August’s Featured TechSmart KC Student
“After high school I enlisted in the Air Force. Initially I went in to be a bomb technician, but after a change of heart, I was placed in the Security Forces career field where I spent my entire enlistment at Minot AFB, North Dakota. Once my enlistment was over I re-joined the civilian world and Read More
15 Programming Languages to Know in 2015
As technology is ever-changing, it can be challenging to stay up to speed on what’s new and what’s still relevant.
Todd Wasserman, from Mashable, compiled this list, which includes the programming languages every Developer should know in 2015.
Java is one of the most popular languages for building back-ends for modern enterprise-web applications. With Java and frameworks based on it, web developers can build scalable web apps for a variety of users. Java is also the main language used to develop native Android apps for smartphones and tablets.Read More
Which version of Windows 10 should you get?
July TechSmart Student of the Month
“I am a first generation Danish-American born and raised in Wichita, KS. Growing up, I enjoyed being in the Robotics and Science Olympiad. When it was time for college I was accepted to aRead More
Thank You, TechSmart KC Alumni!
Our 3rd Annual TechSmart KC Alumni Appreciation Event was held on Thursday, June 11th. A large tent was set up in our back parking lot and the event featured food trucks from Taco Republic and The Sweet Tooth Cupcake Cruiser. Six employers helped sponsor the event and set up tables to visit with alumni about their current job openings. Thank you AOS, Grantham University, TriCom Technical Services, Adams Gabbert, Netsmart, and Apex Systems!
The evening was filled with networking, food, drinks, and entertainment from some of our alumni members. Including Zanzibar Drums (Alumni Lance Rupert), an African drumming and world music ensemble and Tricks of Light (Alumni Chris Byram, Cody Sanders, Jeren Sisk and Chris Trollman), a professional?? fire group, which includes fire spinning, breathing, hula hoops and martial arts.
New Electives for Microsoft MCSA Certification Exam
Microsoft is offering more flexibility with MCSA Certification exams. IT Professionals seeking a SQL Server 2012 MCSA or Windows Server 2012 MCSA will now have the flexibility to choose the subject matter of their final certification exam. This flexibility will allow IT Pros to select an exam that better aligns with their skills and interests.
New IT Security Training Course at Centriq ESCP .NET
Software defects, bugs, and flaws in the logic of the program are consistently the cause for software vulnerabilities. Analysis by software security professionals has proven that most vulnerabilities are due to errors in programming.
Hence, it has become a must for developers to learn secure coding practices.Read More
Top 6 Things to Know Prior to Attending Administering Windows Server 2012 Training
Prior to attending MS-20411 (Administering Windows Server 2012) training at Centriq, we recommend you know the following:
1. You must know the Windows Server 2012R2 interface and its new features. This class does not teach those skills. You should also be familiar with installing and configuring roles and features in a Windows 2012 R2 environment.Read More
What’s New at Centriq Training
When is the last time you stopped by 8700 State Line for a visit? If it was before March, you probably haven’t seen our latest remodel. We are so excited about the newest changes to our facility, which includes more classrooms, new furniture for student use, and a new lounge on the first floor for our staff and instructors. If you haven’t seen it all in person yet, hopefully you will soon at our upcoming Alumni Appreciation Event on June 11! Check out the pictures below for a sneak peek in the meantime!
When you hear “Centriq,” what immediately comes to mind? IT Training? School? You may not be aware that Centriq is not just the name of our company, but also an acronym of our core values. Those core values are: Communication, Empowerment, No Student Left Behind, Teamwork, Recognition, Innovation, and Quality. These values are at the heart of our business, and direct our services and decision-making. For years, Centriq has recognized “Centriq Champions” every month – instructors or staff members who have embodied one or more of these values.
Last month, we decided to start giving Champion awards to our TechSmart KC students, as well. Read More