9 important computer maintenance tips for beginners

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This article contains a brief list of nine computer maintenance tips, which will make you a valued employee at your place of work.

If you are able to perform some computer maintenance on your own, you will save both money and time.

This blog post will contain some maintenance tips, which you can perform by yourself, which will help you keep your computer running smoothly.

1 First tip make sure your computer is plugged in, connections connected and your monitor is turned on.

2 Computers often build up dust on the inside. Remove dust from your PC by using compressed air. compressed air removes dust. Perform this operation approximately every 90 days unless you are in a high dust environment. If you are in a polluted environment, then use compressed air every 30 days.

3 The disk defragmenter arranges your files in logical order. It will run automatically in Windows 7 if set up. Arranging your files in logical order will speed up your computer. The disk defrag command will defrag files up to 64MB.

If you want to defrag or arrange larger files, use this command defrag c: -w. This command will defrag all of the files in your hard drive.

4 If you want to check the condition of your hard disk, use the command, Chkdsk. This command will tell you if your disk has any errors or bad tracks.

If you want a command to fix these bad tracks and errors, use the command chkdskg/f. This command will repair your disk in many instances.

If you are using Linux, use fsck.

5 It is a good practice to delete temporary files. Deleting these files will save disk space.

6 Windows disk clean up utility will delete temporary files. Deleting these files will free up disk space, which will also increase the speed of your computer.

7 In windows you have a backup and restore command where you can restore your computer to a time when it functioned without errors.

8 It is a good practice to back up to an external hard drive. Hard drives are constantly getting cheaper. Use them, they will save you time and money.

9 When backing up files, use archive attributes, this will make it easier to find these files if you need them. You simply need to select file types to be backed up and the location where you want them to be stored.

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Block Chain Technology, will it help you get an IT Job?

Block chain technology is talked about everywhere in the media from local news broadcasts to bfinancial network speculation relating to the future price of bitcoin. If you ask most people about this technology, they can’t define block chain in one sentence.

Block Chain is simply nothing more than shared data stored on multiple computers, which uses encryption. When we talk about encryption, we are discussing scrambeling and descrambling data for the purposes of achieving privacy.

The basic use of encryption dates back to the mid 1980s when the first encryption standards were formed.

Encryption evolved with shared key or symmetric encryption where both parties used the same key to descramble the data. Semetric encryption was fast, easy to use, but it was cracked by hackers. Next came asymmetric key encryption where each party had a different key. This was known as a set of public and private keys. Asemetric encryption was slower than its brother semetric, but it was more difficult for hackers. The public key was assigned to the sender and the private key went to the receiver.

From asymmetric came the use of a third party or introducing a third key and party into the mix.

The third key developed into the multiple computer block chain where data is shared on a large number of computers or a concept of shared trust. In addition to simply sharing data, the algorithms or operations had to be complicated to make them difficult to attack.

Naturally bitcoin became an outgrowth of this technology. The price of bitcoin has made wild swings ranging between 20 to 60% in one week.

However, bitcoin is only one of 1376 different crypto currencies.

The jobs and money in this field will come from other uses of the technology. For example Kodak is using block chain to license images for photographers. IBM is developing uses for block chain to keep track of medical records. Oracle is developing a block chain solution for databases, which must be kept very secure. Microsoft along with other fortune 500 companies are researching uses of block chain technology.

The new uses of block chain will require anyone who works in the networking field to have a solid understanding of encryption, how encryption standards operate and the fastest solutions for descrambling the data. Bitcoin for example takes almost seven minutes to complete a financial transaction. A person making the same transaction using regular currency can complete a financial exchange in milliseconds.

Although encryption is getting a lot of attention, it’s still slow when the data needs to be converted back into a readable form. Research will continue and better solutions will be developed. It is the job of the cyber security professional to determine the best ways to use block chain.

#ABCO #Technology teaches a comprehensive class for cyber security. Call our campus between 9 AM and 6 PM Monday through Friday. You can reach us at: (310) 216-3067.

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Los Angeles, Ca. 90304

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Local Opportunities for Coders

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What are the local opportunities for coders? Recently while driving through Playa Vista, a suburb of Los Angeles sometimes known as “Silicon Beach”, I was amazed by the number of new companies opening in this area. Approximately 75% of the new firms were developing games for iPhone and androids. Many of the new jobs require knowledge of Java, Unity, C++, and a basic knowledge of networking.

To name just one, Electronic Arts, which is located in the Playa Vista area, is expanding their hiring.

The majority of the new hires come from a demographic under the age of 35. These new programmers don’t have college degrees. Instead, they have a passion for developing games, a certification in the area of programming and a willingness to work long hours in order to complete a project.

One of these companies, based in Canada, recently called one of our students to offer him a job. This company plans to open a gaming development office in Los Angeles in four months. The new company told our student they wanted to be in Los Angeles, because “that is where the best talent is located”.

Taking Advantage of These Opportunities Means Getting Training

It’s much easier than you think to train for a job in this exciting field. At ABCO Technology, our career-focused training takes six months. As a programmer and applications developer, you will learn to program in Java, Unity, C++ and PHP. Some programmers can become certified for Microsoft by obtaining their Microsoft Certified Program Developer. The programming track has several paths, all of which are good choices for a student who finishes and passes the certification exams.

The training will teach you how to work with a game engine, which is a bit similar to a website building template such as Dreamweaver or WordPress. Only in this case, the game engine provides shortcuts for building that winning game.

Learn to develop that winning game now. Contact ABCO Technology. You can reach our campus between 9 AM and 6 PM Monday through Friday. Call us today at: (310) 216-3067.
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