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CDC Internship Week 14

This has been another exciting week with my internship as it draws to an end. As I’ve stated in previous postings I have been accepted as and treated as just one of the employees not just an intern. This was extremely apparent when I stopped by our Administration building to update my Smart Card and

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CDC Internship Week 13

Well this week has been an exciting one in regards to my learning and professional growth. One of my goals during this entire endeavor has been to acquire as many industry related trade certificates as possible. The biggest benefit is that I’ve been able to apply what I have learned at Point Park University and

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CDC Internship Week 12

This Friday was rather brief being Thanksgiving week. I think the most frustrating thing was that most of the people I had to make contact with on my ticket were gone or left early for the holiday. This has given me time to focus on brushing up on some of learning. One of the biggest

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CDC Internship Week 11

This week was very routine in my duties.  I responded to multiple tickets dealing with updating and installing required security patches on various lab devices. I think the biggest lesson learned is having to muster the patience for the customers that lie and come up with excuses as to why they want to violate policy.

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CDC INTERNSHIP WEEK 10

This week was spent trying to upgrade with a  more difficult task of updating older laboratory devices to our new operating system. Some of these devices were so old they still had 3 ½” floppy disk drives installed on them. The main difficulty is the older towers were configured in RAID with their multiple drives

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CDC INTERNSHIP WEEK 9

This week I was able to focus on some security learning. Specifically, dealing with the removal of encrypted drives. Removing an encrypted drive automatically triggers Bitlocker and locks out the hard drive of the device from being accessed. This causes us to have to wait for security to provide us with the forty-eight digit recovery

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CDC INTERNSHIP WEEK 8

This week we continued the upgrade of our devices to the new operating systems. The biggest learning experience this week is the number of older devices and attempting to install our Image on them. These computers are on the bare minimum of requirements that are needed to run the OS. I found that some of

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CDC Internship Week 7

This week was a rather uneventful week as I had suffered a flair up of several of my health conditions which extremely limited my mobility. What I appreciate most is that my supervisor Sheila is completely understanding of my disabilities and is kind enough to adjust my due dates for ticket assignments. I am thankful

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CDC Internship Week 6

The learning lesson for this week was addressing the issues that come with encryption of new devices and how the TPM locks out the computer on certain situations. If we fail to disable the encryption software while updating the BIOS the computer will be locked out. This will also occur when removing the hard drive

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CDC Internship Week 5

Another week of upgrading operating systems. The most interesting event of the week was a practice in patience and understanding for a client that was not as technologically savvy. Our department had upgraded her computer to the new operating system and she had called to complain with our supervisor Sheila to complain that her computer

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