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- Intro to Desktop Operating Systems COURSE CNT 50 OR CIS 65
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- CompTIA A+ Certification COURSES CNT51A/CNT51B
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- Microsoft Client - Exam 70-680: Windows 7 Configuration COURSE CNT 54

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- Networking Fundamentals (CompTIA Network+ Certification)
Course CNT 52 or CIS 66
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Windows 2008 Administrator MCITP Exam COURSE CNT 55
NOT OFFERED IN FALL 2014
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Win. Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) Exam 70-640
COURSE CNT 57
NOT OFFERED IN FALL 2014
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Win. Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration MCTS Exam 70-642 COURSE CNT 56
NOT OFFERED IN SPRING 2014
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- ELECTRONICS, offered at Chabot College. NOT OFFERED AT LPC.
Ask the instructor for more info.
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Cisco, Computer Forensics, Linux, Virtualization Courses (John Gonder)
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All other Online and Hybrid courses for all disciplines

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Announcements for Students

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Best Free Software
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Microsoft Certifications by Name
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Tune Up Your PC Like a Pro
Using Free Tools from the Internet

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CompTIA Test Order Form
MS Word Document New

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Shift Happens -  How will YOU fit in the Information Age?

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Free Networking Videos by Prof. Messer

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Free Networking Videos by ITFreeTraining

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Free Networking Videos by GogoTrainingTV



Moh Daoud's Website > CNT 51 A+ Computer Fundamentals Home

The A+ Certification - Computer Repair & Maintenance
CNT 51A and CNT 51B. You may enroll in one class only or both classes.

Our class meets on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 9:50 pm in Room 804B.
This syllabus includes two hours of lab time, to be arranged with the instructor.
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Course Description

An in-depth study of personal computer hardware and operating systems, this course prepares students for the CompTIA A+ Certification exams . Focus is on identification, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting field replaceable components. Topics include microprocessors, memory, BIOS and CMOS, expansion bus, motherboards, power supplies, USB drives, hard drives, SCSI devices, CD and DVD media, video, sound, portable PCs, printers, networks, the Internet, and Windows 2000/XP and Unix/Linux operating systems. Read more on the A+ Certification on the CompTIA.org website.

Certification Information

In order to receive the CompTIA A+ certification, you must pass two exams.
CompTIA A+ 220-801 covers the fundamentals of computer technology, installation and configuration of PCs, laptops and related hardware, and basic networking.
CompTIA A+ 220-802 covers the skills required to install and configure PC operating systems, as well as configuring common features (e.g. network connectivity and email) for mobile operating systems Android and Apple iOS.
CompTIA A+ certifications issued in 2011 or later are valid for three years. You can keep your certification current through the Continuing Education Program

Taking the Officical A+ Certification Test
There are no prerequisites. CompTIA recommends candidates have a minimum of 12 months of experience
You may schedule, and take a test at any time of the year by contacting Prometric www.2test.com or Vue at vue.com.
Number of questions: Maximum of 90.
Type of questions: Multiple choice and performance-based; simulations.
Length of test: 90 minutes
Passing score: CompTIA A+ 220-801: 675 (on a scale of 900); CompTIA A+ 220-802: 700 (on a scale of 900)
Ask the instructor about discount vouchers for the official Comptia exams.
 

Course Required Materials: Internet access with paid subscribtion to LabSim at Testout.com. Product to order: TestOut PC Pro 220-801 and 220-802 ISBN 978-1-935080-42-8. Ask the instructor for a Promotion Code to get a reduced student price of $125 FOR BOTH COURSES (Regular: $495). Access valid for 18 months. This product includes 145 Training Videos, 119 Demonstrations, 96 Section Quizzes, 96 Lab Simulation Exercises, 155 Written Lessons, 1059 Exam Questions.
Students who enroll in the next class CNT 51B will continue to use the same testout.com materials.
Text Book: None Required. LabSim includes study guides. Students can print them or study them online.
Course Outline from testout.com
TestOut Pro Lesson Plans
Other tools: earphones to listen to videos and tutorials.
Optional storage device to save your work, class materials and downloads. Inexpensives USB disks can be bought from sites like newegg.com tigerdirect.com or at your local computer store.
Optional and recommended: A $19/year student membership with acm.org. As a member, you get access to all their CompTIA A+ materials including hundreds of computer books, tutorials, videos, and simulations.

