Having found no articles on how to root this tablet, I tried a few ways to get it done. The quickest and problem free way was to use a program called Kingo. Had my tab rooted within a few minutes. Installed Titanium backup and Online Nandroid which both got root access right off. Did a nandroid backup and now looking to install some sort of recovery. Preferably Twrp. I'll post once I get something going.
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