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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 Sara Lamb

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 Sara Lamb

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 Sara Lamb

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 Sara Lamb

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 Sara Lamb

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 Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Sara Lamb

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 Sara Lamb

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

Top 4 Network Troubleshooting Tools IT Professionals Should Utilize

Top 4 Network Troubleshooting Tools IT Professionals Should Utilize

August 28, 2018 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

When it comes to network administration, using the right tools can mean the difference between a quick, easy update and hours of painstaking coding on a command line interface.

Like any other profession, if you use the right tools for the job at hand, you can save yourself hours of work. But unlike most other professions, not everyone agrees on what those tools are, what they look like, or whether they’re actually as useful as they seem.Read More

IT Certifications 101 – Why Are Certifications Important? What Certifications Should I Get?

IT Certifications 101 – Why Are Certifications Important? What Certifications Should I Get?

August 28, 2018 in ITIL, Corporate IT Training, CompTIA, Microsoft, Security, Web Development, Cisco, EC-Council / by Sara Lamb

Nobody is born an expert programmer or cybersecurity specialist. It takes years of work to gain the skills and experience necessary to even get started choosing a field of specialized expertise.

The tech industry is one of the most dynamic fields in the modern marketplace, constantly changing, evolving, and developing new norms among its members. Simply keeping up is a full-time job, and it’s still virtually guaranteed that some new development or specialization will pop up in the most unexpected of places.Read More

Does my company really need SharePoint?

Does my company really need SharePoint?

August 22, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Sara Lamb

As more and more companies migrate their staff to O365, the question IT leadership’s evaluating is whether their organization needs SharePoint. Data is telling us that companies are electing to adopt SharePoint, with an increase in online deployments from 2016 to 2017 of 167%. Centriq has also documented an increase in students signing up for SharePoint training over the past two years. But, numbers aside, your IT leadership has to decide what’s best for your organization!Read More