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Linux/UNIX, CompTIA Linux+, LPI Cert. Course 7401


CompTIA Network Security+ Course CNT 69
Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Course CNT 7501

Free CEH Training Videos on VTC Site

Digital Forensics, Intro to Computer Forensics Course CNT 68 .
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> CNT 52 & CIS 66 Networking Fundamentals Home

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

Course Description
This course is a foundation 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 on almost any day of the year by contacting Prometric or Vue at
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 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. Any large flash drive or portable disk will suffice. I use or

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 User's Guide. Free Sample Captures.
Students interested in a packet analysis course ( CNT 7502 Wireshark) may request access to Netlab+ virtual machines.
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.

Moh Daoud email: email
Expect a response to questions within 24 hours.You may text to _____________
Paper mail: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551
Instructor Website:
This page is located at --> Faculty & Staff button in mid screen --> Faculty Websites in the left column --> any link with the word (Daoud).
During office hours, anyone is welcome to walk in without an appointment.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thu. Friday

Technology Meeting
on 3rd Monday of the Month
1:30PM- 3:30PM

  1st Wed.: Town Hall Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
3rd Wed.: Division Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
  Office Hour: 12:30 - 1:00 PM in Room 804A
Office Hour: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in Room 804A
 Office Hours:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM in Room 804A

Office Hour: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM in Room 804A


WhiteHat Hacker CNT 7501 CRN 30779 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Room 805

Linux, UNIX, Linux+ CompTIA LPI Cert.
CNT 7401, CRN 32865 , 06:30 PM - 09:20 PM, Room 805. CIS 41, CRN 32869

Cisco Networking Academy CCNA3/4 CNT 62B, CRN 32497 - 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Room 805


January 16 Instruction begins (Full-term courses*)
January 20 Instruction begins for Saturday classes
February 4 Last day to "ADD" or "DROP NGR" deadline (online via CLASS-Web) (Full-term courses)*
February 16 Pass/No Pass deadline (Full-term courses*)
February 16 - 19 HOLIDAY - Presidents’ Weekend (no instruction)
March 24 Saturday classes meet
March 26 - 31 Spring Break - no instruction/no Saturday classes
April 2 Graduation Deadline to Apply for Degree/Certificate
April 3 FLEX Day 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
April 13 Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with a “W” Notation (in-person)
Past this date, instructors at CA community colleges must issue a letter grade: A, B, C, D, or F.
April 15 Last Day to Withdraw from Classes with a "W" Notation (online via CLASS-Web)
May 12 Last day of instruction for Saturday classes
May 18 Last Day of Instruction
May 19 Final Exams (Saturday classes)
May 21 -25 Final Examination Period
May 26 Commencement
May 28 HOLIDAY - Memorial Day
May 31 Grades Due (by 11pm on CLASS-Web).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
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 a temporary permit.
Permit Costs for 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...
Receive a text message to your cell phone in case of an emergency at LPC.
will allow the school management to broadcast critical information, in real time, to the mobile devices of staff and students.
Text 55155 and type LPC.
Campus Security Office: 925 424 1690
Campus Security Emergencies: (925) 424-1699
*16 from Campus Pay Phones Emergency call-boxes
Adding/Dropping a course
You may use CLASS-Web on the Internet to drop or add a course from the school home page at . 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
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. 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, or watching funny videos.
During lectures, you are expected to participate. If you are sleepy or distracted, do not come to class. Lenghty texting is not particapating. If you wear earphones during lectures, you are not participating. Whispering to the student sitting next to you is very distracting to your classmates and to the instructor.

