1.31.2020

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR COMING TO ROCK THE DETROIT OPERA HOUSE!


1526 Broadway St,
Detroit, Michigan 48226

FEBRUARY 4-9, 2020
Tuesday - Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday Evening at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm
TICKETS/DIRECTIONS

Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic musical phenomenon with a worldwide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader Crazy for You, Into the Woods and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie King Kong, Strictly Ballroom, this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades.

Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.


Featuring award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', 'Gethsemane' and 'Superstar'.

HOMICIDE HUNTER WITH LT KENDA ENDS AFTER 9 SEASONS


I just finished watching the final episode of Lt. Joe Kenda: Homicide Hunter last night. It was tough watching it end and it was obvious Lt Joe was running out of cases. But we will miss him and his engaging sense of humor in this dark world of crime.

Murder changes everything for those left in the wake of the crime, but what about the investigator who solves the heinous crime? Meet Lieutenant Joe Kenda, a 23-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department who reveals the vivid memories of the most disturbing murders that still haunt him to this today.

Homicide Hunter is a riveting non-fiction investigative series of murder cases told through the personal experience of retired Colorado Springs detective, Lieutenant Joe Kenda. The real Lt. Kenda narrates and actor Carl Marino portrays him as a young detective.

Season 9 was the final series but good news! Joe Kenda has committed to a new series for ID Network coming out in the fall of this year. Not sure of the title as of yet.

But thank you to all of the team behind Homicide Hunter for the years of compelling true crime entertainment!

Carl Marion plays young Lt Kenda

What will become of our favorite HH character Carl Marino? We hope he gets his own series soon. I know he has a ton of fans out there, I see them on Facebook. We love Joe but Carl definitely added to the success of the series. so ID Network give him a show!


FULL SNOW MOON IN LEO: FEBRUARY 9 2020


February’s full moon, called the Full Snow Moon, reaches peak fullness at 2:34 A.M. EST on Sunday, February 9. For the best view of this Moon, look for it on the night of Saturday, February 8; it will rise in the east and reach its highest point in the sky around midnight.

The February Full Moon is named after the snow on the ground. Some Native American tribes named this the Hunger Moon; others called it the Storm Moon.

In ancient times, it was common to track the changing seasons by following the lunar month rather than the solar year, which the 12 months in our modern calendar are based on.

For millennia, people across Europe, as well as Native American tribes, named the months after features they associated with the Northern Hemisphere seasons, and many of these names are very similar or identical.


The next full moon will be:
Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 2:33:17 am (EST)
Moon sign: Leo 20° 00'

In other time zones:
WELLINGTON = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 8:33:17 pm (NZDT)
SYDNEY = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 6:33:17 pm (AEDT)
TOKYO = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 4:33:17 pm (JST)
BEIJING = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 3:33:17 pm (CST)
BANGKOK = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 2:33:17 pm (ICT)
DELHI = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 1:03:17 pm (IST)
DUBAI = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 11:33:17 am (GST)
MOSCOW = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 10:33:17 am (MSK)
BERLIN = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 8:33:17 am (CET)
LAGOS = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 8:33:17 am (WAT)
LONDON = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 7:33:17 am (GMT)
RIO = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 4:33:17 am (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 4:33:17 am (CLST)
NEW YORK = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 2:33:17 am (EST)
MEXICO CITY = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 1:33:17 am (CST)
CALGARY = Sunday * 9 February 2020 * 12:33:17 am (MST)
LOS ANGELES = Saturday * 8 February 2020 * 11:33:17 pm (PST)
ANCHORAGE = Saturday * 8 February 2020 * 10:33:17 pm (AKST)
HONOLULU = Saturday * 8 February 2020 * 9:33:17 pm (HAST)


MAVIS STAPLES TO PLAY BENEFIT CONCERT AT MICHIGAN THEATER!


Saturday, Feb 15, 2020, at 8:00 PM Mavis Staples will be performing live in concert for the benefit of The Breakfast at St. Andrew’s daily meal program at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor.

Acoustic Routes, The Ark Acoustic Routes Concerts, and The Ark are proud to present Mavis Staples, Blues and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, civil rights icon, GRAMMY® Award-winner, chart-topping soul, gospel pioneer, and legend.


Staples has been an irresistible musical force for decades. She marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., performed at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration and much more...

