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Thomas Simpson

Lecturer

Department of Information and Computing Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-2532
Office Location
14-2328

Thomas Simpson

Lecturer

Department of Information and Computing Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MS, Nazareth College of Rochester

585-475-2532

Currently Teaching

NACT-155
3 Credits
This course exposes students to Unix and other Unix-based operating systems such as Linux and Macintosh systems. It acquaints them with system services that are of interest to normal users, power users, and administrators. Students learn basic commands, scripting, and navigation from a terminal window and experience management of their user environment, files, and directories. Students are also exposed to administering some common aspects of the operating environments such as groups, users, privileges, and process management. There is also some exposure to the operating system's GUI interface.
NACT-199
1 - 4 Credits
The description for each Independent Study will be specified in each course proposal.
NACT-200
3 Credits
This course focuses on key information and proficiencies needed to support users, including troubleshooting, problem solving, successful communication, determining a client's needs, and using appropriate people skills.
NACT-250
3 Credits
This course will explore the unique computer and data security issues encountered by computer technicians. Using current computer security tools and procedures, students will develop more advanced skills in finding and eliminating security weaknesses, breaches, and malware programs. Computer security incident response procedures will also be introduced in this course. Hands-on lab activities will be used to reinforce concepts and to provide real-life situations that give students experience in handling suspected security breaches.
NACT-240
3 Credits
The goal of the course is to provide students with the business-related skills to acquire a cooperative or permanent job, and the personal and social skills to succeed on the job. Topics related to workplace communication and relationships, as well as financial management, employer expectations, and personal goal setting will also be covered. The course will also include the development of job search skills, resume writing and interviewing, along with skills in word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software as needed in the workplace.