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How to Benefit from the Shortcomings of IoT

How to Benefit from the Shortcomings of IoT

July 12, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers the advanced connectivity of devices and services by connecting the physical world to the virtual world in the exchange of data in real-time. Despite the many promising opportunities IoT offers, it is still surrounded by many misconceptions that lead professionals to ignore its promise.  Many of these misconceptions are wrong and do not encapsulate the actual issues surrounding IoT. The following is taken from an article from Redmond Channel Partner, in which Howard Cohen explains many of the problems with IoT and how Microsoft partners can actually offer solutions to these problems and benefit in the process. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Before moving on to the real problems, let’s begin with the misconceptions surrounding IoT:Read More

How to Choose the Right MSP

How to Choose the Right MSP

July 11, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

When looking for additional help on the technology side of your business, a Managed Service Provider may be the help you need. Managed service providers (MSPs) are companies that can manage IT services for a company through the Web. In an article from Redmond, Scott Bekker explains many of the reasons for using an MSP, as well as questions to consider so that you can choose the right one for your company. The following is excerpted from his article, Picking the Right MSP. To read the full text, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Starting off, you must consider what you want to get out of an MSP.Read More

Stop searching for IT Training & let Centriq do it for you

Stop searching for IT Training & let Centriq do it for you

June 30, 2017 in Big Data, Microsoft, Corporate IT Training, Security, Web Development, Cisco, EC-Council, IBM / by Sara Lamb

As technology evolves, professionals in the field of IT need to be educated and up-to-speed on the latest versions of existing software and the capabilities of new software as soon as they become available. Blogs, YouTube videos and usergroup discussions are all great places to gain small amounts of knowledge, but to be fully immersed and hands-on experience, instructor-led IT training is the way to go.

Sometimes IT training can be hard to find (especially if the technology is uncommon or very new), which is where Centriq comes in. Not only do we have offer IT training classes on technologies like Cisco, Microsoft, ITIL, etc, but we teach Agile Bootcamps, IBM, Apache, Hadoop and Business Skills classes as well. If you need training on a technology we don’t have on our Class Schedule, we will locate a class for you that fits your schedule and budget, saving you time and money.
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Centriq Training Launches Information Technology Career Boot Camp in St. Louis

Centriq Training Launches Information Technology Career Boot Camp in St. Louis

June 27, 2017 in Centriq News / by Sara Lamb

Country’s Longest Running Entry-Level Training Program Offers Both Coding and Networking.

ST. LOUIS (June 27, 2017) – Centriq Training, the Midwest’s largest information technology training company, is introducing their IT Career Training Program to St. Louis.

Established in 2005, Centriq’s IT Career Training Program is the longest running, most experienced entry-level technology training program, or boot camp, in the country. It is also the only one to offer students the option of learning either development (coding) or networking. Registration is now open for both four-month programs, with the first networking class starting on August 14 and the first coding class on September 11. Graduates of both programs will be ready to enter the job market by the end of 2017.Read More

Problems Students Face with Corporate Online IT Training

May 25, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Technology courses can be rewarding, but also difficult.

Enrolling in IT classes can help a person further their understanding of technology and excel in their career field. While some people opt for online IT training due to its convenience, it isn’t without its problems.

Many students face difficulties when it comes to these kinds of remote IT classes. Sometimes a lack of motivation can be the issue, while a lack of hands-on assistance can also contribute to the problem. We understand the difficulties associated with virtual learning, which is why we also offer in-person technology courses.Read More

What Makes Training with Centriq Different?

May 25, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

There are plenty of options out there for people seeking IT training.

We know that technology courses play a big role in helping individuals and organizations succeed in their field. This is why we’ve taken steps to offer detailed, convenient class options.

We set ourselves apart from the rest with flexibility and a dedicated staff. Our facility is designed to make learning easy, and to provide people with the skills that can benefit them on the job. Here’s what helps Centriq stand out when it comes to technology courses.Read More

How Do I Find Which Technology Courses Are Right for Me?

How Do I Find Which Technology Courses Are Right for Me?

May 9, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

We all know that choosing the right technology training course is important.

A quality course can help a person gain the knowledge they need to excel in their current jobs and find better career opportunities in the future.

Choosing the right type of IT training, online or in-class, is important for getting the best results. Since everyone has different professional goals and aspirations, it is important to ask the right questions when choosing technology courses. Here are some things to consider during the decision-making process.Read More

What Technology Courses Should Your Employees Take?

What Technology Courses Should Your Employees Take?

May 8, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Knowledgeable employees are the foundation of any successful company.

When it comes to the technology, it is important for employees to get the continuous and up-to-date training they need to excel at their jobs and stay ahead of new technological advances.

Some technology courses are great for anyone, whereas others are better for employees in a specific discipline. We know that choosing the right courses is important, and Centriq’s broad selection offers anyone the chance to get a thorough education.Read More

CENTRIQ TRAINING EXPANDS TO ST. LOUIS

CENTRIQ TRAINING EXPANDS TO ST. LOUIS

May 2, 2017 in Centriq News / by Sara Lamb

Centriq Training’s acquisition of Premier Knowledge Solutions creates the Midwest’s largest IT training company. 

LEAWOOD, KANSAS (May 2, 2017) – Centriq Training (Centriq), the Kansas City area’s largest information technology training company, announces that it acquired St. Louis-based Premier Knowledge Solutions (PKS) in a transaction that closed on April 1. The combined firms create the largest IT training company in the Midwest.

“Information technology professionals located in St. Louis, as well as throughout the region, will now have access to training capabilities not previously available,” said Centriq President Kevin Grawe. “Our clients will be able to choose from more than 400 different training courses, many of which are not available in St. Louis today.”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