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5 days virtual course

Masterclass: Windows Server 2019 - Public Key Infrastructure Management [PKI]

This 5-day course is considered essential for anyone who would like to expand knowledge about Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in Microsoft technologies. During the course PKI is covered in depth, starting from the best practices for implementing secure and reliable PKI and ending up with most common scenarios of certificates usage in the enterprise environment.



All course activities vil be evaluated by the participants

The evaluation is based on: 5 participants

To be a security expert you just need to know how certificates work. This subject is literally everywhere, even when implementing simple services certificates at least they can be used somewhere within the solution.

You will learn how to implement your PKI and use it to increase security of your organization!

Participant profile

Network Administrators, Infrastructure Architects, Security Professionals, Systems Engineers, network administrators, IT Professionals, Security Consultants and other people responsible for implementing network and perimeter security, Chief Security Officers. What do you need to know? PKI basics, being advanced in administering Windows system. So typical experience in administering Windows systems and server platform.

At the end of the course you will be able to

  • Understand the core essence of PKI and cryptography.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate PKI technologies.
  • Install and configure PKI environments according to the best practices taken from practical experience.
  • Secure existing PKI infrastructure.
  • Choose appropriate types and manage the certificate lifecycle.
  • Understand the benefits of certificates used in the infrastructure.
  • Adjust PKI to your business needs.
  • Become familiar with enterprise solutions that uses PKI and certificates for security.
  • Configure and use certificates in: IIS, VPN, Wi-Fi, file encryption, e-mail security and many more.

All exercises are based on newest Windows Server 2019, Windows 10 with additional Linux and virtual network appliances that covers common scenarios.


Module 1: Essence of PKI
  • This module introduces cryptography basics and fundamentals of public key infrastructure with detailed information about certificates.
  • a. Cryptography basics
  • b. Fundamentals of PKI
  • c. Certificate types (X.509)
  • d. Certification authorities
  • e. Certificate Revocation Lists
Module 2: Designing and implementing CA Hierarchy
  • Module 2 covers one of the most important topics for successful and secure deployment of PKI in enterprise environment.
  • a. Planning
  • b. Preparing AD Environment
  • c. Implementing CA Hierarchy
  • d. Securing CA Hierarchy
  • e. Role separation
  • f. Security Policy
Module 3: PKI in Windows domain
  • In this module, you will become familiar with important aspects of implementing PKI in Windows Server 2019 environment.
  • a. Managing PKI
  • b. Configuring Certificate Templates
  • c. Configuring Certificate Enrollment
  • d. Configuring Key Archival and Recovery
  • e. Configuring Trust Between Organizations
Module 4: Upgrading PKI Infrastructure
  • This module focuses on supported scenarios and challenges regarding migration and upgrade of existing infrastructure.
  • a. Supported scenarios
  • b. Upgrading certificate templates
  • c. Migration scenarios
Module 5: PKI Security
  • This module reviews all aspects of security of PKI and certificates. We also cover physical security and usage of smartcards, TPM and HSM.
  • a. Deploying certificates to Domain Controllers
  • b. Certificate Revocation
  • c. Certificate Validation
  • d. CDP, AIA and OCSP
  • e. Planning and implementing disaster recovery
  • f. Deploying Smart Cards
  • g. TPM Virtual Smartcard
  • h. Private key security with HSM
Module 6: Securing applications with PKI
  • This module focuses on day-to-day operation and challenges in securing applications with certificates.
  • a. Secure IIS Traffic with SSL
  • b. IIS certificate store security
  • c. IIS users authentication
  • d. Windows logon with Smart Cards
  • e. E-mail security
  • f. Encrypting file system
  • g. Document and code signing
Module 7: PKI for network security
  • Last module covers how to use to PKI to increase network security.
  • a. VPN
  • b. Wireless Networking
  • c. 802.1X and NPS
  • d. Radius server
  • e. IPsec
  • f. Mobile devices certificates with MDM, SCEP and NDE


After the workshop, you receive demo transcript, PowerPoint slides, PowerShell scripts, tools and lab instructions.

CPE Points (Continuing Professional Education)

It will be possible to earn CPE points after completion this course.


Virtual delivery with live Trainer

Before you participate on a virtual course, we always try to arrange a 15-20 minute test session with the participants a week before to make sure that everyone is capable to attend the Masterclass. Below you will find the technical requirements for connecting to the virtual training:
  • A computer with a stable internet connection (preferably Windows or Mac OS)
  • Permissions for outgoing RDP connections to external servers (to our lab environment) – port 3389
  • A headset (headphones + microphone)
  • Webcam (built-in or plug-in)
  • Additional monitor will be helpful but it’s not required


Mike Jankowski-Lorek is a solution architect, developer, data scientist and security expert with more than 12-years’ experience in the field. He designs and implements solutions for Databases, Network & Management area, mainly for Microsoft platform for medium to enterprise level organizations. Mike holds multiple certifications, especially security, database and software development related. He is one of core Experts at CQURE and holds a PhD in Computer Science.


Krystian Zieja NY
Krystian Zieja is a professional Infrastructure and Database Consultant with over 15 years of extensive experience in designing IT solutions. His practice spans from teaching Oracle Courses in OAI at University, to providing services for big public and consulting companies serving clients from four continents. Being a holder of numerous IT certificates such as OCP, MCSE, MCDBA and CISP, he is highly skilled in management as well as in programming SQL and NOSQL databases.

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