Microsoft Creating & Managing a Web Server Using IIS

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CNS 211

       Course Name: Microsoft Creating & Managing a Web Server Using IIS

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommend: CNS 111 or consent of instructor, coordinator or program chair.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course provides knowledge and skills to deploy and manage Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server by configuring IIS using Internet Service Manager; establishing WWW, SMPTP, FTP, and NNTP services; implementing Secure Sockets Layer 3.0; authenticating a Web site; and adding visual servers and directories.  Course also offers information necessary to pass Microsoft Certification examination.  Recommend: CNS 111 or consent of instructor, coordinator or program chair.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Install and Web Server using Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA)
  2. Create and test large powerful web sites
  3. Design and test ISA server using Internet Service Manager
  4. Implement and deploy web site using ISA
  5. Configure access policies to enable secure Internet access for client computers.
  6. Test protocols such as SMPTP, WWW, SMPTP, FTP, and NNTP services
  7. Analyze and implement Secure Sockets Layer 3.0
  8. Create and deploy the authenticate a Web site
  9. Analyze and test adding visual servers and directories.

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

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Introduction to Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
  2. Setting Up IIS 4.0
  3. Using IIS Management Tools
  4. Understanding IIS Architecture
  5. Implementing Microsoft WWW Service
  6. Implementing Microsoft FTP Service
  7. Establishing Microsoft SMPT Service
  8. Establishing Microsoft NNTP Service
  9. Implementing IIS 4.0 Security Features
  10. Understanding Certificate Server
  11. Adding Active Server Page Elements
  12. Indexing Web Sites
  13. Transaction Server
  14. Analyzing Web Sites Using Site Server Express

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 - textbook and current journals.
Attend and participate in class lecture and lab.
Complete required assignments, exercises, quizzes, and exams.

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 lab 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

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at

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.