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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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Certified Ethical Hacker

CNT 7501 White Hat Hacker -
Network Defense and Penetration Testing
3 Units

If you are enrolled in this course, the online part of the course can be found on Canvas
For Username, enter your W number.
For Password, enter the first two letters of your first name, followed by the first two letters of your last name (all lowercase), followed by the last four digits of your W number. Change your password for added security.
Example: Maria Valdez with a W number of W98765432 would enter password mava5432

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Course Description
White Hat and Penetration testing training covers the concepts, use and appropriate application of Penetration Testing software and utilities in Ethernet networks. Students will explore the ethical use of security tools and countermeasures. Students are required to sign the "White Hat Oath" agreement of Ethical and Professional Conduct. The course will include: hacking methods, tools, their use and detection; penetration testing and countermeasures; exploits, vulnerability assessment in computers and networks, hands-on practice in a sandbox environment. Tools used include Wireshark, White hat/Pen test tools for Windows, OSX, Linux.
Recommended previous classes: One or more of CNT52 Networking Fundamentals, CNT 8001 Cisco, or CNT55 Windows Servers (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or the equivalent industry experience.
To take this class, you must have daily access to a computer with an Internet access, and experience using a web browser. You will also need to understand how your college email account works with the Canvas Online Learning Management System..

Students learn how hackers attack computers and networks, and how to protect systems from such attacks, using both Windows and Linux systems. Students will learn legal restrictions and ethical guidelines, and will be required to obey them. Students will perform many hands-on labs, both attacking and defending, using port scans, footprinting, exploiting Windows and Linux vulnerabilities, buffer overflow exploits, SQL injection, privilege escalation, Trojans, and backdoors.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Explain what an ethical hacker can and can not do legally, and explain the credentials and roles of penetration testers.
Define the types of malicious software found in modern networks.
Explain the threats and countermeasures for physical security and social engineering.
Perform footprinting to learn about a company and its network.
Perform port scans to locate potential entry points to servers and networks.
Perform enumeration (finding resources, accounts, and passwords) on Microsoft, Netware, and Unix/Linux targets.
Perform very simple programming in C, HTML, and Perl, specifically oriented towards the needs of network security professionals.
Learn how to identify Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities and to harden systems.
Learn how to identify Linux vulnerabilities and to protect servers.
Describe how to take control of Web Servers, and how to protect them.
Locate and hack into wireless networks, and protect them.
Explain how cryptography and hashing work, and perform attacks against them such as password cracking and man-in-the-middle attacks.
Describe and deploy security devices, including routers, firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, and honeypots.

SLO - Student Learning Outcomes (measured to guide course improvements)
Perform port scans to locate potential entry points to servers and networks.
Locate and hack into wireless networks, and protect them.

Face-to-face / Online hybrid Classes
This class is being taught as a hybrid class.
Please, don't 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.

Obtaining the CEH Certification

You may schedule, and take a test on almost any day of the year by contacting Prometric or Vue at

Text: Hands-On Ethical Hacking and Network Defense, Edition: 2nd
by Michael T. Simpson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Print ISBN: 9781435486096, 1435486099
eText ISBN: 9781133169031, 1133169031
available on About $20 on Amazon. You may purchase the newer edition if you wish; about $125.

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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.
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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.

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

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.

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.

Policy | Student Agreement | Code of Ethics |

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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Netlab+ Labs at

Canvas Exams and Quizzes


Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Orientation. Meet you instructor and classmates.
Chapter 1: Ethical Hacking Overview.

Netlab 01: Reconnaissance with Nmap and Amap

Quiz: 1 - Ethical Hacking Overview


Mon., Jan. 20, 2020

HOLIDAY - Martin Luther King, Jr. (no instruction)

Netlab 05: Password Cracking with John the Ripper and Hashcat



Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Chapter 2: TCP/IP Concepts Review.

Netlab 10: Packet Crafting with Scapy Quiz: 5- IP and TCP Headers


Mon., Feb. 03, 2020

CENSUS date (full-term classes only)

Netlab 11: Network Analysis


Mon., Feb. 03, 2020

Chapter 2: TCP/IP Concepts Review.

Netlab 12: Client Side Exploitations Quiz: 6 - IP and TCP Headers
Use Wireshark captures to answer questions


Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Chapter 3: Network and Computer Attacks.

Netlab 03: Metasploit Framework Fundamentals
Quiz: 7 - Packet Fragmentation
Use Wireshark captures to answer questions


Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Holiday – Presidents' Weekend (no instruction) College closed

Netlab 04: Web Pentesting with Nikto and OWASP Zap Quiz: 9- Network and Computer Attacks


Mon., Feb. 24, 2020

Chapter 4: Footprinting and Social Engineering.

Netlab 02: Social Engineering Attacks with Social Engineering Toolkit
Quiz: 11 - Footprinting and Social Engineering. 20Q


Mon., March 02, 2020

Priority California Financial Aid Deadline

Netlab 09: Backdooring with Netcat


Mon., March 02, 2020

Chapter 5: Port Scanning.

Netlab 07: Vulnerability Scanning with OpenVAS
Quiz: 14- Port Scanning


Mon., March 09, 2020

Chapter 6: Enumeration.

Netlab 08: Enumerating SMB with enum4linux
Quiz: 19 - Enumeration
      Netlab 16: Evading IDS  


Mon., March 16, 2020

Chapter 7: Programming for Security Professionals.

Netlab 13: Testing Firewall Rules with Firewalking Quiz: 21- Programming For Security Professionals


Mon., March 23, 2020

SPRING BREAK (no instruction) (no Saturday classes)


Mon., March 30, 2020

Chapter 7: Programming for Security Professionals.

Netlab ISGTC Python Security Lab1 and Lab2, Write a Short Program.
Netlab NDG Ethical Hacking Lab14: Understanding SQL Commands and Injection
Canvas Quiz: 22- Desktop and Server OS Vulnerabilities


Mon., April 06, 2020

Chapter 8: Embedded Operating Systems.

Netlab 15: Understanding Buffer Overflows Canvas Quiz: 23- Desktop and Server OS Vulnerablities


Fri., April 10, 2020

Last day to WITHDRAW with a “W” - In-Person (full-term classes only)


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Last day to WITHDRAW with a “W” - Online via CLASS-Web (full-term classes only)


Mon., April 13, 2020

Chapter 9: Linux Operating System Vulnerabilities.

Netlab 19: Auditing Linux Systems Canvas Quiz: 24 - Embedded Operating Systems


Mon., April 20, 2020

Chapter 10: Hacking Web Servers.

Netlab 06: Creating and Installing SSL Certificates Canvas Quiz: 26 - Hacking Web Servers


Mon., April 27, 2020

Chapter 11: Hacking Wireless Networks.

Netlab 18: VNC as a Backdoor

Canvas Quiz: 28 - Hacking Wireless Networks


Mon., May 04, 2020

Chapter 12: Cryptography.

Netlab 17: Packet Crafting with Hping

Canvas Quiz: 29- Cryptography


Mon., May 11, 2020

Chapter 13: Protecting Networks with Security Devices.

Netlab 20: Anti-Virus Evasion

Canvas Quiz: 32- Network Protection Systems


Mon., May 18, 2020

Finals Week. No Instruction.



Final exam: 3:30–5:20pm in Room 805.

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