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...
So you’ve decided to travel to Madrid? Fantástico! Having spent a couple weeks in and around there myself in my younger days, I can say that you have made a great decision. Spain is a vibrant, lively place full of culture, history, (mostly) wonderful people, and some of the best food you’ll ever eat. However, getting there is going to take some planning. What kind of documents are you going to need? How can I save money on flights? Where should I stay? I hope to he;p you answer these questions and more. First, before you do anything else, you have to consider what documents you’re going to need to travel to Spain. As with any international country, number one, with a bullet, is going to be a passport. You aren’t going anywhere without a passport. Instructions on applying for a passport, including where to go and what documentation is needed, may be found online here. I am assuming that you are from the United States and, if you are, a visa is not required but if you aren’t, you may want to consult this list to find out if your country is one where a visa would be required. Also, regardless of which country you’re from, the maximum number of day you can be in Spain without special permissions is 90. Second, you’re going to need flights. There are a multitude of airlines that fly from the U.S. to Spain so it’s really a matter of deciding who is going to fit your timetable and your budget. Everybody is going to tell you that their airfare web site...
If you are looking to get into a networking field you will want to receive the CompTia Network+ certification to get a basic understanding of networking. This will teach you many of the industry’s standard practices and guidelines for networking as a whole. It is important that you understand what you are supposed to learn before taking this exam. It can be a time-consuming process even if you have a basic understanding of networking already. It is important to try and find official documentation and practice tests for review to make sure you know the terminology they utilize. It can be difficult to go in with knowledge you possess, as you may misunderstand questions if you do not study their way. The following steps can help you prepare to study for the exam the correct way and become certified in no time. Before you go into the exam it is important to be well prepared, and to be well prepared you need a plan. It is important to set goals to accomplish and to have a reasonable timeline to complete them in, do not try to rush the process. First you should create a timeline, second you should make sure you are confident that you are meeting those timeline goals effectively. It is okay to adjust your timeline if you see issues arise or are getting frustrated, just remember not to stray too far off. Next execute your strategy properly, make sure that you are reviewing material that you know is on the test. Take a practice exam if you understand basic networking already, see if any of it...
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