Alambda Student Handbook

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Missouri 2020-2021
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Intoduction

Welcome
Alambda Systems extends you a warm welcome. Your time with us will be filled with tremendous growth, exploration, and learning and our goal is to put you on a career path to be successful in the technology sector.
Purpose of the Handbook
This Handbook serves as a guide for students admitted to Alambda Systems Azure Cloud Solution Web Application Program, CCNA Routing & Switching Program, and Cyber Security CySA+, and Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Network Devices. This handbook serves as an initial resource for answers to common questions; however, students are also encouraged to consult with school administrator. The primary reference for students on rules and regulations is the Alambda Handbook. Each student should become familiar with the Alambda Handbook. Please note that policies and procedures are occasionally amended to improve the program.
School's Objective
To provide the best accelerated computer coding and computer networking learning experience for adult learners through hands-on training and small class sizes, bringing students from little to no coding our computer networking experience to job ready.
Location
Alambda Systems is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis on Washington Ave. We are located on the 8th floor of the T-Rex building. Depending on class size, classes are held in conference room on 8th floor, 5th floor HoleKamp classroom or Purina classroom. Students have access to the game room, small study rooms and Commons Area café bar.
Faculty
James Hill is our current instructor for Azure Cloud Solution Web Application Program, CCNA Routing & Switching Program, and the Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Network Devices. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Software Management from American Intercontinental University, a Microsoft Azure Web Developer Certification, and a CCNA certification. He has 16 years of CCNA Routing & Switching experience and 10 years of web development, software management and software architecture experience. He has experience working in various business sectors conducting software development, management and architecture which includes; banking, utilities, aviation, securities, hedge fund/financial services, insurance, communications, student loans, tech, and government. He has developed applications for National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), and Microsoft. He has taught several corporate courses in CCNA Routing & Switching and computer coding while working in securities and banking.
Sean Kilfoy is one of our Instructors for the Cyber Security CySA+ Program. He has a Master of Science in Cyber Security and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He has over 3 years of experience in Cyber Security Compliance and two years as an Instructor teaching Cyber Security CySA+ at Maryville University. He holds the following certifications: CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP), CompTIA CySA+ Certification, and CompTIA Security+ Certification.
Hunter Williamson is one of our Instructors for the Cyber Security CySA+ Program. He has experience as a SOC analyst at NTP Cyber Security for over a year and has maintained a leadership role in numerous startups and student organizations. Hunter is currently teaching Cyber Security principles to retirees at Lutheran Senior Services by providing bi-weekly workshops on maintaining excellent cyber hygiene. In addition, Hunter founded and competes with a Collegiate competitive hacking team named Maryville Ethical Hackers and provides weekly bootcamp materials and trains incoming students. He currently holds the following professional certifications: CompTIA CYSA+, CompTIA Sec+, WatchGuard Firewall MFA professional certifications.

Instructional Method and Equipment

Method
The Alambda Systems programs are available completely online for students to access from any location. Course material is delivered through various means including interactive content, lectures, multi-media, and textbook, and in person lab. Students are able to attend all lectures online live via the Web Ex and the Google Classroom. All programs include access to O’Reilly Learning portal that includes e-books, practice tests, and instructional tutorials. Instructors will assign students to review videos, readings and practice tests from the O’Reilly platform. Students will also have access to online Packet Tracer simulator and Cisco Academy platform if enrolled in the CCNA Routing & Switching course or the Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Network Devices course. Students enrolled Azure Cloud Solution Web Application Program will have access to GitHub and HackerRank for coding portfolio building and will also have access to Azure Portal. Students enrolled in the Cyber Security CySA+ program will have access to CompTIA education portal with practice tests, e-books and instructional tutorials. This program allows them to build their web applications. All online portals and applications are accessed via our school subscription.
In both programs Labs can be done virtually through online simulators or inperson in class.
Equipment
In class for the CCNA Routing & Switching Program and the Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Network Devices Program two Routers are used in class during lab and students will set-up the router during lab based on scenarios provided by the instructor or scenarios provided in the Lab companion Guide for the program.
Laptops will be provided to all student enrolled in the class and will be made available to each student on the 1st day of class. Each laptop will have a unique number and each student will be assigned a laptop to use for the duration of the class. All students must have access to internet for online class instruction.
Alambda Systems will not have another laptop for students to use in-class or for online instruction if a student forgets to bring their laptop to class. If the laptop is stolen, lost or damaged while in your possession, you will be responsible for any costs of repair or replacement. Alambda Systems, LLC has no plans to pay for any damages, repairs or pay to replace a stolen laptop.
Opportunities for interaction with faculty and collaboration with peers are also embedded throughout the courses through both synchronous and asynchronous means.

