WIN210 Course Outline

Course Code: WIN210
Course Name: Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows
Offered Date: Fall - 2018 | Other versions
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Course Description:
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform administration tasks on a Microsoft Windows Server operating system. Topics such as installation, user account creation and maintenance, permissions, printing, hardware and disk storage will be covered through lecture and hands-on exercises.
Credit Status: 1 Credit for CPA/CNS/CTY Diploma Students
Prerequisite: IOS110
Mode of Instruction: 2 hours interactive lecture per week.
2 hours lab time per week.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Install a server operating system to create an appropriate configuration for a given company requirement.

2. Analyze server resource usage data to prevent potential performance bottlenecks.

3. Perform data back-up and restores to safeguard against data loss.

4. Configure Groups, User and Computer Accounts to ensure ongoing access to required resources on a network or server.

5. Configure permissions to protect server resources and control access.

6. Configure Windows server printing to control access to secure print devices.

7. Configure server hardware to ensure ongoing operation of the server.
Topic Outline:
  • Introduction to Windows Server - 10%
    •         The Windows Server Product Family
    •         Server Editions
    •         Server System Requirements
  • Installing Windows Server - 10%
    •         Installation Phases and Installation Process
    •         Activating Windows Server
    •         Creating a Domain Controller
    •         An Introduction to Active Directory
  • Administer and Monitor Server - 10%
    •         Using and Creating Microsoft Management Consoles
    •         Connecting to Remote Computers
    •         Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Configuration
    •         Using Remote Assistance
    •         Using Event Viewer and Task Manager
  • Back-up and Restore Data - 10%
    •         Back-up Hardware and Software
    •         Back-up Types and Scheduling
    •         Volume Shadow Copy
    •         Backing-up and Restoring Active Directory
  • Licensing, Hot Fixes, and Service Packs - 10%
    •         Windows Operating System Service Packs
    •         Windows Operating System Hotfixes
    •         Administering Software Licensing
  • Managing Groups, User and Computer Accounts - 10%
    •         Understanding User Accounts
    •         Local and Domain User Accounts
    •         Working with Groups
    •         Working with Computer Accounts
  • Working with NTFS to Manage File Resources - 10%
    •         Effective Permissions and Shared Folders
    •         Using NTFS Permissions
  • Printing - 10%
    •         Print terminology and architecture
    •         Creating and managing printers
    •         Printer permissions
    •         Troubleshooting printing
  • Manage and Maintain Hardware - 10%
    •         Device Drivers
    •         Adding and Removing Hardware
    •         Troubleshooting Devices and Drivers
  • Understanding and Managing Disk Storage - 10%
    •         Disk Storage Concepts and Terminology
    •         Basic and Dynamic Storage
    •         Types of Storage Volumes
    •         RAID and Fault Tolerance
    •         Managing Disks using Check Disk and Disk Defragmenter
    •         Using Disk Quotas
Prescribed Text(s):
  • MCITP Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Server Administration, Exam #70-646 (Text & Lab Manual); ISBN 978111617431 by Michael Palmer
Reference Material:
Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the final exam
  •     Achieve a weighted average of 50% or better for the tests and final exam
  •     Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the overall course
  •     Satisfactorily complete all lab exercises
  •     Achieve a weighted average of 50% or better on all lab tests

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Lab Tests 25%
Online Assignments 15%
Lab Work 10%
Midterm Test 20%
Final Exam 30%
Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
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