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- Intro to Desktop Operating Systems COURSE CNT 50 OR CIS 65
- CompTIA A+ Certification COURSES CNT51A/CNT51B
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Windows 2008 Administrator MCITP Exam COURSE CNT 55
- Microsoft Client - Exam 70-680: Windows 7 Configuration COURSE CNT 54. NOT OFFERED IN FALL 2015.

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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 online 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 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 or Vue at
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 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 student price of $125 FOR BOTH COURSES (Regular: $495). The access is valid for 18 months, and includes 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 materials, at no additional cost.
Text Book: None Required. LabSim includes study guides. Students can print them or study them online.
Course Outline from
TestOut Pro Lesson Plans
Other tools: earphones to listen to videos
Recommended: A few blank DVDs and an inexpensive external USB drive.

Optional and recommended: A $19/year student membership with 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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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.
Paper mail: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551
Instructor Website:
This page is located at --> 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,
Or, go to and enter your regular Class-web username and password.
You may may want to forward your school email to your personal email. See a video tutorial here.
The instructor can provide you with your email address, in case you forgot or lost it.

Class Times and Office Hours -
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Curriculum Meeting
on second and fourth Monday of the Month
2:30PM- 4::30PM
Room 804B

  Staff Meetings:
1st Wed.: Town Hall Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
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 - 6:30 PM in Room 804A

Office Hours: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in Room 804A

  CNT 51A CRN FT1 20723 2.00 CompTIAs A+ Part 1 220-801..  
Aug. 17 - Oct. 16. 06:00 PM -09:50 PM Room 804B.

CNT 57 Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 Active Directory.
CRN 22832 7:00 PM- 9:15 PM Room 804B.
Lab 9:30 -10:20 Room 804B


CNT 52 Networking Fundamentals
CRN 20482 or CIS 66 CRN 20194 6:30 - 9:20 PM Room 507.
Lab 9:30 -10:20 Room 804B


CNT 50 Intro. to Desktop Operating Systems CRN 20481 or CIS 65 CRN 20439 6:30 PM - 08:20 PM Room 804B.
Lab 08:30 PM - 09:20 PM Room 804B.
CNT 51B CRN 20724 FT2 CompTIA A+ Part 2 220-802.   Second half of semester Oct. 19 = Dec 11. 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.




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Fri., Aug. 21, 15 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)
Do TestOut Questions. Also found on BlackBoard

1 Fri., Aug. 21, 15 Module 2 – PC Technician
2.1 Protection and Safety
2.2 Professionalism
Fri., Aug. 28, 15 2.3 PC Tools
2.4 PC Maintenance

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

Do lab on installing motherboards.
2 Fri., Aug. 28, 15 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 Settings
- Clear CMOS Settings
Run utilities on CPU and RAM.
Do TestOut Questions. Also found on BlackBoard
Fri., Sept. 04, 15 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
Do TestOut Questions. Also found on BlackBoard as study guide
3 Fri., Sept. 04, 15 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
Fri., Sept. 11, 15 4.5 Display Devices
4.6 Device Installation

- Install a VGA Monitor, Install an HDTV Monitor, Configure Dual Monitors, Optimize Video Settings
- Manage Devices
Do Labs & Questions.
The questions can also found on BlackBoard.
4 Fri., Sept. 11, 15 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
Fri., Sept. 18, 15 5.5 SCSI
5.6 Optical Media
5.8 RAID
- Create Volumes
- Format Drives
- Create RAID Arrays
- Implement a RAID Solution
Do Labs & Questions.
The questions can also found on BlackBoard.
5 Fri., Sept. 18, 15 Module 6 – Networking
6.1 Networking Overview
6.2 Network Hardware
6.3 Networking Media
- Select and Install a Network Adapter  
Fri., Sept. 25, 15 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
Do Labs & Questions.
The questions can also found on BlackBoard.
7 Fri., Oct. 02, 15 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
Do Labs & Questions.
The questions can also found on BlackBoard.
7 Fri., Oct. 02, 15 Module 8 – Mobile Devices
8.1 Notebook Computers
8.2 Notebook Components
  Do Labs & Questions.
The questions can also found on BlackBoard.
8 Fri., Oct. 09, 15 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
Module 13 – Troubleshooting
13.4 Network Troubleshooting
- Prepare Disks for Installation
- Enable VT in the BIOS
- Configure BIOS Security
- Encrypt Files
- Repair a Network Connectio
Do Labs & Questions.
The questions can also found on BlackBoard.
9 Fri., Oct. 16, 15 Final Examination Room 804B at 6:00 PM 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


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.


