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Top 5 Free Coding Programs for Kids

Coding Programs have become a trend in the field of education. Today, children ages 8 to 16 are now involved in the art of technology through an integrated user experience in software applications. The current technology offers coding programs as a portal to children’s innovation in transforming ideas into simple websites and games like Minecraft Mods with creativity, problem-solving skills, and utmost self-confidence.

A child’s curiosity should not be a dead-end in a series of questions. Rather, a child should get engaged with the real-time experiences to build insights in basic coding program through these Top 5 Coding Programs for Kids.

 

Coding Program and Its Benefits

 

In simple words, coding is an act of writing to program a computer for a particular task. If the coding is right, then the computer responds well. As a general rule, coding should not be confused with programming.

Coding for kids takes another level of learning. It develops a child’s creativity, problem-solving skills, and confidence. In a closer look, a child’s creative expressions manifest through graphics and storytelling enhanced through sound logic which holistically boosts his confidence with integrated coding experience.  Nevertheless, the skill of coding a program will be an edge for a child’s future professional reference.

 

Top 5 Free Coding Programs for Kids

 

Khan Academy

 

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization providing free video tutorials and interactive exercises. It is dedicated to personalized learning to students who practice at their own pace in learning a particular topic. 

Learning coding at Khan Academy is convenient as it guides with interactive video tutorials and step-by-step challenges to practice newly learned concepts. Further, Khan Academy features “Hour of Code” — an activity designed on learning how to program drawings using JavaScript. 

Khan Academy can be downloaded on App Store and Google Play.

 

Code.org

 

Code.org is a website designed for K-12 users so students of all ages can benefit from their program.

Similar to Khan Academy, Code.org displays an interactive user interface through Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. It provides activities in which kids can interact with other users through coding. Some activities in the Hour of Code are Minecraft Hour Code, Make a Flappy Game, and Create your own Google Logo.

Today, Code.org accounts for 40% of US student users and 1 million teachers with over 77 million projects created. Code.org can be accessed directly through their website.

 

Scratch

 

Scratch is a free and convenient block-based programming language dedicated to helping users across all ages to learn the basics of coding, although designed for kids aged 8 to 16 years old. Mitch Resnick, who leads the Scratch Team at the MIT Media Lab, explained in a blog post, “Our ultimate goal is to help all kids develop their thinking, develop their voices, and develop their identities.”

Scratch features Scratch Jr. —  a software application that covers interactive stories and games for young children ages 5 to 7. In the process, kids will learn to recognize basic programming problems, build projects, and express their ideas through creative designs.

Scratch can be accessed through their website only on laptop or desktop computers. Scratch Jr. is available at Amazon, Google Play, and App Store.

 

Code Monster

 

Crunchzilla created Code Monster, a googly-eyed blue monster who explains, commands, and questions a kid on his coding experience. He gives quizzes and asks kids to write his code. 

He is also responsible to give feedback when a kid inputs a code.

If a kid has mistakenly come up with the wrong code, Code Monster continues by example. Although a little time for kids to figure out where they went wrong, it is the best exercise for their analysis.

Code Monster can be accessed through their website.

 

Blockly Games

 

Blockly Games is a series of educational games developed by Blockly. All of its code is free and open-source in the Blockly library. Kids can learn the basics of coding without any at par experience in the coding program.

Blockly Games features seven components that allow a kid to enable his problem-solving and logic skills. “Movie” is one of the programming activities using mathematical equations. Here, kids use math to animate a movie. After a successful coding can be published for the world to watch. 

Blockly Games can be downloaded for offline use. It is free and customizable to meet your needs.

 

Key Takeaways 

 

Coding for kids develops a child’s creativity, problem-solving, and confidence. And as a learner, the skill of coding a program will be an edge for their future professional reference. Being said, a kid should get engaged with real-time experience to build insights with the following free coding programs that can be freely accessed:

  1. Khan Academy
  2. Code.org
  3. Scratch
  4. Code Monster
  5. Blockly Games

Don’t let a kid end his curiosity with questions. Feed them with experience.

 

 

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The increasing risk of addictive gambling mechanics in video games

Those who enjoy playing video games know how easy it is to get fully absorbed into a game. A quick 10-minute play session can quickly turn into hours of gameplay.

It wasn’t all that long ago that enjoying a video game meant going to purchase it from the store and having full access to the game. However, in modern gaming, features such as paying to have to recharge or paying for special items are common.

To some people, having to pay to continue playing a game might seem like a minor inconvenience. However, for other players, the need to pay to continue playing a game becomes a compulsive impulse. This impulse is actually a form of addictive behavior. Many game developers are aware of this addictive behavior and are using it to increase their revenue.

Play-to-Win and Loot Boxes

Most games have the same basic mechanics, no matter the genre: to complete a series of tasks and unlock harder objectives. However, now that many games can connect to the internet, developers have realized that players will pay real money to complete an objective more quickly.

Most of the time, this payment happens in one of two ways. One is known as the “Play-to-Win” method, where players will pay to skip the objective or pay to unlock a new area. The other method is known as “Loot Boxes”, where players pay to receive a mystery “box” of virtual items that will enhance their gameplay.

Spending money to engage in games

Play-to-Win features and Loot Boxes require in-app purchases or microtransactions. Spending this money can become an impulse. People enjoy being able to advance in a game and feel satisfied when they’re able to unlock new content. Eventually, the brain becomes addicted to feeling this satisfaction.

This is a form of behavioral addiction, which is different than a chemical addiction. However, the need to spend, unlock new content, advance in the game, and feel that satisfaction is still a need for some people. To feel that satisfaction, many people willingly spend money on Play-to-Win features and Loot Boxes without realizing they’re addicted. It is a dangerous cycle.

Similarities between video games and casinos

Some people might find the gambling mechanics in video games hard to believe, but it is important to remember that casinos have used this technique for decades. When people purchase a Loot Box, there is no guarantee that they will get the items they need. This forces them to purchase more Loot Boxes.

People play the slots in casinos because they want a large money prize. Sometimes, they receive nothing. Other times, they only receive a little. But because the possibility of winning large is still there, they continue to play. Just like how people become addicted to casino gambling, they can become addicted to video game gambling.

Addicting games with microtransactions

Any game that offers microtransactions to continue to play can become addictive. One example of a popular game that is currently using these gambling mechanisms is Fortnight. While it is possible to play Fortnight without spending money, those who want to advance more quickly will need to purchase packs that grant them access to new items.

Other video games that have used microtransactions include FIFA and Overwatch. Even Nintendo is using microtransactions in Mario Kart Tour. It is usually easy to tell what games have microtransactions before you purchase or download them. For example, in the iTunes app store, apps will clearly state if they offer in-app purchases.

Beating the addition

So how exactly can you beat the addiction? Well, one way is to read reviews before purchasing a game to see if other players have concerns about in-app purchases. If they do, you know you’ll have to be more cautious when playing that game to not get absorbed into the gambling mechanisms.

Another way is to set clear limits for yourself. If you know a game offers microtransactions, give yourself a limit of how many Play-to-Win features or Loot Boxes you can buy in a month. If you like a game and want to support it, there is nothing wrong with buying a Loot Box on occasion, as long as you’re in control over your spending.

Final thoughts

Having an awareness of the addictive gambling mechanics in video games can help keep you from becoming too addicted to these mechanics. If you suspect you are already addicted to these mechanics, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional — behavioral addiction can be just as devastating as a chemical addiction.

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Fortnite's Legacy Look Controls Are Being Removed

With many considering the aim assist for gamepad users being a disadvantage, Epic Games is removing the legacy controls on March 13th.  In it's current state, gamepad users are able to track users through obstructions like smoke and walls.  Players with legacy controls currently enabled will have their controls set back to default settings.  Until the change happens, players who wish to preserve their settings may use the "Copy from Legacy" option and then manually disable the "Legacy Look Controls".

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7 reasons why video gaming will take over

A video game is interactive digital entertainment that you “play” via a computer, a game console (like the Xbox or PlayStation) or phone or tablet. 

The reason why video games are awesome, and extremely popular among all age groups is that people are trying to escape the real world and prefer to live in the virtual world.

