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Microsoft Certification Program Overview 2018

Microsoft Certification Program Overview 2018

July 18, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Sara Lamb

Achieving IT certifications through the Microsoft Certification Program shows a person’s competence in a specific Microsoft technology, and it can result in all kinds of work-related and personal benefits. For example, studies show that IT certifications increase the chances of landing a job (or getting a promotion), and more than 80 percent of hiring managers report that IT certifications are a medium or high priority in making hiring decisions.Read More

CEH vs CISSP – Which Is Best?

CEH vs CISSP – Which Is Best?

July 6, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Security / by Sara Lamb

If you asked 100 IT security professional which certification to get for both knowledge and career advancement, you’d get approximately 90 different answers. There are so many cybersecurity certifications out there that it can be tough to decide which to choose.

There is, however, a consensus among the pros that both the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications are valuable. That leaves you with the challenge of identifying which is right for you and your career. Let me break it down to help with your decision.  Read More

New Classes at Centriq Training in 2018

New Classes at Centriq Training in 2018

July 6, 2018 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

The following are classes that have been added to our schedule this year. Click through on the titles to help you determine which classes you will need to add to your 2018 training plan.

Many of these are so new dates are not posted on the website yet, but they will be shortly. If you are interested in a class and a particular date would work best for you, let your Training Advisor know and we will try to schedule the class on that date!Read More

Microsoft Excel How To’s – Tips for Excel Spreadsheets

Microsoft Excel How To’s – Tips for Excel Spreadsheets

July 2, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

Most people would agree that Microsoft Excel is a very powerful program. Even someone who classifies themselves as an ‘expert user’ could admit to finding new functions and commands from time to time. But, since most of us aren’t Excel experts, it’s helpful to have a resource to turn to when your Excel spreadsheet isn’t quite right.

As a Microsoft Excel instructor, my goal with this blog is to share my knowledge and provide answers to questions I often hear from Excel users. There are some tips included that will increase your efficiency as well! As always, I can’t cover everything in one blog, so if you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, look to the ‘HELP’ feature within the software itself (or sign up for one of my classes).Read More

Microsoft Word How To’s – Formatting Tips for Word Documents

Microsoft Word How To’s – Formatting Tips for Word Documents

June 15, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

Has this ever happened to you? You’re plugging along on a Microsoft Word document only to freeze because you can’t recall how to do a relatively simple formatting function. I think it’s happened to all of us at one point or another and I hope the following will be your go-to resource whenever an instance like that takes place. (Bookmark the link so you can easily find it whenever a brain freeze occurs!)

My goal is not to cover all Microsoft Word formatting capabilities, just the basic ones that can increase your efficiency greatly. If you need more information or other guidance, look to the ‘HELP’ feature within the software itself.Read More

3 Benefits of a CompTIA Certification

3 Benefits of a CompTIA Certification

June 8, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, CompTIA / by Sara Lamb

Whether you are an IT pro with years of experience, or still relatively new to the field, continuing your tech education is a must if you want to remain competitive in the job market.

Better yet, continue your education with an IT certification.

Getting a highly respected IT certification not only enhances your skills, it lets potential employers know that you are serious and capable of meeting strict testing requirements.Read More

Outstanding Options in Microsoft Access

Outstanding Options in Microsoft Access

May 22, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

Customized Keyboard Shortcut Keys

Many users find that keyboard shortcuts for Access helps them work more efficiently.  In the previous blog, we discussed some frequently used keyboard shortcuts. In this blog, we will discuss how to create customized keyboard shortcut keys.

The AutoKeys macro assigns shortcut key combinations to a set of tasks.  You can only create one AutoKeys macro in each database but you can create multiple submacros, with each submacro assigned a shortcut key combination.  You must name the macro “AutoKeys” for it to work.Read More