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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
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 ($39)

Digital Forensics, Intro to Computer Forensics Course CNT 68 .
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CNT 8001 CCNA1 Cisco Routing & Switching Essentials. Preparation for Cisco ICND1, CCENT Certification (1 of 4 Cisco CCNA Curriculum).
3 Units. CSU transferable. .
This hybrid class combines reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet.

This is the first of four Cisco CCNA courses.This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The course uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. At the end of the course, students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling; performing basic configurations of network devices, including routers and switches; and implementing IP addressing schemes. This course is preparation for the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. It also covers the first half of the CCENT Cisco Certified Entry-Level Network Technician Associate Cisco CCENT certification exam. CNT 8002 covers the second half. Students will get hands-on experience configuring Cisco routers and switches. Students should have strong basic computer skills and knowledge of Internet use.
Prerequisites: CNT 52/CIS 66 Networking Fundamentals, or equivalent knowledge.

How to Become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Although the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam has no official prerequisites, the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) certification is a good starting point to prepare for the more advanced CCNA certification.
CCENT certification is obtained by passing the first part of the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND1) exam. The ICND1 certification course and exam are also required for the CCNA credential.
Although not required for certification, positions that utilize the CCNA credential typically require several years of experience.
Individuals who have already acquired CCENT certification need only to take the second part (ICND2) of the certification training and pass part two of the exam to become a CCNA.

In other words, to achieve CCNA Routing and Switching certification, one must earn a passing score on Cisco exam #200-125 CCNA v3.0 exam; or combined passing scores on both the "Interconnecting Cisco Network D

evices" 100-105 ICND1 v3.0 exam, and 200-105 ICND2 v3.0 exam. Passing the ICND1 grants you the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification.

You may take the official exams at any time of the year by scheduling an appointment through

Textbooks: None Required. Cisco includes study guides. Students can print them or study them online. You may want to purchase the print editions from the LPC Bookstore.
Intro to Networks Companion Guide V6 (w/Bind-In Access) by Cisco Networking isbn:9781587133602 Starting at $58.67.
Intro to Networks V6 Labs & Study Guide by Johnson isbn:9781587133619 Starting at $58.50
All CCNA books at
Cisco Networking Academy Resource Center

textbook lab book

Not required, but recommended: a student subscription to to get access to hundreds of IT books, including the Cisco technologies. Student Cost: $ 19/year. acm logo

Student Learning Outcome (SLO)
At the end of this course, the students will be able to:
Configure a local area network with routing
by designing a network topology using Cisco Packet Tracer, and configuring routers to route IP traffic between end devices such as two computers.

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Mtg Date Chapters to Study on  
1 Wed., Aug. 22, 18 Orientation
  • Chapter 1 -  Explore the Network
  • 1.2 LANs, WANs, and the Internet
  • 1.3 The Network as a Platform
  • 1.4 The Changing Network Environment
2 Wed., Aug. 29, 18 Chapter 1 -  Explore the Network (Continued)  
3 Wed., Sept. 05, 18
  • Chapter 2 - Configure a Network Operating System
  • 2.1 IOS Bootcamp
  • 2.2 Basic Device Configuration
  • 2.3 Address Schemes
2.1 IOS Bootcamp
4 Wed., Sept. 12, 18 Chapter 2 - Configure a Network Operating (Continued)  
5 Wed., Sept. 19, 1
  • Chapter 3 - Network Protocols and Communications
  • 3.1 Rules of Communication
  • 3.2 Network Protocols and Standards
  • 3.3 Data Transfer in the Network
3.2 Network Protocols and Standards
6 Wed., Sept. 26, 18
  • Chapter 4 - Network Access
  • 4.1 Physical Layer Protocols
  • 4.2 Network Media
  • 4.3 Data Link Layer Protocols
  • 4.4 Media Access Control
7 Wed., Oct. 03, 18
  • Chapter 5 - Ethernet
  • 5.1 Ethernet Protocol
  • 5.2 LAN Switches
  • 5.3 Address Resolution Protocol
5.3 Address Resolution Protocol
8 Wed., Oct. 10, 18 Mid-term Examination  
9 Wed., Oct. 17, 18
  • Chapter 6 - Network Layer
  • 6.1 Network Layer Protocols
  • 6.2 Routing
  • 6.3 Routers
  • 6.4 Configure a Cisco Router
10 Wed., Oct. 24, 18
  • Chapter 7 - IP Addressing
  • 7.0 Introduction
  • 7.1 IPv4 Network Addresses
11 Wed., Oct. 31, 18
  • Chapter 7 - IP Addressing
  • 7.2 IPv6 Network Addresses
  • 7.3 Connectivity Verification
12 Wed., Nov. 07, 18
  • Chapter 8 - Subnetting IP Networks
  • 8.1 Subnetting an IPv4 Network
  • 8.2 Addressing Schemes
13 Wed., Nov. 14, 18
  • Chapter 8 - Subnetting IP Networks
  • 8.3 Design Considerations for IPv6
  Wed., Nov. 21, 18 No Instruction. Thanksgivings.  
  • Chapter 9 - Transport Layer
  • 9.1 Transport Layer Protocols
  • 9.2 TCP and UDP
Chapter 9 - Transport Layer
15 Wed., Nov. 28, 18
  • Chapter 10 - Application Layer
  • 10.1 Application Layer Protocols
  • 10.2 Well-Known Application Layer Protocols and Services
16 Wed., Dec. 05, 18
  • Chapter 11 - Build a Small Network
  • 11.1 Network Design
  • 11.2 Network Security
  • 11.3 Basic Network Performance
  • 11.4 Network Troubleshooting
17 Wed. Dec. 12 Review. Catch up. Practice Test
18 Wed., Dec. 19, 18 Final Exam 7:30 PM - 9:20 PM in Room 805.  

