Dennis Kibbe

Residential Faculty - Computer Informations Systems

Computer Information Systems

Office: BA 40 - Room: BA025

480-461-7246

480-228-8112 (mobile)

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Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM3:30 PM - 5:30 PM3:30 PM - 5:30 PM3:30 PM - 5:30 PM 

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I'm always available to meet with students. I'm typically on campus one hour before class and during the office hours listed above. Feel free to schedule an appointment during those times, either in person or via Zoom. If those times don't work for you, let me know, and we can find a time that suits you better.

Profile

As a nationally recognized Red Hat Academy instructor I have been teaching the Linux operating system since 2008. Two of my courses have received Mesa Community College's Gold Star certification for instructional excellence. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux courses I teach use the official Red Hat Academy curriculum which will help prepare you to pass the Red Hat RHCSA and RHCE exams. As a Red Hat Academy MCC students can receive a discount on the Red Hat certification exams. The Amazon Web Services courses I teach use the official AWS curriculum and align with industry recognized AWS certifications. Students enrolled in my AWS courses are eligible to receive a discount voucher on AWS certification exams. In addition to teaching the Red Hat and AWS courses I am a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer and a certified Amazon Web Services instructor. In addition, I hold blockchain certificates of completion from MIT's Sloan School of Management and the University of Buffalo.

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

CIS126RH Red Hat System Administration I 3 Credits

Introduction to core administration skills needed to manage a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. This Red Hat Academy course helps prepare for the Red Hat certification exams using a hands-on, task-focused curriculum. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28792
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2024 - 03/06/2024
MoWe
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Closed

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

This course will be taught with multiple attendance options. Contact your instructor for more information.

Class 28792 8 GB USB flash drive recommended.

Class 28792 Students may contact the instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CIS275DL Linux Capstone 3 Credits

The Linux Capstone course aggregates the skills, knowledge, communication, and critical thinking skills from the Linux Program. This course is to emulate a production environment that prepares students to work as a Linux Systems Administrator. The course helps to prepare students for Linux Industry certification exams.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS240DL, or CIS240RH, or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32072

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 32072 students may contact instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CLD110 Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations 3 Credits

Provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. Helps to prepare students for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

Prerequisites: None. CIS105 suggested but not required.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28699

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/18/2024 - 03/07/2024
Th
5:45 PM - 8:15 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.

This course will be taught with multiple attendance options. Contact your instructor for more information.

Class 28699 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CLD130 Amazon Web Services Cloud Developing 3 Credits

Designed to provide technical knowledge and skills in cloud technology that can be developed with Amazon Web Services (AWS) software development kit (SDK). Focus on best practices for building and deploying secure applications in the AWS Cloud. Helps to prepare students for the AWS Certified Developer - Associate examination.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CLD120 or equivalent AAWS Certified Solutions Architect v Associate certification. CLD110 and CNT140AB recommended.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34811

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
Open Entry / Open Exit
01/16/2024 - 03/08/2024

Open

19 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.

Students have eight weeks to complete the course from time of enrollment.

Class 34811 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2024

CLD120 Amazon Web Services Cloud Architect Associate 3 Credits

Fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Focus on how to optimize use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and best practices for the AWS Cloud and how they fit into cloud-based solutions. Covers design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, as well as strategies and services implemented on AWS.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CLD110 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28700

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
03/21/2024 - 05/10/2024
Th
5:45 PM - 8:15 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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

This is an accelerated course and will require more time outside of class engaging with the material and completing assignments. Students may contact instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

34810
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
03/19/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
5:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Open

19 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 34810 This is an accelerated course and will require more time outside of class engaging with the material and completing assignments. Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Summer 2024

CLD110 Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations 3 Credits

Provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. Helps to prepare students for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

Prerequisites: None. CIS105 suggested but not required.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17138
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
07/02/2024 - 08/01/2024
TuTh
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Open

18 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

This course will be taught with multiple attendance options. Contact your instructor for more information.

Class 17138 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

CIS126RH Red Hat System Administration I 3 Credits

Introduction to core administration skills needed to manage a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. This Red Hat Academy course helps prepare for the Red Hat certification exams using a hands-on, task-focused curriculum. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15877
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2024 - 10/10/2024
Th
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 15877 Students may contact the instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CLD110 Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations 3 Credits

Provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. Helps to prepare students for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

Prerequisites: None. CIS105 suggested but not required.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15145

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/21/2024 - 10/09/2024
We
5:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Open

20 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 15145 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Fall Flex Start 2024

CIS238RH Red Hat System Administration II 3 Credits

Continue to develop core administration skills needed to manage a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. This Red Hat Academy course helps to prepare students for the Red Hat certification exams using a hands-on, task-focused curriculum.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS126RH, or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14789
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 14789 Students may contact the instructor at dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CLD110 Amazon Web Services Cloud Foundations 3 Credits

Provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. Helps to prepare students for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam.

Prerequisites: None. CIS105 suggested but not required.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16323

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
10/17/2024 - 12/13/2024
Th
5:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Open

17 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 16323 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

CLD120 Amazon Web Services Cloud Architect Associate 3 Credits

Fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Focus on how to optimize use of the AWS Cloud by understanding AWS services and best practices for the AWS Cloud and how they fit into cloud-based solutions. Covers design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, as well as strategies and services implemented on AWS.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CLD110 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15779

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture/Lab
10/16/2024 - 12/13/2024
We
5:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Open

20 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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 15779 Students may contact instructor at: dennis.kibbe@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

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