Integrating On-Premises Identity Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure

This course teaches IT professionals how to integrate their on-premises AD DS environment with Azure AD and how to use Azure AD as a directory service. It also teaches candidates how to use Azure RMS to protect sensitive documents. Additionally, it focusses on how to enhance authentication with multi-factor authentication and how to monitor directory synchronization health.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing Azure AD

This module describes the differences between Azure AD and AD DS, and the Azure AD versions. It also explains how to perform Azure AD tenant provisioning and how to manage objects and user roles in Azure AD.

Lessons

  • Azure AD overview

  • Implementing and configuring Azure AD

  • Managing Azure AD


Lab : Creating and managing an Azure AD tenant

  • Activating an Azure trial subscription

  • Creating an Azure AD tenant and objects in Azure AD

  • Configuring user roles in Azure AD


After completing this module, students will be able to:




  • Describe Azure AD and compare it to AD DS.

  • Explain Azure AD versions and describe how to perform Azure AD tenant provisioning.

  • Manage objects and user roles in Azure AD.


Module 2: Integrating on-premises AD DS with Azure

This module explains how to extend an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure, and how directory synchronization works. It also describes how to implement and configure directory synchronization. Additionally, this module describes how to manage synchronized directories.

Lessons

  • Extending an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure

  • Directory synchronization overview

  • Implementing and configuring directory synchronization

  • Managing synchronized directories


Lab : Implementing directory synchronization

  • Implementing Azure AD Connect

  • Managing directory synchronization


After completing this module, students will be able to:




  • Explain how to extend AD DS to the Azure platform.

  • Describe directory synchronization.

  • Implement and configure directory synchronization.

  • Manage synchronized directories.


Module 3: Using Azure AD as a directory service in hybrid environments

This module explains how to use Azure AD as a directory service for an on-premises environment, and how to configure SSO in Azure AD. Also it describes how to implement privileged identity management in Azure AD.

Lessons

  • Azure AD as a directory service for on-premises environments

  • Configuring SSO with Azure AD

  • Implementing privileged identity management in Azure AD


Lab : Using Azure AD in hybrid environments

  • Joining a Windows 10 computer to Azure AD

  • Implementing SSO with Azure AD

  • Configuring and using Azure AD Privileged Identity Management


After completing this module, students will be able to:




  • Describe how to use Azure AD as a directory service for an on-premises environment.

  • Configure SSO in Azure AD.

  • Explain how to protect privileged identities.


Module 4: Configuring and protecting authentication in hybrid environments

This module explains how authentication works in hybrid environments. In addition, it describes how to implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.

Lessons

  • Authentication in hybrid environments

  • Implementing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication


Lab : Configuring authentication in hybrid environments

  • Implementing self-service password reset

  • Implementing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

  • Implementing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Server on-premises


After completing this module, students will be able to:




  • Describe how authentication works.

  • Implement Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.


Module 5: Deploying Azure RMS with on-premises services

This module explains how rights management technologies, Active Directory RMS, and Azure RMS work. In addition, it describes how to implement Azure RMS, and how to integrate Azure RMS with on-premises services.

Lessons

  • RMS overview

  • Implementing Azure RMS

  • Integrating Azure RMS with on-premises services


Lab : Implementing Azure RMS

  • Enabling and configuring Azure RMS

  • Integrating Azure RMS with File Classification Infrastructure (FCI)

  • Using the RMS sharing application on a client


After completing this module, students will be able to:




  • Describe the rights management technologies, AD RMS and Azure RMS.

  • Implement Azure RMS.

  • Integrate Azure RMS with on-premises services.


Module 6: Monitoring Azure AD

This module describes reports on Azure AD and explains how to configure alerts. It also describes how to monitor directory services infrastructure.

Lessons

  • Azure AD reporting

  • Monitoring Azure AD


Lab : Configuring reporting and monitoring

  • Configuring Azure AD reports and notifications

  • Configuring Azure AD monitoring


After completing this module, students will be able to:




  • Describe reports on Azure AD and describe how to configure alerts.

  • Monitor directory services infrastructure.

Audience

The primary audience for this course is existing IT professionals who have some knowledge and experience with Azure, and advanced experience with the Windows Server operating system. In addition, IT professionals who take this course typically want to develop knowledge of identity services integration between on-premises services and cloud services. This would typically include:

  • AD DS administrators who are looking to train in cloud identity and access technologies.

  • System or infrastructure administrators with general AD DS experience and knowledge, who are looking for more advanced identity training for Azure services.