Lab Exercises I Put Together for Oxford Computer Group (OCG)
Microsoft CLM / ILM / FIM
At the Directory Experts Conference (DEC) in Chicago during March 2008 I was the instructor leading a training session for delegates who performed a set of lab exercises I had designed.  The labs related to various Certificate Lifecycle Manager (CLM) use cases, including smart card PIN unblock, certificate renewal and certificate retirement.  The videos were a "how to" for the delegates to refer to once the training exercises were completed.  The videos are based around the integration of CLM, Active Directory (AD) and AD Certificate Services (ADCS). 

Help Desk Assisted Smart Card PIN Unblock with CLM

Click to launch the presentation in YouTube directly if you are using a mobile platform.  A PDF of the slide deck can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

​Leaving Present for an Ex-Colleague (Messing Around)
I played a part in a spoof on a good friend and ex-colleague in December 2017 - his name was Stan.  Type Sstan by accident on an iPhone and it auto-corrects to Satan!  Stan was about to leave his current employers (Oxford Computer Group) who I had previously worked for.  I'm the guy who entered the door left of shot (with ENG on my T-shirt)

Click to launch the video above in YouTube directly if you are using a mobile platform. There are subsequent training videos for certificate renewal and certificate retirement. ​I put together a narrative (PDF) to assist delegates with the three lab exercises, you can view it by clicking here.

Furthermore, I made videos for assisting folk with configuring various CLM permissions: notes
one and two.

Active Directory Emergency Password Reset
Interactive Desktop Recording to Help Staff
I produced a video as part of a "how to" handover for EDF Energy in April 2008, demonstrating how to use an AD emergency password reset capability which I designed and implemented - I hope it demonstrates I have done more than just PKI. The video below is demonstrating how to setup emergency password Q&As for Windows logon.

Click to launch the presentation in YouTube directly if you are using a mobile platform, read a little more about the send up by clicking here.
Note: Stan was my nickname for Darren, who you'll hear mentioned by the other participants.  The context was that Stan was leaving OCG and the directors were panicking about who could possibly replace him... then I happened to step in!  In 2019 OCG re-branded to "Third Space" - see

Presentations and Videos 

This page contains a variety of presentations I gave to audiences and videos delivered to customers during my IT professional career.

Knowledge Transfer Exercise
​I gave a presentation (below) on strong authentication methods for Microsoft at TechEd EMEA in Barcelona during October 2008.  I'd suggest that approximately 90% of the presentation's content is related to PKI - addressing algorithms, key lengths, certificate validity periods, CRL lifetimes and publication, availability / DR considerations, protecting private key material with HSMs, Active Directory integration and smart card management - to name just a few areas!  The presentations were referenced by subject matter and difficulty, mine was IDA402.  The subject matter was IDentity & Access management, the difficulty value was based upon the following four levels: 100 (Foundation), 200 (Intermediate), 300 (Advanced), 400 (Expert).

Click to launch the video in YouTube directly if you are using a mobile platform. There are also subsequent YouTube videos for a connected SOS and a disconnected SOS.

Various Bits and Pieces
CLM for Encrypting File System (EFS) Purposes
Click on this
link to see a video demonstrating the following:

  • Enrolment
  • Usage
  • Disaster Strikes
  • Recovery
  • Audit

CLM for Smart Card Use Cases
Click on this
link to see a video demonstrating the following:

  • Enrolment
  • PIN Unblock
  • Renewal

CLM Extension Adding Emergency Passwords
Click on this
link to see a video demonstrating the following:

  • Enrolment and Emergency Password Creation
  • Smart Card Logon
  • Emergency Password Use​