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Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for August 2017

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for August 2017

August 18, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Peter Weisensee

Centriq Training Student of the Month

Bio

“I was born in Texas, but have spent most of my life around the Kansas City area.  After graduating high school and being blessed with a daughter, Rhian, I decided to join the Air Force and train as an Air Traffic Controller.  I worked in the aviation industry for over 10 years, both as a military Non-Commissioned Officer for the Air Force and as a civilian Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Government.  I’ve spent time in many different regions of the United States as well as time overseas in Germany, Iraq, and Qatar.  Down the road, I would like to end up in Austin, Texas to be close to my brother and some other family.Read More

Featured IT Administrator Student for August 2017

Featured IT Administrator Student for August 2017

August 18, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Jordan provo

Centriq Training Student of the Month

Bio

“I was born and raised in Kansas City and attended high school in Oak Grove, MO.  Prior to coming to Centriq, I was a Line Cook and Receiver Supervisor at a gourmet grocery store named Dean and Deluca, located in the heart of Leawood.  I worked my way up at Dean and Deluca over my four years of employment there.  However, I realized wasn’t going to be able to grow financially in the way I wanted to by working in the food industry, so I decided to leave Dean and Deluca.  Growing up, I always had a strong passion for technology.  I built my first computer in the 8th grade and obtained a few IT certifications in high school. My passion for technology is what made me decide to go to Centriq.Read More

Awesome Add-ins for Excel

Awesome Add-ins for Excel

August 17, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Craig Gerdes

An add-in is a term used for a software utility added to a primary program.  In other words, add-ins are mini applications that extend what you can do with Microsoft Office programs.  When you enable an add-in, it adds custom commands and new features to programs that help increase your productivity.Read More

Fantastic Functions in Excel

Fantastic Functions in Excel

August 4, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Craig Gerdes

With hundreds of functions available in Excel in multiple categories, it is nearly impossible for any one person to know how to use all of the functions.

This blog article will discuss a few of the lesser-known functions such as FORECAST, GETPIVOTDATA, TRANSPOSE, LARGE/SMALL (not the same as MAXIMUM/MINIMUM), and INDEX with MATCH.

As you may already know Excel functions are grouped into several categories including financial, logical, text, date/time, lookup and reference, math, statistical, engineering, cube, and of course, several others including the basic AutoSum functions.Read More

SharePoint and the Future of Work

SharePoint and the Future of Work

August 3, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

When it comes to its signature SharePoint document management software, Microsoft is deservedly ambitious. The company claims to reinvent the digital connected workplace and empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Underlying these big claims is technology that truly can revolutionize the way people work on every level.Read More

Why IT Departments Need to Integrate SharePoint Into Their Workflows

Why IT Departments Need to Integrate SharePoint Into Their Workflows

August 3, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Today’s IT departments often find themselves pigeonholed by accessibility – both in terms of employees’ standard capacity to access documents and applications, and in the greater scope of making technology available to individuals with permanent, temporary, or situational accessibility needs.

In both respects, Microsoft SharePoint is leading the way towards creating a powerfully accessible digital office workspace. SharePoint users enjoy a unified, secure platform for employee data access.Read More

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – July 2017

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – July 2017

August 2, 2017 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

Career Program Alumni On the Move

Not only does Centriq’s Career Program train you for IT jobs, but we also assist with IT job placements immediately after graduation and throughout your career.

The following alumni have recently changed jobs … find them on LinkedIn and congratulate them! Or, if you’re looking to make a change yourself, send them a message to see if there are any other open positions at their new company.

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Featured IT Administrator Student for July 2017

Featured IT Administrator Student for July 2017

July 31, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Cameron Plas

Cameron-Plas

Bio

“I am a lifelong learner who loves dogs, music and all things technology. I grew up in a small town and wrestled for 8 years, even winning the state championship. I moved to Kansas City in high school and enjoy all things KC.  Before coming to Centriq, I was the lead over a small team involved with medical coding, billing, training and customer service at Apria Healthcare for just over four years. Prior to that, I was an assistant manager at Sheridan’s Frozen Custard for over five years. My previous work involvement has provided me a wealth of experience in communication, problem solving, leadership, and how to thrive in ever-changing, fast-paced environments.Read More

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for July 2017

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for July 2017

July 31, 2017 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

michael garten

Michael-Garten

Bio

“I grew up on a farm outside of a small town, which led me to learn to entertain myself pretty early, mostly by tearing things apart to see how they work, or building Lego cities. After high school, I went to Longview Community College for a year to play baseball then transferred to Missouri State University to study Marketing. Once I graduated, I spent some time in account management/project management based roles, and I found myself building the tools to help my co-workers do their jobs. I’ve always enjoyed studying how people interact with their daily processes and routines. I decided to make a career of turning those processes and routines into software.Read More

Getting Certified in Microsoft Office: Special Insights

Getting Certified in Microsoft Office: Special Insights

July 31, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Craig Gerdes

Are you interested in earning a higher salary?  Do you like being on the fast track to a possible new promotion?  Are you attracted to the idea of earning recognition for your hard-earned knowledge and skills?  Then a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification may be just right for you!  It certainly would add something extra on your resume and set you apart from your coworkers or other job seekers.

This article will share some helpful insights into the certification process including describing the different levels of achievement available, the best methods to study and practice for the exams, practical tips from a recent completer (me!), and much more.Read More