CIT 214 - Active Directory Services

Semester: Fall 2007
Revised: August 8, 2007
Credits: 3
Instructor: Todd Ross
Office: HTC 131
Phone: 753-2288 (office with voice mail)
Class Web Page:
Textbook: MCSE Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory, Enchanced. Available through the college bookstore.

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This course introduces students to MS active directory Implemention and administration using MS Windows Server products.
Prerequisite for this course is CIT 212.


Welcome to CIT 214, MS Active Directory Services. We will cover the essential Windows 2000 AD Administrative tools used to configure and manage Active dir. for use in a basic network. The material covered in this course is aimed at assisting people who would like to take the MCSE 70-294 exam and those working with networks based on this server operating system. Following is the outline for 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 will:
1. Be familiar with material covered in the MCSE exam 70-294: Installing, Configuring and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 AD Services. Labs and exams
2. Be able to prepare for and perform the installation of Windows 2000 AD Services. Labs and exams
3. Know how to identify the various types of Windows 2000 file systems and their components, and perform common disk management tasks. Labs
4. Have an understanding of configuration of NTFS security as well as security for shared folders as well as the creation of Dfs roots and links. Lab project and Exams
5. Be able to create and administer various types of user accounts and group accounts and administer group policies, and manage group policy objects. Labs
6. Be familiar with the configuration of a Windows 2003 Directory Services on a domain controller. Labs and exams
7. Know the essentials of configuring TCP/IP, DHCP, WINS, DNS, Routing and Remote Access Service, and RAS connections Labs and exams
8. Know common problems and solutions when operating a server and have a basic knowledge of server troubleshooting Labs and exams

Your grade will be based 40% on assignments and on exercises, 10% on participation, and 50% 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. Any excused absences must be agreed to by the instructor in advance unless there are strong extenuating circumstances. One (1) unexcused absences results in an 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. Week 1-----Chapter 1; Introduction to Active Directory; Selected Labs
  2. Week 2-----Chapter 2; Name Resolution and DNS; Selected Labs
  3. Week 3-----Chapter 3; Design Philosophy; Selected Labs
  4. Week 4-----Chapter 4; Active Directory Architecture; Selected Labs
  5. Week 5-----Chapter 5; Active Directory Logical Design; Selected Labs
  6. Week 6-----Chapter 6; Active Directory Physical Design; Selected Labs
  7. Week 7-----Chapter 7; Active Directory Replication; Selected Labs
  8. Week 8-----Mid-Term Exam, Two Hour Timed Test.
  9. Week 9-----Chapter 8; Active Directory Operations Masters; Selected Labs
  10. Week 10-----Chapter 9; Active Directory Authentication and Security; Selected Labs
  11. Week 11-----Chapter 10; Managing Users, Groups, Computers,....etc; Selected Labs
  12. Week 12-----Chapter 11; Group Policy; Selected Labs
  13. Week 13-----Chapter 12; Managing Software with GP; Selected Labs
  14. Week 14-----Chapter 13; Monitoring and Optimizing; Selected Labs
  15. Week 15-----Chapter 14; Disaster Recovery; Selected Labs
  16. Week 16-----Finals Week, Two Hour Timed Test.

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