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HOW TO CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR
Moh Daoud email: This is not a clickable link. Type manually the address. A small attempt to reduce spam.
Expect a response to questions within 24 hours.
Phone: ____________
Paper mail: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551
Instructor Website: http://lpc1.clpccd.cc.ca.us/lpc/mdaoud/
This page is located at www.laspositascollege.edu --> Faculty & Staff at the top right of screen --> Faculty Websites in the left column.

Your Student Email Account
If you are an enrolled student, a Google gmail account has been created for you.
It can be found at The Zone Information Page on the LPC home page. Your instructor has that info too.
You can also bypass The Zone and get access to your email directly at http://stumail.clpccd.edu.
You may get access to your school email by going to gmail.com and entering your regular Class-web username and password.
I recommend having your school email forwarded to your personal email. A video tutorial.

Instructor Office Hours and Class Times
. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 

  Staff Meeting 1st Wed.: Town Hall Meeting.
3rd Wed.: Division Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
  Office Hours: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM in Room 804B
Office Hour: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM in Room 804A Office Hour: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM in Room 804A     CNT 51A CRN 20814 FT1 2.00 CompTIAs A+ Essentials Cert.  
AUG 18- OCT 17, 06:00 PM -09:50 PM Room 804B.

CNT 54 Windows 7 Configuration MCTS Microsoft 70-680 Exam. CRN 22632 Class meets 6:00 - 8:50 PM Room 804B.
Lab 9:00 -10:25 Room 804B.

 

CNT 52 Networking Funds Network+
CRN 20560 or CIS 66 20208 6:30 - 9:20 PM Room 507.
Lab 9:30 -10:20 Room 804B

 

CNT 50 Intro. to Desktop Operating Systems CRN 20559 or CIS 65 CRN 20030 6:30 - 8:20 PM Room 804B.
Lab 8:30 - 9:20 Room 804B.
CNT 51B CRN 20815 FT2 CompTIA A+ Practical Appl.   Second half of semester OCT 24 - DEC 12. 06:00 PM -10:15 PM -. in Room 804B

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Evaluation and Grading
Final grades are determined through a weighted average of midterm and final examinations, quizzes, laboratory assignments, homework assignments, and class attendance and participation. All assignments are to be turned in on the due date. Students may be allowed to make up any late work by prior arrangement with the instructor. I try to accommodate most students, but very few excuses are accepted.
Grading: 90%+ = A; 80% to 89% = B; 70% to 79% = C; 60% to 69% = D; 59% & below = F
Posting of Grades: Final grades will be posted on the school website; usually within two weeks of the end of semester. If you need your grade sooner, contact the instructor.


CNT 51A SCHEDULE AND COURSE OUTLINE - FIRST HALF OF SEMESTER

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Date

Lectures - showing LabSim Section Numbers

TestOut Lab/Activity

Exams on TestOut.com

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Fri., Aug. 22 Module 1 – Computing Overview
1.1 Course Introduction
1.2 Using the Simulator
1.3 Hardware Basics
- Explore the Lab Interface
- Connect Internal Components
- Set Up a Computer

LabSim Instructions (pdf)
Exam 01 Computing Overview 7 Questions

1   Module 2 – PC Technician
2.1 Protection and Safety
2.2 Professionalism
   
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Fri., Aug. 29 2.3 PC Tools
2.4 PC Maintenance

- Install a UPS
- Replace a Power Supply
- Choose and Install a Motherboard

Exam 02 PC Technician 62 Questions
See \\marvin\instructor\temp\CNT51A_EXAMS
2   Module 3 – System Components
3.1 Cases and Form Factors
3.2 Power Supplies
3.3 Motherboards and Buses
3.4 Processors
3.5 Memory
3.6 BIOS
- Select and Install a Processor
- Select Memory by Sight
- Install - Triple Channel Memory
- Find BIOS SettingsClear
- CMOS Settings
 
