Getting caught up on current PC "technologies" after being out of field 5 years
I hold an A+ cert but the last job i had doing computer work was about 5 years ago in a school district. I took a little career detour unfortunately and I've realized it was a mistake and i need to get back into the field as i am much more passionate about it than what i'm doing now. I'm reaching out to those that are in the field now and hope they might be able to give me some pointers or resources i can go threw and see what really has changed as far as the technology goes in the last 5 years or so. I have to admit all these new processors it seems quite confusing now days to really get a grasp on there "speed" since obviously its not all about the clock rate any more. And Windows 8, oh i don't even want to think about it. I haven't hardly touched it but from what i have it seems like a whole other ball game. I've spent the last few years with my head buried in linux lol.. Honestly i'm not quite sure what all could be that different now days but thats the problem, i honestly just don't know. Any light on this would be greatly appreciated!