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Active Directory Security Controls are integral to ensuring the completeness, accuracy, integrity and privacy of data.

First, this course takes you through the architecture of Active Directory. We discuss methodologies for identifying Forests and auditing Domains, Organizational Units and Groups. Next, you learn how to develop a practical methodology for auditing and securing Active Directory.

We discuss attacks against Active Directory and how to protect against these attacks. We walk through steps to extract data from Active Directory. Lastly, streamlined audit techniques designed to make Active Directory more secure and difficult to hack will be covered and audit checklists will be provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore Windows and Windows Networks, Windows Operating Systems, Versions and Patches.
  • Recognize why Active Directory is so important to security.
  • Identify and understand the layers of Active Directory - Forests, Trees, Domain Controllers and Active Directory Domains and Trusts.
  • Discover audit techniques utilized to assess Active Directory security.
Last updated/reviewed: March 25, 2020

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Member's Profile
The visuals of this course could be improved by more screen shots very early on in the session. Better visuals or screen shots of the concepts within the AD would be helpful (maybe for copywrite reasons they are not allowed?). I come from this with no previous AD experience, so I did not know what forest/trees/root referred to. Perhaps that is covered in a more introductory course, or I should go through the course again, maybe I missed some of this detail.
Anonymous Author
It would be helpful at the beginning of the course if you included screenshots of AD.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  1:58Introduction to Auditing Active Directory
  4:44Defining Active Directory
  9:23Auditing Active Directory-Identifying The Domain and Domain Controllers
  12:35Auditing Active Directory-Administrator Rights
  4:21Auditing Active Directory-Group Rights
  14:46Auditing Active Directory-User Rights
  2:33Auditing Active Directory-System Rights
  12:35Auditing Active Directory-Authentication Security
  2:38Auditing Active Directory-Patch Management
  5:15Documenting Audit Procedures and Testing
  1:10:48Auditing Active Directory
  PDFSlides: Auditing Active Directory
  PDFAuditing Active Directory Glossary/ Index