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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 52 & CIS 66 Networking Fundamentals Home

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CNT 52 or CIS 66 Networking Fundamentals 3.0 Units.
CompTIA Network+ Certification

Our class meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in Room 507
network+

Course Description
This course is a f oundation course that explains and describes how computer networks are designed, installed, and administered. Introduction to communications concepts, networking, and internetworking. Review of major network components: protocols, topologies, hardware, and network operating systems. Hands-on experience by using class room networks and web-based simulation labs tools. Preparation for the CompTIA’s (Computing Technology Industry Association’s) Network+ certification exam. Students who have completed or are enrolled in CIS 66 may not receive credit. Strongly recommended: Computer Information Systems 50.

Obtaining the CompTIA Network+ Certification.

You may schedule, and take a test at any time of the year by contacting Prometric www.2test.com or Vue at http://www.pearsonvue.com.
Ask the instructor about discount vouchers for the official Comptia exams.

Student Learning Outcome(SLO): Install, configure and maintain various home and business networks.

 
Text Book: None Required. LabSim includes study guides. Students can print them or study them online.
Required: Materials: LabSim Online access with paid subscribtion at Testout.com. Product: Testout Network Pro N10-005 ISBN 978-1-935080-43-5
Ask the instructor for a Promotion Code to get a discount. Student price: $89 (Regular $495). The product includes 79 Training Videos, 31 Demonstrations, 65 Section Quizzes, 56 Lab Simulation Exercises, 81 Written Lessons, 573 Exam Questions. Access valid for18 months.
Other Optional Materials: storage device for copies of class software. Any large flash drive or portable disk will suffice.

TestOUt logo

Optional Text: Computer Networking. Internet Protocols in Action, Jeanna Matthews
ISBN-13: 978-0471661863 or ISBN-10: 0471661864 or latest edition. Comes with CD with Wireshark sample captures for packet analysis. About $60 new, $10 used, online.
Publisher's Description
Free similar materials online at wireshark.org. Wireshark User's Guide. Free Sample Captures.
Students interested in a packet analysis course ( CNT 7502 Wireshark) may obtain more info by contacting instructor John Gonder. Email: JGonder at LasPositasCollege.edu .
book cover linked to publisher's description

Course Objectives
This course has two goals: to provide students with an introduction to the basic concepts of computer networks, and to prepare students to pass CompTIA’s Network + exam. Students wishing to gain general knowledge of the fundamentals of networking will find a wealth of information in this area, while students who wish to pursue the Network + certification will find significant support to achieve that goal. Achieving the Network + certification is a good beginning for anyone aspiring to a career in the IT (Information Technology) field. The course covers a broad range of networking-related topics, including protocols, topologies, transmission media, and network operating systems. Also covered are the elements of network design, maintenance, security, and troubleshooting. The text should cause the elements to come to life through the many real-world exercises provided during the course of instruction. Most important, though, is the emphasis on gaining basic skills to start the student who desires a career in network administration on the road to success.

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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Important Dates - Fall 2014
Aug 18

INSTRUCTION BEGINS for Fall 2014 Semester

Aug 23

Saturday Classes begin

Aug 29

Last day to ADD/DROP with No-Grade-of-Record (NGR), in person (Full-term courses only*)

Aug 30 - Sept 1
Labor Day weekend** (no instruction)
Aug 30 No Saturday Classes
Sept 1
HOLIDAY** - Labor Day (no instruction)
Sept 1

Last Day to ADD/DROP with NGR online via Class-Web (Full-term courses only*)

Sept 2

CENSUS DAY (Full-term courses only*)

Sept 12

Last day to Apply for Pass/No Pass

Oct 28

60% Point for Financial Aid

Oct 29

Last Day to Apply for Degree/Certificate

Nov 7

Last Day to Withdraw with a “W” in person and online
via CLASS-Web
(Full-term courses only*)

Nov 8
Saturday Classes Meet
Nov 10

HOLIDAY** - Veterans Day

Nov 26 - 29
HOLIDAY** - Thanksgiving Recess (no instruction)
Nov 29
No Saturday Classes
Dec 6

Last day of Instruction (Saturday Classes only)

Dec 12

Last day of Instruction (Full-term classes)

Dec 13 - 19

Final Exams Period < click here to view PDF >

Dec 13

Final Exams - (Saturday classes only)

Dec 15 - 19 Final Exams - (Full-term courses only*)
Dec 24 - Jan 1
Winter Recess (no instruction)
Jan 3, 2015

Instructors only: GRADES DUE online by 11pm

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Evaluation and Grading
Final grades are determined through a weighted average of mid-term 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.
Final grades will be posted on the school website; usually within two weeks of the end of semester. If you need to know your grade sooner, contact the instructor.
Additional optional practice quizzes can be found on BlackBoard 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.

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.

Atterndance - 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 another’s 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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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.

