Even while (some) companies are abandoning analytics approaches for Big Data modeling, the most important business data is still “small” and lives in a structured database somewhere. To unlock that data in any meaningful way, you’ll need to know a procedural language, probably SQL.
CBT Nuggets courses like Cisco CCNA can teach you the basics about routing and switching, but it’ll take a few years of managing bare metal to really understand that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We have a few tips on how to avoid the most common problems in your server room.
Even in the Cloud age, you probably still have a bare-metal server, IDF, or MDF in a room somewhere. You still have to get to the internet, don’t you? If that’s the case, then you’re not totally free of the server room, and that means you’ll need to grow your cabinet along with your business. Here are some best practices.
The cloud has fundamentally changed the way companies, large and small, do business, which is a good thing for you as long as you’re prepared. It’s time to get certified either on a specific technology, like AWS, or earn a vendor-neutral cloud cert from CompTIA.
In honor of SysAdmin Day, we spent an entire week exploring the center of your universe — your ticketing system. We pointed to the hypocrisies, frustrations, moments of levity, and the simple etiquette. We also threw in a couple resources for your users, written by real, live IT pros, explaining the how and why of writing tickets to get work done. Enjoy.
World-class triathlete Evan Pardi lives to train, just like you. In this 30-minute webinar, Evan shared a few secrets about preparing and executing a training plan, and also how training for a triathlon isn’t so different from IT training.
Take a closer look at the heralds of a handful of companies who have fought for your business. These technological kingdoms have veritable armies behind them, marching their way into your infrastructure. And you are both their masters and their thralls. Here’s how we envision the IT vendors if they were Game of Thrones Westeros Houses.
Government IT pros are usually cast as the quirky comic relief to the grisled and world-weary Kiefer Sutherland types in TV shows and movies. We explore the actual work that government pros do — and how you can do the same type of work!
Preparing for a triathlon and for your next IT certification are pretty similar. You need to start with a game plan. What do you want to accomplish? What steps do you need to take to meet your goals? Whether that’s the CCIE or a grueling footrace, you should think about these things and plan like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
If you want a job with the federal government, your first hurdle is the USAjobs website and its layer of filtering bots. We share the secrets that will save you from getting booted and increase your chances of getting the job.