ITN 253 System Administration for Windows

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
ITN 200


Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
2.00 lecture hours/week
2.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

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.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

Access to high speed Internet.

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Video Conferencing
Web Conferencing
Hybrid Course
Online Course


Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Implement Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and IP address management (IPAM). (CCC 2; PGC 1, 3)
  2. Administer Windows Server Internet access service. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 3)
  3. Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).  (CCC 2; PGC 1, 3)
  4. Administer AD DS. (CCC 2; PGC 1, 3)
  5. 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.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Implement Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and IP address management (IPAM).
    1. Install and configure DNS servers.
    2. Create and configure DNS zones and records.
    3. Install and configure DHCP.
    4. Manage and maintain DHCP.
    5. Implement and maintain IPAM.
  2. Administer Windows Server Internet access services.
    1. Implement network connectivity solutions.
    2. Configure virtual private network (VPN) and DirectAccess solutions.
    3. Implement IPv4.
  3. Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).
    1. Install and configure domain controllers.
    2. Create and administer active directory users and computers.
    3. Create and administer active directory groups and organizational units (OUs).
  4. Administer AD DS.
    1. Configure service authentication and account policies.
    2. Administer active directory.
    3. Configure active directory in a complex enterprise environment.
  5. Create and manage group policy.
    1. Create and manage group policy objects (GPOs).
    2. Configure group policy settings.
    3. Configure group policy preferences.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

90 100 = A
80 89 = B
70 79 = C
0 69 = F

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.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

Labs (6 Total) (Summative)


Quizzes (Formative)


Discussions (Formative)


Final Project (Summative)




Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Solve technology-related problems using critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
  2. Articulate the role of the technology professional in organizations to support the ethical use of information technology.
  3. Apply fundamental security concepts and strategies for maintaining and securing information technology.
  4. Read and interpret technical information and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences using oral, print, and multimedia strategies.
  5. Demonstrate the importance of lifelong learning that empowers personal and professional growth.
Disabilities Support Statement:

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.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.