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Best Intro to IT Resource?

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#1 ITNoobie


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 10:19 PM

I was recently given an opportunity in my company to manage an IT department that interacts significantly with our front of house users (Hospitality Field) across all of our properties.


The opportunity was given to me mainly for my success as an operations leader and experience introducing new technology into otherwise old school processes in hotels.


Having been in the role a month or so now, I am quickly realizing how little I know about basic IT architecture and simply how things work. 


I am able to accomplish the managing of the department so far, and my team is accepting and aware of my total lack of an IT background.


However, while I am picking up things as I go, i would definitely benefit from some self-learning time about the world of IT.


Basic "IT for Dummies" stuff like how servers, interfaces, and firewalls work...and what they really are.


I'm a visual learner, so would prefer some kind of video tutorial series, but I am open to all options.


Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you!

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#2 Darktune


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:05 AM



Feel free to ask questions here on Bleepingcomputer, we have users that will be happy to help you with any problems you come across.


Our company uses a software/community for our network called Spiceworks. 


I'd check that out. Just sign up (it's free!) and then you can ask the community questions. The likely hood is that your question would have been asked before.


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:18 AM

I haven't used these, but I listen to the Security Now! podcast that they ared based upon.  I only mention them due to your visual preference.


Security Now! Illustrated

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#4 jabail325


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:46 PM

CBT Nuggets and Trainsignal also offer mant videos on the various topics you listed. Another usefull resource is http://www.professormesser.com/ .. Hope this is helpfull...

#5 ITNoobie

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:53 PM

Thank you everyone for your input.


I will start diving in to some of the links provided and hopefully start ramping up my terminology and general understanding of this very interesting new world I have entered!

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:33 AM

I would also like to recommend you take a look at prof Messer as he is a brilliant guy who does a lot of good work.


Also if you search on you tube for "Eli the Computer Guy" he explained a lot of IT systems and technologies in a good detail.


Have fun!!

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