Apr 18, 2024  
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2021-2022 Archived Catalog

COMN-174 Advanced Network Administration

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080 ; COMN-164.  NOTE: Student must provide own storage device.
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to configure, support, and administer a Windows server operating system. Topics will include installing a domain controller on a Windows server operating system and the configuration of DHCP, Active Directory, Group Policies, DNS, share permissions, and networking printing in a Windows server environment. This course will also provide partial preparation for a Microsoft industry certification exam.

Course Outcomes
Install a Domain Controller on a Windows server

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the role of a directory service in a Windows server environment
  • Explain the function of a domain controller in a Windows server environment

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to set up a domain controller by installing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) on a Windows server
  • Demonstrate how to install Active Directory on a Windows server

Configure DHCP on a Windows server

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the function of DHCP in a Windows server environment
  • Describe the DHCP address assignment process
  • List the DHCP server configuration tasks that can be performed in the DHCP console

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to install, configure, and authorize a DHCP server
  • Demonstrate how to create a DHCP scope that includes exclusions and reservations
  • Demonstrate how to create a DHCP filter
  • Demonstrate how to create a DHCP policy

Configure Active Directory on a Windows server

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the physical and logical structures of Active Director
  • Describe the function of leaf objects in Active Directory
  • Explain the importance of the Global Catalog Server in Active Directory
  • Describe the process of Active Directory Replication

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to configure a domain object in Active Directory
  • Demonstrate how to create organizational units in Active Directory’s logical structure
  • Demonstrate how to create user accounts and groups as leaf objects in Active Directory
  • Demonstrate how to create a Computer Account as a leaf object in Active Directory
  • Demonstrate how to configure a Global Catalog Server in Active Directory

Configure Group Policies on a Windows server

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the function of a Group Policy Object (GPO) in a Windows server environment
  • Explain what type of policies are configured in the Computer Configuration node of Group Policy Management
  • Explain what type of policies are configured in the User Configuration node of Group Policy Management
  • Describe the process of how group policies are applied in Group Policy Management

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to create a Group Policy Object (GPO) in Group Policy Management
  • Demonstrate how to configure policies in the Computer Configuration node of Group Policy Management
  • Demonstrate how to configure policies in the User Configuration node of Group Policy Management

Configure DNS on a Windows server

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the structure of Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Describe the steps involved in the DNS Lookup Process
  • Explain the features and properties in DNS Manager used to configure DNS Zones
  • Describe Advanced DNS Server settings in regards to how these settings are used to solve DNS problems
  • Describe the process of monitoring and troubleshooting DNS

Performance Standards

  • Install and configure DNS on a Windows server
  • Demonstrate how to use DNS Manager on a Windows server
  • Demonstrate how to create a new Zone in DNS Manager
  • Demonstrate how to uninstall DNS on a Windows server

Set up network printers on a Windows server

Learning Objectives

  • List the components of a shared printer in a Windows server environment
  • Describe how printer sharing is implemented in a Windows server environment
  • Describe the steps involved in configuring and managing printing in a Windows server environment
  • List the standard and special permissions used to manage a network printer

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how to install and share a printer on a Windows server
  • Demonstrate how to connect to a shared printer in a Windows server environment

Configure share permissions on a Windows server

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the process of securing access to files with permissions on a Windows server
  • List the share permissions levels on a Windows server
  • List the standard and special NTFS permissions on a Windows server
  • Explain the process of NTFS permission inheritance on a Windows server

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate how share permissions are applied in a Windows server environment
  • Demonstrate how NTFS permissions are applied in a Windows server environment
  • Demonstrate how NTFS permission inheritance is applied in a Windows server environment
  • Demonstrate how permissions are assigned when copying and moving files and folders in a Windows server environment

Configure network shares and storage space on a Windows server

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the process of sharing a folder with simple file sharing on a Windows server
  • Explain the process of sharing a folder with advanced sharing on a Windows server Describe the process of creating shares with File and Storage Services on a Windows server
  • List the storage access methods that can be used in a Windows server environment
  • List the types of volumes that can be stored on a dynamic disk configuration on a Windows server

Performance Standards

  • Demonstrate the process of sharing a folder with simple file sharing on a Windows server
  • Demonstrate the process of sharing a folder with advanced sharing on a Windows server
  • Demonstrate the process of creating shares with File and Storage Services on a Windows server
  • Demonstrate how to create a new volume using File and Storage Services on a Windows server
  • Demonstrate how to work with volumes in Disk Management on a Windows server
  • Demonstrate how to create a Storage Pool using File and Storage Services on a Windows server