ANN ARBOR – Just ahead of her big appearance in town, Mavis Staples’ latest release “We Get By” has been named Album of the Year by Folk Alliance International.



THE GREATEST LIVES: NEW SINGLE RELEASE TODAY!


In support of Black History Month (February 2020), D-Zone Entertainment is proudly releasing the single, “The Greatest Lives” in digital stores and streaming sites on Friday, January 31.

The song is from “The Greatest Lives Songwriter’s EP,” which will be out March 21. It is sung by Thembeka Mnguni, a finalist for South Africa’s The Voice in 2016. Her name is pronounced “Them-bek-Kah Mmn-Gu-Nee.” From Durban, SA, she is signed to Universal Records. Her greatest cause is as a spokesperson for Autism.

She is also a brand ambassador for MUD Designer Makeup SA and for Body Confidence International. In South Africa, Universal is releasing a new song “Stimel” from her upcoming album, which will also include “The Greatest Lives” as a bonus track. Visit her on social media at instagram.com/thembeka_thediva.

Here are digital links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2U7f5DI

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6mTQ9HzW8iesGTEjtkkXsA

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/na/album/the-greatest-lives-single/1495292266

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2u41eDm

YouTube: https://youtu.be/pl4T0t-NwtM

The idea for the song came to Anne in 1984 when Muhammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. She wrote in a newspaper article, “What would he want us to know?” and filed it in her box of song ideas. “It would have been a totally different song if I wrote it then because I was more sentimental.”

Instead, she worked on the song as her first assignment for when she was offered a songwriting deal during her 60th year in 2018. South Africa’s Sheer Publishing handles one of Anne’s favorite songs, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”

She started watching South African news and discovered many women expressing hope for a kinder world. Many went through bullying and abusive situations, and the females were open enough to talk about their experiences. The lyrics for “The Greatest Lives” came from Muhammad Ali’s quotes and philosophies. They became a message about leadership and treating people right.

Joe Deninzon, who grew up in Cleveland, OH, went to college in Bloomington, IN and played throughout the Midwest, knew Muhammad Ali’s hometown of Louisville. He understood the Midwestern sound that Anne was looking for, made a demo, and then the two began to put musicians to work. Using John Mellencamp’s “Ain’t Even Done with the Night” as a role model, they asked Cactus and Vanilla Fudge’s Carmine Appice, who also played with Rod Stewart.

Thembeka loved “The Greatest Lives”’ message about having a strong character. Joe and Anne chose her because they thought she was one of the greatest singers they ever heard. Thembeka showed she was (as the song says) a master by being the runner up on “The Voice South Africa.”

After they heard Thembeka’s performance, they found inspiration from keyboards on albums from the late Oliver Mtukudzi, a Zimbabwean vocalist/guitarist/social activist. Joe knew the perfect keyboardist, Jeremy Beck, who used both acoustic piano and Hammond B3. Hence, the hashtag #BeckDeninzonAppice.

“Joy and optimism in this song, I think, comes from its mission and inspiration. Muhammad Ali dealt with obstacles with optimism and a wink and smile,” Joe says. Joe and Anne, and their musicians, know “The Greatest Lives” will make a difference, and are proud to—as their lyrics say--take a “Never say die” attitude in promoting it!

#MuhammadAli #MuhammadAliQuotes #TheGreatest #TheGreatestLives
#Champ #champion #BoxingGreats #BoxingGreat #CivilRights
#BlackHistoryMonth

METRONOMY RELEASE AMAZON ORIGINAL “UP, HIGHER"


January 31, 2020: Today, UK indie-electronic band Metronomy have released an Amazon Original track “Up, Higher.” The song, which was originally slated for their critically acclaimed 2019 album Metronomy Forever, is now available to stream and purchase exclusively on Amazon Music.

Listen to “Up, Higher” only on Amazon Music:

“‘Up, Higher’ was one of the first tracks written for Metronomy Forever, then it was culled from the final selection! Which seems strange now as it’s such a jam,” says the band’s founder Joseph Mount. “It was a track we played live on our last US tour, so it’s nice to have it out there in the world now.”

Born out of the mind of Joseph Mount, Metronomy has evolved from an early 2000s teenage bedroom project into a critically-acclaimed indie electronic staple. The band’s breakout 2008 album Nights Out has been called the “soundtrack to a generation of freshers,” by NME who said it “was proof that indie, pop, and electronic music could exist outside the clatterings of nu-rave.”

