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Featured Networking Student for April 2020

Featured Networking Student for April 2020

April 10, 2020 in Featured Students / by Samantha Hollingsworth


Joshua Fierbaugh Featured Student

I’m originally from West Virginia but moved to Kansas City seven years ago. I have a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and 7 years of experience in IT. I started out as tech support representative for Frontier Communications when I lived in West Virginia. When I came to Kansas City, I was a Quality Assurance Tester with USDA.


Q: Why did you decide to come to Centriq?
A: My job situation was not as stable as I wanted in 2019. While working as delivery driver to pay bills, I heard Centriq’s radio commercial. I figured I would give it a go and see what Centriq had to offer. They offered training, certification exams with paid retakes, and scheduled mentoring. What really sold me was the career preparation. Resume building and connections to multiple job recruiters was too good to pass up.

Q: What class has been your favorite so far?
A: Networking fundamentals was a class that I thoroughly enjoyed. Networking was a field that I always wanted to get in-depth with and coming to Centriq helped to make that a reality.

Q: What do you hope to do after Centriq?
A: I want to become a network administrator. I want to be the one to connect people, departments, buildings, and businesses together. Bringing people together and the ability to connect them is extremely powerful and can lead to incredible achievements.

Q: What other hobbies and interests do you have?
A: I like playing games, digital and tabletop. I think games are a great way to bring people together.