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- Intro to Desktop Operating Systems COURSE CNT 50 OR CIS 65
- CompTIA A+ Certification COURSES CNT51A/CNT51B
Win. Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) Exam 70-640
FALL 2015.
CompTIA Network Security+ Course CNT 69 Online

- Networking Fundamentals (CompTIA Network+ Certification)
Course CNT 52 or CIS 66
Win. Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration MCTS Exam 70-642 COURSE CNT 56 NOT OFFERED IN FALL 2015.
Windows 2008 Administrator MCITP Exam COURSE CNT 55
- Microsoft Client - Exam 70-680: Windows 7 Configuration COURSE CNT 54. NOT OFFERED IN FALL 2015.

- ELECTRONICS, offered at Chabot College.
Ask the instructor for more info.

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CNT 57 - Implementing Windows Active Directory Services
This course will be offered in the Fall 2015 starting mid-august 2015.

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:
1 Configuring Network Load Balancing 1

2 Configuring Failover Clustering 16

3 Managing Failover Clustering Roles 46

4 Managing Virtual Machine Movement 61

5 Configuring Advanced File Services 85

6 Implementing Dynamic Access Control 110

7 Configuring and Optimizing Storage 130

8 Configuring and Managing Backups 150

9 Recovering Servers 177

10 Configuring Site-Level Fault Tolerance 204

11 Implementing an Advanced Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Solution 218

12 Implementing an Advanced DNS Solution 242

13 Deploying and Managing IPAM 257

14 Configuring a Domain and Forest 275

15 Configuring Trusts 292

16 Configuring Sites 318

17 Managing Active Directory and SYSVOL Replication 339

18 Implementing Active Directory Federation Services 359

19 Installing and Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) 385

20 Managing Certificates 408

21 Installing and Configuring Active Directory Rights Management Services 434

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
Related free virtual labs here (Internet Explorer works best).
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.
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.
To get access to your email directly,
Or, go to and enter your regular Class-web username and password.
You may may want to forward your school email to your personal email. See a video tutorial here.
The instructor can provide you with your email address, in case you forgot or lost it.

Class Times and Office Hours -
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Curriculum Meeting
on second and fourth Monday of the Month
2:30PM- 4::30PM
Room 804B

  Staff Meetings:
1st Wed.: Town Hall Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
3rd Wed.: Division Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
  Office Hours: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM in Room 804B
Office Hour: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM in Room 804A

Office Hours: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in Room 804A

  CNT 51A CRN FT1 20723 2.00 CompTIAs A+ Part 1 220-801..  
Aug. 17 - Oct. 16. 06:00 PM -09:50 PM Room 804B.

CNT 57 Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory.
CRN 22832 7:00 PM- 9:15 PM Room 804B.
Lab 9:30 -10:20 Room 804B


CNT 52 Networking Fundamentals
CRN 20482 or CIS 66 CRN 20194 6:30 - 9:20 PM Room 507.
Lab 9:30 -10:20 Room 804B


CNT 50 Intro. to Desktop Operating Systems CRN 20481 or CIS 65 CRN 20439 6:30 PM - 08:20 PM Room 804B.
Lab 08:30 PM - 09:20 PM Room 804B.
CNT 51B CRN 20724 FT2 CompTIA A+ Part 2 220-802.   Second half of semester Oct. 19 = Dec 11. 06:00 PM -10:15 PM -. in Room 804B

