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- Intro to Desktop Operating Systems COURSE CNT 50 OR CIS 65
- CompTIA A+ Certification COURSES CNT51A/CNT51B
- Networking Fundamentals (CompTIA Network+ Certification)
Course CNT 52 or CIS 66
Win. Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration MCTS Exam 70-642 COURSE CNT 56.
Windows 2008 Administrator MCITP Exam COURSE CNT 55
NOT OFFERED IN SPRING 2015
Win. Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) Exam 70-640 COURSE CNT 57
NOT OFFERED IN SPRING 2015. TENTATIVE FALL 2015.
- Microsoft Client - Exam 70-680: Windows 7 Configuration COURSE CNT 54. NOT OFFERED IN SPRING 2015.
- ELECTRONICS, offered at Chabot College. NOT OFFERED AT LPC.
Ask the instructor for more info.
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Course CNT 55 Windows Server, 3 units.
Windows 2008 Server Administrator - Microsoft Certification Exam MCITP 70-646
Also covers topics for MCP MCSA MCSE 70-290 and 72-290
MANAGING AND MAINTAINING A MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2008 ENVIRONMENT (70-290, 72-290)
This course teaches students, through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, textbook exercises, and classroom
labs, the skills and knowledge necessary to help prepare them to take
Microsoft certification exam MCITP 70-646 (Former MCSE 70-290) Managing and Maintaining a
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Environment and to become a Microsoft
Certified Professional (MCP).
This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to install,
configure, administer, and support the primary services in the
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system, as well as for those
individuals seeking Microsoft certification.
The course begins by examining basic system administration procedures.
Subsequent topics are devoted to the creation and management of
Windows Server 2008 user, group, and computer accounts, to the sharing
of system resources, and to the installation and maintenance of system
hardware. Students taking this course typically aspire to careers as
Windows Server 2008 system administrators or support technicians and
want an objective assessment of their skills and certification of their
accomplishments. The audience for this course consists of IT
professionals who work in the typically complex computing environment
of medium to large companies. Students should have 6 to 12 months of
experience administering client and network operating systems in
environments with the following characteristics:
-250 to 5,000 or more users
-Three or more physical locations
-Three or more domain controllers
-Network services and resources such as messaging, database, file and
print, proxy server, firewall, Internet, intranet, remote access, and client computer management
-Connectivity requirements such as connecting branch offices and
individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and
connecting corporate networks to the Internet
SLO (Student Learning Outcome): Install and configure a Windows 2008 Server.
PREREQUISITES OR COREQUISITES
There are no official prerequisites for taking the Microsoft 70-290
exam. We recommend CNT 50 Desktop Operating Systems and CNT 52
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
-Identify the key differences among the Windows Server 2008 editions
and the logical components and concepts of Active Directory
-Install Windows Server 2008 and create a domain controller
-Create and use MMC consoles
-Configure a server to enable Remote Desktop for Administration and Remote Assistance
-Use the Event Viewer to monitor system logs
-Configure Task Manager to display performance data and to start and end applications and processes
-Use the Performance console to display real-time performance data and create counter logs and alerts
-Understand the capabilities of network backup software products, including the Windows Server 2008 Backup program
-Understand the difference between full, incremental, and differential backup jobs
-Back up and restore an Active Directory database
-Use volume shadow copies
-Deploy service packs and hotfixes using Windows Update, Automatic
Updates, group policies, and Microsoft Software Update Services
-Integrate service packs and hotfixes into a Windows Server 2008 operating system installation
-Use Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
-Understand Per Server and Per Device or Per User licensing modes and
configure licenses using the Choose Licensing Mode tool in Control
Panel and the Licensing administrative tool
-Understand the differences between local user accounts and domain user accounts
-Plan, create, and manage local and domain user accounts
-Understand the differences between local, roaming, and mandatory profiles
-Identify the two group types and three group scopes and their proper use
-Create, manage, and delete groups
-Create, manage, and troubleshoot computer objects
-Create and manage file system shares and work with share permissions
-Use NTFS file system permissions to control access to files
-Manage file sharing using Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
-Understand the model and terminology used for Windows printing
-Install and manage a logical printer on a print server
-Connect a printer client to a logical printer on a print server
-Troubleshoot printer failures
-Install and manage device drivers
-Troubleshoot device driver problems
-Understand disk-storage concepts and terminology
-Add storage to a Windows Server 2008 computer
-Manage disks using Check Disk, Disk Defragmenter, and Disk Quotas
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Why You Should Consider Microsoft Certification
The Information Technology (IT) market is rebounding, and tech salaries are going up.
