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Help with General Computer Skills For Employment Opportunity

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Verbal_Kint, Jan 23, 2007.

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  1. Verbal_Kint

    Verbal_Kint Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I am applying for an entry level position with a company, and have a question about one of their computer skill requirements ...

    "We require knowledge and experience in browsing the Internet using Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer along with the ability to work on Windows and Media Access Control address platforms"

    I have read up on MAC addresses, but cannot find much detail on what would be expected of me in this situation. Can anyone explain how one would "work" with this? Also, is this something I can teach myself or learn in a reasonable amount of time? Any resources that would be useful? Finally, do they mean Windows platform and MAC platform, or some type of Windows/MAC platform?

    I am computer literate, but appreciate the use of layman's terms when possible.
    Thank you very much for taking the time to read this!
     
  2. idowindows

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    I've been around the block a few times and have never heard of "Media Access Control address platforms" as phrased...

    Perhaps asking them to clarify that for you will shed light onto the subject...
     
  3. ddockstader

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    I hate to sound cynical, but since this makes no sense at all, I'd bet that someone from IT wrote up the job requirements as "ability to work on Windows and MAC platforms." Some technical genius in HR, who had been drilled never to use acronyms in a job posting, immediately referred to his handy technical dictionary which listed MAC as "Media access control address." Knowing it was an acronym, he just capitalized Access and Control and there you have it - a completely unintelligible job description.
     
  4. idowindows

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    I bet ddockstader hit that nail right on the head....
     
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