Sep 29, 2022  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

COMN-164 Client and Server Network Administration

Credits 4 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016 (ACSR-016); COMN-120. Pre- or Co-Requisite: COMN-144.

NOTE: Student must provide own personal storage device.
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to install, configure, and administer Windows client and server operating systems. Topics include utilizing user management, share permissions, and local security policies in a Windows client environment and configuring file systems and server management in a Windows server environment. This course will also provide partial preparation for a Microsoft industry certification exam.

Course Outcomes
Install a Windows client operating system

Learning Objectives

  • List the hardware requirements for installing a Windows client operating system
  • List the Windows upgrade paths for the latest Windows client operating system

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to install a Windows client operating system

Install a Windows server operating system

Learning Objectives

  • List the hardware requirements for installing a Windows server operating system
  • List the Windows upgrade paths for the latest Windows server operating system

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to install a Windows server operating system

Create user accounts on a Windows client operating system

Learning Objectives

  • Describe local user accounts and groups
  • Explain the function of a user profile
  • Explain the function of authentication methods

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to create and manage user accounts on a Windows client operating system
  • Demonstrate how to manage user profiles on a Windows client operating system
  • Demonstrate how to configure an authentication method on a Windows client operating system

Configure NTFS and file sharing permissions on a Windows client operating system

Learning Objectives

  • List the file and folder attributes on an NTFS file system
  • List the default folder permissions on an NTFS partition
  • List the NTFS standard permissions on an NTFS partition
  • Explain the process of sharing files between two computers on a network
  • Explain the process of sharing folders between two computers on a network

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to change a file attribute flag on an NTFS partition
  • Demonstrate how to view the default folder permissions on an NTFS partition
  • Demonstrate how to change NTFS standard permissions on an NTFS partition
  • Demonstrate how to set up file sharing between two computers on a network
  • Demonstrate how to set up folder sharing between two computers on a network

Configure Local Security Policies on a Windows client operating system

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the function of a local security policy in a Windows client operating system
  • Explain the function of auditing to record security events on a Windows client operating system
  • Describe the malware security features in a Windows client operating system
  • Describe the data security features in a Windows client operating system

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to create and configure a local security policy in a Windows client operating system
  • Demonstrate how to set up auditing to record security events on a Windows client operating system
  • Demonstrate how to set up malware security features in a Windows client operating system
  • Demonstrate how to set up an encryption algorithm as a data security feature in a Windows client operating system

Manage storage and file systems on a Windows server operating system

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the reasons for storage and storage access methods in a Windows server operating system
  • Describe the process on configuring a local disk
  • Explain the function of virtual hard disks (VHDs) on a Windows server operating system
  • Explain the purpose of using Storage Spaces on a Windows server operating system

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate the process of creating and configuring a local disk on a Windows server operating system
  • Demonstrate how to create and configure a virtual hard disk (VHD) on a Windows server operating system
  • Demonstrate how to create and configure Storage Spaces on a Windows server operating system

Configure DHCP on a Windows server operating system

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the DHCP protocol and process on a Windows server operating system
  • Describe the process of configuring DHCP server settings on a Windows server operating system

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to install DHCP on a Windows server operating system
  • Demonstrate how to create and configure a scope in DHCP on a Windows server operating system
  • Demonstrate how to configure DHCP options on a Windows server operating system

Demonstrate how to join a Windows client to a domain on a Windows server operating system

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the process of joining a Windows client to a domain on a Windows server operating system
  • Explain the function of DNS in regards to joining a Windows client to a domain on a Windows server operating system

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate the process of joining a Windows client to a domain on a Windows server operating system
  • Demonstrate how to configure DNS in regards to joining a Windows client to a domain on a Windows server operating system