- Actual expertise in technology areas
- Opportunity to begin and advance careers quickly.
- Stand out. A Microsoft credential gives proof of the specific, real-world technology skills employers are looking for today.
- Earn more. IT workers savvy in Microsoft technology earn larger salaries than their IT counterparts,
and each Microsoft certification earned takes one further along the path to professional recognition.
- Feel good. Certified individuals can feel more confident in their problem-solving skills and ability to help boost company productivity.
- Be productive. Certified individuals help increase customer satisfaction, reduce network downtime, and push service to a higher level,
giving organizations a competitive advantage. Students can take select Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams at discounted prices.
The Microsoft Certification page is here.
Take the test through VUE or Prometrics. Or call VUE 1 800 837-8734, or Prometric 1 800 755-3926.
- A Technet offer: Technet for $99 ($250 savings). More on www.microsoft.4me.com/technetcrosoft4me.com/technet
Here is A List of
Microsoft Certifications by Name
How the certifications enable IT professionals to display and validate their skills and experience.
HOW TO CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR
Moh Daoud email:
Expect a response to questions within 24 hours.
Paper mail: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551
Instructor Website: http://lpc1.clpccd.cc.ca.us/lpc/mdaoud/
This page is located at
www.laspositascollege.edu --> Faculty & Staff at the top right of screen --> Faculty
Websites in the left column.
Your Student Email Account
If you are an enrolled student, a Google gmail account has been created for you.
It can be found at The Zone Information Page on the LPC home page. Your instructor can give you that info too.
You can bypass The Zone and get access to your email directly at http://stumail.clpccd.edu.
You may get access to your school email by going to gmail.com and entering your regular Class-web username and password.
I recommend having your school email forwarded to your personal email. See a video tutorial here.
Instructor Office Hours and Class Times
. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.
|| Staff Meeting 1st Wed.: Town Hall Meeting.
3rd Wed.: Division Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
||Office Hours: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM in Room 804B
||CNT 50 Intro. to Desktop Operating Systems CRN 30532 or CIS 65 CRN 30531 12:30 PM - 02:20 PM Room 804B.
Lab 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM
|Office Hours: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM in Room 804A
|| CNT 51A CRN FT1 30885 2.00 CompTIAs A+ Essentials Cert.
Jan. 23 - Mar. 20. 06:00 PM -09:50 PM Room 804B.
Office Hour: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM in Room 804A
CNT 52 Networking Fundamentals
CRN 30530 or CIS 66 CRN 30208 6:30 - 9:20 PM Room 1826.
Lab 9:30 -10:20 Room 804B
|CNT 56 Server 2008 Implem Windows Network Infras.
CRN 32922 or CIS 66 CRN 6:30 - 9:20 PM Room 804B.
Lab 9:30 -10:20 Room 804B
|CNT 51B CRN 30886 FT2 CompTIA A+ Practical Appl. Second half of semester Mar. 27-May 23. 06:00 PM -10:15 PM -. in Room 804B
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|Text: 70-646: Windows Server 2008 Administrator with MOAC Labs Online, Set. Students who want to study Server 2012 are requested to consult with the instructor.
Microsoft Official Academic Course, Microsoft Corporation
You may purchase your books at the LPC bookstore in person, or online at
Purchase the online access: 70-646 MOAC Labs Online Reg Code
Related free virtual labs here (Internet Explorer works best).
LPC online bookstore. http://www.laspositas.bkstr.com/
The purchase of this book includes free MSDN AA downloads.
The book itself without the online code ISBN 9780470225110
What are MOAC Labs Online?
Students are provided with a computer on which they do the lab work by connecting to the Microsoft Official Academic Course. Advanced students will enjoy the convenience of skipping the setup work. MOAC Online Labs provide a hosted emulation environment. All lab exercises are hosted on virtual machines running on Microsoft servers. Only a browser and an Internet connection are required for their use. Students may log into their virtual lab from any Internet-connected computer 24/7.
