Microsoft Technical Help Desk Certification Achieved!

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I am now emotionally drained. Three tests in one day. I really need not to do this again, and not so close to the last testing date. This test was very easy after understanding and achieving the Computer Tech Support certification from BrainBench. I think after this, I’ll attack some Windows 7 Certifications.

 

Customer requirements analysis Certification Achieved!

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Three Tests in one day! Customer Requirements Analysis was a quick and easy set with my background in Project Management and creating materials for ASPE. Thanks BrainBench!

Computer Tech Support Certification Achieved!

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Today I took three tests within one day. WHEW. Lots of writing required today. This test required a lot of material study and some research into the tech documents on my office computer and a few of the older computer manuals in my home studio. BrainBench hit this test right on point!

 

Project Management Certification Achieved!

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Project Management Certification Achieved!

It has been a while since my last certification for project management was achieved, so I determined to re-up my certification with BrainBench. Project management is one of those disciplines in which revisiting past themes and getting aware of updated technology and software tracking systems can be extremely helpful and vital to effectiveness moving forward in the discipline and in the workplace.

Tyler Dockery achieves Project Management Certification at a Master Level with Brainbench.com
Tyler Dockery achieves Project Management Certification at a Master Level with Brainbench.com

Project Management Certification Achieved!

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At 3:00pm On April 14th, 2000 I attended Project Management Certification presented by Skillpath at the Inforum in Atlanta, GA.

Project Management Certification Achieved!

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As a designer with Environmental Graphics in Lawrenceville Georgia, I was elected to move up into management, and so have been allowed to take Project Management professional development through SkillPath. Over several days, I learned how to manage, work on large projects, avoid scope creep, how to effectively communicate and contract vendors, etc. These training days leaned heavily on mitigating risk, understanding critical chain decisions, and understanding risk in terms of cost/ease of implementation. I can really see this training having a major effect on how I conduct business and approach projects in the future.

 

BFA Design from UNC-G!

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At 6pm On December 18th, 1998 I attended the 1998 Winter Commencement Ceremonies presented by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro at the Greensboro Convention Center in Greensboro, NC.

Received my BFA in Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro!

Tyler Dockery attended UNC-G, receiving his BFA in Design in 1998
Tyler Dockery attended UNC-G, receiving his BFA in Design in 1998

Today I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design with a specialization in Graphic Design and Mutlimedia. Hooray!

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the highest undergraduate degree that you can receive in the arts, with the Bachelor of Arts as a lesser degree requiring no foreign language or upper-tier courses. In short:

How Fine Arts Degrees Stack Up

Here is the breakdown of visual arts to liberal arts credits that you will encounter in a BFA or BA program:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: A BFA requires that approximately two thirds of the course work focus on the creation and study of visual arts, and one third of the course work focus on liberal arts (history, literature, psychology, etc.).
  • Bachelor of Arts: For a BA, the course work ratios are flipped, with a two thirds focus on liberal arts and one third focus on visual arts.

These ratios hold true across all establishments of higher learning. The type of degree, not the institution, determines the amount of visual arts to liberal arts you will study.

Tyler Dockery Attended UNC-G (new logo shown) receiving a BFA in Design in 1998
Tyler Dockery Attended UNC-G (new logo shown) receiving a BFA in Design in 1998

I chose to take the BFA degree track in design because I want to teach graphic design at the collegiate or university level. To do this, I would have to really get into the field and get to know all facets of design. The BFA program at UNC-G  ( http://www.uncg.edu will open in another window) has a focus on both the traditional design methodologies such as drawing, sculpture, color theory, painting, etc., coupled with an emphasis on software and multimedia design. This dual-emphasis on the old and the new will really give me a boost in the workplace (hoping).

 

Software I learned in school

  • Adobe Photoshop 3.0
  • Adobe Illustrator 2.0
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Pagemaker
  • Quark XPress
  • Hypercard
  • Supercard
  • Aldus Freehand 5.0
  • Macromedia Flash 2.0
  • Macromedia Director
  • Some HTML

Where did you go to school, and what did you learn? Let me know in the comments area!

Graduated from C.E. Jordan High School!

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At 6:00pm On May 5th I attended The Class of 1994 Graduation presented by C.E. Jordan High School at the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

Graduation from C.E. Jordan High School!

Today I graduate from High School. Hooray! I graduated from C.E. Jordan High School in Durham, NC. I have received acceptance letters from East Carolina University ( http://www.ecu.edu will open in another window) and University of North Carolina at Greensboro ( http://www.uncg.edu will open in a new window). I hope to study Art and someday become a famous photographer!

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Tyler Dockery attended C.E. Jordan High School from 1990-1994.