All MATC IT Network Specialist students have access to free software alliances. The college has alliance with Microsoft, VMware and CBT Nuggets to provide free software and videos for your education.
How does it work:
College pays subscriptions to the vendors. Currently MATC has alliance with Microsoft, VMware and CBT Nuggets to provide free software for the students.
When you register for IT computer support course, you are automatically enrolled into the free software alliance program.
At the beginning of each semester you receive your account information and registration instructions via email.
If you are having trouble with the subscriptions, your instructor will be able to help you out.
Microsoft DreamSpark Program
Microsoft DreamSpark accounts are created/activated every semester. The Student Software page contains the webstore URL and dates when user accounts will be created/reactivated.
Watch this video to learn how you can access Microsoft DreamSpark program and download software for your education and self development.
The Microsoft DreamSpark program allows the student to obtain software from Microsoft for free. MS Office is not included in this program. You will receive an email approximately two weeks into the semester from the Microsoft site with information on how to access the site. The email maybe tagged as SPAM. Make sure not to delete this message by mistake.
This software is for academic purposes only. The sale of it is obviously prohibited. Here’s a link to EULA – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/academic/bb250622
Webstore URL for students – http://goo.gl/enop2L
VMware Academic Program
Webstore URL for students – http://goo.gl/YNx2BOM
VMware’s website has the manual and free online training available for VMware Workstation – http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation/resources.html
Accessing and downloading VMware software
The following three-part screencast demonstrates the configuration of simple client server based environment:
(#1 – Creating a VM from an ISO)
(#2 – Configure VMware network settings to use isolated network)
(#3 – Setting up a domain controller, joining the client to the domain, and creating a user and logging into the domain).
Accessing CBT Nugget Videos
Check out the LabSim Orientation screencast by Tony Stanislawski
Opportunities for interns, students and graduates are regularly posted onto the TechConnect Job System.
click the Students & Graduates box.