MOAC Activation Guide here as MS Word document.
Free MOAC demo here. Deploying and Configuring the DHCP Service. Install the DHCP Server role. Create DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 scopes. Activate the DHCP client on network servers. Confirm DHCP IP address assignments. Estimated lab time: 60 minutes.
Saving copies of your class work
You may use a flash drive, USB disk, online storage, or email attachments to save any handouts, labs, PowerPoint presentations, or other notes.
a few blank writable CDs or DVDs to create your own live CDs (Operating system running off a CD).
Some deals can be found on such sites as Newegg.com and tigerdirect.com.
To locate the class PowerPoint Presentations, notes and other student materials used in our class, do the following.
From any computer on campus, double click on the Student Files icon Marvin the Martian, double click on your instructor's folder, double click on your class folder .
Printing your work
This class rareley requires any printed work. Most materials may be submitted digitally. If you wish to print your work at school, you will need a computer print card, which can be purchased from the bookstore or from the Computer Lab (Room 803).
- Color printing is also available in Room 803- $.50 per page from PCs at pods L and M.
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Evaluation and Grading
Final grades are determined through a weighted average of midterm and final examinations, quizzes, laboratory assignments, homework assignments, and class attendance and participation.
90%+ = A;
80% to 89% = B;
70% to 79% = C;
60% to 69% = D;
59% & below = F.
Posting of Grades: Final grades will be posted on the school website; usually within two weeks of the end of semester. If you need your grade sooner, contact the instructor.
The online Blackboard practice quizzes can be taken multiple times. They count towards your final grade. Your best score will be kept for final computation. The quizzes are located at http://clpccd.blackboard.com/
All assignments are to be turned in on the due date. Students may be allowed to make up any late work by prior arrangement with the instructor. I try to accommodate most students, but very few excuses are accepted.
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||Welcome. Orientation. Agenda.
Syllabus. Course Outline. Student Services. Meet your instructors
and classmates. Locate class materials.
||Read chapter 1 first half for next meeting
||Lesson 1: Planning Server Deployments. Part 1.
|| Read Chapter 1.
||Lesson 1: Planning Server Deployments. Part 2.
||Blackboard Practice Test
Read Chapter 2
||Lesson 2: Planning Infrastructure Services
||Blackboard Practice Test 2
Read Chapter 3
||Lesson 3: Planning an Active Directory Deployment
||Blackboard Practice Test 3
Read Chapter 4
||Lesson 4: Planning Application Services
||Blackboard Practice Test 4
Read Chapter 5
||Lesson 5: Planning File and Print Services
||Blackboard Practice Test 5
Read Chapter 6
||Lesson 6: Planning Storage Solutions
||Blackboard Practice Test 6
Read Chapter 6
||Mid-term Exam covers Chapters 1 - 6
||Read Chapter 7
||Lesson 7: Planning for High Availability
||Blackboard Practice Test 7
Read Chapter 8
||Lesson 8: Planning Server and Network Security
||Blackboard Practice Test 8
Read Chapter 9
||Lesson 9: Securing Infrastructure Services
||Blackboard Practice Test 9
||SPRING BREAK (no instruction)
||Lesson 10: Managing Servers
||Blackboard Practice Test 10
Read Chapter 11
||Lesson 11: Monitoring Servers
||Blackboard Practice Test 11
Read Chapter 12
||Lesson 12: Backing Up
||Blackboard Practice Test 12
||Review. Catch up.
||Final Exam covers Chapters 7 - 12. Room 804B at 6:30 PM. Two hours.
||Sign up for next semester. Classes get filled quickly.