Last year they released their sixth studio album Metronomy Forever to the lauding of many, including Pitchfork who said “With Mount content to simply get in his groove, the casual approach gives rise to some of Metronomy’s best songs in years” and Paste Magazine, who said, “20 years into their career, Metronomy are as strong as ever.”

Amazon Music listeners can find the track on the playlist, "Control Alt Repeat" the ultimate destination for all the best new global alternative. Customers can also simply ask, “Alexa play the Amazon Original by Metronomy” in the Amazon app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices.

In addition to Metronomy, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Originals featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.

Metronomy on tour:
1/31: 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
2/1: TLA - Philadelphia, PA
2/3: Royale - Boston, MA
2/5: Brooklyn Steel - New York, NY
2/7: MTelus - Montreal, QC
2/8: Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
2/10: Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI
2/11: Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL
2/12: Varsity Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
2/14: Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
2/15: Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
2/17: The Showbox - Seattle, WA
2/18: Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
2/19: Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
2/21: The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA
2/22: Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA (Sold Out)
2/23: Pappy & Harriet’s - Pioneertown, CA (Sold Out)
2/25: Canton Hall - Dallas, TX
2/26: Scoot Inn - Austin, TX
3/17: Coliseu de Lisboa - Lisbon, Portugal
3/19: La Riviera - Madrid, Spain
3/20: Razzmatazz 1 - Barcelona, Spain (Sold Out)
3/21: Zénith Sud - Montpellier, France
3/23: Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland (Sold Out)
3/24: Komplex 457 - Zürich, Switzerland
3/25: Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
3/27: Kino Šiška - Ljubljana, Slovenia
3/28: Gasometer - Vienna, Austria
3/29: Roxy - Prague, Czech Republic
3/30: Tama - Poznań, Poland
3/31: Tama - Poznań, Poland (Sold Out)
4/1: Progresja - Warsaw, Poland (Sold Out)
4/3: Alter Schlachthof - Dresden, Germany
4/4: Alte Feuerwache - Mannheim, Germany
4/5: Den Atelier - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
4/7: Zénith Arena - Lille, France
4/8: Le Liberté - Rennes, France
4/14: La Cigale - Paris, France
4/15: La Cigale - Paris, France
4/16: La Cigale - Paris, France (Sold Out)
4/17: La Cigale - Paris, France (Sold Out)

4 OF WANDS: CELEBRATIONS AND HAPPY TIMES!


4 of Wands You could feel a spring in your step today. New possibilities are revealing themselves and you are beginning to feel that you are able to move on from things and people that previously held you back.

The excitement is building inside you and you may be feeling hopeful and optimistic.

If you are still feeling trapped in certain areas of your life, use this jubilant energy as a stepping stone to the path ahead of you.

This is a time to be free, to set aside your doubts and live your life to the fullest. Happy times are ahead!

1.29.2020

KIMMER'S TOP 10 FAVORITE TV SHOWS OF 1964


1964! What a great year for TV for a kid. I loved the magic shows like My Favorite Martian and Bewitched. they were ok to watch with parents in the room. Hollywood gave us The Munsters and The Addams Family that year as well. So I thought I'd share a bit of my top 10 favorites from 1964 for you youngsters out there... :)


1. Bewitched (1964–1972)

A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces. Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy series, originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from September 17, 1964, to March 25, 1972. It is about a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife.

The show enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two-rated show in America during its debut season, staying in the top ten for its first three seasons, and just missing this mark with an eleventh-place ranking for both seasons four and five. The show continues to be seen throughout the world in syndication and on recorded media.


2. The Addams Family (1964–1966)

The misadventures of a blissfully macabre but extremely loving family. The Addams Family is an American horror/black comedy sitcom based on the characters from Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons.

The 30-minute television series was created by David Levy and Donald Saltzman and shot in black-and-white, airing for two seasons on ABC from September 18, 1964, to April 8, 1966, for a total of 64 episodes. The show is also notable for its opening theme that was composed and sung by Vic Mizzy.


3. Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)

Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm. Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz. The show had an ensemble cast that featured Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Russell Johnson, Tina Louise, and Dawn Wells.

It aired for three seasons on the CBS network from September 26, 1964, to April 17, 1967. The series followed the comic adventures of seven castaways as they attempted to survive on an island on which they had been shipwrecked. Most episodes revolve around the dissimilar castaways' conflicts and their unsuccessful attempts, for whose failure Gilligan was frequently responsible, to escape their plight.


