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Windows certificates for engineers  |    A 3 day   hands on   training course

Windows certificates training course description

A hands-on training course concentrating solely on PKI using Windows certificates.

What will you learn
  • Explain how PKI works.
  • Install windows certificates.
  • Configure windows certificates.
  • Troubleshoot windows certificates.
Windows certificates training course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Technical security staff.

  • Prerequisites:
  • Windows server.

  • Duration
  • 3 days

  • Dates & prices
  • Click here

Windows certificates training course contents

  • PKI
  • Symmetric encryption, asymmetric encryption, authentication, digital signing, hashing, certificates, Certification Authorities, Root CA, Intermediate CA, policy CA, Issuing CA, Certificate Revocation Lists.
    Hands on Inspecting a certificate.

  • Policies and PKI
  • Security policy, certification policy.

  • CA hierarchy
  • Impact of CAs on Active Directory, CA architecture, number of tiers, issuing CA organisation, CA configuration files. CA security.
    Hands on CA installation PKI health tool, monitoring.

  • Certificate revocation
  • When to revoke, OCSP.
    Hands on Revoking certificates.

  • Certificate validation
  • Discovery, validation, checks, revocation checking, certificate chains, certification publication.
    Hands on Event viewer.

  • Certificate templates
  • Version 1, version 1, default, modifying templates.
    Hands on Template management.

  • Roles
  • Criteria roles, CA administrator, Certificate manager, Backup operator, Auditor. Other PKI management roles.

  • Disaster recovery
  • Backups, recovery.
    Hands on certutil.

  • Issuing certificates
  • The certificate enrolment process, enrolment methods, manual enrolment, automatic enrolment.

  • Trust between organisations
  • Creating Trust, CTLs, common root CA, cross certification, bridge CA.

  • Web servers and certificates
  • SSL encryption, certificate authentication.
    Hands on Web servers.

  • VPN

  • Hands on Certificate deployment for VPN.

  • WiFi

  • Hands on 802.1X

Learning path



Based on overall ratings

B. M. - London Internet Exchange

"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."

N. B. - MOD Corsham

"Very clearly explained."

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout.