CTS1390

Introduction to LAN and Server Management

Course Code:
CTS 1390

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
800

 

Course Description:
This course introduces the student to the skills needed to install and configure servers using Microsoft Windows Server software. It prepares students for the first exam leading to the Microsoft MCSA Server industry certification. Prerequisite: Acceptable college-ready placement score in reading or successful completion of appropriate college-prep reading course.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Prerequisite: CTS 1110 or equivalent certification or consent of department

Corequisite: CTS 1650 or consent of department

 

Instructors:

Charles Lynch
lynchc@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Cengage Unlimited Subscription: CompTIA Network+ Guide to Networks (Exam N10-008), ISBN: 9780357508138

 

Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the Installing Servers    

  • Configuring Servers, Configuring Local Storage    
  • Configuring File and Share Access
  • Configuring Print and Document Services    
  • Configuring Servers for Remote Management     
  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Settings  
  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Storage    
  • Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks    
  • Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing    
  • Deploying and Configuring the DHCP Service    
  • Deploying and Configuring the DNS Service    
  • Installing Domain Controllers    
  • Creating and Managing Active Directory Users and Computers    
  • Creating and Managing Active Directory Groups
  • Organizational Units    
  • Creating Group Policy Objects    
  • Configuring Security Policies
  • Configuring Application Restriction Policies    
  • Configuring Windows Firewall

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology Learning Outcomes:

CIT-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0]

CIT-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [8.0, 9.0]

CIT-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [11.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0, 14.0, 15.0]

CIT-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [10.0]

CIT-5 Perform database management and design tasks. [7.0]

 

Associate in Science degree in Network Systems Technology Learning Outcomes:

NST-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 3.0]

NST-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [2.0, 4.0]

NST-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [5.0, Server Admin 18.0]

NST-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [6.0]

NST-5 Depends on Specialization:

  • Server Administration (Program Code 2181): Demonstrate advanced understanding of networked environments and perform network administration activities. [Server Admin Specialization 0-8.0]
  • Network/Cybersecurity (Program Code 2182): Demonstrate proficiency in securing networks and data, including performing penetration testing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. [Network/Cybersecurity Specialization 09.0]
  • Digital Forensics (Program Code 2183): Demonstrate understanding of forensic casework procedures and perform computer and mobile device forensic investigations. [Digital Forensics Specialization 0-14.0]

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
Evaluate and configure Windows servers, server roles and features

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Synthesize how to implement sites to manage active directory replication 

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Support an understanding of maintaining directory availability

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Propose how to provide infrastructure services

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Evaluate how to provide file and print services

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Formulate and configure remote and wireless network access

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Propose planning for business continuity and high availability

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Synthesize and manage Group Policy

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Compare and manage Virtual machines

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes

 

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

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