Make Travel arrangements for the Business Trip from Milwaukee to Shanghai, China

When someone thinks of an information technology job, they usually think of someone who is very stationary and solely technical. As your career progresses beyond a mere beginner job into something greater, that is not always the case. As you indulge deeper into to your career you will be making greater contributions to your company, be handed greater responsibility, and more will be expected from you. As a result, business trips are nearly inevitable. A trip from Milwaukee to Shanghai would be somewhat tough to plan for, for someone who has never been there before. Without knowing what to expect, it is important to do some research in order to plan a proper budget. After all it is a 17 hours flight all the way to the other side of the world. Often times, companies will cover the cost of the fight and stay. Another common thing they may do is open an expense account to cover the cost of your travel expenses. If you need a passport, you will have to cover that cost yourself for about $110+$25. Regardless there are many ways to form your budget if need be. There are websites which allow you to check the costs of hotels and car rentals. However, renting a car is not always the best choice. Shehnai has a vast subway system that will most likely take you wherever you need to go. The only reason that I would go with car is if you are sharing it with multiple people. A somewhat underestimated cost would be food. Me personally, would probably spend a lot on food for at...

Prepare and get certified for HDI SCA in Milwaukee Area

  The HDI SCA is a very prevalent certification among those in the information technology industry, and is one of the first certifications you should consider getting. In order to obtain the HDI SCA you must first understand the basic purpose that it servers is to teach you: incident management, critical thinking skills, effective communication strategy, improving customer interaction, as well as managing difficult customers. This is a very useful skillset to possess in any IT support job. Once, you understand what the HDI SCA is all about, the next step is to prepare to take the exam. There are multiple methods you can choose from to prepare for the HDI SCA.  The internet has many different resources available to you, some for free and some not. Before you start taking practice exams it is wise to research the general content of the HDI SCA exam (http://www.thinkhdi.com/education/courses/hdi-support-center-analyst.aspx). The first step in preparing yourself for the HDI SCA is to create a study plan. You want to take your time and create a realistic plan that you will stay committed to. I find it’s best to stretch studying out over the course of many weeks. There are many different options to choose from when it comes to studying for this exam. You can go the free route and try to find information on the internet or you can take lessons such as the ones that CBT Nuggets offers (https://www.cbtnuggets.com/it-training/hdi-desktop-support-sca-hdi-sca). For you to maximize your chances of success it would be best to exercise as many options as possible until you feel comfortable with the content. Usually, I like to take...

New features of Windows 10: Fall Creator update and what did I learn as IT Student at MATC

Gregory Trapp

IT Support Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
IT Student excited about a new career
The Windows 10 Fall Creator update has a many new features that are exciting! A few of these updates include: My People, voice activated power commands to Cortana, updates to Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Store updates, Security, and Game mode. There are a couple other updates not listed, but these are the updates we will be discussing today. My People is an update that was added and you can now pin your top people in the taskbar for a quick one click access to those people. You can tap on your pinned contact and send an email or chat with them without having to open any of the apps you normally would. This is very important and helpful for IT users because now if you need to contact someone, you can do it in an easier way, especially those people you contact often. Using My People you can also drag an item you wish to share onto that saved contact. This will be useful when needing to send instructions or a Youtube video link. Another exciting new feature is that Cortana can now be voice activated. You can now reach her above the lock screen, and you can ask Cortana to shut down, restart, or sleep your computer. This will help IT users multitask, which we already know is a very important part of IT. Microsoft Edge received a bunch of updates! For those that enjoy reading, or for students, you can now annotate your books in Microsoft Edge. This is going to be huge for students because many  students are now buying E books because they are usually cheaper...

Windows 10: Microsoft Fall Creator Update – New Productivity Improvements

Evette

Evette

Passionate Information Technology Customer Support Specialist Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Motivated and determined Information Technology Customer Support student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2018.
Evette
Fall Creator Update:  New Windows 10 Productivity Improvements Windows 10 is celebrating its fall anniversary by releasing a series of awesome updates which are fun and creative!  The Fall Creators Update can be experienced on many difference Windows 10 PCs and will delivering faster broadcasting for gaming, reinventing your photo to demonstrate videos into real memories, and viewing a mixed reality 3D screen, and much, much more! Windows 10 will notify you when the Fall Creators Update is available for your device. At that time, you get to choose the date and time that convenient for you to update your device.  After installation, your device will begin running Windows 10, version 1709. To see which version of Windows 10 your device is currently running: select the Start button, then select Settings > System > About. Cannot wait until Windows notify you for update availability, then go to the Microsoft software download website and select Update now to begin installation. Before doing this, you’ll need to make sure your device is up to date: Select the Start button, then select Settings > Update & security > Windows Update. select Check for updates. If updates are available, install the (NOTE:  All devices are  not equipped for updates, refer to knowledge-based article at the end writing to check for your eligibility). If you are look to become more efficient at school or work, take a look at “10” of the latest productivity improvements released through the Windows 10’s fall update: Recover files in Windows 10 with File History: This powerful feature saves multiple versions of your files just in case something inadvertent...

Getting Hired for Information Technology Job in Milwaukee Metropolitan Area

Getting hired for an Information Technology job is process that you must be prepared for and by doing so that will increase your odds in acquiring the position. So as a future candidate you should be aware of many obstacles that comes in interviews. Therefore, before the interview you should be focused and dialed in at the tough task at hand. Also, the night before you should be rehearsing and getting ready for this very important interview. Get plenty of rest the night before and eat a very healthy and hearty meal before the interview. So, the guide in getting this IT position is very essential. With that being here are some tips to help with specific scenarios that appears in interview, like for example answering tough questions and what your response should be. In a lot of interviews employers like to ask many questions about a future candidate’s personality. The reason those are common questions is because employers to need know that they’re are hiring someone that can get along easily with co-workers and customers. Therefore, your response to those personality questions should be completely honest because you want to make sure that they will accept you for who you are. As well as verifying that you’re a perfect fit for the company. Another common question that employers like to ask is “What is your greatest weakness?” Whenever you are asked to question you should answer the question as honest as possible. Reason being is because you don’t want to falsely say that you can execute something because the employer might expect that to be completed by you....

Salary Negotiation for IT Computer Support Jobs

Evette

Evette

Passionate Information Technology Customer Support Specialist Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Motivated and determined Information Technology Customer Support student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2018.
Evette
  Salary negotiations encompass discussing a job offer with a prospective employer to negotiate a salary and benefits package that is in line with the market, while at the same time meeting your needs.  Salary negotiations are most productive when both the potential employer and potential employee realize they have a common goal:  To pay the employee appropriately for their skills, training, and experience. PREPARATION + RESEARCH = SUCCESS One of the best information you obtained from college is that research is the key to knowledge.  The same holds true for negotiating salaries for Information Technology Computer Support (ITSUP) jobs – research, research, and more research!  The only way to negotiate fairly is to gain all of the information you will need.  Below are a few suggestions on how to answer questions regarding salary during the interview process: R E S E A R C H … Salaries for similar positions in your geographical location – Find out what others employees in your field with similarities ITSUP responsibilities and duties are being offered.  Remember, what state you work makes a significant different in your pay rate (i.e. cost of living): USE THESE LINKS: Top Eight Salary Calculators Indeed Salary Search S. Dept. Labor/Occupational Outlook Handbook R E S E A R C H … Your salary expectations – Will you be responsible for fixing the problem, or discovering/troubleshooting the issue and reporting it to another department.  Do you have any certifications?  Are for responsible for maintaining or updating software and equipment?   Will you need to set-up user accounts, or format and set-up desktop and laptops, computers, or other devices....