Privileged Account Manager gives you control of who has super-user access, when such access can be utilized, and provides audit information and provable compliance on super-user activity in your systems. Learn the basic concepts of Privileged Account Manager and how to perform a simple installation by taking this course. You will install, configure, and test your installation of Privileged Account Manager as well as learn about command control, how to audit, and how to run reports on super-user activity.

The hands-on labs for this course use version 3.5 of the software.


  • Familiarity with the concepts of super-users and root management from Unix or Linux isrecommended, but not required

Audience/Job Roles

  • Privileged Account Manager Administration is for those who need to install, configure, and maintain Privileged Account Manager as part of their overall Identity and Security solution and infrastructure.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Install Privileged Account Manager
  • Configure the Privileged Account Manager
  • Create rules
  • Configure audit and event reporting
  • Configure load balancing and failover
  • Work with some advanced policy administration and tools


Module 1: Introduction to Privileged Account Manager

  • Understanding Customer Issues
  • Privileged Account Manager Overview
  • Managing the Datastore

Module 2: Installing Privileged Account Manager

  • Installing Privileged Account Manager
  • What is the Framework
  • Supported Platforms
  • Installing the Framework
  • Managing Framework Hosts
  • Installing and Registering a Framework Agents

Module 3: Configuring Privileged Account Manager

  • Configuring the Framework
  • Setting Up a Package Manager
  • Configuring Framework Users and Groups

Module 4: Understanding Command Control and Rule Creation

  • Command Control
  • Creating Rules

Module 5: Compliance Auditing and Reporting

  • Compliance Auditor Overview
  • Compliance Audit Reports

Module 6: Configuring Audit and Event Reporting

  • Configure Audit Settings
  • Command Control Event Reporting
  • Archival and Retrieval

Module 7: Load Balancing and Failover

  • Configure Load Balancing
  • Configure Failover

Module 8: Understanding Advanced Policy Administration

  • Policy Templates
  • Test Suites
  • Shared Account Management for Privileged Account Credentials
  • Supported Database Versions and Platforms
  • Command Line Options: Backup, Export, and Import
  • Command Risk Rating

Module 9: Understanding Advanced Tools

  • Understanding udsh

Module 10: Remote Connection to a Windows Host with Remote Desktop Protocol

  • Connecting to a Windows Host with RDP
  • Setting up the Rules for RDP Connections
  • Enterprise Credential Vault
  • Creating the RDP Rules
  • Emergency Access for Privileged Sessions