Voluntary Intership

The Alambda Learn Voluntary Internship Program will provide hands-on experience to students enrolled in either the CCNA Routing & Switching Program, the Azure Cloud Solutions Web Application Program, the Cyber Security CySA+ Program, or the Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Network Devices Program.
Internship Length: 2 months with possible extension determined on case-bycase basis per project
Total hours per week: 8 hours per week (any additional weekly hours must be approved)

CCNA Routing & Switching- 200-125

Program Objectives
  • Explain network technologies and how devices access local and remote networks.
  • Describe router hardware.
  • Explain how switching operates in a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Design an IPv4 and IPv6 addressing scheme to provide network connectivity for a small to medium-sized business network.
  • Configure initial settings on a network device using Cisco command-line interface (CLI).
  • Implement basic network connectivity between devices.
Course Description
This course consists of Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) content merged into a single course. Overlapping content between ICND1 and ICND2 is eliminated and content is rearranged for the purpose of the course flow. Students will learn how to install, operate, configure, and verify a basic IPv4 and IPv6 network, including configuring a LAN switch, configuring an IP router, connecting to a WAN, and identifying basic security threats. It also includes more in-depth topics that teach learners how to perform basic troubleshooting steps in enterprise branch office networks, preparing students for the Cisco CCNA certification.
Upon completing this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to:
  • Install, operate, and troubleshoot a medium-sized network, including connnecting to a WAN and implementing network security.
  • Describe the effects of new technologies such as IoE, IoT, IWAN, ans SDN on network evolution.
    Prerequisites:
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge
  • Good understanding of network fundamentals
Program Length
The program is 16 weeks and includes 96 clock hours. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Program Designation
After successful completion of the CCNA Routing & Switching Program, Students will receive an Official Certificate of Completion from Alambda Systems, LLC. Students will also sit for the CCNA Routing & Switching 200-125 Exam. Our School will pay for the student to sit and take this Professional certification exam and work with the student to schedule the exam through Pearson Vue. Upon the student successfully passing the exam, students will receive the CCNA Associate level Cisco Career Certification.
Cost Information
Tution $10,000
Programmatic and institutional fees n/a
Books (reasonable estimate) $0 (e-Books included in school subscription)
Equipment (reasonable estimate) $0 (equipment included in school subscription)
Materials (reasonable estimate) $0 (materials included in school subscription)
Tools (reasonable estimate) $0 (tools included in school subscription)
Services (reasonable estimate) n/a
Non-incidental educational supplies or charges (reasonable estimate) $0
Schedule of Classes
CCNA Routing & Switching Class Schedule 2020 Class Times 7-9pm Tues, Weds, and Thurs
Start date End date
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 Thursday, January 21st, 2021
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 Thursday, February 4th, 2021
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 Thursday, April 1st, 2021
CCNA Routing & Switching Class Schudule 2021 Class Times 7-9pm Tues, Weds, and Thurs
Start date End date
Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 Thursday, May 6th, 2021
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 Thursday, May 20th, 2021
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 Thursday, July 1st, 2021
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 Thursday, September 30th, 2021
Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 Thursday, October 21st, 2021
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 Thursday, November 4th, 2021
No new classes in August No new classes in August
Tuesday, September 1st, 2021 Thursday, December 16th, 2021
Tuesday, September 15th, 2021 Thursday, December 30th, 2021
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 Thursday, January 20th, 2022
Tuesday October 19th, 2021 Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 Thursday, February 17th, 2022
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 Thursday, March 10th, 2022
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 Thursday, March 24th, 2022

