Deploying and Managing a Public Key Infrastructure Training Course


Microsoft Official Curriculum Course Number: 2821
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Course Description

This four-day, instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design, deploy, and manage a public key infrastructure (PKI) to support applications that require distributed security. Students get hands-on experience implementing solutions to secure PKI-enabled applications and services, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Internet Information Server, Microsoft Outlook, and remote access services.



Audience

This course is intended for IT systems engineers who are responsible for designing and implementing security solutions. Individuals should have knowledge and experience to install and configure the Active Directory directory service and security mechanisms for computers running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server™ 2003 family.


Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

Familiarity with Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 core technologies, such as those described in the following Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) courses:

Course 2274: Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

Course 2275: Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

Course 2152: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server

Familiarity with Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 networking technologies, such as those described in the following MOC courses:

Course 2277: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Services

Course 2153: Implementing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure

Familiarity with Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 directory services technologies, such as those described in the following MOC courses:

Course 2279: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure

Course 2154: Implementing and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Directory Services


Prepares For
  • This course will help the student prepare for the following Microsoft Certification exams:
  • Exam 70-214: Implementing and Managing Security in a Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
  • Exam 70-220: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network
  • Exam 70-298: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network
  • Exam 70-299, Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network

Course Completion Skills:
  • After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe PKI and the major components of a PKI.
  • Design a certification authority (CA) hierarchy to meet business requirements.
  • Install Certificate Services to create a CA hierarchy.
  • Perform certificate management tasks, CA management tasks, and plan for disaster recovery of Certificate Services.
  • Create and publish a certificate template, and replace an existing certificate template.
  • Enroll a certificate manually, autoenroll a certificate, and enroll a smart card certificate.
  • Implement manual and automatic key archival and recovery in a Windows Server 2003 PKI.
  • Configure trust between organizations by configuring and implementing qualified subordination.
  • Deploy smart cards in a Windows environment.
  • Secure a Web environment by implementing SSL security and certificate-based authentication for Web applications.
  • Implement secure e-mail messages by using Microsoft Exchange Server in a Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 environment.
Module 1 Overview of Public Key Infrastructure
This module explains the basic concepts of a public key infrastructure (PKI) and its components. It also provides an overview of the topics that will be explained in-depth in the course.
Lessons
Introduction to PKI
Introduction to Cryptography
Certificates and Certification Authorities

Labs

  • Lab A: Identifying Trusted Root CAs
  • Creating a Custom MMC
  • Viewing CA Certificates in Certificates MMC
  • Analyzing CA Certificate Distribution Methods

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe PKI and its basic components.
  • Describe how symmetric and public key encryption works.
  • Define the role of certificates and CAs in a PKI.
Module 2 Designing a Certification Authority Hierarchy
This module introduces students to designing a CA hierarchy. It explains the major tasks that are involved, including identifying business and legal requirements and planning a Certification Authority (CA) hierarchy structure.
Lessons
Identifying CA Hierarchy Design Requirements
Common CA Hierarchy Designs
Documenting Legal Requirements
Analyzing Design Requirements
Designing a CA Hierarchy Structure

Labs

  • Lab A: Designing a CA Hierarchy
  • Identifying Applications and Certificate Holders
  • Identifying Technical and Business Requirements
  • Designing a CA Hierarchy

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Identify technical and business requirements for designing a CA hierarchy.
  • Describe common CA hierarchy designs.
  • Describe policies and documents for specifying the legal requirements of a CA hierarchy design.
  • Identify the impact of design requirements and determine design changes to a CA hierarchy design.
  • Design a CA hierarchy to meet business requirements.
Module 3 Creating a Certification Authority Hierarchy
This module explains how to create a CA hierarchy based on a CA hierarchy design. Students also learn how to install Certificate Services, validate a certificate, and publish a certificate revocation list (CRL) and an Authority Information Access (AIA).
Lessons
Creating an Offline CA
Validating Certificates
Planning CRL Publication
Installing a Subordinate CA

