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ISTA 330 : Windows Server Configuration and Management

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Windows Server Configuration and Management
This course is part two of a three part series that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in an existing enterprise IT environment. Building on the concepts and technologies covered in ISTA 230, this course provides a deeper, more detailed focus on the provisioning and systems administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management, and implementing remote access solutions in the context of establishing and maintaining network access protection and data security. Deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as update management and monitoring of Windows Server environments, complete the course. This course incorporates materials from Microsoft Official Course 70-411, Administering Windows Server; required course materials include time-sensitive license vouchers that students must have to participate in the course. The course prepares students to take the associated Microsoft Certification exam, which is incorporated as the course Final Exam. Students must take this exam at a Microsoft-approved test proctor facility; see the Master Textbook List for further information.Prerequisites: ISTA 230

This course is part two of a three-part series that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. ISTA 230, Network and Services Fundamental is the prerequisite, and ISTA 332, Designing and Implementing Server Infrastructures, is the next course in this series. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server environment. While there is some cross-over in skills, concepts and tasks across these courses, ISTA 330 focuses more closely on administration, maintenance and troubleshooting tasks via an examination of advanced implementation and maintenance of core services, including Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), group policies and file services and remote access. The goal of the course is to provide the student with both the practical hands-on skills necessary to implement, manage and maintain server infrastructures, but also to understand the theory and best practice that relate to successful Windows Server implementations. Class projects guide students in achieving these goals. In addition, by preparing the student to succeed with the related Microsoft Certification exams, this course is an essential step on the way to earning relevant Microsoft professional certifications.

After completing this course, a student will be able to:1. Explain how the advanced network features of DHCP, DNS and IP address management can and should be configured to support business and organizational objectives.2. Deploy and implement advanced network services of DHCP, DNS, and IP address management.3. Plan, implement and support advanced file services, including access controls and rights management features, to meet organizational information availability and security needs.4. Understand and be able to explain the use of Active Directory and Active Directory Rights Management in implementing and administering servers and networks across multiple domains, locations and data centers.5. Deploy and replicate Active Directory sites and services.6. Implement high availability, load balancing and failover capabilities in a network server environment.7. Develop advanced network implementations that provide backup, restore and disaster recovery capabilities to meet business or organizational needs.8. Explain how to build the business case to use various advanced network capabilities, including virtual machines, to meet business or organizational needs.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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