Azure Cloud Solution Web Applications 204

Program Objectives
  • Describe the Microsoft Web Technologies stack and select an appropriate technology to use to develop any given application.
  • Design the architecture and implementation of a Azure cloud based web application that will meet a set of functional requirements, user interface requirements, and address business models.
  • Implement a consistent look and feel, including corporate branding, across an entire Azure web application.
  • Use Azure to create cloud-based applications
  • Creating variables with the proper scope and using operators to build complex expressions
  • Design and use classes
  • Use control structures such as if, while, and for
  • Throw and trap exceptions using the try and catch statements
  • Use single and multi-dimensional arrays
  • Use Visual Studio to create Internet and Intranet applications
  • Create controllers containing action methods to process HTTP requests
  • Create data models by hand, by using typed datasets, and by using the Entity Framework
  • Build and Deploy Node and Jquery within Azure pipeline
  • Use Azure DevOps to create and run tests for Azure applications
Course Description
This 14-week course provides students with hands on experience using and creating cloud based dynamic web applications using Azure. The class provides a thorough introduction to the Azure cloud based programming language, including coverage of the essentials of the Azure language, computing solutions and implementing Azure functions, developing azure storage, implementing security, monitoring, optimizing and troubleshooting, and Connect to and consume Azure services and third-party services. Students will also learn Azure SDKs, Azure PowerShell, Azure CLI, data storage options, data connections, APIs deployment, debugging, performance tuning, and monitoring.
Students learn how to leverage the power of cloud-based solutions. Key learning objectives in include creating Azure AppS Services and Web Apps, Implement Azure functions, develop solution that use blob storage, implement user authentication and authorization, Develop solutions that use Cosmos DB storage,11 Implement IaaS solutions, implement user authentication and authorization, implement secure cloud solutions, Implement API Management. Also, develop App Service Log Apps, Develop Event-based solutions, develop message-based solutions, monitor, and optimize Azure solutions.
This course will prepare the students for Microsoft certification exam: AZ-204 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure.
Prerequisities:
  • Knowledge of fundamental HTML syntax is helpful, but not required.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based programming helpful, but not required.
  • Prior experience with ascripting or programming language is helpful, but not required.
Program Length
The program is 14 weeks and includes 84 clock hours. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Program Designation
After successful completion of the Azure Cloud Solutions Web Application Program, Students will receive an Official Certificate of Completion from Alambda Systems, LLC. Students will also sit for the Azure 204 Microsoft Certification Exam, which is a professional Microsoft Certification. Our School will pay for the student to sit and take this certification exam and work with the student to schedule the exam through Pearson Vue. Upon the student successfully passing the exam, students will receive the Azure Cloud Solutions Web Application Microsoft Professional Certificate.
Cost Information
Tution $10,000
Programmatic and institutional fees n/a
Books (reasonable estimate) $0 (e-Books included in school subscription)
Equipment (reasonable estimate) $0 (equipment included in school subscription)
Materials (reasonable estimate) $0 (materials included in school subscription)
Tools (reasonable estimate) $0 (tools included in school subscription)
Services (reasonable estimate) n/a
Non-incidental educational supplies or charges (reasonable estimate) $0
Schedule of Classes
Azure Cloud Solution Web Applications Class Schedule 2020 Class Times 4:45-6:45pm Tues, Weds, and Thurs
Start date End date
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 Thursday, January 7th, 2021
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 Thursday, January 21st, 2021
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 Thursday, February 4th, 2021
Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Azure Cloud Solution Web Applications Class Schudule 2021 Class Times 4:45-6:45pm Tues, Weds, and Thurs
Start date End date
Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 Thursday, April 8th, 2021
Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 Thursday, May 6th, 2021
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 Thursday, May 20th, 2021
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 Thursday, July 17th, 2021
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 Thursday, October 21st, 2021
No new classes in August No new classes in August
Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 Thursday, December 9th, 2021
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 Thursday, December 30th, 2021
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 Thursday, January 6th, 2022
Tuesday October 19th, 2021 Thursday, January 20th, 2022
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 Thursday, February 17th, 2022
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Cyber Security CySA+

Program Objectives
  • Collect and use cybersecurity intelligence and threat data.
  • Identify modern cybersecurity threat actors’ types and tactics, techniques, and procedures.
  • Analyze data collected from security and event logs and network packet captures.
  • Respond to and investigate cybersecurity incidents using forensic analysis techniques.
  • Assess information security risk in computing and network environments.
  • Implement a vulnerability management program.
  • Address security issues with an organization's network architecture.
  • Understand the importance of data governance controls.
  • Address security issues with an organization‘s software development life cycle.
  • Use Visual Studio to create Internet and Intranet applications
  • Address security issues with an organization‘s use of cloud and service-oriented architecture.
Course Description
This 14-week hands course covers the duties of cybersecurity analysts who are responsible for monitoring and detecting security incidents in information systems and networks, and for executing a proper response to such incidents. The course introduces tools and tactics to manage cybersecurity risks, identify various types of common threats, evaluate the organization's security, collect, and analyze cybersecurity intelligence, and handle incidents as they occur.
This course will prepare the students for the Cyber Secuity CySA+ (Exam CS0-002) certification examination.
Prerequisites:
  • Knowledge of fundamental common concepts for network environments, such as routing and switching but not required.
  • Prior experience with the common operating systems for PCs, mobile devices, and servers.
  • Some knowledge of the concepts and operational framework of common assurance safeguards in computing environments, but not required. Safeguards include authentication and authorization, resource permissions, and antimalware.
Program Length
The program is 14 weeks and includes 84 clock hours. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Program Designation
After successful completion of the Cyber Security CySA+ program, students will receive an Official Certificate of Completion from Alambda Systems, LLC. Students will also sit for the Cyber Security CySA+ (Exam CS0-002), which is a professional Security Certification. Our School will pay for the student to sit and take this certification exam and work with the student to schedule the exam through Pearson Vue or CompTIA. Upon the student successfully passing the exam, students will receive the Cyber Security CySA+ Professional Certificate.
Cost Information
Tution $10,000
Programmatic and institutional fees n/a
Books (reasonable estimate) $0 (e-Books included in school subscription)
Equipment (reasonable estimate) $0 (equipment included in school subscription)
Materials (reasonable estimate) $0 (materials included in school subscription)
Tools (reasonable estimate) $0 (tools included in school subscription)
Services (reasonable estimate) n/a
Non-incidental educational supplies or charges (reasonable estimate) $0
Schedule of Classes
Cyber Security CySA+ Class Schedule 2021 Class Times 6-8pm Tues, Weds, and Thurs
Start date End date
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 Thursday, June 3rd, 2021
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 Thursday, October 21st, 2021
No new classes in August No new classes in August
Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 Thursday, December 9th, 2021
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 Thursday, December 30th, 2021
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 Thursday, January 6th, 2022
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 Thursday, January 20th, 2022
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 Thursday, February 17th, 2022
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 Thursday, March 10th, 2022

Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Networks Devices

Program Objectives
  • Use basic Cisco software configuration and tools: Tera Term, Putty, Trivial File Transfers Protocol (TFTP) server, FTP server, USB Storage, loopback plug, and Windows.
  • Understand network fundamentals, Cisco products, and hardware components
  • Perform remedial services (hardware break/fix) on Cisco products including software and configuration backup and restore, software update/downgrade
  • Recognize connection type and cable requirement
  • Perform basic Layer 1 and basic Layer 2 troubleshooting
Course Description
In this 8-week course students will learn technical skills to diagnose, restore, repair, and replace critical Cisco routing and switching network devices. The course focuses on the skills required for onsite suopport and maintence of Cisco routers, switches, and operating environments. This course will help Field Engineers identify Cisco router and switch models, accessories, cabling, and interfaces; understand the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (Cisco IOS) software operating modes and identify commonly found software. The engineer will also be able to use the Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI) to connect and service products.
Prerequisites
  • Basic compute literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge
Program Length
The program is 8 weeks and includes 40 clock hours. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Program Designation
After successful completion of the CCNA Routing & Switching Program, students will receive an Official Certificate of Completion from Alambda Systems, LLC. Students will also sit for the Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) Supporting Cisco Routing & Switching Network Devices Exam. Our school will pay for the student to sit and take this professional certification exam and work with the student to schedule the exam through Pearson Vue. Upon the student successfully passing the exam, students will receive the Cisco Certified Technician Certification.
Cost Information
Tution $10,000
Programmatic and institutional fees n/a
Books (reasonable estimate) $0 (e-Books included in school subscription)
Equipment (reasonable estimate) $0 (equipment included in school subscription)
Materials (reasonable estimate) $0 (materials included in school subscription)
Tools (reasonable estimate) $0 (tools included in school subscription)
Services (reasonable estimate) n/a
Non-incidental educational supplies or charges (reasonable estimate) $0
Schedule of Classes
Cisco Certified Technicial (CCT) Supporting Cisco Routing & Switching Network Devices Class Schedule 2021 Class Times 7-9pm Tues, Weds, and Thurs
Start date End date
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 Thursday, August 26th, 2021
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 Thursday, September 16th, 2021
No new classes in August No new classes in August
Tuesday, September 1st, 2021 Thursday, October 21st, 2021
Tuesday, September 15th, 2021 Thursday, November 4th, 2021
Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 Thursday, November 24th, 2021
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 Thursday, December 16th, 2021
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 Thursday, December 22nd, 2021
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 Thursday, January 6th, 2022
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 Thursday, January 27th, 2022

