I hope this is the right place to turn, I'm really at a loss. I am currently enrolled in an Introduction to Networking class at my college, and what I have come to learn over this semester is that jumping into any kind of computer IT program is hard enough, but with an online course with book learning only and no hands on, I am completely lost. I just need to make it through the last bit, and there are certain parts of assignments I cannot find anywhere. It has hands on projects, but does not include the software to complete said projects.
I had no prior knowledge of networking, programming, or any of the above, and at this point, I just want to make it through this class. I would have gladly dropped it as I can see I am in over my head, but I am on FAFSA funding and cannot drop below 12 credits without the risk of academic probation.
Anyone willing to aid an IT idiot in any way would be much appreciated.
Thanks for the consideration,