As many of you know, I recently started a new gig. And so far, i’ve been preforming really well.
Our Vice President has added installation of digital presses to my workload, and I’m quite alright with that (they added a nice incentive for it).
I know the hardware, operation, and workflow of the equipment and industry really well.
One thing through me for a loop. The IT end of the install. I didn’t realize how little I really knew about networks and IT. I struggled terribly with the network terminology and getting the press on the client’s network. I know what an IP address is, and i’ve seen IT folks do their thing during remote connect sessions, but I had no idea what a Gateway was, or a subnet mask, IPv4 or something or other, Pinging devices, or how to generate a static IP.
Don’t judge me too hard (PD, you may judge as hard as you like - there’s something refreshing about it), I know a lot of this is simple, basic computer knowledge.
I’d like to ask what I can do, or if there are resources available that I could use to refine these skillsets.
Or, If any of you beginners in graphics , happen to excel at computers, I’d be happy to tutor graphics and print in return for some IT skills.