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Advance Excel

Question 1
How can I link 4 to 5 slicers from various data source to have one central slicer controller. Keeping in mind the data used is coming from a SQL data source which needs to be refreshed daily. This particular slicer should be able to accommodate weekly changes without changing the framework of the pivot created.

Question 2:
Using Power pivot how can you create relationship connections that allow many to many connections.

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A+, Network+, Strata IT Fundamentals
New CompTIA Cloud+ exam


I hope all is well. Cloud+ is a good vendor neutral exam that gives you the ability to learn about and apply BASIC cloud concepts. It forms part of the foundational knowledge and certifications matrix that an IT professional looking to work in cloud technologies may want to have and be able to demonstrate to an employer. In addition, certifications such as Network+ and Security+ would fall into this category as well.

The issue that you face with pursuing certifications in an area like cloud is that you must pick a vendor platform and then certify in their cloud stack in order to validate your skills. Google (GCP), Amazon (AWS), and Microsoft Azure are all great bets, and are all sought after skills by employers today.

An employer will be more focused on the vendor specific certifications and knowledge that you bring to the table in cloud rather then the entry and foundational certifications, as they will assume that you have that knowledge if you are able to certify on a vendor cloud platform.

Pick your platform and jump in !! It will be challenging, but well worth the time and effort you invest.

If I can be of any additional help, or if you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out directly. My e-mail is

Good Luck !!



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CCENT, CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNA Security
Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND2 v3.0) Labs


I'm sorry, I didn't see this post. I was just using it today on a show but I had been experiencing some difficulties with it.

We're not able to connect to the lab through our site? After connecting to the site, did you have issues connecting to lab equipment?
If 1, please submit support ticket to and let our team know.
If 2, it may be a direct technical issue with You can contact our lab partner directly through

After a few support emails with practice-labs, I've only found one way that has been consistent for connection to the labs. If you will launch the after clearing the browser cache...then it will connect and launch properly.

The other way is to launch your connection to the lab with the in private mode or incognito, etc. This has worked too. Ether way is not exactly what would be ideal but it's a workable solution.

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MTA, MCSA Windows 8, MCSE Windows Server 2012
Practice Test Link for 70-762 goes to 70-462

Hello Holly,

I would be happy to assist you with this. We currently do not have the 70-762 course available in our library. I checked the SQL courses that we have in the library and all of them go to the correct practice exam from the link provided on the course page. Please let me know if you are seeing other wise and we can look into this further for you.

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Security+, CASP, CEH, SSCP and CISSP


We have Adam Gordon finishing up some Azure changes. He will begin with the CISSP show changes next week.

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First Aid Not able to fix disk


Sorry about the delay here. The best bet now is that something has corrupted but try rebooting to recovery mode from the internet ( cmd +opt+R) this is a longer process but it should fix it if the disk is not physically damaged.

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IT Service Managment

Itil Foundation Exam Prep Materials

Hi David,

The ITIL Foundation course available on ITProTV is an excellent resource with a pass rate of greater than 98%. To supplement this course, the "Passing your ITIL Foundation Exam" book and the "ITIL Foundation Pocket Guide" are two excellent complements to the course. Both of these are available through PassionIT Group in Adobe Digital Editions format.

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