There could be many reasons why video gaming will take over but according to me, they can be summarised in seven points.

People find it easy to find a community within the gaming world.

Technology has been a boon for some people while it is a curse for the others.

People find it easier to join a community in gaming worlds and make friends or even compete with one another rather than dealing with the real people.

It saves people from the task of handling tantrums, or mood swings of the people face to face.

This is proved from the following data. 

7 reasons why video gaming will take over

Source: limelight.com-How many hours each week do you spend playing video games?

Video gamers spend an average of 7.1 1 hours (seven hours, seven minutes) each week playing games. This is an increase of 19.3 percent in the last year.

Well, if you find that the servers of your country are particularly slow, then you can use VPNs and increase the speed.

The popularity of television as a means of entertainment is decreasing

According to estimates, there are 120.6 million TV homes in the United States for the 2019-2020 TV season. Whilst the number of TV households continues to grow, pay-TV is becoming less popular – the pay-TV penetration rate in the U.S. was pegged at 75 percent in 2019, marking a drop of almost ten percent in just five years.”- source Statica.

More and more people are turning to video games as a stress buster and for entertainment.

Easily downloadable games on mobiles.

Many devices are available to play video games but mobiles are the most preferred ones. 

7 reasons why video gaming will take over

How much of your total time playing video games is on the following devices?

(Scale 0-4)

Source: limelight

It is evident from the above data that people prefer to use mobile as a means of playing the game.

The easy availability of mobile phones and the compactness makes it a point to use them as gaming devices.

Due to this, the popularity of video games is increasing.

Career options in gaming.

Nowadays there is one more career in the minds of young people and that is to become a professional video game player. 

They don’t mind turning their hobby into a career which is evident from the below graph.

This has given a boost to the field of video gaming.

7 reasons why video gaming will take over

Would you quit your job if you could support yourself as a professional video game player?

 A shift in content consumption

There is a trend to watch online games on Twitch and YouTube rather than watching real sports on the television. Of course, online games cannot replace real ones.

 For instance, the overnight sensation “Fortnite”, reported 1.1 million simultaneous viewers on Youtube.

There is a paradigm shift in the way people want the content to be delivered to them, which makes video games a more popular option.

Requires less investment

Movies like ‘Star Wars’ require huge investment whereas video games do not require the investment of that magnitude. It is comparatively less.

Besides, there is a headache of approaching the celebrities and fixing the dates for shooting in case of T.V which is not so in case of video games.

Also, in television serials, there has to be continuity whereas in games they can be started from anywhere and slowly levels can be crossed.

Fictional characters are often used in video games and often a real game player substitutes himself/herself in that role.

This is one of the factors why gaming is becoming more popular than television.

Games are replicating T.V characters and T.V serials

Characters from popular T.V serials or movies are often animated and adopted in various games.

When people play games they shift themselves into these roles and it gives a kind of mental peace to them.

Besides in the case of T.V, people needed a television set to view it whereas in the case of gaming everything is stored on a cloud. Due to this, it can be accessed from anywhere and any device. 

CONCLUSION

So whatever be the purpose of gaming, be it a career, just for entertainment or watching people play games on Twitch, one thing is certain that video gaming will continue to be popular in the coming days.

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How playing esports influence education: 5 advantages

How playing esports influence education: 5 advantages

Introduction

Since the 80s brought home entertainment systems into millions of households, video games have taken a strong position on the market ushering new jobs, products, and ideas. It didn’t take long for organized competitive gaming (esports) to appear, with numerous tournaments attracting gamers from all over the world.

However, are esports valuable only to video game marketers and console manufacturers, or is there a deeper value? In this article, we are going to go through some of the benefits that competitive gaming holds for education.

Improved cognitive function

Doctor Peter Gray, in his article on cognitive benefits of video games, shows evidence that video games improve our spatial attention, memory, and multitasking abilities. All of these skills represent a significant set of personality traits that allow us to learn faster, adopt new ideas, and extend our ability to focus during class, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, or create a reasonable schedule.

So if you’re still coping with these cognitive functions, try pursuing a professional gaming career. You might not reach the top but you’ll fix those issues that stopped you from getting your college degree.

Scholarship programs

In the US, alone, there are more than 450 institutions of higher education that provide esport programs with full scholarships for students interested in pursuing this career. What this means is that we could expect, soon enough, many aspiring gamers signing up at a college much like basketball and football students do. It's general knowledge that most students get through their college only thanks to their athletic endeavor, while they’re provided with a reliable assignment guide to help them with their homework, essays, and other academic challenges that they might face.

Furthermore, students that don’t get an esports scholarship or attend programs that don't offer this sort of help, can easily fund their college by winning tournaments or stream their gaming sessions. These sorts of activities attract a lot of sponsors that would gladly help financially or in some other way like donating equipment. 

Socialization

It’s not a secret that a lot of gamers tend to keep to themselves, don’t get appreciated enough by their age peers, and have a difficult time socializing outside their interest group. Organizing esport clubs on campus gives a chance for gamers to find likeminded people and fulfill the social aspect of their college experience. The value of socialization goes beyond making new friends and potentially build college teams. Students can also help each other with other subjects, exams, homework, and other activities. 

A highly organized esports club could also attract students to enroll because they would be pulled by the chance to learn next to other kids that share the same passion for games.

STEM education

Studies confirm that video games like the League of Legends and others significantly improve skills needed for STEM (Science Tech, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. This is one of the reasons why almost every college holds a gaming club, if not providing a program focused on esports.

As we already said, the influence of esports on STEM education shows a positive return, mostly by raising interest with kids that propels them to learn more about video game development and the skills required to produce this sort of content. Recent statistics show that only 36 percent of US students major in STEM fields. Since gamers predominantly choose science and technology-related programs, it's easy to conclude that providing more space to esports in universities will help to keep STEM programs alive.

Stress relief

College is a stressful period of life for most students. For a vast number of freshmen, this is the first time to leave home and live on their own. Others have a difficult time managing their academic obligations and personal life which can be a source of serious stress.

According to an article issued by The Independent magazine, video games can serve as a powerful stress therapy, releasing the extra pressure and keeping us calm. Since our learning abilities suffer under increased stress, it’s easy to connect the dots and see how esports can help students focus on their college assignments.

Conclusion

Video games are fun, engaging, and a great socialization platform if you have the right approach. The influence of esports is not only visible in education it shows its face in marketing, movies, tech, sports equipment, and virtually anywhere you can think. Since this industry has such a strong impact on our lives, it’s imperative to understand this value and channel it properly because no concept is perfect.

Author Bio:

Joshua Robinson is a freelance content writer engaged with several essay writing services. Joshua seeks new ways to improve the everyday lives of his readers through informative and engaging topics. In his articles, Joshua uses only relevant resources that bring practical value.

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5 Tips for Young Players: How to Succeed in CS and Don’t Fail in College

 

5 Tips for Young Players: How to Succeed in CS and Don’t Fail in College

Smart and young CS players are well aware of the benefits of gaming. They’re not afraid to believe in their chance of making it big, so they’re often sacrificing the rest of their daily activities in order to become successful counter-strike players.

Regardless of your age, playing a complex video game like CS should never make you feel that you’re wasting your time. If your friends and parents judge you, they’re doing so because they don’t understand the value that we can extract through such experiences.

However, regardless of your age, you should never allow video games to make your life worse and stop your personal and professional growth.

When it comes to college students, there are many individuals who are sabotaging their future without even being conscious. Failing in college is not something you want to happen, especially if you’re committed to grow and become a responsible adult, and you cannot allow computer games to put you in that position.

In today’s post, I’m going to share 5 relevant tips for college students that want to succeed in good games like Counter-Strike more than anything else while still wanting to create a balance in their life. Pay attention and apply!

Establish Solid Objectives

To succeed at Counter-Strike, you need to treat your experience like a mission rather than entertainment. Getting to the top of the ladder requires a lot of work, experience, mistakes, lessons, emotion control, and so much more.

Therefore, establish your objective first and set a deadline. Create a strategy based on habits and keep repeating those habits until your objective is reached. For example, an objective could sound like this:

“I will pass X and Y exam by 20th of January while ranking up to Nova 2.”

