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Course CNT 55
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 - Micro
soft Certification Exam MCSA 70-410
Also covers topics for MCITP, MCP, MCSA, and MCSE.
3 units.

This course prepares the students for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification, and is the first of a series of three exams which validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server Infrastructure into an existing enterprise environment. This course focuses on skills for real jobs and prepares students to master core services such as Active Directory and networking services. This course also covers such skills as: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects, Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration, Implementing Local Storage, Implementing File and Print Services, Implementing Group Policy, and Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V.

Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist. It is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). The three steps are shown in the table below.


Required for MSCA Certification


Required exam


Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012



Administering Windows Server 2012



Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services




SLO (Student Learning Outcome): Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.

There are no official prerequisites for taking this course. Highly recommended CNT 51 and CNT 52 Networking Fundamentals.


- Installing Servers
- Configuring Servers
- Configuring Local Storage
- Configuring File and Share Access
- Configuring Print and Document Services
- Configuring Servers for Remote Management
-Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Settings
-Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Storage
- Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks
- Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
- Deploying and Configuring the DHCP Service
- Deploying and Configuring the DNS Service
- Installing Domain Controllers
- Creating and Managing Active Directory Users and Computers
- Creating and Managing Active Directory Groups and Organizational Units
- Creating Group Policy Objects
- Configuring Security Policies
- Configuring Application Restriction Policies
- Configuring Windows Firewall
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Expect a response to questions within 24 hours.You may text to _____________
Paper mail: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551
Instructor Website:
This page is located at --> Faculty & Staff button in mid 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. Video tutorial here.
Instructor Office Hours - No Appointments - Just Walk In
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Technology Meeting
on 3rd Monday of the Month
2:30PM- 4::30PM

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

Office Hour: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM in Room 804A

Office Hours:
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in Room 804A

CNT 7401 INTRO TO LINUX, UNIX, LINUX+ CRN 20896 and CS 41 CRN 23026 06:30 PM - 09:20 PM Room 804B


CNT 62A Cisco Networking Academy 1/2 CRN 23022 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Room 805

CNT 69 Network Security Security+ CRN 22442 07:00 PM - 09:15 PM Room 805

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MCSA 70-410 Cert Guide R2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Cert Guides) 1st Edition ISBN-13: 978-0789748805 or ISBN-10: 0789748800
You may purchase your books at the LPC bookstore in person, or online at LPC online bookstore.

70-410 Install & Config Win Svr12 R2 MLO Online Access Reg Code
by Microsoft Official Academic Course

ISBN: 978EOARC00475 , Digital Content. About $ 85.
This MOAC Labs Online online access registration code product is a single purchase digital option that once purchased online is distributed via email.
Netlab+ Server for this class: (No cost to students). Login: w10......... Initial Password: netlab123
Forgot password? Text me for reset.

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 portable storage device to save your class materials..
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.

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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.
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.

