Watch NuggetCast, a monthly video podcast, written, produced and hosted by Steve Barth. 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 production resources into a new direction. The podcast is still available through iTunes through this link.
NuggetCast Episode 29: 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 Episode 28: New Features in Server 2012 R2
NuggetCast Episode 27: 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 Episode 26: 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 Episode 25: 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 Episode 24: 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 Episode 23: 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 Episode 22: 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 Episode 21: 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.
NuggetCast Episode 20: Juniper
What would happen if you were hired into an organization to build their network, you assume it's Cisco gear, but then discover it's all Juniper? What do you do with Juniper?! Don't panic! This week we'll learn the basics of Juniper. Then we'll chat with trainer Scott Morris to learn more about Juniper careers and certifications.
NuggetCast Episode 19: Google Cloud Platform
Google is not just a search engine anymore. With the recent release of the Google Cloud Platform, companies can now let Google do all the "heavy lifting" instead of them having to install servers or develop their own IT infrastructure. In this month's episode, CBT Nuggets trainer Garth Schulte explores how Google Cloud Platform works, and why it will change how companies handle their IT needs. This NuggetCast directly relates to the CBT Nuggets Cloud Computing training library: http://cbt.gg/1hShUtP.
NuggetCast Episode 18: Wearable Tech Attack
Wearable Tech Attack! 2014 has been called "The year of wearable tech". But what exactly does that mean? What is considered wearable tech? How does it affect corporate IT? And what kinds of new and exciting (or not) products can you expect to see hitting store shelves in 2014? CBT Nuggets trainer Anthony Sequeira joins us for an in-depth look at all things wearable tech!
NuggetCast Episode 17: Finding Better IT Jobs
Visit http://cbt.gg/1jOSIuR to check out all of our IT training videos. Need a better IT job? On NuggetCast this week, we'll explore some tips and tricks for finding better employment in the IT industry, as we hear from trainer Chris Ward on creating the perfect IT resume and improving our performance in job interviews. Plus, some big news for anyone who has always wanted to try CBT Nuggets training!
NuggetCast Episode 16: Linux for Beginners
Visit http://cbt.gg/1hrK3Kt for our complete Linux training library. On NuggetCast this week, we'll learn all about the Linux operating system, from a beginners point of view. First, learn what Linux is and why it may be a great fit for your computing needs. Then, trainer Shawn Powers will explore his "Top 10 tips for beginning Linux learners". Finally, we'll learn about the various Linux training courses available through CBTNuggets. Are you awesome enough to handle it?
NuggetCast Episode 15: Top IT Trends of 2013
On NuggetCast this week, we'll take a look at the Top IT Trends of 2013 with the help of trainers Keith Barker, Tim Warner, Jeremy Cioara, Shawn Powers, Jim Anthony and Anthony Sequeira! Add in our unique holiday story and.. Enriched Uranium Cheesecake.. and we have an episode to remember! Happy Holidays from CBT Nuggets!
NuggetCast Episode 14: Check Point
The types of content that come in and out of networks can be really scary! But tools such as Check Point can help keep your networks safe and secure. This week we'll learn about Check Point: what it is and why its so essential for your network, thanks to whiteboard training and a TrainerChat with Keith Barker. Finally we'll explore the training nuggets on Check Point available through CBT Nuggets. Watch out! There can be some scary stuff on your network! Visit http://cbt.gg/1lFWrdh for our complete Check Point training course.
NuggetCast Episode 13: Amazon Web Services
This week we explore cloud computing and the benefits of Amazon Web Services, commonly known as AWS! We'll explain the need for AWS, and chat with trainer Jeremy Cioara to learn some of the tricks of AWS, and what skills are in demand companies needing AWS-certified employees. Finally, we'll take a look at the various AWS training courses offered by CBT Nuggets! Visithttp://cbt.gg/1iWVr4z for our complete AWS Certified Solutions Architect training course.
NuggetCast Episode 12: Certification Exams
This week we'll show you how to find success when taking your certification exams. First, we'll assemble a panel of those who have recently completed a certification exam, and learn their tips and tricks. Then, we'll explore how CBT Nugget's exam prep can help you ace the test. Before you take your test, make sure to hear how we can help you! Visit http://cbt.gg/1eKH9AC for all of our certification training.
NuggetCast Episode 11: Special "Contest Winner Announcement" Show
It's time for a special episode of NuggetCast. In this episode, we'll announce the winners of the October "It Horror Stories" Contest, meet the winner and even share our own interpretation of the winning horror story in the NuggetCast Theater. Plus, we'll introduce the new contest for November where you can change someone's life!