All Program Requirements

Graduation Requirements
Evaluation and Requirements
Our Programs are non-degree-based programs and offer Certificates of Completion after satisfactory total Program required clock hours and Pass rate of 80%. We do not accept transfer credits or clock hours from other schools or Institutions. Once a student is admitted into a Program their status in our internal system is enrolled. Status is updated to completion if at the end of the course total required clock hoursand pass rate of 80% is met.
    Class Attendance
    Attending In-Class and Online instruction is essential for the student to be successful in the class to foster group learning, individual one-on-one student-instructor communication and to ensure understanding of content.
    Students must have at least 80% attendance to be considered successfully completed after 14 weeks of class for Developing Azure Cloud Solution Web Applications program. Students must not be absent for more than a total of 8 classes throughout the entire 14 weeks to meet the required 80% attendance rate. Students who miss any required class hours have one week to make up missed time or be dismissed from the program.
    Students must have at least 80% attendance to be considered successfully completed after 16 weeks of class for CCNA Routing & Switching- 200-125 program. Students must not be absent for more than a total of 8 classes throughout the entire 16 weeks to meet the required 80% attendance rate.
    Students must have at least 80% attendance to be considered successfully completed after 14 weeks of class for Cyber Security CySA+ program. Students must not be absent for more than a total of 8 classes throughout the entire 14 weeks to meet the required 80% attendance rate. Students who miss any required class hours have one week to make up missed time or be dismissed from the program.
    Students must have at least 80% attendance to be considered successfully completed after 8 weeks of class for Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) Supporting Cisco Routing and Switching Network Devices program. Students must not be absent for more than a total of 3 classes throughout the entire 8 weeks to meet the required 80% attendance rate. Students who miss any required class hours have one week to make up missed time or be dismissed from the program.
    If students do not meet the minimum attendance criteria, students will be withdrawn from the program.
Make-up Classes
Make-up classes for any missed days will be made available. Make-up days will onlybe available on non- class day instruction days. You cannot use a normal scheduled inclass or online instruction day as your make day. Make-up days must be on Mondays or Fridays. Makeup days will be scheduled with the instructor and based on the instructors’ availability.
If you make-up a missed day, then that make-up day will reduce one of your absent days.
Grading
Assignments and Quizzes will be graded. Each assignment and quiz is graded on 100 point scale. Program Requires Minimum Pass Rate of 80.
Homework assignments and Quizzes
Homework assignments and quizzes will be given during class to be completed outside of class. Homework and quizzes will be available in the Alambda Learn portal on Google Classroom. Students will receive email alerts when assignments and quizzes are posted and email notification reminders of assignment and quiz due dates. Students must complete all assignment and quizzes within the portal so they will automatically be added to their gradebook. All homework assignments and quiz grades are combined and will be used as your cumulative pass/fail grade. Program Pass Rate must be 80 or above for class completion/graduation.
Definition of Measures of Progress
  • Summative assessments - tests, quizzes, lab simulation activities, practice tests, demo, and projects. They are cumulative and are used to measure what students have learned at the end of a unit (assignments quizzes) or the end of a course (practice tests and demo projects).
  • Formative assessment - Students will receive one on one either online or face-toface feedback during class time, in office hours, in written comments on assignments, and through emails.
Can Program Requirements be met outside of instruction offered from school?
No. Since our programs are accelerated, we do not accept transfer credits or clock hours from other Institutions or schools to be counted toward Program our program clock hours. There are no outside methods or courses than can substitute or count toward completion in our programs.

Leave of Absence Policies

Students planning to discontinue enrollment for a week or more must request an approval. To submit a Request, you may email your petition. Students may petition the Alambda Systems for a leave of absence for a maximum of three weeks during their entire program. A petition for a leave of absence, endorsed by the Enrollment Director, must be approved by the Alambda Systems. This request must be submitted and approved before the anticipated absence.
An approved leave of absence will enable students to re-enter their program.

