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MindTap Networking for Hands on Virtual Computing 2nd Edition

Ted Simpson, Jason Novak

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Overview

MindTap® Networking for Simpson/Novak's Hands-On Virtual Computing, 2nd edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap® Networking for Simpson/Novak's Hands-On Virtual Computing, 2nd edition is a personalized digital learning solution that guides students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Coverage of the latest virtualization software products from both VMware and Microsoft are brought to life in hands-on activities with the support of virtual machine labs, media, and critical thinking activities. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement, and completion rates. Personalized teaching becomes yours through a Learning Path built with key student objectives and your syllabus in mind. Control what students see and when they see it.

Ted Simpson, University of Wisconsin Colleges – Barron County Center

Ted Simpson is a long-time Course Technology author. He has been working, teaching, and writing about computers for over 20 years. In 1990, Simpson wrote one of the first books in the Course Technology Networking series, Hands-On Netware 3.11. Ted has used virtualization software to aid in teaching computer lab classes for several years, and has given presentations on virtualization for Course Technology conferences. Ted is currently a certified Novell and Microsoft instructor at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, and the author of many books, including Hands-On Novell Open Enterprise Server, Guide to Novell Netware Administration Enhanced Edition, 70-270, 70-290: MCSE/MCSA Guide to Installing and Managing Microsoft XP Professional and Windows Server 2003, and Virtual Machines Companion, all of which are written for use with virtualization. In addition to classroom teaching and industry training, Ted has been developing curricula for microcomputer related courses since the 1980s and holds the following certifications: A+, Network+, NetWare 6 CNE and CNI, and MCSE.

Jason Novak, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Jason Novak is a life-long computer enthusiast. In addition to co-authoring HANDS-ON VIRTUAL COMPUTING, Mr. Novak has worked on the successful book VIRTUAL MACHINES COMPANION. Mr. Novak operates his own business that has been developing desktop and mobile applications since 1998. He also uses his skills to offer both computer support and consulting services to a variety of businesses and industries. Mr. Novak is CompTIA A+ certified.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Virtual machine labs help students to gain hands-on experience with virtualization technology.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
Welcome to Your Course. Students can read a brief introduction to the Web Design course.

Getting Started with MindTap. Students can watch a brief video that will show them how to use MindTap and make the most of their course.

Chapter Learning Objectives. These Learning Objectives are linked to the key points of the chapter to keep students focused on the important takeaways.

eBook for Hands-On Virtual Computing, 2e. The acclaimed MindTap Reader boasts a multimedia rich experience with tagged note-taking, highlighting and bookmarking for easy study guide creation.

Study. Students can review what they’ve learned in the chapter with study tools such as lecture slices, flashcards, and games.

Apply. Test student comprehension with matching exercises, short answer questions, and essay submissions.

Virtual machine labs. Students gain hands-on experience by completing activities within a virtual machine lab environment.
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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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  • ISBN-10: 1337289221
  • ISBN-13: 9781337289221
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Instructor Jonathan Varhola from Wright State University talks about how MindTap helps him streamline his workflow.

“Being able to customize MindTap makes it perfect for us and gives students the tools they need to succeed. I think overall it definitely helps boost student success.”

"MindTap's greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable."

"I'm convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success."

"Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I've never seen any results like this."

"MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there."

"I'm definitely more engaged because of MindTap."

"MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me."

“One of the best features is the single sign-on through Blackboard. The entire course is in Blackboard with links to MindTap. Students no longer have to go to two different places. One location. One sign-on. Grades are pulled right into the gradebook in Blackboard.”

“I was awed because so many of my students earned an ‘A’ or ‘A-’ on the final exam. And students gave the MindTap intro class higher ratings than they gave my traditional intro class. I’m convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement.”

“MindTap® makes the course as hands-on as any online course could possibly be. Students only have to have a web browser and an internet connection—everything is provided in the course. They don’t need hardware or software.”

"Once I started using MindTap I loved it. In fact, the students had so much success with it I actually expanded my pilot project, and I now use it in all of my classes."

"There is a clear connection between those who are doing very well in the class and those who are enrolled in MindTap. They are paying better attention to deadlines and planning better for their semester. Those using MindTap regularly are definitely more engaged."