FIM Training back—on May 23-26 in Phoenix

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, 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).