IT Technology is the future

Diane Ludwig

Diane Ludwig

MATC Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
I am learning new technology to be able to implement on the job.
Diane Ludwig

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Technology advances show people a more efficient way to do things, and these processes get results. Students enrolled in the IT-Technology program at Milwaukee Area Technical College have an advantage to become successful in their personal career choice.  Careers in technology has been greatly advanced by the wide variety of careers choices available. Students are able to learn on a global scale without ever leaving their classrooms.  Students can earn an associate degree or choose from the many different certifications that MATC has to offer. Our world today is competing with many nations to maintain the advance status of technology.  MATC IT-Program is a leading career path for students to achieve success and compete with the global technology...

How to prepare for your CompTia Network+ Certification and Pass Exam in Milwaukee Area

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...

MATC IT Recruitment Showcase at Downtown Campus – Demonstrate your skills to get hired – April 20, 2017

Vadim Mikhailenko

Vadim Mikhailenko

MATC IT Computer Support Program Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Vadim is a pasionate IT instructor with 20 years of experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and makes students his top priority.
Vadim Mikhailenko
  This is your opportunity to highlight your personal experience, skills and accomplishments to area businesses who are looking to hire! Mark your calendar: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Milwaukee Campus Room M605 Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM Unlike the traditional “job fair,” this format is designed to facilitate engagement, and give you an opportunity to stand apart from other job seekers.   Download student packet for additional information: 2017 IT Recruitment Showcase Student Packet   Pictures below are from the 2016 “We’ve Got Top IT Talent” Showcase:   2017 MATC IT Recruitment Showcase - April-20-2017_ 4p-7p Downtown Campus (1) Every 20 minutes students have an opportunity to make a presentation for employers at the 2016 “We’ve Got Top IT Talent”...

We’ve Got Top IT Talent” MATC IT Recruitment Showcase – Demonstrate your skills to get hired – April 20, 2017

Vadim Mikhailenko

Vadim Mikhailenko

MATC IT Computer Support Program Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Vadim is a pasionate IT instructor with 20 years of experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and makes students his top priority.
Vadim Mikhailenko
This is your opportunity to highlight your personal experience, skills and accomplishments to area businesses who are looking to hire! Mark your calendar: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Milwaukee Campus Room M605 Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM Unlike the traditional “job fair,” this format is designed to facilitate engagement, and give you an opportunity to stand apart from other job seekers. Download student packet for additional information: Pictures below are from the 2016 “We’ve Got Top IT Talent” Showcase:   Every 20 minutes students have an opportunity to make a presentation for employers at the 2016 “We’ve Got Top IT Talent”...

How to prepare to complete job application and pass skills test for IT Computer Support Job

Here are some typical standard interview questions that a lot of employers will ask as well as my suggestions with how to answer these types of questions: Why should we hire you? This is the opportunity to sell yourself. It gives you the chance to talk about your skillset, your prior work expierence that applies to the job and the assests that you would bring to the company. What did you like or dislike about your previous job? Be honest with this question. Explain all the good things about your last job and why you liked them.  When explaining things that you disliked stick to things that wont be bashing the company you worked for instead use specific things like benefits or other things that are out of your control. What are your goals for the future? This is your chance to sell where you want to go not only in professionally but in life. This is where you can give a brief shot of who you are outside of work as well as showing you have the drive to work your way up the ladder. Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it. This is a chance to give a specific example of something hard that you were faced with and how you responded and overcame it to me a deadline or finish a hard task that was assigned to you.   These are similar questions to a lot of tests that can be asked to be taken on job applications.  I have included the answers and how/why I chose those answers: What would...

How to prepare to complete a job application and pass a skills test for IT Computer Support Job. (Project 2)

In a competitive field like IT, there are many key factors that can determine whether you get the job you’re applying for or not. Having both a well written resume and cover letter is very important to the employment process, but it doesn’t just end there. Employers are constantly looking for ways to make the applicant screening process more efficient. Some resumes are filled with inaccuracies, over exaggerations, and flat out lies, but for the employer that’s where applications and skills test come in. Over the course of this document I will be giving a few tips on what to expect when filling out job applications and taking skill/aptitude tests. Unlike a resume where applicants provide information about their own background, skills, and work history, a job application is designed by the employer to gain the exact information they need when going through the hiring process. Applications are also used as a tool to compare applicants by having them answer the same questions and then using their answers to determine who fits the position best. When filling out a job application be sure to read it carefully and answer truthfully, but at the same time try to avoid negatives. For example, when asked about the last position you held never say you were fired. Even if you were, there are better ways to word these kind of things without providing incorrect information. Phrases like “job ended” or “seeking a better fit” are better alternatives to use as they don’t have the same negative connotations as words like fired or terminated.  This next tip may seem really obvious but it’s...