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Test Drive the New BlackBerry OS

BlackBerry has released its BlackBerry OS 6 Device Simulator, giving everyone the chance to test drive it on their PC.  If you would like to download the emulator you can get it here BlackBerry Download.   How-to-Geek has put together a full set of instructions and screenshots check it out here   Test Drive the BlackBerry OS on Your PC


August 17, 2010 Posted by | BlackBerry | Leave a comment

Subnetting Basics

For some, sub-netting can be as hard to learn as a new language.  Even the reason for sub-netting  can be lost in all the tech jargon.   Taking the process of sub-netting one step at a time is the best way to learn.   TechRepublic has a great article on the basics of subnetting.  Cisco IP subnetting 101: Five things you should know In addition, the article has some great links at the end that are great resources for those that may be working on their CompTIA Network+ or Cisco CCNA certifications.

August 16, 2010 Posted by | Certification, Cisco, CompTIA | Leave a comment

Do you need to boost your Windows 7 skills?

If you need to boost your Windows 7 skills or if you are just curious about the new features in Windows 7.  You should check out Microsoft Learning’s Windows Training page.  There you find links to resources such as Tech-Net, Certifications and information about special events.  You will also find helpful links to special offers and the ability to sign up and receive free MSPress material.

For the entire page go here

Microsoft Learning:  Windows – Training Portal

If you are just interested in signing up for the free MSPress chapters go here (You will need to sign in with a Windows Live ID)

Microsoft Press Windows 7 Free Chapter Offer

August 2, 2010 Posted by | Certification, Microsoft, MSPress, Windows 7 | Leave a comment