MTA Certification

by jleany - Jul 20, 2010


MCTS, MCITP, MCSE and now MTA! This is just too much! I’m so confused. Where do I start?

MTA, Microsoft Technology Associate is now the first step in becoming certified on Microsoft Software. The MTA designation identifies you as someone who has fundamental knowledge in Microsoft technology. In Microsoft’s opinion, earning the MTA certification in one of the technology areas; Server Administration, Network, Security, Software Development, Windows Development, Web Development and Database Administration; will help you stand out when you apply to a college or technology internship. In my opinion, this is Microsoft’s way of competing with other certification vendors of foundation level certifications like CompTIA and CIW for your business. Either way you look at it, an MTA is a great place to go if you are just starting out on your certification journey. Each of the 7 MTA certifications cover a specific set of principles and standards that when learned and mastered will give you a great advantage when applying for a technology based career or moving up the certification ladder.

The nice thing about LearnKey’s Server Administration Fundamentals course is it really fills a big gap in the Microsoft certifications. Microsoft’s MCTS certifications just kind of throw you in there. And they assume that you understand the basics of using a windows system at all much less s Windows server and you know how to get around and how to work with things like the Microsoft Management Console and Server Manager and so forth. And they just trust you to get in there and learn the new stuff just for that specific MCTS exam. The MTA starts you at the beginning and helps you understand these concepts from the very beginning. So it’s a great place to start for those individuals that are new to the industry”

– Tom Carpenter, SYSEDCO.com

Post written by Ammon Wiese- Learnkey’s Instructional Design Manager



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Working with Web Pages and Sites: RSS Feeds and Customization

by jleany - Jul 20, 2010


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In the first clip, you’ll learn more about RSS Feeds and how they work. In the second clip, you’ll learn how you can customize these feeds to your personal preference. Check them out!



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Don’t forget about our Tricky Trivia Contest this week!

by jleany - Jul 20, 2010


Don’t forget to participate in our Tricky Trivia Contest this week!! You only have today and tomorrow to answer the question correctly to be eligible to win!!



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TACTE Summer Conference

by jleany - Jul 19, 2010


If you are attending  the TACTE (Tennessee Career and Technical Education Conference) in Murfreesburro, Tennessee tomorrow, be sure to stop by LearnKey booth # 6 and see our very own Greg Smith to sign up for  Free 30 day training available for all conference attendees!



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Outlook: Sending/Receiving Text Messages (SMS)

by jleany - Jul 16, 2010


Did you  know that with Microsoft Outlook 2010, you can stay connected beyond just e-mail messages? You can now send and receive text messages (SMS) via Outlook 2010!

So there are two different ways to set up text messaging in Outlook 2010. The easier path is with a Windows phone running 6.1 with an update or 6.5, and connected to a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 account. With this particular setup, your text messages are synchronized from Outlook to your mobile device for sending. It’s also important to add that messages in which you receive are synchronized back to Outlook for easy reading in your Inbox.

If, however, you don’t have a Windows phone or an Exchange 2010 account, you can still configure text messaging in Outlook 2010 by signing up for a third-party service that sends text messages on your behalf. These services charge a nominal fee for message delivery, but there is a free trial period so you can try it out before you subscribe to see if you like it. Although the use of a third-party messaging service requires more initial setup, after connected, you can then send texts from the convenience of your computer.

For additional information and instructions on how to set up text messaging via Outlook 2010, see Introduction to Text Messaging in Outlook on the Microsoft Office website.



Debbie Berg: Dreamweaver CS5 and Fireworks CS5

by jleany - Jul 16, 2010


Today we finished up filming both Dreamweaver CS5 and Fireworks CS5 featuring Expert Debbie Berg! The week flew right on by us and things couldn’t have gone any smoother!

Thanks for a great week Debbie!

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LearnKey’s Project Management Professional Course has R.E.P approval from PMI

by jleany - Jul 15, 2010


We are so excited to announce that LearnKey’s Project Management Professional course is finally PMI approved!

After working closely with Michael Meskers, a PMI member, and filming the course, we knew it was definitely worthy of PMI approval- it just took us a little longer to actually seal the deal!

Achieving Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) status from the Project Management Institute signifies LearnKey as an established producer of quality training for the Project Management industry!



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Trivia Winner and New Question!

by jleany - Jul 15, 2010


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Hey, hey… It’s that time again!

First, CONGRATULATIONS to Donna Stanley for being the winner of last week’s Trivia Question!! The answer to the question was B) Puppet Warp.

Second, here are the rules for this week’s question…

Just answer the question correctly in the comments to be eligible to win . Once you’ve submitted the correct answer in your comment, we’ll have a drawing and randomly pick a winner. The winner, who will be contacted via email by a LearnKey staff member, will be posted next Thursday, along with a new trivia question for the week.

Here we go!

Since  Debbie Berg is in our production studio filming Dreamweaver CS5 this week, we thought we’d ask a relevant question…

True or False:
One of the new features offered in Dreamweaver CS5 is called Integrated CMS Support, where you can enjoy authoring and testing support for content management system frameworks like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal.

GOOD LUCK!

This week’s prize: A totally rockin’ LK tie-dye bandana!

tie-dye J and K

Contest run time: Thursday July 15th- Wednesday July 21st

Winner posted: Thursday July 22nd

North American residents only*

*In order to receive prize notification, you must provide a valid email address with your comment*



Working with Web Pages and Sites: Accelerators Part 1 and 2

by jleany - Jul 14, 2010


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Today’s video post is split into two parts.

First, expert Ammon Wiese explains how to utilize accelerators, which perform tasks on web content directly from the page.

Next, learn about the Add-Ons Gallery for additional accelerators and how to then view and manage all of your accelerators.



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Managing Web Content: Testing Content Advisor

by jleany - Jul 14, 2010


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Expert Ammon Wiese will guide you through the steps necessary to test your content advisor in Internet Explorer 8.



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