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CCNA Routing and Switching Certified

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In my last blog post I wrote about getting the Network + Certification and the Security + Certification from Comptia and I noted that my goal was to get my CCNA in 2019. Well I did it! Last Friday I sat for the exam and I passed the second of two exams and am now Cisco Certified CCNA in Routing and Switching!
I started studying in December of 2018 for the ICND1 which is the first test in the series. I mainly used Nexgent's class with Jacob Hess teaching and the Cisco Press book. I really enjoyed Jacob's lessons as he brings much energy and passion to his teaching on network skills and makes it very interesting to learn some things that may not be the most exciting to most people. I say that as many nights I offered to read my girls a bedtime story from the Cisco Press ICND1 book which they quickly declined saying it was boring and would rather I read to them from one of their Magic Tree House books. If I were being honest sometimes I would rather read that too, but I digress.…

Comptia Programs

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I am currently working on the more technical side of my IT career and my current company really loves Comptia Certifications. I'm wanting to get my CCNA in 2019 and they suggested I start with the Comptia Network + Exam. I attended WGU and through them I have access to books 24x7 which is a great resource on books. There I was able to find the original Comptia Network + study guide so I read it to start my preparation for the test. While I was in the middle of working on that I had an ad pop up on my Facebook for a $10 training for the Network + through https://www.nexgent.com/ so I signed up for the course. It is a video course and I went through the course while staying with the chapter in the book that went with it. I took all of the practice test in the book and through Nexgent very seriously doing deeper study on anything I missed. I then used Professor Messer's https://www.professormesser.com/network-plus/n10-007/n10-007-training-course/
just to solidify anything that I…

Are you ready for some football?

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Are you ready for some football?
For the past 8 seasons we've been providing a website and support for local photographer Russell Hawkins of Hawks Photos, building his website and uploading all of the pictures after each game. Last year we helped him move his website http://www.hawksphotos.com to a platform that handles all of his ordering, printing and simplified his processes allowing him to spend more time taking pictures and less time managing all of the behind the scenes stuff. His new website allows his customers to order directly from his site, select the size they want, and they can even purchase the digital download. Russell no longer has to print all of his pictures himself as this is done and they are mailed to the customers automatically. His customers can even have Hawks Photos printed on many gift items such as cups and t shirts.
This year we helped him migrate his weekly newsletter to a platform that will save him lots of time and allow his customers to manage their…

Boerne Lawn Care

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Boerne Lawn Care I am Brian Bond and I have been mowing the Smith Cemetery for the last 12 years and have also started mowing residential lawns in Boerne. The Smith Cemetery Association votes every year on a company to maintain the cemetery and they have chosen me every year to continue to care for this special place and I have been honored to continue to care for the property. 
I was recently contacted about this rental property in Boerne that has been vacant for awhile and the lawn was neglected. I was able to get the lawn back in shape to make it more attractive for prospective renters. I can help you make your property look great again!
Planting trees isn't actually on my list of services, however that's just what we were asked to do recently. We planted the trees using the best Miracle Grow soil and root stimulant tablets to ensure that the trees will be get off to a healthy start. We will also be maintaining this property. 
If you need lawn care services in Boerne and su…

Boerne Lawncare

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http://hillcountrylawnservice.com/
I have started mowing lawns in the Boerne area in addition to all of the other stuff I am doing. I will give you a free estimate and a fair price. I will travel to most areas around Boerne, Leon Springs, Fair Oaks, Bergheim, Comfort and everything in between. I am offering Mowing, Edging, Trimming, Mulching, Hedge Trimming, and just about anything else you could need. 

This was a yard that I mowed, trimmed, edged, and did some leaf and debris cleanup as well. It is setting vacant and they are trying to get some renters so I made it look more presentable. While I was working, I had two neighbors come over and compliment me on how good it was looking.  If you are needing your lawn mowed please give me a call at (830) 388-1835 and please like and share our Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/Hill-Country-Lawn-Service-278829429229349/

While you are at it please also visit and like my wife's Cakes page at  https://www.facebook.com/PollyBsCreativeC…

IT Best Practices to bring Value to your Organization

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I am a certified  ITIL Expert and can provide consulting, training and guide deployment in IT best practices. Earning the ITIL certification is a very challenging ordeal for anyone. It consist of taking 5 test over each subject area, Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operation, and Continual Service Improvement, and then a much more difficult exam called Managing Across the Life cycle which is inclusive of all subject areas. ITIL is based on IT Best practices in IT governance and helps IT operations to optimize their resources and produce a value based service to their organization. If you would like assistance in implementing some of these best practices in your organization please reach out to me.

Brian Bond Boerne Areas Covered are:
Service Strategy-
Strategy Management for IT Services Process Objective: To assess the service provider’s offerings, capabilities, competitors as well as current and potential market spaces in order to develop a strategy to serv…
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7 Bookkeeping Mistakes SMB’s Make

And How to fix them
Not Having a Written Budget Most SMB’s I have dealt with do not have a written budget that they follow on a monthly basis. As a business owner, you are responsible, not only for solving your client's issues and developing solutions for them, but also for developing processes for your business that will allow you to remain in business as a viable, healthy company that can serve them for years to come. A written budget is the basis of this plan as without it, you are running your business blindly, and it can be just as dangerous as driving your car down the road blindfolded. Of course, you wouldn’t do that, but why would you run your business blindfolded not having a budget to steer you to make informed decisions. Most people are under the impression that developing a budget is very difficult and that it can be constraining. However, just the opposite is true. A proper budget is not a final say but a guide to help your business oper…