CISC244 Introduction to Microsoft Server

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Computer/Information Science

I. Course Number and Title
CISC244 Introduction to Microsoft Server
II. Number of Credits
4 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
3000 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
CISC202 (C or better) or CISC143 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course will focus on Microsoft Server in the corporate environment. The course will review the installation, setup, and management techniques of Server. Classes are presented in lecture/lab format, with students configuring Windows Server during extensive hands-on lab assignments.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. Students will be able to

      1. identify the various types of file systems and their components, and perform common disk management tasks;
      2. configure NTFS security and configure security for shared folders;
      3. configure a Server computer as a domain controller and install and configure Active Directory services and objects;
      4. create and administer various types of user accounts and group accounts, and manage group policy objects;
      5. implement and administer network printing, manage documents, and administer printers from a Web browser; and
      6. manage hardware devices and their drivers, backup and restore data, and recover from a disaster.

    3. Core Learning Goals (if applicable)

    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Overview of Server
      1. Reviewing the features of Server
      2. Comparing Server and Desktop
      3. Comparing Server and Novell
      4. Networking with Server

    2. Installing and Configuring Server
      1. Installation requirements
      2. Planning and installation
      3. Planning an unattended installation

    3. Identify and Various File System Types
      1. Configure NTFS
      2. Create DFS roots and links

    4. Configure Domain Controller
      1. Install and configure active directory
      2. Administer active directory objects

    5. Identify and Administer Various User and Group Accounts
      1. Administer group policies
      2. Manage group policy objects

    6. Identify Network Protocols and Services Supported by Server
      1. Configure TCP/IP
      2. Configure DHCP
      3. Configure WINS and DNS

    7. Server Security Features
      1. Analyze security on an existing server
      2. Configure certificate services
      3. Configure encryption

    8. Manage Hardware Devices and Drivers
      1. Configure UPS
      2. Backup and restore data
      3. Implement disaster recovery protection
      4. Recover from a disaster

    9. Monitor and Optimize Hard Disk Performance
      1. Monitor system performance
      2. Install SNMP service

    10. Administer Internet Information Services
      1. Configure Telnet services
      2. Configure Terminal services
      3. Configure Terminal services licensing
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
    2. The assessment of Course Learning Goals is based on written tests, labs, and other assignments, as well as performance-based tasks as appropriate.

    3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)

    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Departmentally selected textbook. Details provided by the instructor of each course section. See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
At least two hours per week will be devoted to presentation of text material and special projects. The remaining time will be used for extensive laboratory exercises and hands-on assignments.

Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 9/01; Revised 6/09