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Advanced Microsoft Networking

CST 263

Advanced Microsoft Networking

CST 263

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: CST 161 and CST 163.

Manages data storage, shared resources, and access rights. Manages and troubleshoots the network infrastructure, servers, client computers, and active directory objects. Manages software and security policies. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Manage data storage.

Objectives:

  • Implement NTFS and FAT file systems.
  • Enable and configure quotas.
  • Implement and configure Encrypting File System (EFS).
  • Configure volumes and basic and dynamic disks.
  • Configure file and folder permissions.
  • Manage a domain-based distributed file system (DFS).
  • Manage file and folder compression.

Create shared resources and configure access rights.

Objectives:

  • Share folders and enable Web sharing.
  • Configure shared folder permissions.
  • Create and manage shared printers.
  • Configure shared printer permissions.

Configure, administer, and troubleshoot the network infrastructure.

Objectives:

  • Validate local computer configuration.
  • Validate network connectivity.
  • Configure client computer TCP/IP properties.
  • Configure DHCP server properties.
  • Configure DNS server properties.
  • Configure client computer name resolution properties.

Manage, secure, and troubleshoot servers and client computers.

Objectives:

  • Verify hardware compatibility by using the qualifier tools.
  • Configure driver signing options.
  • Interpret the startup log file.
  • Repair an operating system by using various startup options, like Safe Mode, and Recovery Console.
  • Monitor and interpret real-time performance by using System Monitor and Task Manager.
  • Configure and manage System Monitor alerts and logging.
  • Apply and reapply service packs and hot fixes.

Create, manage, and troubleshoot User and Group objects in Active Directory.

Objectives:

  • Create and configure user and computer accounts for new and existing users.
  • Troubleshoot groups.
  • Configure a user account by using Active Directory Users and Computers.
  • Search for objects in Active Directory.
  • Create user accounts using templates.
  • Reset an existing computer account.

Deploy software by using Group Policy.

Objectives:

  • Use Windows Installer to deploy Windows Installer packages.
  • Deploy updates to installed software including antivirus updates.
  • Configure Group Policy to assign and publish applications.

Implement and manage security policies by using Group Policy.

Objectives:

  • Use security templates to implement security policies.
  • Analyze the security configuration of a computer by using the secedit command and Security Configuration and Analysis.
  • Modify domain security policy to comply with corporate standards.