My name is Rick (the R in R U Computing Now) and my career in digital computers spans a period of over 30 years. I received my original IBM Diploma in San Jose California on December 9, 1982. During this time I have had to adapt and evolve numerous times as technology has changed. Along the way I have taught many times, whether it was one-on-one or in a classroom environment. I have written curriculum for teaching Outlook, Lotus 123, Word Perfect, and computer business, and I have taught 100's of end users how to function and survive in the computer world when they received their new computers. In December of 2006 I received an IT Security Diploma from St. Petersburg College in Florida that is similar to, and in fact based on, the ISC2 CISSP security certification.
Over the years as each generation grows into adults, the awareness of computer concepts that each person is exposed to has gotten stronger and more ingrained in the overall educational environment. Because of this reason, most individuals only need to learn the new environment that they are trying to function in. I find that I am able to communicate this information in a concise and fun way in down to earth English, not Computer-ese.
My method of teaching the subject matter is to teach the fundamental concepts involved, and then teach the specific program functions that accomplish the task at hand. By taking this approach over time, the specific commands may change, but the how you get there will change little, and you will be able to learn the newest programs much more rapidly and effectively. As technology adapts and changes, you will feel comfortable taking on any new environment as you take care of the day's tasks at hand.
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