NuggetCast Episode 10: How to Prevent IT Horror Stories
Its a special, spooky episode of Nuggetcast this week as we take an in-depth look at preventing the horror stories we've spent the last month reading about on the CBT Nuggets blog. In this episode, some of the biggest names in training combine forces to explain the Top 5 Ways to Prevent I.T. Horror Stories. Shawn Powers explains proper file back ups, Garth Schulte walks us through software testing, Anthony Sequeira discusses proactive network management, Steve Caseley explains how to avoid implementation disasters, and Jeremy Cioara demonstrates Cisco redundancy. So grab some hot apple cider, and candy corns and enjoy our special, creepy Halloween episode!
NuggetCast Episode 9: Project Management For The Real World
Its time to explore Project Management in this weeks NuggetCast! How do you balance your perfect project plan with the project realities that always seem to through your workflow for a loop? And if you wanted a career in Project Management, what kind of certifications would be required for a great job? We'll answer these questions and more with the help of trainer Steve Caseley. Then we'll look at Project Management training opportunities that CBT nuggets offers, and give you an opportunity to tell some scary IT stories, just in time for Halloween. From project perfection to Murphy's Law, we'll cover the basics of Project Management. Visithttp://cbt.gg/1apTske for all of our Project Management training.
NuggetCast Episode 8: Virtual Device Contexts in Data Centers
Welcome to NuggetCast. This week, we're exploring Data Center and Virtual Device Contexts and how they relate to... the Dating Game?! We'll "consult the whiteboard" to learn from trainer Anthony Sequeira why Virtual Device Contexts are so cool. Then we meet Anthony, to learn about him: how he became a trainer, the pros and cons of being a "rock star trainer" and what he sees in the future of CBT Nuggets training. Finally, we'll explore additional Data Center trainings offered at CBT Nuggets. Will your perfect match come from dating or data center? You decide! Visit http://cbt.gg/1apUL2Hfor our complete Cisco CCNP Data Center training series.
NuggetCast Episode 7: Bitcoin Mining
This week, we're going on an adventure to discover Bitcoin mining! While Bitcoin have gotten a lot of press this year, Bitcoin mining is something that is still a mystery to most. In this episode, trainer Keith Barker will introduce the basics of Bitcoin mining, then Dan Charbonneau will walk you step by step through the purchasing, set-up and configuration of a Bitcoin mining rig, so that you can join the mining revolution! Finally, we'll introduce you to Bitcoin training opportunities available at CBTNuggets.com. Visithttp://cbt.gg/18qydAa for our complete introduction to Bitcoin.
NuggetCast Episode 6: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Tips
This week, we learn about the changes coming in Microsoft's latest Windows 8.1 update. Trainer Anthony Sequeira will walk us through his initial thoughts on the update and the new features, then he'll give us his top 5 tips for making the transition to Windows 8.1. Finally, learn about other training available to master all that Windows 8 has to offer available through CBT Nuggets. Its like stepping into a whole new world! Visit http://cbt.gg/1a48OLa for our complete Windows 8 training course.
NuggetCast Episode 5: Server 2012 Failover Clusters
Welcome to NuggetCast. This week, we learn about Server 2012 Failover Clusters! We'll use a bizarre analogy to explain the basics of failover, then get some whiteboard training from Tim Warner to learn the details of how it works. We'll chat with trainer Tim Warner about some additional failover issues and explore the many Server 2012 training options available at CBT Nuggets. Stay in the game with effective failover clusters! Visit http://cbt.gg/L6OdfV for our complete Windows Server 2012 training series.
NuggetCast Episode 4: SalesForce
This week, we learn about SalesForce! We'll discuss what SalesForce is, how it works and why its an essential tool to sales professionals. Then we'll chat with trainer Jim Anthony to answer some user submitted questions about SalesForce and tips for sales success in today's economy. Finally, we'll give you a preview of the full SalesForce Training and the Microsoft Project 2013 series. Its time to become knowledgeable in the force.. SalesForce! Visithttp://cbt.gg/KEWxDo for our complete Salesforce training course.
NuggetCast Episode 3: Hadoop
This week, we learn about Hadoop! We'll discuss why YouTube does not use Hadoop, and what the benefits would be if it did. Plus additional weird sounding technology training names available at CBT Nuggets. Visit http://cbt.gg/1eJxDf9 for our complete Apache Hadoop training course.
NuggetCast Episode 2: Jeremy Cioara
Welcome to NuggetCast, your source for getting the most out of your IT, project management and office productivity computer based training. This week, we learn about trainer Jeremy Cioara personally and discover why he is such an amazing trainer/IT rock star! Check out all of our IT training here: http://cbt.gg/L1M312
NuggetCast, Episode 1: AJAX
Welcome to Nugget cast, your source for getting the most out of your IT, Project management and office productivity computer based training. This week, we explore AJAX! Learn about how it works and hear from trainer Garth Shulte! Check out all of CBT Nuggets' programming training here: http://cbt.gg/1gH9bfQ