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Why A Disaster Recovery Strategy Must Be Top Of Mind for IT Security Personnel

Why A Disaster Recovery Strategy Must Be Top Of Mind for IT Security Personnel

February 2, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Security / by Sara Lamb

POST WRITTEN BY: Jeffrey Ton for Forbes

(Link to original article at the end of the piece.)

It’s no secret that data security is essential to our modern, technology-driven marketplace. With the internet of things and artificial intelligence growing commonplace, the expectations for continued innovation and constant availability are stronger than ever. I don’t know about you, but when I log into Netflix, I expect to watch movies without interruption. Yet I would be pretty upset if Netflix delivered this streaming at the cost of my privacy.Read More

Benefits of Instructor Led Training Classes over Self-Paced Online Classes to Achieve a Computer Certification

Benefits of Instructor Led Training Classes over Self-Paced Online Classes to Achieve a Computer Certification

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

It’s critical to all businesses that employees have the skills to properly use the tools at their disposal. This is no different for individuals within IT, but it can sometimes be a challenge to convince a Manager or non-IT decision maker to invest in Certification training, especially if one option costs more than another. You have to educate the person paying for training on the benefits of Instructor Led Classes over Self-Paced Online Classes when you’re in need of training for a technology certification.Read More

IT Skills to have in 2017 for a Pay Raise

IT Skills to have in 2017 for a Pay Raise

December 21, 2016 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Advances in mobility, cloud, Big Data, DevOps and digital delivery, plus the shift to more rapid release cycles of software and services, are enabling businesses to become more agile. Redmond Magazine recently published a report about the IT skills gap these trends are creating, their impact on salaries and where the demand for expertise is headed. This is an excerpt of that article. You can read their report in full via the link at the bottom of the page.

It’s difficult to find an employer not struggling to come up with a unique tech staffing model that balances three things:

  • The urgencies of new digital innovation strategies
  • Combating ever deepening security threats
  • Keeping integrated systems and networks running smoothly and efficiently

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Microsoft Streamlines Technical Certifications

Microsoft Streamlines Technical Certifications

November 18, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

As Microsoft Learning’s General Manager Alison Cunard announced in September 2016, Microsoft has streamlined its technical certifications, aligning to industry-recognized areas of competence while providing flexibility to showcase your specific skills on Microsoft products and services.

Five new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) specialties are being released.  These credentials are aligned to Centers of Excellence, used by the Microsoft Partner Network to identify technical competencies that are widely recognizable by both Microsoft partners and customers.Read More

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – November 2016

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – November 2016

November 17, 2016 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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3 Principles of Data Center Infrastructure Design

3 Principles of Data Center Infrastructure Design

November 16, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Cisco / by Sara Lamb

Your data center is the most critical resource within your organization. As you know, it provides the means for all storage, management and dissemination of data, applications and communications for your business. When employees and customers are unable to access the servers, storage systems and networking devices that reside in the data center, your entire organization can shut down. Millions of dollars can be lost in a matter of minutes for businesses like banks, airlines, shipping facilities and online brokerages. Faced with these consequences, IT executives today must optimize their data centers, particularly the network infrastructure. When you consider that 70 percent of network downtime can be attributed to physical layer problems, specifically cabling faults, it’s paramount that more consideration be given to infrastructure design.Read More

The Value of Technical Training & Certification

The Value of Technical Training & Certification

November 7, 2016 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

What every technology professional needs to get ahead

Looking to get ahead in today’s competitive tech world? Now, more than ever, training classes and certifications are vital to fuel a successful career. Certification makes technology professionals more likely to get hired, demonstrate clear business impact and advance their careers. But, these things also benefit employers as well. Read More