7 Steps to improve your presentation skills to get a job during interview.

1. Rehearse 2. Use pictures with slides 3. Stand still, plant your feet 4. Breath, relax 5. Use eye contact 6. Be engaging 7. Thank everyone when finished

How to create LinkedIn profile for IT Computer Support Job

LinkedIn can be very exciting and fun to fill out, so make sure you take an effort to attempt it. Some people recommend placing your profile picture first, but if you do not have a good one, I would consider filling out some of the basic information first. It’s a great way to get to know yourself and others. You can network with friends and experts, find great ways to land that career you are looking for, or even get great material to expand on your IT knowledge. Remember to have fun with it, be professional, and remember that you can always come back to it and edit things. If you are unsure what to write, consider skipping a section and work on the ones that you are confident filling out. For starter, making a headline is simple as it may only include a few words. I used to try to make this sound fancy, but I’ve learned that mastering the basics is key in IT. This also shows honesty which is important. Writing something like computer expert, or network engineer when you don’t have years of experience or are new to the field will not help much with landing the job you need or are qualified to get started. I currently use my exact job title at my job, since the company is well-known, I also use the company name in my headline. Another one I like is “Computer Support Specialist,” which is the most common term I have heard used in school. This will get you with the pack of candidates that are marketing themselves to recruiters...

How to Prepare for Job Application, Skills Test in IT Computer Support

Part of the application process you might encounter when hunting for an IT Support position is a skills test. This skills test can take many forms. The company you’re applying at could have an in-house assessment or use a service. There’s a good chance that the test might just be the interviewer asking a few basic IT support-related questions, like a verbal quiz. On the other side of the skills test coin is the personality test. This personality test is less of a test and more of a compatibility check. What you encounter in the job hunt could change from company to company. Personality Tests This can be used by a hiring manager to understand how an applicant might fit into the work environment or relate to customers. This is not a pass or fail type of test. A long list of qualified applicants can be narrowed down quickly with a personality test. Desirable personality traits could differ depending on the team, clients, or company culture. The best thing to do with a test like this is just to expect it. These things can come in any of several flavors or styles. Some are true/false and some are multiple choice. The most desirable traits in IT support will be emotional intelligence and empathy. Skill Test Examples Typing speed test: This basic test could come up in a job interview or a job application process. You should be concerned if you’re not up around 35-40 words per minute. You can find several free websites with interactive tools to help with this. Take a couple tests for yourself at home. One...

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...

What are the differences between Adware Virus, Worms, Spyware, Trojan, Rootkits, Backdoors, Logic bomb, Botnets

Security breaches is a big problem that concerns every company. Many businesses are still unprepared or not protected at all from a variety of security  threat. There are many causes and many type  of security threat. These threats are referred to as malicious software program also known as “Malware”.  Some of them are not even known by the average computer users. Below are the most known malware that can harm our computers, each one will be define along with their characteristics. Adware: They are designed to display advertisements on your computer, redirect your search request to advertising websites and collect marketing-type data about you- in instance- the types of websites that you visit-so that customized adverts can be displayed. There is no signs of the program in your computer’s system making its presence unknown and challenging to detect. Visiting an infected website can result in unauthorized installation of adware on your computer. Virus: Is design to spread from host to host. It has the ability to replicate itself. A computer virus is a type of malicious program written to alter the way a computer operates. It is also designed to spread from one computer to another. A virus operates by inserting itself to a legitimate program in order to execute its code. Worms: A computer worm is a self-b replicating computer program that penetrates an operating system with the intend of spreading malicious codes.  Worms utilizes networks to send copies of the original code to others computers. Worms cause harm by consuming bandwidth or sometimes deleting files or sending document via e-mail. Worms can also install backdoor on computers. Worms are often...