Centriq is one of the few technology training facilities in the country that still offers “Instructor-in-the Classroom” technology training. We believe our four month entry-level TechSmart KC program requires it and we know that most of our experienced corporate IT Professionals prefer it.
Last year, over 98% of our Kansas City IT Professionals chose to sit in our classroom rather than attend training virtually from their home or office when offered the option. That’s why Centriq offers one of the most modern, up-to-date and inviting technology training environments in the country.
Centriq’s spacious facility was designed by IT training professionals specifically for technology training. Centriq classrooms can comfortably accommodate the number of students our expert trainers determine ideal for the learning environment and are configured by our classroom technology department. Each room is equipped with the most advanced computer hardware available, multiple broadband Internet connections and digital projections systems. Centriq employs a team of certified, full-time, on-site classroom training technicians to ensure the smooth set up and optimal technical delivery of all our training classes.
By the Numbers
- 38,000 square feet
- 20 fully equipped, state-of-the-art classrooms
- Accommodates up to 300 students at one time
- Rooms capacity from 5 to 50 students
- 2 Award Winning Cisco HD-ILT Classrooms
- 1 Hands-On Cisco Lab
- 800 square foot student lounge
- 6-Seat Person Vue/Prometric/Kryterion/Red Hat Certification testing Center
Training Infrastructure – Microsoft Level 7
Centriq continually invests in its state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide the most up-to-date training of the latest technologies. Training is available for the highest technical levels of Microsoft products in seven classrooms at Centriq that meet or exceed Microsoft Level 7 training requirement specifications.
Permanent Cisco Lab – Only at Centriq!
Our hands-on Cisco lab is equipped with 2811 routers, 3550 switches and two wireless LAN 2600 controllers. Two students work with one pod consisting of one router and one switch and each student has four data drops at his or her station. There is one enterprise network setup through the instructor, working as the “corporation.” This unique, hands-on training method provides students with a learning experience that offers significantly more impact than any virtual or remote method.
Take a break – Free Coffee and Cookies!
All students have access to our spacious common areas and student break lounge. Students can relax, make phone calls, answer emails or catch up on the news. Every day at morning break, there are free pastries and fruit, and in the afternoon, we offer free cookies and veggies. And, of course there is always Popcorn Wednesday afternoon! The lounge includes a student refrigerator, microwave, multiple snack and soda vending machines and, of course, FREE COFFEE all day, every day!
Cert Testing/Other Uses
Authorized certification exams are available at our Pearson Vue, Prometric and Red Hat testing center. Our 50 seat seminar room is available for large group training rental, for local user groups (rent free) and other functions.
Convenient Location and Parking
At 8700 State Line Road, Leawood, Kansas, the Centriq Building is approximately 2 miles north of I-435 and directly across the street from the restaurants and shopping of Ward Parkway Mall. (Click for directions)
Ample parking is available free of charge, and public transportation routes are on our doorstep, as are the major throughways to all parts of the city. Only minutes from Kansas City’s famous Plaza area and 20 minutes from Downtown, your choice of accommodations and amenities are accessible by walking or short drive.