Tag Archives: Education

Installing Microsoft SQL on Server 2012 R2

Resources: Windows Server 2012 R2 Microsoft SQL 2012 Can be obtained from TCAT’s DreamSpark – http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/ProductsByMajorVersionList.aspx?ws=5dee02e7-a65d-e111-8056-f04da23e67f6&vsro=8&JSEnabled=1 Note: you can use the trial software on Server and SQL if you do not have a Dreamspark account. Files to use as demos: … Continue reading

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FREE – Security engineering training by SAFECode

FREE – How can you beat it?  Once again, another excellent site has training that is Free.   While we have found Rackspace’s Cloud University,  Free Microsoft Training and virtualization this site adds an additional form of training that can … Continue reading

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Learn cloud computing with Rackspace’s CloudU

Ever wonder what cloud computing is?  Rackspace has an excellent program that you can take for free.   Cloud University offers ten detailed modules along with a exams for each module.    A final exam reviews each of the modules … Continue reading

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Sometimes you travel the world to get to where you are going…

Jay, one of our students,  was using a visual trace route on his iPad to see how many hops it took to go from Shelbyville, Tn.  to a business in Ohio. Amazingly he went from –  Shelbyville, TN Murfreesboro, TN … Continue reading

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What makes TCAT Shelbyville’s IT program different?

  Exams include Windows 70-680/70-687, Windows Server 2012 70-411/70-640.  The MTA (Microsoft Technical Associate is associated with other certifications in the same curriculum. The Information Technology program at TCAT Shelbyville offers one of the best programs in the nation for … 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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Cannot find data record in database table course_modules.

The error that you may see if you are currently using Moodle may be seen after cron runs or when heavy access occurs.  The error, !!! Can not find data record in database table course_modules. !!! The error is related … Continue reading

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Information Technology isn’t baking a pie, it’s running a whole bakery.

One of my students who is an IT Manager for a government entity said young IT personnel (including herself when she was new in the industry) often think that information technology is as simple as baking a pie, when in … Continue reading

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Teachable moments, from IT consumerization to the cloud

2012 Interview with Steve Mallard – TechTarget’s SearchCIO-Midmarket The biggest thing is IT consumerization. It’s consuming the time and the challenge of learning in all areas of IT, because the IT professionals have to adapt. Those students who bring their devices … Continue reading

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Surface Pro vs. iPad vs. Android

So we played with the Surface Pro and the iPad and measured each for productivity.   What did we find? After using an iPad for a year and having the Surface Pro for just under a week, the Pro far … Continue reading

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Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit

Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit: Building Partnerships and Understanding the Threat Date: May 7 and 8 Location: MTSU New Student Union Building Registration: March 1, 2013 Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit: Building Partnerships and Understanding the Threat will be held on the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Virtual Academy – Free Microsoft Courses

Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft’s Virtual Academy What is Microsoft Virtual Academy? It is an online portal for IT professionals that offers a vast amount of information about Microsoft products and technology.  Designed with whitepapers, videos and reference materials, MVA … Continue reading

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Unable to fetch available updates data – unexpected cURL error

When working with PHP and Moodle’s LMS, sometimes you have to dig for answers.  The error “Unable to fetch available updates data – unexpected cURL error” actually has a fix that is easy to implement.   Finding the solution was … Continue reading

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23 IT Certifications That Mean Higher Pay

 Certifications are a great way to show the IT industry employers, peers and recruiters that you are up to date and knowledgeable on the given topic and, in some cases, that can equate directly to more money in your pocket. … Continue reading

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Innovate the Future Challenge – Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s secure future challenge – “Innovate the Future” ‎”Lockheed Martin recognizes that great ideas can come from anywhere. This campaign offers a global forum for participants to share their ideas for ways to enable a more secure future for … Continue reading

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NSA launches cyber operations academic program

The NSA has launched National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Operations Program; the program is intended to be a deeply technical, inter-disciplinary, higher education program grounded in the computer science (CS), computer engineering (CE), or electrical engineering (EE) disciplines, with … 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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Fast Track to Cloud – Microsoft offers a two for one

To help you move to the cloud, Microsoft is offering a limited time* “Two for One” exam offer. When you purchase and take a qualifying exam at full price between April 11, 2012 and June 30, 2012, you will be … 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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Just click away – it’ll be ok…

Here’s 10 things the younger generation is doing online and how they can stop behavior that can lead to malicious theft of data and great food for thought about their online reputation. 10 things Gen Y do online.. and shouldn’t.  … Continue reading

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