Academic Status: Satisfactory and Probation

After the second month (8 weeks), the instructor reviews students’ files for satisfactory progress towards completion of the program completion. All students are placed on one of the three categories:
  1. Satisfactory progress means that the student does not have any academic and progress probationary issues.
  2. Academic Probation pertains to grades that might affect Program policies including graduation. The following are notices/letters you will receive if one of these pertains to your academics:
    • Poor attendance warning letter/notice- missed at least 4 classes and has not attended any make-up classes. Any student that misses more than 8 classes and does not make any of the missed days up will be dismissed from the program.
    • Overall accumulative grade is below 80 letter/notice- Student has two weeks from the date of the letter to bring their grades up to a minimum cumulative passing score or be dismissed from the program.
  3. Progress probation pertains to issues dealing with making progress towards a program completion. The following are notices/letters you will receive if one of these pertains to your academics:
    • Lack of Progress toward removing deficiencies as listed on your Attendance/Academic Probation letter.
    Suspensions for Policy Violations:
    • If students have violated a policy, they will be suspended for one week. After their suspension is complete the student will need to make up any assignments and quizzes and arrange make-up days with the Instructor for class-time missed. Students will receive a suspension letter detailing the reason for suspension, date of suspension, date student can return to classes, make up day and assignment completion requirements.
    • A student is recommended to withdrawal from the program if she or he fails to meet the probationary standards placed upon them in the program mentioned in the probationary letter. The student will receive a letter from Alambda Systems for a withdrawal. The student will have 5 calendar days from the date of the letter to appeal the decision.
    Student Withdrawal Policy
  1. Before you withdraw or drop your classes, speak with the Enrollment Director. The Enrollment Director can help determine what options are available to you in your situation. Withdrawing may not be your only choice. For example, you may be eligible to apply for a leave of absence (LOA) if you plan to return to the School.
  2. You must manually complete the withdrawal form. The Enrollment Director can send you the withdrawal form upon request. Depending on when you cancel your enrollment, you may be responsible for all or part of the tuition and fees (check the registration and billing dates). Print out a confirmation of the cancellation to keep for your records. If you attempt to cancel your enrollment on the day of a refund deadline but the request isn't processed that same day, speak with your Enrollment Director about having the date adjusted.
  3. Pay any remaining charges on your student account. You will not be able register at the School in the future, or request an official transcript, if any unpaid, past-due charges remain on your account (tuition, fees, etc.). If your account is past due, it may be referred to a collection agency and/or result in legal action.
  4. Return any materials on loan from the School. Lab equipment, laptop and any other School materials must be returned promptly to avoid late fees and/or replacement costs.
  5. If you are eligible for a tuition refund, submit a Tuition Refund Appeal. If you are leaving the School for extenuating circumstances (e.g. medical or US military reasons), you may be entitled to a partial or, in rare cases, a full tuition refund. Refer to the Tuition Refund Appeal form. Be aware that you must provide third party documentation supporting your appeal.
  6. If your withdrawal was issued by the School due to Academic Probation (including attendance and/or grade below graduation requirements), Progress Probation, or Academic Integrity, you will receive a letter from Alambda Systems, LLC detailing the withdrawal reason, date, and any financial obligations that you may be responsible for paying.
  7. Appeals can be made by request to chrishinahill@alambda.com. An Appeal form will be provided upon request. Appeals must be made within 5 business days of the date of the withdrawal date on the withdrawal letter. The Appeal will be reviewed, and a meeting will be held with the student and Enrollment Director to review the Appeal within 3 business days of the School receiving the Appeal. The Enrollment Director will send out the decision regarding the Appeal within 5 business days after the Appeal’s meeting.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY
Student may cancel their Enrollment Agreement within three working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) of the date signed by the Student and Alambda Systems, LLC. Enrollment Agreements cancelled as such will allow the Student to receive a full refund of all monies paid.
REFUND POLICY
After the three-day cancellation period, any Student who withdraws for any reason prior to an immersive Program start date or up to one week into the program receives all monies returned, except for the non-refundable $500 deposit.
Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the date of student notification, or date of school determination (withdrawn due to absences).
Refunds after the first week will be pro-rated based on the date of withdrawal in the following amounts:
Week Number 14 and 16 Week Programs
1 100%*
2 50%
3 50%
4 50%
5 50%
6 50%
7 50%
8 50%
9 25%
10 25%
11 10%
12 0%
13 0%
14 0%
15 0%
16 0%
*Less the $500 deposit fee after the cancellation period*
Week Number 8 Week Program
1 100%*
2 50%
3 50%
4 25%
5 10%
6 0%
7 0%
8 0%
*Less the $500 deposit fee after the cancellation period*
Note: Students can withdraw at any time for any reason, and they are eligible refund as outlined in the table above if they leave the program during the first 50% of the enrollment period.
Holder in Due Course Statement:
Any holder of this consumer credit contract is subject to all claims and defenses which the debtor could assert against the seller of goods or services obtained pursuant hereto or with the proceeds, hereof Recovery hereunder by the debtor shall not exceed amounts paid by the debtor (FTC Rule effective 5-14-76).

Transcript Policy

Access to a student's record is confidential. Academic transcripts are issued only upon request by the student. Transcript orders can be picked up in person, sent/mailed by hard copy or delivered electronically. A written release from the student is necessary to issue transcripts to parties other than the student such as spouses, parents, employers, or other colleges. Transcripts may be issued without release by the student when a court order has been issued. There is no transcript fee, however, there is a charge for special delivery service. No requests for transcripts are taken by phone. Please email chrishinahill@alambda.com for transcript request. An electronic transcript request form will be emailed to you to complete.
Office of the School Registrar will not reproduce a transcript from another institution. Such requests should be made to the institution where the transcript originated.
Transcripts will not be included if student was dismissed/withdrew or did not meet pass rate.
Official Transcripts are NOT issued when the student has an outstanding financial obligation within the program.

New Students

All new students will receive an email from the Enrollment Director after a recommendation for admission has been made. This email serves to inform the incoming student about important notifications they should anticipate receiving regarding their admittance. It will also include the important information regarding start of their program, important links for Google Classroom online school portal, username and passwords to pertinent program related systems, Program level student Guide and School Handbook.

Student Responsibility

It is the responsibility of each student to understand and observe all procedures and requirements specified by Alambda Systems and the faculty in the programs. The faculty and student advisor provide academic advice and assistance; however, the ultimate responsibility for meeting Program requirements remains with the student.

Faculty Responsibility

The members of the faculty that instruct for the Azure, Cisco, and Cyber Security programs have diverse backgrounds and knowledge. They are available to assist you in your plan of study and your educational and career goals. We encourage you to take the opportunity to reach out to your faculty with any questions regarding course content and/or industry related questions.