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Fri., Sept. 05 3.7 Expansion Cards
3.8 Video
3.9 Audio
3.10 Cooling
- Install Expansion Cards
- Upgrade a Video Card
- Select and Install a Sound Card
Exam 03 System Components 95 Questions
3   Module 4 – Peripheral Devices
4.1 Peripheral Devices
4.2 Serial, Parallel, and PS/2
4.3 USB
4.4 IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
- Connect a KVM Switch
- Connect Devices
- Install USB Devices
- Install USB Adapter
- Connect Firewire Devices
 
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Fri., Sept. 12 4.5 Display Devices
4.6 Device Installation


- Install a VGA Monitor, Install an HDTV Monitor, Configure Dual Monitors, Optimize Video Settings
- Manage Devices
Exam 04 Peripheral Devices 42 Questions
4   Module 5 – Storage
5.1 Storage Devices
5.2 Floppy Drives
5.3 Parallel ATA (IDE)
5.4 Serial ATA
- Install a Floppy Drive
- Install PATA Devices
- Install SATA Devices
Hard Disk Labs
5
Fri., Sept. 19 5.1 Storage Devices
5.2 Floppy Drives
5.3 Parallel ATA (IDE)
5.4 Serial ATA
5.5 SCSI
5.6 Optical Media
5.8 RAID
- Create Volumes
- Format Drives
- Create RAID Arrays
- Implement a RAID Solution
Exam 05 Storage 54 Questions
5   Module 6 – Networking
6.1 Networking Overview
6.2 Network Hardware
6.3 Networking Media
- Select and Install a Network Adapter  
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Fri., Sept. 26 6.4 Ethernet
6.5 Network Addressing
6.6 IP Configuration
6.7 IP version 6
6.8 Protocols
6.9 802.11 Wireless
6.11 Internet Connectivity
6.12 SOHO Configuration
- Configure TCP/IP Settings- - - Configure Alternate TCP/IP Settings
- Connect to a Wireless Network
- Configure a Wireless Profile
- Configure a Cable, DSL, and Dialup Internet Connections
- Configure a Wireless Infrastructure
Exam 06 Networking 115 Questions
7 Fri., Oct. 03 Module 7 – Printing
7.1 Printers
7.2 Printer Configuration
7.3 Network Printing
7.5 Printer Maintenance
- Choose a Printer
- Select and Install a Printer
- Configure Network Printing
Exam 07 Printing 27 Questions
7   Module 8 – Mobile Devices
8.1 Notebook Computers
8.2 Notebook Components
  Exam 08 Mobile Devices 25 Questions
8 Fri., Oct. 10 Module 10 – System Implementation
10.1 Component Selection
10.3 Windows Installation
10.5 Virtualization
Module 12 – Security
12.4 BIOS Security
12.7 Encryption
- Prepare Disks for Installation
- Enable VT in the BIOS
- Configure BIOS Security
- Encrypt Files
Exam 10 System Management 20 Questions
8   Module 13 – Troubleshooting
13.4 Network Troubleshooting
- Fix a Network Connection  
9 Fri., Oct. 17 Final Examination Room 804B at 3:30 PM. Two hours once you click on START EXAM. The next class CNT 51B starts next week, same time, same place. You may enroll in it even if you did not attend CNT 51A.

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The schedule below applies to the CNT 51B class
CompTIA A+ Certification: Practical Application.
Our class meets on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 10:15 pm in Room 804.
If you wish to enroll in this class, do so as early as possible on CLASS-web, or ask the instructor for special instructions.

School Catalog Description

The CompTIA A+ Practical Application exam measures the necessary competencies for an entry-level IT professional who has hands-on experience in the lab or the field. Successful candidates will have the skills required to install, configure, upgrade, and maintain PC workstations, the Windows OS and SOHO networks. The successful candidate will use troubleshooting techniques and tools to resolve PC, OS, and network connectivity issues and implement security practices. Job titles in some organizations which are descriptive of the role of this individual may be: Enterprise technician, IT administrator, field service technician, PC or Support technician. Ideally, the CompTIA A+ Practical Application candidate has already passed the CompTIA A+ Essentials examination.

