NW255 Internetworking II

Instructor                                                                                          Course Dates

 Thomas Salazar                                               August 3 to October 5, 2004

Classroom Hours                                                                         Office Hours

 Tues. Thurs. Fri. 6 p.m.-10 p.m.            Tues. Thurs. Fri. 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
                                                                                                And by Appointment

Course Description

This course covers methods for designing and administering Internet-based services. Topics include security, interoperability, and server operations across a heterogeneous infrastructure. Students completing this course should be able to  manage and configure services in an internetworked environment.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

Configure and troubleshoot networking protocols
Apply dynamic host configuration protocol
Implement the domain name system
Understand windows internet naming service
Describe network address translation in Windows 2000
Install, configure, and administer Active Directory
Understand group policy


Course Prerequisites


Class Breakdown

Lecture Hours: 72               

Lab Hours:               36     

Total Hours:             108                

Credit Hours

 CA =   8.5 Credit Hours


Course Texts


MCSE Guide to Microsoft Windows 2000 Networking, 2nd Edition, Caudle, Course Technology, 0619249846. This text comes bundled with:


          Microsoft Windows 2000 Networking Lab Manual, ISBN 0619015047

          MCSE LabSim for Windows 2000 Networking, 0619186585


MCSE Guide to Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory, 2nd Edition, Schilmover, Course Technology, 0619249838. This text comes bundled with:

          Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory Lab Manual, ISBN 0619016914

          MCSE LabSim for Windows 2000 Active Directory, 0619186593



Teaching Strategies

The teaching strategies for this course include facilitated discussion (with visuals as needed), demonstration, class discussion, hands-on guided practice, and feedback.



Attendance                   <10>%

Midterm Test                   <25>%

Final Test                   <25>%

Class Participation, Labs,                   <20>%

Pop Quizzes, Review Questions, Objectives, etc.                   <20>%


At the end of each course, each student is assigned a final grade as follows:



Quality Points

Point Range

















Above average
























Below average



59 & below








Course Completion Requirements

Students must achieve a passing grade of D or above by completing all required examinations, submitting all required lab exercises and projects, and meeting the standards of the school attendance policy.


Attendance Policy                                                                        

Attendance is vital to achievement and the acquisition of good work habits.

Prospective employers may screen graduates for academic achievement and

attendance. In addition, various accrediting and financial aid agencies may also require a certain level of student attendance.  With that in mind, the following attendance policies are in effect:


The number of hours a student attends class is recorded daily by the instructor on the class attendance roster.


Under no circumstances can a student who is absent from an entire class show any attendance for that class.  In other words, if you do not attend a class, you will be given zero hours of attendance for that class, even if you inform the instructor beforehand. 


A student who is more than 10 minutes late to class is considered to be tardy to that class, and may lose up to one hour of attendance as a result.  The number of hours recorded on the attendance roster may also be reduced if a student leaves class before the scheduled end of class.


Students who are absent for 24 consecutive contact hours in a 108 hour class, 16 consecutive contact hours in a 72 hour class, will be withdrawn from that class.


Students who are withdrawn from all their classes will be dropped from school.


Students who are absent from 25% or more of the total hours assigned to a course may be withdrawn from the course.


In the event of an absence or tardy attendance, all missed work must be made up. Students who are habitually absent from any class will be advised by the Student Services Department and Program Director, and may be placed on attendance probation. The Program Director, Director of Education or other designated officials can initiate withdrawing a student from class. These changes in student status will be documented on a Student Activity Report (SAR).


Students who are being dropped from the entire program will have their SAR prepared by the Director of Student Services, Program Director, Director of Education, or other designated officials. Students who wish to be readmitted must complete the Re-Entry process and may not enter until the start of the next term. Absences are noted on the student ís permanent record and will become part of the transcript. Veteran and agency studentsí absences will be reported to the appropriate government agency.


If a class is missed, it is the studentís responsibility to contact the instructor for make up work required.

Classroom Policies                                                                                 

Unless cooperative teamwork is assigned, ACADEMIC HONESTY is required, i.e., do and turn in your OWN HOMEWORK.  DO NOT COPY from others.  Failure to do your own work negates or cancels out any discovery learning by the student.  Students who do not follow the academic honesty policy will receive a grade of zero for any work turned in.  Continued failure to follow the academic honesty policy may result in being dropped from the course.

