How to Stay Up to Date in Information Technology – Learn More About I.T.

How to Stay Up to Date in Information Technology – Learn More About I.T.

I was recently asked how it is that I stay up to date in I.T. What websites and YouTube channels do I frequent to get my questions answered or learn more about i.t. news, issues, hotfixes, and new technologies?

Check out this video to see what I use to stay relevant in I.T.

Here is the list of Channels and Websites that I use to stay up to date.

Professor Messer: https://www.youtube.com/user/professormesser
Eli The Computer Guy: https://www.youtube.com/user/elithecomputerguy
PC Addicts: https://www.youtube.com/user/PCAddictsLive
Reddit: http://www.reddit.com
Google: http://google.com

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11 Comments

  1. A good free site I use is microsoftvirtualacademy.com or mva.com. Pluralsight.com (subscription $19-24) is another site that’s affordable to learn or expand one’s IT knowledge. If any of your subscribers purchase and IT certification books, they tend to have web sites with free tutorials as well. FYI if anyone is interested in coding they should checkout freecodecamp.com

  2. Here is how I stay updated with info:

    Channels (besides yours and Eli’s lol)
    CBT Nuggets
    Information Technology Q & A Show
    NCIX Tech Tips
    TotalSeminarsChannel

    Reddits:
    r/ITCareerQuestions [personal favorite] (General IT career questions & job forecast)
    r/sysadmin (Great for current and prospective Jr. & Senior Sys Admins)
    r/cscareerquestions (More CS based, but still helpful)
    r/networking (Great for prospective and current Net Admins / Engineers)
    r/learnprogramming (Great for learning programming)
    r/netsec/ (Network security)
    r/ccent (Studying ICND1 for CCNA)
    r/ccna (CCNA [ICND1&2] study page]
    r/CompTIA (Study for CompTIA exams)

    Podcasts:

    The Linux Action Show (Linux news)
    Eli The Computer Guy (Eli talking about IT services)
    Macbreak Weekly (Apple news)
    iOS Today (iOS News)
    Podnutz (Building your own IT business / PC repair)
    This Week in Google (Google news)
    Windows Weekly (Microsoft Windows News)
    Secruity Now (Secruity news)
    Packet Pushers [personal favorite] (Networking news)

    Depending on your path, some subreddits / channels / podcasts may appeal to you more than others. Personally, as I’ve decided to go down the Networking route (I want to be a Network Engineer or a Network Security Engineer), Pack Pushers, Secruity Now, r/ITCareerQuestions and r/networking appeal to me more and I visit them more often. However, IT is a constant learning industry. I know nothing about Linx, nor have I used it, but I still listen to The Linux Action Show to stay up to date with it.

  3. As a technology consultant, each project brings new challenges; this is what makes our job so appealing to those of us that love it! However, one of the hardest things I believe is keeping up to date on the latest happenings with the many technologies we are asked to implement on a moment’s notice. It’s pretty common at Summa that we might be working on a Java project for months or years, and then be asked to jump onto a .
    NET or IBM project with little to no downtime in between. Now most of us have perfected the art of “ramping up” and I do not intend to discuss that in this post (that might be a good future topic), however, I believe our ability to get up to speed quickly on a technology is directly related to how well we know the state of the market. This is what I will try to discuss and I will offer what I believe are the best ways to stay “up to date” in whatever areas you choose. https://www.defensorum.com/
    The first place I turned in my quest to get up to date was, of course, Google. Searching is an excellent resource, but it doesn’t always return the newest results. A great new feature Google added recently was its sidebar where you can click “More Search Tools” and limit your results to a time period.
    Another source that people often turn to is books or magazines. While this can be a great resource, I offer a word of caution on this topic. Make sure the book is based on the correct version of the technology you are researching. Often times the book is 3 months or so behind the release cycle and therefore they get outdated fairly quickly. If you are looking to keep up to date, this might not be your best option since you probably want to learn about it when it first comes out not months down the road.
    Another great resource is the various forms of training and web based tutorials. If you can afford to get professional training (either online or in-house), this is probably the best approach, however this can be costly. Nowadays many sites offer great tutorials that get you knee-deep in the latest technologies for free.

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