Summary

The A+ certification is an entry-level certification. You should have a basic understanding of computers, including the following skills, before taking this course.
• Installing and running programs.
• Using basic productivity software including word processing applications.
• Saving files created by common applications.
• Browsing the Internet.
The A+ certification has been updated for 2009. To obtain the certification, you must pass two exams:
• The A+ Essentials exam (220-801) covers basic operating system and hardware concepts.
• The A+ Practical Application exam (220-802) covers details on installing and troubleshooting hardware and configuring devices for use by the operating system.
This course covers content for the A+ Practical Application exam. You should study the material in the Essentials course before taking this course. If possible, we recommend that you study for both exams before taking either exam.
In addition to covering everything you need to know for the A+ Practical Application exam, this course has been designed to help you:
• Install and upgrade internal computer and laptop components.
• Troubleshoot computer components.
• Install, partition, and format hard disk storage.
• Configure a small office/home office (SOHO) network.
• Configure system security settings.
• Troubleshoot system startup.
• Back up and recover a computer and user data.

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Same as above. No need to purchase a new subscription.

Optional and recommended if you have more study time: a $19/year student subscription to acm.org. This will give you access to all their A+ materials plus hundreds of other materials.
Other tools: inexpensive earphones, phillips screwdriver
Storage medium: a few blank DVDs and an inexpensive external USB drive, of any capacity. Deals can be found on newegg.com tigerdirect.com or your usual PC shop online.
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Lectures - Showing LabSim Section Numbers

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Exams on TestOut.com

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Fri., Oct. 24 Module 1 – Computing Overview
1.1 Course Introduction
1.2 Using the Simulator
1.4 Operating System Basics

- Explore the Lab Interface
- Connect Internal Components
- Set Up a Computer
LabSim Instructions in pdf
Exam 01 Computing Overview 10 Questions

1   Module 2 – PC Technician
2.3 PC Tools
2.5 Troubleshooting Overview
  Exam 02 PC Technician 24 Questions
1   Module 3 – System Components
3.4 Processors
3.4.5 Select and Install a Processor Exam 03 System Components 24 Questions
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Fri., Oct. 31 Module 4 – Peripheral Devices
4.6 Device Installation

- Manage Devices Exam 04 Peripheral Devices 5 Questions

2   Module 5 – Storage
5.7 File System
5.9 Adding Storage
5.10 Disk Optimization
- Create Volumes
- Format Drives
- Add Space to Existing Volumes
- Perform Disk Maintenance
Exam 05 Storage 20 Questions
2   Module 6 – Networking
6.2 Network Hardware
6.6 IP Configuration
6.9 802.11 Wireless
- Connect to a Wireless Network
- Configure a Wireless Profile
 
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Fri., Nov. 07 6.10 Infrared and Bluetooth
6.13 Network Utilities
6.14 HomeGroup

- Select and Install a Network Adapter
- Configure TCP/IP Settings
- Configure Alternate TCP/IP Settings
- Find Configuration Information
Exam 06 Networking 51 Questions


