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2017-2018 Catalog Year
CIT-211: Microsoft Networking I

General Information

  • Name: Microsoft Networking I
  • Discipline: Computer Information Technology
  • 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: None

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 deploy, administer and maintain the current Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System.

II: Course Objectives

Covers core A Operating Systems. Prepares the student to prove their expertise with desktop, server, and networking components. Core A consists of the required areas of study mandated by Microsoft to complete the MCSE core requirements.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Install or upgrade to Windows XP
  • Configure the Windows XP environment.
  • Connect clients running Windows XP to networks.
  • Create and manage user accounts.
  • Manage access to resources by using groups
  • Manage data by using the NTFS file systems.
  • Provide network access to file resources.
  • Implement security in Windows XP
  • Configure and manage disks.
  • Implement disaster protection.
  • Monitor and optimize performance in Windows XP.

III: Course Linkage

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.

Scheduled CIT-211 classes:

Fall 2017