Headphones and/or speakers are not to be used in class at any time without instructor's permission.


Phones and/or pagers must be turned off during class.  If you are expecting a page or call of an emergency nature, please tell the instructor at the beginning of class. Under no circumstances will a cell phone be answered in class.


There will be no Internet access during class without instructor's permission.


No food items will be allowed in classrooms or labs during class, including breaks.  This includes sunflower seeds and the like.  Covered drinks are permissible at the discretion of the instructor.


This classroom is not an arcade.  You will not play any games in class, including breaks.   If you do, the instructor reserves the right to have you format your hard drive at any time.


  For obvious legal reasons, any offensive or provocative screen savers, banners, user names, computer names, server names, etc. cannot be used.  If there is a question, ask your instructor.  The first violation will result in a warning, and the chance to remedy it yourself.  The second will result in loss of class points and supervision of removal of the offending material; the third will result in a visit to the Networking Program Director or Director of Education.


Please act in a professional manner at all times.  That includes things such as not swearing or using offensive language at any time.


  You may be asked at any time to reformat and/or repartition the hard drive on your classroom computer. Therefore, do not keep any important data on it without backing it up.


  Do not put a password on the BIOS of the computer you are sitting at.


Leave cabling and hubs alone.  Proper operation of these components is essential for the class to run smoothly.  If you feel there is a problem with any of the wiring or hubs, let the instructor know immediately.


One or more breaks will be given based on school policy of 10 minutes per hour of class.  Timing will be based on instructor's discretion and the flow of the class.


While there is no official dress code enforced for the Networking Department, it is suggested that you dress appropriately in preparation for actual employment.  For example, shoes, socks, slacks and shirt for the men, and no halter-tops, short shorts, etc, for the women.


Each student will be issued one hard drive per class, as required.  These hard drives belong to Westwood College and are not to be taken from the classroom at any time.  You will pick up your hard drive from the instructor at the beginning of class and turn it in to the instructor at the end of class.


  It is suggested that you write your name in and/or on your books as soon as you get them.


Any makeup for any reason on quizzes, exams, etc., is at my discretion or by prior arrangement.  If a makeup exam is allowed, the max score allowed will be 75% unless otherwise arranged.  There will be no makeup allowed on quizzes.


Extra Credit Ė not provided for.


Please police the area around your workstation before you leave.

(Optional) On or before the end of the first week of class, the instructor will appoint one student as a representative for the class.  If you have an issue with the class or the instructor, you may speak to the instructor directly, or anonymously to them through this person.  The instructor will then attempt to address the issue in an acceptable manner.  If they cannot or do not, you or the class rep may take the issue to the Networking Program Director in writing, which will include a description of the situation, any instructor comments, and the signature of the instructor.  This document must exist before the issue can be taken to anyone other than the instructor.

Course Topics

Windows 2000 Active Directory Services
Structure of Active Directory
Implementing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Networking Protocols
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Domain Name System
IP Security
Network Address Translation in Windows 2000







NW255 Internetworking II


Class Schedule


Week 1

August 3

August 5

August 6


Class Intro,
Active Directory Text, Ch. 1, Lab

Ch 2, Lab

Finish Labs 1-2





Week 2

August 10

August 12

August 13


Ch. 3, Lab

Ch 4, Lab

Finish Labs 3-4





Week 3

August 17

August 19

August 20


Ch. 4, Lab

Ch 5, Lab

Finish Labs 4-5





Week 4

August 24

August 26

August 27


Ch. 6, Lab

Ch 7, Lab

Finish Labs 6-7





Week 5

August 31

September 2

September 3


Ch. 8, Lab

Finish Labs 1-8,
Turn in Labs

Midterm Exam,
Turn in Labs 1-8





Week 6

September 7

September 9

September 10


Networking Text

Ch. 1, Lab

Ch. 2, Finish Lab 1





Week 7

September 14

September 16

September 17


Ch. 2, Lab

Ch. 3, Lab

Finish Labs 2-3





Week 8

September 21

September 23

September 24


Ch. 4, Lab

Ch. 4, Lab

Finish Labs 3-4





Week 9

September 28

September 30

October 1


Ch. 8 Concepts

Ch. 9 Concepts

Turn in Labs 1-4
Final Review





Week 10

October 5




Final Exam