CBT Nuggets https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:00:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 32757567 This Week: Reasons to Love Microsoft Windows Server 2016 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/this-week-reasons-to-love-microsoft-windows-server-2016/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/this-week-reasons-to-love-microsoft-windows-server-2016/#respond Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:00:10 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9026

This week, we explored all the reasons SysAdmins should love Microsoft Windows Server 2016, including its growth into a virtualization beast, its embrace of Linux and open source, the infatuation-inducing details of Nano Server, and even some certification considerations for your continuing education.

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3 Reasons to Love Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Nano Server https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/3-reasons-to-love-microsoft-windows-server-2016-nano-server/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/3-reasons-to-love-microsoft-windows-server-2016-nano-server/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:00:44 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9025

Since Microsoft launched Windows Server 2016 last year, Nano Server has captured the imagination (and maybe even the undying love) of many a SysAdmin. From its smaller installation footprint to fewer updates and reboots, we explore three reasons to love Microsoft’s Nano Server.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Beast Mode: Control and Customization with Linux https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/microsoft-windows-server-2016-beast-mode-control-and-customization-with-linux/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/microsoft-windows-server-2016-beast-mode-control-and-customization-with-linux/#respond Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:20 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9024

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 has a newfound affection for open source, and particularly, Linux. Combining admin tools with new cutting-edge features, this operating system is truly a beast for admins. We dig into the details of how Server 2016 is aligning with the Linux and open source ecosystem — and what it all means for your career and training.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2016: A Frankenstein of Services https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/microsoft-windows-server-2016-a-frankenstein-of-services/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/microsoft-windows-server-2016-a-frankenstein-of-services/#respond Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:00:14 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9023

It’s alive! It’s ALIVE!! Microsoft Windows Server 2016 stormed the market in October 2016, and by now many SysAdmins realize the pros and cons of the product. Server 2016 came to life cobbling together everything from virtualization hypervisor to a cloud application container, and a high-performance storage platform to a hardened security platform, making it the beast that it is today.

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6 Test Day Tricks from a World-Class Athlete https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/6-test-day-tricks-from-a-world-class-athlete/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/6-test-day-tricks-from-a-world-class-athlete/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:49 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9022

It’s the big day! We sat down and chatted with our favorite triathlete, Evan Pardi, and asked him for some test day tricks that will help you get through the momentous task at hand. Find out how Evan psyches himself up to get into race day mode, so you can do the same.

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Roadmap to Success: MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/roadmap-to-success-mcse-cloud-platform-and-infrastructure/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/roadmap-to-success-mcse-cloud-platform-and-infrastructure/#respond Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:20 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9021

CBT Nuggets offers guidance to learners pursuing the Microsoft MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification, including next certification steps, career considerations, and more. The MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification is the perfect cert to follow your Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016.

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How Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is a Virtualization Behemoth https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/how-microsoft-windows-server-2016-is-a-virtualization-behemoth/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/how-microsoft-windows-server-2016-is-a-virtualization-behemoth/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:00:43 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9020

Watch out, VMware. There’s a new virtualization behemoth rampaging through the IT space. Microsoft Windows Server 2016 may be a little late to the party, but it now challenges — or maybe even exceeds — the capabilities of some of its chief virtualization rivals. We explore some of the niftiest features of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 as it tackles virtualization.

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This Week: The Self-Employed IT Professional https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/this-week-the-self-employed-it-professional/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/this-week-the-self-employed-it-professional/#respond Sat, 12 Aug 2017 11:00:59 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=8991

This week, we went through all of the ins and outs of branching out and becoming your own boss as an IT pro. We talked about the pros and cons, how to put yourself out there, and how to communicate that you’re a valuable asset that companies can use to make some IT magic happen.

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How Any IT Pro Can Build an MSP Empire https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/how-any-it-pro-can-build-an-msp-empire/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/how-any-it-pro-can-build-an-msp-empire/#respond Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:00:34 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=8990

You took the leap and now you’re working in the IT field all on your own, as a self-employed professional. There’s only one direction you should be going from here, and that’s up. Read through the guide that takes you from meeting with your first client, all the way to managing all the organizations that will be banging down your door for your IT expertise.

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New Course: Microsoft Teams https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/new-course-microsoft-teams/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/new-course-microsoft-teams/#respond Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:00:30 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9097

CBT Nuggets trainer Simona Millham released her new Microsoft Teams course, completing a series of Microsoft Office productivity courses designed to help you work more effectively, efficiently, and collaboratively. Simona developed her course with an eye toward practical application, giving you the tips, tricks, and methods for success in any workplace. We talked with Simona about her new course and what you can expect from her training.

