If you are planning to use any of the social features of SharePoint such as My Sites, Yammer, and even user profiles, then you are going to need to know how to configure the User Profile Service Application (UPSA), and use it to import user profile information into SharePoint. In this course, Configuring the User Profile Service Application in SharePoint 2016, you'll learn just that. First, you'll discover how to create the UPSA and the MY Site Host. Next, you'll explore how to perform a simple AD Import to bring user profile information into the UPSA. Finally, you'll learn to install and configure Microsoft Identity Manager and use it with for a full synchronization of user profile information from Active Directory, along with user profile pictures, into the UPSA and SharePoint. When you are finished with this course, you'll have the skills and the knowledge to create the User Profile Service Application and import, or synchronize user profile data from Active Directory.