New class structure separates training for the two CompTIA A+ exams and adds hands-on components for less experienced IT pros.
With the introduction of the A+ 1000 series in 2019, CompTIA significantly expanded the content covered by the two exams required to obtain the A+ certification. (What is the A+ certification?) There is a greater emphasis on Cloud computing, virtualization, Internet of Things, cybersecurity and networking than in the previous 900 series. There is also additional content covering IT support roles, operational procedure competency, problem-solving as well as data management, IT security and Cloud technology. The result is that the two certification exams are more challenging than ever before – especially if you are new to your technology career. That’s why Centriq has recently revised its CompTIA A+ training curriculum to give students a better understanding of the material and a greater chance of obtaining their A+ certification.
What is the CompTIA A+ Certification? Everything You need to know
Updated entry-level certification offers new IT professionals the ability to demonstrate technical competence.
The CompTIA A+ exam is the only vendor-neutral industry recognized credential with performance-based items that prove IT pros can think on their feet to perform critical IT support tasks. The A+ Certification is trusted by employers world-wide to identify their department experts to help with quick and efficient troubleshooting.
We can’t get enough of Microsoft Teams and how it has transformed the modern workday. It is easy to flip back and forth through tasks throughout the day and stay looped in to what your team is doing. Do you have Teams but feel like you aren’t getting enough out of it? Follow our tips and start your new year off right with productivity!Read More
What SharePoint is Used for & Why it’s the Center of the O365 Universe
We are all creatures of habit. And the biggest business habit is email. A form of technology invented in 1971 is too often the primary tool to communicate and collaborate in today’s business environment. Think about that. We have stretched that outdated technology to work in a way it was not initially intended. We make folders. We make subfolders. We scroll through endless conversations in the all-too-often vain attempt to find attachments. We need a productivity-boosting, headache-ending upgrade.
Enter SharePoint – the center of the O365 universe.
Many studies and articles over the last couple of years have brought attention to the types of “soft” skills employees need to be successful in today’s ever-changing workplace. NOTE: See a list of links at the end of this article for more information. In fact, many would argue that these “soft” skills are just as important (if not more important) than the “technical/hard” skills required for the job.
Effective leadership is essential to the success of any organization. It is also a major ingredient in how much an individual contributor achieves in their personal job role. Do you want to develop your leadership skills so you can further your career and make significant contributions to your company? If yes, then read on.
Office 365 is the first step in leading your company to a Digital Transformation— but that means getting comfortable with more than just Outlook in the Cloud. There are more than 25 amazing new apps with O365. So, where to start? Read More
The New CCNA: Your Guide on the New CCNA Certification Exam
Are you ready to launch your career as an IT professional? If so, good news! Cisco has redesigned the CCNA certification to prepare professionals for associate-level IT jobs. The new CCNA cert (which is scheduled to go live in February 2020) will validate a broad range of knowledge and skills, covering topics from networking and security fundamentals to automation and programmability.
If you want to succeed in the workplace, good communication skills are essential. After all, communication plays a key role in several other workplace skills needed on the job including conflict management, negotiation, networking, crucial conversations, leadership, teamwork, coaching and feedback, motivation, emotional intelligence, delegation, etc.Read More
Office 365 for HR Teams: Discover the O365 Onboarding & Adoption Process
Are you ready, HR? The O365 ball is in your court!
For years, IT has owned the deployment of Microsoft Office products. But as the Office 365 revolution grows, businesses must change the way they’re handling Microsoft Office adoption. Why? Because O365 is designed to be managed by business unit owners– not IT.
Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest-growing commercial product ever. Your company’s goal with O365 is to create a fully digital, collaborative workplace – because that’s the value of O365. But it takes more than just learning how to use Outlook in the Cloud. It has more than 20 productivity apps (in addition to Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint). It’s a fundamentally different way of working.