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- Intro to Desktop Operating Systems Course CNT 50 or CIS 65
- CompTIA A+ Certification Course CNT 51
Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Course CNT 7501
- Networking Fundamentals (CompTIA Network+ Certification)
CNT 52 or CIS 66
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Course CNT 55
Microsoft MCSA 70-410
CompTIA Network Security+ Course CNT 69: not offered in Spring 2016
Windows Server Network Infrastructure CNT 56: not offered in Spring 2016
- Microsoft Client - Exam 70-680: Windows 7 Configuration COURSE CNT 54. not offered in Spring 2016.
Ask the instructor about this program.
Online and Hybrid courses all disciplines
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Course CNT 55
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 - Microsoft Certification Exam MCSA 70-410
Also covers topics for MCITP, MCP, MCSA, and MCSE. 3 units.
This course prepares the students for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification, and is the first of a series of three exams which validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server Infrastructure into an existing enterprise environment. This course focuses on skills for real jobs and prepares students to master core services such as Active Directory and networking services. This course also covers such skills as: Managing Active Directory Domain Services Objects, Automating Active Directory Domain Services Administration, Implementing Local Storage, Implementing File and Print Services, Implementing Group Policy, and Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V.
Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist. It is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). The three steps are shown in the table below.
Required for MSCA Certification
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Administering Windows Server 2012
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
utcome): Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012.
PREREQUISITES OR COREQUISITES
There are no official prerequisites for taking this course. Highly recommended CNT 51 and CNT 52
HOW TO CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR
- Installing Servers
- Configuring Servers
- Configuring Local Storage
- Configuring File and Share Access
- Configuring Print and Document Services
- Configuring Servers for Remote Management
-Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Settings
-Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Storage
- Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks
- Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
- Deploying and Configuring the DHCP Service
- Deploying and Configuring the DNS Service
- Installing Domain Controllers
- Creating and Managing Active Directory Users and Computers
- Creating and Managing Active Directory Groups and Organizational Units
- Creating Group Policy Objects
- Configuring Security Policies
- Configuring Application Restriction Policies
- Configuring Windows Firewall
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Moh Daoud email: (not clickable)
Expect a response to questions within 24 hours.
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.
To get access to your email directly, http://stumail.clpccd.edu.
Or, go to gmail.com and enter your regular Class-web username and password.
You may may want to forward your school email to your personal email. Video tutorial here.
Instructor Office Hours - No Appointment Needed
on 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month
|CNT 50 CRN 30460
CIS 65 CRN 30459
Intro to Desktop Operating Sys. 12:30 PM - 3:20PM Room 804B
|| Staff Meetings:
1st Wed.: Town Hall Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
3rd Wed.: Division Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
|Office Hour: 4:30 PM - 6:30
PM in Room 804A
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in Room
Office Hours: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in Room
White Hat Hacker CNT 7501 CRN 30953
r 5:00 PM - 7:50 PM Room 804B
PC Repair CompTIAs A+ CNT 51CRN 32907
06:00 PM - 08:50 PM
Networking Fundamentals CNT 52 CRN 30458
CIS 66 CRN 30190
Lecture: 06:30 PM - 09:20 PM Room 1816. Lab: 09:30 PM - 10:20 PM Room 804B
| Windows Server 2012 MCSA I CNT 55CRN 32822
06:00 PM - 9:45 PM Room 804B
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What are MOAC Labs Online?
Students are provided with a computer on which they do the lab work by connecting to the Microsoft Official Academic Course. Advanced students will enjoy the convenience of skipping the setup work. MOAC Online Labs provide a hosted emulation environment. All lab exercises are hosted on virtual machines running on Microsoft servers. Only a browser and an Internet connection are required for their use. Students may log into their virtual lab from any Internet-connected computer 24/7.
MOAC Activation Guide here as MS Word document.
Free MOAC demo here. Deploying and Configuring the DHCP Service. Install the DHCP Server role. Create DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 scopes. Activate the DHCP client on network servers. Confirm DHCP IP address assignments. Estimated lab time: 60 minutes.
Saving copies of your class work
You may use a portable storage device to save your class materials..
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 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.
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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.
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/
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.
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Jan. 21, 2016
||Welcome. Orientation. Agenda.
Syllabus. Course Outline. Student Services. Meet your instructors
and classmates. Locate class materials.
||Read first half of chapter 1 for next meeting
Jan. 28, 2016
||Lesson 1: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2
|| Read Chapter 1.
