ICT 234 Server Management

Credits: 3

Course Content:
The main goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Windows 2008 Server and to prepare students to tackle server administration. The course focuses on selecting server and client hardware, installing and configuring a server, managing users, groups and computer accounts, setting up and managing network printing services, understanding the elements of Active Directory and security, managing and implementing backup and disaster recovery, administering web resources, monitoring and tuning a server, and troubleshooting problems. Another goal is to prepare students for the Windows 2008 Server certification exam 70-640.

Course Format:

  • Approximately 45 hours to complete and scheduled over a 15-week period.

Course Prerequisites:
ICT Diploma Program Admission

Transfer Credits:
For current information and details on transfer credit for this and other courses, check the BC Transfer web site at http://bctransferguide.ca/.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Windows 2008 Server in the areas of primary user and administration tasks.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer an Active Directory environment.
  • Define, configure and implement a Group Policy Management Strategy.
  • Plan for and perform common disaster recovery strategies for Active Directory.
  • Install and configure Active directory Certificate Services.

Required Materials/Texts:
MCSA Windows Server 2012 Complete Study Guide. Panek, William. (Indianopolis: Sybex, 2013) ISBN: 978-1-118-54407-5.

Evaluation Profile:

Final Examination
TOTAL 100%

Grading Profile:
Percentage grades will be converted to letter grades at the home institution.


1 Course Overview, An Overview of Active Directory
2 An Overview of Active Directory Domain Services
3 Implementing Active Directory
4 Working With Active Directory Sites
5 Global Catalog and FSMO Roles
6 Active Directory Administration
7 Security Planning and Administrative Delegation
8 Introduction to Group Policy

Operational Details:

College Policies: Academic Appeals (including appeal of final grades), Student Conduct, Cheating and Plagiarism, Academic Probation and other educational issues are those of the institution where the student registered.
Attendance: As this is an on-line course, attendance requires participation in the course, not time in a classroom. However, students must ensure that they complete their required participation in online discussions and other similar assignments.
Missed Exams: Quizzes and periodic tests must be written when scheduled for the class. This policy may be modified should the student submit written documentation, acceptable to the department, supporting a valid reason for missing the quiz or test (i.e. family or personal emergency, etc.).
Late Assignments: Late assignments will not be marked without the student having made prior arrangements with the instructor.
Cheating/Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the presentation of another person's words, ideas, interpretations, insights, or order of points as one's own. All work submitted must be the student's own words and content, and not written by a tutor or friend. If external sources are used for an essay or assignment, they must be documented to avoid plagiarism.