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CSTC 242 - Windows Client Administration

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [CSTC 172 ]

Topics covered in this course include: installation and upgrading Window client; implementing and conducting administration of resources; implementing, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting hardware devices and drivers; monitoring and optimizing system performance and reliability; configuring and troubleshooting the desktop environment; implementing, managing, and troubleshooting network protocols and services; and configuring, managing, and troubleshooting security. This course provides preparation for the Microsoft’s Windows Client Administration exam.
OFFERED: spring semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Install, upgrade, and migrate Windows operating systems.

  1. Perform a clean install.
  2. Upgrade Windows from previous versions.
  3. Migrate user profiles.

Goal 2:  Deploy Windows.

  1. Capture a system image.
  2. Prepare a system image for deployment.
  3. Deploy a system image.
  4. Configure a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD).

Goal 3:  Manage hardware and applications

  1. Configure devices.
  2. Configure application compatibility.
  3. Administer application restrictions.
  4. Manage Internet Explorer.

Goal 4:  Facilitate network connectivity.

  1. Configure IPv4 and IPv6 network settings.
  2. Manage networking settings.
  3. Configure Windows Firewall.
  4. Implement remote management.

Goal 5: Configure access to resources.

  1. Manage shared resources.
  2. Configure file and folder access.
  3. Facilitate user account control (UAC).
  4. Configure authentication and authorization.
  5. Mange BranchCache.

Goal 6:  Manage mobile computing.

  1. Configure BitLocker and BitLocker To Go.
  2. Manage DirectAccess.
  3. Configure mobility options.
  4. Facilitate remote connections.

Goal 7:  Monitor and maintain systems that run Windows.

  1. Configure Windows updates.
  2. Manage disks.
  3. Monitor systems.
  4. Configure performance settings.

Goal 8:  Configure backup and recovery options.

  1. Create and schedule system backups.
  2. Configure system recovery options.
  3. Manage file recovery options.

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