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ITIL® 4 Foundation Exam Study Tips from someone who passed!

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In this special segment from ITProTV, ITIL® edutainer Jo Peacock interviews OfficePro edutainer, Vonne Smith, about passing the ITIL® 4 Foundation exam. Vonne was the host for Jo’s ITIL® 4 show, aside from that, she has no background in IT service management and governance training and does not hold any relative certifications. But, upon completion of the ITIL® 4 show, Vonne mentioned to Jo that she wanted to take the exam – and she passed! In this episode, she shares some tips and tricks to acing the test. 

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Stranger Things are Happening at ITProTV: DIY Light Display

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When Stranger Things first came out on Netflix, it felt like everyone in the world was talking about it. It was easy to get caught up in the story, either as a horror fan, a sci-fi fan, or just someone who enjoyed the 1980s nostalgia. One of the most iconic elements of the show was when Winona Ryder’s character Joyce used a string of holiday lights to communicate with her missing son, Will.

This year for Halloween, ITProTV’s own IT guy, Nate Copeland, decided to rig up an homage to the show. Instead of talking to kids in the upsidedown, our lights talk to an Arduino. That means, with a little code, we could make them spell out whatever we want, like ITProTV. And we figured, why not pass what we learned on to our members so they could create their own versions at home?

Check out this video for the quick DIY tutorial:

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How to configure multiple networks on one router

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Anyone who spent late nights playing video games in their friend’s dorm remembers the joys of setting up a local-area network (LAN) in the days before Wi-Fi. While setting up multiple LANs made for a fun night of gaming with friends, setting up multiple networks on a single router offers a number of vital benefits to today’s businesses and IT professionals.

But given the headaches of deploying and maintaining just a single network on a router, many network admins – or just those managing networks at home – tend to shy away from configuring multiple LANs on a single router.

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