February 28, 2017

Our CompTIA A+ class (CNT 51) is starting to build the computers I previously posted about.   The first step was to take an inventory of equipment.  The students took everything out of their boxes, counted them and placed them on a shelf for storage until we could get...

February 28, 2017

Don,

Was surfing the web and found this article about the cost to build a gaming rig. The article prices out the part and gives reason why you would want to include them in your rig, if you were building one.

Considering the fact that we're building/updating the computer...

February 24, 2017

This is a funny Helpdesk video.  If you ever worked in helpdesk you will get it.

February 24, 2017

Virtual Local Area Networks, or VLANs, are a great way to help you segment network traffic.  Often network traffic is segment for security or performance reasons.  This is a very important concept as many medium to large networks will use.  Home or small office network...

February 23, 2017

Here is a tutorial on how routing tables work.

February 23, 2017

A number of Students from Las Positas College took advantage of attending college day at RSA Conference.  College day had free admission and career oriented sessions for specifically for students looking into a career in cybersecurity.   A number of us attended session...

February 23, 2017

If you are interested in employment beyond help desk and would like to work on servers, your best bet is to pursue a systems admin position.  Systems admins work directly on systems, typically servers, typically in server farms or data centers. Windows server has the l...

February 16, 2017

My CNT 51 class, CompTIA A+ certification course, will be assembling 40 computers for Las Positas’ upcoming All Academy Day on April 1.  Students will be applying the skill they have learned in class to build and assemble 40 computers for production use.  This activity...

February 15, 2017

Batteries exploding.  Will this be a problem for the future?

Maybe this won’t be a problem.  New liquid battery technology could make batteries that last for over 10 years.  This technology is not ready for prime time yet.

See more information on engadget.com

https:/...

February 14, 2017

Here is an article that talks about how you should view your worth as a systems admin.

You are a business, your skills are the product. Treat it like that.

https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/5tkfmw/you_are_a_business_your_skills_are_the_product/

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