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CIS 2520 Windows Server Advanced Services

Advanced windows services such as advanced network services, security, backups, and IP Address Management (IPAM). High availability through Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, Site failover. Also features such as Federation Services, Certificate Services and Rights Management Services and other advanced topics included.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: CIS 2510 


  • Implement an advanced DHCP and DHCPv6 solution using superscopes and multicast scopes; manage high availability and fail over for DHCP. Implement an advanced DNS solution using DNSSEC for security.
  • Manage multi-domain and multi-forest environment including external, forest, shortcut and realm trusts. Create and manage sites and site links for optimal Active Directory (AD) replication. Manage advanced AD services including Certificates, Digital Rights Management and Federation Services.
  • Configure Network Load Balancing (NLB) including affinity, port rules and cluster operation modes. Configure fail over clustering roles including role specific settings and preferences. Implement business continuity and disaster recovery through backup strategies, site-level fault tolerance, and Hyper-V replicas.
  • Use advanced file services including Network File System data store, Branch Cache and File Classification Infrastructure using File Service Resource Manager (FSRM). Configure and optimize storage using iSCSI target and initiator, Internet Storage Name Server (iSNS) and thin provisioning.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3