1. The major tabs: These include the tabs Announcements, Calendar, Reports, Home, Resources and Connect. These are available on the website: https://support.gcu.edu/hc/en-us. And also under enlistment as Technology Number 1-877-428-8447.

The Tab Forum. It a tab used by trainees and the trainer, the latter to enhance assignment delivery. Students use it to submit their questions to their instructor while on the other hand, instructors use to facilitate posting of discussion questions. It possesses three key sub tabs which are the main tab forum, the trainee forum and the trainer forum as discussed below. Main Tab Forum. It is where weekly discussion questions are usually posted. It is vital to participate in this identified forum to be successful and gain a competitive advantage over other students in the class. Trainee Forum. In this forum an individual has a chance to post any question to his or her instructor which he or she may want to keep it in disguise. The question remains between the student and the instructor and is not revealed to the class. It is a type of question that is often asked after class hours or during office times in an ancient education setting. Trainer Forum. In this forum an individual can post his or her question that can comfortably be asked in a class setting. In this case, all students in your class can freely access and perceive the question posted. Therefore, the question is open to everyone in the class unlike in the individual forum where the question is just open to the specific student and the instructor.

2. On clicking on the tab for Resources and moving towards the trainee success center, the options are three under the section that is under Featured. They include APA tutorial 6th edition then time management and lastly The Writing Process.

3. Displayed under “Style Guides and Templates” is GCU style which is a requirement for courses between 200- and 100-. The style is founded on a simplification of APA formatting.

4. At the commencement of this course, the styles, 3 of them coupled up with 3 webinars would be of most help. These include, walk to class, eBooks downloads and the portal for students.

5. On start from the main page, home, in LoudCloud placing the mouse on top of the Reports tab would navigate you to the Gradebook with just a click on its subtab.

6. The classroom LoudCloud, the tab RESOURCES.

1. Course Resources – required materials in their entirety for completion of weekly readings and assignments.

1. Further Add-ons- additional materials that supplement overall class success.

1. The Syllabus- is a course guide indication of expectations from the student all through the course.

1. Center for Student Success- template-full database that contains documents specific for a certain college to help in courses. It also includes guides, tutorials and policies.

1. The section Library- allows for access in reading material for assignment completion that include guides for research, journal based articles and book publications.

1. Services, Tutoring offers support and tips for further assistance with a subject student may have trouble with.

7. Textbook(s) and Lecture Notes are the preceding resources in the tab for Course Material under the heading Course Contents.

8. There are a couple ways to access librarian help that include: inquiring questions online, requesting an appointment or even going in person. One can also engage them on a chat online on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Also a librarian is accessible on-call at 1-800-800-9776 on weekdays at the said time and weekends from 10 am to 10pm.

9. Instructor email contacts are

10. The Local Outreach get my attention because I love to support people in need in my area. Also, the Global Outreach is my other one because I would like to start touring the world one day and help unfortunate people from different countries.

11. Students may be asked in tutoring session about questions on homework concepts, reading a concept or extract aloud for clarity and understanding, and the main target is to assist students to get grip of the concepts and principles pertinent to their assignments.

12. On the basis of GCU’s Mission Statement, it is my intent to use my education as a method of preparing myself and becoming a global citizen who not only is responsible in leadership, critical in thinking but also actively communicating.

14. The GCU Mission statement inculcates the components Leadership Responsibility, Communication Effectiveness, Critical thinking and Global Citizenship with a regulation that the context perspective it is approached with be Christian.

