Directory and Resource Administrator Essentials
Course 9293

Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA) and Exchange Administrator (ExA) Features are covered in this course.

 

Course Information

Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom, Classroom

Course Duration: 3 days

Course Level: Intermediate

Key Objectives

The key objectives of the course is to:

  • Explain what is DRA and ExA
  • Describe the architecture of DRA
  • Show the requirements of DRA
  • Perform an installation of DRA
  • Implement and use Account and Resource Management (ARM) console
  • Explain and use Delegation Management
  • Show and use tools for advanced DRA
  • Hands on experience with the Web Console
  • Explain and review Auditing and Reporting tools
  • Show the implementation of Office 365

Audience Summary

Directory and Resource Administrator Essentials

The course is designed for DRA and IT administrators and support personnel familiar with Windows, Exchange, and Networking.

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Classroom Environment
  • Course Topics

Directory and Resource Administrator Architecture

  • Architecture Layers
  • Administration Server
  • Administration Server Caches
  • Multi-Master Set Environments

Installation

  • Administration Server Planning
  • Hardware and Software Requirements for the Administration Server
  • Permissions Requirements
  • Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating
  • Installing or Upgrading the User Interfaces
  • Deploying the Web Console
  • Lab 1: Preparation
  • DRA 8.7 Installation and Upgrade
  • Fresh Installation
  • Upgrade Installation
  • Modify and Repair Options
  • DRA Management Reporting Installation and Upgrade
  • Lab 2: Installation
  • Health Check Utility
  • Lab 3: Post Installation

 

 

Directory and Resource Administrator Configuration

  • Customizing the Administration Server
  • Managing Multi-Master Sets
  • Configuring Managed and Trusted Domains
  • Managing Directory and Resource Administrator
  • Additional Directory and Resource Administrator Administration Tools
  • Lab 4: Directory and Resource Administrator Configuration

Account and Resource Management Console

  • Account and Resource Management Console Features and Tasks
  • Customizing the Account and Resource Management Console
  • Lab 5: Account and Resource Management

Delegation Management

  • Distributed Administration
  • Powers and Roles
  • Assistant Admins
  • ActiveViews
  • Default and Dynamic Security Models
  • Lab 6: Delegation Management

Advanced Directory and Resource Administrator Management

  • File Replication
  • Lab 7: File Replication
  • Custom Tools
  • Lab 8: Custom Tools
  • Temporary Group Assignments
  • Virtual Attributes
  • Lab 9: Virtual Attributes
  • Advanced Queries
  • Lab 10: Advanced Queries

The Web Console

  • Console Tour
  • Lab 11: The Web Console
  • Web Console Architecture
  • Web Console Customization
  • Web Console Administration
  • Lab 12: Web Console Customization

Policies and Automation

  • Overview of DRA and ExA Policies
  • How to Automate Tasks
  • Automation Triggers
  • Lab 13: Policies and Automation

Auditing and Reporting Configuration

  • Log Archives and NT Event Logs
  • Managing Data Collection for Reporting
  • Lab 14: Audit and Reporting Configuration

Reporting

  • Reporting Overview
  • NetIQ Reporting Center Console
  • Understanding Reports
  • Understanding Reporting Center Security
  • About NetIQ Module Contact NetIQ
  • About NetIQ
  • NetIQ Sales Support
  • NetIQ Technical Support
  • NetIQ Professional Services
  • NetIQ Other Support
  • Appendix A Review Answers
  • Module 2: Directory and Resource Administrator Architecture
  • Module 3: Installation
  • Module 4: Directory and Resource Administrator Configuration
  • Module 5: ARM Console
  • Module 6: Delegation Management
  • Module 7: Advanced Directory and Resource Administrator Management
  • Module 8: The Web Console
  • Module 9: Policies and Automation
  • Module 10: Auditing and Reporting Configuration 10

Course Prerequisites

Directory and Resource Administrator Essentials

Prerequisites are an understanding of Windows, Networking, and Active Directory.