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Do You Maintain IT Certifications for Your IT Department?

Do You Maintain IT Certifications for Your IT Department?

February 27, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Technology changes with astonishing speed, which makes keeping an IT department up with all those changes one of the biggest challenges a company will face today. How can we know that the people on our teams have experience that is not only up to the right standards, but also up to date? Simple: you keep your employees trained with an ongoing IT certification program.

IT certifications are a great way to ensure every member of your IT team has the base knowledge necessary to do their job effectively, but most certifications need regular renewals. Here’s how to keep your certifications up-to-date.Read More

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

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

February 23, 2017 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Sara Lamb

Career Program Alumni On the Move

Not only does Centriq’s TechSmart KC 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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Benefits of Becoming a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Benefits of Becoming a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

February 8, 2017 in Cisco / by Sara Lamb

No matter the industry, IT professionals are always looking to improve their business’ technology infrastructure and increase their individual abilities. But in any business, it’s important to have a full understanding of the benefits and costs of a certification, especially when there are so many different technology certifications available.

This is no different when evaluating whether or not to invest the time and money to pursue Cisco networking certification. Here are the costs and benefits of becoming a Cisco Certified Network Associate or CCNA.Read More

Introducing CHFI v9: The World’s Most Comprehensive Computer Forensic Certification Program

Introducing CHFI v9: The World’s Most Comprehensive Computer Forensic Certification Program

February 7, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Security, EC-Council / by Sara Lamb

Digital technologies are changing the face of business. As organizations rapidly embracing digital technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data and IOT, the context of digital forensics is more relevant than before. The growing number of cybercrimes has changed the role of forensics from DNA to Digital.

According to the market research report published by IndustryARC, by 2020, the digital forensics market will reach 4.8 billion USD. IndustryARC also predicts that the maximum use of digital forensics is from the federal sector and this will grow from $1,097.2 million in 2015 to $2,060.5 million by 2020. The major drivers for this are increasing threats from cybercrime and terrorist attacks. Foote Partners, which tracks information technology (IT) jobs across all skill levels, projects the global demand for cyber security talent to rise to six million by 2019, with an expected shortfall of 1.5 million professionals.Read More

Why A Disaster Recovery Strategy Must Be Top Of Mind for IT Security Personnel

Why A Disaster Recovery Strategy Must Be Top Of Mind for IT Security Personnel

February 2, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Security / by Sara Lamb

POST WRITTEN BY: Jeffrey Ton for Forbes

(Link to original article at the end of the piece.)

It’s no secret that data security is essential to our modern, technology-driven marketplace. With the internet of things and artificial intelligence growing commonplace, the expectations for continued innovation and constant availability are stronger than ever. I don’t know about you, but when I log into Netflix, I expect to watch movies without interruption. Yet I would be pretty upset if Netflix delivered this streaming at the cost of my privacy.Read More

Benefits of Instructor Led Training Classes over Self-Paced Online Classes to Achieve a Computer Certification

Benefits of Instructor Led Training Classes over Self-Paced Online Classes to Achieve a Computer Certification

January 27, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

It’s critical to all businesses that employees have the skills to properly use the tools at their disposal. This is no different for individuals within IT, but it can sometimes be a challenge to convince a Manager or non-IT decision maker to invest in Certification training, especially if one option costs more than another. You have to educate the person paying for training on the benefits of Instructor Led Classes over Self-Paced Online Classes when you’re in need of training for a technology certification.Read More

IT Skills to have in 2017 for a Pay Raise

IT Skills to have in 2017 for a Pay Raise

December 21, 2016 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Advances in mobility, cloud, Big Data, DevOps and digital delivery, plus the shift to more rapid release cycles of software and services, are enabling businesses to become more agile. Redmond Magazine recently published a report about the IT skills gap these trends are creating, their impact on salaries and where the demand for expertise is headed. This is an excerpt of that article. You can read their report in full via the link at the bottom of the page.

It’s difficult to find an employer not struggling to come up with a unique tech staffing model that balances three things:

  • The urgencies of new digital innovation strategies
  • Combating ever deepening security threats
  • Keeping integrated systems and networks running smoothly and efficiently

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Microsoft Streamlines Technical Certifications

Microsoft Streamlines Technical Certifications

November 18, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

As Microsoft Learning’s General Manager Alison Cunard announced in September 2016, Microsoft has streamlined its technical certifications, aligning to industry-recognized areas of competence while providing flexibility to showcase your specific skills on Microsoft products and services.

Five new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) specialties are being released.  These credentials are aligned to Centers of Excellence, used by the Microsoft Partner Network to identify technical competencies that are widely recognizable by both Microsoft partners and customers.Read More