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If they said they would call next day maybe you could give them a wee ring just to follow up. Don't be pushy.

When I used to work at Game many moons ago. it took 2 months for the whole process before I got the job. Quite annoying. But sometimes these things are slow.

Some countries it's normal to put a photo. Over here in the UK we do not. I don't know about your country but I would not.

I inherited a similar situation although instead of 5 pc's it was upwards to 120. I can only imagine what the rest of the infrastructure looks like. I would start from the front and work your way back. First I would make a fresh install of windows and set it up like you would want it to be. It could be on a live computer it could be on a virtual machine, regardless set it up to how you want it to behave. After that I would get an image of the machine you just set up and go ahead and devote about an hour to "restore from image" to the machines. That will not only give them a fresh windows install but it will have the permissions locked down to how you/your organization wants them.

As far as antivirus goes, webroot is what my organization uses but there's plenty to choose from.

Update to Windows 10 may or may not be a good idea. If you're already installing windows on a machine why not just upgrade one to windows 10 and image that one..? I can only imagine the types of people you're going to have to deal with when the interface all of a sudden changes for them though...

As far as the pastor who runs the place and has administrator credentials, I'm on the fence about that. If you are the only one with ACTUAL technical experience in working in IT I would recommend software like/or equal to deep-freeze. Because deepfreeze will prevent users from making any changes to the system that they shouldn't have made and delete/uninstall any of the programs that the previous user installed. In addition to this you can set/enforce log-out software that will automatically log-out the current user after a period of time has passed (libraries use this a lot), if they require more time they can go talk to you. With that in place your computers stay safe as can be and you shouldn't really have to ever touch them again because whatever changes were made are no longer there or won't be there for much longer.

Administrator accounts should be the only user that can execute a command prompt/powershell session.

After you image the computers you can start working on the back-end. IPS/IDS, Firewalls, Traffic Shaping, Traffic Filtering, content filters. pfSense is my go to for all of this except for content filtering, you don't even need a pfSense device you can put it on a flash drive and install it into some thin client that's been buried away in a closet for the past 10 years. (I installed it on an old XP machine today and I'm getting ready to deploy it next week). The physical device however looks really cool and the web interface for it is Killer.

This method only works until you get about 20 or 30 user machines however, once you start to get there you begin to want more of a server infrastructure with things like Active Directory and Group Policy. If you have 20 or more machines you should probably ask what your IT budget is so you can get servers in line for what your network needs.

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This. Also backups, don't forget backups.

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Original Poster2 points · 4 hours ago

To be honest i dont take notes, i find everything new and intresting and i start to write everything. Normally i need 2 hours to read and try to learn, If i take notes i need about 4 hours for one chapter

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If you don't like note taking I recommend this:

Highlighting Colour Coding:

Yellow: Highlight in yellow important points. Facts, Examples etc.

Orange: Denote material that is even more important than what's in yellow. Example sentences that summarize sections that explain the significance of the section. Provide definitions.

Pink: Reserve pink for words that will subsequently be defined (and then put their definitions in pink) title or special terms

Green: Mark in dates, names or places that you will need to remember. Green can also be used for formulas

Blue: If the material contains any rules, use the boldness of blue to set them apart.

Note: This system is not supposed to allow you to cover the whole page in yellow and orange, but to allow you greater precision and specificity. Adapt the system to suit your needs.

Been using this system for ages now and I like it alot. Because I read the paragraph or sentence, look away and try to recall what I remember. Then i highlight the information using this system. This allows me to cut out making long useless notes.

I use the highlighted information to make short concise notes, then from the notes i make flash cards and practice questions. Sometimes I just ship making notes and make flash cards and problems. I try to avoid making notes because if I'm just writing things out like a copier I'm not learning anything. It's going in one ear and out the other.

Active Learning is the goal. Not passively reading and copying notes into a book. That's a massive waste of time.

