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Slack vs. Teams: Combat for Collaboration

Slack vs. Teams: Combat for Collaboration

February 5, 2019 in Microsoft 365, Corporate IT Training / by Alison Chludzinski

To help increase productivity in the workplace, more companies are adopting collaborative communication platforms. These platforms help reduce email clutter and streamline processes with many tools that employees use on a regular basis. Many organizations are catching on to the value of these programs, projecting to increase the communication platform market’s value to $49.5 billion by 2021. Two players have come forward as the frontrunners for many major businesses: Slack and Microsoft Teams. Each platform is similar in structure but has enough differences that beg the question, which is better: Slack or Teams?

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The New ITIL® 4 Certification Structure

The New ITIL® 4 Certification Structure

January 25, 2019 in ITIL, Corporate IT Training / by Hannah Mulligan

The New ITIL® 4 Certification Structure

In 2018, AXELOS announced that it would update its ITIL® service management framework for the first time since 2011. The widely anticipated new version finally arrives in Q1 of 2019 with the release of the ITIL® 4 Foundation course and exam. The remaining levels are scheduled for release in H2 of 2019. The new certification structure (or scheme) is aligned with ITIL® v3 but has been significantly streamlined to provide clear paths for you to continue your ITIL® journey.

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New Microsoft 365 & Office 365 Role-Based Certifications

New Microsoft 365 & Office 365 Role-Based Certifications

January 15, 2019 in Microsoft 365, Centriq News / by Ted Parker

Role-Based Certifications

Overview

With the retirement of the MCSA: Office 365 certifications on March 31, 2019 and the release of the new Microsoft 365 certifications, the next generation of Microsoft certifications is here. And, it is truly a new generation. For the first time, Microsoft certifications will focus on building the skills required for actual job roles rather than focusing on features and services of the Microsoft software product itself. As a result, Microsoft is calling these new certs “role-based” certifications.

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New Microsoft Azure Role-Based Certifications

New Microsoft Azure Role-Based Certifications

January 2, 2019 in Azure, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Ted Parker

Role-Based Certifications

Overview

With the retirement of the MCSE Azure certifications on December 31, 2018 (see below) and the release of the new Azure certifications, the next generation of Microsoft certifications is here. And, it is truly a new generation. For the first time, Microsoft certifications will focus on building the skills required for actual job roles rather than focusing on the features and services of the Microsoft software product itself. As a result, Microsoft is calling these new certs “role-based” certifications.

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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