5 Websites For IT Training

First "Go Live Lively" logo with logos for IT educational websites saying "You don't need money to improve IT skills".

Here are 5 websites with great free IT training. 1. I check edX.org first when looking for structured online courses – yes, even before Coursera. Though many courses are paid, there are great freebies including Berklee’s Music Production and Vocal Recording Technology and The Linux Foundation’s Introduction to Linux. You can also embed badges for completed…

ATTN: Gym Rat

Wipe down the bench, or your area on the fitness mat, after you’re done, especially if you’ve been sweating or putting your shoes on it (step-ups or box jumps). Dropping or throwing weights at the end of your set makes you a douche.  Seriously, you’re sooooooo wiped out from those garbage form curls you can’t…

From the Military to College

Working on your transition from the military to college education? Lets cover some essential resources: JST The Joint Service Transcript replaced the AARTS and SMART a few years ago as the official ACE-approved document containing your training and experience with college credit recommendations.  The unofficial transcript lists your residential courses (ie. Airborne school), SSD (and presumably other branches’ equivalents…

Strength Training Basics

Gold's Gym Weight Plate

I like strength training because it’s simple, very anaerobic, and helps me function in life as a loner, provider, and man. If I want to get stronger in an exercise, I normally use the following workout schemes (Sets X Reps with Rest) to improve my sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (strength): Rest-Pause – 5-10 x 1-3 @80-90% 1RM…

PPW

Just as every Soldier should check her/his ERB regularly, Enlisted Soldiers up to the ranks of SGT should check the PPW (Promotion Point Worksheet) for accuracy. I won’t blab nearly as much about this as I did the ERB. I will say I’ve known promotable Soldiers (SPC and SGT) that had no idea what the…