Upgrade Office Computers to the Latest Windows Operating System

As new technology comes out, people and businesses usually need to evolve to keep up with technology. Keeping your business’ technology up to date is crucial to keep things running smoothly. For example, when an operating system becomes outdated, it might not have supported features anymore. Even worse, it might not even be supported at all once it is out of date. Do not let the risk of an outdated operating system affect your company. Come up with a plan to keep current with technology, and keep your business running fluidly. If you want to upgrade the computer operating system for your company, it is best to come up with a plan. Also, good communication is crucial to keeping a project on track. A project team is needed to start making initial plans and to review any questions. Some of those questions may be regarding what newest operating system is best, and what would be the cost. If your company decides to upgrade to the next version of the current operating system, you would need to review the requirements needed to run the newest version. Then you would need to compare those requirements with your company’s current computers. Some questions you might ask are: Are the computers powerful enough to run the newest operating system? How many computers does the company currently own? When will we be able to do the upgrade? Who will be affected by the upgrade? Will we have to have a training session for our employees to understand how the new system works? Next, the project team manager would communicate with all stakeholders and decide...

How to use Microsoft Excel to protect a workbook

Sabrina Tolley

Sabrina Tolley

IMSD Service Desk Technician/DeskTop Support at Stratagem/Milw Cnty
I provide support for all types of client technology including Desktop computers, Phones, and Laptops.

Having served in Information Technology for the past 15+ years as a Desktop/Help Desk Support Specialist, with continued success in obtaining my Associates Degree in Networking Administration/Service Desk Program as of January 2016.
Sabrina Tolley
You can require a password to open it, a password to change data, and a password for changing the file’s structure by adding, deleting, or hiding worksheets. You can also set a password in Backstage view that encrypts your workbook. Warning: Keep your password in a safe place. If you lose or forget the password, it can’t be recovered. Start with requiring passwords for opening the file and changing data. Click File > Save As. Click a location, such as Computer or your My Site web page. Click a folder, such as Documents or one of the folders on your OneDrive, or click Browse. In the Save As dialog box, go to the folder you want to use, then open the Tools list and click General Options. Enter your password, and then click OK. Enter the same password to confirm, and click OK again. Note: To remove a password, follow the steps above and delete the password. Basically, just enter a blank password. You can do that for any type of password that you use in Excel. You can enter either of two passwords here, one to open the file, another to change the file. Important: Write your passwords down and store them someplace safe. To protect the structure of your workbook, do this: Click Review > Protect Workbook. Click Structure. Enter a password in the Password box.   Important: Write your password down and store it someplace safe. Click OK, and retype the password to confirm it.     Notes:   If you enter the same password for opening and changing a workbook, users only need to enter the password once. If...

Student Testimonials: Why did I pick IT Computer Support Program from MATC for my education

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
Below is the feedback students have shared with us on why did they pick  IT Computer Support Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College for their IT education and how it helped them to transform their lives for the better:   I very much enjoyed my time at Milwaukee Area Technical College and specifically all the courses I took in the IT Support Program. The IT Support program is structured well, so every semester you are working toward a goal of a certifcates. It’s a great idea. I found that every time I needed help the instructor’s were knowledgeable and willing to work with me. I had a course cancelled on me right before the start of the semester and 3 instructor’s helped me get enrolled last minute. I would recommend this program to anyone who is smart with technology and wants to persue a job in IT.   Kyle E (May 2016)   When I started on this path in IT, I knew nothing. What I did know was that I was ready for something new. I spent many sleepless nights wondering if I made the right chose. Now that I am near the end, I think I have. MATC is a great place to start. The courses are quite challenging but, relates to the real world. I have learned soooo much and I feel that I am prepared for the next step. The only thing I would recommend changing or adding is a mock call center setup for the final semester. I feel with this, each student can get the ” real world” learning experience. And as for...