WIN310 - Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure

Outline info
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Subject Title
Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure

Subject Description
This course is for those who will be responsible for installing, configuring, managing and supporting a network infrastructure that uses Microsoft Windows Server products. Basic TCP/IP, along with TCP/IP applications will be covered. TCP/IP security as well as remote access and Internet related Windows Server configurations will be taught using lectures and hands-on exercises.

Credit Status
1 Credit in the CNS/CTY Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Configure a networking protocol to ensure communication between network devices.

2. Subnet a network address to create an addressing scheme for a company network.

3. Configure various network server services to provide connectivity and appropriate access to network resources.

4. Describe update software and procedures necessary to create a stable network environment and protect network resources.

5. Configure remote access to a network to support authenticated user access.

6. Use troubleshooting tools to ensure continued access to network resources and resolve network connectivity problems.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
Introduction to Microsoft Windows Networking Infrastructure               5%

  • Overview of the Windows Network Infrastructure 
  • Introduction to Intranets 
  • Identifying Remote Access Methods 
  • Communicating with Remote Offices 
  • Providing Internet Access 
  • Introduction to Extranets
Introduction to TCP / IP                                                                                10%
  • Basic IP Addressing 
  • Subnet Masks 
  • Subnetting a network address 
  • Using TCP/IP utilities
Implementing, Managing and Monitoring DHCP                                          15%
  • Overview of DHCP
  • How DHCP Works
  • Authorizing a DHCP Server
  • Configuring a DHCP Scope, a Reservation, Other Options and Relay Agent
  • Managing DHCP and DHCP Database
  • Monitoring A DHCP Database
  • Using Automatic Private IP Addressing

Implementing, Managing and Monitoring Name Resolution Using DNS          20%
  • Overview of the DNS
  • Installing DNS
  • DNS Zones and Root Hints
  • DNS Server Types
  • DNS Resource Records
  • Understanding The DNS Query Process
  • Delegating Zones
  • Understanding Zone Transfer and Forwarding
  • Connecting Local Networks to the Internet
  • Using Management Tools
  • Integrating DNS Zones with WINS
  • Managing DNS Using Advanced DNS Server Properties
  • Aging and Scavenging Resource Records
  • Manage the DNS Resolver Cache
  • Securing DNS
  • Monitoring and Troublshooting DNS

Securing Network Traffic With IPSec                                                            10%
  • Understanding IPSec and the Security Policies
  • Deploying IPSec Policies
  • Implementing IPSec Certificates
  • Using NAT with IPSec
  • Managing and Monitoring IPSec

Implementing and Managing Software Update Services (SUS)                       10%
  • Overview of SUS
  • SUS and Other Software-Distribution Technologies
  • Windows Update and Automatic Update
  • Installing and Configuring SUS
  • How SUS Works
  • Managing and Monitoring SUS

Configuring Routing by Routing and Remote Access                                    20%
  • Overview of Routers and Routing Tables
  • Configuring Options for Remote Access Servers
  • Selecting a Routing Protocol
  • Managing Routing Tables
  • Packet Filtering
  • Configuring Demand-Dial Routing
  • Authorizing Remote Access Connections
  • Applying Remote Access Policies
  • Managing Network Access Authentication and Policies

Maintaining a Network Infrastructure                                                         10%
  • Using the networking Tab in Task Manager and the Performance Console
  • Monitoring Network Traffic by Using Netstat
  • Using Windows Network Monitor
  • Troubleshooting Internet Connectivity and Server Services

Mode of Instruction
Classroom lectures and discussions are supplemented by lab sessions with the instructor, reinforced by assigned readings and assignments between classes.

It is the student's responsibility to save documents, articles and notes that the instructor has provided on BlackBoard or in class. Students will not be able to access BlackBoard as of the last day of the student’s class.

Prescribed Texts
MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration (Exam 70-642)
By Michael Bender, Publisher:  Course Technology
ISBN# ;  978-1423-902362 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Written materials should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.


  • Students must retain a duplicate of all assignments.
  • Computer assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.
  • Assignments must be handed in on the scheduled due date. Late assignments are penalized.
  • For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc. from your instructor.

Absenteeism and Tests
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism will impact on their ability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • If you miss a test, you must provide the reason in writing to the instructor prior to the next scheduled class. If your reason is accepted, you will be permitted to write a make-up test. Otherwise, you will be given a zero for the test. You must submit an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time of expected absence and the specific reason for your absence, or other appropriate documentation.

Term Work and Final Exam
  • Students must attain a combined grade of at least 50% on term work and the final exam. Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the subject
  • For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Tests (min 2) 35%
Assignments (min 2) 35%
Final Exam 30%

Approved by: Denis Gravelle