Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Configuring Advanced Services: PKI

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


Active Directory Certificate Services, or AD CS, allows a company to deploy and manage a Public Key Infrastructure to secure and protect important data and data communications. This course covers the installation and management of a PKI using the AD CS role services, including installation and configuration of AD CS, certificate enrollment, templates, and revocation. This course is one of a series, which covers the objectives for Microsoft Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services. This exam is a requirement for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification.

Target Audience

IT Professionals working in a Windows Server datacenter infrastructure based on Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 seeking advanced knowledge of Window Server 2012 services. This course can be taken in preparation for exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, which is part of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, or MCSA credential


Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Windows Server 2012 PKI Overview and Creation

  • recognize the functions of PKI components
  • Install and Configure AD CS with Windows Server 2012

  • distinguish between different types of CA installations
  • Managing Revocation in Windows Server 2012

  • recognize the processes involved in certificate validation and revocation
  • Certificate Templates in Windows Server 2012

  • describe the function of certificate templates
  • Enrollments in Windows Server 2012

  • recognize certificate enrollment options
  • PKI Administration in Windows Server 2012

  • describe the CA backup process
  • recognize the process for recovering a lost private key
  • Installing and Configuring PKI in Windows Server 2012

  • install and configure PKI