CTS 140: Server Operating Systems

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Restricted Elective

Introduces students to the fundamentals of planning, implementing, managing and troubleshooting network servers in a modern LAN environment. Topics include connectivity, security, maintenance and disaster planning/recovery. Students will install and configure windows server.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  • Planning a Network Server Operating System Installation
    • File Systems
    • Fault-Tolerance methods
    • Network Protocols
    • License Management and Legal Issues
  • Installation and Configuration of a Network Server Operating System
    • Install and Configure Network Hardware
    • Install a Server to perform various roles
    • Install a Server using various methods
    • Troubleshoot and resolve installation problems
    • Configure Network Protocols
  • Configure Network Server OS Core services
    • Directory/File Replication
    • Backup Services/Devices
  • Configure Peripherals and Devices
    • Tape Backup Devices
    • SCSI Devices
    • Peripheral Drivers/Devices
    • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
  • Configure Peripherals and Devices (Continued)
    • Hard Drive Configuration
    • Network Printer setup and configuration
  • Client Computer Connectivity
    • Setting up and configuring clients of different OS types.
  • Managing Resources
    • Manage User and Group Accounts
    • Manage Security Policies
  • Remote Server Administration
  • Remote Access and Communication Services
    • Configuring Remote Access Servers
    • Extra Security Issues for Remote Access Servers
  • Monitoring, Maintenance and Performance Optimization
    • Use of System tools and utilities to monitor status and performance
    • Use of maintenance utilities to perform routine maintenance
    • Performance tuning
  • Troubleshooting
    • Diagnose and resolve boot failures
    • Diagnose and resolve configuration errors
  • Troubleshooting (Continued)
    • Diagnose and resolve printing problems
    • Diagnose and resolve connectivity problems
  • Troubleshooting (Continued)
    • Diagnose and resolve Resource Access and Security problems
    • Disaster Recovery and Prevention