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OCTANE offers course on PC repair, troubleshooting

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By The Staff

The Oldham County Technology Advancement Network will offer intermediate computer classes at the Oldham County Arts Center in Crestwood beginning Aug. 4.

Classes are 6 to 8 p.m. and designed for individuals who are responsible for maintaining computers and networks in small offices, or those interested in networks, and the Internet, with considerable experience.

Participants will learn about:

•Computer hardware and repair: hardware basics, memory/CPU requirements, hard drives, printers; purchasing/upgrading systems; capacity planning; supporting Windows XP/Vista;

•Networks and wiring: connecting computers; cabling, wireless; network protocols, Ethernet; TCP/IP; routers, switches and hubs; setting up file and print sharing; setting up email accounts;

•Internet Connections: connecting to the Internet; high speed access; T-1, DSL, cable, satellite; firewalls; Web mail; Web searching tips; Web site development; Internet mail, web hosting;

•Security: preventing and detecting viruses, worms, spam, spyware, hacking phishing, identity theft; firewalls; cookies; recovery from attacks; physical controls;

•Servers: central file and fax servers; network operating systems, Microsoft, Linux; Small Business Server; Outlook Exchange, remote access, web

hosting; and

•User Controls: access control to network, internet; software licensing, copyright, piracy, concurrent usage; acceptable use policies, filtering, privacy issues

Cost is $75, which includes a workbook, textbook, tool kit and six two-hour classes. To register, call 241-6018.

OCTANE, a non-profit organization, includes technology companies and individuals who live and work in Oldham County. For information, visit www.OCTANEky.com.