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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

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

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

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

2017 IT Certification Roadmap

2017 IT Certification Roadmap

March 6, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training, Security, Cisco, EC-Council / by Sara Lamb

CompTIA has created a vendor neutral IT certification roadmap that will be useful to all IT Pros.

Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned professional in information security, storage and data, training, software development, hardware services, infrastructure, web and mobile or IT management and strategy, this roadmap will show you the certification route that’s best.Read More

IT Training: Not Just for IT Anymore

IT Training: Not Just for IT Anymore

February 28, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Of course IT training programs are critical for IT professionals to keep up on their skills and the latest technology. But technology is becoming more and more critical to the jobs of most professionals these days. IT training is no longer just for the IT department. IT training and certification is a valuable resource that can help not only IT professionals, but also a wide variety of employees across all of your company’s departments.Read More

Do You Maintain IT Certifications for Your IT Department?

Do You Maintain IT Certifications for Your IT Department?

February 27, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Technology changes with astonishing speed, which makes keeping an IT department up with all those changes one of the biggest challenges a company will face today. How can we know that the people on our teams have experience that is not only up to the right standards, but also up to date? Simple: you keep your employees trained with an ongoing IT certification program.

IT certifications are a great way to ensure every member of your IT team has the base knowledge necessary to do their job effectively, but most certifications need regular renewals. Here’s how to keep your certifications up-to-date.Read More

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

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

February 23, 2017 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Sara Lamb

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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Benefits of Becoming a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Benefits of Becoming a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

February 8, 2017 in Cisco / by Sara Lamb

No matter the industry, IT professionals are always looking to improve their business’ technology infrastructure and increase their individual abilities. But in any business, it’s important to have a full understanding of the benefits and costs of a certification, especially when there are so many different technology certifications available.

This is no different when evaluating whether or not to invest the time and money to pursue Cisco networking certification. Here are the costs and benefits of becoming a Cisco Certified Network Associate or CCNA.Read More