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Introduction To Operating Systems CNT 50 or CIS 65
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Linux/UNIX, CompTIA Linux+, LPI Cert. Course 7401
or CS 41
This course is offered online or in-person

Cloud Computing - Infrastructure CNT 7285
CompTIA A+/Dell/EMC/Amazon
Web Service (AWS) Foundations

Microsoft MCSA MCP Professional Cert..
CNT 57 Identity with Server 2016

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Cisco CCENT/CCNA1 CCNA1 Intro to Networking CNT 8001
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Cisco Routing & Switching CCNA2 Course CNT 8002
This course is offered online or in-person

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CompTIA Network Security+ Course CNT 69
This course is offered online or in-person
Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Course CNT 7501
This course is offered online or in-person

CEH Training Videos on VTC Site ($39)

Digital Forensics, Intro to Computer Forensics Course CNT 68 .
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CNT 69 Network Security - CompTIA Security+ Certification 3.0 Units.

Meet on Zoom Friday

Apply for admission to Las Positas College: Admissions & Records Office webpage.

Course Description
Following the Comp TIA Security+ SY0-601certification objectives, and objectives of the CCNA /Security certification, an introduction to the concepts and practices of secure network design and management using desktop and network operating systems, router and switch operating systems, hardware and software Firewall and VPN technology for wired and wireless systems. The program will include authentication methods and devices, protocol analysis and IP network troubleshooting, strategies for identifying and countering vulnerabilities, network medias and topologies in a secure network, intrusion detection and forensic incident response.

Face to face / Online hybrid
The schedule lists the class as distance education. This class is being taught as an online/hybrid class.
Online/Hybrid operation of this class and reduced in-class participation will be discussed during the first week.
Online classes don't mean less work than face-to-face classes.
Recommended Prerequisite or concurrent: Computer Networking Fundamentals CNT 52/CIS 66 or equivalent knowledge and, or experience

Obtaining the CompTIA Security+ Certification

You may schedule, and take a test 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):
Evaluate network security risks and responses
by securing a home and/or a business network.

Text Book: No paper books are required for this course. LabSim includes study guides. Students can print them or study them online.
Required: Materials: LabSim Online access with paid subscribtion at
Click on Student Resources.
Product: Testout Security Pro ISBN 978-xxxx-44-2 . This course prepares students for the following professional certifications: TestOut’s Security Pro, CompTIA’s Security+ SY0-601, and (ISC)2's SSCP certification.
Table of Contents All Sections.
Product ISBN 978-1-935080-44-2 Ask the instructor for a promotion code to get a discount. This product includes 79 Training Videos, 31 Demonstrations, 65 Section Quizzes, 56 Lab Simulation Exercises, 81 Written Lessons, 573 Exam Questions. The access valid for12 months, including new material and updates.

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Optional Texts: The Digital Library will give access to 500+ online books on most information technology topics. Student subscription: $ 19/year. EXCELLENT DEAL.
Other Optional Materials: USB external disk; any size
NDG Netlab+ by Network Development Group, Inc.
From your home computer, you will be able to log in and do your studying as if you were sitting at the remote computer.
After receiving your login credentials, go to
netlab server in network
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Course Objectives
This course has two goals: to provide students with an introduction to the basic concepts of computer network security, and to prepare students to pass CompTIA’s Security+ exam. Achieving the Security+ 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.

Online Counselors Online Counseling is an Email-Based service available to Las Positas students who live too far away from campus to meet with a counselor in person, including students taking online courses. This service is for Currently Enrolled/Registered Students (students with a W number)

Optional Online Orientation for new students
Students enrolled in online and hybrid courses are welcome to attend on-campus or live, virtual orientations held the week before the semester begins and during the first week of classes. These orientations are designed to familiarize you not only with Online Learning in general, but also with utilizing Canvas. They are not course-specific.
Learn how to access the online, virtual orientation.

