

About the instructor Andy Malone

Andy Malone, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft MVP

With a training and consulting career spanning over 23 years, Andy is not only a world-renowned Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), but is also a 14-year winner of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) programme. After graduating university in 1995, Andy began a career as a Technical Trainer, specialising in both Microsoft technologies and Cybersecurity. 

Working closely with Microsoft Corporation and other major learning providers, Andy has delivered high quality In person & Online technical and security content to thousands of international companies and individuals worldwide. In both his training’s and events at which he speaks, his passionate style of delivery, combined with a sense of fun has become his trademark and has won him great acclaim.

Specialising in the Microsoft cloud, Identity, Authentication and information security space, Andy continues to work with industry, government and military customers to educate and inspire his students.


This 2 day workshop style class is ideal for first and second level support professionals who wish to gain an insight into not only managing, but also monitoring and troubleshooting Microsoft Active Directory.


Classroom or Online style delivery lecture where lively discussions and interaction are encouraged for students to fully explore the product and ask questions.


This masterclass is ideal for IT professionals, who either want to refresh their skills on Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services or individuals who are skilled in Microsoft 365 technologies that want to increase their knowledge in order to support on-premises systems.

Course agenda:

Day 1 Course content

  • Introductions
  • Active Directory Vs Azure Active Directory. Technical overview
  • Managing an AD DS infrastructure
  • Implementing and administering AD DS sites and replication
  • Group Policy – Deep dive

Day 2 Course content

  • Active Directory Domain Services – Security Deep dive
  • Deploying & Configuring ADDS Certificate Services
  • Implementing Cloud Hybrid solutions with Microsoft Azure AD
  • Troubleshooting & recovering Active directory from disaster
  • Course review


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