CTS2391

Windows Server Administration

Course Code:
CTS2391

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
800

 

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:

CTS 1650 and CTS 1390, or equivalent certifications, or consent of department

 

Instructors:

TBD

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

ZTC

 

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 learning outcomes:

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

 

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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