Works well for me. IMHO

Original Poster1 point · 2 hours ago

The only problem is that my "book" îs my pc. Im learning from netacad

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Hmmmmmmm. Maybe just make flash cards on Anki and practice questions. I've used Netacad myself. Does it still come with all the practice questions and stuff at the end of the chapter?

Original Poster1 point · 9 hours ago

I’m pretty good on the customer interaction, I’ve been working in customer facing roles for 10 years now, last 5 I’ve been working pest control. The only issue I’m having is the complete lack of any experience and IT related education on my resume

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Then if you can't get a more technical role then it would could be your foot in the door. Use your free time to study for certs and maybe if you can bug the other IT staff and show them your passion and start learning and building references and relationships.

You then might have to make a lateral move rather than vertical one. If you lack the technical knowledge. But certs might make a company take a chance on you.

Also look into night school. Alot of people talk down degrees. But I do think a degree is quite valuable and would look into studying for one if you don't already have one. (sent from phone)

Hey, SgtPackets, just a quick heads-up:
alot is actually spelled a lot. You can remember it by it is one lot, 'a lot'.
Have a nice day!

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4 points · 13 hours ago

At what level?

A single protocol is an agreed upon way to do things. You speak TCP, I speak TCP, let's talk using TCP.

And example of a protocol suite is TCP/IP. Multiple individual protocols that work together.

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You speak TCP, I speak TCP, let's talk using TCP.

Oh baby.

Used it for my CCENT. Does a great job of making you study everyday. Used it as my version of Lammle (Easier to read than Odom. But lacks detail) Found some errors in the book. But nothing major.

For someone who is motivated. 2 months for each exam is definitely do able 1 month might be a bit of a cram session (At least it would be for me) and I don't think you'd remember everything.

Angle grinder with wire wheel

For me personally. I cannot read cursive. All the joined up letters is just a nightmare.

Get help even before you think you need if. If you're Uni has a learning disability department contact them and let them know about you.

Congrats! How long did it take you to study?

Original Poster6 points · 4 days ago

A little over 3 months. I had a hard time at first grasping the topics so I took a couple weeks off for my sanity. Plus I'm using my GI bill to get a BS in IT, only have a year left and I'm really trying to keep my 4.0 :). school plus studying for certs is really tough but doable. Just ordered the OCG for icnd 2!!

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Well done! Good luck on your ICND2!!!

1 point · 4 days ago · edited 3 days ago

Have 3 of the Yankees. Hate them. Been trying to sell them.

31 points · 5 days ago · edited 5 days ago

If you contact Amazon customer service, they will give you a free return shipping label to send back the extra set. Not trying to sit in an ivory tower here, but it'd be pretty shitty of you to keep both sets when you know what the right thing to do is...

Edit: Downvoted for advocating not being a thief...thanks reddit.

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I could kinda understand not sending back the crimps. Doubt it would be worth their time. (Would they even be able to sell them as "New"? again)

But the WD? deffo send that back lol.


I looked into this problem sometime ago, and wasn't able to find a solution. Other than this article which didn't work.

Apparently, you need an xbox360 and you can't do it on the new xboxone/x if it's even possible at all. Microsoft Support at the time was absolutely useless. Kept insisting that I just wanted to change the email address.

So, I'm hoping you guys might know more than I.

Anyway, my question is this:

Old Microsoft Account and old email address with Xbox Account

Transfer to the new:

Microsoft Account and email

So I can delete the old email address and account because I havn't used it in over 5 years.

Thanks for any help in advance.

I am now figuring out how to change and the fact you can't anymore is really dumb, I have to move xbox account to my Microsoft account.

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Original Poster1 point · 6 days ago

It's extremely stupid. There is no reason why it couldn't be done It would just be an automated process. I have the same feelings towards valve and not letting you change your login/account name.

It's a stupid artificial problem that needs to go away.

Teachers should be the ones guiding us and helping us - not tearing us down so we feel worthless. I hope you’re doing better now. No matter what you were told, you’re a valuable person. You’re not worthless. You’re strong, despite what they told you or even to spite it. If nothing else, understand that you’re not alone and that there are those of us who totally understand and have been through the same mess. Peace ✌🏻

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I was never bullied at school by other students. Always teachers. They seem to go off on a power trip. It's insane.

