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

Recommend: CNS 116 or consent of instructor, coordinator or program chair

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course provides knowledge and skills to plan and maintain Microsoft Windows Server network infrastructure. Intended for candidates pursuing systems administrator and systems engineer track, or for candidates currently supporting competitive platform who want to enhance job skills on Microsoft Windows Server networking technologies. Course covers the most recent release of Microsoft Windows to prepare students for the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) and/or Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications. Recommend: CNS 116 or consent of instructor, coordinator or program chair.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to

  1. Plan server upgrade and migration.
  2. Plan and implement a server deployment strategy.
  3. Plan and deploy servers by using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
  4. Design and maintain an IP configuration and address management solution
  5. Design and implement name resolution
  6. Design and implement an AD DS forest and domain infrastructure
  7. Design and implement an AD DS organizational unit (OU) infrastructure
  8. Design and implement a Group Policy Object (GPO) strategy
  9. Design and implement an AD DS physical topology
  10. Plan and implement storage and file services
  11. Design and implement network protection
  12. Design and 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

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

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.

  • 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, exercises; and several Local Area Networks (LAN) projects.

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.