Fall 2020 Important Dates
August 13 Convocation Day
August 14 College Day
August 17 Fall semester begins (full-term classes only)
August 17 - September 7 Late enrollment for full-term classes – on a space available basis. Register online through CLASS-Web or in-person with add authorization number
August 17 Associate Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement filing period begins through October 26
August 22 Instruction begins for Saturday classes
September 4 Last day to ADD/DROP with no Grade-of-Record - In Person (full-term classes)
September 5 - September 6 College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes
September 7 Last day to ADD/DROP with no Grade-of-Record - Online (full-term classes)
September 7 Labor Day - College Closed
September 8 CENSUS date (full-term classes only
September 25 Last day to request Pass/No Pass (full-term classes)
October 20 FLEX Day (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
October 23 Deadline to apply for an Associate Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
November 6 Last day to WITHDRAW with a "W" - In Person (full-term classes)
November 7 Saturday classes meet
November 8 Last day to WITHDRAW with a "W" - Online (full-term classes)
November 13 Veteran's Day - College Closed
November 25 - 28 Thanksgiving recess – College closed (no Saturday/ Sunday classes)
December 5 Last day of Saturday classes
December 11 Last day of Instruction
December 12 Final Exams for Saturday classes
December 14 - 18 Final Examination Period
December 21 - January 1, 2020 Holiday-Winter Recess – No Instruction
January 4, 2020 Instructors – Fall grades due by 11pm via CLASS-Web
Week of January 11, 2021 Students: Fall 2020 grades available via CLASS-Web

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.
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.

A GPA of 3.5 or higher, Minimum 12 units, and eligibility for English 1A
Benefits and opportunities you will have as an Honors student include:
An "Honors" transcript designation for each course in which you complete an honors project
The opportunity to do exciting and challenging coursework
The opportunity to work one-on-one with faculty
The opportunity to participate in the statewide community college honors research symposium held at either Stanford University or UC Berkeley each spring
Personalized counseling and preparation for transfer
The opportunity to collaborate with other honors students
Special honors recognition at graduation
Upon completion of at least six honors activities, access to transfer agreements with a number of universities
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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 1725 and ask for a temporary permit.
Permit Costs for Semester Permits. Vehicles: $40 per semester. Motorcycles: $30 per semester. Vehicles visiting: 30 minutes; free in marked spaces only.
Daily permit: $3 at the ticket machines on various parking lots.
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 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 participating. 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..
Popular sites for computer parts: 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.
If you don't see the Student Data icon, tap the Windows Start button, type \\marvin --> Enter.
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 support from assistants on site. The Lab is equiped with over a hundred PCs and Macs, printing (color too), headphones, scanners, assistive technology, on a drop-in basis.
The Computer Center supports all disciplines including Online Learning courses.
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/MS Imagine offers free MS software to LPC students who are enrolled in computing and business classes. The list of software packages is HERE.
- 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:
Sign up using an OR email address as a username at:
More info found at Student Life section of LPC website:
- The Microsoft Student Store is here .
- An alternative to obtain access to free Microsoft Imagine (Former 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

Wk Date Lecture, demos on Netlab Labs (Optional) Tests, Quizzes Comments
Thu., Aug. 20, 2020 Orientation. Syllabus. Course Outline.
1.1: Security Overview
1.2: Using the Simulator
This module introduces the students to the challenges of protecting electronic information.
Using the LabSim simulator.

Verify your access to NDG Netlab+ with the credentials issued by your instructor.

  Security Basics
2.1: Understanding Attacks
2.2: Defense Planning
2.3: Access Control

Netlab 14 Discovering Security Threats and Vulnerabilities. Nmap, Zenmap, Nessus, Metasploit.
pdf Lab Instructions

Do TestOut questions
Participate in Canvas Discussions.
  Security Basics
2.4: Cryptography Basics
2.5: Network Monitoring
2.6: Incident Response

Netlab 19 Network Devices and Technologies - tcdump, WireShark, Network Miner pdf
Netlab 17 Authentication, Authorization and Access - Permissions on Linux
Do TestOut questions Participate in Canvas Discussions.
  Policies, Procedures, and Awareness
3.1: Security Policies
3.2: Risk Management
3.3: Business Continuity
3.4: Manageable Network Plan
Netlab 6 Incident Response Procedures Do TestOut questions Participate in Canvas Discussions.
5   Policies, Procedures, and Awareness
3.5: Social Engineering
3.6: App Development and Deployment
3.7: Employee Management
3.8: Mobile Devices
3.9: Third-Party Integration
Netlab 4 Protocols and Default Ports - Command Line Connections (Windows, Linux) Analyzing Remote Connections in Network Traffic Do TestOut questions
Participate in Canvas Discussions.
4.1: Physical Threats
4.2: Device Protection
4.3: Network Infrastructure Protection
4.4: Environmental Controls
Netlab 19 Cryptography Concepts - S-Tools: Hiding a Picture within a Picture, Revealing Hidden Data
Using CrypTool

