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

Fall 2021

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
24550
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2021 - 10/13/2021
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:30 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 24550 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
24755
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
TuTh
6:00 PM - 9:30 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 24755 Students may contact instructor at: jack.files@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2021

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
23574
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
10/18/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoWe
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Open

4 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 23574 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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