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

Spring 2022

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
30332
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/18/2022 - 03/10/2022
TuTh
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 30332 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

CNT250 Cisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services 8 Credits
Provides Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise advanced knowledge and skills needed for professional-level networking technologies and architecture. Covers the implementation and troubleshooting of advanced routing technologies and services including Layer 3 VPN services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure services. Helps to prepare students to take the Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) certification exam aligned with the CCNP Enterprise, Cisco Certified Specialist - Advanced Infrastructure Implementation certifications.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB, or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certification, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30339
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
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 30339 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2022

CNT203 CCNA Cybersecurity Operations 4 Credits
Uses virtual environments to simulate real-world cybersecurity threat scenarios and create opportunities for practice with ethical hacking, security monitoring, analysis and resolution. Introduces current technical concepts, such as classification of network attacks, monitoring, analysis of network intrusion data, cryptography, prevention and mitigation of network attacks and application of incident response models to manage network security incidents.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT150AB or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35586
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
03/22/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
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 35586 Students may contact instructor at jack.files@mesacc.edu

Summer 2022

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
15690
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
05/31/2022 - 07/21/2022

Closed

No 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.

Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@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.

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

16028
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
05/31/2022 - 07/21/2022

Closed

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: jack.files@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.

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

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
16274
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
05/31/2022 - 07/21/2022
TuTh
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

2 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 16274 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Fall 2022

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
30698
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 10/12/2022
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

15 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 30698 Students may contact the instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

CNT240 Cisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Core 8 Credits
Provides Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise knowledge and skills needed for professional-level networking technologies and architecture. Topics include virtualization, network assurance, security, and automation. Helps to prepare students to take the Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) certification exam aligned with the CCNP Enterprise, CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure, CCIE Enterprise Wireless, and Cisco Certified Specialist - Enterprise core certifications.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CNT160AB, or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certification, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30836
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

16 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 30836 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2022

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 CNT160AB, or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29873
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:30 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 29873 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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