Microsoft Identity Masterclass with John Craddock

Microsoft Identity Masterclass with John Craddock

There are only a handful of people in the world that can deliver a training like John does. Very clear and informative, he is definitely an expert on this subject. I couldn’t find any glitch or anything he didn’t know. Awesome! A truckload of information in a short amount of time. Awesome week and good job!

Marius, The Netherlands, 2022

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£3635 / $4995 / €4250

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Course code: A639

Available as a public and private course via Zoom

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Note: John's Identity Masterclass is now only available to North American customers as a private class on request.

Learn everything you need to know to integrate applications into Microsoft cloud and on-premises environments using modern and legacy authentication methods.

Who is John Craddock’s Microsoft Identity Masterclass for?

The 5-day Microsoft Identity Masterclass is primarily for IT professionals. Application developers who are tasked with integrating authentication and authorization with Microsoft Azure AD and/or on-premises AD will significantly benefit. Code development is not included in the class, but you will learn about all of the configuration requirements. The Masterclass is designed to teach you how to solve all the challenging aspects of securing apps in Azure AD and providing an optimal SSO experience for your users. It takes place remotely via Zoom. Read what students say about this course.

What will I learn?

You will discover how identity solutions offered by Azure Active Directory and on-premises AD will help you build identity systems for the future using protocols that include OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0. You will learn how to authenticate and provide authorization factors to applications that can be located on-premises or in the cloud. The source of identity of the users could be from you own corporate network, your Azure AD domain, a partner organization and/or a social identity provider such as Facebook or Google.

The class provides detailed learning through the extensive use of hands-on labs. Attendees will not only learn the fundamentals and principles, but also learn how-to deploy and troubleshoot the solutions. In-depth learning will be gained through the use tools, such as Fiddler, to analyse and understand the protocol flows.

About John Craddock’s Microsoft Identity Masterclass

John Craddock’s “awesome” Microsoft Identity Masterclass is a high-energy, action-packed deep dive into Microsoft Azure AD, crammed with solid information and tips. John will help build your knowledge and consolidate your new skills with 37 hands-on labs.

To attend the Masterclass, you need to be a confident IT administrator with a thirst for knowledge. The Masterclass doesn’t teach basic Azure AD administration, but because of the hands-on nature of the training, you can come to this class with no prior knowledge of Azure AD. You will pick up the basics as we focus on the more challenging topics.

Pre-requisites

To gain the maximum from the Masterclass, you will need hands-on system administrator’s skills. For example, you will need to know how to:

  • Create and manage groups, OUs and group policies in an on-premises AD
  • Perform basic server/DC troubleshooting (for example check if a service is running, and restart it)
  • Add a DNS record
  • Add a URL to a browser’s Intranet zone

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Training outcomes

At the end of the course you will:

  • Understand how the identity solutions offered by Azure Active Directory, on-premises AD FS and AD can help you build identity systems for the future using protocols that include OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0
  • Know how to authenticate and provide authorization factors to applications that can be located on-premises or in the cloud. The source of identity of the users could be from your own corporate network, your Azure AD domain, a partner organization and/or a social identity provider such as Facebook or Google.

Post-course, you’ll have:

  • A pdf of the hands-on manual and slides used during the Masterclass
  • 60 days’ access (from the first day of the Masterclass) to 37 hands-on labs in a cloud-based virtual environment

About John Craddock

Microsoft’s Alex Simons, Corporate Vice President PM, Microsoft Identity Division, says:

John is one of the greatest identity educators on the planet. There’s no better person to learn from!

John Craddock is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) and has been involved in Microsoft solutions since the early days of Windows and Windows NT. John spoke on Active Directory at the Windows 2000 launch events and has focused on identity solutions since the first release of AD FS for Windows Server 2003.

He is an identity and security architect and has been involved in many IT projects for industry leaders including Microsoft, the UK Government and multi-nationals. He is a well-known international speaker, and has delivered this Masterclass to professionals throughout the world.

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Live instructor-led training via Zoom.

Day 1

After a comprehensive introduction to today’s identity challenges and solutions, you will learn the details of the authentication protocols. This in-depth coverage of the protocols will allow you to troubleshoot any problems you may encounter when deploying solutions. As we go through the hands-on labs, you will be expected to troubleshoot any issues you may encounter during the Masterclass. Of course, John will be there if you need help.

