Learning How to Install, Configure, Maintain, and Repair a Computer

Today I am continuing the thread I started last week about breaking into information technology and cybersecurity as a career.  Let’s begin at the beginning.  No matter where you end up in your career, you can expect to start in an entry level position in a repair center, help desk, or desk side support team.  To be qualified for this position you need to know how to install, configure, maintain, and ...

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How to Get Experience

One of the persistent questions I am asked, as an instructor, is a variation of:   “Every job I apply for wants experience, how do I get experience without a job?”  The flip side of that question comes from IT managers, and sounds like:  “We see too many candidates with computer degrees that lack any hands on computer experience or working knowledge of computers or networking.”

The problem is most college degree ...

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How I Got A Job In Cybersecurity

How do you get a job in cybersecurity?  Here’s how it worked for me.

I have joined several LinkedIn and Facebook groups that are focused on cybersecurity, and very frequently there is a post from a newcomer asking the question “How do I get a job in cybersecurity?”  The actual question can vary, from “what certifications are best, where can I look for ...

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Certification Testing During the Pandemic

As an instructor of information technology and cybersecurity certification prep classes, my students have all expressed concern about taking the certification exam.  Ideally, a student reads the text, takes the classes, uses a good practice exam for testing preparation, and when it all comes together, schedules an exam, takes and passes the exam.  There is a perfect moment when test taking is ...

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IP Addressing and Subnetting for Certification Students

If you are an information technology or cybersecurity professional, and you are planning to study for and take a networking certification such as CompTIA’s Network+ or Cisco’s CCENT, CCNA, or CCNP, then you will need to know and understand IP addressing, subnetting, and supernetting inside and out.  When I was studying for the CCNA years ago, I put together a set of subnetting spreadsheets, and eventually shared it on my ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Will working and schooling from home break the Internet?

I have been getting this question a lot lately.  Quick answer, it is unlikely, so no it won’t break the Internet.  But is is changing usage from downtown areas to suburbs.  See the map.  From Tech Republic.


Remote ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


How to Sanitize Electronics During COVID-19 Pandemic

Usually when I am talking about sanitizing a computer, I am talking about irreversibly deleting all the personal data.  If you work on a computer, especially a SHARED COMPUTER, the keyboard and mouse needs to be sanitized periodically.  A keyboard can have more germs than a toilet seat, and ...

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