Deploy a Certificate Authority and Issue Certificates

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Time
1 hour
Difficulty
Intermediate

In this advanced IT Pro Challenge provided by Learn on Demand Systems, you will install the Window Server Certification Authority role and configure an Enterprise root CA. Next, you will customize a certificate template and ...

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Overview

Introduction: The "Can You Deploy a Certificate Authority and Issue Certificates?" lab is a premium Cybrary lab from Learn on Demand Systems. This practice lab helps the student to use a public key infrastructure (PKI) by installing the Window Server Certification Authority role and configuring an Enterprise root CA. This is important for the career path of becoming a Network Engineer and Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst. It is estimated that the practice lab takes about 1h to complete it.

The "Can You Deploy a Certificate Authority and Issue Certificates?" lab uses a virtual machine that runs Microsoft Windows Server 2016. The challenge requires from the student hands-on experience with Windows server. However, the lab comes with hints to help the student complete it. At the end of each step of "Can You Deploy a Certificate Authority and Issue Certificates?" lab, the students will be evaluated to ensure that they have met all the requirements of the challenge (deploy a private certificate authority (CA) and issue certificates from the CA).

Skill/Activity Breakdown:

The "Can You Deploy a Certificate Authority and Issue Certificates?" lab develops the skill in using Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) encryption. This is important for the work role of Communications Security (COMSEC) Manager, Security Architect, Software Developer, Secure Software Assessor, and Security Control Assessor.

The "Can You Deploy a Certificate Authority and Issue Certificates?" lab also develops the skill in installing the Certificate Authority (CA). This is important for the work role of Software Developer.

The "Can You Deploy a Certificate Authority and Issue Certificates?" lab requires students to install Active Directory Certificate Services. This develops the skills of using active directory services in a Windows machine. This is important for the work role of System Administrator.

The "Can You Deploy a Certificate Authority and Issue Certificates?" lab requires students to use Group Policies for configuring certificate auto-enrollment. This develops the skill of using group policies in a Windows machine to ensure compatibility with the organization's needs. This is important for the work role of System Administrator.

By completing the "Can You Deploy a Certificate Authority and Issue Certificates?" lab, the student will learn how to install Active Directory Certificate Services, configure a private enterprise root CA, configure a custom certificate template, and enable certificate auto-enrollment through Group Policy. Learning these skills is important for network and system administrators.

Conclusion: The "Can You Deploy a Certificate Authority and Issue Certificates?" lab is presented by Cybrary and created by Learn on Demand Systems. This practice lab is intended for network and system administrators to develop the skills of deploying a private certificate authority (CA) and issuing certificates from the CA. Completing this lab means that students can use a public key infrastructure (PKI) to secure data systems and digital assets.

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