JB Files

Residential Faculty - Cisco CCNP Program, CCNA Security

Computer Information Systems

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

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
17637
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
Lecture/Lab
05/26/2020 - 06/25/2020
MoTuWeTh
9:10 AM - 11:10 AM

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.

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 17637 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@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.

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
LIVE ONLINE
Lecture/Lab
05/26/2020 - 06/25/2020
MoTuWeTh
6:00 PM - 9:30 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 17431 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Fall 2020

CNT140AB Introduction to Networks 4 Credits
Focus on the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced. Students will build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Preparation for Cisco certification examination. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38702
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2020 - 10/14/2020
MoWe
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Closed

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 38702 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

CNT160AB Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation 4 Credits
Focus on the configuration of routers and switches within small and medium size networks for advanced functionality including Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Network security, Access Control Lists (ACLs), Network Address Translation (NAT), Wide Area Network (WAN) concepts, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Quality of Service (QOS), network management, design, troubleshooting, virtualization, and automation. Preparation for Cisco certification examination. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150AB or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38710
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2020 - 10/14/2020
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

6 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 38710 Students may contact the instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2020

CNT150AB Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 4 Credits
Focus on configuring switches and routers for use in small and medium size networks. Including Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), VLAN trunking, Inter-VLAN routing, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), EtherChannel, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), First Hop Redundancy, Local area Network (LAN) and Switch security, and Static routing. Knowledge and skills needed to implement a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is also covered. Preparation for Cisco certification examination. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT140AB or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38707
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
Lecture/Lab
10/19/2020 - 12/18/2020
MoWe
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Open

19 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 38707 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
35374
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
Lecture/Lab
10/19/2020 - 12/18/2020
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

9 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 35374 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

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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