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Enterprise Architecture 2001: On-Premise Active Directory Security

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About This Course

Hardening Active Directory (AD) is one of the highest impact projects a security team can undertake. It doesn’t require an agent on every endpoint or a massive investment in new equipment. In fact, you can probably do it with tools you already have. However, it does require a time investment from the security team, as well as changes to many Windows admin workflows. If this sounds intimidating to you, don’t worry, you’re not alone! This class will break the process down into manageable pieces and give you tools to help you make progress towards this important goal.

This class includes lab components where students will work through various exercises. A series of exercises throughout the class will ask students to apply what they've learned to whatever enterprise environment they might be defending right now. Don't worry if you're taking this without a specific environment in mind - you'll still be able to follow along.


Basic knowledge of on-premise Active Directory administration

Basic understanding of Windows

Basic understanding of Splunk or a similar tool

Ability to run VMWare virtual machines; the free Player software is sufficient

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the instructor teach this class in person?

Yes! In-person and online classes are available! You can contact us via our website, email, or Twitter

Course Staff

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Reid Gilman

Reid has over a decade of experience in cybersecurity and has worked in a variety of roles, mostly within security operations and research. Reid believes that a well-trained team, clearly-documented processes, and threat-centric prioritization are foundational elements of an effective cybersecurity program.

Reid is excited to offer training that will help students make progress on challenging systemic issues. Reid has made many mistakes in his life and likes to give students the opportunity to make theirs in a classroom.

Reid is the founder of Watch City Cybersecurity, a small consultancy focused on building and maintaining effective, sustainable cybersecurity programs. You can find him on Twitter and LinkedIn