Take that objective and give it your full attention, energy, and time.

Assume Responsibility for Your Growth and Actions

If you want to be successful at anything you do, you need to be responsible. A responsible person is someone who understands the impact of his own actions and the consequences that are about to follow. No lies, no blaming, no complaining.

If you want to learn more about responsibility, you should check the crucible essays and learn from the characters who are committing the most mistakes.

Either way, when it comes to CS and college, assuming responsibility is about understanding that you cannot ignore either. For that reason, you need to have a very well-defined purpose (as mentioned above) and create a solid action strategy around it.

Understand the Purpose of College

Before you go to class or write an essay, remind yourself why you’re doing it. You are here because you’ve chosen to be here, but also because you know that it will help you become a better person. Acknowledge the purpose and embrace it!

Important vs. Urgent

When it comes to balancing games and college, you need to think in terms of important vs. urgent.

When you feel like playing, ask yourself what’s more important: this game or this essay? What are the consequences of each action? What do you really have to do now?

Use this comparison and make smart choices whenever you’re not sure about what you have to do next.

Commit to Be Good at Everything You Do

If you want to be successful in life, you need to approach a winners’ mindset. Be great at what you do and never stop improving yourself.

Since you’re also in college, why not raise your standards and do great at school too?

It doesn’t have to be games vs school. It can be games and school!

It all starts with a decision. A commitment to be good at Counter-Strike, a commitment to finish college without problems, a commitment to live an abundant life!

Takeaways

The benefits of video games cannot be denied. The Esports industry is growing every year and the standards for reaching the higher leagues are getting higher every moment.

Succeeding in Counter-Strike takes a lot of focus and balance. If you’re serious about becoming really good at this game, you need to be serious about becoming the best version of yourself. That includes passing your college exams, eating healthy, sleeping enough hours each night, exercising on a regular basis, and so on. Take today’s tips into consideration and take action!

BIO: Joshua Robinson is a highly talented CS:GO player, academic tutor, and blog writer. He is passionate about gaming since he was a very young man, and he’s always been a big supporter of the benefits provided by video games. In his free time, he’s a father of three children and a supportive husband.

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How To Research For Science Assignment?

How To Research For Science Assignment?

Writing academic papers can be rather challenging and time-consuming. However, despite the common belief, writing itself isn’t the hardest part of the process. The hardest part is researching and collecting valid data that would shape your future assignment.

If you’d ask us “How to write a scientific paper?” – We would say that it always starts with thorough research! First, you need to get an insight into the topic, find valid scientific materials, assess your resources, and only after this you can get to writing your paper. Then how to research effectively? In this article, we are going to guide you through the whole research process step by step. Let’s dive in!

How To Research For Science Assignment?

Types of Sources

Scientific writing requires doing thorough research but, most importantly, it requires using only reputable and valid sources. Finding a few well-written articles on the chosen topic is not that hard. However, what is hard is to find legit sources that will help you add value to your scientific assignment.

Thus, before we can move on and outline the steps for effective research, it is vital to go over the main types of scientific sources to give you an idea of what you should be looking for:

  • Scholarly Publications – articles written by researchers, faculty, or other experts. As a rule, such sources report on original studies, which is why using them can be helpful.
  • Academic Books – other good sources to use are academic books. They are also written by experts and often cover not only a specific study and findings, but also include an overview of research and key issues related to it.
  • Government Documents – documents published at official government sources can also come in handy. They are considered to be valid and trustworthy and can provide you with the needed accurate data such as statistics, official reports, white papers, etc.
  • Theses and Dissertations – sources like theses and dissertations reflect the findings of an individual student's research. As a rule, they are quite detailed and can help you in your further research.
  • Additional Sources – additionally, conducting research for a scientific assignment, you can use secondary sources such as news, magazines, web sources, and others. They are generally not considered to be exhaustive but can help you gain a quick insight into the topic.

How To Research For Science Assignment?

The Scientific Method: How To Make The Most Of Your Research?

The best way to shape your research is to follow the so-called Scientific Method. Below you can find a complete guide on how to research for science assignment based on the main steps of the scientific method:

Step 1: Ask a Question

The first stage of the scientific method requires you to shape a question you are going to research. Simply put, your first step is to identify and develop your topic.

Picking a suitable topic is often the most challenging part of the whole process. The grade you will score for your assignment depends heavily on your choice. Therefore, it is vital to pick a good topic that is:

  • Corresponding with the given instructions;
  • Not too broad or too narrow;
  • Interests you;
  • Manageable (meaning there is enough information available about it);
  • Original;

As soon as you will pick a topic, it will be easier to shape the main question for your research.

Step 2: Do Background Research

The next stage is preliminary research during which you will determine whether there are enough materials available on the chosen matter.

Step 3: Construct A Hypothesis

If there is enough information about the chosen topic and you are ready to start your thorough research, it is the right time to shape your hypothesis (i.e. make an assumption on what results you expect to obtain).

Step 4: Locate Your Materials

Next, you can start collecting and locating material on your topic.

You can conduct your research in a library or online. It doesn’t really matter which option you choose, as long as you are picking trusted and valid sources (see the section with types of sources).

The main tip to make your research effective is to take notes. Taking notes at the early stage of the process will help you save lots of time later and will make the writing process generally easier.

Step 5: Evaluate Sources

Once you think you have all the materials collected, it is vital to evaluate each of them. This step will help you determine what data should be included in your paper and which won’t add much value and, thus, can be missed out. This step is especially important if you were using web sources as many of them are not reliable.

Step 6: Experiment

Sometimes, focusing barely on external sources is not enough to write a compelling scientific paper. Often, you will have to test your hypothesis by running one or a series of experiments.

Step 8: Write Your Paper

When you finally have all the information and findings ready, you can start writing your paper. If you are struggling with this step, keep in mind that you can turn to Essay On Time do assignment for me for help. Processional writers from such sources can help you save time and effort you would waste on writing a paper. Besides, turning for the help of pros can help you ensure a high grade.

Step 9: Cite Sources

Finally, the last, but not less important step is citing the sources you’ve used. It is vital to do it according to the specific college paper format defined in the assignment instructions. Citing sources properly will help you to avoid plagiarism and get a high assessment from your professor.

Final Words

Writing academic papers is never easy. There are many instructions and rules to keep in mind when working on your scientific assignment. However, if you can handle the research process well, it will take you half-way to success!

Hopefully, this guide will help you get on the right track and set the direction for your scientific research. Good luck!

Author’s Bio: This post was written by Jeff Blaylock. Jeff is a professional academic writer, whose job is to help students handle their scientific assignments. Throughout his career, Jeff had to deal with a wide variety of scientific assignments and, thus, knows better than anyone else what it takes to succeed. In this post, Jeff Blaylock shares his ideas on how to conduct thorough research for scientific writing.

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Top Online Training Courses to Pass Microsoft AZ-300 Exam and Why Practice Tests Are Helpful

Top Online Training Courses to Pass Microsoft AZ-300 Exam and Why Practice Tests Are Helpful

Introduction

As a starting point, the solid Microsoft corporation provides skilled data processing specialists with numerous opportunities to get their skills validated. With this in mind, expertsin Azure Architect Technologies should definitely become certified by Microsoft to become solutions architectsin the field.

To this end, they must sit for two Microsoft exams, namely, AZ-300 Practice Test and AZ-301. Here, AZ-300 test is the initial step of getting the role-based Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert credential. It's designed for experienced professionals who are familiar with the features of Azure Admin, DevOps, and Azure Development, and be extremely good at one of those areas, at a minimum.

This way, if you want to take this test, this article will be useful for you while containingcrucial resources you can use during preparation.Before that, the focuswill fall on theassessment details.

Technicalities of AZ-300 exam

  • Name of Exam: Microsoft Azure
  • Code: AZ-300
  • Number of questions: 40-60
  • Passing score: 700 of 1000
  • Question format: multiple-choice, build list, mark review, drag and drop, case study, short answer, and more
  • Price: $165

Going further, get to know that the Microsoft AZ-300 exam covers up to four varied domains. You’re most likely to come across the following:

  • Deploying and configuring infrastructure
  • Implementing workloads and security
  • Creating and deploying apps
  • Implementing authentication and securing data
  • Developing cloud and azure storage

Also, be prepared to the fact that the test content was updated on December 4, 2019. This way, candidates should now upload the skills paperat the bottom of the page to consult the changes.

