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. 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. 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 so it is not necessary to come to the campus.

Classes Taught

Fall 2021

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
24009
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2021 - 10/14/2021
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.

8 GB USB flash drive recommended.

Class 24009 Students may contact the instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

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
37216
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2021 - 10/11/2021
Mo
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.

Students may contact instructor at dennis.kibbe@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
24640
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/25/2021 - 10/13/2021
We
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.

Class 24640 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2021

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
24023
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
10/19/2021 - 12/17/2021
TuTh
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

14 of 19
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.

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

Class 24023 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
40214
Dobson Campus
Independent Study
Lecture/Lab
09/07/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

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 40214 Please contact the instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu for enrollment information. Enrollment is by permission only and is for students in the CyberSecurity and/or Networking degree programs. This course is replacing CIS298AC Special Projects.

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

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
24650
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
10/20/2021 - 12/17/2021
We
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

13 of 25
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 24650 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

  • Red Hat Academy New Instructor of the Year
  • AWS Certified Instructor

  • AWS Cloud Architect Associate

  • Novell Certified Linux Administrator Certification

  • Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 Certificate

  • VMware Certified Associate Certificate

  • Quality Matters Peer Reviewer

  • MCC Gold Star Certification CIS126DL and CIS238DL

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

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