Marcus Beach

About Me

A long time ago (2001 to be exact), after 13 years of experience in personal computing, I decided to turn my hobby into a career. After finishing up my associate’s degree at Bluegrass Community & Technical College, I decided to further my education at Sullivan University with a bachelor’s in Information Technology. In total, I have 27 years experience as a technologist with 15+ of those years as a systems administrator. Normally, I work full time in technology during the day and keep a fully functional 46U server rack at home for after-hours enjoyment. When I am not living tech, I spend my time with my family.

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Yum Command CentOS

YUM, What Is It? YUM is a command line package management tool. You will commonly see YUM on RedHat systems such as  RedHat, CentOS, and Fedora. According to Wikipedia, “The Yellowdog Updater, Modified (yum) is an open-source command-line package-management utility for Linux operating systems using the RPM Package Manager. Though yum has…

Advantages and Disadvantages of Linux

Advantages and Disadvantages of Linux Linux Operating System Open source software is redefining the software market. Open source software is free software developed for people to use their computers freely. The most famous open source software is the operating system suite called Linux. The operating system called Linux is really…

Database Introduction

Database Introduction A database is an application, normally on a server, that stores information in a logical formating schema predefined by the database creator. One of the most widely used databases is Google. A database can be user for storing almost any type of data. One of the easiest to use…

Linux Operating System

Linux Operating System Introduction Open-source software is redefining the software market. The software is developed to help people use their computers freely. The open-source community has named open-source software “Freedom Software.” Freedom software comes in all styles of software from applications to operating systems. One of the most famous open-source software is…

Advantages and Disadvantages of Wireless Networks

Advantages and Disadvantages of Wireless Networks Albert Einstein stated, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Einstein stated the previous quote after discovering the deadly effects of the atomic boom. If not implemented correctly, new technologies have the potential to become counterproductive for society. The…

Security with a Firewall

Security with a Firewall A secure Internet connection is becoming hard to obtain. Depending on how a network is set up correlates to what security protocol needs to be put in place. One good step in obtaining a secure Internet connection with any network would be to setup a firewall….


I have learned to enjoy the creative side of the web. I am more of a Linux admin or an infrastructure SA and now I have a role as a Cloud Transformation Engineer. Therefore, I use a lot of tools and templates I find around the web to make my development fast or RAD. You will find some code and some commands I have used over the years on this blog. If you want to see more of my coding, you can find it on github: