Kent State University is hosting me today to talk about penetration testing and what it can do for your company security.  The topic is titled “Penetration Testing: A proactive approach to secure computing” and the slides are provided below. Penetration testing: A proactive approach to secure computing – Eric Vanderburg – Kent State University from Eric Vanderburg
I am studying to take the CWNA (Certified Wireless Network Administrator) exam.  I plan on taking it in 3 weeks and I have been studying for 2 so far.  I usually spend a little more time on a certification but I am teaching a computer hardware course in 3 weeks and I want to have this certification behind me so I can concentrate on the class.  I found an online study group which has not worked out well so far but I hope to have more communication in the future. …

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I plan to take the next Cisco test soon.  It will be nice to have the Cisco preparation over and done with.  I am eager to start on my next project.  I am looking at a wireless certification. I went to a Renaissance Fair over the holiday.  It was a nice break from the usual.  I took a few pictures but I ran out of space on MSN spaces.  We saw a number of good events and looked at many crafts.  I wish I had a little more artistic skill…

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As some of you know, I bought an Apple Cinema HD 23" widescreen display about 6 months ago.  I still love the beautiful picture and high resolution it offers.  Here is another interesting thing about Apple monitors that I found on Engadget. Unknown to many Apple retail store customers, especially those dialing AppleCare for help with the matter, at the manager’s discretion any retail store is able to replace displays, laptops, or iMacs with even a single dead pixel, regardless of location. Even displays that exhibit dead pixels within the…

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I was named Instructor of the Month for August.  I am very happy for that.    In other news, I am working on my CCNA and I plan to work on my CWNA after that. 
A new quarter is starting on Monday.  I will be teaching Programming 1, Career Development and Packaged Applications.  I was going to get some things from a coworker that have to deal with my Packaged Applications class but I have not went into work in the last few days.  I guess I will have to structure my syllabus without looking at his information first.  My plan is to give them a syllabus but to hand out the assignment list later so that I will have more time to prepare it. …
On Friday I went to an event in Columbus called Teaching Technology in 2005.  I learned a few things that might help me in my classes and I met a number of new people.  There were professors from all over at the event and each of them is teaching computers.  I also got to meet my book rep and I will soon be on the list to order books from Thompson Publishing.  I can order whatever ones I want and they will be shipped to me free of charge. The…

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This week I am teaching on protocols in my networking class. I love the topic and I got excited when I noticed what this chapter was about but I am sure my students will feel differently. I was preparing and I found there to be about 25 acronyms that they will need to learn. They are not so good at memorizing acronyms so I am sure they will complain a bit. On the bright side, this is the first chapter with real networking "meat" so I am excited. I think…

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I interviewed for a position as the Computer Networking Technology professor at Remington College on Monday. After the interview, I was asked to come back and give a sample lecture. In the lecture, they had students do various disruptive things so I had to maintain order in the classroom. They also asked a few questions that were meant to lead me in the wrong direction. I guess I did ok because they offered me the job afterward. I am really excited. Thanks everyone for your prayers. I guess the next…

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I gave a presentation on robotics today and it went very well. The presentation was supposed to be 45 minutes but the other presenter could not make it so I talked for 70 minutes including answering quite a few questions.  Japan is well known for their robotics so it was a great honor to be able to talk about Robotics here.  I really enjoyed speaking with others on the topic at Kansai Gaidai University. You can view the presentation here: https://www.slideshare.net/secret/K7IOX99KfYRp30