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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
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Cloud Computing - Infrastructure CNT 7285
CompTIA A+/Dell/EMC/Amazon
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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
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Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing Course CNT 7501
This course is offered online or in-person
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CEH Training Videos on VTC Site ($39)
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Digital Forensics, Intro to Computer Forensics Course CNT 68 .
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- ELECTRONICS
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Classes at Chabot College
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Announcements for Students

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New Degree 2016: Information Technologist

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Best Free Software (not updated)
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Rick Graziani Playlists of networking
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Free Networking Videos by Prof. Messer

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Free Security+ Videos by Prof. Messer
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Free Networking Videos by ITFreeTraining
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CompTIA Exams
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Final Exam Schedule for all Classes (pdf)

Course Name: Introduction to Desktop Operating Systems
Course Number: CNT 50 or CIS 65

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

canvas login

Goals & Objectives
The main goal of this course is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the multiple operating systems commonly found in the Information Technology field today. You will learn the theory behind operating systems and some basic to advanced components of each operating system. This course walks you through current hardware and how it interacts with operating systems. You will learn basic functions and design of file systems found in Windows, UNIX/Linux, and Macintosh operating systems. This course discusses how operating systems interface with input, output, and storage devices. You will learn basic network theory and how to setup network resources through the multiple versions of operating systems.

Student Learning Outcome (SLO): Understanding, Installing and Exploring Desktop Operating Systems.

Text Book
Survey of Operating Systems 5th Edition
Jane Holcombe (Author), Charles Holcombe (Author)
ISBN-13: 978-1259618635
ISBN-10: 1259618633
You may purchase the ebook or the paper edition online, or at the LPC Bookstore.
130 Day Rental $43.83 https://www.vitalsource.com/

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HOW TO CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR
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: http://lpc1.clpccd.cc.ca.us/lpc/mdaoud/
This page can be found at www.laspositascollege.edu --> 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

 

 

 

COURSE OUTLINE AND CLASS SCHEDULE

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Date

Lecture

Lab

Other Work

1 Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 Welcome. Orientation. Agenda. Syllabus. Course Outline. Student Services. Meet your instructor and classmates.
Locating class materials.
Read Chapter 1
2 Mon., Aug. 26, 2019 Chapter 1 Introduction to Operating Systems

On netlab Lab 1: Examining PC Hardware
https://openlab.bayict.cabrillo.edu/
Your name is your W number, and the initial password: netlab123 (change when you log in)
 
  Mon., Sept. 02, 2019 Labor Day - College Closed    
3 Mon., Sept. 09, 2019 Chapter 1 Introduction to Operating Systems

On netlab Lab 2: PC Operating Systems at
https://openlab.bayict.cabrillo.edu/
Do Quiz 1 on Canvas
Read next chapter
4 Mon., Sept. 16, 2019 Chapter 2 . Computer Security Basics, - part 1. On netlab NDG A+v3 Lab 15: Security and Privacy
https://openlab.bayict.cabrillo.edu/
 
         
5 Mon., Sept. 23, 2019 Chapter 2 . Computer Security Basics. - part 2. Netlab : Lab 10: Network Security - Firewalls
Do Quiz 2 on Canvas
Read next chapter
6 Mon., Sept. 30, 2019 Chapter 3. Desktop Virtualization, - part 1. Desktop VMs on Windows Desktops
Microsoft Virtual PC Hypervisor
VMware Player Hypervisor
 
7 Mon., Oct. 07, 2019 Chapter 3. Desktop Virtualization, - part 2
  Do Quiz 3 on Canvas
Read next chapter
8 Mon., Oct. 14, 2019 Chapter 4 Windows 7
Upgrade Advisor / Upgrade Assistant
Windows Easy Transfer
Windows Updates
Do Quiz on Canvas
Read next chapter
         
