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Making Positive Changes for a Positive Future in IT

Making Positive Changes for a Positive Future in IT

February 19, 2019 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Making a Career Change to IT

You might have read it only takes 21 days to form a new habit, but when you try it out for yourself, you have no problem reverting back to your old ways on Day 22. So what gives? As it turns out, the idea of developing a positive change in 21 days was a misinterpreted quote from Dr. Maxwell Maltz. Maltz actually states it takes a minimum of 21 days to make a permanent change, and it can take much longer depending on the change you are looking to make. Studies now show it takes anywhere from 18-254 days to make a change, with the average person taking about 66 days to establish a new habit.

These numbers might seem daunting, especially if the change you are trying to make is to entirely change career paths. However, with the right tools, you can create a positive change in your future with a new career in IT. Are you ready to make a positive change in your life and join the IT industry? Check out our tips to help set you up for success!Read More

Train Smarter, Not Longer For Your Technology Career

Train Smarter, Not Longer For Your Technology Career

February 11, 2019 in Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

A Complete Guide on IT Career Training vs a College Degree

What if we told you that you didn’t need a college degree for a career in the technology industry? What if we said to forgo the hefty student loans, massive lecture halls and annoying prerequisite classes… and that you’d still be able to snag a career in one of the most prestigious industries in the world? Would you believe us?

Well, you should. You don’t need a college degree for career in IT.
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Basic Cisco Router Setup and Configuration

Basic Cisco Router Setup and Configuration

November 30, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Cisco / by Centriq Training

Getting a Cisco router up and working is a fairly straightforward endeavor, as there are really only a few items that need to be addressed. Let’s take a look at the basic instructions that will help you configure and setup the router. Once these basic settings are established, the configuration can be made more complex given the individual needs specific to each use.Read More

What is Team Foundation Server (TFS)?

What is Team Foundation Server (TFS)?

November 30, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

Team Foundation Server (often abbreviated to TFS) is a Microsoft product that provides tools and technologies designed to help teams collaborate and orchestrate their efforts to finish projects or create a product. It enables DevOps capabilities covering the entire application lifecycle. The main elements include source code management, requirements management, project management, reporting, testing, and release management capabilities. TFS is tailored to Visual Studio and Eclipse, but is also used as a back-end in other integrated development environments. Let’s take a closer look at this powerful product.Read More

Quick Reference Guide for O365 Apps

Quick Reference Guide for O365 Apps

November 14, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Centriq Training

As more organizations migrate to Office 365, end-users now have to determine how to use the applications included in the new office suite. Centriq Training instructor Mickie Brewer put together the following chart to help Centriq employees better understand how to take advantage of apps that are new to them. We found it so useful we decided to share it with you!Read More

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 Centriq Training

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

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 Centriq Training

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

Azure Certification Path: Importance of an Azure Certification

Azure Certification Path: Importance of an Azure Certification

September 17, 2018 in Azure, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

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

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 Centriq Training

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