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    We’ve been providing IT training for over 20 years! Our passion about teaching goes beyond the classroom. Find out about all things relating to the IT industry in our how-to blog articles, which contain in-depth topics, video training and related links. These blogs are created exclusively by our expert instructors who have many years working within their industry and are passionate about sharing their experience and knowledge.

    Windows 10 – Changing Email Default Notification Sounds

    A friend contacted me after spending hours attempting to correct a simple ‘sound file’ issue in Windows 10. I perceived that the problem would be easy to solve, found some Microsoft Support answers and walked him through the several changes….all to no avail. Although the ultimate solution is simple, it was not as obvious as … Continue reading Windows 10 – Changing Email Default Notification Sounds

    Quickest way to launch the Windows Recovery Environment in Windows

    Traditionally if you wanted to restart your Windows 8 computer into the Windows Recovery Environment it involved the following steps: Launch the charms bar. Click on either “Settings” or Click on “Change PC Settings”. Scroll down and choose “Update and recovery”. Click on “Recovery”. Choose “Restart Now” under Advanced startup. Click on “Troubleshoot” Once rebooted … Continue reading Quickest way to launch the Windows Recovery Environment in Windows

    What is Artificial Intelligence? A New Definition in Computing

    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

    Kanban Tracking Sheets for Business Analysis

    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

    PMP Exam Change Date Announced – PMBOK 6th Edition

    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

    SATA vs SAS Cable Identification as found in CompTIA Certification

    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

    CompTIA Security+ SY0-501

    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