By the end of the above first half semester, you should be able to:
1. Understand and describe the devices and services used to support communications in data networks and the Internet
2. Understand and describe the role of protocol layers in data networks
3. Understand and describe the importance of addressing and naming schemes at various layers of data networks in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
4. Design, calculate, and apply subnet masks and addresses to fulfill given requirements in IPv4 and IPv6 networks
5. Explain fundamental Ethernet concepts such as media, services, and operations
6. Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches
7. Use Cisco command-line interface (CLI) commands to perform basic router and switch configurations
8. Utilize common network utilities to verify small network operations and analyze data traffic


ACM netlab
Optional Texts: The Digital Library will give access to 500+ online books on most IT topics. Student subscription: $ 19/year. EXCELLENT DEAL.
Other Optional Materials: USB external disk; any size
NDG Netlab+ by Network Development Group, Inc.
From anywhere, you will be able to log in and do most networking operations as if you were on site. The simple step-by-step instructions will guide you for setting up and configure the remote equipment.
After receiving your login credentials, go to
netlab server in network
How remote virtual labs work. Click for larger image.
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Again, you do four courses to get your CCNA Certificate:
CCNA-1 (Introduction to Networks) plus CCNA-2 (Routing and Switching Essentials) gets you the ICND-1/CCENT certification.
CCNA-3 (Scaling Networks) plus CCNA-4 (Connecting Networks) gets you the ICND-2/CCNA Routing and Switching certification [if already CCENT]
Or, get your CCNA certification with a single composite exam 200-125.

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.
Contact me by text or email for other arrangements.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Office Hour: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM in Room 805 (Cisco Lab)

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

 4th Fri.: Distance Education. Committe 10:00-12:00

CIS 65 Intro to Desktop Operating Systems CRN 20286 or CNT 50 CRN 20316 02:30 PM - 06:20 PM Room 805

Office Hours: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM in Room 805 (Cisco Lab)

   Office Hours:
12:00-2:00PM PM in Room 805 (Cisco Lab)

CNT 7285 CRN 22724 Cloud Infrastructure- Amazon AWS Cloud Foundation Cert. + CompTIA Cloud+ Cert. Prep. 6:30-08:45PM Room 805

CNT 7401 CS 41 INTRO TO LINUX, UNIX, LINUX+ CRN 20628 or CIS 41, CRN 32440 6:30-8:50PM Room 805



Aug. 19 Fall semester classes begin. See the Schedule of Classes for late-start classes.
Aug. 19 - Sept. 2 Late enrollment for full-term classes – on a space available basis. Register online through CLASS-Web or in-person with add authorization number
Aug. 19 Associate Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement filing period begins through Oct. 26
Aug. 30 Last day to ADD/DROP with no Grade-of-Record - In Person (full-term classes)
Aug. 31 - Sept. 1 College closed - no Saturday/Sunday classes
Sept. 2 Labor Day - College Closed
Sept. 2 Last day to ADD/DROP with no Grade-of-Record - Online (full-term classes)
Sept. 3 CENSUS date (full-term classes only)
Sept. 20 Last day to request Pass/No Pass (full-term classes)
Oct. 22 FLEX Day (8:00am - 4:00pm)
Oct. 25 Deadline to apply for an Associate Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement
Nov. 8 Last day to WITHDRAW with a "W" - In Person (full-term classes)
Nov. 11 Last day to WITHDRAW with a "W" - Online (full-term classes)
Nov. 11 Veteran's Day - College Closed
Nov. 27 - 30 Thanksgiving recess – College closed (no Saturday/ Sunday classes)
Dec. 13 Last day of Instruction
Dec. 16 - 20 Final Examination Period
Dec. 21 - January 1, 2020 Winter Recess – No Instruction
Jan. 2, 2020 Instructors – Fall grades due by 11pm 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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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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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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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

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