Making a business trip to another city is a more exciting part of any job, it’s nice to get a new sense of scenery and new experiences. Planning a trip should be done carefully however to make sure it’s both economical and as efficient as possible. Planning something properly can save you a lot of time than trying to figure out what you are going to do when you get there on the fly. Having a solid plan also will make sure you stay on budget in case you are only compensated for so much of the trip. Staying on an expected spending limit saves you and the company money in this case. Follow this example of a trip to San Francisco to give you some insight on what needs to be done when planning these trips. Learn about our business need and purpose We need to know exactly what we must get done, also find out if it’s all necessary as we need to know how many resources we can allocate to the trip. In this example, we must visit the city and stop at four locations to assist with network maintenance. We know we must get at least the bare minimum done of organizing the physical network, making sure all network devices are reachable across the office, and testing major equipment. We know organizing the physical network will take about two hours, we know each office only has a few network printers to test, and we know systems connect to network drives in the office. We can estimate we need to make four stops at roughly three...
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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So your boss just told to you that he wants you to take a business trip to San Francisco and participate in a conference on behalf of your company. The company will pay for some of the expenses, but you have to do all the planning and booking. You may be thinking to yourself this sounds like a daunting task, but it can be easily managed if you use a product like Asana to help you plan out your steps. I will go through a list of possible steps you may want to take while planning your trip, and then at the end of this post I will show a picture of what your list may look like when plugged into a management and planning program like Asana. One of the first steps you should take when planning this trip is to figure out what your budget is. Once you know that you will know how much you can spend on different items. Then you need to find out exactly where the conference is going to take place. There are a number of different ways you can go about doing this, but the easiest would probably be to just look up the location on the internet. The next step may be to find a hotel close to where the event is being held. You should look for a hotel that has the amenities that you want. You may want to find one that has a pool or even a whirlpool for you to use and unwind in the evenings after you spend the long days at the conference. You...
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