It was fine yesterday.
September 16, 2010 10:49 AM Subscribe
Need some help getting myself up to speed on being "the computer person." Just got a new job, which mostly involves handling lighting and carpentry tasks for a resident theater company. My responsibilities also include some IT stuff for their computer system. I'm looking for suggestions on how to be more of an expert and less of a-person-who knows-how-to-use-google.
I'm okay at solving my own at home computer issues and managed to goolefu and askme my way through my first big issue here. However, it took half my day. What can I be doing to learn more about how to do this stuff quickly and efficiently? Get A+ certified? Read an A+ book? I was a CS major in college, but that really means I know how to code and can usually parse instructions on troubleshooting websites and in help files. (I will also happily explain the marriage algorithm and red and black trees to you when I'm drunk apparently). It doesn't mean I'm up to speed on proper network security measures and the nuances of routing and server operation. So what are some books/forums/classes I should look into in order to get this up and running properly? Assume outsourcing will not be an option for the forseeable future.