Labs

  • Lab A: Installing an Offline CA
  • Configuring CAPolicy.inf for installing the Offline Root CA
  • Installing the Offline Root CA
  • Lab B: Publishing CRLs and AIAs
  • Defining CRL and AIA Publication Settings
  • Publishing the CRL and AIA Information
  • Adding the Web Server to Local Intranet Sites
  • Lab C: Implementing a Subordinate Enterprise CA
  • Installing the Subordinate Enterprise CA
  • Validating the PKI Health of your CA Hierarchy

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create an offline root CA.
  • Design an infrastructure to validate certificates.
  • Design an infrastructure to publish CRLs.
  • Install a subordinate CA.
Module 4 Managing a Public Key Infrastructure
This module explains how to manage a PKI by managing certificates and CAs. Students also learn how to recover a PKI in the event of a failure.
Lessons
Introduction to PKI Management
Managing Certificates
Managing Certification Authorities
Planning for Disaster Recovery

Labs

  • Lab A: Enabling Role Separation
  • Defining CA Administrators and Certificate Managers
  • Restricting Certificate Managers
  • Generating Certificate Requests
  • Testing CA Administrator Tasks
  • Testing Certificate Manager Tasks
  • Enabling Certificate Services Auditing
  • Lab B: Backing Up and Restoring a Certification Authority
  • Determining Backup Privileges
  • Backing Up Certificate Services
  • Removing the CA's Private Key from the CA Certificate Store
  • Restoring the System State Backup

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the use of roles in PKI management.
  • Perform certificate management tasks.
  • Perform CA management tasks.
  • Plan for disaster recovery of Certificate Services.
Module 5 Configuring Certificate Templates
This module introduces students to certificate templates and how to design them. Students also learn about creating, publishing, and changing certificate templates.
Lessons
Introduction to Certificate Templates
Designing and Creating a Certificate Template
Publishing a Certificate Template
Managing Changes in a Certificate Template

Labs

  • Lab A: Delegating Certificate Template Management
  • Delegating Certificate Template Administration Permissions
  • Lab B: Designing a Certificate Template
  • Reviewing an Existing Certificate Template
  • Designing the Custom Code Signing Certificate Template
  • Lab C: Configuring Certificate Templates
  • Creating a Certificate Template
  • Publishing a Certificate Template
  • Enrolling the Certificate Template
  • Superceding a Certificate Template

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the function of certificate templates in a Windows Server 2003 PKI.
  • Design and create a certificate template.
  • Publish a certificate template.
  • Replace an existing certificate template with an updated certificate template.
Module 6 Configuring Certificate Enrollment
In this module, students learn about the various methods of enrolling certificates. Students can either process the certificate requests manually or automatically, depending upon the approval requirement from the certificate manager.
Lessons
Introduction to Certificate Enrollment
Enrolling Certificates Manually
Autoenrolling Certificates

Labs

  • Lab A: Enrolling Certificates
  • Choosing an Enrollment Method
  • Enrolling Computer Certificates by Using the Certificate Enrollment Wizard
  • Creating a User Certificate Template that Enables Autoenrollment
  • Deploying the Certificates by Using Autoenrollment

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Select the appropriate certificate enrollment method for a given scenario.
  • Enroll certificates manually.
  • Autoenroll certificates.
  • Enroll smart card certificates.
Module 7 Configuring Key Archival and Recovery
This module describes the importance of creating a strategy for data and key recovery and explains the key archival and recovery process. Students also learn how Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 enhance data protection and data recovery.
Lessons
Introduction to Key Archival and Recovery
Implementing Manual Key Archival and Recovery
Implementing Automatic Key Archival and Recovery

Labs

  • Lab A: Configuring Key Recovery
  • Publishing the Key Recovery Agent Certificate Template
  • Enrolling the Key Recovery Agent Certificates
  • Implementing Key Recovery on an Enterprise CA
  • Creating an Archive-enabled Certificate Template
  • Acquiring an ArchiveEFS Certificate
  • Performing Key Recovery

