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HOW TO GET OUT OF RETAIL

HOW TO GET OUT OF RETAIL

August 2, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Retail managers develop a variety of skills in their line of work. From being leaders and problem solvers to having great attention to detail and communication abilities, they are equipped with a set of traits needed to transition from retail to office. A career change into information technology is just the alternative for those who don’t want to work in retail anymore.

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What Is the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification And Why Do I Need It?

What Is the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification And Why Do I Need It?

August 1, 2022 in Azure, Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, IT Career Program, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

You know the terms “cloud” and “cloud services” but you may not be so sure what Microsoft Azure is or why it’s important. If you’re looking to start a career in IT, getting your AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification is a great way to get your foot in the door. But what exactly is Microsoft Azure, why is the AZ-900 certification so important for getting a career in IT, and what is the pathway to passing this exam? Keep reading to find out.

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Why CompTIA Security+ is For You

Why CompTIA Security+ is For You

July 29, 2022 in Centriq News, CompTIA, Corporate IT Training, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Those in cyber security will attest that getting a CompTIA Security+ certification is a good idea if you’re looking to add credentials to your resume. This is a baseline certification exam that’s been recognized by the United States Department of Defense that meets requirements for obtaining certain positions and holds value to employers everywhere. 

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Meet Technical Instructor Jeff Westerhaus

Meet Technical Instructor Jeff Westerhaus

July 28, 2022 in Centriq News / by Centriq Training

Meet Jeff Westerhaus, one of our Technical Instructors at Centriq! As a Technical Instructor, Jeff leads you through our proprietary job skill training program. His expertise is in our Network Fundamentals section, preparing you to succeed in earning your CompTIA Network+ certification. He is also a resource for you beyond the classroom throughout your training, and can help provide insight with his own personal experiences both as a technology professional and his experience before working in IT.

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HOW TO GET OUT OF MANUAL LABOR JOBS

HOW TO GET OUT OF MANUAL LABOR JOBS

July 26, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

If you’ve been working as a manual laborer, you already know the useful traits you bring to the table. These skills you’ve built up over the years will become essential throughout your IT training program and your career change. Manual laborers are hardworking team players who understand the value of good communication, all of which play a daily role in the tech world. You may even have experience with some technology yourself that will give you a jumpstart on the field. 

Whether you are looking for alternative careers for carpenters, construction workers, mechanics, or landscape architects, a transition into the IT industry is for you.

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Top 5 Transferable Skills Companies Are Looking for In Help Desk Job Applicants

Top 5 Transferable Skills Companies Are Looking for In Help Desk Job Applicants

July 25, 2022 in Career Change to IT, Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

If you’re looking into help desk jobs but aren’t sure your resume is worth anything because you have no prior professional IT experience, think again. Enrolling in a technical training program is the first big step, and chances are you have plenty of transferable skills from your previous jobs to beef up your resume — even if those jobs had nothing to do with IT. But what kinds of skills are employers looking for when filling a help desk position, and how can you supplement your resume with the appropriate qualities without having an IT background?

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What Are Soft Skills and Why Do I Need Them For IT?

What Are Soft Skills and Why Do I Need Them For IT?

July 22, 2022 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Have you heard? The IT industry is in need of some serious tech talent. While there are plenty of IT jobs to choose from, it’s important to outperform the competition by keeping your personal and professional skills sharp heading into interviews. We’re talking about Pro Dev, or Professional Development, which encompasses not only your technical skills but also your “soft skills”. 

If you’re job hunting amongst other worthy competitors, soft skills can be the difference between landing that dream job and waiting for an offer that never comes. In the workplace, soft skills illustrate just how valuable a team member you are. But if you’re wondering, what the heck are soft skills, why are they so important for a job in IT, and how can I learn them, you’re in the right place.

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