Transcender Practice exams offered at no cost to MATC IT Support Students

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
We have added a new benefit for the students this semester to help you get industry certifications faster – Transcender practice exams. Whether you’re certifying for A+, Network+, Security+ Transcender gives you all the tools, including CompTIA certification practice exams you need to pass your CompTIA certification exam. Transcender even stands behind their practice exam products with a 6-month pass guarantee. Below is the list of practice exams IT Computer Support Specialist students can get access to at no additional charge – just reach out to your instructor for respective subject to learn more: CompTIA A+ — 901/902 : CompTIA A+ Certification CompTIA Network+ — N10-006 : CompTIA Network+ Certification CompTIA Security+ — SY0-401 : CompTIA Security+ Certification Cisco CCENT — 100-105 : Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 Cisco CCENT — 200-105 : Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 Cisco CCNA — 200-125 : Cisco Certified Network Associate Exam CompTIA Linux+ — LX0-103/LX0-104 : CompTIA Linux+ Certification ITIL — IT Service Management 2011 Certification Microsoft — Exam 70-410 : Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 Microsoft — Exam 70-411 : Administering Windows Server 2012 Microsoft — Exam 70-680 : Windows 7, Configuring Microsoft — Exam 70-685 : Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician Microsoft — Exam 70-686 : Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician VMware — Exam VCP6-DCV : VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization...

MATC IT Bytes Newsletter – November 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
MATC.IT_.Bytes_.November.2016.Newsletter Download MATC Bytes November 2016...

Preparing For and Obtaining CompTIA A+ Certification in Milwaukee

When it comes to starting off in the IT career field you need to have a way to get your foot in the door. For many people this comes from having a certification in the area you plan on being employed in. A certification shows potential employers that you are at a level ready to be brought on to work and learn in their environment. When it comes to the computer support and help desk work, the CompTIA A+ certification will prove you are ready to work. The part we will go over is how to get up to speed and prepare yourself to pass this exam and get ready for the workplace. We will go over the most cost and time efficient ways to go about obtaining this, including studying methods, locations, voucher deals, and my final plan of obtaining this certificate. If you are going for this certification you will probably have some background behind the whole technology field. That is why I recommend doing a practice exam at the start of your studying. Not only will this give you a baseline for what you know before you start your studying it will also give you areas that you will realize what you are missing and need to work on to pass your actual exam. There are a wide variety of resources out there for practice exams that are free of charge and will get this process started. Once the first step is complete, the next step is the plan of attack on how you will allocate time to study. This includes what resources you will use to...

Getting an A+ Certification

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Getting an A+ Certification Tasks required to accomplish the goal Know all the utilities needed for the exam Know all the different RAID types Know all the different Bus architectures that have been developed USB and Fire wire types and standards. Know the Trouble shooting process. Printer maintenance and troubleshooting Basic Networking   Study habits Try to make time for at least one topic a week with an hour a day on that topic for a week. Flash cards are a big help with studying Either purchase or download an A+ exam helper book or program. Take the A+ class at MATC to learn the technical skills needed.   Books and Study Materials Use Transcender study materials Mike Meyers All-in-one A+ study book CompTIA CertMaster online study guide Getting the Certification Find the nearest testing site -Southeast YMCA -Downtown MATC campus -UMOS Inc. Downtown Milwaukee Save for the test as it can be relatively expensive Study for At least 30 days Why To Get the Certification Most versatile certification available Most jobs would like this certification Good knowledge to have in general Shows that’s you know what you are doing when it comes to computers Puts you ahead of others who don’t have the cert.     Now that we’ve set up a list, it’s time to go a bit more in depth with the points. First off, are the utilities you need for the exam. It doesn’t hurt to have your own computer repair toolkit. These are helpful for practicing with. Working with your own hands on a machine beats book knowledge in my opinion any day. Next...

How to obtain the COMPTIA Network+ Certification in the Milwaukee Area

Like any certification in any field, preparation is the key to success. MATC provides a pretty solid opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the Network aspect of IT. There are several steps that need to be taken beforehand to guarantee a passing grade. With that being said, certifications should be considered a necessity for any IT student, and should not be taken lightly. Certifications will set you apart from the saturated workforce of entry level positions. Having a few certifications under your belt shows ambition and passion to possible employers, they are truly invaluable. So let’s delve into the first step required to solidifying success. Introduction to the Network+ Certification The first step towards taking the actual certification itself is to gain a firm understanding as to what is covered. Going into the exam blind is definitely counter-productive. A simple google search shows exactly what you should expect. 1. Physical installation of a network Cable management Activation and licensing Deployment methods Software distribution 2. Network maintenance Consistent software updates Replacing defective hardware Data back-up Daily monitoring and diagnostics 3. Consistent troubleshooting and preventative measures Command Prompt is your best friend Verifying network connectivity Enforcing company-wide technology policies 4. TCP/IP and the OSI Model Must be familiar with technical jargon and terminology OSI Model is crucial 5. Basic understand of all network components Firm understanding of how networks are set up Hubs, switches, bridges, routers, gateways etc. Why is it so important to pass this certification? As previously mentioned, obtaining certifications within your field of study sets you apart from the crowd. Employers will immediately gain a better first impression when...