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February’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

February 5, 2016 in TechSmart KC / by Thane Clark

Rhys Keller

Bio

“My name is Rhys Keller. I was homeschooled for my general education, which taught me to be able to study and teach myself, as well as to manage a schedule so I could accomplish goals that have been set out. It also allowed me to volunteer at the Midwest Parent Educators Homeschool Conference for three years, giving me some experience speaking in front of groups of approximately one hundred people, as well as working within an organized system to run the conference smoothly. As a summer job for the last three years I worked as a Read More

Planning Tool to Utilize Microsoft SATV Benefits

Planning Tool to Utilize Microsoft SATV Benefits

January 11, 2016 in Corporate, Microsoft, News / by Centriq Training

Microsoft Software Assurance coverage often includes free technical training. This means your organization may have Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV’s) that can be used to train your IT team for free.

These training vouchers can be used to provide technical training to your IT team at no out-of-pocket cost to you. But, SATV’s do expire at the end of your customer agreement, so don’t let them go to waste.

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New CEH and CHFI Certification Maintenance Fee: What you need to know.

New CEH and CHFI Certification Maintenance Fee: What you need to know.

December 29, 2015 in Corporate, EC-Council / by Centriq Training

EC-Council will begin charging an $80/year certification maintenance fee in 2016 for all individuals holding existing (or achieving new) EC-Council certifications, such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI). The fee will go into effect on January 1, 2016 and should be paid via the cert holders ASPEN account.

To offset the maintenance fee, any individual that is certified or recertified on or after January 1, 2016 is eligible to receive one free certification exam voucher upon completion of the applicable EC-Council Continuing Education (ECE) cycle. This free voucher ranges in value from $125 – $650 USD. Plus … if you redeem the voucher and pass the exam, you won’t need to worry about accumulating the required 120 CPE for the next 3 years!Read More

Beat the Hackers with Certified Ethical Hacker v9 Training

Beat the Hackers with Certified Ethical Hacker v9 Training

December 14, 2015 in Corporate, Security / by Centriq Training

(Written by Kasama Kasemvudhi/Centriq Training)

Certified Ethical Hacker v9 Here to Save the Day

As a network admin, you know you have been killing yourself to optimize your environment. Also, you try your very best to balance overall usability and security. However, after rolling everything out, implementing all the useful tips from your friends, following every painstaking detail learned from whitepapers, investing so much effort and money working with multiple vendors to construct an ideal heterogeneous ecosystem where everything is converged and everyone (else) is contented, you still lay awake at night apprehensively predicting how your network would go down because its security posture has never been thoroughly tested. Thankfully, you could ease up a bit now because CEH v9 IS HERE TO SAVE THE DAY!Read More