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How to Learn Vue: 8 Vue.js Training Resources

There’s a relative newcomer to the world of JavaScript front-end frameworks that’s attracting a significant amount of attention among developers, Vue.js. In this blog post, I’ll tell you what all the buzz is about. We’ll look at the main points you need to consider to make an informed decision about whether to get on board with it. Finally, we’ll take a look at the best resources on the web to help you learn Vue.

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Data Science Technologies and Tools

Data science is one of the fastest growing career paths.

There may be up to 250,000 open data science jobs by 2024 in the United States, according to a recent InfoWorld article.

For companies and professionals looking to gain a foothold in the rapidly progressing field, there are many choices of technologies and tools.

Below is a list of the top Data Science topics, technologies, and tools to explore.

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How to choose between a procedure and a function in PL/SQL?


Only use a procedure when a function won’t do the job.

Oracle has been around so long and so many questions have been asked and answered in so many different ways that it can be difficult to find a definitive answer, especially to a best-practices type question like this one.

There are dozens of pages and blog posts explaining the basic differences between PL/SQL functions and procedures:

  1. Functions return a value. Procedures don’t.
  2. Functions are callable (with some restrictions) from within standard SQL statements. Procedures aren’t.

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How to Learn Microsoft Word: 12 Free and Paid Word Training Resources

Microsoft Word Training options include a live instructor, videos, books, and more. Source: yanalya – freepik

As an account manager at a Microsoft Certified training company, I’ve seen how Microsoft Word is an essential business tool. I’ve helped coordinate Word training for legal professionals, technical writers, executive assistants, policy analysts, and many others.

From talking with hundreds of clients, I’ve discovered that learning Microsoft Word is an ongoing process. Even experienced users can learn new tricks and save time with powerful tools like advanced styles and templates.

When it comes to Microsoft Office software like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, many of us are self-taught. While that might work to a degree, consider how much time can be saved when you learn the productivity tools in Microsoft Word. Think about how your documents would look far more professional by learning the Microsoft Word advanced formatting tools.

In addition to learning new tools and features of Microsoft Word, learning Microsoft Word keyboard shortcuts can also be a fantastic way to claim back time in your work day.

After talking with hundreds of Word users and expert Word trainers, I compiled a list of the best resources that have been shared over the years.

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Top Role-Based IT Certifications

The average IT professional has 3 certifications and most IT professionals plan to gain more.

With a fast-changing technology landscape, relevant certifications ensure you are ready to adopt new technologies and integrate new strategies.

Many blogs have reported on the top paying certifications, which is helpful if you are just starting your IT career, or are considering a career change.

Getting more into the specifics, we can also explore certifications based on role. For example, which certifications are best if you are focused on big data? Which are relevant for demonstrating your cloud expertise?

Here are the top certifications for each IT skill set.

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Role-based Microsoft 365 Courses

Webucator is offering official Microsoft role-based 365 courses that prepare students for the following exams:

  1. Managing Modern Desktops (MD-101)
  2. Planning and Configuring a Messaging Platform (MS-200)
  3. Deploying Microsoft 365 Teamwork (MS-300)
  4. Deploying SharePoint Server Hybrid (MS-301)
  5. Microsoft 365 Security Administration (MS-500)
  6. Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900)

You can learn more about the individual courses on our Microsoft 365 page.


Webucator Awards 2019-2020 Computer Science Scholarship

Webucator has been offering a scholarship for Computer Science students who show potential for leadership in the field of Computer Science since 2015. We receive numerous applications every year and it is always hard to choose just one winner. But we have to. The winner for the 2019-2020 academic year is Abou Diomande.

Abou finds the field of Computer Science rewarding because he gets “to solve problems that are going to help people and better our world” and because it is a field in which he “will never be bored”. After college Abou hopes to work as a software application developer. In a letter of reference, one of Abou’s professors said “Along with persistence, Abou has demonstrated curiosity in learning more about computer science and related fields, and seems to enjoy the challenge of building software applications. He also shows respect for others in his interactions with faculty and other students. These positive character traits are good indicators that he can achieve success in his continued studies and make a significant contribution in his future professional work.”

Congratulations Abou! You are the 2019-2020 recipient of Webucator’s Computer Science Scholarship! We are happy to award you $1,000 to be used to help pay for your education.