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Syllabus
NET 120 - Section 3227 - Fall 2005
Installing, Configuring, and Administering
a Windows Client Operating System

Instructor: Bill Bennett, MCSE, MCP, CCNA, CIW
Office: Room 655 (in Multimedia building on the Menifee campus) Office Phone: 672-6752 ext. 2705
Email: BBennett@msjc.edu
Website: http://cis.msjc.edu/instructors/Bill_Bennett
Text: ALS Microsoft Windows XP Professional; ISBN 0735615438
Class Dates: October 18, 2005– December 13, 2005.

Course Description
This course is designed to validate the foundational skills that an operating systems professional needs in order to install, configure, and administer Microsoft client operating systems (Microsoft Windows XP and more recent versions). This course helps students prepare for the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Client Core examination (Client Workstation).
Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following:

A. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of installation methods by relating to typical client installation scenarios.

B. Demonstrate the ability to combine concepts, principles, and generalizations about files, folders, printers, and file systems by designing a strategy for administration of client operating system resources.

C. Demonstrate the ability to implement, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot hardware devices and drivers by creating procedures to manage hard disks, removable media, power configuration, input/output devices, and multiprocessors.

D. Demonstrate the ability to monitor and optimize system performance and reliability by setting up memory, processor, disks, applications, scheduled tasks, mobile devices, and backup operations.

E. Demonstrate the ability to configure and trouble shoot the desktop environment to include user profiles, desktop settings, multiple-language support, and support for multiple locations.

F. Demonstrate the ability to make a judgment on the effectiveness of windows core services and protocols by appraising the implementation of TCP/IP, dialup-up networking, Internet Explorer, Internet Information Systems, Remote Desktop, and Internet Connection Firewall.

G. Demonstrate the ability to configure, manage, and troubleshoot security to include the File Encryption System, a local security policy, user and group accounts, and Internet Explorer security settings.

Reading Assignments, Tutorials, and Assessments to complete

Chapter #

Chapter Title

Assignments*

 

Syllabus/Introductions

 

1

Introduction to Windows XP Professional

Submit 5 questions for chapter 1

2

Installing Windows XP Professional

Submit 5 questions for chapter 2

3

Deploying Windows XP Professional

Submit 5 questions for chapter 3

4

Modifying & Troubleshooting the Startup Process

Submit 5 questions for chapter 4

5

Configuring Windows XP Professional

Submit 5 questions for chapter 5

6

Installing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers

Submit 5 questions for chapter 6

7

Setting Up & Managing User Accounts

Submit 5 questions for chapter 7

8

Securing Resources with NTFS Permissions

Submit 5 questions for chapter 8

9

Administering Shared Folders

Submit 5 questions for chapter 9
MIDTERM

10

Managing Data Storage

Submit 5 questions for chapter 10

11

Setting Up, Configuring, & Troubleshooting Printers

Submit 5 questions for chapter 11

12

Managing Printers & Documents

Submit 5 questions for chapter 12

13

Supporting TCP/IP

Submit 5 questions for chapter 13

14

Overview of Active Directory Service

Submit 5 questions for chapter 14

15

Configuring Network & Internet Connections

Submit 5 questions for chapter 15

16

Configuring Security Settings and Internet Settings

Submit 5 questions for chapter 16

18

Using Windows XP Tools

Submit 5 questions for chapter 18

20

Backing Up and Restoring Data

Submit 5 questions for chapter 20

 

Course Review

FINAL EXAM

* Submission will be accepted in: ASCII text, RTF, MS Word, or HTML formats.

Course Grading
15 Quizzes.....................................1500 pts. 15 Q&A Assignments....................1500 pts.
15 Labs.........................................1500 pts.  
Total possible points for this course = 4500 pts.
Grading Scale
= A) > 4000 pts. B) > 3599 pts. C) > 3099 pts. D) > 2799 pts. F) < 2499 pts.
INSTRUCTOR'S NOTES TO STUDENTS:

The Chapter Quizzes are timed and you only have ONE opportunity to take and complete any quiz. So be sure you're ready before clicking to start a quiz. Chapter Quizzes are found by clicking on “Quizzes”.

There are NO food or drinks allowed in the classroom.

As always if you have any questions please email me: BBennett@msjc.edu and be sure to add subject: NET 120, so that you won't get lost amongst my spam mail..