CBT Nuggets https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 32757567 How to Effectively Avoid IT Burnout https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/how-to-effectively-avoid-it-burnout/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/how-to-effectively-avoid-it-burnout/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:00:55 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9271

Have you reached the end of your rope in your IT career? Between stressful coworkers, a boss who doesn’t understand, and an impossible amount of tasks to accomplish, it’s understandable if you feel exhausted. But this doesn’t mean that you have to give up! Check out the tips and tricks we’ve gathered to help you deal with burnout in your IT job, and break the cycle of feeling unaccomplished in your career.

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How to Network Your Way into an IT Career https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/how-to-network-your-way-into-an-it-career/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/how-to-network-your-way-into-an-it-career/#comments Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:00:43 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9270

Sometimes landing the right IT job comes down to knowing IT professionals who can get you in the door. How do you build a network of professionals if you’re on the outside looking in? Review steps that you should be taking to help you to network your way into the networking (or any other IT career path) career of your dreams.

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Trainer Talks: Keith Barker on IT Security, Network+ and King Kong https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/trainer-talks-keith-barker-on-it-security-network-and-king-kong/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/trainer-talks-keith-barker-on-it-security-network-and-king-kong/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:00:34 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9296

A while back at our Trainerpalooza, we had a chance to sit down with our expert Cisco, networking and security trainer Keith Barker for what everyone would agree was a very long interview. Over the course of our conversation, which has been edited and excerpted for clarity, Keith discussed King Kong, Switzerland, and why someone might want to join the CCNA club.


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CBT Nuggets at Microsoft Ignite 2017 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/cbt-nuggets-at-microsoft-ignite-2017/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/cbt-nuggets-at-microsoft-ignite-2017/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:00:49 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9258

With more than 700 sessions, a seemingly endless expo filled with people who are building products you use every day, and intel on the next innovations that will shape the future of IT, you aren’t going to want to miss Microsoft Ignite!

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5 Reasons Why IT is Right for You https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/5-reasons-why-it-is-right-for-you/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/5-reasons-why-it-is-right-for-you/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:00:43 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9268

Embracing a career in IT may seem daunting, but there are plenty of job opportunities in the tech world that could be right for you. There’s an opportunity to expand your skill set in nearly any direction, along with the chance to be professionally challenged and earn big bucks. Read our five reasons why a career in IT is the right move for you.

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This Week: Beyond CCNA https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/this-week-beyond-ccna/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/this-week-beyond-ccna/#respond Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:00:06 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9205

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.

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Convincing Your Boss to Buy New Equipment with Finance Math https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/convincing-your-boss-to-buy-new-equipment-with-finance-math/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/convincing-your-boss-to-buy-new-equipment-with-finance-math/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:00:37 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9204

In finance, there are a number of expenditures relevant to an IT department. Operating expenses are the everyday costs of keeping the lights on. Capital expenditures (i.e., the big purchases) are typically the ones that get rejected right off the bat. What if you could convince your boss that a big purchase could easily pay for itself in operating costs? Here’s how.

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Beyond CCNA: Into the Server Room https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/into-the-server-room-behind-the-scenes/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/into-the-server-room-behind-the-scenes/#comments Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:00:12 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9203

In this 30-minute webinar, follow CBT Nuggets trainer Jeremy Cioara into his latest IT Expertise training, which takes you beyond actual server rooms and crawl spaces to see how to build a switch network.

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3 Ways to Grow Your Server Room with Your Business https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/3-ways-to-grow-your-server-room-with-your-business/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/3-ways-to-grow-your-server-room-with-your-business/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:00:24 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9202

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.

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New Course: Ansible Essentials https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/new-course-ansible-essentials/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/new-course-ansible-essentials/#respond Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:00:08 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9276

CBT Nuggets trainer Shawn Powers released his new Ansible Essentials course, preparing learners to dive into the world of DevOps and automation software. We talked with Shawn about his new course and how learners can get more out of the learning experience.