Moreover, Microsoft AZ-300 exam’s applicants are presumed to be Azure Solution Architects givingadviceto stakeholders and transformingenterprise requirements into safe, and solid solutions. They are also supposed to possesshigh-level experience in different IT operationslike networking, business continuity, virtualization, security, identity, data management, disaster recovery, and governance.

Top Microsoft Courses to Pass Microsoft AZ-300 Exam

With perfect materials and appropriate guidance, exam takers can perfectly ace AZ-300 assessment. To prepare and ensure you pass this exam, it’s important to find reliable resources.

Approaching the preparation options, let’s discover online courses that offer an effective means to study through the objectives of an exam. These are created by professionals to make sure you match the exam requirements.

Here are some of the free yet valuable vendor-elaborated online courses for exam AZ-300 and other tips to help you prepare and pass this exam on the first trial.

  1. Architect Great Solutions in Azure Microsoft

This Microsoft official AZ-300 online course will help you develop skills in designing and building secure, scalable as well as performant solutions in Azure. The learning path encompassing 5 modules does this by preparing you to examine core and critical principles that every good infrastructure must have.

  1. Architect Network Infrastructure in Azure

Candidates will learn here on how to architect a flexible, secure, network infrastructure in Azure and connect local networks to the enterprise Azure resources. Still, there are some preliminary conditions like knowledge of network concepts, such as IP addressing and routing, network connectivity methods, such as VPN.

  1. Architect Storage Infrastructure in Azure

Take note of other extensive purchase-free courses prepared by the vendor, like Architect compute infrastructure in Azure and Architect infrastructure operations in Azure. With these learning tracks each containing a plurality of modules, you will get overwhelming preparation and thorough understanding of all the exam concepts.

  1. Microsoft AZ-300 Instructor-Led Paid Training

If you're looking for training from professionals for your exam preparation, then Microsoft supports you with another brilliant option. Courses like Deploying and Configuring Infrastructure, Implementing Workloads and Security, or Developing for the Cloud, 9 learning tracks altogether, are all there for your calm and deeppreparation in a company with a coach. So, just find a Microsoft learning partner in your country and train effectively.

  1. Microsoft AZ-300Practice Tests from Exam-Labs

If you’ve been a frequent user of Exam-Labs, then you’ll understand that they offer the best materials for all the exams, not only for Microsoft tests. Talking about this specific Microsoft AZ-300 assessment, the valid platform offers numerous mock exams and training packages to prepare for it.

Thereby, inside AZ-300 Premium Bundle applicants can get plenty of hours of preparation covering all the exam topics. The training is presented in 128 lectures, making it comprehensive and helpful for you. You can alsoget unlimited access to these premium fileson your PC, TV or mobile phone for a modest price.

Above this, you will be able to train with their practice tests for Azure-oriented AZ-300 exam. These questions and answers comprise over 247 practice questions carefully checked by IT experts. If you are on a tight budget, you can try out the most updated free exam dumps.

Moreover, the VCE Exam Simulator lets you practice thesemock tests and this tool also recreates the real test environment. You’ll as well get the reports to evaluate your weaknesses and strengths and manage your time well in the actual exam.

Bottom Line

To draw a line, you’ve read about the most effective preparation materials you need to prepare for your Microsoft AZ-300 exam. These online courses,as well as practice tests will not only assist you inobtaining the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert badge but also assist you in nurturing helpful skills. These capacities will help you get a lucrative job position as soon as you obtain this prestigious certification!

 

 

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How Can I Buy Bitcoin Anonymously?

One of the major factors that people do not compromise on in the digital world is privacy. In our world today, sensitive data breaches are becoming increasingly common and large technologies are deploying more and more sophisticated methods to harvest the data about their users. For all of these reasons, internet users need to do all they can to stay anonymous. It is also the reason why people that own bitcoin continue to look for innovative ways to complete their bitcoin transactions anonymously.

When cryptocurrency first gained ground in the world markets, people could easily buy BTC (Bitcoin) without the fear of having their data exposed to the world. Government regulations had not yet been put in place to curb this new online currency. In fact, most financial and government institutions couldn’t predict how fast and potent bitcoin take up would become. All this implied that financial regulations that demand that institutions know their customers hadn’t yet been implemented on cryptocurrencies.

Currently, the popularity of Bitcoin has reached almost every continent in the world. However, it is also evident to almost everyone that there is nothing anonymous about Bitcoin technology. In fact, it is commonly referred to as a pseudonymous form of online exchange.

WHY SHOULD I PURCHASE BITCOIN ANONYMOUSLY?

Every transaction carried out on every Bitcoin platform is documented on an online ledger stored in a set of blocks called a blockchain. This ledger is easily accessible to any Bitcoin user that is registered on the network. Records of the amount of bitcoin sold, the amount of bitcoin received and the address of the sender, as well as the receiver, are documented on this ledger. Check this website to learn more.

The physical address and identity of the user may not be publicly disclosed to others. However, skillful hackers can easily trace the identity of the bitcoin owner by using the IP address that is documented on the ledger. This exposes the owner of the bitcoin account to several risks. This clearly highlights the importance of purchasing bitcoin anonymously.

HOW YOU CAN ANONYMOUSLY PURCHASE BTC

Here are two effective ways that will guarantee the anonymity of your identity whenever you want to purchase bitcoin;

  • PURCHASE BITCOIN USING BITCOIN ATMs: This is one of the most secure ways that you can purchase BTC. If this is your first time purchasing bitcoin using a bitcoin ATM, there are a few things that you need to know. The first is that there is a difference between BTC ATMs and traditional ATMs. For starters, the first can only function when it is connected to the internet. This implies that your bitcoin ATM experience will vary. Most Bitcoin ATMs do not require any form of photo identification.
  • BTC PEER-TO-PEER PLATFORMS: These online platforms allow you to buy or sell bitcoin to fellow users registered on the same platform. The greatest advantage of using this kind of platform to purchase bitcoin is that both parties determine the means of exchange. This means that either the person interested in purchasing or the person selling bitcoin can choose an anonymous means of transaction.

When purchasing BTC on a peer-to-peer platform it is important that both parties set transaction conditions that will help protect their identities and transactions.

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Introducing Your Children to the Computer: 5 Tips

Introducing Your Children to the Computer: 5 Tips

 Nowadays, exposure to technology is ubiquitous and starts at a very young age. There is a general compromise that computer literacy is an essential skill both in daily life and in a professional setting. While the rate of computer literacy is lower among older people, it is virtually unimaginable for younger people to lack this skill - it has simply become a must. Nevertheless, there is significant debate surrounding the question of when exactly to start a basic course of computer for children.

Some think that teaching their kids such essential skills from a younger age offers them a competitive edge in this world, while others are worried about the dangers of exposing children to digital technologies too early. Among such dangers could be excessive use and addiction especially to computer games, excessive consumption of entertaining content over useful one, exposure to harmful content on the Internet and even to cyberbullying.

But as suggested in this article by the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, perhaps an even better question is HOW  exactly we introduce computers to the young. With enough control from adults and by following a series of recommendations, it is possible to make the best of these digital technologies.

Introducing Your Children to the Computer: 5 Tips

5 Key Recommendations

Don't Rush It

The American Academy of Pediatrics considers that children shouldn’t be exposed to screen technologies in the first 2 years of their lives. Some deem this estimate too conservative but the truth is that it is only after 3 years of life or so that your children can make the most of digital technologies. Before this age, many skills like visual perception or speaking are underdeveloped, so that kids can't grasp basic concepts.

Teach the Kids How to Treat Computers

As this wikihow article mentions, among the first things children should be taught is some basic computer etiquette. Typical examples include keeping food, liquids, and dirt away from the computer, avoiding risky maneuvers that can result in a sudden drop or a cracked screen, turning off the device after use. Only after these basic lessons are learned can a computer and children coexist.

