Information Systems Department

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, Maryland 21250

Departmental Office: ITE404   410-455-3206

IS451M LAN Management Using Microsoft
Spring 2020 Section 1 Tu/Th 1 – 2:15 ITE 467


Instructor: Dina Glazer,

(410) 455-3275

Office Hours: ITE 410 Tu/Th  10-12; Mon/Wed 11:30-12:30  or by appointment


Course Description: This is a hands-on lab course using Microsoft Windows 2016.  We will cover aspects of design, building, management, and technical issues involved in a local area network. Pre-requisite: IS450.


Course Materials: Hands-On Microsoft Windows Server 2016 by Michael Palmer

Additional course materials/labs are online on the course Blackboard site (to be checked by the students regularly).


Course Objectives: After completing this course, students should be able to:


·         Build a foundation in basic LAN/server administration

·         Install/Configure Windows Server 2016

·         Use and understand Active Directory

·         Configure and manage printing, storage and security


Instructional Methods and the Classroom Experience:

Each week will consist of both lecture and in-class labs. The lecture sessions will be interactive and aided by slide presentations. You are expected to participate, ask questions or present comments. The in-class labs will cover the material presented during the lecture.


Course Requirements:

·         Students are expected to attend all class sessions and participate in the in-class labs. Since in-class labs are part of your grade, attendance is mandatory.  Students are expected to work through the in-class labs either individually or in groups (when assigned by instructor).

·         Students are expected to read chapters corresponding to the materials discussed in class.


There will be 3 exams covering the material presented in class, concepts from lab exercises and the relevant sections in the text. Graduate and Undergraduate students will be graded separately and on different curves. Grading for this course will be based upon your work in the lab, participation, exams, and will be distributed as follows:     

Undergraduate IS451M

Graduate IS651M

75%      3 exams (25% each)

25%      Labs/Attendance/Participation

75%      3 exams (25% each)
16%      Labs/Attendance/Participation
9%        Paper


Make-up Policy

Make-up exams are NOT given except through arrangement with the instructor PRIOR to the exam date and only for exceptional circumstances. Any make-up exam given will not be the same as the original, and will potentially be more difficult. Written and unquestionable proof of the extenuating circumstances must be presented to be eligible for a make-up.

Lab assignments can be made-up throughout the semester during the class periods. A number of absences will directly affect your Lab/Attendance/Participation grade.


Grading Standards

Grades for the exams and quizzes, as well as final grades will be posted on Blackboard.

With respect to final letter grades, the University's Undergraduate Catalogue states that:
"A indicates superior achievement; B good performance; C adequate performance; D minimal performance; F failure". There is specifically no mention of any numerical scores associated with these letter grades. Consequently, there are no pre-defined numerical demarcations that determine final letter grades; these can be defined only at the end of the semester after all numerical grades have been earned. At that point, numerical demarcations for final letter grades can be defined such that final letter grades in this course conform to the University's officially published definitions of the respective letter grades. In accordance with the published University grading policy, it is important to understand that final letter grades reflect academic achievement and not effort.  While mistakes in the arithmetic computation of grades and grade recording errors will be corrected, it is important to understand that in all other situations, final letter grades are not negotiable and challenges to final letter grades are not entertained.


Academic Integrity

By enrolling in this course, each student assumes the responsibilities of an active participant in UMBC’s scholarly community in which everyone’s academic work and behavior are held to the highest standards of honesty. Cheating, fabricating, plagiarism, and helping others to commit these acts are all forms of academic dishonesty and they are wrong. Academic misconduct could result in disciplinary action that may include, but is not limited to, suspension or dismissal. Full policies on academic integrity should be available in the UMBC Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, or the UMBC Directory.


Student Disability Services

UMBC is committed to eliminating discriminatory obstacles that may disadvantage students based on disability. Services for students with disabilities are provided for all students qualified under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADAA of 2009, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act who request and are eligible for accommodations. The Office of SDS is the UMBC department designed to coordinate accommodations that would allow students to have equal access and inclusion in their courses. If you have a documented disability and need to request academic accommodations, please refer to the SDS website at for registration information or visit the SDS office in the Math/Psychology building, Room 212. For questions or concerns, you may contact SDS at or (410) 455-2459. If you require accommodations for this class, make an appointment to meet with me to discuss your SDS-approved accommodations.


Inclement Weather

Any work or test due on a class date that has been canceled due to inclement weather will be due the next class meeting. If the semester’s last exam is postponed, it will be given during the time period assigned during the University’s official Final Exam week.


Disclosure of Sexual Misconduct and Child Abuse and Neglect

Any student who has experienced sexual harassment or assault, relationship violence, and/or stalking is encouraged to seek support and resources. There are a number of resources available to you. 

With that said, as an instructor, I am considered a Responsible Employee, per UMBC's Interim Policy on Prohibited Sexual Misconduct. Interpersonal Violence, and Other Related Misconduct. This means that while I am here to listen and support you, I am required to report disclosures of sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship violence, stalking, and/or gender-based harassment to the University's Title IX Coordinator. The purpose of these requirements is for the University to inform you of options, supports, and resources. 

You can utilize support and resources even if you do not want to take any further action. You will not be forced to file a police report, but please be aware, depending on the nature of the offense, the University may take action. 

If you need to speak with someone in confidence about an incident, UMBC has the following Confidential Resources available to support you: The Counseling Center: 410-455-2742 (M-F 8:30-5) University Health Services: 410-455-2542 (M-F 8:30-5) For after-hours emergency consultation, call the police at 410-455-5555 

Other on-campus supports and resources: The Women's Center (available to students of all genders): 410-455-2714 (M-Th 9:30-6, F 9:30-4) Title IX Coordinator: 410-455-1606 (9-5) 

Child Abuse and Neglect

Please note that Maryland law requires that I report all disclosures or suspicions of child abuse or neglect to the Department of Social Service and/or the police.