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ICT 234 - Server Management
Course Details
Course Code:
ICT 234


Calendar Description:
The main goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Windows 2008 Server and to prepare students to manage server administration. The course focuses on selecting server and client hardware, installing and configuring a server, managing users, groups and computer accounts, setting up and managing network printing services, understanding the elements of Active Directory and security, managing and implementing backup and disaster recovery, administering web resources, monitoring and tuning a server, and troubleshooting problems. Another goal is to prepare students for the Windows 2008 Server certification exam 70-640.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 45

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

ICT 114 - Networking

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
An Overview of Active Directory
An Overview of Active Directory Domain Services
Implementing Active Directory
Working With Active Directory Sites
Global Catalog and FSMO roles
Active Directory Administration
Security Planning and Administrative Delegation
Introduction to Group Policy
Configuring User and Computer Environments Using Group Policy
Performing Software Installation Using Group Policy
Planning a Group Policy Management and Implementation Strategy
Active Directory Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Disaster Recovery
Configuring Name Resolution
Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Windows 2008 Server in the areas of primary user and administration tasks.
- Install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer an Active Directory environment.
- Define, configure and implement a Group Policy Management Strategy.
- Plan for and perform common disaster recovery strategies for Active Directory.
- Install and configure Active directory Certificate Services.

Grading System:

Passing Grade:
C (60%)

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 40 %
Quizzes and Tests: 30 %
Assignments: 30 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Additional Comments:
-Policies and Procedures: Students registered in the Northern Collaborative Information Technology Program are guided by the policies and procedures of their registering college. You are encouraged to review the policy definitions and guidelines of the college at which you are registered. You can view these policies and procedures by visiting your college's website or by contacting the Program Coordinator.

-Plagiarism Guidelines: The instructor will advise the student in writing if plagiarism is suspected; a copy of this letter should be sent to the coordinator at the registering college; this should be done in a timely manner. If a student commits plagiarism, the policy of the registering college prevails.

Students will also require a computer on which to install and practice administration of Windows Server 2008. An evaluation copy is included with the text.

Text Books:
Required - None, Microsoft Official Academic Course, Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration, Package (70-640) ISBN: 978-0-470-13330-9
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