Preparation for Network certification examinations
IS 2XXX can be repeated for up to 15 credits.
Students will be divided into groups according to the Exam for which they are studying. Meeting times (4 hours per week) will be defined for each group. One hour per week will be a controlled discussion controlled by the instructor. The remaining three hours will be led by students on a rotating schedule and observed by the instructor.
Methods of Instruction:
Students will be assigned areas of responsibility at the beginning of the course. Each student will do the required research to lead seminars on his/her assigned subjects.
This class is conducted as an ongoing seminar in which a faculty member leads the technical discussion but to which the students bring their expertise. The peculiarities of the examination are the central subject.
Prerequisite: Thorough working knowledge of computers, operating systems, and networks. IS 164 and IS 242 or permission of instructor or IS162.
2. An exam prep test at the end of the studies will count for 1/3 of the grade.
3. The remaining 1/3 of the grade will come from evaluating any lab work that is done for the class.
4. Passing the MCSE exam overrides the above grading criteria.
Students are expected to attend classes and be prompt so as not to interrupt once the class is underway. We understand that foul weather can cause unexpected delays, but please try to be considerate of your classmates. While attendance does not count towards your overall grade, missing a significant number of classes will be detrimental to you. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to get the handouts and get any notes from fellow students or from my website (TBP).
I encourage students to have a “buddy” in each class. This is someone with whom you can work, discuss reading assignments, test your ideas, and bolster each other’s spirits.
You must have a current email address for me to contact you in case of changes due to emergencies.