JB Files

Residential Faculty - Cisco CCNP Program, CCNA Security

Business

Office: BA 40 - Room: 20

480-461-7713

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM4:45 PM - 6:00 PM4:45 PM - 6:00 PM4:45 PM - 6:00 PM 

Also Available By Appointment for in-person, or online meetings.

Profile

Member: Arizona Technology Council Cybersecurity Committee.
Recently recognized by Cisco Systems with an  "INSTRUCTOR EXCELLENCE"  award.
Recent Student Survey Results:

*ALL*  STUDENTS ANSWERED WITH THE  *HIGHEST*  RATING POSSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • I would recommend this instructor to others.
  • The instructor encourages questions and/or participation and makes good use of examples and illustrations.
  • The instructor maintains a positive atmosphere in the class and seems to enjoy teaching.

DO YOU FEEL THE CLASS PERIOD IS USED EFFECTIVELY?

  • Yes.  Instructor has excellent presentation skills.
  • Yes, JB covers the material very well and answers any questions we have.

DO YOU FEEL THE INSTRUCTOR DISPLAYS RESPECT FOR STUDENTS?

  • Yes, He understands that we work and are busy and is flexible.
  • Yes. Instructor is great.

DO YOU FEEL THE INSTRUCTOR RESPONDS EFFECTIVELY TO THE STUDENTS' NEEDS FOR CLARIFICATION?

  • Yes, very patient and helpful.
  • Yes. Instructor has an excellent attitude.
  • Yes JB does a wonderful job at teaching and engaging the class.

 

Classes Taught

Spring 2020

CNT220 CCNP SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switching 4 Credits
Development of knowledge and skills in building, monitoring, and maintaining switching in converged enterprise networks using advanced and multi-layer switching technologies. Planning, configuring, securing and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. Hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB, or CCNA industry certification, or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: CNT200.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27139
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/15/2020 - 03/04/2020
We
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 27139 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.
Class 27139 Remote live attendance via video-conference may be available to students with prior arrangement and instructor permission. Labs use real equipment that students access remotely. Remote students are not restricted to just attending remotely; they have the option to attend any class session In-Person as well. We highly recommend In-Person attendance on the first day of class. Video recording of the slides and lecture can be made available for studying or review to any student enrolled in the class. The student must have attended class that day, either remote or in person, or have an excused absence. Contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu for details and limitations, or to facilitate remote attendance of the class.
Class 27139 Aligns with 300-401 Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies Exam (ENCOR) for the new Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) industry certification. (This exam is also part of the process to achieve CCIE certification.) Students attend in-person or via LIVE interactive video conferencing. Sessions are recorded for additional study. Contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu for details.

Spring Flex Start 2020

CNT200 CCNP ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing 4 Credits
Development of knowledge and skills needed to manage Internet Protocol (IP) traffic and access, understand scalable internetworks and Quality of Service (QoS), configure advanced routing protocols Border Gateway Protocol [BGP], Intermediate System to Intermediate System [IS-IS], Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol [EIGRP], Open Shortest Path First [OSPF], as well as multicast routing, Internet Protocol (IPv6), and perform advanced IP addressing configuration, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Preparation for Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) exam.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB, or CCNA industry certification, or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: CNT220.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37056
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
03/18/2020 - 05/08/2020
We
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 37056 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: jack.files@mesacc.edu
Class 37056 Aligns with 300-410 Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services Exam (ENARSI) for the new Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) industry certification. Students attend in-person or via LIVE interactive video conferencing. Sessions are recorded for additional study. Contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu for details.

CNT205 Cisco Certified Network Associate Security 4 Credits
Associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. Development of a security infrastructure, identification of threats and vulnerabilities to networks. Mitigation of security threats. Core security technologies. Installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices. Competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT170AA or Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA) certification or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36620
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
03/16/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 36620 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.

36622
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
03/17/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 36622 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.

