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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 windows network administration, windows operating system, user and group accounts, network resource security, print server administration, resource and event audits, and resource monitoring.

Information: This course helps prepare students to take the Microsoft Windows 10 exam.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate use of Windows administrative tools.
  2. Manage a Windows operating system.
  3. Manage user and group accounts.
  4. Organize network resources using share and New Technology File System (NTFS) permissions.
  5. Demonstrate how to implement windows security controls.
  6. Configure Windows networking.
  7. Monitor resources.

  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
  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)
  4. Networking 
    1. Client IP configuration 
    2. Wireless connectivity
    3. VPN configuration
    4. Remote desktop management
  5. System Secuirty
    1. Guidelines for  share permission
    2. Guidelines for NTFS permissions
    3. Configuring NTFS and share permissions
    4. Windows Defender Firewall
    5. Encryption
  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:
Full Academic Year 2021/22

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