Monthly Archives: August 2013

Melbourne ranked world’s most liveable city

Melbourne has been crowned the globe’s most liveable city for the third time in a row, nudging out Austrian capital Vienna in The Economist Intelligence Unit Survey.

In the review of 140 cities, Victoria’s capital was given perfect scores for health care, education and infrastructure.

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Positive experiences in the past create positive effects for the future

Course studied: Diploma of Software Development
Job title: Customer Service and Support Consultant

After qualifying in Nanotechnology, Rawan was working as a Scientist. Over time her positions reliance on ICT increased and with this, Rawan’s interest in ICT grew, so she decided to pursue a career change and shift into this field.

After researching options she decided to study at Computer Power. Rawan told us she decided to study at Computer Power as it enabled her to continue working full-time and study part-time.

A Computer Power graduate from the mid 1990’s, who is now the Customer Service Manager for an International Software house, rang Computer Power requesting assistance to fill a position that had become available within his Applications Support team.

Our National Placement Consultant, considered the requirements of the role and the personalities and skills-sets of the Computer Power students, and put Rawan forward for the role, as she was a great match for the company.

Rawan applied for the role as the challenge and long-term career prospects on offer appealed to her. Rawan’s application for the role was successful.

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Vendor Certifications

Are you committed to retaining current skills and knowledge in the constantly changing technological landscape?

Vendor Certifications give you specific ICT skills and knowledge and authorise you as a certified user for Vendor products. They are an extra tool to have in your job-seeking tool box and we know that they put you ahead of people without them.

We know that employers look for new recruits who have Vendor Certifications which is why they are embedded in our exams.

Vendor Certifications are an indication to employers of professional development and increase opportunities for employment and career advancement. They are fast becoming a fundamental part of IT education.

Computer Power students can sit their Vendor exams when  they have completed the relevant Project/Checkpoints, sat the internal exam with results over 70%, used Measure Up tests (averaging results of 80% or more) and upon receiving a recommendation from an Instructor that they may sit the exam.

With a diploma, Vendor Certifications and Job Placement advice and support, Computer Power ensures you are job ready!

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Computer Power team update – August 2013

As the number of students increases, Computer Power need to increase the number of staff to teach and support them. This month we are pleased to introduce Andrew and Matthew.

Andrew has approximately three years’ experience in the training and education industry; working for QLD TAFE and RTOs in Melbourne. He also has customer service and reception experience.
Andrew has completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is excited about the opportunity to be a part of Computer Power.

With a background in Education, and having recently graduated from Computer Power, Matthew certainly knows the ropes! Matthew completed the Diploma of Software Development and is now a Computer Power Instructor. Matthew finds being an ex-student an advantage as it enables him to easily understand a student’s perspective.

We would also like to congratulate James Degenhardt who is now the Head of the Student Services team as the Senior Academic Administrator, and Kate Smith who has now been part of the CPI team for a year.

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ANU launches Australia’s largest supercomputer

A $26 million supercomputer capable of completing 170,000 calculations for every human on the Earth every second was unveiled on Wednesday at the Australian National University (ANU).

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14 Ways to Take Your IT Career to the Next Level

Trying to climb the corporate IT ladder is tough enough, but differentiating yourself from the pack is even tougher. Learn what it takes to build a plan for success and get ahead as an IT pro.

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