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the key archival and recovery process in a Windows Server 2003 PKI.
  • Implement manual key archival and recovery.
  • Implement automatic key archival and recovery.
Module 8 Configuring Trust Between Organizations
Students learn how to extend an organization's PKI trust hierarchy to other organizations. By extending the trust hierarchy, an organization's certificates can be used and trusted across organizations for purposes like secure e-mail messages, client authentication, and server authentication.
Lessons
Introduction to Advanced PKI Hierarchies
Qualified Subordination Concepts
Configuring Constraints in a Policy.inf File
Implementing Qualified Subordination

Labs

  • Lab A: Implementing a Bridge CA
  • Creating a Qualified Subordination Signing Certificate Template
  • Configuring a Policy.inf File
  • Requesting a Qualified Subordination Signing Certificate
  • Generating a Cross Certification Authority Certificate for the Bridge CA
  • Modifying the Policy.inf File on the Bridge CA
  • Creating the Cross Certification Authority Certificate
  • Publishing the Bridge CA Cross Certification Authority Certificates
  • Issuing Certificates that Meet Qualified Subordination Constraints

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe advanced PKI hierarchies.
  • Describe how constraints are used in qualified subordination.
  • Configure a policy.inf file to implement qualified subordination constraints.
  • Implement qualified subordination between CA hierarchies.
Module 9 Deploying Smart Cards
In this module, students learn how smart cards provide secure storage for data and also support authentication of users. Students also learn how to configure and deploy smart cards in a Windows Server 2003 PKI environment.
Lessons
Introduction to Smart Cards
Enrolling Smart Card Certificates
Deploying Smart Cards

Labs

  • Lab A: Deploying Smart Cards
  • Modifying and Publishing the Enrollment Agent Certificate Template
  • Acquiring the Enrollment Agent Certificates
  • Creating a Custom Smart Card Certificate
  • Enabling the Downloading of Unsafe Microsoft ActiveX Controls
  • Performing Smart Card Enrollment Agent Requests
  • Configuring a Certificate to Require a Smart Card Signature during Autoenrollment
  • Signing an Autoenrollment Certificate Request with a Smart Card
  • Planning for Re-enrollment

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the use of smart cards for authentication in a Windows Server 2003 PKI environment.
  • Deploy smart cards for authentication in a Windows Server 2003 PKI environment.
Module 10 Securing Web Traffic by Using SSL
This module explains how to secure a Web environment by implementing SSL security and certificate-based authentication for Web applications.
Lessons
Introduction to SSL Security
Enabling SSL on a Web Server
Implementing Certificate-based Authentication

Labs

  • Lab A: Deploying SSL Encryption at a Web Server
  • Enabling SSL Encryption in IIS
  • Securing the Security Virtual Folder
  • Enabling Certificate Mapping in Active Directory
  • Enabling Certificate Mapping in IIS

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how security is implemented in a Web environment.
  • Configure IIS to implement SSL security.
  • Implement certificate-based authentication for Web applications.
Module 11 Configuring E-mail Security
In this module, students learn how to implement secure e-mail messages in an Exchange 2003 environment.
Lessons
Introduction to E-mail Security
Configuring Secure E-mail Messages
Recovering E-mail Private Keys
Migrating a KMS Database to a CA Running Windows Server 2003

Labs

  • Lab A: Securing E-mail Messages in Exchange Server 2003
  • Creating Exchange Server 2003 Mailboxes
  • Creating and Publishing S/MIME Certificate Templates
  • Configuring Outlook 2002
  • Sending Secure E-mail Between Organizations

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe how e-mail security is implemented by a server running Exchange in a Windows Server 2003 environment.
  • Securing e-mail messages in an Exchange 2003 environment.
  • Recover e-mail private keys.
  • Migrate a Key Management Service (KMS) database to a Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition enterprise CA.

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