3   Module 7 – Printing
7.3 Network Printing
7.4 Printing Management
- Configure Network Printing
- Configure Printer Properties
- Manage Printing
Exam 07 Printing 12 Questions
3   Module 8 – Mobile Devices
8.3 Notebook Power Management
8.4 Mobile Devices
- Edit Power Options
- Create a Power Plan
- Manage Mobile Devices
Exam 08 Portable Devices 10 Questions
4 Fri., Nov. 14 Module 9 – Windows System Management
9.1 Windows System Tools
9.2 Preferences and Settings
9.3 Performance Monitoring
9.4 Users and Groups
9.5 Remote Services
9.6 Applications
9.7 Updates
9.8 System Protection
9.9 Virtual Memory
9.4.5 Manage Users and Groups
9.5.6 Configure Remote Services
9.6.2 Managing Applications
9.7.5 Configure Windows Update
9.8.7 Back Up the Computer, Create a Restore Point
9.9.2 Configure Virtual Memory
Exam 09 Windows System Management 62 Questions
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Fri., Nov. 21 Module 10 – System Implementation
10.2 Windows Pre-installation
10.3 Windows Installation
10.4 Post Installation
10.5 Virtualization
10.3.2 Preparing Disks for Installation
10.5.5 Enable VT in the BIOS
Exam 10 System Implementation 29 Questions
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  Module 11 – File Management
11.1 File Locations
11.2 Managing Files
11.3 NTFS Permissions
11.4 Shared Folders
11.5 Offline Files
11.2.9 Manage Files and Folders
11.3.2 Configuring NTFS Permissions
11.4.4 Share and Secure Folders
Exam 11 File Management 44 Questions
6 Fri., Nov. 28 Module 12 – Security
12.1 Best Practices
12.2 Physical Security
12.3 Social Engineering
12.5 Malware Protection
Implement Workstation Security
- Require a Screen Saver Password
 
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6 Fri., Dec. 05 12.6 Authentication
12.7 Encryption
12.8 Network Security
12.9 Firewalls
12.10 Proxy Servers
- Enforce Password Settings
- Encrypt Files
- Configure the Windows Firewall
- Use a Proxy Server
Exam 12 Security 75 Questions
6   Module 13 – Troubleshooting
13.1 Motherboard, RAM, and CPU Troubleshooting
13.2 Storage Troubleshooting
13.3 Video Troubleshooting
13.4 Network Troubleshooting
13.5 Operating System Troubleshooting
13.6 Windows Recovery
13.7 System Errors
13.8 Security Troubleshooting
13.9 Notebook Troubleshooting
13.10 Printer Troubleshooting
13.11 Device Troubleshooting
All labs in Section 13:
Troubleshoot Power Supply Problems, Processor, Memory, Floppy Configuration, PATA Devices, Fix a Network Connection, Troubleshoot the Boot Order, Manage Devices
Exam 13 Troubleshooting 135 Questions
7 Fri., Dec. 12 Final Examination Room 804B at 3:30 PM.
Two hours once you click on START EXAM.
Sign up early for next semester. Your priority date is posted on the school website.

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Evaluation and Grading
Final grades are determined through a weighted average of midterm and final examinations, quizzes, laboratory assignments, homework assignments, and class attendance and participation.
90%+ = A; 80% to 89% = B; 70% to 79% = C; 60% to 69% = D; 59% & below = F. Posting of Grades: Final grades will be posted on the school website; usually within two weeks of the end of semester. If you need your grade sooner, contact the instructor.
The online Blackboard practice quizzes can be taken multiple times. They count towards your final grade. Your best score will be kept for final computation. The quizzes are located at http://clpccd.blackboard.com/
Late Coursework:
All assignments are to be turned in on the due date. Students may be allowed to make up any late work by prior arrangement with the instructor. I try to accommodate most students, but very few excuses are accepted.


Free Microsoft Software and Discounted Non Microsoft Software
- The MSDN Academic Alliance offers free MS software to LPC students who are enrolled in computing and business classes. The instructgor will give you the login information within the first weeks of the semester.. The list of software packages is HERE. The downloaded software will be a large ISO file that can be written to a DVD or saved to a USB disk. Instructions on burning DVD can be found in the instructor's folder on Marvin in a file named the How to Burn ISO files Word document.
- The Microsoft developer, designer and gaming tools are available on DreamSpark.com.
- www.collegesoftware.org or www.journeyEd.com, both take you to the same deals. JourneyEd.com offers both Microsoft and non Microsoft products, some at an 85% discount. At JourneyEd registration, sign up as a Chabot student using the same W number.
- The Microsoft Student Store is here .
- If you’re a student and you don't have access to MSDN AA, you can join the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM.org) for $19. As part of the membership you get access to most of the MSDNAA catalog. You also get access to thousands of technical books.
Microsoft Office 2013 $39.99 student price at collegebuys.com .
- Best Free Software - Compiled by the instructor
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Resources, programs, and services available to Las Positas College students

