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: August 27, 2023
19 Reviews (85 ratings)

Reviews

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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.

5
Anonymous Author
very good active directory auditing class- broke out components for group, administrators, system and user rights. helped make sense of what each was for and what was key to look at in the audit.

5
Member's Profile
Excellent course. The course provided a good insight into the Active Directory auditing considerations and tools. The course truly demonstrated the instructor's skills and experience. Kudos!!!

5
Member's Profile
I truly appreciate this course. It was presented clearly and contained very useful information about how to find information. Bonus was the sample workpaper documentation.

4
Anonymous Author
Very comprehensive and helpful course. I am very happy to take the course it is really informative and worth.

5
Anonymous Author
Overall this course was informative and was a good introductory course to auditing Active Directory.

5
Anonymous Author
Program materials are relevant and contributed to the achievement of the learning objectives.

5
Anonymous Author
It would be helpful at the beginning of the course if you included screenshots of AD.

5
Member's Profile
Helpful summary of terminology, tools and test steps for auditing active directory.

3
Anonymous Author
Okay would've been better with less slides and more of a hands on approach.

3
Anonymous Author
A little dated. Would like to see updated using a tool like Powershell.

4
Anonymous Author
Great course on active directory, well organized and easy to follow.

5
Anonymous Author
Good course that met objectives. Well structured and presented.

5
Member's Profile
Your courses always provide helpful insight and practical tips.

3
Member's Profile
I now have insight into auditing active directory. Thank you.

5
Anonymous Author
Well developed and presented course. Met learning objectives.

4
Member's Profile
It was a good course for basic auditing of Active Directory.

5
Anonymous Author
Good course. Objectives completed. Thank you. Recommend.

5
Member's Profile
great course would do more courses with this instructor

Prerequisites
Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW
  Introduction to Auditing Active Directory1:58
  Defining Active Directory4:44
  Auditing Active Directory-Identifying The Domain and Domain Controllers9:23
  Auditing Active Directory-Administrator Rights12:35
  Auditing Active Directory-Group Rights4:21
  Auditing Active Directory-User Rights14:46
  Auditing Active Directory-System Rights2:33
  Auditing Active Directory-Authentication Security12:35
  Auditing Active Directory-Patch Management2:38
  Documenting Audit Procedures and Testing5:15
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  Auditing Active Directory1:10:48
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  Slides: Auditing Active DirectoryPDF
  Auditing Active Directory Glossary/ IndexPDF
REVIEW AND TEST
  REVIEW QUESTIONSquiz
 FINAL EXAMexam