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2017 Centriq Technology Scholarship Winner

2017 Centriq Technology Scholarship Winner

April 27, 2017 in IT Career Program / by Kim Bridges

Jake Maschger is driven to learn more about technology

Jake is a 2017 senior at Lee’s Summit North High School.  He has also taken classes at the nationally recognized Summit Technology Academy.  His teachers, Mindy Haesemeyer and Shawn Harrel, confirm that Jake has both a love of technology and a desire to learn much more.

Centriq wanted to help Jake start a career in IT

Deciding what to do after high school – especially if it involves beginning a new career – can be challenging.  Monday, I had the privilege of helping Jake make that decision by awarding him a $5000 Technology Scholarship to Centriq.   Read More

How to Synchronize Directories with Azure AD Connect

How to Synchronize Directories with Azure AD Connect

April 25, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Since the release of Windows 2000, Active Directory (AD) has been the way users have logged in to on-premises enterprise networks and business-based systems, including Microsoft Exchange Server.

As more computing takes place in the cloud, businesses need both on-premises and cloud user verification. For one set of credentials to access both (“synchronize”), Microsoft in 2015 introduced the “Azure AD Connect” tool. Read More

IT Security – The Value of Personal Data

IT Security – The Value of Personal Data

April 19, 2017 in IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Sharing information helps us communicate and develop solutions to our problems. But the information flow that facilitates these opportunities for networking and innovation don’t come without risks – data can be vulnerable during transmission or storage.

What does this mean for the value of information security? It means that companies are seeking skilled information technology specialists at a greater rate than ever. Given the abundance of threats and the damage they can do, it is understandable that individuals and organizations want security that stays one step ahead of pertinent threats.Read More

Centriq Reviews: Corporate IT Training – First Quarter of 2017

Centriq Reviews: Corporate IT Training – First Quarter of 2017

April 17, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Reviews: Corporate Training / by Sara Lamb

It’s become common practice for businesses to ask for customer feedback on all types of transactions. Whether you’re at the grocery store, getting gas or shopping online, companies want to know how satisfied or dissatisfied you are.

We ask for feedback from every customer that attends a corporate IT training class at Centriq. The feedback you provide is shared with the instructor that taught your class, as well as the company’s Owners and members of the Management team.Read More

Which Industries Benefit from IT the Most?

Which Industries Benefit from IT the Most?

April 13, 2017 in IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Have you ever wondered just how much IT impacts the world around you?

The information age has caused proper data management practices to become an asset to any organization that wants to succeed. Communication and networking are everything, and you’d be surprised just how much goes into helping a successful company store, maintain, and analyze all pertinent data safely.Read More

Learn to Code: Which Path Should You Take?

Learn to Code: Which Path Should You Take?

April 11, 2017 in College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

So you want to learn to code? Maybe you already have some experience building websites or writing minor programs, or maybe computer coding is a completely foreign language to you. But whether you are learning a new skillset or expanding on your existing hobby, an interest in coding can lead you into a rewarding full-time career. There are a number of paths you can take to learn to code, each have their benefits and disadvantages. What option is best for you and your goals?Read More

Expert Microsoft Excel Tips and Training

Expert Microsoft Excel Tips and Training

April 3, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Microsoft Excel is the standard software for managing and organizing data and spreadsheets.

This software is widely used by businesses across various industries on a daily basis. Whether you need to compare monthly sales revenue or document weekly traffic for a website, you’ve probably used Micorsoft Excel at some point on the job.

But while you may have some experience with the program, you probably have only scratched the surface of all of its features.  Here are some ways any user can get more out of Microsoft Excel.Read More

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – March 2017

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – March 2017

March 29, 2017 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

Career Program Alumni On the Move

Not only does Centriq’s TechSmart KC Program train you for IT jobs, but we also assist with IT job placements immediately after graduation and throughout your career.

The following alumni have recently changed jobs … find them on LinkedIn and congratulate them! Or, if you’re looking to make a change yourself, send them a message to see if there are any other open positions at their new company.

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Expert Microsoft Word Tips and Training for Professionals

Expert Microsoft Word Tips and Training for Professionals

March 22, 2017 in Microsoft / by Sara Lamb

Microsoft Word is the most common word processing program for people and organizations all over the world. Just about every digitally-created document is made with Microsoft Word.

We all may use this software from time to time, but professionals may need it weekly or even daily. And while we all think we may be Microsoft Word experts, so few people truly take advantage of all of its time-saving features.  Here are some powerful tips to become Microsoft Word ExpertsRead More

Featured Student for February 2017

Featured Student for February 2017

March 20, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

MAURICE JONES

Bio

“I’m a lifelong resident of the Kansas City. For the past 30 years I’ve worked in the Automotive Technology field. It began after I received my Associates Degree in Applied Sciences after attending Longview Community College on scholarship. For 15 years I worked as a Mechanic’s helper, Shop Technician and Field Mechanic, and for the other 15 years, I was a Maintenance Supervisor. In these roles I’ve learned valuable life skills which include being able to work with a diverse group of people, leadership, managing teams, and working well under pressure. Read More