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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
This course is offered online or in-person

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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 ($30/mo)

Digital Forensics, Intro to Computer Forensics Course CNT 68 .
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CNT 7401 and CS 41

-CompTIA Linux+, LPIC Certifications 4.0 Units.
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Course Description

Comprehensive hands-on application, use and training on a Linux client computer operating system for both beginning and intermediate-level students. Instruction will include: operating system installation and configuration, graphical user interface and command-line commands, hardware installation and configuration, file system management, user and group management, security configuration, network configuration and management, troubleshooting and disaster recovery. The course is aligned to the Linux Professional Institute ( LPIC-1 Exam 101  and CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI LX0-103  vendor -neutral, professional certification exams
This course provides hands-on training covering basic installation, management, configuration, security, documentation and hardware topics for the Linux/UNIX operating system on workstations in a LAN environment.
Prerequisites: Strongly recommended Computer Information Systems 50.

To take this class, you must have daily access to a computer with an Internet connection, an email account, and experience using a web browser.
You will also need to update your email address in CLASS-Web when you register.

How This Class Operates
This is not a self-paced class; there are due dates throughout the semester that you are expected to meet, just like in a traditional, face-to-face class. Some assignments will be done on your own, others will be done in groups. Active participation is required.

Communications will take place primarily Canvas, via email, the class discussion board and chatrooms. Other possible forms of communication include telephone and face-to-face meetings during on-campus office hours.

Succeeding in an Online/Hybrid Course

Students who succeed in online courses tend to be independent, self-motivated learners with good computer skills. If you are a procrastinator who relies heavily on the instructor for motivation, can't use a computer too well, have taken less than 21 units of college credit in your lifetime, and/or have a grade-point-average under 2.0, you should probably consider enrolling in a face-to-face course instead.

Also, don't enroll in this class if you believe the myth that learning online requires less effort than learning face-to-face. This course covers the same content and has similar activities as the face-to-face version of the course; only the method of delivery changes.

LPC offers a tutorial called "Succeeding in an online course" that will not only tell you if you are a good fit for online learning, but it also offers many strategies -- among other pertinent information -- that will help you succeed online.

Cisco Networking Academy

This course will use the Cisco Netacad course management system as its virtual classroom. The course is aligned to the Linux Professional Institute ( LPIC-1 101 and CompTIA Linux+TM Powered by LPI LX0-103 vendor -neutral, professional certification exams.

Register for this course

Obtaining the CompTIA Linux+/LPI 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 and other industry exams.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
• Apply basic shell programming, including text manipulations, file I/O and typical Linux/UNIX utility programs.
• Develop detailed design specifications for a substantive application, including major subsystems and interfaces.
Text: No paper books are required. Netacad includes study guides. Students can print them or study them online.
Required: Access to online virtual machines, through Cisco Netacad. Each of the two courses cost $ 29.99 each, payable to NDG, online. Total: $59.98 for the two courses.
The instructor will give instructions on enrolling during class times.
Optional Texts Online
: Digital Library with student subscription of $ 19/year.
Free online tutorials for additional practice:
Optional: Storage Device, such as a flash drive or portable USB disk.

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)

Contact method for course work: Canvas course online.
Contact method for personal or immediate reply: Cell/text : _____________
Paper mail: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551
Instructor Website:
This page can be found at --> Faculty & Staff button in mid screen --> Faculty Websites in the left column --> any link with the word (Daoud).

Office hours do NOT require appointments.
Just show up at the place and time listed below.
Listed office hours are "official" office hours.
for other arrangements, ask the instructor.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Mon. Tech. Mtg Room 1687        

Office Hour: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM in Room 805, Next to Cisco Lab

  Office Hours: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM in Room 805, Next to Cisco Lab  


CNT 7501 CRN 30583ETHICAL HACKER 3:30-5:45PM Room 805
 Office Hours: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in Room 805, Next to Cisco Lab

1st Wed.: Town Hall Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.
3rd Wed.: Division Meeting: 2:30 - 4:30 pm.

