Plan a Business Trip from Milwaukee to Madrid

Objective International travel is not always a fanciful affair. Efficient planning and forethought can make a trip work out. I stayed in Australia for two weeks in 2010 with just a carry-on. Traveling lean is part of efficiency. If a company is sending someone across the Atlantic, a lean and efficient plan could be a great asset for saving resources while effectively accomplishing a goal. For this project I planned for a 5-day trip, Monday-Friday. I found few options for arriving in Madrid in the morning. Considering there may be business plans scheduled for Monday, this project plan is for six days including travel. Departure will be Sunday and return is Friday. In the event of recurring business trips, the traveler should research credit card options that provide travel rewards. Lean Travel Options Booking the flight for this trip can reveal many options. Flying out of Milwaukee can be approximately $400-$600 more than flying out of Chicago O’Hare. To save that money, one can be inconvenienced to book a bus from Milwaukee to Chicago O’Hare for $55. The traveler will probably have to spend more time traveling, but the cost savings are significant. One good way to both save money and experience the destination more intimately is to use a service like Airbnb. Staying in a hotel is rarely a unique experience. With Airbnb, you can have a more authentic experience. I researched these options for the trip to Madrid and there were plenty of options much more reasonable than hotels in the same area. According to my research, the traveler can easily save $400-$700.  Tasks Obtain passport if...

7 gmail productivity apps and plugins (One of them is Boomerang for gmail)

There are two very important elements in nowadays business: Productivity and efficiency. Businesses often measure productivity by output during comparable time periods. Productivity is the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services.  Efficiency relates to the quality of your work, which might include creating output with less waste, using fewer resources or spending less money. In order to succeed businesses rely heavily on technology. Therefore, there are lots of google apps that are being used in corporate environment that enhance both productivity and efficiency. Below we are going to explain why  the main gmail productivity apps and plugins are useful in a corporate environment. 1. Banana Tag  Banana tag is a simple way to track and schedule your daily email. That way you will know what happen to your email after you press send. Setting up your bananatag is easy this link shows you how to do it properly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9eDURatXmI . Basically, this app informs you of who opens your emails. The app  tells you as well whether or not someone has opened the links attached, and whether someone has read your email entirely. This could be very handy for manager and for employees as well. The following display shows how the banana tag user interface looks like. 2. Boomerang for Gmail When overloaded with many  emails to send out, Boomerang facilitates the process.  You can set a specific time to send out certain emails, and the recipients as well.  This could also be helpful when sending important information overnight to all employees, so they see it the next day early in the morning....

Getting ready and taking the CompTIA Network+Certification

Getting ready and taking the CompTIA Network+ Certification Certifications in IT are one of the most important things you can do to set yourself apart from being ordinary. Certifications are tangible proof that you know what you are doing and that an employer has little to no risk when hiring you based on the skills you claim to represent. Since it is such an important part of IT I will be going over how to get ready and how to be successful in completing the CompTIA Network+ Certification. After all my research I have found that the most important thing you can do when taking the test is, practice, practice, PRACTICE. There are a TON of practice exams everywhere on the internet that will help you be successful. After all , you don’t want to spend $294.00(without an MATC discount) to take a test you did not prepare for and fail it. Think of what that almost $300 could have gotten you. There is a website called Asana where you can go to to create tasks to stay on track! I found it extremely user friendly and helpful! Below is a screen shot of what to expect and an example of some tasks you could incorporate! Here is a quick overview of the test. It is a max of 90 min, and it consists of 72 questions that covers the configuration, management, and troubleshooting of common wired and wireless network devices. Also included are emerging technologies such as unified communications, mobile, could, and virtualization technologies. The questions are multiple choice questions, drag and drops and performance-based. In order to...

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...