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- Intro to Desktop Operating Systems COURSE CNT 50 OR CIS 65

- CompTIA A+ Certification COURSES CNT51A/CNT51B

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Windows 2008 Administrator MCITP Exam COURSE CNT 55

Win. Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) Exam 70-640

Win. Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration MCTS Exam 70-642 COURSE CNT 56

- Microsoft Client - Exam 70-680: Windows 7 Configuration COURSE CNT 54

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CNT 57 - Implementing Windows Active Directory Services
Windows 2008 Server
MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) Exam 70-640
CRN 22393
Our class meets on Mondays at 6:00 PM in Room 804B

CNT 57 Course Description from the LPC Catalog

Students will learn to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Windows Active Directory services. This course focuses on implementing Group Policy and understanding the Group Policy tasks required to centrally manage users and computers. Students will use Group Policy to configure and manage the user desktop environment, to configure and manage software and implement and manage security settings. Students will install and manage Windows domains and domain controllers through Active Directory. Strongly recommended: Computer Network Technology 55.

Topics covered in this courses:
* Overview of Active Directory Domain Services
* Implementing Active Directory
* Working with Active Directory Sites
* Global Catalog and Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) Roles
* Active Directory Administration
* Security Planning and Administrative Delegation
* Introduction to Group Policy
* Configuring the User and Computer Environment Using Group Policy
* Performing Software Installation with Group Policy
* Planning a Group Policy Management and Implementation Strategy
* Active Directory Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Disaster Recovery
* Configuring Name Resolution and Additional Services
* Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services

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
Here is A List of Microsoft Certifications by Name
ow the certifications enable IT professionals to display and validate their skills and experience.

Exam 70-640: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
with MOAC Labs Online Set. No lab book required.
by Microsoft Official Academic Course
ISBN 978-0-470-87497-4 March 2010
Optional materials for this course (Text, Lab, Software) from the publisher
The purchase of this book includes free MSDN AA downloads.

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.

Moh Daoud email: This is not a clickable link. Type manually the address. A small attempt to reduce spam.
Expect a response to questions within 24 hours.
Phone: ____________
Paper mail: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551
Instructor Website:
This page is located at --> 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 has that info too.
You can also bypass The Zone and get access to your email directly at
You may get access to your school email by going to and entering your regular Class-web username and password.
I recommend having your school email forwarded to your personal email. A video tutorial.

Instructor Office Hours and Class Times
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

1st Mon.: Student Learning Outcome Meeting 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

  1st Wed.: Town Hall Meeting.
3rd Wed.: Division Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
  Office Hours: 5:00 - 6:00 pm in Room 804B
    Office Hours: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM in Room 804A Office Hours: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM in Room 804A CNT 51A CRN 31021 FT1 2.00 CompTIAs A+ Essentials Cert.  
Jan. 24 - Mar. 21 06:00 PM -09:50 PM Room 804B.
  CNT 50 CRN 30610 or CIS 65 30609 Intro to Desktop Operating Systems. Jan. 21  
12:30 PM - 02:20 PM Room 804B.   Lab: 02:30 PM - 03:20 PM Room 804B.

CNT 52 093 CRN 30608 or CIS 66 30220 Networking Fundamentals - Network+ Jan. 22 06:30 PM - 09:20 PM Room 1826.
Lab: 09:30 PM - 10:20 PM Room 804B.

CNT 55 CRN 30700 093 MS Windows Server 2008 Administrator Jan. 23 06:30 PM - 08:45 PM Room 804B. Lab: 09:00 PM - 10:15 PM Room 804 CNT 51B CRN 31022 FT2 CompTIA A+ Practical Appl.   Second half of semester Mar. 24 - May 22. 06:00 PM -10:15 PM -. in Room 804B

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Saving copies of your class work
Use a flash drive, USB disk, or email attachments to save any handouts, labs, PowerPoint presentations, or other notes.
Also recommended: a few blank writable CDs or DVDs to create your own live CDs (Operating system running off a CD).
If you are in class where you install operating systems on virtual machines and wish to save copies, you should bring a much larger USB external drive. Some online deals can be found such sites as and
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.
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
Late Coursework:
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.

