Dennis Kibbe

Residential Faculty - Computer Informations Systems

Business

Office: BP 43A - Room: BP033

480-461-7246

480-228-8112 (mobile)

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Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM  
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM  
   By appointment 

I'm usually on campus during the day. Email me or message me in Canvas for an appointment.

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 and CIS238RH courses I teach use the official Red Hat Academy curriculum which will help prepare you to pass the Red Hat RHCSA exam. As a Red Hat Academy our students receive a discount on the Red Hat certification exams.

Classes Taught

Spring 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 realted to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge of basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. CIS105 uses Office 2016 or Office 2019 and either Windows 7, 8, or 10 software.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25057
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Class Started

Notes: Class 25057 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu
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.

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 realted to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge of basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. CIS105 uses Office 2016 or Office 2019 and either Windows 7, 8, or 10 software.

CIS239DL Linux Shell Scripting 3 Credits
Linux Shell Scripting syntax and methods including the automation of system tasks as well as interpreted user-level programming. Course includes the Linux Borne Again Shell (BASH) as well as a variety of industry competitors.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126DL or CIS126RH or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25270
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/13/2020 - 03/04/2020
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class Meets for First Eight (8) Weeks
Class 25270 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started.

CIS261 Hyperledger Blockchain Application Development 3 Credits
Exploration of the theory behind Hyperledger blockchain technology and the development of Hyperledger smart contracts. In-depth emphasis on programming concepts relating to the creation and eventual deployment of smart contracts to the Hyperledger blockchain.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS231 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36619
Downtown Center
DTC 205
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2020 - 03/05/2020
Th
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 36619 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started.

Spring 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
27626
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
03/19/2020 - 05/08/2020
Th
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

4 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Class 27626 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started.

CIS271DL Linux Security 3 Credits
Implementing in-depth security methods and techniques in a Linux-based network environment. Utilize programs, utilities and configuration techniques to provide user-level, file system, and network security. Gain knowledge in a variety of security cracking techniques and how to guard against them. In all aspects of security, the standard of practicing professional ethics seriously emphasized. Preparation for industry certifications such as the SAIR/GNU LCP and LCA certificates, CompTIA's Linux+, RHCT, RHCE, and LPIC.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS240DL or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25153
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
03/16/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

20 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Class Meets for Second Eight (8) Weeks
Class 25153 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started.

Degrees & Awards

  • M.I.T. Sloan School of Management Blockchain Technology Certificate of Completion (January 2019)

  • Red Hat Academy New Instructor of the Year (September 2018)

  • Outstanding Faculty (Business Department, October 2013)

  • 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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