Because the IT field is an ever-evolving area, working with businesses to acquire equipment to provide a better learning experience is a must. We have worked with many businesses to better educate our students with real-world equipment for more hands-on time.
Synology, Inc. is one case in which we have been able to improve the curriculum with equipment we received from them. Being able to secure nine NAS boxes for our ITNET-158/159 classes has allowed us to give students hands-on experience with real hardware. Before, students had access to virtual storage – but never could hot swap drives or see what happens when a drive is pulled.
Click the image to the left to read more about how Synology and MATC worked together to better educate our students.