CS 80.15: IT Essentials 1

Eric Skagerberg

PROVISIONAL Semester Schedule (subject to regular change)

 AS OF: 17 December, 2012

Fall 2012

Section 4320
Monday & Wednesday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 
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This is a classroom course, with hands-on assignments you can only do in the classroom.
However, in an emergency, you may connect remotely during class time:
Live Online Class via CCC Confer/Elluminate
Enter your CATE user name & password
All lectures include Closed Captioning ("[CC]" button)
Prepare first with the Recorded Lecture Archive Guide.

Windows 7 Supplement (Download 636 KB "en_ITEPC_Windows_7_Supplement.pdf")

Recorded Lecture Archive Guide

Recorded lectures require your CATE user name & password.

1 Mon 08/20 Course introduction
Using your Cisco Academy Connection account
Skills Review Exam
Recorded Lecture 08-20
2 Wed 08/22 CATE setup
Chapter 1. Fundamentals: Introduction to the Personal Computer
CompTIA A+ certification
Multi-core processor  - Wikipedia
- Intel Core Processors
Recorded Lecture 08-22
3 Mon 08/27 Chapter 1. Fundamentals: Introduction to the Personal Computer
Storage Capacity Numbers:  How big is a Gig?
3 TB Hard Drives: Can Your Computer Handle One? - Hitachi
Additional hard drive interface:  Serial Attached SCSI  (SAS) - Wikipedia
RAID Illustrations - LasCon Storage
Additional port types:  USB up to 3.0 | Thunderbolt
Recorded Lecture 08-27
4 Wed 08/29 Chapter 1. Fundamentals: Introduction to the Personal Computer
Media Sizes
Media Types
Chapter 2. Fundamentals: Safe Lab Procedure and Tool Use
(Sun 09/02: Last day to drop with full refund)
Recorded Lecture 08-29
Holiday Mon 09/03 * * No meeting: Labor Day * *
5 Wed 09/05

Chapter 1. Fundamentals: Introduction to the Personal Computer
Chapter 1 Assessment Exam
Computer Form Factors - Wikipedia
Chapter 2. Fundamentals: Safe Lab Procedure and Tool Use

Fire Extinguisher Classes - University of Akron
OSHA Material Safety Data Sheet
Free MSDS - MSDS Solutions
CCleaner for Windows
User Support Toolkit
- Thanks to Scott Rosen's Spring 2012 CS 5 course
(Sun 09/09: Last day to drop without "W")

Recorded Lecture 09-05
6 Mon 09/10 Chapter 2. Fundamentals: Safe Lab Procedure and Tool Use
Chapter 2 Assessment Exam
 
Virtual Desktop hardware exercise (Download & extract 63 MB "en_ITEPC_VA_Desktop_v40.zip")
Recorded Lecture 09-10
7 Wed 09/12 Lab: Computer Dissection
NOTE: Before opening a computer, you must first pass the online Chapter 2 Assessment Exam with at least 70%
Recorded Lecture 09-12
8 Mon 09/17

Chapter 3. Fundamentals: Computer Assembly Step by Step
Dell Enterprise IT Support -
An example of manufacturer support; enter the individual Dell computer's Service Tag
Computer case assembly - with photos - Cybergooch Tutorials
PCI Express - Wikipedia
USB 3.0 adapter cards - Google Shopping
Chapter 3 Assessment Exam

Recorded Lecture 09-17
9 Wed 09/19 Chapter 3, Section 3.9: Power-On Self Test and the BIOS
Chapter 4. Fundamentals: Basics of Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Secunia Personal Software Inspector (free)
(No
Assessment Exam for Chapter 4)
Recorded Lecture 09-19
10 Mon 09/24 Chapter 5. Fundamentals: Operating Systems
Lab: Computer Dissection, Round 2
Please bring your tool kit!
 
