Robert J. Danielson

Residential Faculty - Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems

480-461-7725

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise 3 Credits
Introduction to vSphere and VMware ESXI server in the enterprise. Covers many aspects of virtualization for VMware ESXI server administration. Designed to develop knowledge and skills required to install, configure and troubleshoot a VMware ESXI Server (vSphere) including basic network functions.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in [CIS105 and (BPC270 or MST150++) and (CIS126DL or CIS126RH) and (CIS190 or CNT140AB)] or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38590
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
Open Entry / Open Exit
08/22/2022 - 09/09/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Open Entry class that does not meet at specific class times. Student start dates can be 8/22, 8/29 or 9/5 and you will have 14 weeks to complete the classwork. Please contact Liz Murphy (c.murphy@mesacc.edu or 480-461-7711) if you wish to enroll in this class. 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 38590 Students may contact instructor at: robert.danielson@mesacc.edu

Class 38590 has recorded lectures/demonstrations and access to live labs. This class helps prepare students for the VMware Certified Professional – DataCenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV) exam and upon successful completion students will receive a discounted voucher for the exam.

Class 38590 does not meet on campus and is totally self-paced but has due dates for assignments and activities submissions. The class will cover vSphere 6.7 and has many hours of recorded discussion, lecture and demonstrations to help you with learning the content of the class. You will have access to live labs that relate to course content. This class is intended to help prepare you for the “VMware vSphere 6.7 Foundations” exam which is one of the exams required for the VCP-DCV 2020 certification. Upon passing the class you will receive a discount voucher to be used towards this exam and also provides the requirement to “attend one of the required training courses” for the VCP certification. Your instructor is a VMware Certified Instructor with many years of experience with many vSphere products.

https://www.mesacc.edu/departments/computer-information-systems/open-entry

CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3 Credits
Threats to security of information systems; responsibilities and basic tools for information security, including communication security, infrastructure security, organizational security and basic cryptography. Introduction to the language of network security and hardware, software and firmware components of an information security system for local, metropolitan, enterprise, and wide area networks. Helps prepare participants for the Comptia Security+ exam and the GIAC Security Essentials Certificate (GSEC).
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BPC270 or CIS190 or CNT140AB or MST150++ or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28419
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 10/14/2022

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 28419 Students may contact instructor at: robert.danielson@mesacc.edu

MST150WT Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows 10 3 Credits
In-depth exploration of how to effectively install and configure Windows 10. Includes features of Windows 10, virtualization improvements, network connectivity, access to resources, monitor and maintain Windows clients and backup and recovery. Designed to prepare students for the Microsoft Windows 10 certification examination. Prerequisites: None. CIS190 or CNT140AB suggested but not required.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30078
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2022 - 10/12/2022
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.

Every student needs to have a headset with a built-in microphone to participate in this class. Students may contact instructor at: robert.danielson@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2022

CIS198 VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale 3 Credits
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale is designed for experienced VMware vSphere users. It teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will configure and optimize the vSphere features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure and discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. It enables you to understand vSphere at a deeper level and how to use advanced features and controls.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS197.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30436
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

8 of 16
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.

Class 30436 Every student needs to have a headset with a built-in microphone or a phone with which to call in order to participate in this class. The students will have the opportunity to interact live with the instructor and all other students during this online class meeting. There are assignments and activities that are required outside of class time. This class is one of two classes that help prepare you for the VMware Certified Professional Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification. These classes should be taken in the following order: CIS197 (related to the vSphere Foundations Exam) CIS198 (related to the VCP-DCV Exam) After successfully receiving a passing grade, you can receive a voucher which provides proof that you attended a certified course, which meets the VCP certification requirement to "Attend one of the required training courses." After successfully completing these two certification tests using at least one of the vouchers provide with the course, you will earn the current VCP-DCV certification. The vouchers also provide the student with a discount on the cost of the exam. Students may contact robert.danielson@mesacc.edu for more information about the class.

CIS200 VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage 3 Credits
This comprehensive, fast-paced training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX. This course covers NSX as a part of the software-defined data center platform, implementation use cases along with features of NSX, and functionality operating at Layer 2 through Layer 7 of the OSI model. Lecture and hands-on lab activities support the student's understanding of NSX features, functionality, and on-going management and control.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS197.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30769
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
10/18/2022 - 12/16/2022
Tu
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

14 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 30769 This class helps prepare you for the VMware Certified Professional Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) certification. This class should be taken after the CIS197 (related to the vSphere Foundations Exam). Unfortunately, there is no voucher provided for this class and it does not count towards the attendance requirement for the VCP-NV. However, if you are already a VCP, you could take the VCP-NV test and it would certify you as a VCP-NV. You would also give you a dual VCP badge which you could post on LinkedIn and other sites. Students may contact robert.danielson@mesacc.edu for more information about the class. Every student needs to have a headset with a built-in microphone or a phone with which to call in order to participate in this class.

