Preparing for a career in the Information Technology field is rather straight forward. There is preparation you can do to make it even smoother. When filling out a job application it is important to know everything that is going to be asked on the application and how to fill it out. There are online (email or upload) applications as well as physical applications. Most will just ask simple questions about you and have a response section. Some require a resume to be submitted along with an application. Often times, employers will deploy skill tests to make sure you are as qualified as you claim in your resume and meet their requirements. It may be useful to take practice tests or lookup sample questions on the internet. They will give you technical skill tests along with personality tests, so it’s important to understand your strengths and weakness technically and personally before you begin the application process. Job applications or ads will usually have skill requirements; it is important to understand these and make sure that you include them in your application or resume. Every application that I have ever filled out has had a reference section. Make sure you choose references carefully and ensure that they will give positive feedback. Applications are the first test or wave of screening to see who gets the job, so it is important to be as prepared as can be. Q: Do you prefer working as an individual or a team? (Personality Test) A: Both. I work great with people, but some tasks are better left to an individual. Q: What is the...
Cortana Cortana is what Microsoft calls a digital agent. What is a “digital agent”? It’s one of the first things that a new Windows 10 user will experience. I was hoping for James Bond’s computer construct counterpart meets Hackerman from Fung Fury, but technology is not quite there yet. The Cortana software is really an interface to other features of the Windows 10 operating system. If the PC is setup with a microphone and the correct settings, you can talk to it. This has the same functionality as typing in the taskbar. Users will need to click the microphone icon in the taskbar to make her “listen”. Cortana can handle reminders and timers with ease. It can even send emails, manage lists, and calendars. My favorite feature is that it can open apps for you. This digital agent feature is exciting because it seems like budding artificial intelligence technology. I hope I’m around someday when new operating systems only function through microphones and AI. Set These Tabs Aside – Edge Browser I can see you rolling your eyes already. Microsoft’s web browsers are the Nickelbacks of computer technology, everyone’s punching bag. Other, more popular web browsers don’t come with a feature like this. There are extensions available, but those are not always the smoothest apps. Tabs can add up in a hurry. They’re not always relevant but it can be a heartbreaker if we lose them. Users can keep their tabs for later browsing and clear the row of tabs for an uncluttered page with this feature. Simply click the icon when you’re ready to manage the tabs. Multiple...
I just wanted to share with you that I was just offered a three month contract with good potential to get hired on, at Crosscom. They are an IT consulting firm for Kohl's department store. Just thought I would share the good news with you. Thank you for all of your advice, especially with the internship course, over the past couple of years! Thank you, Justin Peterson, (June, 2015)
"I cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed my experience at MATC IT Computer Support Program. I have made so many friends and good people. Along with that I received knowledge to help me with my career. I really enjoyed many of these classes. I really like the mobile device classes. I am not sure where technology will go but I am along for the ride and this program helped get me on my way!!! “ Andrew Jones, (May, 2015)
"I believe IT Computer Support Specialist at MATC is a great program. I enjoyed everything from the easiest things to the most challenging things, it all added to my learning experience. All the necessary materials were provided from me to finish the course sufficiently and all my needs were met with in the program. This program is a great start for any person trying to pursue a career or interest in the IT world.!!! “ Matthew Spain, (December, 2015)
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“Thanks to all of the instructors and fellow classmates with whom I've worked; it was a great learning experience.” Brian Wilson, (May, 2014) letter
“Thank you very much for everything you have done. Last Friday was my graduation and I am truly honored and proud to be part of MATC. I have to be honest, my experience here in MATC was just one of kind and will be definitely always be thankful. “ Ben Azcueta, (December, 2015) letter
“I just wanted to reach out and thank you for your help at MATC - there were many bumps in the road - I was just offered a new job in support - and the salary is $47,000 a year - I am overwhelmed that an associates would yield this sort of compensation. Again thank you and I'll be in touch for more schooling at some point I am sure.” Chris Taschner, (June, 2014) text message
“I’ve learned more about the business of IT than I ever knew; concepts which will likely come to underpin my further progress.” Justin Schroeder, (June, 2014) letter