Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

CIT 214: Microsoft Networking IV

General Information

  • Name: Microsoft Networking IV
  • Discipline: Computer Information Technology (CIT)
  • Units (Credits): 3–5
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: CIT 213 or consent of instructor

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook study, and hands-on lab exercises, teaches the basic skills and knowledge necessary to implement, administer and maintain a Microsoft Directory Services environment.

II: Course Objectives

Core D course prepares the student to prove their expertise with desktop, server, and networking components, This course consists of the required areas of study mandated by Microsoft to completer the MCSE core requirements.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Identify the concepts of the active directory service and its logical and physical structures.
  • Implement a Domain name System (DNS) infrastructure in preparation for installing Active Directory.
  • Install Active Directory on a computer running Windows XP server.
  • Set up and administer domain user accounts and groups.
  • Publish resources, including printers and shared folders, in Active Directory.
  • Delegate administrative control of Active Directory objects in Windows XP.
  • Implement Group Policy
  • Manage user environments by using Group Policy.
  • Create and manage trees and forests in a Windows XP network, and administer forest-wide resources.
  • Manage operations masters.
  • Manage and restore the Active Directory database.
  • Implement and Active directory infrastructure that is base on the business requirements of a fictitious organization.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

This course fulfills Western Nevada College's Student Learning Objectives of ensuring that successful students:

  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Are able to demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Understand the theoretical principles behind creating and maintaining a professional level Web site.
  • Use current software to create, publish, and maintain a professional level Web site.
  • Apply techniques appropriate to their specialty in the operation of a Web site.


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