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

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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Class Schedule and Course Outline

Day Date Lecture Class Room Labs TestOut Lab/Activity TestOut Exams
1 Tue., Aug. 19, 14 Orientation. Syllabus. Course Outline.
Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 0
Course Overview
Section 0.1: Course Introduction
Section 0.2: Using the Simulator
- Locating class materials.
- Subscribe to LabSim
- Computer Overview
0.2.1 Explore a Single Location in a Lab
Explore Multiple Locations in a Lab
Exam 00 Using the Simulator - Two Labs
Read Section 1
2 Tue., Aug. 26, 14 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 1
Section 1.1: Networking Overview
Section 1.2: Network Topologies
Section 1.3: Protocols
Section 1.4: Network Connections
- Device Manager
- Utilities to explore your computer CPU, memory, and other hardware..
1.4.2 Configure TCP/IP Settings
Exam 01 Networking Basics 39 Questions
Read Section
3 Tue., Sept. 02, 14 Section 1.5: The OSI and TCP/IP Models 16

TCP/IP Lab

   
4 Tue., Sept. 09, 14 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 2
Section 2.1: Twisted Pair
Section 2.2: Coaxial
Section 2.3: Fiber Optic
Section 2.4: Wiring Implementation
  2.1.1 Connect to an Ethernet Network
2.2.1 Connect a Cable Modem
2.3.1 Connect Fiber Optic Cables
2.4.4 Connect Patch Panel Cables
Exam 02 Cables and Connectors 37 Questions
Read Section
5 Tue., Sept. 16, 14

Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 3
Section 3.1: Network Adapters
Section 3.2: Network Devices
Section 3.3: Internetwork Devices

WireShark: Ethernet Frame and ARP.
Network Adapter Settings.
Router Sim. Firewall Configuration.
PacketTracer or similar tool.
3.1.1 Select and Install a Network Adapter
- Connect a Media Converter
3.2.1 Select a Networking Device
3.3.1 Select a Router
Exam 03 Networking Devices 35 Questions
Read Section
6 Tue., Sept. 23, 14 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 4
Section 4.1: Ethernet
Section 4.2: Ethernet Specifications
Section 4.3: Connecting Network Devices
Making Network Cables
Testing Your Cables.

4.2.1 Reconnect to an Ethernet
- Network Select Ethernet Cable
4.3.1 Connect Network Devices
Exam 04 Ethernet 28 Questions
Read Section
7 Tue., Sept. 30, 14 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 5
Section 5.1: IP Addressing
Section 5.2: Address Assignment
Subnetting



5.1.3 Configure IP Addresses
5.2.6 Configure a DHCP Server
- Configure a DHCP Client
Practice Subnetting
Additional Tutorial: www.learntcpip.com
Read Section
8 Tue., Oct. 07, 14 Subnetting Part 2
Section 5.3: Name Resolution
Section 5.4: Routing
Section 5.5: NAT and ICS
DNS
WireShark - Monitoring Ethernet Frames and packets.
5.3.3 Configuring DNS Addresses
5.5.5 Share an Internet Connection
5.6.2 Configuring an IPv6 Addresse
5.8.1 Configure VoIP
Exam 05 Network Implementation 84 Questions
Read Section
9 Tue., Oct. 14, 14 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 6
Section 6.1: Wireless Concepts
Section 6.2: Wireless Standards
Section 6.3: Wireless Security
Section 6.4: Wireless Configuration

Mid-term Exam 1- 5 on testout.com
Set up wireless network.
Secure the router.
6.4.3 Create a Wireless Network
Secure a Wireless Network
Select a Wireless Adapter
Configure Wireless Profiles
Exam 06 Wireless 28 Questions
Read Section
10 Tue., Oct. 21, 14 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 7
Section 7.2: Internet Connectivity
Section 7.3: Remote Access
  7.2.3 Connect to a DSL Network Exam 07 WANs 40 Questions
11 Tue., Oct. 28, 14 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 8
Section 8.1: Network Threats
Section 8.2: Firewalls
Section 8.3: VPNs
Windows Remote Desktop. Remote Apps.
8.2.4 Install and Configure Firewalls  
12 Tue., Nov. 04, 14 Section 8.4: Switch Security
Section 8.5: Authentication
Section 8.6: Secure Protocols
Section 8.7: Detection and Prevention
  8.3.3 Configure a VPN Connection
8.4.2 Exploring VLANs
8.7.4 Install a Network Security Appliance
Exam 08 Wide Area Network (WANs) 39 Questions
13 Tue., Nov. 11, 14 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 9
Section 9.1: Documentation
Section 9.2: SNMP
Section 9.3: Remote Management
Section 9.4: Monitoring
Section 9.5: Optimization
Using Drawing Apps - Network Notepad, Dia, SmartDraw, Visio. Network View, WhatsUp Gold, SolarWinds, Netformx, and NetViz. Remote Desktop and remote tools 9.3.2 Allow Remote Desktop Connections
9.5.4 Create a Fault Tolerant Network

Exam 09 Security 56 Questions
14 Tue., Nov. 18, 14 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 10
Section 10.1: Troubleshooting Overview
Section 10.2: Troubleshooting Network Communication
MS Baseline,
Encryption and Data Wiping.
10.2.x Exploring Network Communications

 
15 Tue., Nov. 25, 14 Section 10.3: Troubleshooting Physical Connectivity
Section 10.4: Troubleshooting IP Configuration
Section 10.5: Troubleshooting Name Resolution
Using arp, netstat, nbtstat, arp, netstat, nbtstat, nslookup, dig, tracert. 10.3.x Troubleshooting Physical Connectivity
10.4.x Troubleshoot IP Configuration Problems

 
16 Tue., Dec. 02, 14 Section 10.6: Troubleshooting Switching
Section 10.7: Troubleshooting Routing
Section 10.8: Troubleshooting Wireless
Lab: LAN Backup, Internet Backup, and more. 10.7.x Find Path Information
10.8.x Troubleshoot Wireless Network Problems
Exam 10 System Management 41 Questions
17 Tue., Dec. 09, 14 Review and catch-up day      
18 Tue., Dec. 16, 14 Final Exam 7:30 PM - 9:20 PM Room 804B (The Final Exam Schedule for All Classes is here)  



 

 

 










 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

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