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Syllabus for CNT 56 Admin. Windows Server MCSA II

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CNT 56

Admin. Windows Server MCSA II

3.00 Units

This Administering Windows Server course covers the second of three exams required for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification. The three MCSA exams collectively validate the skills and knowledge necessary for implementing, maintaining, and provisioning services in a Windows Server environment. This course prepares students to prove mastery of services such as user and group management, network access, and data security. In addition, this course also covers: Implementing a Group Policy Infrastructure, Managing User and Service Accounts, Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services, Configuring and Troubleshooting DNS, Remote Access, Network Policy Server Role, Optimizing File Services, Increasing File System Security, and Implementing Update Management.

Strongly recommended: Computer Networking Technology 52.

College: Las Positas College

Division: CATSS

CRN 23021

Beginning and End Date

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AUG 17, 2016

DEC 20, 2016

Days and Times

W 07:00 PM - 09:15 PM


L800 804

Required Materials

70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuration with MOAC Labs Online by Microsoft Official Academic Course

Students are provided with a campus lab computer on which they do the lab work by connecting to the Microsoft Official Academic Course. Advanced students will enjoy the convenience of skipping the setup work. MOAC Online Labs provide a hosted emulation environment. All lab exercises are hosted on virtual machines running on Microsoft servers. Only a browser and an Internet connection are required for their use. Students may log into their virtual lab from any Internet-connected computer 24/7.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Install and configure a DHCP, DNS, WINS and Web server. Applying network security protocols, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), and remote access.

Course Measurable Objectives

  • Deploy and manage server images

  • Implement patch management

  • Monitor servers

  • Configure Distributed File System (DFS)

  • Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)

  • Configure File Services and disk encryption

  • Configure advanced Audit Policies

  • Configure DNS zones and DNS records

  • Configure VPN and routing

  • Configure Direct Access

  • Configure a Network Policy Server

  • Configure Network Access Protection (NAP)

  • Configure Server Authentication

  • Configure Domain Controllers with Active Directory

  • Configure Account Policies and Group Policies

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Course Specific Information

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1 Deploying and Managing Server Images 1

  • Lesson 2 Implementing Patch Management 33

  • Lesson 3 Monitoring Servers 65

  • Lesson 4 Configuring Distributed File System (DFS) 107

  • Lesson 5 Configuring File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) 134

  • Lesson 6 Configuring File Services and Disk Encryption 155

  • Lesson 7 Configuring Advanced Audit Policies 177

  • Lesson 8 Configuring DNS Zones 207

  • Lesson 9 Configuring DNS Records 232

  • Lesson 10 Configuring VPN and Routing 254

  • Lesson 11 Configuring Direct Access 286

  • Lesson 12 Configuring a Network Policy Server 312

  • Lesson 13 Configuring NPS Policies 338

  • Lesson 14 Configuring Network Access Protection (NAP) 358

  • Lesson 15 Configuring Server Authentication 383

  • Lesson 16 Configuring Domain Controllers 399

  • Lesson 17 Maintaining Active Directory 421

  • Lesson 18 Configuring Account Policies 447

  • Lesson 19 Configuring Group Policy Processing 462

  • Lesson 20 Configuring Group Policy Settings 484

  • Lesson 21 Managing Group Policy Objects 511

  • Lesson 22 Configuring Group Policy Preferences 523


Syllabus subject to change on notification by instructor. If you have any questions about this syllabus contact your instructor.

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