Course Number and Title: ITN 253 System Administration for Windows
This course provides the essential knowledge and skills to perform advanced Windows Server system administration, including common tasks regarding the installation, secure configuration, and maintenance of the Windows Server operating system. Emphasis is placed on administering Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), including group and organization policies. Additionally, this course prepares students for related industry certifications.
Access to high speed Internet.
- Implement Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and IP address management (IPAM). (CCC 2; PGC 1, 3)
- Administer Windows Server Internet access service. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 3)
- Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). (CCC 2; PGC 1, 3)
- Administer AD DS. (CCC 2; PGC 1, 3)
- Create and manage group policy. (CCC 2; PGC 1, 2, 3)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Implement Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and IP address management (IPAM).
- Install and configure DNS servers.
- Create and configure DNS zones and records.
- Install and configure DHCP.
- Manage and maintain DHCP.
- Implement and maintain IPAM.
- Administer Windows Server Internet access services.
- Implement network connectivity solutions.
- Configure virtual private network (VPN) and DirectAccess solutions.
- Implement IPv4.
- Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
- Install and configure domain controllers.
- Create and administer active directory users and computers.
- Create and administer active directory groups and organizational units (OUs).
- Administer AD DS.
- Configure service authentication and account policies.
- Administer active directory.
- Configure active directory in a complex enterprise environment.
- Create and manage group policy.
- Create and manage group policy objects (GPOs).
- Configure group policy settings.
- Configure group policy preferences.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Labs (6 Total) (Summative)
Final Project (Summative)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Solve technology-related problems using critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
- Articulate the role of the technology professional in organizations to support the ethical use of information technology.
- Apply fundamental security concepts and strategies for maintaining and securing information technology.
- Read and interpret technical information and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences using oral, print, and multimedia strategies.
- Demonstrate the importance of lifelong learning that empowers personal and professional growth.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.