15. I am enrolled in the program Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a major in cyber security where the most interesting classes to me being:

a. Cyber-security and Ethical hacking (ITT-340). This course encompasses review of protocols, firewalls and web application security, network forensic analysis and scripting, intrusion detection and preventions systems (IDS/IPS), mod security and snort configuration and management. It is a hands-on approach to training that will aid the student in performing analysis of network traffic and configuration of intrusion detection and prevention systems and updating these as per rules to match emerging attacks, with effective signatures. The main course objective is to give hands-on skills and knowledge on how to defend an organization form hacktivism, espionage and cyber warfare.

b. Security Driven Systems Administration (ITT-430). This course introduces students to scripting and operating systems with the main topics of OS including OS services and structure, coordination and process management, memory management in modern versions of virtual memory, OS security, input/output principles, device management, file system and an introduction to shell scripting. The course focuses mainly on the Linux/Unix operating system with differing explorations into other operating systems. The course also introduces the fundamentals of distributed network environments and architecture, operations, technology and differing approaches to wireless networks. Others are OSI security architecture like encryption, intrusion detection and response, firewalls, non-repudiation and authentication, and analysis of recent trends and possible future developments in IS security technologies pertinent to networking.

Part Two: Managing and Monitoring Time for Life & College.

Part A: Time Worksheet/Activity Monitoring

Worksheet for Monitoring Time

Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday
5:00 a.m. Wake up/ work preparation/ having breakfast

Wake up/ work preparation/ having breakfast Wake up/ work preparation/ having breakfast
6:00 a.m. Drive to work/ Got to work

Drive to work/ Got to work Drive to work/ Got to work
7:00 a.m. Carrying out duties Carrying out duties Carrying out duties
8:00 a.m. Carrying out duties Carrying out duties Carrying out duties
9:00 a.m. Carrying out duties Carrying out duties Carrying out duties
10:00 a.m. Carrying out duties Carrying out duties Carrying out duties
11:00 a.m. Carrying out duties /Break for Lunch Carrying out duties /Break for Lunch

Carrying out duties /Break for Lunch
12:00 p.m. Carrying out duties Carrying out duties Carrying out duties
1:00 p.m. Carrying out duties Carrying out duties Carrying out duties
2:00 p.m. Carrying out duties up to 3:00pm

Carrying out duties up to 3:00pm Carrying out duties up to 3:00pm
3:00 p.m. Drive home

Drive home Drive home
4:00 p.m. Assignment

Assignment Assignment
5:00 p.m. Preparing & having supper

Preparing & having supper Preparing & having supper
6:00 p.m. Textbook reading

Assignment House cleaning
7:00 p.m. Assignment Assignment Assignment
8:00 p.m. Computer sports Textbook reading Assignment
9:00 p.m. Putting children to bed

Putting children to bed Television watching

10:00 p.m. Going to Sleep Going to Sleep

Television watching

Part B: Managing Reflection and Monitoring Time

A Summation of Managing Time

From my time monitoring worksheet, I realized that to some extent, I manage my days’ time very well. In it I realized that some mundane things that I do sometimes amounts to wasting of very precious time that otherwise be put into better use and ensure that I am successful in college and life. I was quite satisfied to see that most of my time is put on constructive work. My time from waking up to sleeping is scheduled to make the most out of my day. From the time I wake at 5.00 a.m., every task works in line to achieve the most out of it. The day kicks off with making breakfast. From there, I prepare for work and then go to work from 7 to 3 p.m. where there is a break for lunch. There is probably no better utilization of time.

While sometimes I did record that I had spent most of the time in an hour working, I did not devote most of the hour giving my best (Iaam, 2015). I would sometimes step away for a moment and glance at my feed in social media accounts. I realized this amounted to mismanagement of my time. It is what most people would pass as doing the right thing at the wrong time (Hansen, 2017). I feel this is an area that I really need to improve. There are also some cases of postponing assignments as well as other tasks, which is mainly my biggest problem. This is basically procrastination that I surely need to address if I must make it in life (Shellenbarger, 2014).


Hansen, K. (2017). MyCollegeSuccessStory.com:Empowering Academic, College, and Career Success. MyCollegeSuccessStory.com.

Iaam. (2015). 8 Dos and Don’ts of Time Management in High School. Iaam.

Shellenbarger, S. (2014). To Stop Procrastinating, Look to Science of Mood Repair. Wall Street Journal .

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