Do TestOut questions Participate in Canvas Discussions.
5.1: Recon and Denial
5.2: Spoofing and Poisoning
5.3: Security Appliances
5.4: Demilitarized Zones (DMZ)
5.5: Firewalls 40
5.6: Network Address Translation (NAT)
5.7: Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
5.8: Web Threat Protection
5.9: Network Access Protection
5.10: Wireless Overview
5.11: Wireless Attacks
5.12: Wireless Defenses
Participate in Canvas Discussions.
Netlab 13 Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques - Cracking Linux Passwords with John the Ripper. Cracking Windows Passwords with John the Ripper. Cracking Windows Password with Cain Do TestOut questions Participate in Canvas Discussions.
Netlab 6 Incident Response Procedures Using db_autopwn to Attack a Remote System, Collecting Volatile Data, Viewing Network Logs Do TestOut questions
Participate in Canvas Discussions.
6.1: Network Threats
6.2: Network Device Vulnerabilities
6.3: Network Applications
6.4: Switch Attacks
6.5: Switch Security
6.6: Using VLANs
6.7: Router Security
6.8: Intrusion Detection and Prevention
Netlab NDG Security+ v3
Lab 04: Performing Active Reconnaissance with Windows

Do TestOut questions Participate in Canvas Discussions.
6.9: Vulnerability Assessment
6.10: Protocol Analyzers
6.11: Remote Access
6.12: Network Authentication
6.13: Penetration Testing
6.14: Virtual Networking
6.15: Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
6.16: Cloud Services
Netlab 5 Secure Implementation of Wireless
Lab 03: Protocols and Default Network Ports - Transferring Data Using TCP/IP
Lab 04: Protocols and Default Network Ports - Connecting to a Remote System
Do TestOut questions Participate in Canvas Discussions.
    Deadline to apply for Degree/Certificate.
Last day to Withdraw with a "W" (in-person and online via CLASS-Web Full-term courses)
7.1: Malware
7.2: Password Attacks
7.3: Windows System Hardening
7.4: Hardening Enforcement
7.5: File Server Security
7.6: Linux Host Security
7.7: Embedded Systems
7.8: Log Management
7.9: Audits
7.10: EmaiL
7.11: BYOD SecuritY
7.12: Mobile Device Management
7.13: Host Virtualization
Netlab 18 Access Control
Configuring Auditing for Object Access
Viewing the Security Log to Determine Security Incidents. Permissions on Windows.
Do TestOut questions Participate in Canvas Discussions.
8.1: Access Control Models
8.2: Authentication
8.3: Authorization
8.4: Web Application Attacks
8.5: Internet Browsers 110
Netlab 15 Importance of Data Security - Data Theft:
Using Metasploit, Stealing Data using FTP,HTTP, and Meterpreter.
Netlab 7 Configuring the pfsense Firewall
Do TestOut questions Participate in Canvas Discussions.
13   Application
8.6: Application Development
8.7: Active Directory Overview
8.8: Windows Domain Users and Groups
8.9: Linux Users
8.10: Linux Groups
8.11: Linux User Security
8.12: Group Policy Overview
8.13: Hardening Authentication 1
8.14: Hardening Authentication 2
Netlab 9 Analyze Malware
1 - Using Netcat to Send a Reverse Shell
2 - Using Ncat to Send a Reverse Shell
3 - Sending an Bash Shell to a Windows Machine using Netcat
Netlab 10 Analyze Attacks -
Log Analysis in Linux Using grep and gawk.
Log Analysis in Windows Using find.
Netlab 11 Analyze and Differentiate Types of Attacks

  Participate in Canvas Discussions.
    Holiday - Thanksgiving Recess (no instruction)  
9.1: Data Management
9.2: Advanced Cryptography
9.3: Cryptography Implementations
9.4: Cryptographic Attacks
9.5: Symmetric Encryption
9.6: Asymmetric Encryption
9.7: File Encryption

Netlab 16 Importance of Data Security -
Securing Data with TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt container.

Netlab 20 Cryptography

Do TestOut questions

Participate in Canvas Discussions.
9.8: Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
9.9: Hashing
9.10: Data Transmission Security
9.11: Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
9.12: Redundancy
9.13: Backup and Restore
9.14: Cloud Storage
Netlab 12 Mitigation and Deterrent Techniques - Logs
Pdf Lab Instructions are here.

Netlab 8 Configuring Backups
Do TestOut questions Participate in Canvas Discussions.
16   Catch Up Day. Finish all work.      
17   Final Exam 7:30 PM - 9:20 PM Sections 5 - 10


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