|Dr. Scott Beckstrand||Phone: 651-4464||Office: 2659B||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
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Course Objectives 220-1001
Course Objectives 220-1002
Required: LabSim PC Pro.
Key Ordering Information|
Recommended: CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide 10th Edition. Meyers, McGraw-Hill, 978-1260454031
All due dates are indicated in Canvas. There are assignments due each week throughout the semester. Please review the dates regularly. Late submissions are allowed (with penalty) as indicated in the Orientation document.
This course will prepare you to take and pass the current CompTIA A+ tests. The course consists of videos, lessons, labs, short exams, and final. All labs and exams are in LabSim. The final is in LabSim. Please note the table above for required due dates for the LabSim sections (labs and exams). If you complete the first sections before the mid-semester deadline, you can continue to work on the following sections. You may repeat the labs and exams as many times as you desire, the last attempt will be used for the grade. The Final test will become available on May 11th and must be taken no later than 11:59pm on May 14th. The final can only be taken once and will be available under the Certification tab. There may be a difference in the score shown at TestOut and the score imported to Canvas. This is due to normalizing the base points (2000). The PC Build and PC Game assignments are done using the simulation software. This software should be downloaded and installed as soon as possible. The first PC Game assignment is due at the end of Week Three. Select the PC Build module, click on the link to download the software and start the install. Once installed, contact me for the required software key via Canvas messaging or email. The PC Build can be done anytime during the semester. Missing or incomplete build submissions will not receive credit. Please contact me if you have any questions.
The course objectives are the CompTIA objectives for the A+ certification exams. While one outcome for the class is to be able to meet the objectives provided by CompTIA, certification is the main goal. It is expected that students passing the class will be able to take and pass the certification tests, the probability being related to the final grade received. Discount vouchers for the CompTIA test can be found at http://itcert.csn.edu.
This syllabus is subject to change as deemed appropriate by the instructor with notification.
No exceptions can or will be made on the deadlines.
Important Note: If you have any concerns about this course and/or me, please contact me first. If I cannot resolve your issue, please contact the CIT Department Office at 702-651-5976. You will be directed to the appropriate Program Director or the Department Chair. You will remain anonymous, if possible, and all communications will be strictly confidential. Please DO NOT wait until the last minute to make your concerns known to me and/or to the CIT Department
I am not able to Withdrawal students. If you need to withdrawal please contact the registration office.
Your grade will be determined as follows:
|Labs & Exams||65%|
|PC Bld Game||15%|
* 3 bonus points
|Percentage Range||Grade||Percentage Range||Grade||Percentage Range||Grade|
You are expected to complete your own work in this class. Cheating on exams or lab exercises is not fair to students who are honestly studying. Cheating is also subject to penalties, which can include getting a zero for the exam or lab exercise or failing the course. The full list of possible penalties is listed in the CSN Student Academic Integrity Policy. Please make yourself familiar with this policy (https://at.csn.edu/documents/student-academic-integrity-policy).
CSN Student Email
All students enrolled at CSN have a CSN Student Email account. Beginning February 1, 2020, all information from the college will be sent to your CSN-issued student email address (enrollment information, financial aid information, cashier information, college events, etc.). It is extremely important that you check your student email daily. You can access your student email through GoCSN (go.csn.edu). Once you validate your student email address you will have access to Microsoft Office 365 for up to five devices and 1TB of OneDrive storage. www.csn.edu/email
CSN ADA and DRC
The College of Southern Nevada is committed to making physical facilities and instructional programs accessible to students with disabilities. If you have a disability that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, please visit the Disability Resource Center (DRC) so that such accommodations can be considered. All discussions will remain confidential. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) has offices at all three campus locations as the focal point for coordination of services for students with disabilities. If you have a physical, emotional, or mental disability that “substantially limits one or more major life activities (including walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working),” and will require accommodation in this class, please contact the DRC at WC (702) 651-5644 , or email at WCDRCStaff@csn.edu at NLV (702) 651-4045, or email at CYDRCStaff@csn.edu and at HNC (702) 651-3795, or email at HCDRCStaff@csn.edu. For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services contact (702) 651- 4448, or email at Deaf.HH.Services@csn.edu. Students that receive accommodation letters, please meet with me to discuss the provisions of those accommodations as soon as possible.
When you choose to become a student at CSN, you accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in CSN’s academic and social community. You can find policies covering students such as the Student Conduct, Students’ Right to Know, Students’ Academic Integrity, and Disruptive and Abusive Student in the following locations
CSN Libraries provides support for students completing assignments that require research and the use of information. Librarians are available to students for one-on-one assistance locating and citing quality information either online https://library.csn.edu/ask/ or at one of our campus libraries https://library.csn.edu/
Centers for Academic Success (CAS) provides quality DROP-IN academic assistance to all students enrolled in for-credit courses at CSN. CSN CAS Tutors are available online through Smarthinking, which is accessed in the Canvas online learning management system. View a tutorial video on how to access CSN Tutors/Learning Assistants online at How to Access CSN Tutors in Smarthinking. You may choose “Submit a Question” if you don’t have time for a live session. A Tutor responds to offline questions within 24 hours. Contact us at one of campus phone numbers, and we will assist you with accessing all learning support. Academic learning support includes assistance with placement test preparation, learning strategies, Canvas, Smarthinking online tutoring, Microsoft Office, reading, writing, oral presentations, math, and science. CAS Tutors also provide support in facilitating study groups. You may experience embedded learning assistance in one of your first-year courses. Professors and CAS Staff will make you aware of how to access services as part of your course curriculum. CAS is open Monday through Sunday to be more accessible to all students – Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Smarthinking tutors are available 24/7. You may visit www.csn.edu/centers-academic-success for more details or contact us at one of our offices during our regular operational hours: Charleston Centers (702-651-5732), North Las Vegas Learning Commons (702-651-4232), Henderson Learning Commons (702-651-3125).
Early Alert Referral Program (MyCoyotePLAN) – A referral program to connect students with college resources when assistance is needed to achieve success. Referrals may be initiated by faculty and staff as well by students through MyCoyotePLAN. After a referral is submitted, students will receive an email notification and will be contacted by the department to which they were referred to offer assistance.