    Deadline to apply for an Associate Degree and/or Certificate of Achievement   Prepare Mid-term Exam
9 Mon., Oct. 21, 2019 Chapter 5. Windows 8.1
Midterm Exam Covers Chapters 1 through 4  
10 Mon., Oct. 28, 2019 Chapter 6. Windows 10

Do Quiz on Canvas
Read next chapter
11 Mon., Nov. 04, 2019 Chapter 7 Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows On netlab Lab 6: Troubleshooting
https://openlab.bayict.cabrillo.edu/
Lab 7: Customer Support and Maintenance
Installing and Removing Applications.
Managing Local Security in Windows.
Windows Firewall.
Viewing and Editing the Registry
Backing Up the Registry. Installing and Managing Device Drivers
Do Quiz on Canvas
Read next chapter
  Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Veteran's Day - College Closed

Last day to WITHDRAW with a "W" - Online (full-term classes)  
12 Mon., Nov. 18, 2019 Chapter 8 Apple OS X on the Desktop
Lab: Pick one below.
- Working with OS X
- Apple Tutorial (pdf)
Lab: Pick one below.
- Working with OS X
- Apple Tutorial (pdf)
Do Quiz on Canvas
Read next chapter
13 Mon., Nov. 25, 2019 Chapter 9 Linux on the Desktop,

Linux Essentials on netacad.com


Do Quiz on Canvas
Read next chapter
14 Mon., Dec. 02, 2019 Chapter 10 Connecting Desktops and Laptops to Networks Connecting to the Internet.
FTP Clients.
Sharing Files and Printers.
Do Quiz on Canvas
Read next chapter
15 Mon., Dec. 09, 2019 Chapter 11 Mobile Operating Systems Built-in Network Diagnostics
Testing IP Configurations and Connectivity
Troubleshooting Connection Problems with TRACERT, PING, NETSTAT, and NSLOOKUP
Do Quiz on Canvas
Finish all labs and online quizzes
16 Mon., Dec. 16, 2019 No instruction. Review for next week's final exam.    
  Wed. Dec. 19 Final Examination Final exam: 7:30 to 9:20 PM    
ACM netlab
Optional Texts: The acm.org 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
REMOTE VIRTUAL NETWORK LABS ON NETLAB
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
https://openlab.bayict.cabrillo.edu/
netlab server in network
How remote virtual labs work. Click for larger image.
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IMPORTANT DATES FOR FALL 2019 SEMESTER
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

Saving copies of your class work
You may use a portable storage device to save your class materials..
Popular sites for computer parts: Newegg.com and tigerdirect.com.
To locate the class PowerPoint presentations, notes and other student materials used in our class, do the following.
From any computer on campus, double click on the Student Files icon Marvin the Martian, double click on your instructor's folder, double click on your class folder.
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.
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.

YOU CAN BE AN HONORS STUDENT t if you have:
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
Interested? Go to http://www.laspositascollege.edu/honors/
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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...
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Receive a text message to your cell phone in case of an emergency at LPC.
Alert-U
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
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Adding/Dropping a course
LOOK UP THE W (WIDTHDRAW) DEADLINE IN THE LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES ABOVE.
You may use CLASS-Web on the Internet to drop or add a course from the school home page at https://bw4.clpccd.cc.ca.us/pls/OWA_PROD/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin . CLASS-Web is an online system that allows students to register, add, and drop classes, review academic schedules, check grades, view unofficial transcripts, access financial aid information, and pay student fees.
Remember! If you enroll in a class and decide not to attend, you are responsible for dropping the class. Don’t assume you will be dropped by your instructor or that the system will drop you automatically. If you fail to withdraw by the deadline the instructor must issue a grade.

