COMP07121 2018 Directory Service Configuration

General Details

Full Title
Directory Service Configuration
Transcript Title
Directory Service Configuratio
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Subject Area
COMP - Computing
COEL - Computing & Electronic Eng
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
John Weir, Diane O'Brien
Programme Membership
SG_KCMPU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computing SG_KNCLD_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KNCLD_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure SG_KCMPU_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing

This Module aims to provide the student with the skills necessary to plan and implement an Directory Service infrastructure including the installation of roles, configuration and management of Sites, Global Catalog Server and other Flexible Single Master Operations roles. 

The adoption of cloud computing has brought about new hybrid infrastructures, and it is essential that AD DS support the needs of these new and unique deployment models that include services hosted entirely in the cloud, services that comprise cloud and on-premises components, and services that remain exclusively on the premises. This module will provide students with the ability to deploy to this hybrid infrastructures

The automation of the creation of Active Directory objects through PowerShell scripting.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services


Configure Active Directory Infrastructure


Configure Active Directory Roles and Services


Create and Maintain Active Directory objects through PowerShell scripting


Deploy Active Directory on Azure Virtual Machines

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using the flipped classroom where students will be provided with the lectures and labs on video through moodle and the class time will be used to master compentency in this practical area

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment will be done by practical exams on virtual machines to test the students ability to configure an Active Directory infrastructure

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessments will be facilitated in the form of a practical exam in a laboratory setting for those students with a genuine case.

Indicative Syllabus

Install and Configure Active Directory Domain Services

  • Introducing Active Directory, Identity, and access
  • Active Directory Components and Concepts
  • Install Active Directory Domain Services 

Configure an Active Directory infrastructure

  • Configure a forest or a domain.
  • Configure trusts.
  • Configure sites.
  • Configure Active Directory replication.
  • Configure the global catalog.
  • Configure operations masters.

Configure Active Directory Roles and Services

  • Configure Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS).
  • Configure Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS).
  • Configure the read-only domain controller (RODC).
  • Configure Active Directory Federation Services (AD FSv2).

Create and maintain Active Directory objects through PowerShell scripting

  • Automate creation of Active Directory accounts using PowerShell.
  • Maintain Active Directory accounts.
  • create, modify, delete, and support group objects in Active Directory.
  • create and configure computer accounts.

Deploy Active Directory on Azure Virtual Machines

  • Configure a Cloud only Virtual Network in Azure Portal
  • Configure a Site to Site VPN in the Azure Portal
  • Intall a new Active Directory forest on an Azure virtual network

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Practical Evaluation to examine students ability to install roles and configure sites and manage replication Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 25 % Week 6 1,2
2 Practical Evaluation Practical Evaluation to examine students ability to to manage the creation of objects in AD and manage the global catalog and FSMO roles and depoy Active Directory in Azure Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 25 % Week 11 3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Written Exam to assess students theoretically on all of the learning outcomes Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Computer Laboratory Configuration of Active Directory 3 Weekly 3.00
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory of Server Management 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Offsite Practice Labs 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2014-02-15 Exam Ref 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 (MCSA): Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft Press

Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-410 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of implementing and configuring core services in Windows Server 2012 R2. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level.

Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives:

  • Install and configure servers
  • Configure server roles and features
  • Configure Hyper-V
  • Deploy and configure core network services
  • Install and administer Active Directory
  • Create and manage Group Policy

This Microsoft Exam Ref:

  • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives.
  • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.

Recommended Reading
2014-01-17 Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 Sybex
ISBN 1118289420 ISBN-13 9781118289426

Paperback. Pub Date :2013-12-23 Pages: 1670 Language: English Publisher: Sybex Check out the new Hyper-V. find new and easier ways to remotely connect back into the office. or learn all about Storage Spaces-these are just a few of the features in Windows Server 2012 R2 that are explained in this updated edition from Windows authority Mark Minasi and a team of Windows Server experts led by Kevin Greene. This book gets you up to speed on all of the new features and functions of Windows Server. and includes real-world scenarios to put them in perspective If youre a system administrator upgrading to. migrating to. or managing Windows Server 2012 R2. find what you need to do the job in this complete resource Learn all about..: Installing or upgrading to and managing Windows Server 2012 R2 Understanding Microsoft NIC teams 2012 and PowerShell Setting up via GUI or updated Server C...

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