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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.
Also recommended: 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 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 Mon., Aug. 17, 15 at 7:00 PM in Room 804B 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 Mon., Aug. 24, 15 Chapter 1: Overview of Active Directory Domain Services Exploring The Windows Server 2008 Interface Read chapter 2 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
  Mon., Aug. 31, 15 "Census” Deadline (Full-term courses)    
3 Mon., Aug. 31, 15 Chapter 2: Implementing Active Directory Installing Active Directory Domain Services Read chapter 3 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
  Mon., Sept. 07, 15 HOLIDAY - Labor Day Weekend (no instruction)    
4 Mon., Sept. 14, 15 Chapter 3: Working with Active Directory Sites Working With Active Directory Sites Read chapter 4 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
5 Mon., Sept. 21, 15 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 Mon., Sept. 28, 15 Chapter 5: Active Directory Administration Creating And Managing Users And Groups Read chapter 6 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
7 Mon., Oct. 05, 15 Chapter 6: Security Planning and Administrative Delegation Employing Security Concepts Review first 6 chapters and the practice quizzes 1 - 6.
8 Mon., Oct. 12, 15 Mid-term Exam Covers Chapters 1 through 6. Read chapter 7 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
9 Mon., Oct. 19, 15 Chapter 7: Introduction to Group Policy Exploring Group Policy Administration Read chapter 8 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
10 Mon., Oct. 26, 15 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 Mon., Nov. 02, 15 Chapter 9: Performing Software Installation with Group Policy Software Distribution Read chapter 10 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
  Mon., Nov. 09, 15 HOLIDAY* - Veterans Day No instruction  
12 Mon., Nov. 16, 15 Chapter 10: Planning a Group Policy Management and Implementation Strategy Controlling Group Policy Read chapter 11 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
13 Mon., Nov. 23, 15 Chapter 11: Active Directory Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Disaster Recovery Disaster Recovery And Maintenance Read chapter 12 for next meeting.
Do the practice quizzes.
14 Mon., Nov. 30, 15 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 Mon., Dec. 07, 15 Chapter 13: Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services Online labs.
16 Mon., Dec. 14, 15 Final Examination Day 7:30 to 9:20 PM in Room 804B  
    Sign up early for next semester. Classes are almost full. Can get in? Show up on first day of class.

Important Dates FALL 2015 Academic Calendar
Aug 17 Instruction begins (Full-term courses)
Aug 22 Instruction begins for Saturday classes
Aug 28 Last day to “ADD” or “DROP NGR” deadline (in-person) (Full-term courses)
Aug 30 Last day to “ADD” or “DROP NGR” deadline (online via CLASS-Web) (Full-term courses)
Aug 31 Census Deadline (Full-term courses)
Sept 5 - 7 HOLIDAY - Labor Day (no instruction)
Sept 11 Pass/No Pass deadline (Full-term courses)
Oct 27 60% Point for Financial Aid
Oct 28 Deadline to apply for Degree/Certificate
Nov 6 .Last day to Withdraw with a “W” in-person & online via CLASS-Web (Full-term courses*)
Nov 7 Saturday classes meet
Nov 9 .HOLIDAY - Veterans Day
Dec 5 Last day of Saturday classes
Dec 11 Last day of Instruction (all classes)
Dec 12 Final Exams for Saturday classes
Dec 14 - 18 Final Examination Period < click for Final Exams Schedule>
Dec 24 - Jan 1 HOLIDAY - Winter Recess (no instruction)
Jan 2, 2016 .Instructors: Fall Grades Due (by 11pm on CLASS-Web)

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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.

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.
If you 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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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 instructor 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 DVDs 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
snavarro @
Room 2115
Intramurals • Intercollegiate Sports • Classes

(925) 424-1432
ktomlinson @
Building 900
Housing Scholarship • Child Care • CalWORKs Jobs

Career / Transfer Center
(925) 424-1423
lcamp @
Building 900
Career Testing • Career Information • Transfers

Computer Center
(925) 424-1144
gjohns @
Room 803

Early Childhood Education
(925) 424-1187
(925) 424-1135
Room 2136
Training • Professional Development

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

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

Financial Aid/Veteran's Office
(925) 424-1580
lpcfinaid @
Room 1509
Registration Fee Waivers • Grants • Loans

(925) 424-1151
Building 2000
Reference • Research Skills Instruction • Internet Access • Online Databases • Print and AV Materials

LPC Distance Education Support
(925) 371-1142
LPCdistEd @
Login Problems • Assignment Submission Problems • General Distance Ed Info

Peer Support Network
(925) 424-1217
ejones @
Room 1200
Support Groups • Trained Listeners • Stress Help

Re-Entry Student Services
(925) 424-1412
bmorrissey @
Room 704
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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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

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.
- The Cisco Networking Academy courses are here.

- The online courses for all disciplines are here.

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