Admissions and Records
(925) 424-1500
dearney @ laspositascollege.edu
Building 700
Applications • Registration • Records

Assessment / Tutorials and Testing
(925) 424-1475
ptrummel @ laspositascollege.edu
Building 1000
Tutors • Instructors • Placement Testing

Associated Students (ASLPC)
(925) 424-1490
staff @ aslpc.com
Building 1700
Student Government • Meetings • Activities

Athletics
(925) 424-1252
snavarro @ laspositascollege.edu
Room 2115
Intramurals • Intercollegiate Sports • Classes

CalWORKs
(925) 424-1432
ktomlinson @ laspositascollege.edu
Building 900
Housing Scholarship • Child Care • CalWORKs Jobs

Career / Transfer Center
(925) 424-1423
lcamp @ laspositascollege.edu
Building 900
Career Testing • Career Information • Transfers

Computer Center
(925) 424-1144
gjohns @ laspositascollege.edu
Room 803

Early Childhood Education
(925) 424-1187
(925) 424-1135
Room 2136
Training • Professional Development

English Center
cahre @ laspositascollege.edu
Building 400
Developmental English • Instructors/Staff

EOPS / CARE
(925) 424-1593
dscott @ laspositascollege.edu
Room 1504
Book Grants • Priority Registration • Counseling

Financial Aid/Veteran's Office
(925) 424-1580
lpcfinaid @ laspositascollege.edu
Room 1509
Registration Fee Waivers • Grants • Loans

Library
(925) 424-1151
Building 2000
Reference • Research Skills Instruction • Internet Access • Online Databases • Print and AV Materials

LPC Distance Education Support
(925) 371-1142
LPCdistEd @ laspositascollege.edu
Login Problems • Assignment Submission Problems • General Distance Ed Info

Peer Support Network
(925) 424-1217
ejones @ laspositascollege.edu
Room 1200
Support Groups • Trained Listeners • Stress Help

Re-Entry Student Services
(925) 424-1412
bmorrissey @ laspositascollege.edu
Room 704
Transitional Classes • Counseling • Support

Student Health Center
(925) 424-1830
Building 1700
Treatment • Advice • Referrals

Campus Safety and Security
Emergency (925) 424-1699
Business (925) 424-1690
Room 1605
Parking• Student Escorts • Lost and Found

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LPC Library Databases: Articles in Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, and Reference Sources


Saving copies of your class work
Use a flash drive, USB disk, or email attachments to save any handouts, labs, PowerPoint presentations, or other notes.
Also recommended: a few blank writable CDs or DVDs to create your own live CDs (Operating system running off a CD).
If you are in class where you install operating systems on virtual machines and wish to save copies, you should bring a much larger USB external drive. Some online deals can be found such sites as Newegg.com and tigerdirect.com.
To locate the class PowerPoint Presentations, notes and other student materials used in our class, do the following.
From any computer on campus, double click on the Student Files icon Marvin the Martian, double click on your instructor's folder, double click on your class folder .
Printing your work
This class rareley requires any printed work. Most materials may be submitted digitally. If you wish to print your work at school, you will need a computer print card, which can be purchased from the bookstore or from the Computer Lab (Room 803). - Color printing   is also available in Room 803- $.50 per page from PCs at pods L and M.
Parking Permits Available Online
Parking permits must be purchased on CLASS-Web. You will need the license number and description of the vehicle you wish to purchase a permit for and a printer to print your temporary permit. The actual hanging permit will be mailed to the address you provide when applying for your permit. Vehicles not displaying a valid permit, (hanging-type semester permit, temporary permit or daily permit from parking lot machines,) will be cited, even you own a parking permit. If you left it at home, you may buy a daily permit or contact the security office in building 1500 and ask for instructions.
Permit Costs for Fall and Spring Semester Permits. Vehicles: $30 per semester. Motorcycles: $15 per semester. Vehicles visiting: 30 minutes free in marked spaces only. $2 per day. Spaces for the handicapped: must show placard and pay the regular fee. Park your car head-in only, do not park backwards, or you'll be cited. More info...

