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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

How Do I Find and Redeem Microsoft SATV’s?

How Do I Find and Redeem Microsoft SATV’s?

October 14, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

As a Gold Microsoft Learning Partner, Centriq Training works closely with Microsoft to help customers redeem their Soft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV’s) for Microsoft training classes. Click here for details about what SATV’s are or continue reading for an overview of the SATV process…keep in mind, the easiest way for you to find out if you have SATV’s and redeem them is to talk to a Centriq Training Advisor. You can contact them directly online, via email or at 913.322.7062.Read More

What is EC-Council’s NEW Certified Network Defender Program?

What is EC-Council’s NEW Certified Network Defender Program?

October 4, 2016 in EC-Council / by Sara Lamb

To put it simply, it’s the ultimate security certification for network administrators.

If that’s all the information you needed and you’re ready to start training for the certification, click here. But, if you’d like to know more … read on!

“Cyber Security is commonly the first thing on the minds of CIO but is, in many cases, an afterthought for the IT department.”

– Jay Bavisi, President EC-Council

EC-Council’s NEW Certified Network Defender Program

Organizational focus on cyber defense is more important than ever as cyber breaches have a far greater financial impact and can cause broad reputational damage.

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Is Angular the future of Web Development? WebAssembly is coming.

Is Angular the future of Web Development? WebAssembly is coming.

September 26, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Web Development / by Sara Lamb

(Written by Doug Hoff/Centriq Training)

Web development has passed through three major architecture patterns. And a fourth is on the way which will add more choices for designers and keep developers busy as they blend the types both by design and confusion.

Google’s Angular framework is an example of the latest style of architecture and with the release of Angular 2.0 has demonstrated that the Single Page Application is getting easier to develop. But it’s not just another framework. It’s on the architectural path that the web is taking in general. The question I want to address is whether or not Angular will be a long-term solution for the web. In doing so, the choices will become clearer how other styles are appropriate or not based on business needs.Read More

Tips for Preparing to Ask Management to Invest in IT Training

Tips for Preparing to Ask Management to Invest in IT Training

September 13, 2016 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Technology changes quickly, which is why your skills should be ever evolving and updated regularly. In a perfect world, every company would have a limitless budget for training and certifications, but unfortunately that’s not how it works at most companies.

Despite the challenges business owners and leaders face regarding managing staff and budget limitations, training still needs to be a priority. You wouldn’t go to a doctor that hadn’t updated their skills in 20 years would you? The same argument can be said for a company leaving their network or website in the hands of someone who hasn’t updated their skills in the last 10 – 15 years!

With that in mind, here are some tips for making the pitch to your boss or upper management as to why paying for training is a wise investment in you and the company.Read More