Centriq's Digital Badging Program
In addition to technical skills, we also provide students with several opportunities to grow as professionals. We understand that employers are looking for candidates with the communication and problem-solving skills that are highly sought in the IT industry. Centriq’s IT Career Program also teaches other important “soft skills” like reliability, self-motivation, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, etc. With our Badging Program, employers can verify that our students have achieved their technical and professional development goals throughout their enrollment.
Students who earn the Featured Student badge have successfully completed the first half of their program. This includes attendance, participation, and professionalism. They have completed all of their assignments on time to date, and have attended all Soft Skill Seminars and events sponsored by Career Services. Instructors have confirmed that the student has shown technical proficiency in class, and they have assisted fellow classmates with labs, homework and projects.
Students who earn the Professionalism Skills badge have met program attendance requirements, completed all assignments, projects, and homework by deadlines given, and attended and participated in all seminars and events delivered by Career Services. These students also exhibit the professionalism, problem-solving, participation, and technical skills that will be required of them in the field.
Program Graduate – Cloud & Security Specialist
Students who earn the Program Graduate badge have completed all 13 courses in the Cloud & Security Specialist program successfully, which includes a presentation of their final project to potential employers, instructors, and classmates. For the final project, students are required to plan, design and build a network systems layout for a mock business. Students will build the network with physical and virtualized servers capable of running Windows or Linux operating systems, physical Cisco switches and routers, and troubleshoot any issues they encounter along the way.
Program Graduate – Full Stack Coding
Students who earn the Program Graduate badge have completed all 13 courses in the Full Stack Coding program successfully, which includes a presentation of their final project to potential employers, instructors, and classmates. For the final project, students are required to build a two-tier web application from scratch, convert an HTML website to an MVC site, set up a population database with backup and deployment of the database to hosting server, utilize Source Control and ASP.NET Identity with a minimum of 2 roles, functional email capabilities, complete CRUD functionality, use of Metadata classes, and Agile/SCRUM methodology with Sprint Planning, Backlogging, and daily SCRUM meetings or stand-ups.
IT Service Desk Support - Cloud & Security Specialist
Students who earn the IT Service Desk Support badge have successfully completed the Help Desk Fundamentals 1 and 2 courses, as well as completed a series of labs, technical material, and final assessment that will prepare them for a position as a Tier 1 Help Desk Technician.