Tracy L. Baker

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Title: 
Computer Information Systems Faculty
Primary Department:
 Phone: 623.935.8064
 Location: EST N 224
Monday - Wednesday: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Thursday: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-9:00 am
Office Hours Additional Information 
My office is EST N224. I may also be found in the Red Hat Academy lab - EST S111

Tracy.Baker

Education 
AAS - Linux Networking Administration
Estrella Mountain Community College
AAS - Networking Technology: Cisco
Estrella Mountain Community College
Biography 

I began my IT career in 1978, in high school, where I began to learn programming languages on the IBM 360 mainframe and Apple ][ desktop computers. Upon graduating, I attended San Jacinto Junior College where I continued my programming studies on the Osbourne 1 computer. Due to financial difficulties, I was unable to finish my schooling and joined the U.S. Navy.

While in the Navy, I learned about circuit design and troubleshooting, most specifically for RADAR systems. I became an Electronics Technicians.

After leaving the Navy, I worked in industry for approximately 25 years in many different capacities, including PC break/fix technician, system administrator, network administrator, programmer and consultant.

During the economic downturn, I was laid-off. Due to the lack of any college degree or professional certification, I was unable to find any meaningful work. As a result, I returned to college in 2011 where I attended EMCC's Cisco and Red Hat Academies. I graduated with two AAS degrees in 2012, both with highest distinction.

While attending EMCC I accomplished many things, aside from earning degrees:

  • I became a CRLA certified tutor.
  • I earned two professional IT certifications, the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
  • I became an adjunct instructor (Cisco) at South Mountain Community College (SMCC).

After I graduated in 2012, I went to work at SMCC where I continued to be an adjunct instructor, a systems administrator (professional staff), course developer (Cisco capstone and Linux classes), and tutor.

Along the way, I earned the Cisco Certified Network Associate - Security, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, and NSA CNSS 4011 certifications.

I was hired at EMCC in January 2016 as a Computer Information Systems residential faculty, where I teach all of the Red Hat Academy's Linux classes as well as some Cisco classes.

During the summer of 2017, I earned the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) professional certification.

During  the 2018 Red Hat North American Training Partner and Instructor Conference, EMCC's Red Hat Academy was awarded the Director's Award for the work I've done converting Red Hat's commercial training labs into those more suitable for the academic environment.

Academic Interests 
At this time, I am concentrating on making EMCC's Red Hat Academy the best program I can. This involves constant learning and practice.
College Service 
2016 - present, Faculty advisor to EMCC's Cybersecurity/Linux Users Group (CSLUG) student club
2018 - present, Student Academic Achievement Committee (SAAC)
2016, Honors Faculty Advisory Board (HFAB)
2016, CTL Faculty Advisory Committee
Awards and Recognitions 

Red Hat Certified System Administrator

Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician

Cisco Certified Network Associate - Routing & Switching

Cisco Certified Network Associate - Security

NSA CNSS 4011 Security Recognition

CompTIA A+ certification

CompTIA Linux+ certification

2018 Red Hat Director’s Award - Academy

College Reading and Learning Certified Tutor lvl 1

Recent Professional Development Activities 

2017 Red Hat Training Partner Conference 

2018 Red Hat Training Partner Conference 

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
CIS126DL View class details for Linux Operating System (CIS126DL)Linux Operating System FAL18 R 6:00pm - 9:30pm
AUG 23 - OCT 11
CIS126DL View class details for Linux Operating System (CIS126DL)Linux Operating System FAL18 T 9:00am - 12:30pm
AUG 21 - OCT 9
CIS238DL View class details for Linux System Administration (CIS238DL)Linux System Administration FAL18 R 6:00pm - 9:30pm
OCT 18 - DEC 6
CIS238DL View class details for Linux System Administration (CIS238DL)Linux System Administration FAL18 T 9:00am - 12:30pm
OCT 16 - DEC 4
CNT140AA View class details for Introduction to Networks (CNT140AA)Introduction to Networks FAL18 MWF 9:00am - 10:40am
AUG 20 - DEC 14
CIS126DL View class details for Linux Operating System (CIS126DL)Linux Operating System SPR19 W 9:00am - 12:30pm
JAN 16 - MAR 6
CIS238DL View class details for Linux System Administration (CIS238DL)Linux System Administration SPR19 W 9:00am - 12:30pm
MAR 20 - MAY 8
CIS239DL View class details for Linux Shell Scripting (CIS239DL)Linux Shell Scripting SPR19 T 6:00pm - 9:30pm
JAN 15 - MAR 5
CIS275DL View class details for Linux Capstone (CIS275DL)Linux Capstone SPR19 M 2:00pm - 5:30pm
JAN 14 - MAY 10