NuggetCast, the popular IT training podcast, was also released as an audio-only podcast. While this show is NOT produced by Steve Barth Media Productions, it is a project of mine through my role as a Video Producer for CBT Nuggets. The goal of the show: take difficult to understand IT concepts and make them fun and entertaining. While popular to fans of CBT Nuggets, the show completed its production in February of 2015 when a new marketing plan switched video/audio production resources into a new direction. The podcast is still available in iTunes through this link.
NuggetCast Audio Podcast, February 2015: Virtualization Orientation
VMware and virtualization are becoming common components of an IT department, so this month we are talking to CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker to explore the basics of virtualization, what a template is, why companies are flocking to virtualization, what an ESXi hypervisor is and where the biggest costs savings are coming from.
NuggetCast Audio Podcast, January 2015: New Features in Server 2012 R2
Many users of Server 2012 are excited about the new features in R2! In this month’s episode, with the help of CBT Nuggets trainer Chris Ward, we’ll explore what R2 is, what kinds of new features are available, discuss what kinds of business will benefit from the R2 upgrade and discuss our favorite additions. Can you export? Yes you can, thanks to R2!
NuggetCast Audio Podcast, December 2014: Top IT Trends of 2014
Happy Holidays from CBT Nuggets! One of the fun things about working with IT technology is how quickly it changes, or learning about all the new things coming our way in the future. This month, we’ll take a look back at 2014 to explore the Top IT trends, as presented by 3 CBT Nuggets trainers: Anthony Sequoia, Chris Ward and Garth Schulte. We’ll explore Unified Fabric, the merging of Lync and Skype, and IT home automation and why it matters to IT pros. Add in a dose of demented holiday cheer and you’ll have our perfect wrap up to the year 2014 in the IT industry.
NuggetCast Audio Podcast, November 2014: AWS in the Real World
Pesky evil villains... always plotting destruction and mayhem! But thanks to services like Amazon Web Services (AWS), your servers and files can be backed up to the cloud, where they'll be safe from harm. This month's episode of NuggetCast features CBT Nuggets trainer Jeremy Cioara, who explores AWS and how its features can keep your information secure, bad guys or not!
NuggetCast Audio Podcast, October 2014: How Scary is DevOps?
Are you afraid of DevOps? Sure, its a combination of Development and System Administration, but many consider it scary.. almost like its an evil clown waiting to jump out at you. We are going to take the fear out of DevOps as we explore it with trainer Shawn Powers. What is DevOps?! Is it just a merging of development and system administration or a wild new thing? How can you prepare for a DevOps career? We’ll answer these questions and more in our special, Halloween themed episode!
NuggetCast Audio Podcast, September 2014: Top Tips to Conquer Life After CCNA
You’ve earned your CCNA!! Time to celebrate as you can now get a posh IT job! But is earning your CCNA the end of the road, or the beginning of a new one? What are your next steps? What certifications do you work on next? What should you study most to stay relevant in your position? Join us as we chat with CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker to learn how to make the most of Life After CCNA, so you really can celebrate and dance down the streets!
NuggetCast Audio Podcast, August 2014: Google BigQuery
One of the latest trends in today’s IT world is to use Big Data. But the trick is sorting through all the big data quickly, to get your desired results. In comes Google’s BigQuery, a big data tool that helps you interpret big data quickly. So, what is BigQuery, how does it work, and how do you get started using it? This month we’ll chat with Google Certified Trainer, Garth Schulte, to learn the ins and outs of Google BigQuery.
NuggetCast Audio Podcast, July 2014: Communications in IT Jobs
Have you ever had someone trying to give you critical information, but thanks to their communication skills you can't understand any of it? Yeah, communication is important in today's job world! This month on NuggetCast, we're exploring communications in IT jobs. What does being a "good communicator" mean in today's IT career? What's the difference between "Vertical and Horizontal" communication? What hampers or interferes with good communication? What about non-verbal vs. verbal communication? In this episode, we'll chat with CBT Nuggets trainer Chris Ward to learn all about why communication skills are so vital!
NuggetCast Audio Podcast, June 2014: Angular JS Basics
Know. Your. Tools… And especially how to use them! This month we are exploring a tool for web developers called AngularJS. We’ll chat with CBT Nuggets trainer, Ben Finkel to learn what Angular JS is, and why its such a benefit to use in your code.