4. The Munsters (1964–2004)

A family of friendly monsters has misadventures, never quite understanding why people react to them so strangely. The Munsters is an American sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters starring Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein's monster-type head-of-the-household Herman Munster; Yvonne De Carlo as his vampire wife, Lily Munster; Al Lewis as Grandpa, the over-the-hill vampire who relishes talking about the "good old days"; Beverley Owen (later replaced by Pat Priest) as their teenage niece Marilyn Munster, whose all-American beauty made her the family outcast; and Butch Patrick as their half-vampire, half-werewolf son Eddie Munster.


5. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American spy-fiction television series[1] produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and first broadcast on NBC.

It follows secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who work for secret international counterespionage and law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. The series premiered on September 22, 1964, completing its run on January 15, 1968.


6. Shindig! (1964–1966)

A musical variety show featuring the biggest acts in rock-n-roll performing their latest hits. Shindig! is an American musical variety series which aired on ABC from September 16, 1964, to January 8, 1966.

The show was hosted by Jimmy O'Neill, a disc jockey in Los Angeles at the time who also created the show along with his wife Sharon Sheeley, British producer Jack Good, and production executive Art Stolnitz.

The original pilot was rejected by ABC and David Sontag, then Executive Producer of ABC, redeveloped and completely redesigned the show. A new pilot with a new cast of artists was shot starring Sam Cooke. That pilot aired as the premiere episode.


7. Flipper (TV Series 1964–1967)

Flipper is an American television program first broadcast on NBC from September 19, 1964, until April 15, 1967. Flipper, a bottlenose dolphin, is the pet of Porter Ricks, Chief Warden at Coral Key Park and Marine Preserve (a fictional version of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Florida), and his two young sons, Sandy and Bud. The show has been dubbed an "aquatic Lassie", and a considerable amount of children's merchandise inspired by the show was produced during its first run.


8. Daniel Boone (1964–1970)

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964, to May 7, 1970, on NBC for 165 episodes, and was produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Arcola Enterprises, and Fespar Corp. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series.


9. Jonny Quest (1964–1965)

The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world.


10. Valentine's Day (1964–1965)

Valentine Farrow works for O.D. Dunstall in a New York publishing house. He is young and single and constantly chased by women. While in the Army, he was saved by "Rocky" Sin, a poker-playing con artist, who now serves as Farrow's valet.

1.28.2020

COLORFORMS: ONE OF MY FAVORITE RETRO TOYS


Back in the late 1950s to early 1960s, the first tv obsession I had was Romper Room out of Detroit and Canada. We were lucky to have 2 different Romper Rooms to watch.


My favorite part of the show was Willie the Weatherman. I loved to watch the host pick out what type of clothing for Willie to wear matching the weather outside. One of the very first Colorform sets I had was Willie the Weatherman and my love for these cool toys grew from there.


Colorforms is a creative toy named for the simple shapes and forms cut from colored vinyl sheeting that cling to a smooth backing surface without adhesives. These pieces are used to create picture graphics and designs, which can then be changed countless times by repositioning the removable color forms.

Shari Lewis and my favorites Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse

The Colorforms concept was developed by Harry and Patricia Kislevitz in 1951, firmly rooted in the Modernist design ethos and reflecting the Color Field abstract style prevalent at the time.



The basic concept behind Colorforms was the ability to adhere and reposition color form shapes on random surfaces to create art. Both recent art students, Harry and Patricia discovered the idea when they acquired several rolls of flexible paper-thin colored vinyl used to manufacture plastic pocketbooks and found that it would stick to the glossy paint in their bathroom. They found that they could reposition the pieces at will without affecting either surface.

Unlike stickers, which a child could use just once, these pieces could be moved over and over without running out of adhesion.


The first Colorforms product to utilize a licensed character property featured Popeye, the King Features Syndicate cartoon character, released as a boxed set in 1957. Since then, licensed products have remained critically important to the Colorforms marketing strategy, with hundreds of brands connected to Colorforms.

