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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Microsoft recommends you update to Windows 10

Microsoft really wants you to update to Windows 10. So far, it has offered the OS for free for users of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. However, the tech giant is taking yet another step toward maximizing Windows 10 use across the globe. In a blog post about the company’s plans for the OS, Microsoft stated that…

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Millennials just don’t know about cybersecurity jobs

A new survey conducted by Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance is shedding some light on just how little millennials know about cyber security positions. The report, which compiled the answers of 3,871 people aged 18 to 26 in 12 countries, found that a shockingly high amount of young people simply weren’t aware of…

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3 IT certifications for freelancers

The Internet has opened up a lot of opportunities for people who like to work on a freelance basis. The increasing ability to telecommute, coupled with the advancement of technological needs of the modern company have made IT freelancing an extremely lucrative way to make money on the side. However, the main problem IT professionals…

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Why IT certifications are a great thing to have

As the economy slowly begins to repair itself from the 2008-2009 housing market crash, people are becoming less worried about getting a job and more concerned about getting the job. And in this technologically driven world, many of these people are finding themselves looking into the career field of Information Technology. This is great, as the…

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Cybersecurity talent desperately needed

Hackers are making headlines on a near-daily basis, and for the first time, the cyber threat landscape is truly pervading the national consciousness. In the past year, data breaches have impacted millions of lives. The infiltration of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management alone affected some 21 million people, 5.6 million of who had their biometric…

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Get what you want: Customize your toolbars to suit you

To customize the toolbar in a specific Outlook item, create a new item of that type (e.g., start a new email message). Do not enter any data into the form. From the item’s menu bar, choose Tools | Customize, then click on the Com­mands tab. Modify the toolbar as desired by dragging items from the…

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