Recorded Lecture 09-24
11 Wed 09/26 Chapter 5. Fundamentals: Operating Systems
Windows Command Line Topics
- including Windows version histories
Real Mode - Wikipedia
The 3 GB memory barrier in 32-bit systems - Dan's Data
(Sun 09/30: Last day to change to or from P/NP = CR/NC)
Recorded Lecture 09-26
12 Mon 10/01 Chapter 5. Fundamentals: Operating Systems
DOSBox emulator - Run old DOS applications on 64-bit Windows

MSDNAA Dreamspark: How to Upgrade Windows 7 Home to Windows 7 Professional - Microsoft Answers forum
Client-Server illustration
Windows 7 Compatibility Center
Hard Disk Drive Basics - NTFS.com
How a Hard Drive Works - ExtremeTech.com
Chapter 5 Assessment Exam

Recorded Lecture 10-01
13 Wed 10/03

Lab: Windows XP Installation
Bring your tool kit & Lab manual!
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.

Recorded Lecture 10-03
14 Mon 10/08 Chapter 5. Fundamentals: Operating Systems
- Windows 7 & Vista Startup Process - Wikipedia
 
- DirectX - Wikipedia
   
- PC Decrapifier
- Disk Backup

Recorded Lecture 10-08
15 Wed 10/10 Chapter 5. Fundamentals: Operating Systems
Lab: Windows 7 Installation
Chapter 6. Fundamentals: Laptops and Portable Devices
Chapter 6 Assessment Exam 
Recorded Lecture 10-10
16 Mon 10/15

Chapter 6. Fundamentals: Laptops and Portable Devices
Chapter 6 Assessment Exam 
Laptop components exploded diagram - PC Hardtech
Laptop Parts - Inn Pro Enterprises, India
Comparison of Mobile Processors (CPU Benchmarks) - NotebookCheck

Recorded Lecture 10-15
17 Wed 10/17 Virtual Laptop hardware exercise (Download & extract 40 MB "en_ITEPC_VA_Laptop_v40.zip")
Chapter 7. Fundamentals: Printers and Scanners
Chapter 7 Assessment Exam
How Do I Make My Printer Wireless? - PrinterHacks.com
Printer ink: Tired of feeding the cash cow? - ComputerWorld
Chapter 8. Fundamentals: Networks

Recorded Lecture 10-17
18 Mon 10/22 Lab: Laptop Dissection - Please bring your tool kit! 
Chapter 7. Fundamentals: Printers and Scanners
Chapter 7 Assessment Exam 
Chapter 8. Fundamentals: Networks
 
Recorded Lecture 10-22
19 Wed 10/24 Chapter 8. Fundamentals: Networks
Client-Server illustration
- Internet Addressing

Recorded Lecture 10-24
20 Mon 10/29 Chapter 8. Fundamentals: Networks
- Internet Addressing - CS 182.51: Security for Cable and DSL Home Networks
IP v6 (Internet Protocol version 6) - Wikipedia
 
Windows 7 Homegroups - LifeHacker
Networking between different Windows versions - Microsoft
Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista - How-To Geek