Later Colorforms licensed various properties, producing sets supporting varied cartoons, TV series, movie releases, and popular musical artists, like The Beatles, Peanuts, Gumby*, Tarzan, The Three Stooges, Doctor Do little, Star Trek, Batman and Superman (along with a whole pantheon of comic book superheroes), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Smurfs, and even Steve Urkel. read more


1.27.2020

SHELBY MUSTANG GT 350 DEBUTS JAN 27 1965


On January 27, 1965, the Shelby GT 350, a version of a Ford Mustang sports car developed by the American auto racer and car designer Carroll Shelby, is launched. The Shelby GT 350, which featured a 306 horsepower V-8 engine, remained in production through the end of the 1960s and today is a valuable collector’s item.


Carroll Shelby was born in Texas in 1923 and gained fame in the racing world in the 1950s. Among his accomplishments was a victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, making him just the second American ever to win the iconic endurance race.



By the early 1960s, Shelby had retired from racing for health reasons and was designing high-performance cars. He became known for his race cars, including the Cobra and the Ford GT40, as well as such muscle cars as the Shelby GT 350.


According to the New York Times: “In the ’60s, at the apex of the Southern California car efflorescence, his name was synonymous with muscle cars, relatively small vehicles with big, beefy engines. It was an era that many car buffs consider Detroit’s golden age, and Mr. Shelby was arguably its prime mover.”


The Shelby GT 350 was an iteration of the first Ford Mustang, which was officially unveiled by Henry Ford II at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York, on April 17, 1964.

That same day, the new car also debuted in Ford showrooms across America and almost 22,000 Mustangs were immediately snapped up by buyers. Named for a World War II fighter plane, the Ford Mustang had a long hood and short rear deck.

More than 400,000 Mustangs sold within its first year of production, far exceeding sales expectations. Over the ensuing decades, the Mustang has undergone numerous evolutions and remains in production today, with more than 9 million sold.



In addition to collaborating with Ford, Shelby partnered with other automakers, including Chrysler, for whom he designed the Dodge Viper sports car, which launched in 1992.

The Times in 2003 quoted comedian Jay Leno, an avid car collector who has owned several Shelby cars, as saying: “Carroll is sort of like the car world’s Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays… Unlike so many racers, he didn’t come from a rich family, so he signifies that everyman, common-sense ideal. When I was a kid, American cars were big, clunky things, until Carroll used his ingenuity to make them compete with European cars. He was a populist, the kind of guy that other car buffs could emulate.”

MICROSOFT 98-366 TEST AND EVERYTHING THAT IT ENTAILS


Microsoft 98-366 Test and Everything That It Entails – Structure, Objectives, Prerequisites, Preparation Options with Exam Dumps


Microsoft 98-366 is an exam that provides an entry into the IT certification program. By passing this test, you will become a certified MTA professional. In case you didn’t know, surveys show that at least 85% of all the IT support roles usually require a solid foundation of networking concepts.

And this exam is a highly recommended entry point into the IT networking field. But before enrolling for this test, it is a good idea to know what it is and what it actually entails. That is exactly the purpose of this article. Let’s take a detailed look at this popular Microsoft certification exam.
Who should take the Microsoft 98-366 certification exam?

The Exam-labs Microsoft 98-366 certification exam is intended for those individuals who want to build their careers mainly in the Windows Server domain. It evaluates candidates’ fundamental skills, knowledge, and understanding of wireless networking, local area and wide area networks, IP addressing, OS models, switches, and routers.

What are the prerequisites for Microsoft 98-366 certification exam?

There are no official requirements for Microsoft98-366. However, it is advisable that the candidates be familiar with general networking technologies and concepts. Besides, Microsoft recommends that the applicants have some hands-on experience with network management tools,

Windows-based networking, Windows Server, network topologies and protocols, DNS, TCP/IP, and name resolution process. Such experience is very important as it will help them in tackling scenario-based questions and the questions set from case studies.

Being armed with this information, you can go ahead and start studying for the Microsoft 98-366 exam right now in order to earn your MTA credential.

There is no need to be scared as this is just recommended knowledge that will not change your eligibility for the test.

What is the structure of the Microsoft 98-366 certification exam?

To obtain the MTA credential, you only need to pass the Microsoft 98-366 exam. You will have about 40-60 questions that you need to complete within 45 minutes. You can take this certification test in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, and Korean. And the price you should pay is $127 for the candidates in the United States.

It may vary in other countries due to taxation. To schedule the exam, you need to visit the Pearson VUE website. Be sure to check out for additional details and information concerning this text and associated certification on the Microsoft site as the key points highlighted may not be complete or may change.

What are the topics of Microsoft 98-366 certification exam?