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4 Steps for Fixing a Neglected Server Room https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/4-steps-for-fixing-a-neglected-server-room/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/4-steps-for-fixing-a-neglected-server-room/#respond Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:00:07 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9201

We’ve all been there. The server room nightmare. Unbalanced power supplies? Check. Nests of cables? Definitely. Physical security? Nonexistent. If you’re brave enough, here are the steps you need to take to fix a neglected server room, and how to keep it that way when you’re done.

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Cable Management Should Be a Process, Not A Project https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/cable-management-should-be-a-process-not-a-project/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/cable-management-should-be-a-process-not-a-project/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:00:34 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9200

There are many server room horror stories out there. Floods. UPC failures. Dead fans. Squirrels. The one-off horrors are endless, but the single most common server room horror stories involve cables: The tangled mess that no one wants to unravel. That’s the reason cable management needs to part of the process, otherwise it won’t even be a project.

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This Week: Preparing for AWS https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/this-week-preparing-for-aws/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/this-week-preparing-for-aws/#respond Sat, 09 Sep 2017 11:00:19 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9179

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.

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5 Scenarios Where the Cloud Isn’t Better (Yet) https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/5-scenarios-where-the-cloud-isnt-better-yet/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/5-scenarios-where-the-cloud-isnt-better-yet/#respond Fri, 08 Sep 2017 11:00:22 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9178

With the meteoric rise of cloud solutions, it’s easy to look around think the cloud is the solution for everything. It’s easier. It’s more flexible. But, there are a few scenarios when the cloud just might not be right for you — yet.

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4 Best Cloud Certifications for 2017 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/4-best-cloud-certifications-for-2017/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/4-best-cloud-certifications-for-2017/#respond Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:00:46 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9177

If you haven’t certified on a cloud platform, then what are you waiting for? It’s 2017. Obviously, you’ll want to certify on the technology in your system, but there are additional certs you can get started with today to help you guide your path to the cloud.

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Meet the Most Important AWS Services https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/meet-the-most-important-aws-services/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/meet-the-most-important-aws-services/#respond Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:00:15 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9175

In this jam-packed, 30-minute webinar, Anthony Sequeira walks you through the AWS products absolutely every admin should know and shares a few ways to get up and running on AWS. He’ll also help you zero in on the services you should know to pass the AWS SysOps Administrator exam.

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New Course: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (Exam 70-740) https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/new-course-installation-storage-and-compute-with-windows-server-2016-exam-70-740/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/new-course-installation-storage-and-compute-with-windows-server-2016-exam-70-740/#respond Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:00:48 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9232

CBT Nuggets trainer Garth Schulte released his new Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (Exam 70-740) course, completing the Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 series, preparing learners to conquer the popular certification. We talked with Garth about his new course and how learners can master Server 2016.

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How to Prepare for the AWS SysOps Admin Exam https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/how-to-prepare-for-the-aws-sysops-admin-exam/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/how-to-prepare-for-the-aws-sysops-admin-exam/#respond Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:00:53 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9174

The AWS SysOps Administrator exam is widely considered a moderately difficult exam, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s all about how you prepare. Here are some of the best tips on how to study for this certification exam from Amazon Web Services.

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Why Using AWS is Better than Doing It Yourself https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/why-using-aws-is-better-than-doing-it-yourself/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/why-using-aws-is-better-than-doing-it-yourself/#respond Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:00:16 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9173

We’ve all heard the arguments for using cloud applications. They typically boil down to the structural limitations of what you can do alone — size, speed, and skills. Here are a few non-technological reasons a service-based mindset is better for your customers and team.

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This Week: A New Era of Microsoft Collaboration: Teams https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/this-week-a-new-era-of-microsoft-collaboration-teams/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/09/this-week-a-new-era-of-microsoft-collaboration-teams/#respond Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:00:54 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9108

We spent the week digging into Microsoft Teams and Office 365, marveling at collaboration opportunities and administration, comparing real-time chat tools, discovering reasons to fall in love with Microsoft all over again, and more.

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