Feb. 04, 2016
||Lesson 2: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2
||Blackboard Practice Test
Read Chapter 2
Feb. 11, 2016
||Lesson 3: Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 Local Storage
||Blackboard Practice Test 2
Read Chapter 3
Feb. 18, 2016
||Pass/No Pass deadline (Full-term courses)
Feb. 18, 2016
||Lesson 4: Configuring Access to Files and Shares
||Blackboard Practice Test 3
Read Chapter 4
Feb. 25, 2016
||Lesson 5: Configuring and Monitoring Print and Document Services
||Blackboard Practice Test 4
Read Chapter 5
||Lesson 6: Configuring Remote Management of Servers
||Blackboard Practice Test 5
Read Chapter 6
||Lesson 7: Configuring Hyper-V
||Blackboard Practice Test 6
Read Chapter 6
||Lesson 8: Creating and Configuring Virtual Machine Storage
||Read Chapter 7
||Mid-term Exam. 1 - 8 on BlackBoard
Lesson 9: Creating and Configuring Virtual Networks
||Blackboard Practice Test 7
Read Chapter 8
||SPRING BREAK (no instruction)
||Review IP Addressing
||Lesson 10: Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
||Blackboard Practice Test 8
Read Chapter 9
||Lesson 11: Configuring Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
||Blackboard Practice Test 9
||Lesson 12 Deploying and Configuring Domain Name System
||Blackboard Practice Test 10
Read Chapter 11
||Lesson 13 Installing Domain Controllers
14 Active Directory User and Computer Accounts
||Blackboard Practice Test 11
Read Chapter 12
||15 Active Directory Groups and Organizational Units
16 Creating and Applying Group Policy Objects
||Blackboard Practice Test 11
Read Chapter 12
||17 Configuring Security Policies
18 Configuring Application Restriction Policies
||Blackboard Practice Test 12
||19 Configuring Windows Firewall
||Final Exam covers Chapters 7 - 12. Room 804B at 6:30 PM. Two hours.
||Sign up for next semester. Classes fill quickly.
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Important Dates Spring 2016 Academic Calendar
January 19 Instruction begins (Full-term courses)
January 23 Instruction begins for Saturday classes
February 5 Last day to "ADD" or "DROP NGR" deadline (in-person) (Full-term courses)
February 7 Last day to "ADD" or "DROP NGR" deadline (online via CLASS-Web) (Full-term courses)
February 8 Census (Full-term courses)
February 12 – 15 HOLIDAY - Presidents' Weekend (no instruction)
February 16 Flex Day (No Instruction for classes before 4 pm. Evening classes are held.)
February 18 Pass/No Pass deadline (Full-term courses)
March 26 Saturday classes meet
March 28 – April 2 SPRING BREAK (no instruction)
April 8 Deadline to apply for Degree/Certificate
April 8 60% Point for Financial Aid
April 15 Last day to Withdraw with a "W" deadline (in-person) (Full-term courses)
April 17 Last day to Withdraw with a "W" deadline (online via CLASS-Web) (Full-term courses)
May 14 Last day of Saturday classes
May 20 Last day of Instruction (all classes)
May 21–27 Final Examination Period
May 21 Final Exams for Saturday classes
May 27 Commencement
May 30 HOLIDAY - Memorial Day
Jun 1 Grades Due (Instructors only)
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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...
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
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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 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.
- Free Microsoft Office:
Free Office 365 with your edu account: products.office.com
- The Microsoft Student Store is here .
- An alternative to obtain access to DreamSpark is to join the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM.org). 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.
- https://uscollegebuy.com/doc/view.htm?e=5490-25608-25444 for more free stuff.
- Best Free Software - Compiled by the instructor
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Resources, programs, and services available to Las Positas College
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Admissions and Records
dearney @ laspositascollege.edu
Applications • Registration • Records
Assessment / Tutorials and Testing
ptrummel @ laspositascollege.edu
Tutors • Instructors • Placement Testing
Associated Students (ASLPC)
staff @ aslpc.com
Student Government • Meetings • Activities
snavarro @ laspositascollege.edu
Intramurals • Intercollegiate Sports • Classes
ktomlinson @ laspositascollege.edu
Housing Scholarship • Child Care • CalWORKs Jobs
|Career / Transfer Center
Career Testing • Career Information • Transfers
gjohns @ laspositascollege.edu
Early Childhood Education
Training • Professional Development
cahre @ laspositascollege.edu
Developmental English • Instructors/Staff
EOPS / CARE
dscott @ laspositascollege.edu
Book Grants • Priority Registration • Counseling
Financial Aid/Veteran's Office
lpcfinaid @ laspositascollege.edu
Registration Fee Waivers • Grants • Loans
Reference • Research Skills Instruction • Internet Access • Online Databases • Print and AV Materials
LPC Distance Education Support
LPCdistEd @ laspositascollege.edu
Login Problems • Assignment Submission Problems • General Distance Ed Info
Peer Support Network
ejones @ laspositascollege.edu
Support Groups • Trained Listeners • Stress Help
Re-Entry Student Services
bmorrissey @ laspositascollege.edu
Transitional Classes • Counseling • Support
Student Health Center
Treatment • Advice • Referrals
Campus Safety and Security
Emergency (925) 424-1699
Business (925) 424-1690
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
HOW TO ENROLL
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
Enrollment fee for residents per semester unit: $46.00. A 3-unit class would cost 3 X $ 46.
International students may download the application forms and instructions from here.
- The online courses for all disciplines are here.
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