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.

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 This will give you access to all their A+ materials plus hundreds of other materials.
Other tools: earphones to listen to videos
Recommended: A few blank DVDs and an inexpensive external USB drive. I like to shop on for computer products on or
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Fri., Oct. 23, 15 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 Labs & Questions

1 Fri., Oct. 23, 15 Module 2 – PC Technician
2.3 PC Tools
2.5 Troubleshooting Overview Labs & Questions
1 Fri., Oct. 23, 15 Module 3 – System Components
3.4 Processors
3.4.5 Select and Install a Processor Labs & Questions
Fri., Oct. 30, 15 Module 4 – Peripheral Devices
4.6 Device Installation

- Manage Devices Labs & Questionss

2 Fri., Oct. 30, 15 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 Labs & Questions
2 Fri., Oct. 30, 15 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
Fri., Nov. 06, 15 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 Labs & Questions

3 Fri., Nov. 06, 15 Module 7 – Printing
7.3 Network Printing
7.4 Printing Management
- Configure Network Printing
- Configure Printer Properties
- Manage Printing Labs & Questions
3 Fri., Nov. 06, 15 Module 8 – Mobile Devices
8.3 Notebook Power Management
8.4 Mobile Devices
- Edit Power Options
- Create a Power Plan
- Manage Mobile Devices Labs & Questions
4 Fri., Nov. 13, 15 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 Labs & Questions
Fri., Nov. 20, 15 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 Labs & Questions
Fri., Nov. 20, 15 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 Labs & Questions
  Fri., Nov. 27, 15 HOLIDAY - Thanksgiving Recess (no instruction)    
6 Fri., Dec. 04, 15 Module 12 – Security
12.1 Best Practices
12.2 Physical Security
12.3 Social Engineering
12.5 Malware Protection
12.6 Authentication
12.7 Encryption
12.8 Network Security
12.9 Firewalls
12.10 Proxy Servers
Implement Workstation Security
- Require a Screen Saver Password
- Enforce Password Settings
- Encrypt Files
- Configure the Windows Firewall
- Use a Proxy Server Labs & Questions
7 Fri., Dec. 11, 15 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 Labs & Questions
8 Fri., Dec. 18, 15 Final Examination Room 804B
6 PM.
Sign up early for next semester's classes. Your priority date is posted in Class-Web under Calendar.

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
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 instructor 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 DVDs 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
- 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.
- 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 ( 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 .
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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
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Intramurals • Intercollegiate Sports • Classes

(925) 424-1432
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Housing Scholarship • Child Care • CalWORKs Jobs

Career / Transfer Center
(925) 424-1423
lcamp @
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Career Testing • Career Information • Transfers

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

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

English Center
cahre @
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Developmental English • Instructors/Staff

(925) 424-1593
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Book Grants • Priority Registration • Counseling

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

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

LPC Distance Education Support
(925) 371-1142
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Login Problems • Assignment Submission Problems • General Distance Ed Info

Peer Support Network
(925) 424-1217
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Support Groups • Trained Listeners • Stress Help

Re-Entry Student Services
(925) 424-1412
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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 for Spring 2015. Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9:30pm. Friday 8:30am-3:00pm
LPC Library Databases: Articles in Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, and Reference Sources

Saving copies of your class work
You may use a flash drive, USB disk, online storage, 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).
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.
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 . 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. 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

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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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 @
International students may download the application forms and instructions from here.
- The Cisco Networking Academy courses are here.

- The online courses for all disciplines are here.

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