How to Deal with Water Damage on a Mobile Device

Water and mobile devices have been locked in epic battle since the dawn of time. That may be a slight exaggeration. However, we all know the struggle. A few simple steps can get you on your way to winning the battle for the side of technology. 1. Power off the device. This means unplug the power cord or hold down the power button. Another good option is to flip the switch on the power strip. This may be safer than just yanking on power cords. You may lose some unsaved files or data, but this can help mitigate the damage. 2. Towel the device. Using a paper towel or cotton towel, get any standing liquid off the device. Whether the liquid is just water or a sugary, sticky soft drink you need to soak it up. 3. Remove any devices from ports. Unplug your printer , storage drives, or anything else plugged in to the ports of the machine. This will help to mitigate the damage to other devices. 4. Carefully move the device to a towel. If you shift the device around, you could move the liquid inside to more areas and cause more contamination. Try to carefully move the device to a clear working area. Use a room fan if available to circulate the air. 5. Remove everything you can easily remove. Take the battery out if you can. Any SIM card should come out too. Remove any panels that can be easily accessed. You want to again mitigate damage to other parts but also open things up to air flow. 6. Dry the device. For sugary,...

How to Install Microsoft Windows 10 on VMware – Tutorial

Article is optimized for mobile viewing. MATC students have VMware available to them. This is a hypervisor that let’s you simulate an operating system on your computer as if it were a standard app or program. Students can get the VMware here from Pat Feder’s site. There’s plenty more information on this subject there, even some links to tutorial videos. 1. Click VMware Academic Program (VMware Workstation) 2. Choose the latest version of WMware Workstation (12 in this screenshot) after you login with your MATC credentials. 3. Add it to the cart and proceed to your free Check Out. 4.  Find the WMware Workstation file in your Downloads Folder and double click it. 5. The Installation Wizard will pop up and installation is straight forward. 6. To install the Windows 10 operating system on the VMware, you’ll need the ISO file from Microsoft. To do that, you’ll need to download the Media Creation Tool. 7. Find the Media Creation Tool in your Downloads folder and start it up with a double click. 8. Choose the ISO file option. 9. Choose the ISO file and you’ll choose a place to save it. It’s a biggie and will take some time and space to download. Just remember what file you saved it in. 10. Open the VMware workstation and you should see something like this. We want to create a new Virtual Machine. 11. A new Installation Wizard will pop up. Find that ISO file you downloaded and follow the standard prompts. 12. The standard settings should be fine. If you have a bounty of processor cores, you can assign them here....

How To Edit MS Office Documents on Android Phones

Article is optimized for mobile viewing. Scoff at your desktop computer and walk around editing all your documents with your Android device. Microsoft Word has an app that’s free on the Google Play Store for your Android device. Search for “Microsoft Word” in your Google Play Store app. Download it. Then just open the Microsoft Word app on your Android device and things should look familiar. Create documents or edit them from your cloud storage or device. Touch the “Take a tour” page for a summary of the app. In the Word app, just click anywhere and you can edit with the keypad and ribbon. Find Microsoft Excel too. Again, you can open documents from your device or cloud storage. If you’re familiar with the full desktop version, you’ll breeze through the app. Of course you don’t want to set down the skee balls at the arcade so you can edit your spreadsheet. But you most certainly can.   Use the ribbon for common functions and even find tabs at the bottom of the page. And the same kind of app is available for your presentations. Search for “PowerPoint” on the Google Play Store app and get your Microsoft PowerPoint for free. Make changes to your document before the big meeting or start a new presentation out in the field. Google makes similar apps like Google Slides, Google Sheets, and Google Docs. These apps may already be on your phone if you have a carrier like Google Project Fi....

Differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10 for Enterprise Support users

Iris Barreto

Iris Barreto

My name is Iris Barreto (aka Sister Iris Marie). I am a Schoenstatt Sister of Mary getting updated and learning about the world of IT. I began my studies at MATC in the Fall of 2016. Studying the IT Support Specialist program, I hope to be a great asset to my community and to the Schoenstatt Movement.
Iris Barreto
I have put together information on the web in a more condensed form. The following is a short documentation of differences between Microsoft Windows 7 and 10. Click here to Download differences between Win 7 & 10...

Prepare and get certified for COMPTIA Network+ Certification in Milwaukee Area

I am currently attending MATC going for the IT Computer Support Specialist program. I plan on taking this exam by the end of this semester because I want to land an internship this summer so by writing this guide this will help me research a lot about the exam so that I can be prepare. The A+ Exam is one of the best beginner certificate to get because it shows employers that you are knowledgeable about both software and hardware. This exam has to be renewed every 3 years because of the advancement in software. If you study at MATC like I do there are benefits to preparing for the exam because the school supplies the students with programs like Transcender and CBT Nuggets. CBT Nuggets is very different from Transcender because it is just videos and does not give questions straight from the exam like the other program. The first thing to preparing for the certification test is make sure to have some ground rules like learning the basics, practice tests, courses that teach this subject. First rule is taking the Network+ course, this course will teach you what you need to know and also give you hands-on experience. The hands-on experience will how you how it will be in office environment you’re going to be working in. After finishing the course, you can take practice tests or buy exams that will help you enhance your knowledge on the certification exam. The program that is helped me study for this exam was called Transcender. Transcender prepares you by showing you questions straight from the exam. After practicing for...