CIS 186

CIS 186 Course Information for Fall 2007


Contact Information

  • Rick Graziani
  • Email:
  • Office: room 2552
  • Phone: 831-479-5783

Class Information

  • Monday 12:00 noon - 4:00pm
  • Room 2502
  • Section 54626



Text and other Materials

  • Required text: none
  • Optional Text: Cisco Press ISCW Exam Certification Guide


Classroom Policies

In order to make our class a comfortable and encouraging learning environment for everyone, everyone is expected to abide by the following policies.


Class Policies - General

  • Please treat other students, the instructor, and guests with courtesy and respect.
  • Please do your best to be on-time for class. If you are late, enter quietly and find out what you missed from another student.
  • Please listen when others are speaking.
  • A student who misses 3 weeks of classes may be dropped from the course.
  • Bigotry and prejudices of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • Any unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated.
  • Communications with others including discussion areas and email, will be done in a professional, courteous, and polite manner.

Class Policies - Use of Computers, Cell Phones, Pagers, PDAs, Laptops, etc.

  • Computers, Cell Phones, Pagers, PDAs, laptops and similar devices may not be used during class. 
  • We want to focus on the course curriculum and not have other distractions.
  • For the courtesy of others, put all pagers and cell phones on silent mode or turn them off.
  • If you need to take a call, answer the call outside of the classroom.
  • No computers, PDAs, laptops, or similar devices may be used during class unless approved by the instructor.
  • No email, text messaging or instant messaging allowed during class, except during breaks.

Class Policies - Classroom Computers

  • The computers in the classroom are for instructional purposes used by a several classes.
  • Do not install any software on the computers in the classroom or the lab.
  • Do not copy any software from any of the computers in the classroom or the lab.
  • Do not change the desktop or any of the default configurations of the computer unless it is part of a lab exercise.
  • Any misuse of the equipment will not be tolerated.

If you cannot abide by these policies, please withdraw from the class.



Letter Grade

  • 40% - Assignments and Labs
  • 25% - Midterm
  • 25% - Final Exam

Credit - No Credit Option

  • Get what you want out of the course.
  • Repeatability 4 times
  • Credit





  Getting Help

Please don't hesitate to see me if you need some help, have some questions, or just want to talk about networking. I am always available during my office hours and also by appointment. You can call me at any time, my number is 479-5783, although email always works best. If I am not in, please leave a message letting me know what are the best times to call you back. You can also get in touch with me using email: And you can even come by, just to say hello!

As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodations are provided to ensure equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities. If you have a disability that requires accommodations for this class, please contact the Learning Skills Program at 479-6220 or (for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder) disabled Student Services at 479-6379, to make arrangements as soon as possible.

The Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) offers a variety of services to enable students with disabilities to function independently in the educational environment. The objectives of our services are to integrate and mainstream students with disabilities into general campus programs and activities.

The following services are provided to students enrolled through the Disabled Student Services Office: counseling and advising, tutorials, academic support, referrals and coordination, classroom aides, readers, interpreters, note takers, special classes, special equipment, on-campus transportation, special parking, priority registration, test proctoring, liaison with local, state and federal agencies, specialized adaptive equipment, and high tech center with computer adaptations.

Office Numbers: (831) 479-6379 or (831) 479-6370 
(831) 479-6421 (TTY for hearing impaired)