Welcome to Silvino Ferreira's Web Site
Fall 2018 Semester at Bristol Community College
Almost everything you need to know about my classes at BCC is here on this site.
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"Do not confuse activity with achievement."
-- John Wooden
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Digging into the data, we find that information security manager is the hottest job in IT"
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Amazon’s Cloud Computing
Inside Amazon’s Cloud Computing Infrastructure
By Rich Miller - September 23, 2015
Takes a "look at Amazon’s mighty cloud infrastructure, including how it builds its
data centers and where they live (and why).."
The Doucument Foudation produces
an office suite derived from OpenOffice that is comparable to MS Office. It also has the capability
of opening and saving the current document formats from MS Office as well as creating
and editing pdf files.
LibreOffice can be installed on any PC even if MS Office and or OpenOffice are already installed.
The current version is 6.0.4 and can be downloaded for free.
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) produces an
office suite that is comparable to MS Office. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can produce pdf files.
Apache OpenOffice can be installed on any PC even if MS Office and or LibreOffice are already installed.
The current version is 4.1.5 and can be downloaded for free.
Click here to download.
MS Office 365 University
for information about the offer to students at BCC
In the News
10 Signs You Are Not Cut Out to be a Systems Analyst
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job opportunities for systems analysts will increase at an
above-average pace through 2014, as organizations continue to build and implement increasingly complex
technologies. If you've been wondering whether you'd be happy in the role of systems analyst, take
a look at the list in the article
10 Signs that you aren't cut out to be a
systems analyst . If you see yourself in some of these descriptions, you might want to consider another
-- Tech Republic, December 17, 2007
Memorable Quotes from Benjamin Franklin
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An
investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
Were he alive, Benjamin Franklin would be over 300 years old. Dr. Franklin was one of the founding fathers
of the United States of America to be sure but he was much more than that. He was during his 84 years of
life, a publisher, author, painter, entrepreneur, scientist, inventor, soldier, politician, philosopher,
diplomat, and revolutionary. He was the American "Rock Star" of his generation. To learn
more about this remarkable man, visit
Quotes of the Week
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination
and hard work."
-- Colin Powell
"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."
-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."
-- Vince Lombardi
"One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education...
The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information,
not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
"Keep exercising your mind. Think health...aways think health"
-- Norman Vincent Peale
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