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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 CEH 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
Announcements for Students
Best Free Software
Tune Up Your PC Like a Pro
Using Free Tools from the Internet (old stuff)
CompTIA Test Order Form
10 Future Technologies That May Change The World
Will a robot take your job?
Networking Videos by Prof. Messer
Videos by Prof. Messer
Networking Videos by ITFreeTraining
Certified Ethical Hacking Videos by VTC on YouTube
CEH Training Videos on VTC Site
Moh Daoud's Website
> CNT 52 & CIS 66 Networking
|CNT 52 or CIS 66 Networking Fundamentals 3.0 Units.
CompTIA Network+ Certification
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 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. Any large flash drive or portable disk will suffice. I use newegg.com or tigerdirect.com.
|Optional Text: Computer Networking. Internet Protocols
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.
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 request access to Netlab+ virtual machines.
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: (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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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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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/
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...
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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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.
Resources, programs, and services available to Las Positas College
Free Microsoft Software and Discounted Non Microsoft Software
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
- 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:
- 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.
- 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
||Class Room Labs
Jan. 20, 2016
||Orientation. Syllabus. Course Outline.
Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 0
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
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
Feb. 03, 2016
||Section 1.5: The OSI and TCP/IP Models 16
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
Connect Fiber Optic Cables
Connect Patch Panel Cables
|Exam 02 Cables and Connectors 37 Questions
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
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
Connect Network Devices
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
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
5.5.5 Share an Internet Connection
5.6.2 Configuring an IPv6 Addresse
Additional Tutorial: www.learntcpip.com
Mar. 16, 2016
Review all above.
Mid-term Exam 1- 5 on testout.com
|In usual Room 507; later in Room 804B after break.
Use the pdf study guides on BlackBoard.
||Exam 05 Network Implementation 84 Questions
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
Mar. 30, 2016
||SPRING BREAK (no instruction)
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
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
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.
8.2.4 Install and Configure Firewalls
How Strong is Your Password
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
8.7.4 Install a Network Security Appliance
|Exam 08 Wide Area Network (WANs) 39 Questions
||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
||Detailed Lesson Plan for Section 10
Section 10.1: Troubleshooting Overview
Section 10.2: Troubleshooting Network Communication
Encryption and Data Wiping.
|10.2.x Exploring Network Communications
||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
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.
Find Path Information
Troubleshoot Wireless Network Problems
|Exam 10 System Management 41 Questions
||7:30 PM - 9:20 PM Room 804B
|| The Final Exam Schedule for All Classes is here.