Dec 09, 2023  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog
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CIS 103 - Microsoft Windows Operating System Professional Admin

3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Fundamental skills necessary to perform day-to-day administration tasks in a Microsoft Windows operating system. Includes deploying, configuring, securing, managing and monitoring windows devices and applications.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Use the Windows User Interface.
  2. Demonstrate use of Windows desktop management best practices.
  3. Describe common disk technologies to manage disks and file systems.
  4. Manage user accounts and user profiles.
  5. Implement windows security features and user account controls.
  6. Describe performance tuning tools and processes.

  1. Windows Network Administration Overview    
    1. Operating system editions
    2. Directory services
    3. Administrative tasks and tools   
  2. Windows Operating System    
    1. Deploying Windows
    2. Post-installation configuration
    3. Over-the-network installation
    4. Unattended installation
    5. Distributions server
    6. Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
    7. Managing Services
    8. Configuring the local registry
    9.  Implement local policy
    10. Troubleshooting startup/boot process
    11. Disk management   
  3. User and Group Accounts    
    1. Planning and creating user accounts
    2. Creating user profiles
    3. Planning and creating local groups
    4. Implementing account policies and user account control (UAC)
    5. Advanced authentication methods   
  4. Networking     
    1. Client IP configuration 
    2. Wireless connectivity
    3. VPN configuration
    4. Remote desktop management   
  5. System Security    
    1. Guidelines for share permission
    2. Guidelines for NTFS permissions
    3. Configuring NTFS and share permissions
    4. Windows Defender Firewall
    5. Encryption   
    6. Malware detection
    7. Windows updates
  6. Print Server Administration    
    1. Setting up a network print server and client
    2. Configuring a printer
    3. Managing printers
    4. Identifying and troubleshooting printing problems
  7. Resource and Event Audits    
    1. Planning and implementing the audit policy
    2. Auditing folders, files, and printers
    3. Using event viewer to view the security log   
  8. Resource Monitoring    
    1. Viewing user sessions
    2. Monitoring resources in use
    3. Setting alerts and sending messages   

Effective Term:
Fall 2023

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