INTRO TO eT&D
Thanks to Jerone Farley for concise presentations at both meetings. Thanks to Anne Faulconer for the following write-up.
UK’s online training resource, eT&D, is free for all UK employees and students. eT&D offers online courses, books (technical references), Brainbench Exams, certification plans, and customized development paths, all at your fingertips. Courses range from beginner to expert levels. By logging in to eT&D, you'll find everything from convenient “just in time” lessons to complete learning opportunities to help you reach your academic and professional goals. What's more, eT&D allows you to learn from any computer desktop or your own laptop, completely at your own pace! Whether you are looking for a quick bit of information or want to learn an entirely new skill, eT&D offers the information to you anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace.
Sign up for a catalog library of courses and start learning at your own pace. For example, MS Office and other business-related applications can be found in the Office Productivity library; Web design, programming, and networking courses are in the Computer Professional library, etc. You can add more than one library to your training plan.
eT&D Has Everything You Need for Just-in-Time or Skills Training:
Contact Anne Faulconer at 257-3856 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or assistance
- Self-paced Courses
- Reference sources such as online books and message boards
- Brainbench.com Exams for certification and skills assessment
- Customized learning paths created just for you
Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP) - www.mc.uky.edu/scahip/
Virtual Server: What and Why (carried over from August for South Campus)
by Karl Lawrence
A virtual server is a method of partitioning a physical server computer into multiple servers so that each server has the appearance and capabilities of running on its own dedicated machine.
Okay, so what does that mean?
- Each virtual server can run its own full-fledged operating system.
- Each server can be independently rebooted (so you don’t crash the entire system, just your server).
- You can install almost any software which can run on the OS (a lot more autonomy in controlling the server).
- It’s cheaper that buying your own dedicated server.
But, as with all things, there are downsides;
- Unlike hosted sites, you have to maintain the server yourself (you need a webserver administrator).
- Not all software will work in a virtual environment (firewalls, antivirus and even virtualization software – don’t worry about the firewall if your virtual server is part of a UKIT or MCIS server, it is behind the campus firewall).
So to wrap things up, if you are looking for a dedicated server, but at a lower cost, a virtual server may be right for you.