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Comparing Computer Literacy: A Look at the Most and Least Computer-Literate Industries https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/comparing-computer-literacy-a-look-at-the-most-and-least-computer-literate-industries/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/comparing-computer-literacy-a-look-at-the-most-and-least-computer-literate-industries/#respond Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:05:26 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9102
To understand how important computer technology is in workplaces across the U.S., you only have to look at how much […]
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6 Critical Communication Skills for IT Contractors https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/6-critical-communication-skills-for-it-contractors/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/6-critical-communication-skills-for-it-contractors/#respond Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:00:58 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=8989

Communication is critical to your success as a self-employed IT pro. Your ability to develop professional relationships, build rapport, and clearly articulate your services and skills will set you up for success. Check out the six basic rules for effective communication for a self-employed IT professional.

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How to Find Clients as an IT Freelancer https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/how-to-find-clients-as-an-it-freelancer/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/how-to-find-clients-as-an-it-freelancer/#respond Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:00:32 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=8988

Stepping into the world of freelance IT work, you may be realizing that you don’t have a clue about how to go about finding clients, let alone how to convince them that they need your services for the long haul. Discover the tips and tricks that you need to sell your skills and keep clients coming back to you for more.

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New Course: VMware vSphere 6.5 (VCP6.5-DCV) https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/new-course-vmware-vsphere-6-5-vcp6-5-dcv/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/new-course-vmware-vsphere-6-5-vcp6-5-dcv/#respond Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:15:38 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=9061

CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker released his new VMware vSphere 6.5 (VCP6.5-DCV) course, preparing you for the latest iteration of VMware’s popular virtualization product. Keith’s course includes virtual labs, providing you with the hands-on practice you need to be successful in applying what you learn to the real world, as well as to earn your VCP6.5-DCV certification. We talk with Keith about his newest VMware course.

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7 Perks of Starting Your Own IT Business https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/7-perks-of-starting-your-own-it-business/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/7-perks-of-starting-your-own-it-business/#comments Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:00:09 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=8987

From being your own boss to earning big bucks, setting your own hours to feeling a profound sense of fulfillment in your work, the self-employed IT pro has a lot of perks. Take a look at the seven things that go along with forging your own path in the world of IT and why becoming a self-employed IT professional could be the right step for you.

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5 Challenges to Expect as a Self-Employed IT Pro https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/5-challenges-to-expect-as-a-self-employed-it-pro/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/5-challenges-to-expect-as-a-self-employed-it-pro/#respond Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:00:36 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=8986

As you’re sitting at your desk, the idea dawns on you: What’s better than being your own boss? Even though becoming self-employed might at first sound like a lot less hassle, every opportunity has its challenges. Here are five challenges that can come up for the typical self-employed IT professional.

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This Week: Using IT to Give Back to Others https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/this-week-using-it-to-give-back-to-others/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/this-week-using-it-to-give-back-to-others/#respond Sat, 05 Aug 2017 11:00:45 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=8978

You know what’s a great feeling? Giving back to others. It’s even better when you can use your area of expertise too. This week, we explored how IT pros can benefit most nonprofits, which organizations need your skills the most, and how IT has made the world a better place for all of us.

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10 Ways IT Made the World a Better Place https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/10-ways-it-made-the-world-a-better-place/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/10-ways-it-made-the-world-a-better-place/#respond Fri, 04 Aug 2017 11:00:38 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=8975

Needing a little inspiration to showcase your well-honed IT skills outside of the office in the name of good causes or bettering your fellow humans? We highlight how IT has made a big impact on society so far, and why we should be thankful.

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Everything You Need to Know About Contributing to Open Source https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about-contributing-to-open-source/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/everything-you-need-to-know-about-contributing-to-open-source/#respond Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:00:27 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=8972

We’ve spent this week talking about how you can use your IT skills to help various volunteer organizations. Let’s shift gears and explore how you can give back in IT, namely, in open source! Check out this guide to contributing to the open source movement.

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3 IT Skills That Make You a Super Volunteer https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/3-it-skills-that-make-you-a-super-volunteer/ https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/2017/08/3-it-skills-that-make-you-a-super-volunteer/#respond Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:00:35 +0000 https://www.cbtnuggets.com/blog/?p=8969

Don’t worry if you aren’t an advanced IT pro, when it comes to volunteering your services. There’s a good chance that nonprofits, churches, or even some school districts need the most basic of IT services and help. That being said, here are three IT skills that will put your volunteer services in high demand.

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