CIS-124: Introduction to Windows Server Administration

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Computer Information Systems
Academic Level
Course Subject
Computer Information Systems
Course Number
Course Title
Introduction to Windows Server Administration
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
CIS-112 or CNT-110
Catalog Course Description

An introductory-level course that explores the installation and configuration of the Windows Server operating system, connecting client workstations, Active Directory and Server management, system monitoring and maintenance as well as the configuration of network printing.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Introduction to Windows Server Operating System
  2. Installation of Windows Server
  3. Configuration of Windows Server
  4. Introduction and Installation of Active Directory
  5. Creation/Maintenance of User Accounts/Security Groups
  6. Configuration of File System Security
  7. Configuration of Windows Server Printing
  8. Managing Data Storage
  9. Managing Windows Server Network Services
  10. Securing Windows Server
  11. Server and Network Monitoring
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • Discuss the features of Windows Server operating system
  • Determine specifications for required server hardware.
  • Install and configure the Microsoft Windows Server operating system.
  • Setup and manage Active Directory, domains, user accounts and groups.*
  • Implement network security and permissions that would allow access to network applications and data.*
  • Install and configure network printing.
  • Analyze Windows Servers, troubleshoot common server, and network problems.*
  • Perform Windows Server and network system maintenance.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Examinations which will include lab problems, hands-on lab evaluations, homework and assignments.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Summer 2014
ILT Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date