Course 50383B: Upgrading Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 to Forefront Identity Manager 2010
17 February 2012
About this course
Audience profileThis four-day instructor-led course equips participants already acquainted with Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 (ILM) with the additional knowledge and skills they need to plan for a Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM) deployment.At course completionThis course is intended for Systems Engineers, Developers, or Architects who need to gain a good understanding of how Forefront Identity Manager 2010 can be applied to manage identity information across a number of directories or databases.After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Understand FIM concepts and components.
- Understand the scenarios for which FIM is appropriate.
- Manage users, groups, policy, and credentials through the FIM Portal.
- Synchronize identity data between the FIM Portal and other systems such as Active Directory.
- Incorporate other data sources such as HR feeds.
- Understand the issues involved in loading existing data (initial load and disaster recovery).
- Understand the technical architecture of FIM.
- Configure security for different levels of user.
- Extend the schema to incorporate new objects and attributes.
- Modify the interface, including look and feel, new or modified forms, and navigation.
- Understand the features, tools, and issues that will be important when operating, auditing, and troubleshooting FIM in a production environment.
- Incorporate custom workflows.
- Course details
Course OutlineModule 1: Introducing Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010This module provides a tour of many of the built-in features of FIM explored through the user experience. It explores with the FIM interface and high level architecture, and covers the business need that FIM addresses.Lessons
Module 2: Key ConceptsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Introducing FIM
- Lesson 2: The User Management and User Experience
- Lesson 3: Group Management
This module introduces and explores the key concepts: sets, activities, workflows and policies, how permissions are granted, how workflows are triggered, and different types of workflow.Lessons
- Understand the additional identity management requirements that FIM addresses (as compared to ILM 2007).
- Understand the very high level architecture of FIM.
- Operate FIM as a user, understanding the high level functionality.
Module 3: User and Group ManagementAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Policies, Sets, Workflows – Concepts, Design Philosophy
- Lesson 2: Policies – Permission-granting (Only) MPRs
- Lesson 3: Workflow MPRs
This module provides detailed coverage of users and groups, including data entry; interesting attributes; different types of groups; group expiration, renewal, and ownership; the relationship with groups in Active Directory and other systems; and limitations.Lessons
- Understand how sets, workflows, and management policy rules (MPRs) are used to manage requests.
- Make simple modifications to permissions and other MPR features.
Module 4: Synchronizing Objects That Originate in the FIM PortalAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Users and the Portal
- Lesson 2: Groups and the Portal
This module begins with a reminder of how synchronization works in ILM 2007. Then it covers how FIM can be used to provision, manage, and deprovision AD and other sources; how FIM attributes authority and precedence; how to create codeless outbound inbound rules; and the coexistence of classic and codeless rules.Lessons
- Manage users in the FIM Portal, including sources of user objects, entering data, searching, and attributes, etc.
- Manage groups in the FIM Portal, including the different types of groups and how they relate to Active Directory.
- Understand the part that MPRs play in managing users and groups.
Module 5: Synchronizing Objects Originating in Other SystemsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Declarative Synchronization Rules Overview
- Lesson 2: Outbound Declarative Sync Rules
- Lesson 3: Inbound Synchronization
- Lesson 4: Managing Active Directory without Code
In this module synchronization is further explored, including the various scenarios in which FIM can be used; sources that are authoritative for objects, such as HR Feeds; the inclusion of sources that are not authoritative for objects, such as telephone systems; data discovery issues such as joining and data cleansing; and disaster recovery issues.Lessons
- Understand the benefits and limitations of synchronization rules (versus “classic” rules).
- Implement inbound and outbound synchronization rules.
- Configure synchronization rules to manage Active Directory.
Module 6: Managing Credentials with FIMAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Scenarios
- Lesson 2: Incorporating Objects from Another Source
- Lesson 3: Non-authoritative Sources and Initial Loads
This module deals with password issues: password reset and the relationship with ILM 2007 password management and synchronization.Lessons
- Understand the scenarios that involve inclusion in or migration to the FIM Portal.
- Configure FIM for load and migration of existing data.
- Respond appropriately to joining and data cleansing challenges.
Module 7: Architecture, Installation, and DeploymentAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: FIM Password Management
- Lesson 2: Password Self-service Reset
- Lesson 3: Synchronizing Passwords – PCNS
- Lesson 4: FIM Certificate Management
This module covers simple installation, in addition to likely production topologies, how to scale it, and other considerations (such as upgrade and migration).Lessons
- Configure self-service password reset (and lockout) for chosen portal users.
- Configure password synchronization across systems.
- Identity where Certificate Management might be appropriate.
Module 8: Portal Configuration and Schema ModelAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Architecture
- Lesson 2: Synchronization Service: Changes Since ILM 2007
- Lesson 3: FIM Installation
- Lesson 4: Deployment Topologies
This module covers interface configuration, including look and feel and navigation. The portal schema model is also considered: objects, attributes, bindings and validations; use of XPath and search scopes; usage keywords; localization, etc.; how to extend the schema; and the relationship with the metaverse schema.Lessons
- Understand the architecture of FIM and the new features that have been added to the synchronization engine.
- Understand how FIM is installed, and the various possible topologies.
Module 9: Operation, Monitoring, and TroubleshootingAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Portal Configuration Basics
- Lesson 2: Visualizing Resources
- Lesson 3: Resource Types, Attributes, and Bindings
- Lesson 4: Typical Steps for Extending Schema
This module looks at all the sources of information in FIM, including: ILM 2007 features (MV and CS search, event log, operations tool, etc.); managing requests and approvals; and auditing and reporting. Then it covers operational issues such as managing run cycles, backup procedures, monitoring activity, etc.Lessons
- Configure the portal, including home page, navigation bar, and search scopes.
- Configure the visualization of resources such as users and groups.
- Extend the schema to include new attributes, and new resource types.
Module 10: More Complex Workflows and MPRsAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Operations
- Lesson 2: Managing MPRs and Requests
- Lesson 3: Other Sources of Information
This module covers more complex workflows using functions and parameters, temporal (time-based) events, expiration, notification, and delayed actions. It examines Windows Workflow Foundation workflows and how to import them.Lessons
- Use the additional features of FIM (versus ILM 2007) for operation, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
- Manage and troubleshoot requests.
- Use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for exporting and importing FIM Portal configuration.
After completing this module, students will be able to:
- Lesson 1: Time-based MPRs
- Lesson 2: Workflow Functions and Parameters
- Lesson 3: Custom Workflow Activities
- Create and manage time-based groups, sets, and MPRs.
- Create and use workflow parameters.
- Import workflow activities.
- Create a simple workflow activity.
Before attending this course, students must have:
- Good working knowledge of ILM 2007 or Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 (MIIS) (equivalent to having attended Microsoft Learning Course 2731A: Deploying and Managing Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003, and then being involved in an implementation).
- A sound understanding of the purpose and workings of Active Directory.
- A sound understanding of the purpose and workings of Microsoft Exchange Server.
- A sound understanding of the purpose and workings of Microsoft SQL Server.
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