R. E. Byrd Business Building 342
Monday 5 –7pm, Byrd 342
Tuesday 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Byrd 342
Thursday 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Byrd 342
Monday 5 – 7pm, Byrd 342
Tuesday 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Byrd 342
Thursday 3:30 – 5:30 pm, Byrd 342
|Catalog Year/Term||2020-2021 Fall II Semester|
All students are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering that covers the mouth and nose at all times while on Amarillo College campuses, properties and instructional sites. Students with a documented health risk for which they wish to request an exemption under this policy must contact the office of Student Affairs to discuss potential alternative instructional delivery options.
Students working alone in an enclosed space are permitted to remove the mask. However, they must wear the mask at all other times. Should a student wish to eat or drink, he or she may remove the mask to do so provided they stay at least six feet from others.
This policy will be strictly enforced. Failure to follow the policy may result in student discipline.
The college President has the authority to suspend or reenact this policy as the pandemic conditions and data warrant without the necessity of board action.
|Recording Policy||Class sessions may be audio- and/or video-recorded for the purposes of student-participant reference and access by other students enrolled in the same course and will only be posted in Blackboard. Students are not permitted to make their own recordings of class sessions or to share or distribute recordings of class sessions. NOTE: Students with specific electronic recording accommodations authorized by the Amarillo College disAbility services may record classes; however, the instructor must be notified in written documentation of any such accommodation prior to recording. Any distribution of recordings outside of Blackboard is prohibited.|
If you have a disability (learning, mental, physical) that affects your ability to participate effectively and have access to any program or service at Amarillo College please contact Disability Services at (806) 345-5639 . Our offices are located in the Student Service Center office 112. More information may be found at www.actx.edu/disability.
Amarillo College Web Accessibility Policy Statement
Amarillo College is committed to providing equal access to all programs and services, including all working, learning, and service environments that affect equal access for persons with disabilities. This commitment to provide equal access and opportunity for persons with disabilities is in compliance with federal and state law. Amarillo College also strives to provide Electronic and Information Resources (EIR) that are accessible to all authorized users.
If you find you are unable to access material in an accessible format please contact the Disability Services Office at (806) 345-5639 . This office will work in conjunction with other campus resources to address and accommodate your issue in a timely manner.
|Statement for Mental Health and Advocacy & Resource Center:||As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/ . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is https://www.actx.edu/arc|
|Amarillo College Tutoring for Success Policy:|
The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.
|Administrative Drop Policy||Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016|
|Student Withdrawal Procedures|
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
|Course||ITNW-1309-001 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing|
|Course Description||Introduction to Cloud computing from a business and technical perspective, including Cloud concepts, services, architecture, system integration, connectivity, data center migration, administration, security, compliance, and technical support. Coverage includes preparation for industry certifications. Topics may adapt to changes in industry practices.|
|Student Resources||Student Resources Website|
|Occupational License Disclaimer|
Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
|Hours||(3 sem; 2 lec, 4 lab)|
|Class Type||Online Course|
CompTIA Cloud+ Guide to Cloud Computing
Author: Jill West
Access Code for Cengage Unlimited Required: Please check with the AC Bookstore to purchase your code.
Access to PC Computers are available in the CIS Department at Amarillo College.
Laptop or Desktop Computer using Windows 10 OS or Above
Reliable Access to the Internet
College-Ruled Notebook, Pen or Pencil
End-of-Course Outcomes: Identify the essential characteristics of Cloud services, including: on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, and measured service; describe the organizational capabilities relevant for realizing Cloud benefits, including adequate planning, required IT skills, gradual/staged migration pathways, identifying critical success factors, etc.; describe the steps that lead to the successful adoption of Cloud and the implications for organizations; describe data center infrastructure management (DCIM) processes and solutions, including the software and hardware tools used to organize and manage resources; create, manage, and scale a virtual server in a Cloud environment; describe Cloud maintenance operations including: security patches, updating Cloud elements, and backup operations; identify business drivers for Cloud computing and assessing their economic impact.
In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .
If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".
It is the policy of the Career and Technical Education Division and the Electronics Program that pagers and cell phones must be turned off or in silent mode in the classroom setting and pagers and cell phones must be turned off while in labs.
It is the policy of the Career and Technical Education Division and the Electronics Program that food and drink may be allowed in the classroom setting, at the discretion of the instructor, but food and drink are not allowed in labs.
Grading Criteria/Grading Scale:
The following criteria will be used to determine your grade:
Weekly Zoom Attendance
Cengage Module Quizzes
Cengage Live Virtual Machine Labs
|Cengage Post-Assessment Quiz - Final||Cengage Online||30%|
All work is provided for each student at the beginning of the semester. It is your responsibility to ensure all work is completed by the scheduled dates.
** This is an accelerated 8 week course and requires substantial work outside of class.
Chris George – Instructor
The weeks chapter work including Review Quizzes, Live Virtual Machine Labs, and other assigned materials are due by Midnight on the day prior to the first class meeting of the week. Late work will be assessed a 5 point penalty for every late day. A “Zero” will be recorded in the grade book for any assignment more than a week late!
Zoom Meeting: Syllabus Introduction, Discuss Cengage Modules 1-2
Online: Complete Live Virtual Machine Lab Prerequisite and CompTIA Cloud+ Pre-Assessment Quiz;
Complete Module 1 - 2 Reading and Module1 and 2: Live Virtual Machine Labs
Complete Module 1 and 2 Review Quiz
Zoom Meeting: Discuss Cengage Modules 3
Online: Complete Module 3 Reading and Module 3: Live Virtual Machine Labs
Complete Module 3 Review Quiz
Zoom Meeting: Discuss Cengage Module 4-5
Online: Complete Module 4-5 Reading and Module 4 and 5: Live Virtual Machine Labs
Complete Module 4 and 5 Review Quiz
Zoom Meeting: Discuss Cengage Module 6
Online: Complete Module 6 Reading and Module 6: Live Virtual Machine Labs
Complete Module 6 Review Quiz
Zoom Meeting: Discuss Cengage Module 7
Online: Complete Module 7 Reading and Module 7: Live Virtual Machine Labs
Complete Module 7 Review Quiz
Zoom Meeting: Discuss Cengage Modules 8
Online: Complete Module 8 Reading and Module 8: Live Virtual Machine Labs
Complete Module 8 Review Quiz
Zoom Meeting: Discuss Cengage Module 9
Online: Complete Module 9 Reading and Module 9: Live Virtual Machine Labs
Complete Module 9 Review Quiz
Zoom Meeting: Discuss Cengage Module 10
Online: Complete Module 10 Reading and Module 10: Live Virtual Machine Labs
Complete Module 10 Review Quiz
Final Due: Complete Cengage CYSA+ Post Assessment Quiz and
Congratulations! You made it!
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