Official Student Responsibilities and Behaviors
Student Conduct and Due Process

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

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
You may use a portable storage device to save your class materials..
Also recommended: a few blank writable CDs or DVDs to create your own live CDs (Operating system running off a CD).
Some deals can be found on such sites as and
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 @
Building 700
Applications • Registration • Records

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

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

(925) 424-1252
snavarro @
Room 2115
Intramurals • Intercollegiate Sports • Classes

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

Career / Transfer Center
(925) 424-1423
Building 900
Career Testing • Career Information • Transfers

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

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

English Center
cahre @
Building 400
Developmental English • Instructors/Staff

(925) 424-1593
dscott @
Room 1504
Book Grants • Priority Registration • Counseling

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

(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 @
Login Problems • Assignment Submission Problems • General Distance Ed Info

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

Re-Entry Student Services
(925) 424-1412
bmorrissey @
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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The Computer Center (room 803) is available to students as an open lab with Internet connected computers and technical assistance from knowledgeable staff. We have over a hundred workstations with PCs and even a handful of iMacs, printing for a fee in black or color, headphones, scanners, assistive technology, and friendly helpful guidance on a drop-in basis.
The Computer Center supports all disciplines including Online Learning Blackboard courses.
Computer Center Hours:. Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9:30pm. Friday 8:30am-3:00pm
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 list of software packages is HERE.
- The Microsoft developer, designer and gaming tools are available on
- or, both take you to the same deals. 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.
- Free Microsoft Office 365:
Free Office 365 with your edu account:
- The Microsoft Student Store is here .
- An alternative to obtain access to DreamSpark is to join the Association for Computing Machinery ( Student cost: $19/year. As part of the membership you get access to most of the MSDNAA catalog. You also get access to hundreds of books and white papers.
- for more free stuff.
- 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 Wed., Jan. 20, 2016 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 Wed., Jan. 27, 2016 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..
Install, run FTP server.
WireShark. View login credentials.

1.4.2 Configure TCP/IP Settings
Exam 01 Networking Basics 39 Questions
Read Section
3 Wed., Feb. 03, 2016 Section 1.5: The OSI and TCP/IP Models 16


4 Wed., Feb. 10, 2016 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 Wed., Feb. 17, 2016

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 Wed., Feb. 24, 2016 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
7 Wed., Mar. 02, 2016 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 5
Section 5.1: IP Addressing
Section 5.2: Address Assignment

WireShark - DHCP, DNS,
PacketTracer - Configure two or more computers.

5.1.3 Configure IP Addresses
5.2.6 Configure a DHCP Server
- Configure a DHCP Client
Exam 04 Ethernet 28 Questions
Read Section
8 Wed., Mar. 09, 2016 Subnetting Part 2
Section 5.3: Name Resolution
Section 5.4: Routing
Section 5.5: NAT and ICS
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
Practice Subnetting
Additional Tutorial:
Read Section
9 Wed., Mar. 16, 2016

Review all above.
Mid-term Exam 1- 5 on

In usual lecture room; later in room with computers.
Use the pdf study guides on BlackBoard.
  Exam 05 Network Implementation 84 Questions
Read Section
10 Wed., Mar. 23, 2016 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 6
Section 6.1: Wireless Concepts
Section 6.2: Wireless Standards
Set up wireless network. 6.4.3 Create a Wireless Network  
  Wed., Mar. 30, 2016 SPRING BREAK (no instruction)      
11 Wed., Apr. 06, 2016 Section 6.3: Wireless Security
Section 6.4: Wireless Configuration

Secure the router. Secure a Wireless Network
Select a Wireless Adapter
Configure Wireless Profiles
Exam 06 Wireless 28 Questions
12 Wed., Apr. 13, 2016 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
13 Wed., Apr. 20, 2016 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 8
Section 8.1: Network Threats
Section 8.2: Firewalls
Section 8.3: VPNs
Windows Remote Desktop. Remote Apps.
Proxy Servers

8.2.4 Install and Configure Firewalls
Router simulation
How Strong is Your Password

14 Wed., Apr. 27, 2016 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
15 Wed., May 04, 2016 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, , Visio.
. Remote Desktop and remote tools.
Create an SNMP Server

9.3.2 Allow Remote Desktop Connections
9.5.4 Create a Fault Tolerant Network

Exam 09 Security 56 Questions
16 Wed., May 11, 2016 Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 10
Section 10.1: Troubleshooting Overview
Section 10.2: Troubleshooting Network Communication
MS Baseline Analyzer,
Encryption and Data Wiping.
10.2.x Exploring Network Communications

17 Wed., May 18, 2016 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

    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
18 Wed., May 25, 2016 Final Exam 7:30 PM - 9:20 PM Room 804B    
        The Final Exam Schedule for All Classes is here.  


















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