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CIT 164 - MS Server Administration

Revised: October 19, 2001
Credits: 3
Instructor: Ed Nickel
Office: GTA 101
Phone: 753-2241 (office with voice mail)
Class Web Page:
Textbook: ALS Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, by Microsoft. Available through the college bookstore.

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This is course introduces students to computer network server administration and management using MS Windows Server products. CIT 112 or instructor's approval is a prerequisite for this course. (3+0)


Welcome to CIT 164, MS Server Administration. We will cover the essential Windows 2000 Server Administrative tools used to configure and manage a server for use in a basic network. The material covered in this course is aimed at assisting people take the MCSE 70?215 exam and working with networks based on this server operating system. The is a general outline of the material we intend to cover but it is subject to change based on the progress of those in the class.

I can be reached at the phone number listed above or you can make an appointment to see me during office hours or at other times. Office hours are posted on my office door and on my web site. The schedule of reading assignments, homework and tests is found below. Assignments will be provided verbally or as handouts in class.

UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION of this class a student should:

Your grade will be based 25% on assignments and on exercises, 15% on participation, and 60% on tests. This is a letter grade class; an A=90?100%, B=80?89%, C=70?79%, D=60?69%, F=59% or less or W=Official Withdrawal if done before the withdrawal deadline. There is no curve in this grading scale. All assignment due dates will be noted when the assignments are given. The instructor must agree in advance to any excused absences unless there are strong extenuating circumstances. One (1) unexcused absence results in a failing grade. The code of conduct stated in The Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for Members of the University Community will be enforced.

COURSE SCHEDULE topics by week: (subject to change based on class progress)
  1. Server basics, hardware, software installation, and files systems
  2. Advanced file systems, active directory, and managing user accounts & groups
  3. Network resources, protocols, & services
  4. Routing and remote access & Windows 2000 server security
  5. Windows 2000 reliability, availability, monitoring, & optimization
  6. Application servers and final exam

Click here for my home page,
there for syllabi index, or
when for office hours.