Dennis Kibbe

Residential Faculty - Computer Informations Systems

Program Director :

Computer Information Systems

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. Two of my courses have received Mesa Community College's Gold Star certification for instructional excellence. The CIS126RH, CIS238RH, CIS240RH and CIS271RH 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 Quality Matters Peer Reviewer and a certified Amazon Web Services instructor. The AWS courses I teach use the official AWS curriculum and aligned with AWS certifications. Students enrolled in my AWS courses are eligible to receive a discount voucher on the AWS certification exams. I hold blockchain certificates of completions from MIT's Sloan School of Management and the University of Buffalo. Most of my classes can be attended online without the need to come to the campus.

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

CIS171 Survey of Blockchain Technology 3 Credits
This survey class will introduce you to the exciting world of distributed ledger technology (i.e. the blockchain), cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether as well as smart contracts. The emphasis is on the blockchain's role in revolutionizing business. Basic knowledge of computer operation and the ability to browse the Internet are recommended. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31110
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 10/10/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. 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 https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

CLD110 Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations 3 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
30775
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 10/12/2022
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30775 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Fall Flex Start 2022

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
38673
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
10/18/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
1:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 38673 Students may contact the 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
30254
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
10/18/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 30254 Students may contact the instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CLD120 Amazon Web Services Cloud Architect Associate 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
37204
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Spring 2023

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
31013
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2023 - 03/10/2023
Tu
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

14 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 31013 Students may contact instructor at: matthew.tenaglia@mesacc.edu

CLD110 Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations 3 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
30602
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2023 - 03/09/2023
Th
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

3 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30602 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2023

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
30711
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
03/20/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
1:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Open

12 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30711 8 GB USB flash drive recommended.

Class 30711 Students may contact the instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CIS285 Computer Information Systems Capstone Project 3 Credits
Students will create a capstone project with opportunities for individualized research and application of aggregate technology and professional knowledge and skills obtained throughout the student's program of study. Focus on communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and project management skills.
Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30656
Dobson Campus
Online Course
Independent Study
Lecture/Lab
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

10 of 10
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. 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 https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Please contact the instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu for enrollment information. Enrollment is by permission only and is for students in the Cyber and Network Technology degree programs. This course is replacing CIS298AC Special Projects.

CLD120 Amazon Web Services Cloud Architect Associate 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
30603
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
03/23/2023 - 05/12/2023
Th
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

20 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30603 Students may contact instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CLD130 Amazon Web Services Cloud Developing 3 Credits
Designed to provide technical knowledge and skills in cloud technology that can be developed with Amazon Web Services (AWS) software development kit (SDK). Focus on best practices for building and deploying secure applications in the AWS Cloud. Helps to prepare students for the AWS Certified Developer - Associate examination.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CLD120 or equivalent AAWS Certified Solutions Architect v Associate certification. CLD110 and CNT140AB recommended.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34017
Dobson Campus
TBA
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
03/21/2023 - 05/12/2023
Tu
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

19 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. 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 https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34017 Students may contact instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

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