Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Complete Course

Learn Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) with Windows Server Infrastructure Lab built from scratch

The purpose of this course is to create a Certificate Authority using Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) with Microsoft Windows Server. This course offers a comprehensive step-by-step guide that demonstrates how to successfully create a Certificate Authority using those technologies.

What you’ll learn

  • Deploy a functioning and secure Two-Tier Certificate Authority and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
  • Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).
  • Creating a Certificate Authority for testing and production purposes.
  • Will be able to adapt these instructions to your existing Active Directory domain.

Course Content

  • Public Key Infrastructure Overview –> 20 lectures • 1hr 47min.
  • Hyper-V and Lab VMs Installation –> 14 lectures • 1hr 25min.
  • Offline Root CA Server Setup and Configuration –> 13 lectures • 1hr 19min.
  • Subordinate CA Server Setup and Configuration –> 15 lectures • 1hr 18min.
  • Deploy Root and Subordinate Certificates –> 3 lectures • 19min.

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Complete Course

Requirements

  • No particular requirements. To follow along you need to have a workstation with hyperviser.

The purpose of this course is to create a Certificate Authority using Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) with Microsoft Windows Server. This course offers a comprehensive step-by-step guide that demonstrates how to successfully create a Certificate Authority using those technologies.

This course also explains each step, the necessity of that step, and the importance of that step within the Certificate Authority. The results of this course will create a Certificate Authority that can issue certificates internally within an organization in a secure manner, using best practices.

This course is meant for developers, network administrators and systems administrators who have a basic understanding of Windows Server and Public Key Infrastructures and need to deploy a Certificate Authority rapidly within their environment for various purposes. By using the steps provided in this course, there will be a Certificate Authority framework created that can be customized for whatever requirements are needed in any

environment.

This course is also meant to be used by developers, network administrators and system administrators who can interpret this guide and modify it for their existing environment.

Simply following this guide will not implement a functioning PKI for your organization, you will need to modify the steps accordingly to make it function properly. This means creating different servers, modifying steps for different Active Directory domains, modifying LDAP settings, modifying file paths, creating different certificates, and other critical steps as needed.

The contents of this course is presented in a thorough, but easy to follow manner.

Hands-on demonstrations are provided for important steps for verification purposes and to demonstrate how the environment should be configured. It should take approximately twelve hours to go through this course from start to finish.

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