Active Directory Certificate Services Learning Roadmap Community Edition

Active Directory Certificate Services Learning Roadmap Community Edition

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) provides customizable services for issuing and managing public key certificates used in software security systems that employ public key technologies. With strong security and easy administration across the Internet, extranets, intranets, and applications, AD CS provides customizable services for issuing and managing the certificates used in software security systems employing public key technologies. AD CS allows you to move beyond traditional username and password combinations for more robust authentication and resource access security. By installing Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), you are either creating or extending a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). A PKI structure that meets the requirements of most organizations is a multi-tier Certification Authority (CA) hierarchy that implements an Offline Root CA. For more information, see the Windows PKI documentation and reference library.

If you are new to AD CS, this topic can help you identify what you need to learn to fully understand AD CS. Ensure that you first understand the prerequisite topics, because the later AD CS topics build upon as well as assume an understanding of the prerequisites. Afterwards, you can begin learning about AD CS through the resources in the Level 100 (introductory), 200 (intermediate), and 300 (advanced) sections.

Prerequisites

This section contains links to a variety of resources that contain the background information you need to fully understand AD CS.

Also see the Windows PKI documentation reference and library

 
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  • Kurt L Hudson edited Revision 6. Comment: Just added a reference to PKI reference library and explained that people are installing a PKI

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  • Kurt L Hudson edited Original. Comment: added prerequisite items

  • Kurt L Hudson edited Revision 1. Comment: Fixed formatting issues

  • Kurt L Hudson edited Revision 2. Comment: Wow, there are some serious formatting glitches in this tool. It loves to add breaks everywhere.

  • Kurt L Hudson edited Revision 3. Comment: Added a Step 1 into the Level 100 section

  • Kurt L Hudson edited Revision 4. Comment: Added 200 and 300 level tasks

  • Kurt L Hudson edited Revision 5. Comment: Updated first step to reference AD CS instead of AD DS.

  • Kurt L Hudson edited Revision 6. Comment: Just added a reference to PKI reference library and explained that people are installing a PKI

  • Kurt L Hudson edited Revision 7. Comment: added references

  • Joe Davies edited Revision 8. Comment: Fixed URL for "Windows PKI documentation reference and library" link

  • Ed Price - MSFT edited Revision 12. Comment: Tags

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