Course Content and Outcome Guide for CIS 287M

Course Number:
CIS 287M
Course Title:
Microsoft Server Security
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Special Fee:

Course Description

Prepares IT security professionals working in medium to large computing environments to implement authorization and authentication strategies, use certificates and certificate authorities, use Encrypting File System, create secure baselines, use Software Update Services enhance data transmission security, wireless network security, perimeter security and secure remote access. The primary focus will be Windows Server with some client content. Maps to Microsoft certification exam. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

On successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
Ï     Design,
Ï     Install, and
Ï     Administer a secure LAN consisting of the client and server computers.
Ï     Install and
Ï     Administer various security tools.
Ï     Pass the Microsoft 70-299 certification exam (not administered by PCC).

Course Activities and Design

This course is presented by means of:
Ï       on-campus lectures or on-line lessons
Ï       group discussions
Ï       individual lab assignments
Ï       group lab assignments.
Students will be required to use essential tools to complete the lab assignments.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Through exams and lab assignments students will be assessed to determine whether they are able to:
Ï        Implement, manage, and troubleshoot security policies.
Ï       Deploy and troubleshoot security templates.
Ï       Configure security based on computer roles.
Ï       Implement, manage, and troubleshoot patch management infrastructure.
Ï       Implement, manage, and troubleshoot security for network communications.
Ï       Configure, deploy, manage and troubleshoot ipsec policies.
Ï       Plan and implement security for wireless networks.
Ï       Deploy, manage, and configure SSL certificates.
Ï       Configure security for remote access users.
Ï       Configure authentication for secure remote access.
Ï       Configure and troubleshoot VPN protocols.
Ï       Manage client configuration for remote access security.
Ï       Plan, configure and troubleshoot authentication, authorization, and PKI.
Ï       Plan group structure.
Ï       Install, manage, and configure certificate services.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

(Themes, Concepts, Issues, Competencies and Skills)
Ï       Security practices and policies.
Ï       Security templates.
Ï       Computer roles and security.
Ï       Patch and upgrade practices.
Ï       Secure communications.
Ï       Ipsec, VPN and SSL.
Ï       Wireless security.
Ï       Remote access security.
Ï       Authentication, authorization and public key infrastructure.
Ï       Certificates and certificate authorities.