Over the course of the last few days, I have started working on passing the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification exam. As part of my professional development path, I have decided to pursue a variety of Cisco voice and security related certifications.
Please consider the following technology expenditure options:
- Use the Sprint one year subscriber discount to upgrade from the HTC EVO 4G to a newer model.
- Purchase a Wi-Fi enabled tablet computer.
- Take no action and wait for the second generation of tablets.
Given the choice of upgrading cell phones from the HTC EVO 4G to a newer model or purchasing a Wi-Fi enabled tablet what option makes the most sense? The tablet would provide an alternative to using a laptop computer. Back on November 7, 2008, I purchased a Dell Studio 1535. My 4 year Dell warranty currently has 459 days remaining.
My Dell Studio 1535 Specs:
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- 64-bit operating system
- Intel Core Duo CPU T5850 @ 2.16 GHz or 2.17 GHz
- RAM: 4.00 GB
- Storage: 40 GB Intel SSD
My major shopping consideration is the ability to have access to a full keyboard.
Kudos to Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig for teaching a free online version of Stanford University’s intro to artificial intelligence (AI) class. The website promises that online class participants will receive a benchmark certificate. The class is scheduled to occur between October 10 and December 16, 2011. I plan on purchasing the text book and attending the class if I can manage to sign up fast enough when the online section opens.
- Will other professors offer popup online sections?
- How many participants will be allowed to take the class?
- Could this type of online section breakdown the admissions gatekeeping system?