Summer 2020

CNT160AA Scaling Networks 4 Credits
Architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in large and complex networks. Configuring routers and switches for advanced functionality. Configuring and troubleshooting routers and switches and resolving common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Developing the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network. Preparation for Cisco certification examination.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150AA, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17431
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
05/26/2020 - 06/25/2020
MoTuWeTh
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

17 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 17431 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: jack.files@mesacc.edu

CNT205 Cisco Certified Network Associate Security 4 Credits
Associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. Development of a security infrastructure, identification of threats and vulnerabilities to networks. Mitigation of security threats. Core security technologies. Installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices. Competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT170AA or Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA) certification or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
18303
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
06/29/2020 - 07/30/2020
MoTuWeTh
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

19 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 18303 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: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Fall 2020

CNT200 CCNP ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing 4 Credits
Development of knowledge and skills needed to manage Internet Protocol (IP) traffic and access, understand scalable internetworks and Quality of Service (QoS), configure advanced routing protocols Border Gateway Protocol [BGP], Intermediate System to Intermediate System [IS-IS], Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol [EIGRP], Open Shortest Path First [OSPF], as well as multicast routing, Internet Protocol (IPv6), and perform advanced IP addressing configuration, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Preparation for Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) exam.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB, or CCNA industry certification, or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: CNT220.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
39053
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/25/2020 - 10/13/2020
Tu
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 39053 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: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2020

CNT205 Cisco Certified Network Associate Security 4 Credits
Associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. Development of a security infrastructure, identification of threats and vulnerabilities to networks. Mitigation of security threats. Core security technologies. Installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices. Competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT170AA or Certified Cisco Networking Associate (CCNA) certification or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35374
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
10/19/2020 - 12/18/2020
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

18 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 35374 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: jack.files@mesacc.edu
Class 35374 Remote live attendance via video-conference may be available to students with prior arrangement and instructor permission. Labs use real equipment that students access remotely. Remote students are not restricted to just attending remotely; they have the option to attend any class session In-Person as well. We highly recommend In-Person attendance on the first day of class. Video recording of the slides and lecture can be made available for studying or review to any student enrolled in the class. The student must have attended class that day, either remote or in person, or have an excused absence. Contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu for details and limitations, or to facilitate remote attendance of the class.

35373
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
10/20/2020 - 12/18/2020
TuTh
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 35373 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: jack.files@mesacc.edu
Class 35373 Remote live attendance via video-conference may be available to students with prior arrangement and instructor permission. Labs use real equipment that students access remotely. Remote students are not restricted to just attending remotely; they have the option to attend any class session In-Person as well. We highly recommend In-Person attendance on the first day of class. Video recording of the slides and lecture can be made available for studying or review to any student enrolled in the class. The student must have attended class that day, either remote or in person, or have an excused absence. Contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu for details and limitations, or to facilitate remote attendance of the class.

CNT220 CCNP SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switching 4 Credits
Development of knowledge and skills in building, monitoring, and maintaining switching in converged enterprise networks using advanced and multi-layer switching technologies. Planning, configuring, securing and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. Hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB, or CCNA industry certification, or permission of Instructor. Corequisites: CNT200.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36226
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
10/20/2020 - 12/18/2020
Tu
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 36226 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.
Class 36226 Remote live attendance via video-conference may be available to students with prior arrangement and instructor permission. Labs use real equipment that students access remotely. Remote students are not restricted to just attending remotely; they have the option to attend any class session In-Person as well. We highly recommend In-Person attendance on the first day of class. Video recording of the slides and lecture can be made available for studying or review to any student enrolled in the class. The student must have attended class that day, either remote or in person, or have an excused absence. Contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu for details and limitations, or to facilitate remote attendance of the class.

Degrees & Awards

Contracted by a division of O'Reilly Publishing to write a book on network security. Publish date expected 2018.

Appointed by Governor Ducey, and confirmed by the Senate, to a commission for Trial Court Judge Appointments.

Recently recognized by Cisco Systems with an "INSTRUCTOR EXCELLENCE" award.

A.A.S - Information Technology: Cisco Networking - Summa Cum Laude - SMCC

B.S. - Finance- Summa Cum Laude - ASU - University Honors College

B.S. - Real Estate- Summa Cum Laude - ASU - University Honors College

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