Okay, you’ve made it! You are now a Project manager of a medium sized company that is based out of Milwaukee Wisconsin. The region your company has is in Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Chicago. The company wants to upgrade their tech departments for the latest version Samsung has to offer. Our job is to figure out a good strategy that will help the users transition smoothly to the new applications. This scenario requires us to have 57 new Samsung devices, which means 57 users are getting a brand new deceives that they may never have used before. Organization and communication are paramount in the success of this mission. The first thing we need to do is identify a list of tasks that are required to accomplish the project. We need to: • Document number of devices • Create inventory of all applications installed on devices • Create a pilot upgrade device, with the new operating system installed • Install existing applications on to the pilot device • Verify compatibility of the applications on the new OS • Remediate issues with the applications (make changes to make apps work) • Create a migration plan • Execute migration plan • Support devices/users that still have issues • Close the project. Above is a sample list of tasks that will need to be completed to have a successful upgrade. Now it is my opinion that people can use multiple devices to connect to the existing internet. There has never been anything wrong with options. In fact, in my day to day life I have many different forms of electronic equipment that all can do...
So, your boss called you and said you are going on a business trip to Spain, superficially MADRID! What an opportunity! You need to make sure you plan accordingly so this once in a lifetime opportunity does not go to waste. In this article, I will help you do JUST THAT, with a little help from a great website called Asana. So, sit back, relax, and follow these steps. To be able to follow along I have included a screen shot of my asana Task list. The first thing you are going to want to do is get your passport as this can take many weeks to receive in the mail. Go here to do that. https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html Next thing is to figure out how you are going to get across that big pond we like to call the Atlantic Ocean. You guessed it, a flight is the fastest most convenient cost effect way. One of my favorite websites to find cheap flights is skyscanner.com. There are so many searching options including (cheapest month) where the website finds you the absolute cheapest flight possible. This works well for if time is of no importance to you. But for this business trip it is so we can’t use that option. But this will surely still find the best price. In doing a simple search you will see that there are no direct flights from Milwaukee to Spain. But there are plenty of options from ORD. The cheapest flight to Spain is $194 which is a deal in the airline industry! This is our cheapest option. $785 dollars for a round trip...
Getting ready and taking the CompTIA Network+ Certification Certifications in IT are one of the most important things you can do to set yourself apart from being ordinary. Certifications are tangible proof that you know what you are doing and that an employer has little to no risk when hiring you based on the skills you claim to represent. Since it is such an important part of IT I will be going over how to get ready and how to be successful in completing the CompTIA Network+ Certification. After all my research I have found that the most important thing you can do when taking the test is, practice, practice, PRACTICE. There are a TON of practice exams everywhere on the internet that will help you be successful. After all , you don’t want to spend $294.00(without an MATC discount) to take a test you did not prepare for and fail it. Think of what that almost $300 could have gotten you. There is a website called Asana where you can go to to create tasks to stay on track! I found it extremely user friendly and helpful! Below is a screen shot of what to expect and an example of some tasks you could incorporate! Here is a quick overview of the test. It is a max of 90 min, and it consists of 72 questions that covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, could, and virtualization technologies. The questions are multiple choice questions, drag and drops and performance-based. In order to...
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