ADMISSIONS

Eligibility
The Alambda Systems Azure, Cisco, and Cyber Security Programs require the following to be considered for program admission:
  • Applicants must be 17 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalency for admission.
  • Applicants must have a strong understanding of science and math.
  • A program Pre-Test is required to be taken during the application process. Program Pre-Tests include 10 questions with variety of true/false, multiple choice questions.
  • Applicants must obtain an 80-pass score or higher on the Program Pre-test to be considered for admission.
Application
Applications are accepted all year round for these programs. In order for applications to be properly processed all students are required to submit the following: an application and all required supporting materials listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
List of required supporting materials.
  1. Official transcripts from all schools attended
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Current Resume
  4. English Proficiency- required for all international applicants from a country whose native language is not English
English Proficiency- Required for all international applicants from a country whose native language is not English to provide the Test of English as a Foreign Languages (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.
Transcripts should be emailed or mailed to:
  • Email: enrollment@alambda.com
  • Mail to: Alambda Systems, LLC 911 Washington Ave Suite 838 Saint Louis, MO, 63101

Job Readiness and Job Placement

Alambda Provides a variety of job readiness to students to prepare them for the job market.
Head Shots
Student headshots will be taken at week 9. Please be sure to come dressed in professional attire (men: preferably button-down long sleeve shirt with tie, suit jacket optional). (Women: no cleavage; preferably solid colored shirt) We recommend haircuts for male students and hair and make up for female students (whatever makeup you normally wear). Please do not wear any necklaces or chains. Women keep earrings small, no large dangling earrings. Males if you have your ears pierced, please remove for the photo shoot.
Demo Day
Demo Day will be scheduled between weeks 12 of class. Students in the Azure Cloud Solutions Web Application Program will choose their own coding project and work on the project for several weeks prior to Demo Day. CCNA Routing & Switching Program students will be given a networking issue and students will use skills learned to complete the networking issue using the LAN/WAN router technology and computer resources. Students in the Cyber Security CySA+ Program will be given a mock case of a compromised system and the student must implement the Cyber Security tools and techniques learned to secure the system in the mock case. Students will present their projects on Demo Day to fellow students, Recruiters, companies within the T-Rex building and Alambda partnered companies. This is a fun event that showcases each students’ projects and skills and knowledge gained over the course.
Mock Demo Day Presentation
Mock Demo Day Presentations will be held at week 10. This will be short 5-10 minute presentation that will be recorded so students can view and critique their own presentations to help them prepare for Demo Day at week 12.
Coding Portfolio
In the Azure Cloud Solutions Web Application Program students will create a coding portfolio that will include all their coding homework, special projects, and Demo Day coding projects. Students will create Hacker Rank and Get Hub accounts and add coding projects to those profiles. The instructor will help guide students and review and approve content.
Resume and Job Seeker Profile building
Throughout the class each student will build their resume with coding or computer networking skills and knowledge learned throughout the program. Students will create profiles on Indeed, Monster, Dice and Career Builder. Students will create professional profiles on LinkedIn. The instructor will help guide students and review and revise profile content.
Mock Interviews
There will be mock phone interviews conducted with each student. Mock phone interviews will be conducted at week 7. Verbal feedback will be provided right after the phone interview and a written feedback assessments will be completed during the interview processes and provided to each student.
Talent Bridge Job Portal
The CCNA Routing & Switching Program students will have access to the Talent Bridge Job portal on Netacad, where 1000’s of CCNA Routing & Switching jobs are posted.
Information Technology Recruiting Database
Alambda Systems has a database of over 800 Information Technology recruiters. We will send out our students resumes to all the recruiters in our database. We also email student jobs as we receive them from recruiters and match them to students and encourage them to apply.
Interview Preparation
When students are scheduled for interviews, our instructor reviews the job description, does mock interview with the student, helps them work with their recruiter and helps them prepare for questions in the interview.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES

