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.

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Eli The Computer Guy:
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  1. KiloOne Shady on March 6, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Nice i asked for this video , thanks ! btw linus techtips is very great as well

  2. James Shackelford on March 6, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    A good free site I use is or (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

  3. Cinthya Maria on March 6, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Nice vid!

    Also, you can check Cloud Advice Everything & Anything IT digest. They talk about the latest technology, Big Data, IT news and more.

  4. audiodopebeats on March 6, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    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

    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)


    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.

  5. Abhay Singh on March 6, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I have subscrib your channel please… subscrib my channel

  6. Charles Slavens on March 6, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    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.
    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.

  7. Dan Adams on March 6, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    I think this should be taught in college. They teach you everything but how to keep up with IT.

  8. Tech Always on March 6, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    I have a solution just read the verge news and watch mkbhd

  9. lazy gizmo on March 6, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Ha I knew coming to this video that you were going to say reddit.

  10. bleeieve on March 6, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    I’d like to know your recommend subreddits as well.

  11. brazen212 on March 6, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Thank you for the suggestions. Specifically, which subreddits do you frequent regarding IT?

    Thanks again

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