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Howard Burpee, Professor, Information Technology, 207.956.0850, howardburpee@ctech.smccme.edu

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CMIT 220
Windows Server and Active Directory Fundamentals
Syllabus

Course DescriptionCourse Objectives
Attendance PolicyMakeup Policy
Grading PolicyComputer Usage and Classroom Policies
Writing ManualPresentation Assignment


Instructor: Professor Howard Burpee
                 Office phone: 207.956.0850
                 Email: howardburpee@ctech.smccme.edu
                 Web: http://burpee.smccME.edu

Credits:
3

Class Hours:  CMPT 220 M1, Monday and Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:45 PM
                                                                   
Open Lab Hours: As posted for each classroom
In order to succeed in this course, each student should expect to spend a minimum of six hours per week in the open labs practicing the class exercises.

Location: CSEC 04

Textbook: None required

Recommended Textbooks:
Note: reading assignments will be assigned from some of the references below.

Required Course Materials:

  • Installation media for Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016.  Windows Server versions minimum requirements are: Standard R2 versions where applicalble.
    Note: Microsoft Imagine versions of Windows 7, Windows 10, and Server 2008 are suitable for classroom use. The evaluation versions of Windows 8 and Server 2012 should be used in the classroom.  Link to recommended downloads page.

Recommended Course Materials:

  • A UFD1 or UHD2 boots to Windows to Go.

Prerequisites: CMIT 100; CMIT 105, recommended prerequisite = CMIT 215

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to network operating systems with an emphasis on the management of network objects, e.g. users, groups, shared folders, and other shared network resources.
Other topics to be covered in this course shall include login scripts, group policies, physical and logical network topologies, network media, and network distribution devices.
The operating systems utilized in this course include various current versions of Microsoft Windows server and client operating systems.
The class time is a combination of lecture and hands-on practice.

Course Objectives:

After successfully completing the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to create a physical Ethernet local area network.

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of, and management of, the TCP IP network protocol.

  3. Install and configure various versions of the Windows Server operating system using all best practices.

  4. Create and manage active directory users and groups, and other network objects.
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  5. Manage share and security permissions.

  6. Create, implement, and troubleshoot network login scripts.

  7. Demonstrate an understanding of group policy objects and  the Group Policy Management Console..

  8. Manage print servers and create network print queues.

  9. Utilize critical thinking skills when dealing with technology issues.

  10. Carry out trouble-shooting strategies for resolving an identified end-user IT problem.

  11. Carry out basic computer network troubleshooting techniques.

  12. Differentiate among various computer networking models.

  13. Use communication, negotiation, and collaboration skills as a member of a diverse team.

  14. Use documentation or a knowledge base to resolve a technical challenge in an identified computing scenario.

  15. Produce technical documentation responsive to an identified computing scenario.

Grading Policy:

  • Tasks and Lab Assignments = 40 points
  • Tests = 25 points
  • Homework = 10 points
  • Written Assignments = 15 points
  • Presentation = 10 points

    (link to SMCC grading rubric)

Attendance Policy:

Regular and prompt attendance is required. Excessive lateness and absences will affect the final course grade.

  • More than six absences throughout the semester = -10 points
     
  • Five or more consecutive absences throughout the semester = Academic Failure
     
  • Two lates = 1 absence

Makeup Policy:

  • If for any reason a student is absent from a class, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain the lecture notes from another student and to immediately schedule with the instructor a makeup time for any missed in-class assignments.
     
  • All assignments that are submitted or completed after the scheduled time and date shall receive a five point (5%) grade reduction for each day they are late.  Only business days count for this penalty, therefore an assignment must be made up within four weeks of the due date to receive any credit at all for the assignment.
     
    • The only exception to the above late submission policy is that Tests must be made up before the second class period after the quiz date (within one week), but are still subject to the five points per day late penalty.
       
  • There is no such thing as an excused absence. In extraordinary circumstances, as in cases of valid and urgent medical or personal emergency, a modification of this policy, at the discretion of the instructor, may be possible.
     
  • If a student is able to identify, in advance, a particular day that they shall be unable to attend a class, and if the student emails the instructor at least one week in advance of the day they shall be absent, a modification of this will take effect.

Classroom and Computer Use Policies:

  • All students are expected to be familiar with the IT Dept. classroom policies and SMCC policies published in the SMCC Student Handbook and posted here.
     
  • Students, when sending an email to the instructor, must use an email client that displays their real name in the “From” field. All emails to the instructor that are related to this course must be sent to howardburpee@ctech.smccme.edu.
     
  • Computer monitors at the workstations must be turned off during the lecture portion of the class.
     
  • Please remember to put your cell phone in silent / vibrate mode during the lecture portion of the class. Regardless of whether or not you remember to to silence your phone, cell phones  must never be used for any purpose during any lectures or task / lab assignments.  Exceptions will be made for students who must remain available for emergency purposes after the professor is notified of the situation. 
     
  • The use of a laptop, netbook, or tablet as a note taking device is permitted during lectures, according to the following parameters:
    • The network connection on the device must be disabled.
    • The device should only be used for notetaking and no other purpose during a lecture.

NOTE: Failure to follow these classroom and computer usage policies may result in a grade penalty.


Course content and course requirements are subject to change without notice.

 

Tutoring:
At any time during the semester, if you experience any difficulty with the course material or feel that you could be performing at a higher level, please consult with your instructor.

To schedule time with a tutor for any course, register with the Academic Achievement Center on the second floor of the Campus Center.

Course Accommodations:
If you have a disabling condition and wish to request accommodations in order to have reasonable access to the programs and services offered by SMCC, you must register with the Disability Services Coordinator, Sandra Lynham, who can be reached at 741-5923.

Further information about services for students with disabilities and the accommodation process is available upon request at this number. Course policies about online testing are modified to suit each individual’s accommodations.
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Nondiscrimination Statement:
Southern Maine Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and employer. For more information, please call 207-741-5798.

If you have a disabling condition and wish to request accommodations in order to have reasonable access to the programs and services offered by SMCC, you must register with the Disability Services Coordinator, Sandra Lynham, who can be reached at 741-5923. Further information about services for students with disabilities and the accommodation process is available upon request at this number. Course policies about online testing are modified to suit each individual’s accommodations.

 

1. UFD: USB flash drive

2. UHD: USB hard drive

 

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