Attendance - California Education Code (Title 5) on Excessive Absences
Due to the voluminous variety of knowledge required of professionals in information technology the industry, it is expected for you to attend every class session for the entire class time. Make arrangements with the instructors about hybrid classes. The Las Positas attendance policy will be observed: A student absent for a total of four consecutive or six cumulative instructional hours (1 instructional hour = 50 minutes) and/or two consecutive weeks of instruction may be dropped from that course by the instructor.
In order to be counted present, you must be present for the entire class period. If you need to leave a class session early, please inform me before class begins. Arriving to class late or leaving class early may result in at least one instructional hour of absence depending on the time
missed.
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 http://www.laspositascollege.edu/facultystaff/honesty.php

Need for Assistance
If you have any condition, such as a physical or learning disability, which will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined it, or which will require academic accommodations, please notify me as soon as possible for special arrangements.
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HOW TO ENROLL
1- To attend LPC , you must first enroll as a student at Las Positas College. If you are a student and did not attend last semester, you must re-enroll.
2- After you have completed the online enrollement form, you will be issued a student ID number. Then, you may register for courses by using the online CLASS-WEB online registration system; or you may register in person at the Admission Office, Building 1600.
If the class you want is full, your name will be added to the waiting list and you'll be notified when there is an opening. Better yet, contact me, or show up on the first day of class to be added to the class.
For more info, call +1 925.424.1500, or send a fax: +1 925.606.6437.
Admissions Office Email: lpcarcom @ iserver.clpccd.cc.ca.us
Enrollment fee for residents per semester unit: $46.00. A 3-unit class would cost $ 192. One evening per week, for about four months.
These fees do not apply to international students. International students may download the application forms from here.

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.
- www.collegesoftware.org or www.journeyEd.com, both take you to the same deals. JourneyEd.com offers both Microsoft and non Microsoft products, some at an 85% discount. At JourneyEd registration, sign up as a Chabot student using the same W number.
- Free Microsoft Office 365:
Sign up using an @laspositascollege.edu OR @zonemail.clpccd.edu email address as a username at:
https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education
More info found at Student Life section of LPC website:
http://www.laspositascollege.edu/students/office365.php
FREE MICROSOFT ALTERNATIVES
openoffice.org
LibreOffice.org
- 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 (ACM.org). Student cost: $19/year. As part of the membership you get access to most of the MSDNAA catalog. You also get access to hundreds of books and white papers.
- https://uscollegebuy.com/doc/view.htm?e=5490-25608-25444 for more free stuff.
- Best Free Software - Compiled by the instructor
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Resources, programs, and services available to Las Positas College students

Admissions and Records
(925) 424-1500
dearney @ laspositascollege.edu
Building 700
Applications • Registration • Records

Assessment / Tutorials and Testing
(925) 424-1475
ptrummel @ laspositascollege.edu
Building 1000
Tutors • Instructors • Placement Testing

Associated Students (ASLPC)
(925) 424-1490
staff @ aslpc.com
Building 1700
Student Government • Meetings • Activities

Athletics
(925) 424-1252
snavarro @ laspositascollege.edu
Room 2115
Intramurals • Intercollegiate Sports • Classes

CalWORKs
(925) 424-1432
ktomlinson @ laspositascollege.edu
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 @ laspositascollege.edu
Room 803

Early Childhood Education
(925) 424-1187
(925) 424-1135
Room 2136
Training • Professional Development

English Center
cahre @ laspositascollege.edu
Building 400
Developmental English • Instructors/Staff

EOPS / CARE
(925) 424-1593
dscott @ laspositascollege.edu
Room 1504
Book Grants • Priority Registration • Counseling

Financial Aid/Veteran's Office
(925) 424-1580
lpcfinaid @ laspositascollege.edu
Room 1509
Registration Fee Waivers • Grants • Loans

Library
(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 @ laspositascollege.edu
Login Problems • Assignment Submission Problems • General Distance Ed Info

Peer Support Network
(925) 424-1217
ejones @ laspositascollege.edu
Room 1200
Support Groups • Trained Listeners • Stress Help

Re-Entry Student Services
(925) 424-1412
bmorrissey @ laspositascollege.edu
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
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