“A poorly designed, executed or managed PKI can introduce more security issues than it solves.”
Building Expertise with Certificate Services
The ability to design and manage a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is highly dependent on the skills and knowledge of those managing it. PKI Solutions focuses on building knowledge and skills with all features of Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS). There is a strong emphasis on security, best practices, and hands-on skills labs. All of the classes that are available are the most up-to-date PKI training available for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016.
These courses are available for on-site delivery at your organization or as an open-enrollment workshop in locations around the world. Onsite deliveries offer the ability to customize the agenda as well as defining specific areas where additional emphasis is desired. Open-enrollment workshops provide flexibility for customers needing only a few individuals trained. They also offer the opportunity to network with other security conscience PKI organizations. Don’t see a class near you? Contact us to let us know you are interested and if we get enough interest, we will try to schedule a class!
Training Courses Offered
This comprehensive in-person hands-on training class introduces the concepts and practical functionality of X.509 Certificates. It is targeted at those with limited or no certificate knowledge and is ideal for people who need to quickly get up to speed on certificates or fill-in gaps in their existing certificate knowledge. The class provides an extensive description of how PKI works and the practical knowledge that developers and IT staff can apply in their current and future careers.
Class Audience: NOVICE
|San Jose, CA||February 7-9, 2017||$3,000||YES||CLOSED|
|San Jose, CA||June 6-8, 2017||$3,000||YES||CLOSED|
The ability to design and manage a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is highly dependent on the skills and knowledge of those managing it. This course is a deep-dive into PKI and Certificate Services by focusing on building knowledge and skills with all of its features. There is a strong emphasis on security, best practices, and hands-on skills labs.
Class Audience: NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED
|Washington, DC||March 6-10, 2017||$5,000||YES||CLOSED|
|London, England||June 12-16, 2017||$5,000||YES||CLOSED|
|Portland, Oregon||August 14-18, 2017||$5,000||YES||Register|
This advanced PKI class focuses on hand-on labs and topics that build on existing Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS) and PKI knowledge of the student. Students will spend the majority of the class working on real-life scenarios in the lab ranging from deploying enrollment services, hacking OCSP for near real-time revocation checking, SHA1 to SHA2 migrations, disaster recovery scenarios, certificate reporting and CA database management. Advanced topics including Code Signing, key-pair file management and enrollment agents will also be covered.
Class Audience: INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED
|Washington, DC||May 8-12, 2017||$5,000||YES||CLOSED|
|Portland, Oregon||Sept 11-15, 2017||$5,000||YES||Register|
Contact us to register interest in any class that is marked FORMING.
The ability to design and manage a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) is highly dependent on the skills and knowledge of those managing it. This course focuses on deploying Thales nCipher HSMs to secure Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services. It focuses on the three signing roles available with ADCS — Certificate Authorities, OCSP Responders and NDES enrollment servers. There is a strong emphasis on security, operational controls, availability and hands-on skills labs. The course is designed for Windows Server 2012 R2. This course is only offered onsite at your organization and can be coordinated to be delivered in conjunction with a Thales nCSE training course.
Who Should Attend: This course is recommended for architects, support engineers and administrators that want to protect their ADCS signing keys with a Thales HSM product.
Payment Details & Discounts
Group discounts are available where noted and provide a 10% discount to organizations sending three or more students to the same session.
Payment is accepted via corporate Purchase Orders, credit cards or company check. All prices listed are in US Dollars.
Certificate of Completion
Every student that attends and completes the full week of training will receive a Certificate of Excellence. Perfect for framing or providing as proof of course completion towards professional advancement goals. In addition, the courses qualifies for ISC2 Continuing Education Credit for annual CPE commitments.
What Others are Saying
Don’t just take our word for it, here is what our past students have to say about the course:
“We recently hired [PKI Solutions] to deliver a PKI training class to 12 of my engineers. All the feedback from the class was extremely positive. It was very clear to my staff that Mark’s PKI knowledge was second to none. I’ll finish this endorsement with an unsolicited comment from one of my engineers who told the the training was “the best of the best”.” – Tony Ventura (Peel Regional Police)
“In general, ADCS is one of the more complex Microsoft technologies to implement and while the initial setup can be challenging enough, the real test is how well it continues to function for the duration of its existence. With that in mind, I would definitely recommend the course to anyone intending to use PKI in their [sic]enivironment or to offer services in PKI consulting.” – David Machula (New York State Teachers’ Retirement System)
“I had a little exposure to ADCS before I came, but didn’t realize how much I didn’t know or wouldn’t have known if I relied solely on information in the community. My PKI re-deployment definitely wouldn’t have been successful without the knowledge And tools I gained this week. Your class should definitely be required for anyone attempting ADCS.” – Matt Walker (Stronghold Limited)
“I was so amazed you could answer all the questions in class! this is the very first class I didn’t hear ‘this is not in the topic’ or ‘let me get back to you later’!” – Benjamin Kwok (Marvel Semiconductor)
Cancellations are 100% refundable if notice is made on or before 30 days prior to the start of the course. Cancellations within 30 days and no-shows are non-refundable. All seats are fully transferable within the same organization. We ask that you notify us of replacement attendees so our records and notifications are updated properly.
All onsite/dedicated courses are available on a GSA Schedule for US government agencies and departments required to purchased on the GSA Schedule. Contact us for more details and logistics for your GSA Schedule purchase needs.