ICT 236 Network Infrastructure

Credits: 3

Course Content:
The main goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of networking infrastructure supported by Microsoft Windows 2008 Server. The course focuses on implementing routing; implementing, managing, and maintaining dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), domain name system (DNS), file services, print services and securing data and transmissions using IP security (IPSec). Another goal is to prepare students for the Windows 2008 Server certification exam 70-642.

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:

  • Implement and configure a Windows 2008 Server using DHCP, DNS, Routing and Remote Access and Print services
  • Monitor the network using a variety of tools to ensure that the server is function in an optimized manner
  • Secure data and transmissions using IPSec
  • Install and configure Certificate Services and Network Access Protocol to ensure network security
  • Install and configure File services within a small to medium-sized network.

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 Introduction. Networking concepts
2 Installing Windows Server 2008
3 Configuring and managing DHCP
4 Configuring and managing DNS
5 Configuring RRAS and wireless networking
6 Configuring file services
7 Configuring print services
8 Maintaining and updating Windows Server 2008
9 Securing data transmission and authentication
10 Maintaining network health
11 Maintaining Windows 2008 file services using certificates and NAP
12 Review
13 Final Examination

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 is 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.