Teach Your Kids to Search for Information Online

Information is considered to be the most valuable thing in our times and being able to locate it efficiently is a fundamental skill that benefits everyone without exception throughout life. One of the first things you should teach your kids is to run a basic query in a search engine. Show them how to search for encyclopedia articles, news, videos, images, show them that they can search for similar images by uploading their own images.

 If your kids learn their way online and how to find the information they need, there is little chance they will enter your room and ask will you write a research paper for me later when they grow up and go to college. Importantly, if you teach them to search for information early enough, they would keep refining these skills until they become true masters surpassing their teacher.

Introduce Them to Educational Games

Learning is always more efficient if children have fun in the process. After all, this is what computers, tablets, and smartphones excel at by being interactive and by making use of beautiful graphics. One key way to have fun is by playing computer games, although you should carefully select which ones to make available - only those that bring some value are relevant. Curiously, computer games can even help improve writing skills.

Limit the Amount of Time Spent in Front of the Screen

We all know how addictive our devices can be - even adults constantly fall victim to these. This is even more true for children who have a much more difficult time controlling their impulses and urges. Screen technologies shouldn’t be allowed to disrupt the healthy lifestyle, they should not interfere with traditional learning, with “family time”, with outdoor activities and playing with other children.

In Conclusion

Given the limited scope of this article, above, we list only a couple of important recommendations. There are many more though, such as making use of kid-friendly hardware and software, setting regular breaks when using screen technologies, using the eye care mode late in the evening to limit blue light that can disrupt the normal sleep cycle.  Yet another idea is to perform activities like coloring and painting on a computer. This is not only more ecological, but it also helps you avoid the mess and trains the kids in interacting with the hardware.

Importantly, throughout the process, appropriate terminology should be used, such as the “mouse”, “keyboard”, “delete”, “restart”, etc. so that kids get used to it. Most of the basic terms are fairly intuitive and easy to learn, but even if the children don’t yet know such words, it is a good chance to expand their vocabulary. By replacing these terms with others that you deem more easy to comprehend or memorize, you may actually do more harm than good. Anyway, kids absorb new information very easily so that any linguistic challenges would be easily overcome.

Author’s Bio

Connie is interested in educational policies, as well as various educational technologies and services. She often explores what these services have to offer and how they can be used to the student’s advantage. Connie also has a vast collection of posts that aim at helping students improve their essay writing skills.

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Enhance Your Gaming Experience in 2020

Gaming is a billion-dollar industry these days, and it’s not hard to understand why. One of the best things you can do to capitalize on this is to try to make the most of the gaming experience. Video games are no longer a solo activity for people in their bedrooms to enjoy. They are becoming more and more mainstream, as well as evolving into sociable events. 

This is why it is so important to make sure you focus on improving your approach to gaming and trying to get the best possible outcome. There are a lot of factors to keep in mind here, and trying to enhance your gaming experience in 2020 is so important. Make sure you look at what it takes to improve and enhance your gaming experience this year and here are a few great ideas that can help you.

Enhance Your Gaming Experience in 2020

Get a Gaming Chair

A gaming chair, in many ways, is seen as the pinnacle of the gaming experience. You need to do as much as possible to improve the process of gaming, and a chair is going to provide you with excellent comfort, as well as helping you to play in a more immersive way. This is something you are going to need to work on improving, and it can help you in a big way when it comes to having a better gaming experience. 

Stock up on the Latest Games

If you want the best possible gaming experience for 2020, you also need to make sure you have the latest and greatest games. And the best way to do this is to make sure you check out upcoming PC games in 2020. This is something that you are going to need to do if you want to find new games that are going to make your gaming sessions more fun and immersive.  

Use a Projector

Another excellent way of being able to improve your gaming experience is to use a projector. This can give you a much larger screen to play your games on and would be perfect for allowing you to have a more social gaming experience. So you need to look at how to choose the best projector for gaming, as this is a massively important part of the gaming process, and this is something to look into as much as possible. 

Get Your Friends Involved

Getting your friends involved is something that you need to consider when it comes to improving and enhancing your gaming experience. Do as much as possible to consider how you can do this, and try to get involved in some social gaming as much as you can. There are a lot of things that play a part in helping you enjoy your experience more, and getting your friends involved is something that can really help with that.

Enhance Your Gaming Experience in 2020

There are so many great ways in which you can work on improving your gaming experience, and this is something you need to make sure you work on. There are lots of incredible things that you can do to achieve this, and it is important that you make sure you make the most of this moving forward. Do as much as you can to enhance and improve your gaming experience right now with these great tips. 

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Best Tools for Students to Create Online Presentations

Best Tools for Students to Create Online Presentations

A great online presentation can help students to showcase their unique understanding of a particular topic. 

This format is different from the usual presentation you would present in front of the classroom. It can fit not only text and images, but audio, video, infographics, and other types of content as well. It helps you create an interactive experience for the viewer.

If, for example, you’re trying to explain how gaming affects your life, you won’t achieve the best effect through simple PowerPoint slides. You’ll want to include videos showing the game, infographics with statistics, and audio that features the powerful soundtrack of your favorite game. You can also include an audio with narration.

You’ll need special tools to create a great presentation online.

Top 3 Presentation Tools Online

  1. Timetoast

An online presentation doesn’t have to be presented in the form of slides. If you’re trying to tell a story, it’s best to do it in the form of a timeline. Timetoast lets you create a beautiful timeline that’s colorful, clean, and interactive.

It’s a collaborative tool, so it’s perfect for a team project.

To get inspired, you can take a look at the timelines featured at the website. You only click on an entry, and it opens a slide with multimedia content. You can do the same thing for your own project. 

  1. Assignment-Help-AU.com

Before you learn how to present an assignment, you have to craft it. Many students get stuck at that point. They have their topic and they feel inspired, but they can’t get through the project no matter what online presentation tools they use.

This is when Assignment-Help-AU gets useful. This platform connects you with professional authors and graphic designers. They can help you complete a really creative presentation.

  1. Canva

This is one of the most popular online tools for creating presentations. Canva lets you design presentations, social media graphics, flyers, posters, infographics, and other types of content. If you know how to use PowerPoint, you’ll handle this online tool just fine.

The special thing about Canva is that it allows you to create unique charts or diagrams in a matter of minutes. That’s a great addition to any presentation.

Presentations Are Fun!

If this is a project for school and you’re like most students, you probably think it’s boring. It doesn't have to be. You can find something fun in any topic. Find a way to connect it with your favorite games. If you’re covering a topic from the Victorian era, get inspired by Anno 1800. That’s fun, right? When you use a great online tool for creating multimedia presentations, you’ll enjoy the experience.  

BIO: Elizabeth Skinner loves two things: writing and gaming. As a professional writer, she creates blog articles, research papers, presentations, and other formats of content. Her goal is to inspire people to approach writing as a creative process that’s not challenging at all. 

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How to Choose the Best Short Throw Projector for Gaming

 

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Projection is one of the best inventions in the technology era and short throw projector the most exciting breakthrough in projection technology. With more advanced lenses and lighting sources, they are not only useful in movies and office presentations but also good for gaming.

Due to more improvement in technology, today's models are highly-advanced and provide high-quality resolution and brightness. And most importantly, they are affordable. However, people facing difficulty when planning to buy the best short throw projector as so many options are available in the market. To assist you in making the right decision and selection, we have compiled a detailed guide that will lead you to get the best possible short-throw projector to enhance your gaming experience.

Benefits of Using Short Throw Projector

  • Easy to install: Installation and integration are usually affordable and flexible when using a short throw projector. They are designed in such a way that you can either mount the projection unit on a wall or install it onto the ceiling.
  • Great for small spaces: You can enjoy a home cinema experience in the smallest of space with short throw projectors. They are capable to eliminate the clutters such as people walking in front of the projection image, and focus on optimizing the overall watching experience during movies or presentations.
  • Advance technology: Nowadays, most of the projectors are equipped with advanced features in terms of picture quality, contrast ratio, and lamp life. With these features, you can drastically improve the way you conduct your presentations.
  • Better gaming experience: Previously, projectors were rarely used in gaming because they were too long in size and had fewer features. But the latest model of short-throw projectors come with a clear LCD or DLP technology with a variety of modes, such as gaming mode.