You can be an honors student if you have:
A GPA of 3.5 or higher, Minimum 12 units, and eligibility for English 1A
Benefits and opportunities you will have as an Honors student include:
An "Honors" transcript designation for each course in which you complete an honors project
The opportunity to do exciting and challenging coursework
The opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty
The opportunity to participate in the statewide community college honors research symposium held at either Stanford University or UC Berkeley each spring
Personalized counseling and preparation for transfer
The opportunity to collaborate with other honors students
Special honors recognition at graduation
Upon completion of at least six honors activities, access to transfer agreements with a number of universities
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  Day Date Lecture Lab Other Work
  1 Thu., Jan. 21, 2016 Welcome. Orientation. Agenda. Syllabus. Course Outline. Student Services. Meet your instructors and classmates. Locate class materials.
Lab Setup Read first half of chapter 1 for next meeting
  2 Thu., Jan. 28, 2016 Lesson 1: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Lab. 1 Read Chapter 1.
  3 Thu., Feb. 04, 2016 Lesson 2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Lab. 1 Blackboard Practice Test 1
Read Chapter 2
  4 Thu., Feb. 11, 2016 Lesson 3: Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Local Storage Lab. 2 Blackboard Practice Test 2
Read Chapter 3
    Thu., Feb. 18, 2016 Pass/No Pass deadline (Full-term courses)    
  5 Thu., Feb. 18, 2016 Lesson 4: Configuring Access to Files and Shares Lab. 3 Blackboard Practice Test 3
Read Chapter 4
  6 Thu., Feb. 25, 2016 Lesson 5: Configuring and Monitoring Print and Document Services Lab. 4 Blackboard Practice Test 4
Read Chapter 5
  7 Thu., Mar. 03, 2016 Lesson 6: Configuring Remote Management of Servers Lab. 5 Blackboard Practice Test 5
Read Chapter 6
  8 Thu., Mar. 10, 2016 Lesson 7: Configuring Hyper-V Lab. 6 Blackboard Practice Test 6
Read Chapter 6
  9 Thu., Mar. 17, 2016 Lesson 8: Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Storage   Read Chapter 7
Online Labs
  10 Thu., Mar. 24, 2016 Mid-term Exam. 1 - 8 on BlackBoard
Lesson 9: Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks
Lab. 7 Blackboard Practice Test 7
Read Chapter 8
    Thu., Mar. 31, 2016 SPRING BREAK (no instruction)   Review IP Addressing
  11 Thu., Apr. 07, 2016 Lesson 10: Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing Lab. 8 Blackboard Practice Test 8
Read Chapter 9
  12 Thu., Apr. 14, 2016 Lesson 11: Configuring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Lab. 9 Blackboard Practice Test 9
  13 Thu., Apr. 21, 2016 Lesson 12 Deploying and Configuring Domain Name System Lab. 10 Blackboard Practice Test 10
Read Chapter 11
  14 Thu., Apr. 28, 2016 Lesson 13 Installing Domain Controllers
14 Active Directory User and Computer Accounts
Lab. 11 Blackboard Practice Test 11
Read Chapter 12
  15 Thu., May 05, 2016 15 Active Directory Groups and Organizational Units
16 Creating and Applying Group Policy Objects
Lab. 11 Blackboard Practice Test 11
Read Chapter 12
  16 Thu., May 12, 2016 17 Configuring Security Policies
18 Configuring Application Restriction Policies
Lab. 12 Blackboard Practice Test 12
  17 Wed., May 18, 2016 19 Configuring Windows Firewall    
  18 Thu., May 26, 2016 Final Exam covers Chapters 7 - 12. Room 804B at 7:30 PM - 9:20Pm
      Sign up for next semester. Classes fill quickly.

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Important Dates Fall 2016 Academic Calendar
August 26 Last day to "ADD" or "DROP NGR" deadline (in-person) (Full-term courses)
August 28 Last day to "ADD" or "DROP NGR" deadline (online via CLASS-Web) (Full-term courses)
August 29 Census (Full-term courses)
September 3 - 5 Holiday - Labor Day Weekend (no instruction)
September 3 No Saturday classes
September 11 Pass/No Pass deadline (Full-term courses)
September 27 Fall Flex Day
October 28 60% Point for Financial Aid
October 28 Deadline to apply for Degree/Certificate
November 4 Last day to Withdraw with a "W" deadline (in-person) (Full-term courses)
November 6 Last day to Withdraw with a "W" deadline (online via CLASS-Web) (Full-term courses)
November 11 Holiday - Veterans Day
November 12 Saturday classes meet
November 23 - 25 Holiday - Thanksgiving Recess (no instruction)
November 26 No Saturday classes
December 10 Last day of Instruction (Saturday classes)
December 13 Last day of Instruction (Full-term courses)
December 14 - 20 Final Exams (Full-term courses)
December 17 Final Exams (Saturday classes)
December 21 - January 1 Holiday - Winter Recess (no instruction)
January 2, 2017 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 a temporary permit.
Permit Costs for 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...

Emergency notification: Alert-U text notification, telephone alert, internet alert, fire alarm evacuation or alert (specific building or entire campus), in person notification, Text 55155 and type LPC.

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. 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, or watching funny videos.
During lectures, you are expected to participate. If you are sleepy or distracted, do not come to class. Lenghty texting is not particapating. If you wear earphones during lectures, you are not participating. Whispering to the student sitting next to you is very distracting to your classmates and to the instructor.

Official Student Responsibilities and Behaviors
Student Conduct and Due Process

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 anotherís 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 list of software packages is HERE.
- 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.
- Free Microsoft Office:
Free Office 365 with your edu account:
- The Microsoft Student Store is here .
- An alternative to obtain access to DreamSpark is to join the Association for Computing Machinery ( Student cost: $19/year. As part of the membership you get access to most of the MSDNAA catalog. You also get access to hundreds of books and white papers.
- for more free stuff.
- 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
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:. Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9:30pm. Friday 8:30am-3:00pm
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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 @
Enrollment fee for residents per semester unit: $46.00. A 3-unit class would cost 3 X $ 46.
International students may download the application forms and instructions from here.
- The online courses for all disciplines are here.

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