Using Windows as a Service would be a huge step forward in the IT industry. Having windows be consistently up to date saves system administrators so much time in the long run. No more company wide upgrades of operating systems, instead, they just update the software in the OS. This saves both time and money. This is a smart move by microsoft, by getting rid of their normal buying of license model, they can sell the same product for quite some time and still give the users what they want. WaaS complements the new Microsoft emphasis on cloud service. One of the new features in Windows 10 is included in the new Settings app. It’s called “Battery saver” and it’s a feature to help Windows 10 devices to save battery life by limiting background activity and automatically adjusting different system settings. This is in addition to battery usage reports for you to understand what is draining your battery. This addition they made will be a life saver for many, whether the person is working all night on a project or just needs to squeeze out a few more pages before the deadline. There are other ways to reduce power but those come down to the person using the PC. Active directory in windows 7 and 10 have to be turned on manually. The differences between windows 7 and 10 aren’t much but they are there. Windows 10 allows for Active Directory-based activation. This is implemented as a role service that relies on AD DS to store activation objects. This can be used for KMS (Key Management Service). KMS activates computers on a local...
Deploying iPads to a medium sized company in Milwaukee The newest available iPad is the iPad Pro. The pro includes a 9.7-inch and a 12.9-inch screen with a 2732×2048 resolution screen. These can be purchased at apples website. Most of the employee’s work can be done on an iPad and the need for laptops would be for a small number of people. Word processing can be done on the iPad with a keyboard for ease of use. Pictures can be taken on the iPad, as well as video. AirDrop has made it very easy and accessible for two devices to share data. 57 employees need an iPad. At a cost of $599 per iPad, the total comes out to $34,143. This is just for the 32GB base model of the iPad Pro. Other versions can be purchased for less cost. 32GB Wi-Fi iPad Pro = $599 * 57 Employees = $34,143 The applications that need to be installed on the iPads vary from word processing to storage in the cloud. Some examples are Office 365 Evernote Workflow GoToMeeting Airplay iAuditor Skitch Handoff Things 1Password PrintCentral Pro Some of these apps are not free and cost an initial fee and a monthly fee. Office 365- Business Premium Plan. $12.50/user/month. Annual contract. 1 license covers 5 devices. 12 licenses will cover all of the needed amount. It will be $150 a month for all users. Evernote- Free Workflow- 2.99 Per device = $170.43 for all GoToMeeting- Free Airplay- Included in iOS 10 iAuditor-Free Skitch-Free Handoff-Free Things-$19.99/Device= $1139.43 for all 1Password-$9.99/Device= $569.43 PrintCentral Pro-$7.99/Device= $455.43 for all Another important aspect of...
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...
I just wanted to share with you that I was just offered a three month contract with good potential to get hired on, at Crosscom. They are an IT consulting firm for Kohl's department store. Just thought I would share the good news with you. Thank you for all of your advice, especially with the internship course, over the past couple of years! Thank you, Justin Peterson, (June, 2015)
"I cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed my experience at MATC IT Computer Support Program. I have made so many friends and good people. Along with that I received knowledge to help me with my career. I really enjoyed many of these classes. I really like the mobile device classes. I am not sure where technology will go but I am along for the ride and this program helped get me on my way!!! “ Andrew Jones, (May, 2015)
"I believe IT Computer Support Specialist at MATC is a great program. I enjoyed everything from the easiest things to the most challenging things, it all added to my learning experience. All the necessary materials were provided from me to finish the course sufficiently and all my needs were met with in the program. This program is a great start for any person trying to pursue a career or interest in the IT world.!!! “ Matthew Spain, (December, 2015)
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“Thank you very much for everything you have done. Last Friday was my graduation and I am truly honored and proud to be part of MATC. I have to be honest, my experience here in MATC was just one of kind and will be definitely always be thankful. “ Ben Azcueta, (December, 2015) letter
“I just wanted to reach out and thank you for your help at MATC - there were many bumps in the road - I was just offered a new job in support - and the salary is $47,000 a year - I am overwhelmed that an associates would yield this sort of compensation. Again thank you and I'll be in touch for more schooling at some point I am sure.” Chris Taschner, (June, 2014) text message
“I’ve learned more about the business of IT than I ever knew; concepts which will likely come to underpin my further progress.” Justin Schroeder, (June, 2014) letter