Microsoft Designing a Windows Networking Infrastructure

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CNS 220

       Course Name: Microsoft Designing a Windows Networking Infrastructure

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommend: CNS 201, CNS 211 or consent of instructor, coordinator or program chair.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design a Windows Network infrastructure for a Microsoft Windows Server environment. It covers the most recent release of Microsoft Windows to prepare students for the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) and/or a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organizational environment
  2. Diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualization-based deployments
  3. Use Group Policy and Windows Intune™ to deploy applications to client devices
  4. Deploy applications centrally using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
  5. Configure self-service application deployment using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Service Manager SP1, and Windows Store apps
  6. Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualization
  7. Prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access
  8. Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualization
  9. Virtualize and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
  10. Plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications, and plan and configure application security
  11. Plan and implement application upgrades, supersedence, and application coexistence

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. Design an application distribution strategy that is appropriate for an organizational environment
  2. Diagnose and remediate application compatibility problems for desktop and presentation virtualization-based deployments
  3. Use Group Policy and Windows Intune™ to deploy applications to client devices
  4. Deploy applications centrally using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
  5. Configure self-service application deployment using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Service Manager SP1, and Windows Store apps
  6. Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support presentation virtualization
  7. Prepare, deploy and manage applications for Remote Desktop, RemoteApp, and Remote Desktop Web Access
  8. Design and deploy Windows Server 2012 roles and features to support application virtualization
  9. Virtualize and deploy applications by using App-V and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
  10. Plan and configure the appropriate infrastructure to streamline the deployment of software updates to applications, and plan and configure application security
  11. Plan and implement application upgrades, supersedence, and application coexistence
  12. Monitor the deployment, performance, and utilization of applications and determine whether current application hosting platforms are meeting business needs

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Methods include lectures, class exercises, 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 – textbook and current journals.
  • 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: Official Microsoft Learning Products (OMLP)
  • Current Self-Test Software (optional
  • Software manuals

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

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