Microsoft Implementing and Maintaining Windows Network Infrastructure

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CNS 116

       Course Name: Microsoft Implementing and Maintaining Windows Network Infrastructure

       Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: CNS 114 or consent of instructor, coordinator or program chair.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course presents part three in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course focuses on advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Network Load Balancing (NLB), Failover Clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery services as well as access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control (DAC), and Web Application Proxy integration with AD FS and Workplace Join. Course maps to Microsoft Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to

  1. Configure advanced features for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and IP Address Management (IPAM)
  2. Configure and manage iSCSI, BranchCache and FSRM
  3. Configure DAC to manage and audit access to shared files
  4. Describe and implement an AD DS deployment that includes multiple domains and forests
  5. Describe and implement an AD DS deployment that includes locations
  6. Configure an Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) deployment
  7. Configure an AD RMS deployment
  8. Configure an AD FS deployment
  9. Implement NLB in order to provide high availability and load balancing for web-based applications
  10. Configuring Highly Available Applications and Services on a Failover Cluster
  11. Deploy and manage Hyper-V virtual machines in a failover cluster
  12. Implement a backup and disaster recovery solution

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: Implementing Advanced Network Services
  • Module 2: Implementing Advanced File Services
  • Module 3: Implementing Dynamic Access Control
  • Module 4: Implementing Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
  • Module 5: Implementing Active Directory Domain Services Sites and Replication
  • Module 6: Implementing AD CS
  • Module 7: Implementing Active Directory Rights Management Services
  • Module 8: Implementing and Administering AD FS
  • Module 9: Implementing Network Load Balancing
  • Module 10: Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Module 11: Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Module 12: Implementing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Methods include lectures, class discussion, and 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, hybrid or online course.

IX.   Instructional Materials

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

  • Textbook and Lab book: Microsoft Official Curriculum for Windows
  • Current Self-Test Software (optional)
  • Software manuals

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Quizzes, examinations, completion of lab assignments, and exercises

XI.   Other Course Information



If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

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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/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.