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NET 121 - Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server Environment
Instructor: Bill Bennett, MCSE, MCP, CCNA, CIW
Office: Room 608a (in Multimedia building) Hours
Office Phone: 951.639.5530
Assistant's Phone (Kaye): 951.639.5523
Web Site:
Text: “MCSA/MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-290): Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment, Second Edition”
ISBN #: 0735622892
Authors: Dan Holme & Orin Thomas
Publisher: Microsoft Press
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 server operating systems (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and more recent versions).  This course helps students prepare for the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Client Core examination (Server).
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following:

A. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of how to manage and maintain physical and logical devices by configuring basic and dynamic disks, optimizing disk performance, and installing, troubleshooting server hardware devices.

B. Demonstrate the ability to combine concepts, principles, and generalizations about users, computers, and groups by designing a strategy to use user profiles and computer accounts in Active Directory.

C. Demonstrate the ability to combine concepts, principles, and generalizations about accessing resources by creating shared folders, terminal services, and file systems.

D. Demonstrate the ability to combine concepts, principles, and generalizations on managing and maintaining a server environment by setting up events, the system monitor, licensing, remote servers, print queues, and web servers.

E. Demonstrate the ability to make a judgment on the effectiveness of a disaster recovery plan by appraising the successful implementation of system recovery, backup procedures, and hardware failure safeguards.

Reading, Assignments, and Exams to complete:

Class Date

Chapter Title


Oct. 10



Oct. 12

Introducing to Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Submit 5 questions for chapter 1

Oct. 17

Administering Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Submit 5 questions for chapter 2

Oct. 19

User Accounts

Submit 5 questions for chapter 3

Oct. 24

Group Accounts

Submit 5 questions for chapter 4

Oct. 26

Computer Accounts

Submit 5 questions for chapter 5

Oct. 31

Files and Folders

Submit 5 questions for chapter 6

Nov. 2

Backing Up Data

Submit 5 questions for chapter 7

Nov. 7

Midterm Review


Nov. 9


Submit 5 questions for chapter 8

Nov. 14

Maintaining the Operating System

Submit 5 questions for chapter 9

Nov. 16

Managing Hardware Devices and Drivers

Submit 5 questions for chapter 10

Nov. 21

Managing Microsoft Server 2003 Disk Storage

Submit 5 questions for chapter 11

Nov. 28

Monitoring Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Submit 5 questions for chapter 12

Nov. 30

Recovering From System Failure

Submit 5 questions for chapter 13

Dec. 5
Course Review

The Midterm and the Final are timed and you only have ONE opportunity to take and complete them. So be sure you're ready before clicking to start an exam. The Midterm and the Final are found by clicking on “Tests”.

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

Course Grading Policy:
Midterm (50 questions X 10 pts. each).......500 pts. Final (50 questions X 10 pts. each)......500 pts.
Assignments (13 assignments X 50 points each)............650 pts.
Total possible points for this course = 1650 pts.
Grading Scale
= A) > 1484 pts. B) > 1319 pts. C) > 1154 pts. D) > 989 pts. F) < 990 pts.
Instructor's Notes:

As always if you have any questions please email me: and be sure to add subject: NET 121, so that you won't get lost amongst my spam mail.

If you are unable to complete this class for any reason be sure to submit a withdrawl slip to Admissions. If you are on my roster by the end of the class you will be graded based on the total amount of points you've accumulated for completing quizzes and/or submitting assignments. It is not my responsibility to drop you from the course.

Classroom Etiquette:

Plagiarism, Cheating, and Stealing Policies (Academic Integrity)

  • Any student who plagiarizes the work of any other person will be given a zero on any and all assignments where plagiarism has been utilized.
  • Any student caught cheating on a quiz or final exam will receive a zero for quiz or final exam.
  • Any student caught removing items from the classroom including but not limited to: lab materials and tools, without authorization, will be dropped from the course and given an automatic "F".

For more details on plagiarism and cheating, please review the MSJC Student Conduct Web Resources page.

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Learning Environment

All students are entitled to an environment that encourages learning. If a student behaves in a manner that negatively affects other class members, he or she is guilty of disruptive behavior. Such behavior will be addressed in a manner consistent with school policy. Cell phones and other personal electronic devices MUST be turned off in class. Also, no food or drinks are allowed in the classroom. Tape recording in class is prohibited unless specific permission is granted by instructor.

As a courtesy, please do not talk while the instructor is talking to the class or when a student is asking a question which pertains to the class. Please do not use classroom computers for personal use or other classwork—computers are to be used to follow in-class lectures, take tests, or as otherwise directed by your instructor. Refrain from “surfing” the Web, reading e-mail, or playing computer games during class. You are encouraged to work with other students to solve problems outside of class; however, you must complete your own work.

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Need Tutoring?

Check out the MSJC Learning Resource Centers! Academic Support is available for all students through the services provided in the Learning Resource Centers on each campus. Inquire at each center regarding hours of operations and specific subjects for which tutors are available. In addition, some subject area specialist tutors are available for courses through specific departments. Ask your instructor if specialized tutors are available for your individual course.

Tutoring for some Business & CIS classes including Microsoft Office applications tutoring will be available in the Business/CIS computer lab in Room 956. Lab/tutor schedules can be found at Tutors change each semester, please check with the Business/CIS computer lab to learn what subjects have available tutors for the current semester.

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Disability Statement

Mt. San Jacinto College abides by the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits federal and state agencies or programs from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. Students in this course who have a documented disability, that limits a major life activity which may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations should meet with a  Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) counselor as soon as possible.

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