CTS2391

Windows Server Administration

Course Code: CTS2391

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This course introduces the student to the skills needed to manage and maintain servers and administer network services using Microsoft Windows Server software. It prepares students for the second exam leading to the Microsoft MCSA Server industry certification.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Prerequisites: CTS1650 and CTS1390, or equivalent certifications, or consent of department

Instructors:

TBD

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Course materials will be provided by the instructor.

 

Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Deploying and Managing Server Images     
  • Implementing Patch Management, Monitoring Servers     
  • Configuring Distributed File System (DFS)     
  • Configuring File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)     
  • Configuring File Services and Disk Encryption     
  • Configuring Advanced Audit Policies     
  • Configuring DNS Zones, Records, Configuring VPN and Routing
  • Configuring Direct Access, Configuring a Network Policy Server
  • Configuring NPS Policies
  • Configuring Network Access Protection (NAP)     
  • Configuring Service Authentication, Configuring Domain Controllers
  • Maintaining Active Directory     
  • Configuring Account Policies
  • Configuring Group Policy Processing and Settings   
  • Managing Group Policy Objects
  • Configuring Group Policy Preference

 

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 7.0-14.0]

 

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Compare and configure Windows servers, server roles and features.
  • Synthesize an understanding of the directory infrastructure and installation.
  • Formulate the required steps with maintaining directory availability.
  • Propose how to provide infrastructure services.
  • Formulate how to provide file and print services.
  • Evaluate monitor and maintain network servers and services.
  • Synthesize securing data transmission and authentication.
  • Contrast and implement File and Print services

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tests, Quizzes, Homework

 

  • Attend and participate in class regularly.
  • Read all assigned material before class.
  • Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Participate in discussions.
  • Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  • Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  • All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.

Quizzes, up to 40%

Test (includes midterm and final), up to 60%

Assignments, Projects and/or Labs, up to 40%

Participation, up to 20%

Please see your first day handout for individual instructor grading schemes.

Academic Honesty: Do not attempt to get assistance on exams from any other individual; or to complete assignments or gain answers for quiz questions or assignments dishonestly. Please refer to the Chipola College Catalog and the Chipola College Student Handbook for information on the Academic Honor Code and the Academic Honor Code – Consequences. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to plagiarism, cheating, and misrepresentation on assignments, quizzes and/or exams.

 

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