Dennis Kibbe

Residential Faculty - Computer Informations Systems

Business

Office: BP 43A - Room: BP033

480-461-7246

480-228-8112 (mobile)

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Profile

As a nationally recognized Red Hat Academy instructor I have been teaching the Linux operating system since 2008. In 2009 I was a contributing author to The Command Line for GNU Press and have served as a subject matter expert for other publishers. Two of my courses have received Mesa Community College's Gold Star certification for instructional excellence. The CIS126RH, CIS238RH and CIS240RH courses I teach use the official Red Hat Academy curriculum which will help prepare you to pass the Red Hat RHCSA and RHCE exams. As a Red Hat Academy MCC students receive a discount on the Red Hat certification exams. In addition to teaching the Red Hat curriculum I am a certified Amazon Web Services instructor and teach two cloud computing courses aligned with AWS certifications. Most of my classes can be attended online so it is not necessary to come to the campus.

Classes Taught

Summer 2020

CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3 Credits
Overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers. Use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Includes uses of application software and the Internet for efficient and effective problem solving. Exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Prerequisites: None.
CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Windows-based computers to cover word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database management software. Includes overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge or basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. Students are required to use Microsoft Office 2016, 2019 or 365 software to complete assignments which can be downloaded for free. Students must be using a PC or a MAC to complete this course. Chromebooks are not supported. Internet connectivity is needed.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17438
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLIN
Lecture/Lab
05/26/2020 - 07/16/2020
TuTh
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Started

Notes: This is a Live Online class including online sessions that meet live on specific days and times. Attendance in these live online sessions is mandatory. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.
Class 17438 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Additional Notes: CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Windows-based computers to cover word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database management software. Includes overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge or basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. Students are required to use Microsoft Office 2016, 2019 or 365 software to complete assignments which can be downloaded for free. Students must be using a PC or a MAC to complete this course. Chromebooks are not supported. Internet connectivity is needed.

Fall 2020

CIS126RH Red Hat System Administration I 3 Credits
Introduction to core administration skills needed to manage a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. This Red Hat Academy course helps prepare for the Red Hat certification exams using a hands-on, task-focused curriculum. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35905
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLIN
Lecture/Lab
08/25/2020 - 10/13/2020
Tu
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

7 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: This is a Live Online class including online sessions that meet live on specific days and times. Attendance in these live online sessions is mandatory. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
8 GB USB flash drive recommended.
Class 35905 Students may contact the instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CIS240RH Red Hat System Administration III 3 Credits
Provides solid understanding of how to automate services on a Linux system. Covers use of Ansible to automate provisioning, configuration, application deployment, and orchestration on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. Content aligns with the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE - EX294) exam, a professional certification.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS238RH or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
39158
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLIN
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2020 - 10/14/2020
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: This is a Live Online class including online sessions that meet live on specific days and times. Attendance in these live online sessions is mandatory. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
Class 39158 Students may contact instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu 8GB Thumb drive recommended.

CLD110 Amazon Web Services Academy Cloud Foundations 2 Credits
Provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. Helps to prepare students for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. Prerequisites: None. CIS105 suggested but not required.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
39423
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLIN
Lecture/Lab
08/27/2020 - 10/15/2020
Th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Open

13 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is a Live Online class including online sessions that meet live on specific days and times. Attendance in these live online sessions is mandatory. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
Class 39423 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2020

CIS126RH Red Hat System Administration I 3 Credits
Introduction to core administration skills needed to manage a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. This Red Hat Academy course helps prepare for the Red Hat certification exams using a hands-on, task-focused curriculum. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35904
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLIN
Lecture/Lab
10/21/2020 - 12/18/2020
We
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

11 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: This is a Live Online class including online sessions that meet live on specific days and times. Attendance in these live online sessions is mandatory. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
8 GB USB flash drive recommended.
Class 35904 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CIS238RH Red Hat System Administration II 3 Credits
Continue to develop core administration skills needed to manage a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. This Red Hat Academy course helps to prepare students for the Red Hat certification exams using a hands-on, task-focused curriculum.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126RH, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35925
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLIN
Lecture/Lab
10/20/2020 - 12/18/2020
TuTh
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: This is a Live Online class including online sessions that meet live on specific days and times. Attendance in these live online sessions is mandatory. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Class 35925 Students may contact the instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CLD120 Amazon Web Services Cloud Architecting 3 Credits
Fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Focus on how to optimize use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and best practices for the AWS Cloud and how they fit into cloud-based solutions. Covers design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, as well as strategies and services implemented on AWS.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CLD110 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
39855
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLIN
Lecture/Lab
10/19/2020 - 12/18/2020
Mo
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

25 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is a Live Online class including online sessions that meet live on specific days and times. Attendance in these live online sessions is mandatory. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
Class 39855 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

  • M.I.T. Sloan School of Management Blockchain Technology Certificate of Completion

  • AWS Certified Instructor

  • Red Hat Academy New Instructor of the Year

  • Outstanding Faculty, Business Department

  • MCC Gold Star Certification CIS126DL and CIS238DL

  • CompTIA Linux+ Certificate

  • CompTIA Security+ Certificate

  • Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 Certificate

  • Novell Certified Linux Administrator Certification

  • Cisco CNT140AA Certificate of Completion

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage Certification of Completion

  • VMware Certified Associate Certificate

  • Microsoft Technology Associate: Networking Fundamentals Certificate

  • Microsoft Technology Associate: Security Fundamentals Certificate

  • Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows Operating System Fundamentals

  • CompTIA A+ Certificate (JK0-701 & JK0-702)

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