CNT 7701 CRN 33526VIRTUALIZATION VMware 6:30-08:45PM Room 805 CNT 7401 CS 41 INTRO TO LINUX CRN 20628 or CIS 41, CRN 32075 6:00-8:20 PM Room 805   CNT 69 NETWORK SECURITY online CRN 32586  






January 13 Spring 2020 Semester instruction begins (full-term classes only)
January 13 Associate Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement filing period begins through April 1
January 13 - February 2 Late enrollment for full-term classes – on a space available basis. Register online through
CLASS-Web or in-person with add authorization number
January 18 Instruction begins for Saturday classes
January 20 HOLIDAY - Martin Luther King, Jr. (no instruction)
February 2 Last day to ADD/DROP with No Grade-of-Records (NGR) - Online via CLASS-Web (full-term classes only)
February 3 CENSUS date (full-term classes only)
February 13 Last day to request Pass/No Pass (full-term classes only)
February 14 - 17 Holiday – Presidents' Weekend (no instruction) College closed
March 2 Priority California Financial Aid Deadline
March 21 Saturday Classes Meet
March 23 - 28 SPRING BREAK (no instruction) (no Saturday classes)
April 1 Deadline to apply for an Associate Degree, Certificate of Achievement, and/or Career Certificate
April 10 Last day to WITHDRAW with a “W” - In-Person (full-term classes only.
If you stay past this  date, you will get a letter grade: A, B, C, D,  or F, unless you  have requested  the Pass/No Pass option)

April 12 Last day to WITHDRAW with a “W” - Online via CLASS-Web (full-term classes only)
May 9 Last day of Saturday classes
May 15 Last day of Instruction
May 16 Final Exams for Saturday classes
May 18 - 22 Final Examination Period
May 22 Commencement/Graduation
May 25 HOLIDAY - Memorial Day
May 26 Instructors – Spring grades due by 11pm via CLASS-Web

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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.

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.

The instructor may drop students who miss the first meeting of a course. The first meeting of online or hybrid Distance Education courses is the first day of the class as specified in the class schedule listing. For these courses, instructors may drop students who do not log into their course and/or complete indicated activities by the third day of classes. DE instructors may drop students if they have not submitted work and/or accessed the class for two consecutive weeks.

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

Information about disability accommodations and campus services

A statement of student rights and responsibilities;
College Catalog 2019-2020, pp. 31-32
Student Handbook, pg. 112

Expectations regarding behavioral standards per school policy;

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.

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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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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Optional eTexts: The Digital Library will give access to 500+ online books on information technology topics. Student subscription: $ 19/year. EXCELLENT DEAL.
Other Optional Materials: USB external disk; any size, or online drive (DropBox, MailDrop, google Drive, MS Drive)
NDG Netlab+ by Network Development Group, Inc.
24/7 access to your networking labs.
Ask the instructor about access to the labs listed below (Red Hat, Cisco, Networking, PC Tech., and many more).
NETLAB+ is a versatile solution for facilitating IT training in a variety of disciplines including networking, virtualization, storage, and cybersecurity.
netlab server in network
How remote virtual labs work. Click for larger image.
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Class Schedule and Course Outline

Mtg Date Lecture, demos Homework
1 Tue., Jan. 14, 2020 Orientation. Syllabus. Creating Cisco Accounts
Chapter 1: Using the Shell,
Chapter 2: Getting Help

Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
  Mon., Jan. 20, 2020 January 20 HOLIDAY - Martin Luther King, Jr. (no instruction)  
2 Tue., Jan. 21, 2020 Chapter 3: Text Utilities,
Chapter 4: Configuring the Shell
Chapter 5: File Manipulation
Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
3 Tue., Jan. 28, 2020 Chapter 6: File Globbing
Chapter 7: Finding Files
Chapter 8: Regular Expressions
Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
  Sunday, Feb. 02, 2020 February 2 Last day to ADD/DROP with No Grade-of-Records (NGR) - Online via CLASS-Web (full-term classes only)  
  Mon., Feb. 03, 2020 February 3 CENSUS date (full-term classes only)  
4 Tue., Feb. 04, 202 Chapter 9: The vi Editor,
Chapter 10: Standard Text Streams and Redirection
Chapter 11: Managing Processes
Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
5 Tue., Feb. 11, 2020 Chapter 12: Archive Commands
Chapter 13: File Permissions and Ownership
Chapter 14: Filesystem Links
Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
  Thu., Feb. 13, 2020 February 13 Last day to request Pass/No Pass (full-term classes only)  
  Fri., Feb. 14, 2020 February 14 - 17 Holiday – Presidents' Weekend (no instruction) College closed  
  Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 February 14 - 17 Holiday – Presidents' Weekend (no instruction) College closed  
  Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 February 14 - 17 Holiday – Presidents' Weekend (no instruction) College closed  
  Mon., Feb. 17, 2020 February 14 - 17 Holiday – Presidents' Weekend (no instruction) College closed  
6 Tue., Feb. 18, 2020 Chapter 15: Hardware Configuration,
Chapter 16: The Boot Process
Chapter 17: Bootloaders

Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
7 Tue., Feb. 25, 2020 Chapter 18: Runlevel
Chapter 19: Designing a Schemes
Chapter 20: Creating Partitions
Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
  Mon., March 02, 2020 March 2 Priority California Financial Aid Deadline  
8 Tue., March 03, 2020 Chapter 21: Mounting Filesystems
Chapter 22: Maintaining Integrity

Chapter 23: Fixing Filesystems
Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
  Tue., March 10, 2020 Chapter 24: Package Management
Chapter 25: Shared Libraries
Chapter 26: Virtualization
Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
    FLEX Day - 8 am to 4 pm. No classes before 4 PM. Classes will be held after 4 PM
9 Tue., March 17, 2020 Review all Chapters.
: Do final exam for Linux Part 1 on In the class room. Only one attempt.
Finish all exams for Linux Part 1.
Inside your course, click on Linux Part 2.
Purchase the new course.
Read the next chapters and do the labs online.
  Tue., March 24, 2020 March 23 - 28 SPRING BREAK (no instruction) (no Saturday classes)  
10 Mon., March 30, 2020 Chapter 1 - Advanced Shell Features
Chapter 2 - Shell Scripts
Chapter 3 - X Window

Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
  Wed., April 01, 2020 April 1 Deadline to apply for an Associate Degree, Certificate of Achievement, and/or Career Certificate  
  Fri., April 10, 2020 April 10 Last day to WITHDRAW with a “W” - In-Person (full-term classes only.
If you stay past this  date, you will get a letter grade: A, B, C, D,  or F, unless you  have requested  the Pass/No Pass option)
  Sunday, April 12, 2020 April 12 Last day to WITHDRAW with a “W” - Online via CLASS-Web (full-term classes only)  
11 Tue., April 14, 2020 Chapter 4 - Graphical Desktops
Chapter 5 - Accessibility
Chapter 6 - User and Group Accounts

Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
12 Tue., April 21, 2020 Chapter 7 - Scheduling Jobs
Chapter 8 - Localization
Chapter 9 - System Time
Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
13 Tue., April 28, 2020 Chapter 10 - Logging
Chapter 11 - Email Configuration
Chapter 12 - Printer Managment

Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
  Tue., May 05, 2020
Chapter 13 - Networking FundamentalsChapter 14 - Network Configuration
Chapter 15 - Network Troubleshooting
Read the next chapters and labs online.
Do Chapter Exams.
  Tue., May 12, 2020 Chapter 16 - Account Security
Chapter 17 - Host Security
Chapter 18 - Encryption
Review Chapters 1 -19 for the final examination next week.
  Fri., May 15, 2020 Last day of Instruction for all classes Next week, exams only
  Tue., May 19, 2020 Final exam: 7:30 to 9:20 PM
Chapters 1-19 of Linux Part 2
Sign up early for next semester.
Classes fill up quickly, or get cancelled.

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