Time: Monday/Wednesday 4:30-6:20pm; Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-5:50pm

Course: CIS232 Server Administration

Instructor: Mr. Hull

All information below subject to change at instructors discretion.

Course Description: Students will evaluate various LAN server software options and determine appropriateness and hardware requirements of that option. In addition, students will evaluate LAN support applications such as backup options with storage area networks, print server, antivirus software, disaster recovery, implementation, user administration, server security, batch server maintenance and setup, and other related topics. Students will gain hands on experience with installing, testing, and troubleshooting Local Area Network (LAN) servers including but not limited to Microsoft and Linux.

Course Objective: Specific topic coverage includes: Introduction to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Linux, Managing Hardware Devices, Creating and Managing Users, Implementing and Managing Groups, Managing Access to Files, Managing Disk and Data Storage, Advanced File System Management, Implementing and Managing Printing, Implementing and Using Group Policies, Administering a Server, Monitoring Server Performance, Managing and Implementing Backups and Disaster Recovery, Administering Web Resources, and Security Basics.


Exams - 25%

Homework - 20%

Project/Paper - 25%

Labs - 30%

Attendance: Students are required to attend all scheduled classes. Class participation is impacted by attendance and two or more absences will result in a failing grade for the class. If you are unable to attend a class due to an illness or other compelling reasons, it is your responsibility to inform the instructor before class and contact another classmate for the missed notes and assignments. These notes and assignments should be obtained prior to the next scheduled class. It is not the responsibility of the instructor to re-lecture course material to absent students.

If a quiz or test begins prior to a student entering the classroom late, the student will not be allowed extra time to complete the quiz or test, unless stipulated by the instructor. If a quiz or test is missed, the student will not be allowed to makeup the missed exam, unless stipulated by the instructor.

For those students who do not attend class on a frequent basis, please be aware that college policy stipulates that an instructor has the right to withdraw a student with failure, after a specified time during the semester. If you are going to be absent for a prolonged time, or a specified time due to business concerns, please notify the instructor and Dean of Students. Arrangements will be made to enable the student to keep up with the course material or drop the course.

Special Services: Under Section 504 a post–secondary student with a disability who is need of academic accommodations or auxiliary aids is required to notify the College of the nature of the disability and to provide appropriate documentation which supports the request for reasonable accommodations or auxiliary aids.

Individuals who would like to self-identify with a disability (and have not already) or think they may have a disability and want to request accommodations should contact the Special Services Office directly in Warren Hall 103, or call for an appointment @ 743-2282 (TTY) 743-2323.

Assignment Policy: This course does have multiple homework assignments to enable students to acquire the knowledge required. Homework must be submitted on time and fit the following requirements.

  • If the homework is not electronically submitted via online form then it must be printed out. If you don't have a computer you can use the computer lab. If this is a problem contact the instructor.

  • Answer all questions in complete sentences unless the question does not require it. i.e. If the question asks for a list of items.

  • Any homework submitted or handed in after the class it is due will not be accepted for grading.

  • Any assignments that don't fit these requirements will not be accepted for grading. You are allowed to work together on homework but you must hand in your own copy. Any homework that is assigned is eligible to be collected for grading.

Plagiarism: Misrepresenting copyrighted words, documents, graphs, charts, computer programs, art, music or creative work as your own, either exactly or in a substantial similar manner, is plagiarism. Plagiarism carries penalties outlined in the ACC student handbook under “Code of Conduct”.

Classroom Courtesy: If a cell phone is necessary for emergency or work related contact, please do not have the phone ringer turned on during class. Please quietly exit the class and answer the phone in the hallway.

Campus Closing Phone: #: 743-2222 = announces if campus is closing. (Generally morning news lists ACC with schools if it is closed.)

Recording: Students may not audio record any portion of a lecture, class discussion or course-related activity without the prior and explicit permission of the course instructor, unless the audio recording is part of an accommodation coordinated through the Accessibility Services Office (ASO). Permission of recording is not a transfer of any copyrights in the recording or related course materials.

    • ASO-approved audio recordings are solely for the purpose of individual or group study with other students enrolled in the same class. Recordings cannot be reproduced, transferred, distributed or displayed in any public or commercial manner and cannot be posted on any website or social media site.

    • Video recordings are prohibited unless coordinated through the Accessibility Services Office or the Marketing and Communications Office.

    • Any student who violates this policy is subject to charges under the Student Code of Conduct.

Recordings by the Faculty Member of the classroom session, including class discussion, lecture, or course-related learning activity, may occur solely for one of the following purposes: (a) individual study or (b) immediate review and assessment of student performance in nursing simulations. The recordings must be destroyed at the end of the semester. The recordings cannot be reproduced, transferred, distributed or displayed to any other student or individual or in any public or commercial manner, and cannot be posted on any website or used in any type of social media. All students in the class are deemed to have consented to the recordings and their use in the specified manner as part of the class requirements. The Faculty Member may terminate the practice of recording the classroom sessions at any time with notice to all students in the class.

COVID 19: This course requires students to be on campus for some or all of the scheduled course activities. By enrolling in this course, students acknowledge the inherent risks and agree to take appropriate personal responsibility to help safeguard themselves and others from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). All students who register for this course are required to observe basic precautions recommended by health officials, including but not limited to the following:

    1. Perform a health self-assessment and certify their responses daily, prior to arrival on campus, using an instrument provided by the College (the CampusClear app or a paper form).

    2. Refrain from coming to campus if the answers to any of the daily health assessment questions is “yes,” and remain off campus until cleared by the Dean for Student Affairs.

    3. Wear an approved face covering that covers the mouth and nose at all times while indoors (including while in class). Alternate accommodations are available for those who register with the Accessibility Services Office.

    4. Observe recommended personal hygiene protocols, such as frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer and coughing/sneezing into a tissue or elbow.

    5. Observe social distancing by allowing six feet of separation with other individuals whenever possible.

    6. Observe all additional rules and directives that may pertain specifically to this class in an effort to safeguard the campus community from COVID-19.

Students who are unable or unwilling to adhere to these requirements should contact an academic advisor via email ( to adjust their course schedule. As the pandemic evolves, the College reserves the right to amend these requirements. Details and updates on these requirements and related College policies are available online at