Microsoft Deploying and Managing Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA)
I. Course Prefix/Number: CNS 210
Course Name: Microsoft Deploying and Managing Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA)
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Install and configure Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) enterprise environment
- Create and test (ISA) Server
- Design and test ISA server as a cache server and firewall
- Analyze and test ISA server as a Virtual private network (VPN)
- Configure access policies to enable secure Internet access for client computers.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• 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
VI. Sequence of Topics
- Introducing and Maintaining an ISA Server
- Using Caching and Using Firewalls
- Installing and Configuring ISA Server Clients
- Accessing Policies and Rules Overview
- Creating Policy Elements
- Configuring Access Polices and Rules
- Configuring Bandwidth Rules
- Using ISA Server Authentication
- Configuring Cache Policy and Cache Settings
- Design and configuring Scheduled Content Downloads
- Analyzing and configuring VPNs and Securing the Server
- Examining and configuring Perimeter Networks and Packet Filtering and IP Routing
- Securing the ISA Server computer.
- Learn and test the use of perimeter networks.
- Configuring packet filtering, IP routing and application filters.
- Configuring Web Publishing and Configuring Server Publishing
- Adding an H.323 Gatekeeper
- Planning a Monitoring and Reporting Strategy
- Monitoring Intrusion Detection and ISA Server Activity
- Analyzing ISA Server Activity by Using Reports and Monitoring Real-Time Activity
- Testing the ISA Server Configuration
- Introducing and Installing ISA Server Enterprise Edition
- Using Enterprise Policies and Array Policies
- Managing Network Connections
- Scaling ISA Server, Extending and Automating ISA Server Functionality
VII. Methods of Instruction
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
Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC)
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
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
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.
Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.
For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.
Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.