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MICROSOFT

MSFT- 218 Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment
3 Credits

This course provides the knowledge required by System Administrators, Network Administrators, and IT professionals who implement, manage and troubleshoot existing network and server environments based on the Microsoft Windows® 2000 platform. These skills are generally required in medium to large size organizations that maintains user desktops and servers, spanning 2 to 100 physical locations via Large Area Networks (LANs) and the Internet or Intranets. Additionally, this course provides the skills and knowledge necessary for the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification. It is intended to prepare students to take Microsoft Exam 70-218: Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment. Prerequisite: MSFT-205 or MSFT-206. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-230 Designing Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory Services
3 Credits

This course is designed to give students the ability to analyze the business requirements and design a directory service architecture, including: unified directory services such as Active Directory and Windows NT domains; connectivity between and within systems, system components, and applications; data replication such as directory replication and database replication. In addition, students will develop the skills required to analyze the business requirements for desktop management and design a solution for desktop management that meets business requirements. Prerequisite: MSFT-215 or MSFT-156. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-235 Designing a Secure Microsoft Windows 2000 Network
3 Credits

This course will give students the skills required to analyze the business requirements for security and design a security solution that meets business requirements. Security includes: Controlling access to resources, auditing access to resources, authentication, and encryption. Prerequisite: MSFT-215 or MSFT-156. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-240 Designing Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
3 Credits

This course will give students the skills required to analyze the business requirements for a network infrastructure and design a network infrastructure that meets business requirements. Network infrastructure elements include: network topology, routing, IP addressing, name resolution such as WINS and DNS, virtual private networks (VPNs), remote access, and telephony solutions. Prerequisite: MSFT-215 or MSFT-156. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-251 Windows Client Configuration
3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to support end users who run Microsoft Windows client operating systems in a corporate environment. Students will gain experience using applications that are included with the operating system, such as productivity applications used in a corporate environment and Microsoft Office applications. This course provides in-depth, hands-on training for IT professionals responsible for the implementation and management of Microsoft’s client operating system. Prerequisite: MSFT-299. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

MSFT-252 Windows Server Administration
3 Credits

This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to fulfill server administrator responsibilities. Students will learn to perform the day-to-day management of an infrastructure of Windows servers for an enterprise organization. Management topics include managing the server operating system, file, and directory services; software distribution and updates; profiling and monitoring assigned servers; and troubleshooting. Additionally, this course may help prepare students for a Microsoft Certification exam. Please see the Microsoft website to verify the most current requirements. Prerequisite: MSFT-299. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

MSFT-253 Active Directory Configuration
3 Credits

This course provides the knowledge directory administrators need to manage infrastructure, Web, and IT application servers. It provides in-depth, hands-on training for Information Technology (IT) professionals responsible for: managing the server operating system, file, and directory services; managing domain name services, objects, and policies; and maintaining the directory environment. Additionally, this course may help prepare students for a Microsoft Certification exam. Please see the Microsoft website to verify the most current requirements. Prerequisite: MSFT-299. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly)

MSFT-272 Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional
3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to address the implementation and desktop support needs of customers that are planning to deploy and support Microsoft Windows XP Professional in a variety of stand-alone and network operating system environments. It provides in-depth, hands-on training for Information Technology (IT) professionals responsible for the planning, implementation, management, and support of Windows XP Professional. Prerequisite: MSFT-299. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-273 Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
3 Credits

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. Prerequisite: MSFT-299. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-277 Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
3 Credits

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to configure, implement, manage, and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure. Students will learn to implement, manage, and maintain server networking technologies. These tasks include implementing routing; implementing, managing, and maintaining Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS); securing Internet Protocol (IP) traffic with Internet Protocol security (IPSec) and certificates; implementing a network access infrastructure by configuring the connections for remote access clients; and managing and monitoring network access. Prerequisite: MSFT-273. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-278 Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure
3 Credits

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and maintain a Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure. Prerequisite: MSFT-277. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-279 Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
3 Credits

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully plan, implement, and troubleshoot a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory directory service infrastructure. The course focuses on a Windows Server 2003 directory service environment, including forest and domain structure, Domain Name System (DNS), site topology and replication, organizational unit structure and delegation of administration, Group Policy, and user, group, and computer account strategies. Prerequisite: MSFT-278. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-282 Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
3 Credits

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design a Microsoft Active Directory directory service and network infrastructure for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. The course is intended for systems engineers who are responsible for designing directory service and/or network infrastructures. Prerequisite: MSFT-279. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-283 Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network
3 Credits

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to design a secure network infrastructure. Topics include assembling the design team, modeling threats, and analyzing security risks in order to meet business requirements for securing computers in a networked environment. The course encourages decision-making skills through an interactive tool that simulates real-life scenarios that the target audience may encounter. Students are given the task of collecting the information and sorting through the details to resolve the given security requirement. Prerequisite: MSFT-215 or MSFT-279. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-297 Planning, Implementing, Managing and Maintaining a
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSE on Windows 2000
3 Credits
This course provides students with the knowledge and new skills that they need to plan, implement, manage, and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 networked environment. The focus of the course is on the changes from Microsoft Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003, and is intended for systems engineers who want to upgrade their skills from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003. This course is intended for Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSEs) certified on Windows 2000 who have experience planning, implementing, and supporting a Windows 2000-based Microsoft Active Directory directory service network, and who need to learn how to leverage those skills in a Windows Server 2003 environment. Prerequisite: MSFT-215. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-299 Fundamentals and Practice for Network+ Certification
3 Credits

This course is designed to give students the knowledge and experience to install and configure the TCP/IP client, and design, install and configure computer networks. Prerequisite: CMSY-134, CMSY-142, CMSY-143. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-572 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange 2000
3 Credits
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure Microsoft Exchange 2000. It prepares students with skills needed to deploy and manage Exchange 2000. This course will assist students in operating in medium to large computing environments that typically have multiple physical locations, mixed client connection protocols, and Internet messaging connectivity. Knowledge of the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system is highly recommended. Prerequisite: MSFT-156 or MSFT-215 or MSFT-922 or MSFT-973. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-862 Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database
3 Credits

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer, and troubleshoot the Microsoft SQL Server client/server databse management system of Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Prerequisite: MSFT-156 or MSFT-205 or MSFT-973. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)

MSFT-863 Programming a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database
3 Credits

This course provides students with the technical skills required to program a database solution with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 client/server database management system. Prerequisite: MSFT-862. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab weekly)


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST