Microsoft Office Certification Exam (Under $100) – get certified for Microsoft Office Specialist

Getting prepared to take a Microsoft Office exam is one of the best things you can do in any profession. It is used by administration, management, IT, and just about every department within a company. Not having strong Microsoft skills may prevent you from getting management positions. Trying to train yourself on-the-job, as you will have to do, is much more challenging than preparing a head of time for a position. Every IT job that I’ve had, for example, I have used Microsoft office and other software the entire day every day. You also get approached with support questions related to these products, which are often out of the support scope, but it would be beneficial if a top-tier manager asks you for some Excel or Outlook assistance and you are available to provide knowledgeable help to someone that makes important decisions within a company. There are five parts to the Office 2016 exam. Other exam versions would be beneficial, but used so minimal that extra cert time would be better spent on a newer version of a different software program, or even a different scope like hardware or project management.  The five parts are Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Outlook. At minimum 3 of these will be extremely important in most career choices, possibly all 5. Word is your typical document writing. Excel is a spreadsheet workbook format that allows cells within rows and columns organize your data and has built in formulas that will calculate what you want in the cells for you. PowerPoint includes premade slideshows so you merely have to input text and pictures...

Things to Consider when creating a resume and cover letter

One of the hardest things about applying for a job is creating a resume cover letter and a cover letter. When creating a resume, you want to put in your objectives as the first section of your resume. The reason why objectives are important for employers is because what are the benefits of hiring you and what you’re going to be bringing into the company. Try adding in past experiences would make the resume look good. One way in making your resume look good is include the name of the company within the objective statement. According to livecareer.com there are some examples that you can use. Examples like “Looking to utilize skills in customer service and working with computers as a Technical Support Specialist for ABC company.” Another example is “Seeking employment as a Technical Support Specialist with ABC company to use extensive background in answering inquiries about computer systems and developing training manuals for fellow employees.” These are good examples for those going into the IT field. You want to have your objective straight to the point. When writing a resume, it’s important to list your education and past experiences, I believe that is important because half of the time people don’t have much knowledge about computers or as not as tech savvy as other people. I think one of the best ways that people can do when creating a resume to apply for an IT job is list the skills that they have. Most of the time you will be dealing with hardware/software issues and would need to have the knowledge to troubleshoot. Other times you will...
2017-2018 Report –  Best Information Technology Schools, Diplomas and Degree programs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2017-2018 Report – Best Information Technology Schools, Diplomas and Degree programs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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2017-2018 Best Computer Schools and Information Technology Degree and Diploma programs in Milwaukee Area

2017-2018 Best Computer Schools and Information Technology Degree and Diploma programs in Milwaukee Area

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How to Validate your Home Router is not Compromised

How to Validate your Home Router is not Compromised

In this day and age information security is becoming more and more vital. In a world where every week massive targeted hacks compromised an unprecedented amount of data, and ransomware can bring the largest of companies to their knees we must do everything we can to secure our personal home networks. I think in many cases people focus solely on securing their computers giving little to no thought about their router. This is an unfortunate oversight, securing your router the literal gateway connecting your personal network to the raw internet is every bit as essential as securing your personal computer. Home routers are often targeted in cyber-attacks because the majority of people never change the factory settings. It is amazing how many people leave the default device name and password, doing this amounts to inviting criminals into your network. Not only do people not change these credentials but generally the routers you get from your service provider are subpar and have well documented back doors. I know this sounds scary because in all honesty it is, however there are some very simple steps you can take to validate that your home router is not compromised. One of the most important and basic steps you can take in securing your router is to change the administrative credentials. How to do this varies slightly by manufacture and model but is generally an easy process involving logging into a website or sometimes connecting your computer to the router via ethernet. Once logged in its usually as easy as entering and saving more secure credentials. This is of the upmost importance when it...

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...