Buying Guide for the Perfect Short Throw Projector for Gaming

Once you've decided to buy a short throw projector, it's important to understand some of the important factors to get the best value for your money. 

Brightness

One of the important factors that you need to look for the best short throw projector is brightness. It is measured in lumens that define the level of brightness a projector can produce or how bright the image will be on the projection screen. If your aim to use the projector is in a dark environment, the low lumens may be sufficient. However, if you plan to use it brightly-lit rooms, then you should not go for anything below 3000 lumens.

Throw Ratio

Throw ratio is defined as the distance of the projector from the screen divided by the width of the projected image. Smaller is the throw ratio, wider will be the screen image from a projector. A short throw projector has the throw ratio between 0.38 to 1. This means the projector can fill an 8-foot screen from the distance of 3.5 feet. Because of the small throw ratio, many people use these projectors for gaming as not much space is required to get a stunning large image.

Lighting Source

The lighting source is the most important part of projection technology. Therefore, it's necessary to understand the difference between the types of light sources before buying a projector. The DLP "digital light processing" projector uses a fancy light bulb or mirrors to project images that can burn out easily and need to be replaced. On the other hand, the LCD projector uses laser and LEDs to create an image on the screen. They are usually last long with little or no maintenance compared to DLP projectors.

Resolution

Another important key factor while looking for a projector is the resolution. We recommend a high-resolution projector with at least a native resolution of 1280x768 which is good for projecting image with a 16:9 aspect ratio. If you have a good budget and want to run high-definition applications such as Blu-rays and gaming systems, then the projector with 1920x1080p resolution will be the best option for you.

Connectivity

Last but not least, connectivity is another important aspect you should look for. Today, most of the projectors available in the market have multiple connectivity ports such as USB, HDMI, DVI, and AV ports. Some projectors are also available with wireless connectivity such as WiFi and Bluetooth. These features eliminate the need for wires to connect your laptop or smartphones.

Final Words

When choosing a short throw projector, you'll need to know where you'll be using it and your budget accordingly. We hope this buying guide will help you to find a suitable projector for your needs. If you have any concerns about this article, let us know in the comment section below.

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Mobile apps that are helpful for study

Mobile apps that are helpful for study

Smartphones have long ceased to be just toys for entertainment. They are actively used for educational purposes today. All necessary information is on the students’ fingertips. Young people can read online encyclopedias and textbooks, watch documental videos, contact essay and dissertation writing services and also install helpful mobile apps. This article is about the latter trend. The experts from Pro-Papers will consider the most popular mobile programs for learning and explain how they simplify students’ life.

Lecture capture apps

Most people do not like lectures because it is necessary to write a lot and listen to monotonous explanations of a professor. Have you ever felt a pain in a hand after such classes? This unpleasant feeling causes dislike for learning. Sometimes, professors dictate material way too quickly and repeat unclear points with irritation on students’ requests. As a result, some information can be missed. In addition, young people focus on writing instead of comprehending a topic, pay attention to routine, technical issues instead of gaining knowledge.

Thanks to rapid technological development, there are many lecture capture programs today. Yes, some people used dictaphones yet several decades ago. But today, it is not necessary to buy additional equipment. It is enough to download a free app to your smartphone. Also, it is much convenient to listen back, speed up and slow down tracks, cut out the most important fragments.

If you are an iPad user, we recommend trying SoundNote which creates video and audio versions of lectures. Office Lens allows photographing a whiteboard, converting an image into various formats, storing all materials captured in OneDrive or OneNote.

Revising apps

The programs from this group make learning vivid and fun. Considering theoretical material will no longer be perceived as something boring and tedious. For example, StudyBlue helps to create thematic cards based on course information. They will be of great use for checking your knowledge after learning each new topic, finding weak sides and rereading points that were absorbed poorly.

One more effective tool is GoConqr designed for creating mind maps, charts, cards, quizzes, managing notes, studying in a team. Exam Countdown will count days until exams so that you will not relax and study contentiously along the whole course.

Exam preparing apps

Examinations are the most important event of each semester, that is why it is necessary to use the best digital innovations to prepare effectively and pass this stage with dignity. Special apps will become your faithful assistants.

BenchPrep is an app for collective work. You can contact people preparing for the same exams, share quizzes, electronic lectures, notes, and other learning materials. If passing some standardized tests, you can enter its name in a search box of your application store and find programs exactly for this exam.

Time management apps

Students always lack time. Apart from educational responsibilities, many of them have a full-time job, a family, some hobbies. It is impossible to be equally good at all spheres if one does not manage time wisely. Proper organization helps to avoid worries, missed deadlines, sacrificing some life areas for the sake of satisfactory marks, allows learning productively but, at the same time, having enough free time.

Prudent students always used organizers, but with the advent of technology, it became much easier to compile a schedule and control one’s actions. In addition, a traditional organizer will not send you reminders. It is necessary to open it several times a day not to forget anything.

Planner apps will help you understand how much time you need to perform certain tasks. It often happens that students overestimate their abilities and miss deadlines or work in a hurry.

There is a lot of such programs, so it will not be difficult to find the one with a convenient and pleasant interface.

Bibliography apps

It is rather annoying to think whether you have indicated all sources and made it correctly. If you do not like compiling a work cited page for term papers and dissertations, programs from this category will simplify your work. Take advantage of EasyBib. It is only necessary to scan a barcode and indicate a book’s title to receive a duly formatted reference. You can choose among several formatting styles depending on instructions of your professor.

Video call apps

The most common and simple example is Skype. Having a good camera, you can communicate with a tutor from anywhere in the world, which is especially beneficial if you want to learn a foreign language from a native speaker. Also, your groupmates may not only explain but also show something to you, for example, how to make a drawing or conduct an experiment.

Wake-up apps

Is it difficult for you to leave a bed in the morning and go to university? Or did it happen that you turned off an alarm clock, slept through lectures and had problems? Then you need a special app that will require you to perform small tasks before it stops ringing, for example, Alarmy: Sleep If You Can. This program will also provide information on weather so that you can choose appropriate clothes.

Sleep Cycle wakes its users up when they have the lightest sleeping phase, monitors movements and time when a person went to bed. Thanks to it, you will feel better in the morning, have more energy and time for physical exercises and breakfast.

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Tottenham Hotspur Players With High Potential On FIFA 20

Gamers who play on FIFA, and more specifically, career mode, are always on the lookout for players that will soar in ratings through training and game time. These players can be affordable very early on but could be more expensive, the more seasons that pass.

One of the best clubs to find the best talent is at Tottenham Hotspur. They have enjoyed success over the past couple of seasons with the evolution of Harry Kane and Oliver Skipp also making his mark last season in the first team. There are a few players in the FIFA 20 that gamers can buy for long-term success. Here are a few of those.

Troy Parrott

Striker

Initial Rating: 64

Potential Rating: 85

There is a clear gateway to the first team for young strikers in the Tottenham academy, and that has been shown by Kane. However, one player that could be on the verge of making that transition is 17-year-old Troy Parrott. He has already played on one occasion for the first team this season, although that ended in disappointing fashion in the League Cup against Colchester United.

He is a speedy striker with a knack of being in the right place at the right time and can be brought for virtually nothing very early in the game. However, he never reaches the same rating as Kane according to Spursforlife.com, but he can present a good long-term purchase. Fans will be seeing a lot more of him this season, and his rating is only sure to increase the more that we see him on the pitch.

Tanguy Ndombele

Midfielder

Initial Rating: 81

Potential Rating: 89

It shouldn’t come as much surprise that one of the biggest growers for Tottenham comes in the form of their record-signing that they made in the summer. Spurs moved heaven and earth to bring in Ndombele from Lyon in the transfer window, and while he may have struggled to adapt to the Premier League so far, it would seem only a matter of time before he does.

That is certainly the case if FIFA is to be believed. Unless you start a career mode with Tottenham, you won’t be able to tempt them to sell the Frenchman until at least the next summer window, and he won’t come cheap. However, he is a perfect all-round midfielder that is talented on the ball and can also win possession back at ease. His strength is also astounding and would improve any team’s midfield.

