Planning a business trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

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...

Planning a Business Trip from Milwaukee to San Francisco

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...

Get Your CompTIA Network+ Certification in Milwaukee

Professional certifications have obvious benefits in real world applications. This is a guide to becoming certified in CompTIA Net+ in Milwaukee, WI. There is more than one way accomplish this. Here, I will outline the long route. One can essentially do the minimum and possibly ace the exam by accident with few resources used or time dedicated. That plan is not logical. Follow this plan for best results. Stakeholders: You are the most important person in this project. Some may claim their peers or parents are stakeholders. Countless movies and television shows exist only to explain the drawbacks of this. Consider Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Don’t be like Cameron. Do things for yourself. Objective: “Either you’re slingin’ crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot” -Notorious BIG. This Net+ certification should help you in your career as an IT professional. This can be the wicked jump shot on your resume. Cost: Expect to fork out about $900 using this plan. The bulk of this expense is the class at MATC. There may be financial aid to be utilized. One could also get creative and put together a crowd fund. Tasks:  Find your motivation and commit to the plan. A wise man once said, “There is no try. Only do or do not”.  Register for CompTIA Net+ class at MATC. This will aid in gaining the required knowledge and confidence to  pass the CompTIA Net+ exam. See link below.  Obtain the required resources. The comprehensive online resource Testout for the Net+ class is an important  resource here. It is required for the class and has practice exams...

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...

Prepare and get certified for CompTIA Network+ Certification in the Milwaukee Area

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PMO Project Specifications: Upgrading Office Computers to Microsoft Windows 10

So at some point your operating system will no longer meet your requirements. Either your operating system will become outdated or run slow or perhaps the business will outgrow the operating system. To solve this, issue the best thing to do is just upgrade to the next best operating system available. However, there are a number of thing to consider before upgrading to the operating system. It’s incredible simply to upgrade you’re from windows 7 to windows 10. Considering you already have windows 7 enterprise on your computer’s going to windows 10 is free of charge. But, regardless some things can go wrong so here are some steps you should take before upgrading.   Prior to the upgrade of the operating system office wide you’ll want to assess the software needed for the office. You’ll want to ask questions from employees, including what software frequently used. Research the compatibility of the software version in your office is compatible with the new operating system.  In addition, you’ll want to be away of anything that can go wrong with the upgrade. Insufficient hardware Setup errors and freezes Driver problems Activation error Application incompatibilities Data loss Performance problems Permissions/access problems Interface problems/learning curve   First thing you’ll want to do is check the hardware, you want to make sure your hardware is capable of running windows 10.  You might need a faster processor and you almost always need more memory.  But if you’re running windows 7 then you should be up for the upgrade but it’s best to check now.   The system requirements for windows 10 as stated from Microsoft are:...