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Important Dates SPRING 2015 Academic Calendar
||Instruction begins (Full-term courses)
||Instruction begins for Saturday classes
||Last day to “ADD” or “DROP NGR” deadline (in-person) (Full-term courses)
||Last day to “ADD” or “DROP NGR” deadline (online via CLASS-Web) (Full-term courses)
||Census Deadline (Full-term courses)
|Feb 13 - 16
||HOLIDAY - Presidents’ Weekend (no instruction)
||Pass/No Pass deadline (Full-term courses)
||Saturday classes meet
|Mar 30 - Apr 3
||SPRING BREAK (no instruction)
||60% Point for Financial Aid
||Deadline to apply for Degree/Certificate
||Last day to Withdraw with a “W” deadline (in-person) (Full-term courses)
||Last day to Withdraw with a “W” deadline (online via CLASS-Web) (Full-term courses)
||Last day of Saturday classes
||Last day of Instruction (all classes)
|May 22 - 29
||Final Examination Period < click for Final Exams Schedule>
||Final Exams for Saturday classes
||HOLIDAY - Memorial Day
||Grades Due (Instructors only)
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Parking Permits Available Online
Parking permits must be purchased on CLASS-Web. You will need the license number and description of the vehicle you wish to purchase a permit for and a printer to print your temporary permit. The actual hanging permit will be mailed to the address you provide when applying for your permit. Vehicles not displaying a valid permit, (hanging-type semester permit, temporary permit or daily permit from parking lot machines,) will be cited, even you own a parking permit. If you left it at home, you may buy a daily permit or contact the security office in building 1500 and ask for instructions.
Permit Costs for Fall and Spring Semester Permits. Vehicles: $30 per semester. Motorcycles: $15 per semester. Vehicles visiting: 30 minutes free in marked spaces only. $2 per day. Spaces for the handicapped: must show placard and pay the regular fee. Park your car head-in only, do not park backwards, or you'll be cited. More info...
Adding/Dropping a course
You may use CLASS-Web on the Internet to drop or add a course from the school home page at https://bw4.clpccd.cc.ca.us/pls/OWA_PROD/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin . CLASS-Web is an online system that allows students to register, add, and drop classes, review academic schedules, check grades, view unofficial transcripts, access financial aid information, and pay student fees.
Remember! If you enroll in a class and decide not to attend, you are responsible for dropping the class. Don’t assume you will be dropped by your instructor or that the system will drop you automatically. If you fail to withdraw by the deadline the instructor must issue a grade.
Attendance - California Education Code (Title 5) on Excessive Absences
Due to the voluminous variety of knowledge required of professionals in information technology the industry, it is expected for you to attend every class session for the entire class time. Make arrangements with the instructors about hybrid classes. The Las Positas attendance policy will be observed: A student absent for a total of four consecutive or six cumulative instructional hours (1 instructional hour = 50 minutes) and/or two consecutive weeks of instruction may be dropped from that course by the instructor.
In order to be counted present, you must be present for the entire class period. If you need to leave a class session early, please inform me before class begins. Arriving to class late or leaving class early may result in at least one instructional hour of absence depending on the time
In the event that you experience a personal or familial hardship that causes an absence, you are till responsible for the material covered. Our online material has lectures that can assist in learning the many topics, and I am willing to help during contact hours. It is your responsibility to officially drop the course if you choose not to complete it.
wish to drop the course at any time for any reason, fill out the appropriate paperwork at the Office of Admissions and Records. Students who do not report to class on the first day may be dropped. Do not assume that I will drop you from the course. If you stop attending the class and do not drop the class after census day, you will receive an F in the class. See the schedule
of important dates for deadlines for withdrawing from the course.
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Cell phones should be either turned off or set to silent mode during class. NO TEXTING IN THE CLASS ROOM. Take your emergency calls outside the class room. Please, put away your smartphones, Ipods, mp3 player during class times. You may bring a laptop computer to class for use during lab times and for class work only; not for playing games, chatting, reading the news, checking sports results, watching cartoons or funny videos.
During lectures, you are expected to participate; but, please take a turn. Even whispering is distracting to the other students and to the instructor. If you wear earphones during lectures, you are not participating. If you have a special condition, you should tell the instructor about it.
The student is responsible for obtaining material distributed on class days when he/she was absent. This can be done by contacting a classmate who was present or by contacting the instructor.
All work that you submit in this course must be your own, it is a violation of academic integrity to copy someone else's work or to permit another person to copy your work. If any similarity in form or notation is noticed, the instructor retains the right to give a failing grade for the assignment, exam, and/or course.
