Roman Rafacz is the product of Western Illinois University’s prestigious academics programs. With a BS in Instructional Technology and a BA in Communications Roman has taken his education and applied it into the vast world of Information Technology. Roman currently works for Jack Morton Worldwide and is a Technical Administrator for the IBM training facility in the Chicago Loop. Roman has been working at Jack Morton for two years and is consistently engulfing himself in different technologies that IBM has to offer. While pursuing higher education through certifications such as A+ and Net + he also enjoys life outside of the computer world with ultimate frisbee, synchronized swimming, and fantasy football.
Roman Rafacz has written 12 posts for TrainSignal Training
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ March 23, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment
This latest Linux tutorial covers how to work with the Linux text editors Vi and Nano. Knowing how to use the right commands with these editors will allow for swift editing of files, scripts, etc.
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ March 16, 2012 ⋅ 4 comments
In this latest Linux tutorial, learn how to add, delete, and modify users in Linux. Beginners or individuals preparing for certification will want to familiarize themselves with the key files and commands, such as “passwd,” “/etc/passwd” and more to fulling understand how to execute this process.
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ December 14, 2011 ⋅ One comment
Making sure you have assigned the appropriate permissions is a base skill that needs to be done efficiently. Learn how to identify and manage permissions for files and directories in Linux.
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ November 30, 2011 ⋅ Post a comment
Build off of your beginner Linux knowledge by exploring the CLI. Break away from using a GUI and gain a higher understanding of Linux operates. This article goes over ls, grep, piping and other tools used for generating info, creating files and directories and managing permissions.
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ November 23, 2011 ⋅ 4 comments
Are you new to Linux? Here is an introduction to the basics of Linux administration. In this article you’ll learn about the Kernel, the Shell, the Terminal and the filesystem hierarchy as we go over some basic Linux commands.
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ December 15, 2009 ⋅ One comment
If you’ve ever used FTP before then you already know it’s a very convenient way to exchange data from one location to another. If you’re like me and constantly have to burn discs, package them, and then ship them or perhaps you always have to carry around a hard disk with you in case you [...]
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ August 12, 2009 ⋅ 11 comments
Ever get a call from a friend with a computer problem so bad that they needed you come over right away and help them fix it? Well, after reading this article you will be able to save yourself a ride and just click away from the comforts of your own home. There are a lot [...]
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ July 8, 2009 ⋅ 7 comments
If you’re planning on pursuing a field in networking or just looking to expand your networking knowledge then this article is for you. TCP/IP utilities are essential — not only will they help you on your networking exams but you’ll be able to diagnose most TCP/IP problems and begin working on solutions. The top 7 [...]
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ June 15, 2009 ⋅ 6 comments
There are so many useful applications out there in the IT world it’ll make your head spin. Here are 10 apps I’ve always found helpful — not only for personal use, but helping friends and family with their computer problems and issues with viruses, spyware, sharing files, etc. Most of them are free and all [...]
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ May 26, 2009 ⋅ 2 comments
If you’ve ever had the need to run multiple Operating Systems on your computer, needed to test out new programs, or wanted to maximize your security — then creating a virtual machine might be the answer for you! What is a Virtual Machine? Let’s start with what a virtual computer is. In short, a [...]
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ February 17, 2009 ⋅ 3 comments
So you want to try Linux but don’t know how. Well, it’s actually pretty simple and you have a few options before deciding to fully commit to a Linux based operating system. The first thing you need to ask yourself is which Linux distro do you want? I recently read an article on Digg about [...]
By Roman Rafacz ⋅ February 2, 2009 ⋅ 8 comments
Sick of Windows? Can’t afford a Mac? Some of you may have some old computers lying around that just can’t run Vista or XP anymore. Or maybe you’re just like me and want to spice things up with a kinky new operating system. Why not try Linux? Don’t get me wrong. There are reasons to [...]