Mtg Date In Class Lab Homework
1   Welcome. Orientation. Course Outline. Student Services. Meet your instructors and classmates. Overview of Windows Server 2008
Getting access to the web-based labs.
Locating class material
Read chapter 1 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
2   Chapter 1: Overview of Active Directory Domain Services Exploring The Windows Server 2008 Interface Read chapter 2 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
    Labor Day weekend (no instruction)    
3   Chapter 2: Implementing Active Directory Installing Active Directory Domain Services Read chapter 3 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
4   Chapter 3: Working with Active Directory Sites Working With Active Directory Sites Read chapter 4 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
5   Chapter 4: Global Catalog and Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) Roles Global Catalog And Flexible Single Master Operations (Fsmo) Roles Read chapter 5 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
6   Chapter 5: Active Directory Administration Creating And Managing Users And Groups Read chapter 6 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
7   Chapter 6: Security Planning and Administrative Delegation Employing Security Concepts Review first 6 chapters and the practice quizzes 1 - 6.
8   Mid-term Exam Covers Chapters 1 through 6. Read chapter 7 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
9   Chapter 7: Introduction to Group Policy Exploring Group Policy Administration Read chapter 8 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
10   Chapter 8: Configuring the User and Computer Environment Using Group Policy Managing Users And Computers With Group Policy Read chapter 9 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
11   Chapter 9: Performing Software Installation with Group Policy Software Distribution Read chapter 10 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
    HOLIDAY* - Veterans Day No instruction  
12   Chapter 10: Planning a Group Policy Management and Implementation Strategy Controlling Group Policy Read chapter 11 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
13   Chapter 11: Active Directory Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Disaster Recovery Disaster Recovery And Maintenance Read chapter 12 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
14   Chapter 12: Configuring Name Resolution and Additional Services Configuring Name Resolution And Additional Services Read chapter 13 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
15   Chapter 13: Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services Online labs.
16   Final Examination Day    
    Sign up early for next semester's courses. Classes are almost full.    

Important Dates - Spring 2014
Tue., Jan 21 INSTRUCTION BEGINS - Spring 2014 (full term classes)
Sat., Jan 25

Instruction Begins - Saturday Classes

Fri., Feb. 07, 14

Last Day to "ADD" or "Drop with No-Grade-of-Record" (NGR)
in person (Bldg 1600) (Full-term classes)

Feb 9 Last Day to "ADD" or "Drop with No-Grade-of-Record" (NGR)
online via Class-Web (Full-term classes)
Feb 10 CENSUS DAY (Full-term classes)
Feb 14-17 HOLIDAY* - Presidents' Day (no instruction)
Feb 20 Last day to Apply for Pass/No Pass
Apr 5

60% Point for Financial Aid

Apr 9 Last Day to Apply for Degree/Certificate
Apr 11

Last Day to "Withdraw with a W” in person (Bldg 1600) -or-
online via CLASS-Web (Full-term classes)

Apr 12 Saturday classes meet
Apr 14-19 SPRING BREAK (no instruction)
May 17 Last day of instruction for Saturday Classes (Finals on May 24)
May 22 Last day of Instruction (Full-term classes)
May 23-30

Final Exams Period <-(click for PDF) (Full-term classes)

May 24

Final Exams for Saturday Classes

May 26

HOLIDAY* - Memorial Day

May 31


Jun 4

Instructors Only: Grades Due (by 11pm)

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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 . 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.

California Education Code (Title 5) on Excessive Absences
" A student absent for a total of four consecutive or six cumulative instructional hours and/or two consecutive weeks of instruction may be dropped from that course by the instructor. This action constitutes an official termination of class enrollment and will be recorded."
"The instructor may not initiate the withdrawal of a student from the class after the automatic "W" date (Friday of the twelfth instructional week)"
Many of the labs can be done only with the instructor in the class room. By missing class or leaving early, you lose attendance/participation points and lab points that cannot be made up.
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Classroom Etiquette
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.

Missed Classes
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.

Academic Honesty
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

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
- or, both take you to the same deals. 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 ( 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 .
- Best Free Software - Compiled by the instructor
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Resources, programs, and services available to Las Positas College students

Admissions and Records
(925) 424-1500
dearney @
Building 700
Applications • Registration • Records

Assessment / Tutorials and Testing
(925) 424-1475
ptrummel @
Building 1000
Tutors • Instructors • Placement Testing

Associated Students (ASLPC)
(925) 424-1490
staff @
Building 1700
Student Government • Meetings • Activities

(925) 424-1252
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Intramurals • Intercollegiate Sports • Classes

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Career / Transfer Center
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Career Testing • Career Information • Transfers

Computer Center
(925) 424-1144
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Early Childhood Education
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(925) 424-1135
Room 2136
Training • Professional Development

English Center
cahre @
Building 400
Developmental English • Instructors/Staff

(925) 424-1593
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Room 1504
Book Grants • Priority Registration • Counseling

Financial Aid/Veteran's Office
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Registration Fee Waivers • Grants • Loans

(925) 424-1151
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Reference • Research Skills Instruction • Internet Access • Online Databases • Print and AV Materials

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(925) 424-1217
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Support Groups • Trained Listeners • Stress Help

Re-Entry Student Services
(925) 424-1412
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Transitional Classes • Counseling • Support

Student Health Center
(925) 424-1830
Building 1700
Treatment • Advice • Referrals

Campus Safety and Security
Emergency (925) 424-1699
Business (925) 424-1690
Room 1605
Parking• Student Escorts • Lost and Found

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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 @
International students may download the application forms and instructions from here.
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