Students found cheating (fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic assignment) and/or plagiarizing (using another’s work as your own) will receive a zero for the assignment or exam and the incident will be reported to the dean of student services. LPC's policy on academic dishonesty can be found at http://www.laspositascollege.edu/facultystaff/honesty.php
Need for Assistance
If you have any condition, such as a physical or learning disability, which will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined it, or which will require academic accommodations, please notify me as soon as possible for special arrangements.
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Free Microsoft Software and Discounted Non Microsoft Software
- The MSDN Academic Alliance offers free MS software to LPC students who are enrolled in computing and business classes. The instructgor will give you the login information within the first weeks of the semester.. The list of software packages is HERE. The downloaded software will be a large ISO file that can be written to a DVD or saved to a USB disk. Instructions on burning DVD can be found in the instructor's folder on Marvin in a file named the How to Burn ISO files Word document.
- The Microsoft developer, designer and gaming tools are available on DreamSpark.com.
- www.collegesoftware.org or www.journeyEd.com, both take you to the same deals. JourneyEd.com offers both Microsoft and non Microsoft products, some at an 85% discount. At JourneyEd registration, sign up as a Chabot student using the same W number.
- The Microsoft Student Store is here .
- If you’re a student and you don't have access to MSDN AA, you can join the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM.org) for $19. As part of the membership you get access to most of the MSDNAA catalog. You also get access to thousands of technical books.
Microsoft Office 2013 $39.99 student price at collegebuys.com .
- Best Free Software - Compiled by the instructor
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Resources, programs, and services available to Las Positas College
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Admissions and Records
dearney @ laspositascollege.edu
Applications • Registration • Records
Assessment / Tutorials and Testing
ptrummel @ laspositascollege.edu
Tutors • Instructors • Placement Testing
Associated Students (ASLPC)
staff @ aslpc.com
Student Government • Meetings • Activities
snavarro @ laspositascollege.edu
Intramurals • Intercollegiate Sports • Classes
ktomlinson @ laspositascollege.edu
Housing Scholarship • Child Care • CalWORKs Jobs
|Career / Transfer Center
lcamp @ laspositascollege.edu
Career Testing • Career Information • Transfers
gjohns @ laspositascollege.edu
Early Childhood Education
Training • Professional Development
cahre @ laspositascollege.edu
Developmental English • Instructors/Staff
EOPS / CARE
dscott @ laspositascollege.edu
Book Grants • Priority Registration • Counseling
Financial Aid/Veteran's Office
lpcfinaid @ laspositascollege.edu
Registration Fee Waivers • Grants • Loans
Reference • Research Skills Instruction • Internet Access • Online Databases • Print and AV Materials
LPC Distance Education Support
LPCdistEd @ laspositascollege.edu
Login Problems • Assignment Submission Problems • General Distance Ed Info
Peer Support Network
ejones @ laspositascollege.edu
Support Groups • Trained Listeners • Stress Help
Re-Entry Student Services
bmorrissey @ laspositascollege.edu
Transitional Classes • Counseling • Support
Student Health Center
Treatment • Advice • Referrals
Campus Safety and Security
Emergency (925) 424-1699
Business (925) 424-1690
Parking• Student Escorts • Lost and Found
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The Computer Center (room 803) is available to students as an open lab with Internet connected computers and technical assistance from knowledgeable staff. We have over a hundred workstations with PCs and even a handful of iMacs, printing for a fee in black or color, headphones, scanners, assistive technology, and friendly helpful guidance on a drop-in basis.
The Computer Center supports all disciplines including Online Learning Blackboard courses.
Computer Center Hours for Spring 2015. Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9:30pm. Friday 8:30am-3:00pm
LPC Library Databases: Articles in Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, and Reference Sources
HOW TO ENROLL AT LAS POSITAS COLLEGE.
1- To attend LPC , you must first enroll as a student at Las Positas College. If you are a student and did not attend last semester, you must re-enroll.
2- After you have enrolled yourself as a student and obtained a
student ID number, you may register for courses online by using the CLASS-WEB online registration system.
You may also register in person at the Admission Office, Building 1600..
For more info, call +1 925.424.1500, or send a fax: +1 925.606.6437.
Admissions Office Email: lpcarcom @ iserver.clpccd.cc.ca.us
International students may download the application forms and instructions from here.
- The Cisco Networking Academy courses are here.
- The online courses for all disciplines are here.
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