Chapter 8 Assessment Exam  
Recorded Lecture 10-29
21 Wed 10/31 Chapter 8. Fundamentals: Networks
How To Install the Windows 7 Telnet Client - Tech-Recipes
- Warning: Telnet is not secure!
ADSL2+ - Wikipedia
Recorded Lecture 10-31
22 Mon 11/5 Chapter 9. Fundamentals: Security
Small Office Network Security - CS 182.51: Security for Cable and DSL Home Networks
CS 82.51: Virus Protection & Internet Security (Requires your CATE password)
Chapter 9 Assessment Exam
Recorded Lecture 11-05
23 Wed 11/7 Chapter 9. Fundamentals: Security
- Attackers Using DNS Poisoning to Hijack Website Domains, Divert Traffic - eWeek
Chapter 10. Fundamentals: Communication Skills
Soft Skills: Take command of job with clear communication, initiative - CapitalGazette.com
Email Etiquette - Netmanners.com
Chapter 10 Assessment Exam  
Practice Exam (mid-term) for Chapters 1-10
Recorded Lecture 11-07
Holiday Mon 11/12 * * No meeting: Veterans Day * *
24 Wed 11/14 Chapter 11. Advanced: Personal Computers
- PCPartPicker
- Crucial.com - for RAM upgrades
- Memtest86+ - Open source RAM tester
Exam Chapters 1-10 (Midterm Exam) in classroom
- You may use your notes on paper only -- either hand-written or printed. No on-screen material, other than the exam..
(Sun 11/18: Last day to drop with "W")
Recorded Lecture 11-14
25 Mon 11/19 Chapter 11. Advanced: Personal Computers
Chapter 11 Assessment Exam
Recorded Lecture 11-19
26 Wed 11/21 Chapter 12. Advanced: Operating Systems
Windows 7 edition comparisons - Microsoft
Comparison of Windows Versions - Wikipedia
Step-by-Step: Basic Windows Deployment for IT Professionals - Microsoft
Recorded Lecture 11-21
27 Mon 11/26 Chapter 12. Advanced: Operating Systems
Windows Sysinternals Process Explorer (like Task Manager on steroids...) - Microsoft
Chapter 12 Assessment Exam
Lab: Computer Dissection, Round 3
Please bring your tool kit!
   
(Mon 11/26: Spring Priority Web Registration for continuing students begins)
Recorded Lecture 11-26
28 Wed 11/28 Chapter 12. Advanced: Operating Systems
GPartEd: Gnome Partition Editor
Auslogics Disk Defrag Screen Saver (Use "click here" link to download - not CNet) (2010)
JkDefrag - includes a screen saver (2008)
Windows Secrets weekly newsletter - Paid version includes "Patch Watch" column, evaluating security updates
Chapter 13. Advanced: Laptops and Portable Devices
How to Synchronize Files Between Two Windows 7 Systems - O'Reilly Answers
Chapter 13 Assessment Exam
Recorded Lecture 11-28
29 Mon 12/03

Chapter 13. Advanced: Laptops and Portable Devices
How to work with Windows Briefcase - Ask Dave Taylor

Chapter 14. Advanced: Printers and Scanners
Chapter 14 Assessment Exam
Lab: Operating Systems
Extend the Windows 7 Trial from 30 to 120 Days - How-To Geek

Recorded Lecture 12-03
30 Wed 12/05

Chapter 15. Advanced: Networks
Twisted Pair network cable - Wikipedia
One Laptop Per Child (uses IEEE 802.11s mesh network topology) - Wikipedia
Chapter 15 Assessment Exam
Lab: Networking
Packet Tracer v5.3.3 Application + Tutorial (Download & install "PacketTracer533_setup.exe")
Packet Tracer activity: Cabling a Simple Network (Chapter section 8.4.2)
Packet Tracer activity: Adding Computers to an Existing Network (Chapter section 8.9.2)
Packet Tracer activity: Install a Wireless NIC (Chapter section 15.5.1)
Packet Tracer activity: Test a Wireless Connection (Chapter section 15.5.3)

Recorded Lecture 12-05
31 Mon 12/10 Chapter 15. Advanced: Networks
Ethernet connector wiring - including crossover cable
- Camsecure CCTV
Linksys WRT54G router setup (in Windows XP) - Datastormusers.com
Chapter 16. Advanced: Security
(Mon 12/10: Spring Open Web Registration for ALL students begins)
Recorded Lecture 12-10
32 Wed 12/12

= Blue Lab Manual books due =
Chapter 16. Advanced: Security
CS 82.51: Virus Protection & Internet Security (Requires your CATE password)

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Chapter 16 Assessment Exam
Practice Final Exam for Chapters 11-16

Lab: Network Sharing & Security

How to share a Windows 7 folder With Windows XP - Uttam in Windows 7 Themes
Malwarebytes Chameleon disinfection

Recorded Lecture 12-12
Final Mon 12/17 Final Exam Chapters 11-16 in classroom
10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
- You may use your notes on paper only -- either hand-written or printed. No on-screen material, other than the exam..