I had a high school teacher make fun of me spelling gold GOULD in front of the whole class for a good 5 minutes and then publicly fail me on the quiz. The worst part was that I was so used to it at that point i just patiently waited for it to end and moved on.

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The worst part was that I was so used to it at that point i just patiently waited for it to end and moved on.

Yup. I know that feel...

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Trying to control the environment is the best solution. However, it might get expensive.

What I do for my garage is I use 3-in-1 oil / ATF on my tools and it works great. Make sure to actually let it soak in and don't just apply then rub off.

If you're going to let them sit for a longer period of you might need something thicker.

Never expected Jordan Peterson to come out with such nonsense.

This is the guy who thinks women being allowed to work is a bad thing and is why wages have stagnated.

Nonsense is pretty standard for him.

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This is the guy who thinks women being allowed to work is a bad thing.

You can't be serious. Got a source? Because that's ridiculous. Please tell me again how this guy got to be a professor at Harvard....

Discussion post with the quote, and source at the bottom (I think, not sure since I'm currently at work)

Like yeah, he's technically correct that a large increase in the workforce will drive wages down, but saying that women shouldn't be working because of that is like saying that abolishing slavery was bad because it raises production costs since you can't just use free labour.

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I agree with you 100%. Insane.

2 points · 8 days ago

Must have happened to you in your english courses?

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I think this has been the most brutal burn I have ever gotten. 10/10

3 points · 8 days ago · edited 6 days ago

I actually did (cloud security architect) and still am (< 1 year experience, straight out of college). I also am not doing SOC security, either. Just because you didn’t do security at entry level doesn’t mean others didn’t.

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You're right. I should rephrase that. It's not impossible, just very very rare.

I suppose you are right. With young people who don't know what they like or don't like I want to be inclusive and talk about any tech jobs instead of just it, info sec or hacking jobs. My buddy who does server rooms has to install operating systems too but most of what he does is racking and stacking servers networking equipment and just about any other server room appliances they need at the site. I think his job title is a system engineer fwiw

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With young people who don't know what they like or don't like

Very true. I was the same when I was young.

In the contracting world if you like tinkering with hardware you can do all sorts of things from travelling around the world doing installations in server rooms to putting together complex satellites or rf gear lots of options. It's really hard work, a friend of mine does it he makes a decent living too. I should be more specific though about hardware lol.

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I'm speaking from a more IT Perspective. I really wouldn't call installing Server rooms or Satellites "IT"

Original Poster1 point · 8 days ago

i was under the impression that torwards the senior level of system administrators, linux is used

what skills do you recommend to learn and which corresponding cert? i was thinking powershell and mcsa go hand in hand and are used by sysadmins....

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I was thinking powershell and mcsa go hand in hand and are used by sysadmins....

They are. But Powershell and RHCA are not. That's what I was getting at. You seem to be confused between Linux and Windows.

Original Poster0 points · 8 days ago

i understand that linux and windows are not the same lol

would you like to recommend any skills and certs? seems like you do not agree with taking either the MCSA/RHCA

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Seems like you do not agree with taking either the MCSA/RHCA

No. Absolutely not. My point was you seemed to think that getting either of those is a magic bullet to a Sys Admin Job. Same way people think a CCNA will get them a Networking Job.

Would you like to recommend any skills

That is for you to research and come back with more specific questions. Go learn what a Sys Admin actually does. You already state you have High-Level knowledge with AD and Exchange. What about Power-Shell? Python Programming? Etc, Etc.

Set up a VM of Windows Sever 2016 and start playing with domains and such.

9 points · 8 days ago

Whats with everyone studying 3+ hours a night? I can never study for more than an hour, two on rare occasions. I do read occasionally on the train or do practice questions on an app but I cant do 3 hours a night after work, I'd be mentally drained.

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You build up slowly over time and do active studying. And yes, it's mentally draining. But that's the point.


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