I want to discuss artificial intelligence as it relates to computing. The most commonly accepted definition of Artificial Intelligence was put forth by Alan Turing, and is referred to as the Turing Test: This is summarized (by me) as: If you can’t tell if it’s a machine or human the machine passes the test. Others … Continue reading What is Artificial Intelligence? A New Definition in Computing
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One of my business analysis students asked for a recommendation for “tracking and quick reference for the team to understand what sprints we’ve deployed, what sprint where currently on and what are upcoming for all our environments”. The description matches a typical Kanban approach. So we did a quick search for readily available Kanban tracking … Continue reading Kanban Tracking Sheets for Business Analysis
The Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the cutover date for the new PMP exam that will be based upon the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK™) 6th edition. March 26, 2018. Starting 2018, Interface will begin delivering the 5-day PMP Certification Course utilizing the PMBOK 6th edition Unlike prior cross-overs, there will be no … Continue reading PMP Exam Change Date Announced – PMBOK 6th Edition
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam typically asks candidates to identify connectors, cables, and other system components using photographic exhibits. During a recent Windows 10 course one of our instructors was asked about the difference between a SATA and a SAS connector. While the question is somewhat esoteric and unlikely to be found on the CompTIA … Continue reading SATA vs SAS Cable Identification as found in CompTIA Certification
A long time ago I wrote a blog on the Meraki experience Cisco does something “Meraki-lous”. I had my hands on a free Meraki MR12 Wireless Access Point and I was delving into its capabilities. However, with the passage of time came the passing of the three-year license and I lost the ability to manage … Continue reading How to OpenWRT and Cucumber your Meraki Access Point
If you have time to play around at home in your spare time, (and who doesn’t?) here is a little project you might enjoy. I had a Netgear WNR2000v3 router collecting dust, so I set a goal to install and run DD-WRT on it. If you have never heard of it, here is a snippet … Continue reading Enabling DD-WRT (OpenSource firmware) on your wireless router
Students and our sales staff are asking lots of questions about the recently announced CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 exam. Selected aspects of the exam have not been announced. I was able to review a CompTIA partner webinar covering the new exam, and acquire a forty page detailed mapping document. My deep dive isn’t complete, though this … Continue reading CompTIA Security+ SY0-501
A consulting client recently called me about securing data in their small business office. They are extremely secure already, including data encryption, encrypted offsite backup, locked cabinets and locked data rooms, system account controls and audits, layered authorization, and job separation. Yet they asked a great question – what else can I do to enhance … Continue reading Securing Your Small Office Systems
First, you may pre-order the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th Edition directly from PMI during August, for shipment during early September. The PMBOK® Guide is being bundled with the PMO Agile Practice guide since the two reinforce each other (and other PMI subject guides). The official public launch date for the English … Continue reading PMBOK 6th Edition: Finding what you need to know
ILT – Instructor Led Training. Why? In a recent article I shared the concept of mastery, the ability to creatively contribute to a field of endeavor. With the preponderance of do-it-yourself books (who reads books anymore?) and videos (the answers for all questions may be found on YouTube), who needs instructor led content? You do. … Continue reading Mastery: ILT Instructor Led Training – 7 Reasons Why?