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Course Content and Outcome Guide for CIS 240M

Course Number:
CIS 240M
Course Title:
Managing a Windows Server Environment
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Covers preparation for an entry-level systems administrator position utilizing Microsoft server operating systems. Focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure and manage an Active Directory domain consisting of Microsoft Windows servers and workstations. Prerequisites: CIS 140M or instructor permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The student working at home will need the capability to setup a virtual environment running at least 3 virtual machines.

Intended Outcomes for the course

On completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • Install and configure a current Microsoft server operating system
  • Promote a Microsoft server operating system to an Active Directory Domain Controller
  • Centrally manage Active Directory Users and components
  • Trouble shoot Windows Server issues

Course Activities and Design

This course is presented by means of lecture/discussion sessions, assignments, exams, and lab projects. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Through exams and lab assignments students will be assessed to determine if they can:

  • Install the current version of the Windows Workstation Operating System.
  • Identify Active Directory Logical Components and Infrastructure
  • Create and manage Organizational Units.
  • Create and manage user accounts including user profiles.
  • Create and use groups to manage access to resources.
  • Implement and manage file system access security.
  • Implement advanced file system management techniques.
  • Implement and manage network printing resources.
  • Implement resource access auditing.
  • Monitor system performance.
  • Manage and Implement Backups and Disaster Recovery

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The course consists of lectures, group discussion, and lab assignments. Lab assignments include both individual lab assignments and group lab assignments.
Course Content
 

  • Install the current version of the Windows Workstation Operating System.
  • Identify Active Directory Logical Components and Infrastructure
    • Describe Active Directory Objects
    • Describe the Active Directory Schema
    • Describe Active Directory Access standards
    • Describe the Active Directory Physical Structure
  • Create and manage Organizational Units
  • Create and manage user accounts including profiles.
    • Set password requirements
    • Set properties for user accounts
    • Introduction to user profiles
    • Create user profiles
    • Create home folders for users
    • Resolve user access issues
  • Create and use groups to manage access to resource
  • Identify group types
  • Identify group scopes
  • Develop group strategy
  • Use built-in groups
  • Implement groups
  • Resolve access issues
  • Implement and manage file system access security
    • Create and manage shared folders
    • Create and manage shared folder permissions.
    • Develop NTFS file system security strategy.
    • Combine NTFS and shared folder permissions.
    • Resolve security issues.
  • Implement Advanced File System Management Techniques
    • Compress data on an NTFS volume.
    • Configure disk quotas on an NTFS volume.
    • Compress files on an NTFS volume.
    • Secure data using Encrypting File System.
    • Design, implement and manage the distributed file system
  • Implement and manage network printing resources
    • Implement Windows network printing
    • Configure and manage network printing
    • Trouble shoot network printing
  • Implement Resource access auditing.
  • Monitor System Performance
  • Monitor System Performance using the Task Manager.
  • Monitor System Performance using the System Performance Monitoring Console
  • Monitor System Performance using the Event Viewer.


 

  • Manage and Implement Backups and Disaster Recovery
    • Provide data redundancy with fault-tolerant volumes.
    • Use backup utilities.
    • Recover a file after using file recovering systems.
    • Identify disaster protection issues.