February 14, 2011
Last week I taught a group of students 50382A Implementing Forefront Identity Manager 2010, and referenced FIM Best Practices Volume 1 to supplement. It was a great bunch, full of humor. We even had one gentleman fly all the way from Australia to attend my class. I felt quite honored.
Well due to popular demand we are going to run it again May 23-May 26 (M-Th) once more in downtown Phoenix.
Register by emailing FIMTraining@Ensynch.com, providing your contact info, which class and date you want to attend. You will then be contacted to complete the registration. The cost of the course is $1895 USD
The courseware is very good with quite solid labs. The first lab provides a great overview experience of FIM, much like the first lab of ILM 2 Beta pre-conference workshop I did at DEC 2008 in Chicago, only even sweeter and focused just on FIM. Then in lab 2 you start of with a fresh environment and build the solution from there, setting up Management Agents and configuring Join/Projection rules, Attribute flow rules and learning about the sync engine. Module 3 commences with delving deeper into the Sync Engine. I showed the ILM 2 (FIM) Flow Chart with Screen shots and code snippets that Brad and I did in 2009. Then with Module 4 we start into managing users through the FIM Portal and then into Management Policy Rules and Sets (here I diverted to cover some more graphical slides around MPRs and Sets). Module 5 covers inbound synch rules and outbound sync rules showing how to replace the classic rules with declarative rules from the portal. With Module 6 we dived into the management of credentials – password sync and password reset. In Module 7 we run through group management and in 8 we covered many other items including automating the Sync Engine.
This course is intended for Systems Engineers, Developers, Architects, and Project Leaders 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. It is also suitable for those who simply want to review the technology in some depth.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Understand FIM concepts and components.
- Identify appropriate FIM scenarios.
- Manage users, groups, and passwords using FIM.
- Synchronize identity data across systems, such as Active Directory and HR.
- Understand the issues involved in loading data (initial load, backup, and disaster recovery).
- Configure security for different levels of user.
- Manage password self-service reset and synchronization.
- Automate run cycles.
- Handle sets, simple workflows, and management policy rules (MPRs).