Not sure if this is the correct site in the network for this question, but here goes!
I have a very strong software background (root cause analysis, troubleshooting, deployment and config).
I’ve recently taken a job where Active Directory and Networking is very much needed.
I was wondering if it is possible to create a 2 VMs on something like DigitalOcean and spin up Windows Server and create my own DomainController and DNS server to practice and to join my home PC to that domain.
I have a registered domain name already on GoDaddy: www.keplerio.com
Should I name my AD domain something like keplerio-ad.com? Or domain.keplerio.com?
Also, would joining my home PC to this theoretical domain controller take away my ability to sign in with the local user created by using my Microsoft account on Windows 10?
Any info that could fill in the gaps for me or give me a meaningful learning path is appreciated! I’m looking into a cert path that will benefit me in the most meaningful ways but am foggy on where I should start with those. All of my experience is from my last 3 jobs!