The Microsoft 98-366 certification exam is based on three broad topic areas. Each of them deals with specific subtopics that focus on related concepts. The objectives discussed below are the general guidelines on what content Microsoft is likely to include in this test. Let’s explore these subjects in more detail.

Understanding network infrastructure – 30-35%

This is the first objective in the Microsoft 98-366 certification exam and the second most prominent topic area in this test. It evaluates one’s understanding of concepts of the Internet, extranet, and intranet.

Other questions will be testing your understanding of local area networks, wide area networks, wireless networking, and your insight of network topologies as well as access methods. You should know a thing or two about VPN, firewalls, security zones, VLANs, wired and wireless LANs. The knowledge of mesh, star, bus, ring, physical and logical topologies, as well as leased lines, cable modem, dial-up is also needed.

Understanding network hardware – 20-25%

This topic deals with a range of subtopics and the questions drawn from them basically measure your understanding of switches, routers, and media types. You should understand transmission speed, backplane speed, capabilities of hubs vs. switches, VLAN capabilities, number and type of ports, virtual switches. Also, QoS, NAT, RIP vs. OSPF, transmission speed considerations, cable types, susceptibility to electricity and to interception.

Understanding protocols and services – 45-50%
This is the most prominent topic area in Microsoft 98-366, as it produces almost half of the total questions in this exam. This objective deals with a wide range of topics, including understanding of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model, IPv4, IPv6, networking services, name resolution, and TCP/IP. You need to master your knowledge of subnetting, DNS, Ipconfig, examples of devices, protocols, and applications, UDP, WINS, HOSTS file, and so on.

Of course, the questions will most likely be tested on the topics highlighted above. However, it is also important to keep in mind that they will not be limited to just these objectives. They might also come from other related subject areas that we have not mentioned here. That is why you need to check the certification page before taking this Microsoft test.
What preparation tools should you use to prepare for the Microsoft 98-366 certification exam?

Microsoft offers you to join the community so that you can discuss your issues and questions with other candidates. There are also official study materials that are made available for the students to use in their preparation for the 98-366exam. Besides, there are practice tests that Microsoft makes available for its learners.

Apart from these resources, there are mock tests and other equally useful prep tools, including Q&As, video tutorials, exam dumps, and study guides, that can be found on the Exam-Labs platform. This site provides you with the best preparation base that gives you the opportunity to practice without leaving your home.

Conclusion

There are so many individuals who would like to start a career in theIT sphere, but the problem is that they don’t have the fundamental knowledge required to pursue the IT certifications. The MTAcredential creates a new entry point that can help these people with little or no experience to get started in the career field. MTA is among the certificates that is designed to help the students take the first step into a career as an IT developer or professional.

1.25.2020

THE CULLINAN: THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST DIAMOND

The Cullinan Diamonds

On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the “Cullinan,” it was the largest diamond ever found.

Frederick Wells was 18 feet below the earth’s surface when he spotted a flash of starlight embedded in the wall just above him. His discovery was presented that same afternoon to Sir Thomas Cullinan, who owned the mine. Cullinan then sold the diamond to the Transvaal provincial government, which presented the stone to Britain’s King Edward VII as a birthday gift.



Worried that the diamond might be stolen in transit from Africa to London, Edward arranged to send a phony diamond aboard a steamer ship loaded with detectives as a diversionary tactic. While the decoy slowly made its way from Africa on the ship, the Cullinan was sent to England in a plain box.

Edward entrusted the cutting of the Cullinan to Joseph Asscher, head of the Asscher Diamond Company of Amsterdam. Asscher, who had cut the famous Excelsior Diamond, a 971-carat diamond found in 1893, studied the stone for six months before attempting the cut.


On his first attempt, the steel blade broke, with no effect on the diamond. On the second attempt, the diamond shattered exactly as planned; Asscher then fainted from nervous exhaustion.

The Cullinan was later cut into nine large stones and about 100 smaller ones, valued at millions of dollars all told. The largest stone is called the “Star of Africa I,” or “Cullinan I,” and at 530 carats, it is the largest-cut fine-quality colorless diamond in the world.

The second largest stone, the “Star of Africa II” or “Cullinan II,” is 317 carats. Both of these stones, as well as the “Cullinan III,” are on display in the Tower of London with Britain’s other crown jewels; the Cullinan I is mounted in the British Sovereign’s Royal Scepter, while the Cullinan II sits in the Imperial State Crown.

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