MST160 Azure Administrator 4 Credits
Teaches IT professionals how to manage Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, backup and share data, and monitor solutions.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MST150WT, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36735
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

5 of 24
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.

Spring 2023

CIS197 VMware ESXI Server Enterprise 3 Credits
Introduction to vSphere and VMware ESXI server in the enterprise. Covers many aspects of virtualization for VMware ESXI server administration. Designed to develop knowledge and skills required to install, configure and troubleshoot a VMware ESXI Server (vSphere) including basic network functions.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in [CIS105 and (BPC270 or MST150++) and (CIS126DL or CIS126RH) and (CIS190 or CNT140AB)] or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30165
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2023 - 03/10/2023

Open

16 of 16
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.

Class 30165 Students may contact instructor at: robert.danielson@mesacc.edu

Class 30165 This class is one of two classes that help prepare you for the VMware Certified Professional – Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification. These classes should be taken in the following order: CIS197 (related to the vSphere Foundations Exam) CIS198 (related to the VCP-DCV Exam) After successfully receiving a passing grade, you can receive a voucher which provides proof that you attended a certified course, which meets the VCP certification requirement to “Attend one of the required training courses.” After successfully completing these two certification tests using at least one of the vouchers provide with the course, you will earn the current VCP-DCV certification. The vouchers also provide the student with a discount on the cost of the exam. Students may contact robert.danielson@mesacc.edu for more information about the class.

CIS270 Essentials of Network and Information Security 3 Credits
Threats to security of information systems; responsibilities and basic tools for information security, including communication security, infrastructure security, organizational security and basic cryptography. Introduction to the language of network security and hardware, software and firmware components of an information security system for local, metropolitan, enterprise, and wide area networks. Helps prepare participants for the Comptia Security+ exam and the GIAC Security Essentials Certificate (GSEC).
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BPC270 or CIS190 or CNT140AB or MST150++ or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29825
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2023 - 03/10/2023

Open

20 of 20
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.

Class 29825 Students may contact instructor at: robert.danielson@mesacc.edu

MST150WT Installing and Configuring Microsoft Windows 10 3 Credits
In-depth exploration of how to effectively install and configure Windows 10. Includes features of Windows 10, virtualization improvements, network connectivity, access to resources, monitor and maintain Windows clients and backup and recovery. Designed to prepare students for the Microsoft Windows 10 certification examination. Prerequisites: None. CIS190 or CNT140AB suggested but not required.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29857
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2023 - 03/07/2023
Tu
6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Open

20 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 29857 Students may contact instructor at: robert.danielson@mesacc.edu

MST160 Azure Administrator 4 Credits
Teaches IT professionals how to manage Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, manage network traffic, implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, backup and share data, and monitor solutions.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MST150WT, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34014
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2023 - 03/10/2023

Open

20 of 20
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.

Class 34014 Students may contact instructor at robert.danielson@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2023

CIS198 VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale 3 Credits
VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale is designed for experienced VMware vSphere users. It teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will configure and optimize the vSphere features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure and discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. It enables you to understand vSphere at a deeper level and how to use advanced features and controls.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS197.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30379
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
03/20/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

16 of 16
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.

Class 30379 This class is one of two classes that help prepare you for the VMware Certified Professional Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification. These classes should be taken in the following order: CIS197 (related to the vSphere Foundations Exam) CIS198 (related to the VCP-DCV Exam) After successfully receiving a passing grade, you can receive a voucher which provides proof that you attended a certified course, which meets the VCP certification requirement to "Attend one of the required training courses." After successfully completing these two certification tests using at least one of the vouchers provide with the course, you will earn the current VCP-DCV certification. The vouchers also provide the student with a discount on the cost of the exam. Students may contact robert.danielson@mesacc.edu for more information about the class.

MST260 Microsoft Azure Cloud Development and Operations 3 Credits
Designed to provide technical information and skills required to develop and operate Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure environments. Describes the design processes and implementation strategies for application and infrastructure that enable continuous integration, testing, and delivery, as well as infrastructure as code and process monitoring. Emphasizes processes, and technologies required to increase software delivery velocity and improve service reliability. Helps to prepare students for the Microsoft AZ-400, Azure DevOps Engineer or DevOps Institute, DevOps Foundation exams.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (CIS156 and MST160) or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34015
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
03/20/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

20 of 20
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.

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