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Tech Tool Tip #7: Healthcare IT Tools

Posted on 6/27/12 1:29 PM by Get Schooled in Brian Parker, in Career Development, in Guest Blogger, in Guest Bloggers, in Healthcare IT Tools, in IT Career, in Lists, in Tech Tool Tip, in Tips & Tricks

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Career Focus Tip #6: Security Careers

Posted on 6/25/12 10:54 AM by Get Schooled in Brian Parker, in Career Development, in CEH, in CISO, in Disaster Recovery, in EC-Council, in Guest Blogger, in IT Career, in security, in Security Careers, in Tips & Tricks

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Tech Tool Tip #6: Lesser-Known Tools

Posted on 6/22/12 2:12 PM by Get Schooled in Brian Parker, in Guest Blogger, in Guest Bloggers, in IT Career, in Tech Tool Tips, in Tech toolkit, in Tips & Tricks

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Career Focus Tip #5: Database Careers

Posted on 6/21/12 9:08 AM by Get Schooled in Access, in Brian Parker, in Career Development, in Database careers, in Guest Blogger, in Guest Bloggers, in IBM DB2, in IT Career, in Microsoft, in MySQL, in Oracle, in SQL Server, in Tips & Tricks

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Database management is broken into three general sections: design, engineering (or development) and database administration (DBA). Sometimes the designers and engineers work together, or one person may fill both roles. Once the database is designed and developed, then the administrators make minor tweaks as needed and manage the data to ensure consistency and continuity. Database admins also work to clean, archive and compress the database to ensure optimal operation. In smaller businesses, these jobs are almost non-existent, so look to larger corporations that manage large quantities of data for positions. No matter which direction you go, take some SQL (not server) classes first to get to know the language. It varies a little between programs, but it pretty consistent for the most part. Here are my top five database career recommendations and why:

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Tech Tool Tip #5: Software Tools

Posted on 6/18/12 9:42 AM by Get Schooled in Brian Parker, in Guest Blogger, in Guest Bloggers, in IT Career, in Software tools, in Tips & Tricks

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Career Focus Tip #4: Programming Careers

Posted on 6/12/12 9:45 AM by Get Schooled in Brian Parker, in C, in Career Development, in Guest Blogger, in Guest Bloggers, in IT Career, in Java, in Programming, in Tips & Tricks, in visual basic

Programming, sometimes known as software development or software engineering, is a very rewarding career for the right person. Remember that there is a reason that these are called programming languages: it is a little like learning a new language! Having said that, I do believe anyone can understand programming at least a little and I highly recommend technicians consider taking an introductory programming language class or two. If you like sitting in a room, staring at the computer screen for many hours every day just to solve a puzzle, then this is the right career for you! Also, with the rise of the “app” on smartphones and tablets, more people are able to take simple ideas and turn them into profitable ventures. Here are some of my top recommendations for programming languages and why:

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Tech Tool Tip #4 – Network Tools

Posted on 6/8/12 9:01 AM by Get Schooled in Brian Parker, in crimper, in Guest Blogger, in Guest Bloggers, in IT Career, in Lists, in network technician, in Network Tools, in Tips & Tricks, in wire stripper

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Career Focus Tip #3: Server Careers

Posted on 6/5/12 10:17 AM by Get Schooled in Brian Parker, in Career Development, in Careers, in Guest Blogger, in Guest Bloggers, in IT Career, in IT Careers, in Lists, in Server Administrator, in Virtual Servers

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Tech Tool Tip #3 – Pliers

Posted on 6/4/12 9:05 AM by Get Schooled in Brian Parker, in Guest Blogger, in IT Career, in Pliers, in Tech Tool Tips, in Tips & Tricks, in tools

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Career Focus Tip #2: Networking Career

Posted on 5/25/12 9:16 AM by Get Schooled in Brian Parker, in Career Development, in Certifications, in Cisco, in design, in Guest Blogger, in Guest Bloggers, in IT Career, in network telephony, in Networks, in security

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