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What is a Microsoft Certified Professional?

By Stephanie Stover on August 8th, 2013 in Technology

A Microsoft Certified Professional is an individual who has completed one of Microsoft’s professional certifications. There are four certification categories: server, desktop, database, and developer. The certifications are then classified into four tiers: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM). The Microsoft IT Academy Certification Career Roadmap outlines the paths in which to take to obtain various IT careers.

The MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) is intended for Read more >

Microsoft IT Academy Certification Career Roadmap

By Stephanie Stover on August 6th, 2013 in Technology

Interested in a rewarding career in Information Technology? Check out the Microsoft IT Academy Certification Career Roadmap below and learn what you can do with this certification!

Contact Brighton College at 604-587-5608 or fill out the form on our homepage here for more information. Read more >

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Confused about AutoCAD Careers? Here’s a Look into Canada’s Drafting Industry

By Brighton College on February 8th, 2013 in Architectural Design, Civil Infrastructure Design, Local News, School, Technology

What is AutoCAD?

While many people in the industry know how essential knowledge of AutoCAD is, the rest of us have no idea what training in AutoCAD leads to, what AutoCAD employment entails or even, what AutoCAD is. AutoCAD is a software application for Computer Aided Design. Designers and Drafters use it to make the intangible tangible. With this software, 2D and 3D images are conjured up with careful precision. Read more >

How Technology Can Help You Land a Career

By Brighton College on March 20th, 2012 in Technology

Technology is great. It makes life easier, more interesting, more exciting and can introduce you to ideas and experiences you never thought of before. When looking for a career in BC, job in Vancouver, or a diploma or degree program that can help guide you down the career path you’ve been targeting, technology can be that extra little something that puts you over the top and ahead of your competition.

How Technology Can Help You Land a Career

Here are some of the top technologies you should familiarize yourself with to help advance your career:

Microsoft Office:

This is an obvious one, but the amount of professionals who are looking for technology jobs in Vancouver that do not have adequate or advanced Microsoft Office skills is still staggering. Microsoft Word is probably the application that most people are well versed in, but equally as important is Microsoft Excel. This is a core application that is probably the most powerful out of this group. Used for organizing, presenting, calculating, formulating, and analyzing data, well-developed skills in Microsoft Excel can help you analyze information in ways your competition can’t.

There are several other applications in the Microsoft Office Suite collection, but one that is prominent in most, if not all, professional workplaces, is Microsoft Outlook. Outlook is a powerful email client that also boasts a solid series of additional organizational, prioritization, and task management features. Knowing the ins and outs of Microsoft Outlook can make you a more efficient employee and increase your productivity.

Adobe Creative Suite:

Adobe creative applications are a cut above than Microsoft Office applications, they take more time and dedication to learning but provide great value when trying to land a career or move further in one that already exists. Most employers look for employees that are flexible and have a wide variety of skills and is well versed in photo editing, graphic design, and web editing software is definitely an asset most employers across a wide variety of fields find useful in something they are interested in hiring.

This set of applications is an asset in a variety of occupations, but the marketing, communications, public relations, and web design sectors are where having skills with Adobe products can be the difference between landing a job and being overlooked.

There are many different examples of technology that can help you down your career path, it is competitive job marketing in Vancouver and across BC and Canada, so having any advantage and skillset you can add to your resume is always a positive.

Top Gadgets Coming Out in 2012

By Brighton College on February 3rd, 2012 in Local News, Technology

If you’re into technology and the latest gadgets as I am, you’ll want to check out the latest news about what 2012 has in store. 2011 was a strong year for technology, consumers were introduced to the iPhone 4s, the iPad2, Android tablets, and a variety of other exciting toys.

Here is an outlook for 2012, you’ll see some of the major technology players back at it, and some new up and coming devices that you might find useful:

Dell XPS13 Ultrabook Laptop:

I know what you’re thinking, in the age of tablets, how can a laptop make this list? Well, this is not an ordinary laptop, it’s the first Ultrabook, an incredibly skinny (yes, more so than the MacBook Air) laptop that still maintains to have more power and is expected to change the shape of laptops for the rest of 2012 and beyond.

LG 55inch OLED TV:

As someone who just purchased a new TV, it’s pretty frustrating at times to see how far and fast TV’s are advancing.  It seems as though as soon as you make the decision to purchase one, a newer, sleeker, and more impressive model is out within months. The LG 55inch OLED TV is no exception, it’s shockingly thin (4mm thick) and is the largest OLED TV out there on the market. The picture quality is top notch, it’s brightness and clarity sets it apart from the competition.

Apple iPhone 5:

This is a big one. After the launch of the iPhone 4s, many Apple fans weren’t overly impressed. The features and software updates (and the addition of Siri) were definite improvements, although I think the design and shape of the phone are the same as the iPhone 4 left a lot to be desired. There are all sorts of rumors out there about the iPhone 5 and what it will look like, including rumors of a wireless charging capability that would revolutionize how devices are maintained. It is rumored that the iPhone 5 will be launched in late 2012.

Apple iPad 3:

With the fierce competition that exists in the tablet world, Apple is planning to fire back against the Samsung Galaxy Tablet with the iPad 3. A more sleek design, lighter batter, longer battery life, and wireless charging capability are all rumored improvements and features that will be a part of the newest iPad.

Samsung Galaxy S3:

Android fans are eagerly awaiting the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3, its expected to have a faster processor, better performance, a new operating system and consume less power. Rumors are circulating that the S3 will be unveiled at the same time as the iPhone 5.

Written by:
Darren Prasad
Web Marketing Coordinator
For comments, questions, or feedback please email Darren@brightoncollege.ca

Technology & IT Update: Search More Effectively

By Brighton College on January 11th, 2012 in Technology

Have you heard of the new features and functionality that Google has been initiating in the past few months? Keep up to date with it all and it’ll help you find what you’re looking for easier and more efficiently online.

Here are some examples of the latest updates they’ve made to their Search Engine result generation:

Google Instant

You may have noticed that nowadays when you’re typing your search into the search box at Google that you’ll start seeing results right away.

Google initiated this functionality to try and increase search efficiency and to increase the effectiveness of their anticipation of user searches.

How does this help you?

It will create a one-stop Search Interface where you see everything and anything in your private social circle combined with search results.

It allows you to view a new section on Google Search results, known as “Personal Results”.

These personal results contain anything shared to you through the Google+ network that is relevant to your search, it also may provide some results based on previous web behavior and social connection.

All in all, it’s been an exciting few months for Google and web search altogether and most people expect this sector to continue to evolve monthly, if not weekly.

Written by:

Darren Prasad

Web Marketing Coordinator

For comments, questions, or feedback please email darren@brightoncollege.ca