CS 80.15: IT Essentials 1

Eric Skagerberg

PROVISIONAL Semester Schedule (subject to regular change)

 AS OF: 1 April, 2014

Spring 2014

Section 8351
Tuesday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

 
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Session
Date
Topics Assignments
1 Tue 01/14
5:30 pm

Course introduction
Using your Cisco Networking Academy account

SRJC IT Support Certificate
- SRJC Petition for Certificate

Due 01/21

0.2.2.2 Worksheet - Job Opportunities.pdf

Chapter 1 Exam
1.1.1.4 Worksheet - Ohms Law.pdf
1.2.1.11 Worksheet - Research Computer Components.pdf
1.3.1.6 Worksheet - Build a Specialized Computer System.pdf


2 01/21

Chapter 2. Lab Procedure and Tool Use
- Chapter 2 Supplementary References

Virtual Desktop hardware exercise
(Download & extract 63 MB "en_ITEPC_VA_Desktop_v40.zip")



(Sun. 01/26: Last day to drop with full refund)

Due 01/28

Chapter 2 Exam
2.2.2.3 Worksheet - Diagnostic Software.pdf

Obtain a Tool Kit for next week's hands-on Lab
- see text section 2.2.1, and "Materials and Supplies" in the Course Description.
Some sources:
- Harbor Freight Tools, Santa Rosa
- Santa Rosa Computers
- Suggest more!

3 01/28

Chapter 3. Computer Assembly

- Chapter 3 Supplementary References

Lab: Computer Dissection - Please bring your tool kit! 
NOTE: Before opening a computer, you must first pass the online Chapter 2 Exam with at least 70%

Please see 2.2.4.7 Lab - Computer Disassembly.pdf

(Sun 02/02: Last day to drop without "W")

Due 02/04

Chapter 3 Exam

4 02/04

Chapter 4. Overview of Preventative Maintenance

- Chapter 4 Supplementary References
 
Lab: Computer Dissection, Round 2
Please bring your tool kit!
 

Due 02/11

Chapter 4 Exam

5 02/11 Chapter 5. Operating Systems

- Chapter 5 Supplementary References

Lab: Windows XP Installation
Bring your tool kit and a copy of 5.2.1.7 Lab - Install Windows XP.pdf from the online text.
Dell Optiplex 745 Drivers & Downloads - especially the latest network driver.
- You may download to your USB flash drive, and then install to your new XP system.

Due 02/25

Chapter 5 Exam
5.1.2.3 Worksheet - Search NOC Certifications and Jobs.pdf
5.2.1.3 Worksheet - Answer NTFS and FAT32 Questions.pdf

6 02/18

Chapter 5. Operating Systems

- Chapter 5 Supplementary References

5.2.1.5 Lab - Install Windows 7.pdf

(Sun 02/23: Last day to change to or from P/NP = CR/NC)

 
7 02/25

Chapter 5. Operating Systems

Lab: Windows 7 User Accounts

Chapter 6. Networks

- Chapter 6 Supplementary References


Cisco Packet Tracer 6.0.1 for Windows (with tutorials).exe
- Packet Tracer Documents
6.3.2.10 PT - Adding Computers to an Existing Network.pka
6.4.2.5 PT - Cabling a Simple Network.pka
6.5.1.2 PT - Physical Topologies.pka
6.8.2.9 PT - Install a Wireless NIC.pka
6.8.3.6 PT - Connect to a Wireless Router and Configure Basic Settings.pka
6.8.3.11 PT - Connecting Wireless PCs to a Linksys WRT300N.pka

Due 03/11

Chapter 6 Exam
6.3.3.4 Worksheet - Protocol Definitions and Default Ports.pdf
6.8.2.2 Worksheet - Internet Search for NIC Drivers.pdf
6.9.1.6 Worksheet - Answer Broadband Questions.pdf
6.9.1.8 Worksheet - ISP Connection Types.pdf

8 03/04

Chapter 6. Networks

Lab: Windows 7 Security and Networking

- Chapter 6 Supplementary References

 

 

9 03/11

Chapter 6. Networks

- Chapter 6 Supplementary References

Midterm in classroom: ITE 5.0 Chapter 1-6 Checkpoint Exam
- You may use your notes on paper only -- either hand-written or printed. No on-screen material, other than the exam. 

Midterm in classroom: ITE 5.0 Chapter 1-6 Checkpoint Exam
  03/18
* * No meeting: Spring Break * *
 
10 03/25

Chapter 7. Laptops

- Chapter 7 Supplementary References

Lab: Laptop Dissection - Please bring your tool kit! 

Due 04/01

Chapter 7 Exam
7.1.1.6 Worksheet - Research Docking Stations.pdf
7.3.1.3 Worksheet - Match ACPI Standards.pdf
7.5.1.4 Worksheet - Laptop RAM.pdf
7.5.2.3 Worksheet - Laptop Batteries.pdf
7.5.2.5 Worksheet - Laptop Screens.pdf
7.5.2.7 Worksheet - Laptop Hard Drives.pdf
7.5.2.13 Worksheet - Build a Specialized Laptop.pdf
7.7.2.2 Worksheet - Research Laptop Problems.pdf
7.7.2.3 Worksheet - Gather Information from the Customer.pdf
7.7.2.4 Worksheet - Investigating Support Websites and Repair Companies.pdf

11 04/01

Chapter 8. Mobile Devices

- Chapter 8 Supplementary References

Due 04/08

Chapter 8 Exam
8.2.4.4 Worksheet - Mobile Device Information.pdf

12 04/08

Chapter 9. Printers

- Chapter 9 Supplementary References

Due 04/15

Chapter 9 Exam
9.5.1.5 Worksheet - Search for Certified Printer Technician Jobs.pdf

13 04/15

Chapter 10. Security

- Chapter 10 Supplementary References

Lab:
- Operating Systems
: Windows 8
- Security: Windows 7

Microsoft Security Essentials download

(Sun 04/20: Last day to drop with "W")

Due 04/29

Chapter 10 Exam
10.1.1.7 Worksheet - Security Attacks.pdf
10.2.1.2 Worksheet - Answer Security Policy Questions.pdf
10.2.3.2 Worksheet - Third-Party Antivirus Software.pdf
10.2.4.8 Worksheet - Research Firewalls.pdf
10.3.1.2 Worksheet - Operating System Updates in Windows.pdf
10.4.2.2 Worksheet - Gather Information from the Customer.pdf

14 04/22

Chapter 10. Security

- Chapter 10 Supplementary References

Lab:
- Network Sharing & Security: Windows 7

 

 

15 04/29

Chapter 10. Security

- Chapter 10 Supplementary References

Lab: Computer Dissection, Round 3
Please bring your tool kit!
 

(Mon 05/05: Summer Priority Web Registration for continuing students begins)

 
16 05/06

Chapter 11. The IT Professional

- Chapter 11 Supplementary References


(Mon 05/12: Summer Open Web Registration for ALL students begins)

Due 05/13

Chapter 11 Exam
11.1.1.3 Worksheet - Technician Resources.pdf

17 05/13

Chapter 12. Advanced Troubleshooting

- Chapter 12 Supplementary References

Hands-on Exam: Please bring your tool kit! 
- Computer Tear-down & Rebuild
- Windows 7 installation, user setup, security, network sharing

Microsoft Security Essentials download

Due 5/20

Chapter 12 Exam

Course Feedback (required)

Practice Final Exam

Final Tue 05/20 Final Exam in classroom
4:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
- You may use your notes on paper only -- either hand-written or printed. No on-screen material, other than the exam..