It is the responsibility of each student to understand and observe all policies and requirements specified by the Alambda Systems. Connect with your academic advisor to review any policy and the impact of any decision to be made by the student on their program.
Conduct: Academic Integrity
Students have the responsibility to understand and uphold the highest standards of academic integrity.
Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating, fabrication, tampering, plagiarism, or aiding and/or facilitating such activities. If a student is found in violation of any of the above, the student will be dismissed/withdrawn from the program.
Dress Code
  • Business casual dress is acceptable and includes khakis, slacks, skirts, dresses.
  • Appropriate attention must be given to personal cleanliness and good grooming including hair; to present a clean, neat, and orderly appearance.
  • Jeans may be worn. Jeans should be professional in appearance. Jeans with holes or slits are not appropriate and should not be worn.
  • Attire or grooming depicting or advocating violence, criminal activity, gang-related activity, use of alcohol, vaping, tobacco or drugs, pornography, or hate speech are prohibited.
  • Clothing containing images, symbols, slogans, words, or phrases that are homophobic, religiously or racially discriminatory or that perpetuate gender-based discrimination or defamation are distracting and interfere with the teaching and learning environment.
This dress code is preferred and strongly encouraged, but not enforced.
Grievance Policy
The formal grievance process may generally be activated only after an effort has been made to resolve an issue through an informal process and when discussions between the parties to the disagreement have been exhausted and left unresolved. An exception to this is a grievance related to an alleged violation of an individual's civil rights, defined below in Section VIII. The desire to prevent or to anticipate or to register mere unhappiness over a particular decision or action does not, alone, justify a grievance.
The School retains the final decision in any matters pertaining to disciplinary action or termination of individuals.
The School reserves the right to restrict use of the Grievance Policy and Procedures in any circumstances where it appears the Grievance Policy and Procedures are being used to harass students, faculty members, staff members or leadership.
This Grievance Policy applies to all students, faculty members, and staff members of the School and to issues involving other employees, students, and/or third parties with contractual relationships with the School. These Grievance Procedures are not applicable to complaints that have other internal remedies in place.
Burden of Proof: A member of the School community who files a grievance has a burden of proving, by a preponderance of the evidence, that he or she has been wronged.
Confidentiality: Confidentiality means maintaining as confidential, to the extent possible, all matters related to a grievance on a criterion of "need to know."
Grievance: A grievance is an allegation by an individual based on specific facts that there has been a misinterpretation, misapplication, discriminatory application, or violation of a School Policy or Procedure. The intent of a grievance process is to resolve a dispute over significant issues not minor disagreements.
Grade disputes, admissions decisions, graduation appeals and similar academic decisions are not grievable issues, unless they are complaints of a civil rights nature, including complaints related to age, sex, race, religion, creed, color, ethnic/national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic background, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other personal characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.
The following situations may be grieved: (1) alleged violations of academic freedom; (2) unsafe or inappropriate work assignment; (3) unsafe working conditions; (4) policy application; (5) a repeated pattern of harassment or other inappropriate behavior; and (6) legally prohibited unequal treatment including but not limited to discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, creed, color, ethnic/national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic background, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other personal characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law. The Grievance Policy cannot be used to question or challenge the academic judgment or decision-making related to these actions.
Grievance Process
The grievance must be brought to the attention of the appropriate individuals within the timelines specified in these Procedures or the grievance will not be considered. Informal discussions between the parties at all levels of the School should occur in good faith to attempt to resolve the dispute.
If the grievance is not satisfactorily resolved through informal means, the following points are important. The Grievant submits the written complaint to the appropriate Grievance Personnel, within the timelines described in these Procedures, for consideration and further action, stating the nature of the grievance, the steps that have been taken, and the resolution expected. A Grievance Hearing Panel will be convened to determine whether the issue qualifies as a grievance as defined by this Policy and, if so, to hear the grievance and make a recommendation on the action, if any, to be taken.
Civil Rights Complaints
A grievance involves the civil rights of an individual when age, sex, race, religion, creed, color, ethnic/national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic background, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other personal characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law is the primary cause of the grievance. If the Grievant thinks that his or her civil rights are involved in a grievance, the Grievance Coordinator should consult the Chief Human Resources Officer prior to or at the same time of the initiation of the grievance procedure. Following that notification, grievances which involve civil rights may be submitted to the grievance process.
Persons having grievances concerning civil rights issues (i.e., discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, creed, color, ethnic/national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic background, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or other personal characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law) are not required to use internal procedures before filing a complaint with an agency external to the School. However, both the administrators of the School and the external agencies recommend the use of internal processes before initiation of external resolution processes. Still, an individual has the right at any time to use procedures and agencies external to the School. Employees have access to the following federal and state agencies:

The Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, which investigates complaints of discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, color, ethnic/national origin, disability, or veteran status, https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm the Department of Health, Education and Welfare which administers title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibiting sex discrimination in education; the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor which administers the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, among others; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) which administers federal laws forbidding discrimination in employment because of age, sex, race, religion, color, ethnic/national origin, disability, or veteran status; the Missouri Commission on Human Rights which enforces state anti-discrimination laws or similar agencies in the states where the School has a campus; or the Court System. Time is always an important factor to these external agencies. If an employee wishes to consult an outside agency, the employee should be aware of the time limits imposed by that agency.

Contact Information

Homework and Exams
    jameshill@alambda.com OR 1-844-ALAMBDA option 2
General Program Questions
    enrollment@alambda.com OR 1-844-ALAMBDA
Online Student Services
    Enrollment/Academic Success Coordinator: chrishinahill@alambda.com OR 1-844-ALAMBDA option 2