Meet Mickie Brewer, one of Centriq’s Microsoft 365 Training Specialists. Mickie came to Centriq in 2018 with experience as a consultant, specializing in Microsoft 365. Mickie uses her expertise as a trainer and end-user to prepare organizations of all sizes for successful Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams adoption. When Mickie isn’t in the classroom, you can find her hittin’ the road trips in her Jeep!
Year-end reflection: Use MyAnalytics to discover your digital work habits and set goals for the new year
Many of us found ourselves working virtually this year more than ever before, and our reliance on digital tools and workspaces increased along with that change. You may have found yourself using Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Planner, and other M365 apps and services for the first time or perhaps just more than usual.
One unique Microsoft 365 (M365) tool you may not have heard of is MyAnalytics. MyAnalytics is constantly working in the background analyzing your digital work habits and providing you a personalized view into how you spend your time.
MyAnalytics can help you reflect on your virtual collaboration and work habits, such as how much of your week you spend in meetings, as well as provide ideas for improving your digital work life, such as blocking focus time each day when you’re most productive. MyAnalytics is private and specific to you as an individual user and serves exclusively as an information resource for your own consumption.
As COVID continues to alter the workplace, organizations are understanding that the “work from home” evolution requires not just improved technical skills but also improved “soft skills” such as more efficient communication, effective project management as new processes are implemented and even greater time management. Here are some of the most popular classes Centriq customers are taking this fall to close “soft skills gaps” as we adjust to the new workplace environment.
This month you can purchase any two 5-day Microsoft classes for only $3,500! That’s a 40% savings on training for technologies like: PowerShell, Azure, SQL, System Center, M365, Windows 10, and more. You have until October 31, 2020 to attend the classes. So, you have the entire summer to enroll and save! Buy your two classes today and start saving!
Until April 21, 2020, Office 365 and Microsoft 365 were separate but overlapping Microsoft productivity tools or products. (See our blog recently revised blog Office 365 vs Microsoft 365: What’s the Difference? Are They the Same?). But on that date, Microsoft announced that the group of productivity apps formerly known as Office 365 would now be branded “Microsoft 365”.
With the health and safety of our students, our employees and their families being of utmost importance Centriq Training began preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic in early March.
WhAT IS LIVE VIRTUAL TRAINING: sAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT cENTRIQ
With the health and safety of our students and employee team being of utmost importance – and in compliance with government directives – Centriq Training has transitioned its entire operations to a hybrid workforce. All classes, all operations and all sales functions at Centriq are now operating on a hybrid schedule, with reporting locations split between in-person and remote operations. (Read about Centriq’s Response to COVID-19). Our classroom atmosphere is currently split between in-person learning along with our Live Virtual Training. In-person classes vary depending on the learning path and what classes better perform with in-person learning where our remote classes are taught through our Live Virtual Training. Both of these learning options prepare our students for learning the skills they need to advance in their IT career.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8) Certification Path – Centriq Training
Are you ready for the new Red Hat? The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) operating system has gone under a facelift, creating a total platform change for the first time in almost 5 years. These system changes bring new learning paths for users, upgrading all certifications to follow the path to RHEL 8 to eventually achieve the status of Red Hat Certified Engineer and Certified Specialist.
2019 Microsoft Product Roadmap Summary: Upcoming Products & Dates
(Quoted content provided by Gladys Rama/Redmond Channel Partner)
Each year, Redmond Channel Partner publishes their highly-anticipated Microsoft Product Roadmap, which takes an in-depth look at what Microsoft releases and updates are on the immediate horizon. Once again, 2019 will be a busy year, with major updates to Windows 10, Dynamics 365, and System Center on tap, to name just a few. Below is a condensed summary of the Roadmap, which provides a snapshot of new and upcoming releases, version updates, and anticipated release dates.
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