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OpenLDAP Training

Online and in person courses designed to help students achieve proficiency in deployment, optimization and maintenance of OpenLDAP.

Professional Training. Personal Trainer.

We offer a variety of training options all designed to maximize efficiency of use and functionality of OpenLDAP, Fortress, and other offerings. Our expert staff deliver robust trainings providing your team the tools it needs to manage your directories. Depending on the training we may be able to offer remote or onsite trainings. Every training package comes with documentation.

Everyone in the class felt our trainer was technically brilliant, that her understanding of OpenLDAP was impressive and that her knowledge was immensely valuable. It’s difficult to describe how quickly she established credibility with our technical resources.  I can say that we’re glad we picked Symas and we’re incredibly happy with the LDAP class.  

Anonymous

Software Engineer

Class Options

Online Operators Training


Location: Online Only
Cost: $600/month or $5,000 annually.

Summary

The training videos in this course provide administrator-level content and training labs to give the student hands-on experience with system preparation, Symas OpenLDAP installation, configuration customization, custom schema creation and implementation, database replication, secure and encrypted connectivity, backup and disaster recovery, troubleshooting and monitoring. When the course is complete the student will be able to set up, customize and administer a Symas OpenLDAP Directory Server. The training labs will ultimately produce a secure, encrypted and replicated VM environment that serves as a test environment for additional learning. Detailed documentation is included with each video.

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These training videos, which range from 30 minutes to an hour long, cover all aspects of running an LDAP directory server. Study and learn at your own pace with these self-guided videos.

  • Learn about Symas, Symas Products and LDAP terminology.
  • Learn to configure Operating Systems including hard drives and file systems, memory, cpu, and OS-specific settings such as logging and core-dump retention.
  • Learn the various methods for installing Symas OpenLDAP.
  • Learn to take advantage of new features by upgrading and how to respond quickly to outages including restoring the database.
  • Learn to configure system wide, global and database-specific settings to create an LDAP directory environment customized for your business needs using static configuration files and the new dynamic configuration.
  • Learn to create and customize schemas to define the content you use in your line of work.
  • Learn to control the software and database using command line operations and LDAP browser software.
  • Learn to reduce downtime and increase disaster resiliency by the use of the various modes of replication.
  • Learn how to secure the connection to your directory server and protect the valuable content of your databases.
  • Troubleshoot issues you encounter and learn how and when to reach out to Symas for support assistance.

Each training video includes training labs that will give you hands-on experience while simultaneously building out your own personalized replicated LDAP server environment using the included preconfigured training VMs.

Onsite Three Day Operators Training


Location: Onsite
Cost: $2,000/day plus student materials

Summary

This course includes basic installation and configuration of Symas OpenLDAP. Then more emphasis is placed on utilization of the product. Students will learn how to connect to the various backends, issue operations from the command line, use an LDAP Database Browser, configure password policies, obtain database content using filters, integrate Symas OpenLDAP with other backends, applications and clients and much more. When the course is complete the student will have useful hands-on experience operating a Symas OpenLDAP Directory Server including a working replicated VM environment that serves as a test environment for additional learning, a full-featured copy of the Symas OpenLDAP Handbook and a Certificate of Completion.

More Details
Symas OpenLDAP Installation
  • System requirements
  • Basic installation and software upgrade
  • Using solserver
  • Producer/Consumer and Multi-Producer Replication
Client Usage
  • Customizing the ldap.conf and .ldaprc file for easier use
  • Running operation commands from the command line
  • Database backup and restoration
  • Controlling your database using Apache Directory Studio
Logs and Troubleshooting
  • How to configure and rotate Symas OpenLDAP logs
  • What to look for in the logs
  • How to create and retain core dumps

Students will also be given a digital copy of the Symas OpenLDAP Handbook, with training labs, example configuration files and a great deal more. Following the training, we recommend a Professional Services engagement to handle configuration and implementation for you.

Onsite Five Day Administrators Training


Location: Onsite
Cost: $2,000/day plus student materials

Summary

This course includes in-depth system preparation, installation and custom configuration of Symas OpenLDAP. Administrators will gain all the operators’ abilities as well as how to manage connectivity between servers, advanced replication training, custom schema creation and detailed troubleshooting, monitoring and disaster recover instruction. The training labs allow the student to gain invaluable experience while simultaneously receiving one-on-one support from the Symas instructor. When the course is complete the student will have useful hands-on experience setting up, customizing and administering a Symas OpenLDAP Directory Server including a working replicated VM environment that serves as a test environment for additional learning, a full-featured copy of the Symas OpenLDAP Handbook and a Certificate of Completion. This training also includes Symas-recommended architecture design and assistance with the initial build-out of your development environment.

More Details
Symas OpenLDAP Installation
  • System requirements and operating system tuning
  • Basic installation and software upgrade
  • Alternative installation options
  • Using/modifying solserver
  • Modifying the slapd and symas-openldap configuration files
  • Switching from slapd.conf (traditional) to slapd.d (Dynamic Runtime) configurations
Client Usage
  • Customizing the ldap.conf and .ldaprc file for easier use
  • Running operation commands from the command line
  • Database backup and restoration
  • Controlling your database using Apache Directory Studio
Replication
  • Replicate using Syncrepl and Delta-Syncrepl
  • Configuring Producer/Consumer and Multi-Producer Replication 
  • Utilizing referrals and chaining
Security
  • Securing the communication between servers and with the database using SSL Certificates
  • Adapting Symas-OpenLDAP to use LDAP over SSL (ldaps) and StartTLS
Connectivity & Authentication
  • Heimdal/Kerberos
  • PAM Authentication
  • SASL
  • NSS
  • POSIX Users and Groups
Logs and Troubleshooting
  • Taking advantage of loglevels and debugging options
  • How to configure and rotate Symas OpenLDAP logs
  • What to look for in the logs
  • Using Symas’ logAnalyzer to tune performance and correct problems
  • How to create and retain core dumps
  • Numerous training labs to implement what is being learned

Students will be given a print and digital copy of the Symas OpenLDAP Handbook. Following the training, we recommend a Professional Services engagement to help with custom configuration and implementation.

Students who fully attend all five days will receive a Certificate of Completion

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