Reminder: Certifications Will Not Get You the Job

If you’re new to IT, or relatively low-level in your career, certifications can be a valuable way to establish that you’re interested enough in this domain to pursue an exam, the work ethic to follow through on that exam, and the interest in that domain to...

SCCM 2012 R2: Windows PE Reboots Immediately After Loading

I have been working with System Center Configuration Manager to image a new model computer, and I ran into an issue that hit me when I set this up in my home lab too: The client computer PXE boots into WinPE fine, but when WinPE loads, it reboots the computer before...

Thoughts on Dice’s 2017 Tech Salary Survey

Dice recently released the results of their 2017 Tech Salary Survey. Some thoughts on the results: Survey Methodology: 100% Online The report describes its methodology as follows: “The 2016 Dice Salary Survey was administered online by Dice.com, with 12,907...

Removing a User’s Profile Via Windows PowerShell

I had an issue at work that occasionally requires a user’s profile to be recreated, and found a way to get this done in PowerShell. Normally, to delete a user profile in Windows 8 requires going into System Properties, on the Advanced Tab, and clicking¬†Settings...

Degree Status: One Course Down, Six To Go

Today I passed my American Government CLEP, so I figured this was a good opportunity to share what the rest of my degree plan looks like. What is this about? As I shared in a¬†previous post, I decided to finish my Bachelor’s in Computer Science since I was only...