2010

by Nathan Darling - Dec 31, 2009


An optomist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old one leaves.” – Bill Vaughn

Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle. Eric Zorn

Whatever your reason for celebration this holiday season.  May it be a time of reflection, and resolution.  As you look over your past year may you find there to have been more successes than failures, and as you look forward to the new year may it be with a sense of wonder and opportunity, for this upcoming year. Wishing you all a brave, uninhibited, fierce Year of the Tiger.


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The Death of Microsoft Windows?

by Nathan Darling - Dec 28, 2009


There have been a number of articles and blogs recently proclaiming that Windows 7 is the end for Microsoft. Or at least for Microsoft’s stranglehold on OS (The Operating System that most PC’s run on.). Sure, Microsoft has competition. Apple has always served as an alternative to Windows, and more recently Linux has taken a chunk of the market share, but Microsoft has maintained it’s “king of the mountain” position.  According to the latest news, that may be about to change.

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A Holiday Wish

by Nathan Darling - Dec 24, 2009


We at LearnKey would like to wish all of you; whether you be clients, prospective clients, or even competitors; a wonderful Holiday Season.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or even Festivus, may it be with loved ones.

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A Plus 2009 is Here!

by Nathan Darling - Dec 15, 2009


At long last the A+ Training Course is complete and we at LearnKey could not be more thrilled.
A+ has always been one of our most universally useful training programs, as an A+ Certification is considered a first step for most any job in computer repair, maintenance, disaster recovery, administration, or similar “hardware – based” positions. Microsoft even accepts A+ as an elective for their prestigious MCITP certification.

But I don’t need to tell YOU that. If you have found this page, it’s because you already know what A+ is and why you need it. So, let me tell you instead what you don’t know.

We are so excited about the release of A+ that we are offering nearly a 30% discount for the month of December.  That’s right it’s Christmastime, and what better present can you get your children than the training they need to get the kind of jobs that will help them support you in your senior years?

Then again, if you found this page, you are probably the person seeking to get trained, in which case you are shopping for yourself during this holiday season.  Good for you!  Just think of what a gift you will be giving your family by making yourself more marketable?  Or better yet, convince them to buy it for you.  But get it fast before the year ends, the excitement wears off and the regular price is restored.

Get it here : CompTIA A+ 2009 Training.


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A+ 2009 Webisode #6

by Nathan Darling - Dec 09, 2009


Started in 1982 as an “Association of Better Computer Dealers” the company that would become CompTIA emerged as the “Standard” for computer technicians.  In fact, in April of 2007 some of CompTIA’s certifications (including their flagship product, A+) were recognized by the American National Standards Institute.  A+ is meant to ascertain an individuals overall ability to handle computers.  It is specifically meant to be vendor nonspecific, so a certified individual should be able to handle any computer whether it be an Apple, a PC, or Linux, and should be competent in dealing with the various hardware configurations for each.  In short, it is the benchmark for proving technical competency, and it is a must have for anyone seeking a career in computer  repair/maintenance/administration.

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Featured Product : Indesign CS4

by Nathan Darling - Dec 03, 2009


For anyone who read this post on Dec 3rd, I offer a sincere apology.  It was woefully inaccurate.  Just so the rest of you are in the loop, in attempting to describe Adobe’s Indesign CS4 product, I compared it to a print version of Adobe Photoshop CS4.  Let it be known that I am (now) fully aware that Indesign and Photoshop are entirely different programs.  For one thing Photoshop functions as a verb.  You are not likely to hear anyone saying, “That brochure looks indesigned.”
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Why Web Browser Updates are Necessary

by Colin - Dec 01, 2009


Your web browser is a portal to limitless information. Sometimes referred to as “the little E in the corner”, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is one of the most popular browsers. It comes with Windows pre-installed, so for Windows users it is by far the most easily accessible browser, but it is not the only choice. For those of us who prefer other options, there is Firefox, Safari (a standard on Mac OS X, also available for PC), Google Chrome, Opera…the list goes on and on.  Which browser you use, even different versions of the same browser, affects how you view the internet a lot more than you may think.

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