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Course: Microsoft Windows Radius server (NPS): Configure and Manage

Microsoft Windows Radius server (NPS): Configure and Manage

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  • Certificate on Completion
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About this Course

NPS is one of most widely used Radius servers out there and no network is secure without the use of Radius.

You have a chance to learn how to Configure, Manage and Troubleshoot Radius on NPS, right here !

This course is the first of it's kind on Udemy or on any other learning platform out there.

Most lectures are 5 - 12 minutes long, with almost no lecture being over 20 minutes in length. This is done to ensure that you can spare time out of your busy schedule and learn at a steady pace.

The content is tailor-made to include practical scenarios that you can try at home and with ZERO extra investment.

All you need is this course, a computer to watch and setup a test-bed on. A wireless soho router which supports radius can be an optional addition if you would love to do some interesting practicals. 

There is more:

This course will get constant updates every quarter and you have ME to top it all.

Any questions related to the course are most welcome !

It's time to jump on the bandwagon with ME !

Learning is Fun !

Basic knowledge
  • All you need is prior understanding of what a Windows server is and a passion to learn
  • If you are already using or operating Windows servers in your organizations, this is the place for you
  • All you need is this course, a computer to watch and setup a test-bed on. A wireless soho router which supports radius can be an optional addition if you would love to do some interesting practicals
What you will learn
  • Basics of Radius
  • Configuration of a Radius Server
  • Network Policy Server Management
  • Real-world implementation
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 42
Total Duration: 02:50:36
Introduction: Radius - In all its glory
  • Read this ! - FAQ - S1  
  • What is Radius?  

    This video will give you an idea about the basic principle of Radius as we will be studying a Radius Server in the rest of the course.

  • Why do we use Radius?  

    This video explains the usage and use cases of Radius in the real world.

  • Is there a Diameter too?  

    This video shows you a glimpse about the future of Radius.

  • Well known Radius servers  
  • Shared secrets in Radius  

    This video lecture explains how the Radius Protocol governs security and what the significance of the shared secret is.

  • Quick Quiz - Radius  
  • Extra Bytes: Radius  
Basics of Active Directory
  • Read this ! - FAQ - S2  
  • Active Directory - Theory  
  • What are Users?  

    This video is meant to explain you all about the Users Objects in Active Directory.

  • What are Groups?  

    This video is meant to explain you all about the Group Objects in Active Directory.

  • Quick Quiz - Active Directory Basics  
  • Extra Bytes - Basics on Active Directory  
Microsoft NPS - Getting started
  • Read this ! - FAQ - S3  
  • What is so special about NPS?  

    This video will explain you the purpose of the Network Policy Service/Server.

  • Is it easy to deploy?  

    This video explains the complexity involved in deploying NPS.

  • Feature set overview  

    This video elaborates the capabilities of the NPS.

  • Extra Bytes - Getting started with NPS  
  • Quick Quiz - NPS Basics  
Microsoft NPS - Installation
  • Read this ! - FAQ - S4  
  • Prerequisites - Installing Windows Server 2016  

    This video explains how to install an NPS on Virtual Box.

  • Prerequisites - Installing Active Directory-Directory Services  

    This video explains how to install Active Directory - Directory Services on the Windows Server.

  • Prerequisites - Installing Certificate Services  

    This video explains how to install Active Directory - Certificate Services on the Windows Server.

  • NPS Installation steps  

    This video explains how to install Network Policy Services on the Windows Server.

  • Integration with AD  

    This video explains how to integrate NPS with AD - Directory Services.

  • Extra Bytes - NPS Installation  
Microsoft NPS - Configuration Basics
  • Read this ! - FAQ - S5  
  • Setup Test Radius Client  

    This video explains how to use a free radius client to test out the Radius server (NPS).

  • Add Radius clients  

    This video explains the first and the basic step of setting up NPS.

  • Connection request policies  

    This video explains how to create a connection request or traffic policy to allow and control NPS authentication requests.

  • Network policies  

    This video explains how to create a network policy to allow and control NPS authentication requests and allow network access with or without additional parameters.

  • Optimize using shared secret templates  

    This video explains how to simplify and optimize configuration using Radius Shared secret templates.

  • Extra Bytes - NPS Configuration  
Microsoft NPS - Logging
  • Read this ! - FAQ - S6  
  • How to configure logging?  

    This video explains how to configure NPS for logging and monitoring.

  • The event viewer  

    This video explains how to operate the event viewer and interpret NPS logs.

  • Text based log files  

    This video provides insight to utilizing the text based logging for advanced troubleshooting.

  • Extra Bytes - NPS Logging  
Troubleshooting and Practical Scenarios
  • Read this ! - FAQ - S7  
  • PEAP-MSCHAP v2 setup for wireless network security  

    This video explains a practical scenario of how to configure PEAP MSCHAP v2 authentication method on the NPS for wireless and wired 802.1x. It also teaches you troubleshooting this along the way.

  • Dynamic VLAN assignment using Radius  

    This video explains a practical scenario of how to configure dynamic VLANs on the NPS for wireless and wired 802.1x. It also teaches you troubleshooting this along the way.

  • How to configure a Radius Proxy in NPS  

    This video explains the use case of NPS acting as a proxy with a small working example, load balancing is also talked about in this video.

  • Common errors explained  
  • Extra Bytes - Troubleshooting  
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