ITI558 Active Directory Infrastructure (8)

This subject introduces students to directory services and prepares students to plan, configure and administer Active Directory infrastructure. The subject 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, user, group and computer account strategies. The subject includes indepth coverage of installing, implementing and maintaining Windows Active Directory, administering groups, users, group policy and deployment of group policy to control the user and computer environment, including new features such as resultant set of policy (RSoP) planning mode.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in:
Master of Networking and Systems Administration
Master of Information Systems Security
Master of Management (IT) - MMgtInfoTech
Graduate Certificate in Management (IT) - GradCertMgtInfoTech


ITI500 and ITI555

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

- be able to describe the logical and physical components of Active Directory;
- be able to create and configure a forest and domain structure by using an Active Directory infrastructure design;
- be able to plan and implement an organizational unit structure;
- be able to plan and implement Active Directory user, group and computer accounts;
- be able to plan and implement a group policy strategy to centrally manage users and computers in an enterprise;
- be able to deploy, manage and troubleshoot software that is deployed using group policy;
- be able to implement sites to manage and monitor Active Directory replication;
- be able to plan and implement the placement of domain controllers, global catalog servers, and DNS servers that are integrated with Active Directory;
- be able to plan and manage operations masters;
- be able to back up, restore and maintain Active Directory; and
- be able to plan and implement an Active Directory infrastructure that is based on a directory service design that an enterprise architect provides.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Based on Microsoft MCSE Certificate Curriculum


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.