MayFlash Magic-NS vs 8BitDo USB Adapter For PC and a Goodbye 2020

MayFlash Magic-NS vs 8BitDo USB Adapter For PC and a Goodbye 2020
This is going to be a quick post, because this is the end of 2020! Not a long time ago (probably in August 2020) I wanted to use the Wii U Pro controller and play some games on my laptop. Therefore, I needed a USB-Blutooth game controller adapter. My research came up with these two adapters that are $15-20: 8BitDo adapter (Orange) MayFlash MAGIC-NS Wireless Controller Adapter Support for these two adapters are still going. I recommend that if you buy any of these two adapters, then upgrade to newest firmware. One adapter had a firmware from 2019. 8BitDo adapter firmware upgrade tool looked polished while Mayflash was simple but straight to the point. These Continue reading

Free 200-201 CBROPS | Cisco CyberOps Certification Voucher from US Cyber Veterans Cisco Training Program

Free 200-201 CBROPS | Cisco CyberOps Certification Voucher from US Cyber Veterans Cisco Training Program
First, let me explain that I receive an email from someone or an organization asking if I want to participate an online class and receive a free voucher for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate exam. Of course there was nothing to do during 2020 because COVID-19 shut down most schools and entertainment places so I accepted the offer. But first let tell you I don't know how US Cyber Veterans Cisco Training Program (USCVCTP) found my email, but I believe the USCVCTP is partnered with Onward-to-Opportunity (O2O) and they reach me for the offer. So I accepted and then I wanted to know who or what organization was providing the funding. My quick research Continue reading

Netacad: NDG's Linux Unhatched and Linux Essentials review

Netacad: NDG's Linux Unhatched and Linux Essentials review
Okay, I have not posted anything for a long time, because I am very busy with studying the Linux fundamentals and something else. First let me tell you that I took some courses back in college (I believe in 2012-13) and I can say that I completely forgot 80% what I learned. So I hit the books and did some studying during this COVID-19 period. I am not sure if I want to continue learning Linux and take the CompTIA Linux+ (XK0-004) or the Linux Professional Institute LPIC-1 (101-500) exam after 2021. However, I do want to remember what I studied 7-8 years ago. Back in the day, I was energetic and curious about the Linux kernel and the free software that Continue reading

Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE)

This is just a quick post: The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) provides free online cybersecurity training to federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government employees, federal contractors, and US military veterans. I just wanted to share something while I was looking up free certification education that I am thinking of taking in the 2020 fall. Sadly, I could not find any Cisco Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals training/schooling. The Cisco 200-201 CBROPS is still too new, so I have to pay it out of pocket. However, I did stumble something for U.S. government employees and contractors, and veterans. So if you work for the Continue reading

Hire Heroes USA: Finding a job during these times

Hire Heroes USA: Finding a job during these times
Its been over a month and I have not yet posted anything. Well, I guess I was busy looking for a job during these crazy pandemic times. Let me tell you that I was looking for a job in February and the next thing you know there was COVID-19. Not a great time for job hunting. That is why I want to talk about a free service for military service members (and spouses) who are transitioning to civilian life or veterans that are looking for jobs. Hire Heroes USA is a nonprofit organization that helps people find jobs by providing some online tool/services. I learn about them when I got an email from O2O (Onward to Opportunity) and I signed for their help in Continue reading

Thank you O2O for getting my Security+ certification for free

Thank you O2O for getting my Security+ certification for free
Well I finally received the CompTIA Security+ certification and it's thanks to O2O (Onward to Opportunity). I took the test on February 18, 2020 and received the certificate in March 10. It was a tough test, but I believe that I only studied for like less than 7-8 weeks (5 days each week, each day was like 1-3 hours of study). Therefore, I barely passed the test. I recommend that you take the Security+ topics seriously as the exam cost about $300. I believe I spent 4 weeks on the videos and maybe like 3-4 weeks on the book. But first let me describe how I got a free certification from O2O. I just use a search engine and type "free certification for Continue reading

Free Cybersecurity Education for Veterrans, Transitioning Service Members, Military Spouse, etc.

Free Cybersecurity Education for Veterrans, Transitioning Service Members, Military Spouse, etc.
Today I want to talk about free education for people in the service that are: Veterans Transitioning service member within 180 days of end of active service National Guard Reservist Military Spouses and want a career in cybersecurity. Of course, you can find more information at Cisco's Networking Academy website for more information: Start Your Journey to a Career in Cybersecurity I tried it because I was studying for the CompTIA Security+ certification and I wanted to see if this can help me with my studies. I think it did help somewhat and I don't regret it taking them. So, if anyone who wants to pursue Security+, CCNA Security, or Cisco Certified Continue reading

Cheap prepaid wireless smartphone plans under $60/year

Cheap prepaid wireless smartphone plans under $60/year
I need to save money this year, as I just completed some certifications and planning to do more in the near future. Money problems is no stranger for me; therefore, this year my New Year's resolution is to save and have no money problems. I am planning to take the Comptia Server+ and maybe another test. The exams vouchers are in the range from $199 to $400. That's why I have ditched paying $30 a month for wireless service to a $60 dollar a year. A YEAR! I did some research and here are some plans that offer the cheapest plans that I could find. Keep in mind these plans are for people who don't talk, text, or download tons of data. For me, I don't call too Continue reading