MATC IT Bytes Newsletter – May 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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IT Career Pathways

Why do you think Pathways are organized in such way? The pathways are organized in such a way because they are dedicated to a specific area of expertise. Also you can advance your skills further by re-educating yourself or learning more. As a student would you be interested in joining Associate Degree Program or completing one of the certificates? Why? It’s really up to the student. If you have some knowledge of a course and a very well experienced in that particular subject, then you might want to go for the certificate. But if you would like to go through and learn everything related to your field of study then the Associate Degree program is where you would want to go. Which industry certifications, IT Support Program prepares you for, are the most interesting to you. Why? CompTIA A+ and Network+ are my two favorites because in Network+ you learn a great overview of network standards, connectivity devices, and other fascinating technologies. As for A+, which I believe everyone should start with, teaches you about internal components like the Motherboard (MOBO), Central Processing Unit (CPU), Random Access Memory (RAM), and the Video Card. Also teaches you about how to make a great installation of Windows that corresponds with your hardware inside your system. Which industry certification, related to IT Support, you would consider adding into IT Support program? LINUX overview and another security class 5.  Review recent articles at matcitsupport.org/news section. Which articles were the most interesting for you? Why? A+ prep article was very interesting. It gives you a view point on what you need to know for...

7 Cool features in Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System

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
Now that Windows 10 is the current OS, some modifications have been changed since Windows 8.1. Not only it works on the personal computer, it also works on tablets or a Windows smart phone. Microsoft is expecting people to put Windows 10 on a billion devices , which ought to encourage more app developers to at least take a look at building their apps for Windows phones and tablets, as well as for Xbox One. Cortana, the Windows Phone assistant, shows up in Windows 10 as a search pane on the taskbar, which you can also trigger by saying ‘Hey Cortana’ – and when you start searching the Start menu. That gets you apps you have installed, documents you have access to, apps you could install from the Store, search results from the web and a range of other information – including from apps and services that integrate with Cortana. Because all your apps and programs run in windows on the desktop, instead of modern apps from the Store being in their own space, you can no longer drag across the left edge of the screen to bring another app on screen and get a split view. Instead, you drag windows into the corners of the screen to get the familiar Snap view. You can now use all four corners of your screen if you want each window to take up a quarter of the screen instead of half, and the space that isn’t filled by the window you just dragged shows thumbnails of your other windows to make it easier to snap the next one into place. If...