Holiday Sale - Get the full Library Suite with 1 year access for only $495 (reg $895) SEE DEAL ❯
⚙ LabSim will be unavailable on Wed. June 20, 2018 from 10:00pm to 10:15pm MST for planned system maintenance. Questions? Contact Support
Login Free Trial
TestOut lab simulation

Advance Your IT Career

GET FULL ACCESS TO ALL COURSES FREE FOR 7 DAYS. Choose your training. Start Your Free Week

IT Insights Blog — Microsoft

Get to Know the New Server Pro

Posted by TestOut Staff on

It's a pleasure to serve you.

If you flip open a current dictionary, you'll find two primary definitions of the word "server." The first refers to people and objects: A server is a thing or individual who "provides a service or commodity, in particular." In the United States and Canada, "server" also is used more specifically for a waiter or waitress in a restaurant. A server assists with the Eucharist in Christian religious practice, and a sideboard or stand where food is placed is also a server.

Read more →

The Cloudy Future of Windows

Posted by TestOut Staff on

Where do you want to go now?

Twenty-four years ago, Microsoft launched one of the best remembered ad campaigns in the history of Madison Avenue. The focus of the campaign, albeit elliptically, was the then-pending release of Windows 95, the 15th iteration of the world's most ubiquitous (even at the time) computer operating system. The tag line, "Where do you want to go today," is still alive and well in the vernacular.

Read more →

Back to Square One

Posted by TestOut Staff on

Are You Ready for Some Football?

The origin of the phrase "Back to square one" is highly disputed among etymologists. Some believe the term derived from the popular board game Chutes and Ladders, while others claim its origins must come from the playground pastime hopscotch. Another popular theory is that the phrase originated with BBC radio commentators calling a game of football. (That's "soccer" to all of our American readers.)

Read more →

25 Years of TestOut

Posted by TestOut Staff on

Happy 25 Years!

WOW! What a week this has been. The country has gone to the polls and elected a new president, the stock market is up, and TestOut just celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Back in 1991, Noel Vallejo was working for a major IT company. One afternoon he was called down to HR and informed that he was one of a large number of employees who were soon to be ex-employees. He went home with no idea what to do. His twin daughters were too young to know what was going on, but his wife cried with worry about how they were going to make it.

Read more →

TestOut's New Client Pro

Posted by TestOut Staff on

Thumbs Up

Now that All Hallows' Eve has come and gone, goblins, ghouls and IT students everywhere are ready to get serious about the holiday season. In less than three weeks we’ll be enjoying Thanksgiving, gorging on turkey and watching football games. Then one month later the big day arrive — Christmas! In anticipation of frenzied gift-giving TestOut is signaling a December update to their ever-so-useful Client Pro course.

Read more →