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Achieving Excellence in the New School Year – Computer Information Technology at TCAT-Shelbyville

Our Information Technology Career Cluster winner, the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Computer Information Technology (CIT) program has been working hard over the summer to expand its outreach efforts, stretch its curriculum across Career Clusters and reach more students…more

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Free College? The Tennessee Promise

Beginning with the Class of 2015, the Tennessee Promise will provide Tennessee high school graduates the opportunity to attend a community or technical college free of tuition and fees. More information about the Tennessee Promise  (PDF download)

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Tablet or Laptop for college?

Tablet or Laptop for college? As high school students take the summer off and begin to prepare for college, we are often asked what technology students should get for college.   Here’s our answer.  Both – maybe.  Why? Laptops provide … Continue reading

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Computer Information Technology wins CTE: Excellence in Action Award

(L-R) Mike Miller, Assistant IT Manager, Dawn Babain, Network Administrator-LMS Specialist, Ivan Jones, TCAT Director and Steve Mallard, IT Manager   More information on the CIT Program “The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) is … Continue reading

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Technology Centers Becoming Colleges of Applied Technology; Recognized for Workforce Education

Full release from the Tennessee Board of Regents can be read here. “NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 28, 2013) — The state’s workforce training schools known as Tennessee Technology Centers are being renamed Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology as of July 1. … Continue reading

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A Geography game using Google Street View – Geogessr

Think you really know Geography?  Geoguessr is an online game that uses Google’s Street View.   With a small map in the corner of Google’s Street View, you pin where you think the Street View scene is.   You then … Continue reading

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There’s nothing wrong with my computer!

So a couple of friends told me there was nothing wrong with their computers…. I asked if I could scan them because I just wanted to see what was on them… Malware today can be removed using SuperAntiSpyware Portable, A-Squared, … Continue reading

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College Courses – Free online

Coursera offers online courses that are collegiate level. Take course in Biology and Life Sciences Business and Management Computer Science: Aritificial Intelligence, Robotics, Vision Computer Science: Programming and Software Engineering Computer Science: Systems, Security, Networking Computer Science: Theory Economics and … Continue reading

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CIT – Moves real hardware to the cloud LMS for IT Students

Steve Mallard, Dawn Babian and Mike Miller will place an entire lab in the cloud for students to work with.  This will include Windows Server Domains, Virtual Servers, NASs, Managed Switches, Firewalls, IP Cameras, Wireless Devices and other equipment used … Continue reading

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Free Security Tool kit from Sophos

Need a good security training program for your staff? Sophos has an excellent program – Link Program launch guide Employee handbook Email series of 10 tips Poster series of 10 tips Online videos Password quick tips Launch announcement Buy-in documents

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Industrial Maintenance PLC – Robotics Programs – One of the most technical programs in the state

The Industrial Maintenance class at TTC Shelbyville is one of the most technical programs in the state.  Butch Arnold, instructor of the Industrial Maintenance class at the main campus has created a complex network of robots, plcs and industrial high-speed … Continue reading

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Start your career in Nursing

Become a nurse, patient care technician, CNA or Medical Assistant – Did you know you can start your journey to a new career by taking the Allied Health Test Preparation online for only $50? If you are busy with life, … Continue reading

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Run VirtualBox on a webserver as a cloud OS

Want to run VirtualBox on a webserver for training or need to run VirtualBox remotely on a webserver?  Need VirtualOSs in the cloud? Download PHPVirtualBox.  Unzip the files into a folder in your webserver.  Give permissions for web users.  In … Continue reading

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How to Build a Computer an Animated Guide – You won’t believe the Graphics

Rick over at What’s on My PC  has found a great link for everyone that show’s an animated guide to building a computer.  This GEM will be used in class. Excellent Find!  The graphics are just unreal.   If you select … Continue reading

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Your IT career – How to accelerate your career

Network Steve (not me) has great tips on how to accelerate your IT career.  Many students who leave for an IT career will find their place in IT and will not continue to study or learn new skills.  Here’s some … Continue reading

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Yale confirms 10-month-long data breach

Names and Social Security numbers of some 43,000 people that were affiliated with Yale University back in 1999 have been accessible to users of the Google search engine for the past ten months, reports the Yale Daily News  Yale confirms 10-month-long data … Continue reading

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Share File instantly anywhere

Here’s a place you can share files instantly by dragging your files to your browser. Easy.  No sign in is required but Twitter can be used to sign in to see your files. Fyels allows you drag files up to … Continue reading

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55% off Microsoft Exams for Students

Microsoft has a 55% off discount for students taking a 72 series test during the month of June.   This discount includes a free retake if you need it.  

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Certified in Wireless Technologies

Most exams required in the Computer Information Technology program are vendor neutral.  Recently TTC Shelbyville added the CWTS Certified Wireless Technology Specialist to the IT program offered.   A recent salary survey showed that wireless specialist can earn $94,000 annually. … Continue reading

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Establishing a Career Path in Information Security

Establishing a Career Path in Information Security – Certification Magazine. Question: I have completed my degree in IT. I want to pursue a career in information security. Which path should I follow? I have done Java. Should I go for the … Continue reading

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