Friday, September 28, 2018

Google IT Support Professional Certificate

This morning, while sipping my first cup of coffee, I heard an ad on the radio for the Google IT Support Professional Certificate.

I was intrigued, so I looked it up.

It is a certificate program to train Americans, including those without college degrees, for entry-level IT jobs. It is part of Grow with Google, a Google initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans.
The program consists of five courses that can be completed in eight to 12 months. Upon completion of the certificate, you can share your information with top employers including Google, who are looking for workers proficient in basic IT skills. It is an entry level program and there are no prerequisites to be able to understand and grasp the content.
The certificate is offered online through Coursera and costs $49 per month.

Read more at Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/google-it-support

Even if you took 12 months to complete the certificate, that is $588.00. Much cheaper than pursuing a college degree. Should this replace a degree or an advanced certification - maybe, maybe not. This could be a great stepping stone or it could be the final destination. Either way, I think it is a great option if you are looking for a career in IT.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Microsoft Office 2019: Best Features for Your Business

Microsoft is set to release the latest update to its productivity and business software, Office 2019, later this year. 
Click the link to read more at Business News Daily: Guide to Microsoft Office 2019

Friday, September 14, 2018

When is Earning an Associate Degree Worth the Investment? | Front Range Community College Blog

You’ve probably heard a few stances on whether it’s worth your time and energy to go to college for an associate degree. On the one hand, college is expensive and maybe you’d rather focus on working and earning. On the other hand, a two-year degree will take you further than a high school diploma.
Confused?
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When is Earning an Associate Degree Worth the Investment? | Front Range Community College Blog

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Willa's Wheels / Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation

Every year I race because I love to ride my bike. In addition to my love of riding, I can also bring awareness to a great cause through Willa's Wheels. This year, I broke my wrist in the spring, so my many races came to a halt. However, I was still able to particapate in the Telluride 100 and the Dakota Five-0.

Please join me in raising much needed funds to offer some hope and relief to Colorado cancer patients in need. 

Willa’s Wheels raises money for the Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that provides unrestricted financial grants to Coloradans with cancer to help with basic daily needs such as food, shelter, and utilities.

              

This year, I am trying to raise $650. If you would like to donate, please click on the link:
Donate to a great cause