Microsoft Planning Optimizing Windows Network Infrastructure

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CNS 117

       Course Name: Microsoft Planning and Optimizing Windows Network Infrastructure

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

CNS 116 or consent of instructor, coordinator or program chair

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course presents part one in a series of two courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. This course covers the knowledge and skills needed to provide an enterprise solution that supports manual and automated server installations in a physical and virtual environment including the supporting file and storage services. Students will learn the skills necessary to provide enterprise networking solutions such as DHCP, IPAM, VPN, and DirectAccess. Students will also learn the skills necessary to design and implement a forest and domain infrastructure including multi domains/forest and branch office scenarios. Course maps to Microsoft Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure.

IV.   Learning Objectives

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

  1. Create a plan for a server upgrade and migration
  2. Deploy servers by using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
  3. Design an IP configuration and address management solution
  4. Design a name resolution
  5. Design an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure
  6. Design an AD DS organizational unit (OU) infrastructure
  7. Design a Group Policy Object (GPO)
  8. Deploy a plan and implement storage and file services
  9. Deploy a network access protection
  10. Implement remote access services

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 Server Upgrade and Migration
  • Module 2: Planning and Implementing a Server Deployment Strategy
  • Module 3: Planning and Deploying Servers Using Virtual Machine Manager
  • Module 4: Designing and Maintaining an IP Configuration and Address Management Solution
  • Module 5: Designing and Implementing Name Resolution
  • Module 6: Designing and Implementing an Active Directory Domain Services Forest and Domain Infrastructure
  • Module 7: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Organizational Unit Infrastructure
  • Module 8: Designing and Implementing a Group Policy Object Strategy
  • Module 9: Designing and Implementing an AD DS Physical Topology
  • Module 10: Planning and Implementing Storage and File Services
  • Module 11: Designing and Implementing Network Protection
  • Module 12: Designing and Implementing Remote Access Services

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, 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.

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

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Quizzes and 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.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

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.