Oliver Skipp

Midfielder

Initial Rating: 67

Potential Rating: 84

We briefly mentioned Skipp at the beginning of this article, but he is also one of the fastest growers in this edition of FIFA. He began to make his mark in the Premier League last season as he was needed to fill in following a build-up of injuries. He works tirelessly for his side and has a high stamina rating. His main skill-set lies in winning the ball back and passing. However, he will need to work on his shooting if he is going to add goals to his game.

 

 

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5 Ways a VPN Can Enhance Your Online Gaming Experience

5 Ways a VPN Can Enhance Your Online Gaming Experience

VPNs are great resources for data security while accessing sites and information online. A fact about VPNs that is not so well-known is that they can be effective at providing online gaming experiences if they are high-quality enough.

Here are five important ways that VPNs can heighten anyone’s video game experiences while online.

1. VPNs Overcome Geo-Blocking Obstacles

Many video game developers restrict where their games will properly function through geo-

blocking activation keys and obstructive technology. Geo-blocking was created in part due to gamers purchasing games from countries where the games are less expensive. VPNs can beat geo-

blocking because the technology relies on location-detecting technology that uses an IP address. As VPNs replace a user’s IP address with a different one that represents a location of the user’s choice, the VPN can overcome any geo-blocking. ExpressVPN notes that as VPNs can get around this geo-blocking obstacle, gamers can play even console exclusives from anywhere in the world.

5 Ways a VPN Can Enhance Your Online Gaming Experience

2. No Penalization for Bandwidth Use

Online games nowadays require massive amounts of bandwidth. Having access to high volumes of bandwidth should mean that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should not limit the bandwidth of these online game players. However, there have been stories of ISPs throttling bandwidth, regardless of whether its users have or have not reached their monthly bandwidth limits. This is due to the ISP’s reasoning that a given user is taking up too much bandwidth in a relatively short time-frame, such as the bandwidth that would be used up by an online gamer.

VPNs can provide a solution for online gamers who feel that their ISPs are unfairly penalizing them. A VPN can encrypt online traffic even during online gaming sessions. VPN users are untrackable by ISPs. Due to this, ISPs will not be able to punish gamers for their online gaming sessions.

3. Low Ping Times

For serious online gamers, ping is king. According to Player.One, ping is a kind of digital signal sent from a user’s computer to a given server and then sent back to the original computer; this process is done repeatedly throughout an online session to measure latency. Latency is a way of measuring the overall quality of a given internet connection.

High ping means long latency, and it will mean that it takes a long time to move data between a gamer’s computer or console and the host server being used to play the game. Long latency rates will equate to poor, lagging gaming sessions and frustrated gamers. Low ping means that a gamer’s inputs will lead to fast responses from the host server. It will also mean smooth and crisp gaming experiences.

VPNs such as this one can improve latency issues. If a gaming device and the host server are very far away physically, then the latency will get worse. With a VPN, the gamer can digitally locate themselves closer to the host server, which reduces the distance that the signal has to travel in turn. This means more consistent low latency periods and improved gaming experiences.

4. Out-maneuvering IP Bans

Emotions can sometimes ruin gaming experiences for others. Emotions can run so high that gamers may complain to the game gatekeepers and administrators, resulting in bans from a video game. Usually, a gamer is banned from a game through their IP address.

With a VPN, a gamer’s IP address is changed to a different one. This permits a gamer to continue playing their favorite games, even when other gamers attempt to prevent them from doing so.

5. Evade DDoS Attacks

Cyber attackers sometimes target gamers through a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. These attacks can shut down a website by overloading its system with more requests than the system can deal with.

When used on individuals, DDoS attacks typically target a user’s IP address. The attacker can flood a gamer’s network connection with extremely high levels of traffic, causing the gamer’s connection to be cut off. VPNs can evade these sorts of attacks due to the IP address being encrypted and completely invisible to DDoS attackers.

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What is the Difference between Xbox 360 and Xbox one?

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To answer such an interesting question, what is the difference between Xbox 360 and Xbox One? First, you should check the history.

The first console was launched by Microsoft, and about ten years have passed since its creation. The appearance of the console for so long has undergone many changes. The Kinect sensor was added and the hard drive became faster and with more memory.

Xbox one arrived in the Russian Federation in 2014. These two console models came in completely different configurations and the number of pre-installed games with licenses.

It is quite difficult to compare these two consoles xbox one vs xbox 360, since the latter belongs to a completely new generation and, by definition, should be much better. But despite this, it is worth comparing them.

What arguments can be distinguished for the previous generation console - Xbox 360?

First, this console is perfect for those who are going to buy a console for the first time. And no matter what player the age will be, it will bring joy to everyone! It is very good to play alone or in the company. In the ten years of existence of this console, the games have come out a lot and for a variety of tastes. You can hack arcades, realistic simulators, and colorful shooters. You can even play retro games: dandy or sega games by installing emulators.

And what is worth only a Kinect for Xbox 360! It is an exciting way to have a good time with your family, as well as invite friends. Kinect: the sensor is created so that the character in the game moves with the help of the body. The camera can track the player's movements and transfer them to the screen with amazing precision. With the help of Kinect, you can play both games of the sports and children's genre, and you can even find horror movies...

·        Kinect

There are several multimedia applications in the console software that are completely free. With your help, you can watch videos, such as your favorite cartoons or TV shows, and without connecting additional devices. He did not spare this radio and television prefix.

A strong argument in favor of the 360 is its price. After all, it's almost three times less than the price of the Xbox One. The games also cost much less. Above this, of course, it is worth reflecting.

How can you summarize all this?

The Xbox 360 is an excellent purchase almost perfect for novice players. And if the Kinect sensor is also included in the kit, it will bring a lot of joy and pleasure to both children and adults.

For sufficiently experienced and enthusiastic players, it is advisable to buy a model that has increased the capacity of the hard disk, up to five hundred gigabytes. This will allow you to write a complete library of games, significantly accelerate your loading and also save the drive.

Advantages and disadvantages of Xbox One

The console is perfect for fairly active players who love and await the launch of the new generation of games. Some of them have already been released, and for some, there is only one announcement.

·        Xbox One

This console can play the role of an additional console if the Xbox 360 is already available. After all, it is possible to transfer an existing profile. Also, Microsoft has announced that shortly the compatibility function with previous versions will be presented on the console, that is, it will be able to play games from 360a. It is possible to display the image from the console on a personal computer if Windows 10 is installed on it.

As a result, Xbox One is still too early to advise a fairly wide range of players, but for those whose age have reached eighteen and are familiar with Microsoft products, the new generation console will allow them to be at the forefront of the modern gaming industry while maintaining their achievements.

Conclusion

Someone will remain loyal to the old and good Xbox 360. After all, many games have been made, which you will not be able to overcome for a long time, not to mention that you passed them completely. Yes, and the price is not limited, almost everyone can pay for this console, especially if you buy it with this hand. Also, there are still games that are very popular to this day. Take, for example, the fifth GTA, who does not like to participate in the network, or simply drive, through a virtual city with friends. For many, this console is enough for the eyes, because the new one simply does not have enough money.

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What is the best configuration for Fortnite?

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Gaming is the act of playing video games. And in today's world, technology has given children this present. From generation to generation, gaming is widely practised. But it was not so long that this thing is discovered. Just to our previous generation, computer games have been introduced. And the video gaming zone is created on the verge of that generation and ours.

Nowadays, children have a craze on video games and day-by-day the quality and type of games are increasing. Well, recently a new video game was launched in the market. The name of the game is Fortnite, developed by epic games and released in the year 2017.

This game has marked a remarkable success in just one year. The game has high resolutions and graphics which create a ravishing craze among gamers. The best configurations which you need to experience yourself in the world of Fortnite are:

1)         RAM:

RAM means random access memory. For this game, RAM is not a big issue. People recommend 8GB, but 4GB memory can sustain the requirement of this game. Now most players use PCs having 4GB RAM as 8GB RAM is overkill. It can make your computer take overload. For further details, you can continue reading this article.

2)         GPU:

GPU means graphics processing unit. It is highly recommended to use NVIDIA GTX 600 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 graphics cards. Minimum Intel HD 400 is to be used; otherwise, this game will not support.

