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Programming Certifications to Give You an Advantage

Programming Certifications to Give You an Advantage

October 12, 2018 in Red Hat/Open Source, Corporate IT Training, CompTIA, Microsoft, Web Development, Cisco / by Sara Lamb

The demand for expertise in programming and other IT skills remains very high, a situation that won’t be changing for the foreseeable future. But what’s the best way for you to position yourself and take advantage of the overwhelming need for the technical skills all companies crave? Acquiring developer training and certification is a great way to do this, as it can allow you to stand out against the competition in what can be a very crowded industry. It’s proof that you have the qualifications necessary to land that new dream job or gain that mega promotion.Read More

Featured Networking Student for October 2018

Featured Networking Student for October 2018

October 12, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

CINDY GONZALEZ

Bio

I have been an elementary and high school substitute teacher and a teaching assistant. I have also coached competitive girl’s gymnastics teams and volunteered through AmeriCorps with Habitat for Humanity. I was also in the Army as an Information Technology Specialist.  Any time my friends or family have computer issues, they usually come to me to help them out.Read More

Windows PowerShell: What is it & How to Use it

Windows PowerShell: What is it & How to Use it

October 12, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Sara Lamb

If you are like many typical computer users, you are familiar with the Command Prompt — the command line interpreter that comes standard with most Windows operating systems. But are you familiar with Windows PowerShell? This powerful tool can do everything the Command Prompt does — in fact, it’s designed to replace it — and much, much more. To see this, let’s take a closer look at what Windows Powershell is, and how we can put its power to good use.Read More

Featured Developer Student for October 2018

Featured Developer Student for October 2018

October 5, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Kaylynn Keller

Bio

I have worked the last several years in Customer Service. During this time I’ve developed a lot of really good skills, such as active listening, working in a fast paced environment, and speaking and explaining things clearly. I also started my own side business at the beginning of the year making and selling paper art. This has taught me a lot of skills as well like organizing, prioritizing, and planning work. Aside from work and running a business and I am a partner to my wonderful Fiancé, Jake, and a Mother to my awesome 3-year-old, Lincoln.

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How to Prepare for Coding Bootcamp

How to Prepare for Coding Bootcamp

October 2, 2018 in College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Emfluence

How to Prepare for Coding Bootcamp


No matter what the endeavor, it helps to be prepared. And this definitely rings true If you are contemplating attending a coding bootcamp. Even if you are attending a bootcamp that doesn’t require attendees to have any prior coding experience, you will be better positioned to get the most out of the experience if you do some kind of preparation beforehand. But what’s the best way to prepare? While much will depend on the relative experience of each individual, we can take a look at some general tips that can help everyone get prepared for their individual coding bootcamp. 
What is a coding bootcamp?

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New Jobs for Grads of Centriq IT Career Program – September 2018

New Jobs for Grads of Centriq IT Career Program – September 2018

September 27, 2018 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Dayna Schroeder

Career Program Alumni On the Move

Not only does the Centriq IT 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 STL Developing Student for September 2018

Featured STL Developing Student for September 2018

September 19, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Dennis Michalicek

DennisMichalicekCentriqFeaturedStudent

Bio

I have mostly worked in a manufacturing environment, both technology and non-technology related. During that time, I’ve learned a lot of what it’s like to be in a team setting, and how communication is the key to success for the team, the project, and the company. Every team member’s voice needs to be heard, and their knowledge utilized for overall success. Most importantly, I learned that technology is not just the future, but it is the here and now.
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Azure Certification Path: Importance of an Azure Certification

Azure Certification Path: Importance of an Azure Certification

September 17, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Sara Lamb

The cloud is the new way to compute.

Small businesses and enterprises alike have realized how cloud computing offers better management and accessibility options than in-house resources ever could. This has prompted the shift to a decentralized computing model – a shift that allows users to have universal access to computing data and resources from anywhere on the planet.Read More

Coding Bootcamps for Veterans: Why Vets Should Look into Coding Bootcamps

Coding Bootcamps for Veterans: Why Vets Should Look into Coding Bootcamps

September 17, 2018 in Veterans/GI Bill, IT Career Program / by Hannah Mulligan

It’s time for veterans to go back to bootcamp.

But we’re not talking about military bootcamp. We’re talking about coding bootcamps that can help veterans gain the skills they need to start satisfying, high-earning careers in the tech industry.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 63% of unemployed veterans fall in the 18-54 age group – prime working years when a stable, satisfying job can make a huge difference towards enjoying a better quality of life. This shows that transitioning from military service to the civilian lifestyle can be difficult.

Civilian lifestyle is much different than what veterans tend to be accustomed to, and although job opportunities are out there, not all veterans find themselves properly equipped. However, technology presents veterans an opportunity to build a career in a rapidly-booming industry by learning to code.

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Cisco Certification Salaries: How to Increase Your IT Salary

Cisco Certification Salaries: How to Increase Your IT Salary

September 17, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Cisco / by Sara Lamb

If you are stuck at one job title with little to no salary increment, then it is time to look around for opportunities to improve your qualifications and get a better IT salary. In a field as dynamic as IT, certification can make a huge difference.

IT managers make about $83,000 per year on an average. However, IT professionals need years of experience to get to the managerial level. Most people start as technicians making around $66,000 per year and then slowly move ahead.Read More