Adding/Dropping a course
You may use CLASS-Web on the Internet to drop or add a course from the school home page at https://bw4.clpccd.cc.ca.us/pls/OWA_PROD/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin . CLASS-Web is an online system that allows students to register, add, and drop classes, review academic schedules, check grades, view unofficial transcripts, access financial aid information, and pay student fees.
Remember! If you enroll in a class and decide not to attend, you are responsible for dropping the class. Don’t assume you will be dropped by your instructor or that the system will drop you automatically. If you fail to withdraw by the deadline the instructor must issue a grade.

Attendance - California Education Code (Title 5) on Excessive Absences
Due to the voluminous variety of knowledge required of professionals in information technology the industry, it is expected for you to attend every class session for the entire class time. Make arrangements with the instructors about hybrid classes. The Las Positas attendance policy will be observed: A student absent for a total of four consecutive or six cumulative instructional hours (1 instructional hour = 50 minutes) and/or two consecutive weeks of instruction may be dropped from that course by the instructor.
In order to be counted present, you must be present for the entire class period. If you need to leave a class session early, please inform me before class begins. Arriving to class late or leaving class early may result in at least one instructional hour of absence depending on the time
missed.
In the event that you experience a personal or familial hardship that causes an absence, you are till responsible for the material covered. Our online material has lectures that can assist in learning the many topics, and I am willing to help during contact hours. It is your responsibility to officially drop the course if you choose not to complete it.
If you wish to drop the course at any time for any reason, fill out the appropriate paperwork at the Office of Admissions and Records. Students who do not report to class on the first day may be dropped. Do not assume that I will drop you from the course. If you stop attending the class and do not drop the class after census day, you will receive an F in the class. See the schedule
of important dates for deadlines for withdrawing from the course.
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Classroom Etiquette
Cell phones should be either turned off or set to silent mode during class. NO TEXTING IN THE CLASS ROOM. Take your emergency calls outside the class room. Please, put away your smartphones, Ipods, mp3 player during class times. You may bring a laptop computer to class for use during lab times and for class work only; not for playing games, chatting, reading the news, checking sports results, watching cartoons or funny videos.
During lectures, you are expected to participate; but, please take a turn. Even whispering is distracting to the other students and to the instructor. If you wear earphones during lectures, you are not participating. If you have a special condition, you should tell the instructor about it.

Missed Classes
The student is responsible for obtaining material distributed on class days when he/she was absent. This can be done by contacting a classmate who was present or by contacting the instructor.

Academic Honesty
All work that you submit in this course must be your own, it is a violation of academic integrity to copy someone else's work or to permit another person to copy your work. If any similarity in form or notation is noticed, the instructor retains the right to give a failing grade for the assignment, exam, and/or course.
Students found cheating (fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic assignment) and/or plagiarizing (using anotherís work as your own) will receive a zero for the assignment or exam and the incident will be reported to the dean of student services. LPC's policy on academic dishonesty can be found at http://www.laspositascollege.edu/facultystaff/honesty.php

Need for Assistance
If you have any condition, such as a physical or learning disability, which will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined it, or which will require academic accommodations, please notify me as soon as possible for special arrangements.
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HOW TO ENROLL AT LAS POSITAS COLLEGE.
1- To attend LPC
, you must first enroll as a student at Las Positas College. If you are a student and did not attend last semester, you must re-enroll.
2- After you have enrolled yourself as a student and obtained a student ID number, you may register for courses online by using the CLASS-WEB online registration system.
You may also register in person at the Admission Office, Building 1600..
For more info, call +1 925.424.1500, or send a fax: +1 925.606.6437.
Admissions Office Email: lpcarcom @ iserver.clpccd.cc.ca.us
International students may download the application forms and instructions from here.
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