CIS 181 Online - CRN 14561
CIS 181 Computer Certification Preparation is a 3 unit class.
For a typical in-class course this means three hours in class with
additional hours of homework time consisting of tutorial videos,
fact sheets, labs, quizzes, discussions and projects. In an online
class, students should be prepared to spend about twelve hours a
week on class material.
Except for the midterm and final, class work does not need to be done on the campus. However, if a student is experiencing problems with their own computer, they need to find another machine to work on. This may mean using a computer in the school lab.
Topics in this class are designed to teach you basic network concepts and also help prepare you to take the CompTia A + exam if you so desire. This class mainly addressed the Objectives for the CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam. TheTestout software being used is CompTia certified and
This class is hosted on Canvas and a publisher website called Testout. There is no textbook for this class but you will need to purchase an Access code for the Testout Website. DO NOT purchase the access code from a web site such as Craig's list. The access codes cannot be reused so you will be wasting your money.
There are two separate categories of points for this class; homework
and exams. If a student achieves 70% of the homework points and 70%
of the total exam points in the class, the final grade will be based
on the average of the Homework and Exam percentage. A student must
take both the midterm and the final exam order to pass the class.
The exams will be held on campus.
In order to receive a C in the class, a student must get at least 70% of
the points in both the homework and tests categories. For
example, if a student receives 80% of the points for the
homework, but only 60% for the tests, they will get a D grade.
Likewise, if a student receives 90% of the points on the tests
and only 65% of the points on the homework, the student will
receive a D grade. If the student gets 80% of the homework
points and 70% of the exam points - the average of those two
scores would be 75%, giving the student a C in the class.
Students must maintain at least 60% of the homework points at all times in order to remain in the class. Missing one week’s worth of assignments is considered unsatisfactory attendance and non-participation. Please refer to the Fullerton College Catalog.
|Optional Orientation||8/17/18 at 6:00 p.m room 315|
|You must have 70% of the work complete and have your permanent access code in order to be able to continue with class.||8/31/18|
|Last Day to Add Classes, Drop Without a W, Drop for a Refund||9/3/18|
|Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation||9/6/18|
|Last Day to Withdrawl from Class||11/11/18|
|Veterans Day Holiday - No Classes||11/12/18|
|Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes||11/22 - 11/25/18|
|Last Day fo the Semester||12/8/18|
The majority of the work for this class will be located in a
publisher website called. Follow the link in the Class
Description adnd require materials section of the syllabus for
instruction on purchasing access to the Testout/Labsim website.
Purchasing the code from the bookstore will be more
expensive than purchasing online. Once you have your Access
code, follow these instructions to
join our class. Make sure to enter your first and last name
as they are listed in A&R. If the names do not match you
may not receive a grade. All work in Testout can be done an
unlimited number of times until the due date. Your highest
score will count. All of the Testout assignments will be
available from the beginning of the semester so you may work
ahead. There may also be some projects and discussions
that will take place in Canvas. Make sure you check the Canvas
website on a regular basis.
Online classes are more difficult than in class courses because they require much more discipline on the part of the student. Please block out a particular time each week to do classwork. You need to log into Canvas to view class annoucements, take part in discussions and send email. In the Testout website you will view Tutorial videos, review topics notes, do labs and answer practice questions. Here is a PFD showing the approximate times is will take to complete each unit. The First unit in Testout is a Tutorial on how to use the website. One important point when using the Testout website is to make sure to Logout when you are finished with your work. If you simply close the browser window, you may not get credit.
Work is typically due at 11:59 p.m. on Fridays but the instructor reserves the right to change the schedule and there may be exceptions. The student is responsible to check course announcements, email and web content on a regular basis.
Chapter 1 - Course
Introduction - Chapter Points 60 - Testout Points after this
- PC Technician - Chapter Points 59 -
Testout Points after this Unit, 119
You must have achieved at least 83 points or you may be dropped from the class
Last Day to Add/Drop classes - Sunday
Because Chapter 3 is long it will be split over two weeks
Chapter 3.1 through 3.7 System Components -Total Chapter Points 193, This portion of the chapter is 91 points
Chapter 3 - continued from last week
Chapter 3.8 through 3.14 System Components -Total Chapter Points 193, Testout Points after this Unit, 312
4.0 Peripheral Devices- Chapter 4 Points 106 - Testout Points after this Week 418
Chapter 5.0 Storage - Sections 5.1 thru 5.5
Continuation of Chapter 5 Storage -Chapter Points 106 - Testout Points after this Week 524
On Campus Midterms Thursday 10/11/18 at 6:30 p.m Room 315 or Friday 10/12/18 at 2:30 p.m. room 317 or Thursday 10/12/18 at 6:30 p.m. in room 315. The review will close on Wednesday 10/10/18.
Chapter 6 Networking -Sections 6.1 thru 6.7
Contiuation Chapter 6 section 6.8 thru 6.14
Chapter 7 sections 7.1 thru 7.3
Chapter 7 Finish the chapter
Last Day to withdraw with W - 4/29/18
Chapter 14.0 Detection and Prevention - Chapter Points 60 - Testout Points after this Unit, 1023
Chapter 15.0 Update Management - Chapter Points 76 - Testout Points after this Unit, 1099
On campus Finals - Friday 5/18/18 3:00 p.m. or Saturday 5/19/18 10:30 a.m in room 515. The review will close on 5/17/18 at 11:59 p.m.
Chapter 16.0 Optimization - Chapter Points 27 - Testout Points after this Unit, 1126
Students are expected to have reviewed and comply with the full College Catalog and students should familiarize themselves with the following District, College, and Division Policies including but not limited to the Academic Honesty policy.
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