The function of a graphics card is to make hassle-free visualisation of the game on your monitor. The better the graphics card is, the better it will work. So you have to keep in mind about the graphics while playing Fortnite.

3)         Processor:

While playing games a processor enhances the 3D resolution of the game. For this game, the best processor is Intel core i5 2.8 GHz. The game can also be run with a minimum processor of Intel Core i3 2.5 GHz. A gamer knows the experience of playing a 3D resolution game.

So if you want to play Fortnite, you have to run it on the highly recommended processor to experience the heights of the game.

4)         Storage:

Storage is not an important issue which is tough to fulfil. The size of this game is 19.76 GB, and so, you require a free space of 19.76 GB to get the game on your PC. Hence, there are no otherwise references of storage. You have to fulfil this demand for the game to play it.

5)         Operating system:

OS is also an important point to notice. A game does not support every OS. There are specific operating systems for every game. For Fortnite, you need windows 7/8/10 64-bit. 32-bit can not support it. Least you can use Mac OSX Sierra.

Versions:

The game has three variants namely,

  • Fortnite: Save the World
  • Fortnite Battle Royale
  • Fortnite Creative

These versions have the same gameplay and same game engine. In the Fortnite: Save the World version, you have to fight and kill zombie-like creatures and defend their invasion on earth. This is a four-player game.

The Fortnite Battle Royale is the free-to-play version where about 100 players can participate. In this version, these 100 fighters fight with each other and ultimately one fighter stands, who is the winner.

The Fortnite Creative is the third version, where players have the freedom of creating their virtual world and fighting scenery. The first two versions were launched in 2017 and the third one in 2018.

Conclusion:

The Fortnite series is a huge blast in the gaming world. If you are a true gamer, you should definitely let your hands on it.

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Top 5 Tips of Internet Safety for Students

As a student, you will find that a big part of your day is spent online doing some or another form of research. But we all know that the internet is not a friendly place and we need to be vigilant and do everything in our power to stay safe. 

Here you will find some of the internet safety tips that will help you to keep your information safe. Internet safety rules are pretty logical and without too much effort, you can be sure that you won’t be the target of online fraudsters and thieves. 

 Top 5 Tips of Internet Safety for Students

Use reliable sources

Online safety students will always user reputable sources for their research. If you want to search for essay topics, it should not come from a dodgy site. 

Getting dissertation help from an expert is worth the money. You can be certain that your details will be kept safe and provided with quality writing work in thesis, college essays and term papers. 

Don’t pirate

Being a student is tough. Internet safety for teens is even tougher seeing that you often don’t have money to buy what you want. Don’t be tempted in downloading pirated software as these are often loaded with spyware and other bugs that are aimed at stealing your stuff. 

Change your passwords

We are often very lazy when it comes to our passwords. Don’t opt for one password for every site. Rather change things up and use different passwords that are not easy to figure out. You don’t want to wake up one day with a notification saying that an unknown device has logged into your account. 

 

 Top 5 Tips of Internet Safety for Students

Browse safely

You wouldn’t go and wander down a road that you know is dangerous, so you should also not wonder on to sites that you know are not kosher. One wring click can expose your system and your personal information could go with it. 

Use a VPN

You have no say in security when you use public internet. For this reason, you should consider using a secure VPN to hide your browsing and keep the info that you send over the network private. You don’t know who is monitoring your use. 

Conclusion

If you look at any internet safety definition, you will see that they all have one thing in common, to protect yourself and your information. There are so many pitfalls and techniques with which online criminals try and get you to disclose your information. 

If you employ these safety tips, you can browse the internet and be confident that you are safe. Never share your personal info over an unsecured network and if you are in doubt of anything, wait until you can verify the information. It is better to miss a deal than to lose your life savings.  

Author Bio:

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Prepaway PTCB Practice Test: Things You Need to Know About

Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) has created the best practice tools for the candidates in the medical sector. PTCB practice test is one of such tools that is designed to familiarize the candidates with the concepts covered in Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE).

Description

PTCB practice test is intended to simplify the knowledge domains of the main PTCE exam. Pharmacy Technician Certification Board provides two different exam versions, but both of them based on the content specifications of PTCE. PTCB practice tests are unique because they have the same look, format, and approach as the real PTCE test, which has 90 multiple-choice questions (80 scored and 10 unscored).

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The cost of the practice exam is $29. If a candidate decides to purchase two practice exams, then he/she can take both tests for a relatively affordable price of $49. Pearson VUE is the body that is responsible for administering the exam. When the candidates are preparing to take PTCB, it is very important for them to know the exact domains that form the basis of the exam. These domains are:

  • Pharmacy for Technicians
  • Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding
  • Pharmacy Law and Regulations
  • Medication Safety
  • Medication Order Entry and Fill Process
  • Pharmacy Quality Assurance
  • Pharmacy Inventory Management
  • Pharmacy Information Systems Usage and Application
  • Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement

Apart from Pearson VUE, there are other organizations which are also responsible for supervision of PTCB exam. However, individual states have the right to change their rules and regulations to guide pharmacy technicians within their state. Additionally, if a candidate passes PTCB test, he/she is authorized to use a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification. Consequently, a pharmacy technician must maintain the credential by completing 20 hours of education courses every two years.

Preparation Options: Official PTCB Calculations App

The application is available for both IOS and Android devices. It is designed to help the pharmacy technicians to solve the calculation questions. It features ninety calculation questions that are regularly asked in the actual PTCE exam. Additionally, the app focuses on the daily calculations utilized by the pharmacy technicians. This application provides the best preparation experience by selecting questions from the past PTCE tests.

It is important to note that the practice questions that were included in the training PTCE material will no longer be featured in the actual PTCE exam. This application is only meant to help the users to build their math skills as they are going to encounter the similar situations in the real-world scenarios. PTCE app just gives you a greater understanding of the concepts related to the exam. Some of the skills acquired by using this application might be useful when answering questions in the main exam.

Opportunities

Like in any other career, there are advantages of receiving PTCE certification. Let’s have a look at the outstanding advantages that the certified pharmacy technicians can get in their career.

  1. Quicker career launch

The healthcare degrees that we earn at the institutions often take a long time to bring some results. Pharmacy Technician certification takes a very short time and has only one prerequisite (a high school degree). It will only take you ten months to complete a certification program and another 24 months to complete the associate program. Within this short period, you will be able to successfully launch your career and showcase your talent.

  1. Flexible job opportunities

Upon receiving the pharmacy credential, you will not be limited to the medical field. There are opportunities in sectors like retail pharmacy, hospitals, grocery stores, and nursing homes. Besides, most of the pharmacy technicians work at their convenient time depending on the rules and regulations of the organization concerned. Some can work during night or day while others may prefer working during the weekends. Therefore, pharmacy technicians truly have flexible job opportunities, unlike the other specialists which are restricted to a full-time job only.

  1. Social interaction

One of the skills tested during the certification process is the ability to communicate with people eloquently and politely. As a pharmacy technician, you will interact with people from different religious, economic, and social background. You will also help the people to recover from their illness.

  1. Growing number of jobs

The pharmacy technician jobs are expected to increase by 11.8% from 2016-2026. The statistics were generated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The results were based on the factors such as the aging population, increased number of individuals getting their health insurance, and the rise of chronic diseases.

  1. Salary and benefits

The wage of the pharmacy technicians is tending to be pretty high. Some jobs which do not require prior experience pay up to $10 per hour. After receiving an associate credential, one can earn up to $40,000 annually. Besides, the pharmacy technicians are also offered several benefits like health insurance, overtime payment, and reimbursement for becoming certified. It is clear that the salaries and benefits that are associated with the PTCE certification are great.

  1. Scope of career advancements

Pharmacy technician career can be a stepping stone to become a professional pharmacist because the learning and experience you will get are very useful. It is also an opener for many opportunities in the medical field. Some of these options that will become available after getting the certification and having the experience as a pharmacy technician are:

  • Nuclear pharmacy
  • Medical equipment technology
  • Inventory management

Conclusion

It is very easy to start with the pharmacy technician credential because the period that you will take to get certified is very short. Besides, the advantages are very compelling and hence we should start the plans of acquiring the pharmacy tech credentials. We wish you good luck with your PTCEexam!

 

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