NCCC Computer Center

NCCC Student Network Login Procedures


Students must log onto the computers using their own username and password.

Please Note: These instructions are only for logging onto on-campus computers.

To log on to the network, your Username will be your NetID (ex.

Your initial Password will be based on a combination of personal information (birth date and social security number).

Specifically, the following three items will makeup the initial password:

  1. 1st three characters of birth month (with first letter capitalized)
  2. Ampersand character - &
  3. Last 4 digits of Social Security Number

So, for a user with a birth date on 10/24/79 and social security number of 123-45-6789, then the initial password would be: Oct&6789

Once you have logged on successfully, you will be prompted to change your password.

The policy requires all users to have a Strong password. Strong passwords follow these rules:

  1. Passwords must be at least eight (8) characters long.
  2. Passwords must contain characters from at least three (3) of the following four (4) classes:

Description     Examples


Upper case letters     A, B, C, ... Z

Lower case letters     a, b, c, ... z

Westernized Arabic numerals     0, 1, 2, ... 9

Non-alphanumeric (“special characters”) such as punctuation symbols

3. Passwords may not contain your username or any part of your full name.

If you have any questions or problems, please see the Lab Assistant in Room FX111.