Day 1 hands-on labs include:

  • Creating an Azure Active Directory
  • Capturing and analysing HTTP/HTTPS sessions using Fiddler
  • Enabling Kerberos on a website
  • Troubleshooting Kerberos network traffic using Wireshark
  • Tracing the WS-federation protocol

Day 2

After completing our investigation of the protocols, you will learn how to configure the Azure Active Directory to meet your requirements. You’ll discover how to manage the Azure AD through the Azure Portal, using PowerShell and the GraphAPIs. After adding custom domains and branding to your Azure AD, you will see how to enhance security and the user experience using self-service password resets, and MFA.

Day 2 hands-on labs include:

  • Investigating OpenID Connect
  • Adding custom domains to Azure AD
  • Managing Azure AD with PowerShell
  • Using Graph Explorer
  • Self-service password resets
  • Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication

Day 3

You will start the day by deploying Azure AD Connect to synchronize on-premises AD users to Azure AD. We will then investigate pass-through authentication and the new SSO capabilities provided by Azure AD Connect. You will learn about the SSO capabilities of Windows 10 when it is joined to Azure AD and how Windows Hello, the authenticator app and FIDO 2 keys can eliminate the need for passwords.

At this stage, you will have created a reliable identity infrastructure, and now it’s time to make applications available to our users.

You will start by deploying a SaaS app to your users; configuring groups, assignments and self-service application management. You will then learn how to register your own applications into Azure AD.

Day 3 hands-on labs include:

  • Installing and configuring synchronization with Azure AD Connect
  • Investigating pass-through authentication and SSO
  • Working with SaaS applications
  • Self-service application management
  • Configuring a WS-Federation App with Azure AD

Day 4

The day starts with configuring an Open ID Connect / OAuth 2.0 app. We then dive deeper into the application model and learning about managing permissions, roles, groups, delegation, APIs and consent. You will discover how to turn your application into a multi-tenant app and make it available to all users from all Azure AD tenants.

Day 4 hands-on labs include:

  • Configuring an Open ID Connect / OAuth 2.0 app with Azure AD
  • Managing permission roles and groups
  • Defining WebAPI permissions
  • Investigating consent
  • Deploying a V2 app and testing consent
  • Multi-tenant applications

Day 5

The day starts with configuring the Azure AD application proxy to publish both claims and Windows auth applications using Kerberos constrained delegation. We will then look at the features offered by on-premises AD FS and how they can integrate with Azure AD. The labs support three optional hands-on with AD FS, however due to time constraints these will need to be done outside of class hours. We will stretch our boundaries and see how Azure AD can open access to consumers (B2C) and businesses (B2B).

Day 5 hands-on labs include:

  • Publishing an applications using the Azure AD Application Proxy
  • Enabling Windows Authentication via Kerberos Constrained Delegation
  • Optional to be done outside class hours
    • Configuring AD FS
    • Enabling Federated SSO
    • Installing and configuring an OpenID Connect app on AD FS
  • Multi-tenant versus federated applications
  • Managing B2B invitations and guest users
  • Taking over an unmanaged tenant

Discover why John Craddock’s Microsoft Identity Masterclass is so highly recommended by students:

To attend the Masterclass, you need to be a confident IT administrator with a thirst for knowledge. The Masterclass doesn’t teach basic Azure AD administration, but because of the extensive hands-on, you can come to this class with no prior knowledge of Azure AD. You will pick up the basics as we focus on the more challenging topics.

To gain the maximum from this class and the hands-on labs, you will need hands-on system administrator’s skills. For example, you will need to know how to:

  • Create and manage groups, OUs and group policies in an on-premises AD

  • Perform basic server/DC troubleshooting (for example check if a service is running, and restart it)

  • Add a DNS record

  • Add an URL to a browser’s Intranet zone

Excellent. Great week, awesome course and instructor. Thanks so much!!!

 

5
Berhard, Senior Customer Engineer, Germany
John Craddock's Identity Masterclass - live via Zoom, 2022

For me it was a very interesting deep dive in everything happening under the cover of Azure Active Directory. As a Platform Engineer we facilitate application teams to consume all kinds of authentication flows and it was very helpful to actually see and understand how this works. We do not often get hands-on with application flows. The magic in the cloud explained so to say.

 

5
Iwan, Azure Platform Engineer, The Netherlands
John Craddock's Identity Masterclass - live via Zoom, 2022

The level of detail that is explained during the course was really great. It feels a bit like: for my job I’ve been moving boxes around for a while, and finally I got to see what’s inside the boxes. It will definitely help with understanding the bigger picture of what is happening, and we also learned to use some concrete troubleshooting tools.

The content was really good – so much information each day! I liked the camera on/off way off working, as with the camera off at all times I tend to get even more easily distracted.

 

5
Jennifer, Azure Platform Engineer, The Netherlands
John Craddock's Identity Masterclass - live via Zoom, 2022

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