March 30, 2017

CompTIA launches a new career focused magazine for CompTIA members.  In this inaugural issue you will find a number of articles useful for your career. https://www.comptia.org/comptiaworld/

March 29, 2017

Recently I bout a new JK Jeep Wrangler and had a hard time finding all the right options.  I finally found one with everything except the navigation.  I figured it was close enough and I could always get an external GPS unit which would be nice because I could use it w...

March 28, 2017

If you use assistive technologies to access your computer, you can get a free upgrade to Windows 10.  To find out more information and get a free copy go to the Microsoft website at:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

I want to thank student M...

March 27, 2017

Hackers holding 300 million iCloud account details to ransom raise their price to $700,000, despite assurances from Apple What a headline, however, are you surprised? This article is an update from the original story that broke about a week ago. The article claims that...

Ransomware is a threat that is growing exponentially is your organization ready?  Learn what we know about the perpetrators, what they typical attack vectors are, who the typical victims are. What step you can take to protect and mitigate the risk along with the cost c...

March 24, 2017

The Fast-Growing Job with a Huge Skills Gap: Cyber Security Jeff Kauflin, Forbs Staff

Here is another article about the great demand for IT security professionals. This article sites from ISACA that it predicts that by 2019 there will be a shortage of TWO MILLION cyber...

March 23, 2017

How Microcertifications Work for IT Job Seekers and Employers

This insightful article was found by Chris Knight

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3179750/it-skills-training/how-microcertifications-work-for-it-job-seekers-and-employers.html

“In a January 2017 survey of...

March 17, 2017

Everybody likes getting a new computer.  Especially me.  Here are the specs and pictures of me new rig.  Not so much for gaming but for running Virtual machines and large workloads.

Thinkstation P510
512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
2TB 7200RPM Drive
32GB ECC RDIMM (16x2, u...

March 14, 2017

There has been a rise in malware emails.  It is very important that you remember to be vigilant about clicking links in emails even if it appears to be from someone you know.  Hackers can make an email address look like is came from someone you know.  This is called sp...

March 13, 2017

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This third class we have the students assemble computers on their own.  Each student had one computer and had to share a screw drivers and assemble a computer with little or no instruction.  All students in attendance complete...

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