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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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August’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

August’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

September 30, 2016 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

dena ketcher

Student of the month

Bio

“I have always had a passion for helping and teaching others and after graduating from Ottawa University with a BA in Education I decided to pursue an MA in Special Education.  I have been a Special Education teacher for Shawnee Mission School District since 2006.  In my years there I have had the pleasure of teaching every elementary grade level, and currently teach 4th-6th graders.  In 2011 I joined the Missouri Army National Guard as a Signal Support Specialist.  Read More

Centriq First to Implement Innovative Learning Platform in Tech Career Training

Centriq First to Implement Innovative Learning Platform in Tech Career Training

September 29, 2016 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Jessica Oliver

Centriq has become the first technology bootcamp (or code school) to implement Canvas by Instructure as its Student Learning Portal for its hands-on technology career training programs. Canvas, widely considered the most modern and sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS), is the fastest growing LMS in the higher education space due to its adaptability, customizability, and support.  Centriq, the only technology bootcamp or code school to offer both an entry-level Full-Stack Web Developer bootcamp and an entry-level IT Systems and Security bootcamp, is the first and only school of its type in the United States leveraging Canvas in an immersive bootcamp classroom environment.Read More

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

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

September 28, 2016 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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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

Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Changing to an IT Career in Kansas City

Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Changing to an IT Career in Kansas City

September 21, 2016 in IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

Being stuck in a dead-end job can not only be frustrating, but stressful. You feel trapped because you don’t have the time to job search while working, and maybe the prospects outside of your job just aren’t that promising. The job growth in Kansas City is below the national average, so there’s little chance more exciting career opportunities will come around soon. It may be time to re-evaluate your career path.

It’s no secret the IT (or Information Technology) industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Technology is constantly evolving, and entire businesses and industries rely on the latest technology to grow. Some could even say that technology is the backbone of the economy of the United States. A career in IT may just be the solution you need for your dead-end job.Read More

GI Bill Questions -The Three Most Important

GI Bill Questions -The Three Most Important

September 15, 2016 in Veterans/GI Bill, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

Does this sound familiar? You joined the military in your teens. Maybe you served in Iraq or Afghanistan, or maybe you were stateside the entire time. Regardless, after 6-10 years of being a soldier, your family needed you. So you separated from the military. You learned a lot and gained a great deal of experience. But now you’re not sure how, or even if, it translates to a civilian job.

Your first thought is to use your GI Bill benefits and finish your education. You check out online classes and traditional college,  but your family can’t wait for two to four years for you to get a great-paying job.  Or, maybe college just isn’t right for you.

If that’s familiar, you may not know where to go next. Don’t worry though, to find the right path all you have to do is ask yourself the right three questions. These are the same three questions every veteran should ask before making a decision on how to use your GI Bill benefits: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

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

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

August 29, 2016 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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