More good news for IT professionals on the horizon

The ubiquity of information and communication technology has created demand for the experts who know how to construct, maintain and fix these tools. In response, the value of technology services-related jobs has significantly risen, as illustrated in a chart tweeted by Bloomberg’s chief economist, Michael McDonough, earlier this year.   Some gains over the past…

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Why should you become a programmer?

The U.S. job market is starting to look up. The Bureau of Labor Statistics stated in a press release that about 271,000 jobs were added by employers in October, which simply goes to show that America is finally recovering from its market crash. As things start to turn around, people are beginning to be more optimistic about their…

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Microsoft focuses on cybersecurity with newest acquisitions

Of all the current trends circulating the technology space, cybersecurity is undoubtedly the most urgent. Reports of new cyberattacks are unrelenting; despite businesses’ best efforts to guard the perimeter, the barbarians continue to wiggle their way into even the most guarded systems. The most recent high-profile victim was British telecom company, TalkTalk, where over 100,000 were…

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Assessing big data’s big future

One of the most rapidly growing areas in information technology is big data. Big data can be defined as massive batches of data that can be captured and analyzed to identify patterns or predict trends, and nearly every growing space in the technology world – including the Internet of Things, cloud computing, data center virtualization and…

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3 IT Certifications that will get you PAID!

3 IT Certifications that Pay Getting certified has never been so beneficial to your IT career, not just in terms of getting a job but also in making sure you get paid a salary you deserve. Certifications not only give you the skills you’ll need to succeed in the IT field, but they also allow…

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Building a Career Beyond Tech Support

Starting from the Bottom and Working Your Way Up! There’s always a lot of debate within the tech sphere over whether tech support can serve as an effective first rung in the career ladder. For every pundit or expert who believes that tech pros with the right motivation can quickly leapfrog beyond support into management…

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How to Get the Most from Your Online Learning

So you’ve just signed up for your first OLL (Online LIVE) course from New Horizons and you’re wondering what to expect and how to get the most out of it—and your boss needs to know you’ll get your money’s worth. Plan to commit the same amount of time for online training as you would for…

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Azure AD Domain Services Now In Preview

The Cloud is everywhere today, and many companies are looking at moving on premise applications and servers into the Cloud using (IaaS) Infrastructure-As-A-Service offerings from Microsoft Azure—also known as “A lift-and-shift” deployment to the Cloud.   Currently, if you’re using Azure IaaS, and you want to grant access to resources via active directory accounts, you…

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12 Tips to Help You Pass Your Next CompTIA Exam

Many business today require employees to become CompTIA certified. Whether it’s A+, Network+, or Security+, all these certifications have one thing in common: The exams!  While sitting for an exam may send shivers down the spine of even the most experienced IT professional, it is important to realize that these certification tests all share a…

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Five Reasons Why You Should Create Excel Macros

For many of my Excel students, macros are the scariest part of the program. Granted, VBA (which is the programming language behind Excel macros) cares about every single punctuation mark and typo, which can be scary. But Excel macros can also significantly improve your Excel productivity and with the proper instruction, they aren’t scary at…

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