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Technology Orientation Handbook

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Guide for Creating a Password

Bad passwords are:

  • Names of any of your family
  • Any word which appears in a dictionary
  • Common first names, your surname, names of pets and literary characters
  • Your userid or car registration number
  • Any dictionary word slightly modified (e.g. by adding a number to the end, or changing I to 1)
  • Simple sequences such as QWERTY, LETMEIN, the name of your department or group, or an obvious name spelled¬†backwards

Guidelines for good password:

  • Have both uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Have digits and/or punctuation characters as well as letters
  • Are easy to remember, so that they do not have to be written down
  • Are eight characters long
  • Can be typed quickly, so somebody cannot follow what you type by looking over your shoulder
  • Two recommended techniques for choosing passwords which are hard to crack but possible to remember are:
  • Choose a short sentence or phrase which makes sense to you (but is not a common saying or proverb), use its initial letters and then insert a number or punctuation in the string, like Not5fsw (None Of This Fancy Stuff Works)
  • Take two or more short, unrelated words and put them together, inserting a number or punctuation at some point, like robot4My or Eye-coN

Having chosen your password, keep it safe - preferably in your head only. Never store it in text form on any computer system, and never leave a handwritten copy lying about; do not give your password to other people however trustworthy you believe them to be.  We will never ask you to change your password to a particular word.

Technology Department

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Ryan Ukno
Network Administrator

Division Office, HUTT, Student Services

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Sandy Drabot
PowerSchool Administrator

Division Office

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Vasyl Leshchyshyn
School Technician


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Trevor Fosseneuve
School Technician


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Dharmesh Patel
School Technician


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Dallas Jonasson
School Technician


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Jenny Borgfjord
Technology Learning Coach (K-12)

Division Office

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