MATC IT Bytes Newsletter – February 2016

Vadim Mikhailenko

Vadim Mikhailenko

MATC IT Computer Support Program Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Vadim is a pasionate IT instructor with 20 years of experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and makes students his top priority.
Vadim Mikhailenko
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Becoming a repair technician

Education and qualifications needed to become mobile device repair technician To become a repair technician one of the basic qualifications needed is the ability or capability to repair a cell phone meaning, you have to be able to remove small screws and delicate phone parts and have the patience to take apart and reconstruct a phone. Working with such small parts takes good hand and eye coordination and one can get easily frustrated.  A cell phone technician must know how to use solders and precision tools, as mobile phone components are fragile and very small. Although most mobile phone jobs don’t require their employees to be certified, there are a few certifications available that mobile repair technicians can obtain. One is the COMPTIA Mobility+ Certification which covers mobile device management, trouble shooting, security such as remote access concerns, threat mitigation, and network infrastructure. To find out more about COMPTIA Mobility+ Certification click on this website. https://certification.comptia.org/certifications/mobility One of the companies that require their technicians to be certified is Apple. The Apple Certified Mac Technician (ACMT) certification is one of the Apple’s certificates and it verifies the ability to perform basic troubleshooting and repair of both Apple and Macintosh desktop and portable  systems. Although ACMT certification is intended for technicians employed by an Apple it is not guaranteed that you will get a job at Apple. The starting pay for a Apple repair technician is about 10-12 dollars an hour depending on experience. There are a few different Apple certificates and training available if you are interested follow this website. http://training.apple.com/certification If you are looking into becoming your own boss you...

Why knowing how to repair devices makes me a better technician

Why knowing how to repair devices make me a better Technician. Knowledge, it’s important to know how to repair various devices properly one would certainly not want to take on a repair without having “the know how to” knowledge without that you could cause catastrophic damage to one’s device rendering it a paper weight or end up costing yourself, a friend or a customer more than a simple repair you would end up losing money, and you could only hope you would have the necessary part to complete the repair. It’s very important to have the know how to knowledge to execute a repair correctly to avoid any troubles in the future. Let’s Face it we are in a technology society and most of us are attached to our many devices we use on a daily basis primarily our smartphones and tablet’s ’most people depend on them for school and business so it’s very important to have the knowledge to repair them as one could have some information they need to access or to send a file on the device. It’s very important to understand the various devices and to be able to properly trouble shoot and diagnose the issue one is having and to have the ability to correctly repair it. It’s good to have the knowledge and be able as a technician to have the ability to explain what issue the device is having and assure that you can fix the device. Extra income, As a Technician with the proper knowledge to do a repair correctly the income potential will always be there, we all know at...

Why knowing how to repair devices makes me a better technician?

Today, mobile devices have so many applications, which is the reason why many people sought these products. And no matter what the person’s financial standing or age owns such device or perhaps, want to have one of these. Cell phones has almost become a pocket computer with the quick advancements in the realm of technology and now, end users could browse the web, listen to music, send emails, use the phone as navigation, do online shopping and bunch of different things. Customers have given with wide varieties of prices to choose from due to the increased in numbers of phone manufacturers and models; basically, this has given lots of people to easily have a phone that perfectly suit their lifestyle and personal requirements. On the other hand, with the growing number of phone ownership also comes with the increase in numbers of damaged devices. As a result, cell phone repair has become a big industry. Because of this, it is quite simple to find iPhone doctor cell phone repair shops in almost any part of the city. However, many people prefer to just replace their malfunctioning or damaged device instead of getting it repaired. Let me give you some reasons why phone repair is a much better thing to do than buying a new one if you have phone with such issues. One of the number one reasons is the cost, rather than having your damaged phone be fixed, a brand new one will surely cost you more. While you could get the phone repaired for a modest price of 100 bucks or less, you might have to fork out...

Why knowing how to repair devices make me a better technician

In my personal opinion knowing how to repair devices can go a long way. Why because in this day and age technology has come a long way far as cell phones, tablets, computers and desktops. First I am going into the different issues technicians solve. First is software. knowing how to trouble shoot software can go a long way, a lot of retailers or phone companies come out with different softwares for there devices that comes with a lot of bugs. For example when windows 10 released there what a lot of bug fixes. And i believe knowing which updates to download and which you should not. because some updates u can manually install if you know what you are doing. And to go a little of topic the job outlook is expanding and growing at a major rate. For a computer support specialist salary outlook is 45,289.00 and thats average. Higher salaries are paid in manufacturing industry. Also you will get higher salaries for people with certifications such as COMPTIA Network+ And COMPTIA Security+ and thats just two theres a lot more out there. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics say the need for computer service techs will continue to grow as computer use increase in the coming decades. And far as employment goes they will expect to you to at least have a associates degree or higher. Companies are looking for techs with good people skills to be able to make customer service calls. You would have to know and understand how personal computer systems interact with each other. you also should should be able to repair...