Microsoft Managing a Windows Server Operating System

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CNS 114

       Course Name: Microsoft Managing a Windows Server Operating System

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: CNS 111 or consent of the instructor, coordinator or program chair

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course presents part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course focuses on the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations. Students will review IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including software-defined networking (SDN). Course maps to Networking with Windows Server 2016.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Plan and implement an IPv4 network.
  2. Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  3. Implement IPv6.
  4. Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
  5. Implement and manage IP address management (IPAM).
  6. Plan for remote access.
  7. Implement DirectAccess.
  8. Implement virtual private networks (VPNs).
  9. Implement networking for branch offices.
  10. Configure advanced networking features.
  11. Implement Software Defined Networking.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
www.oakton.edu/studentlife/student-handbook.pdf

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  • Module 1: Planning and implementing an IPv4 network
  • Module 2: Implementing DHCP
  • Module 3: Implementing IPv6
  • Module 4: Implementing DNS
  • Module 5: Implementing and managing IPAM
  • Module 6: Remote access in Windows Server 2016
  • Module 7: Implementing DirectAccess
  • Module 8: Implementing VPNs
  • Module 9: Implementing networking for branch offices
  • Module 10: Configuring advanced networking features
  • Module 11: Implementing Software Defined Networking

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Methods include lectures, class exercises and class discussion, hands-on lab exercises.


Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Read course materials.
Attend and participate in class lecture and lab.
Complete required assignments, exercises, quizzes, and exams.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

  • Microsoft curriculum textbook for Windows
  • TestOut Server Pro
  • Microsoft Official Labs (optional)

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Quizzes, examinations, completion of lab assignments and lab exercises.

XI.   Other Course Information



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Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

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