As companies shifted to a more remote workforce in 2020, tools such as Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 apps have become essential components of our workday. Most organizations have not had the time to formally train their teams on these tools, so employees instead figured out the “hacks” they needed to continue their normal work routines. In response, Centriq created a series of one and two day Microsoft 365 Apps classes which provided comprehensive training on all different components of M365. Now Centriq has created a new series of shorter training classes focusing on specific tasks or projects within various M365 apps. These new, two-hour learning events are called M365 MicroClasses.
If you work in IT security, you know that the CompTIA Security+ exam shows employers you have the understanding to perform core security functions in an IT security career. Much like how technology is always evolving, the Security+ exam is revised every three years to keep up with current security trends. Don’t let time run out—if you are ready to take the CompTIA Security+ under the SY0-501 objectives, you have a limited amount of time to complete your certification before the SY0-601 exam launches. Though the new exam objectives release in November 2020, you only have until July 2021 to complete your certification under SY0-501.
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.
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”.
Office 365 is now Microsoft 365. Read more about this change here.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced companies everywhere to move their operations to a substantially virtual environment. Many employees suddenly had to remotely navigate their job role in a completely digital environment. This meant a total immersion into Microsoft Teams – whether you and your team were prepared or not. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to step back and exam how to use Teams more efficiently and productively and further take advantage of the other tools that Office 365 (now called Microsoft 365) has to offer.
IT professionals know that ITIL® training enables their team to better support digital services and help carry through the journey to digital transformation. ITIL® 4, released in 2019, expands on previous versions of ITIL® and provides an end-to-end IT/digital operating model for technology products and services while enabling IT teams to continue to participate in wider business strategy. By involving your staff down the line in ITIL® training, you are empowering your staff with new skills and knowledge and involving your entire team in achieving your digital business goals.
As you build and manage your cloud environment with Microsoft Azure, you might need additional Azure training for yourself or your team. Whether it is training for the subject matter expert or a contributing team member, here’s our guide to get your Azure team on the right path.
As we adjust to the new normal in this changing world, we need to act faster than ever before. Not only will this pandemic change how we fulfill our business’s needs, but also how we prepare for future emergencies. By providing training experiences for your staff, you can help not only strengthen their productivity and confidence, but also develop new skills to help create a more rounded team. Creating new learning opportunities for your staff not only will help enforce the feeling of value but will also help create a stronger workforce in your organization.
To some, working from home sounds like the perfect way to keep up on projects and daily work activities. But with much of the workforce working from home under the current “shelter in place” restrictions, many projects are being pushed. This often leaves more time to take on additional tasks. If you or your team have been eager to learn a new skill or strengthen your existing skills, why not use this extra time to take an online, remote or virtual technical training class?
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 “Work from Home” workforce. All classes, all operations and all sales functions at Centriq are temporarily 100% virtual (or remote). In fact, all our classes have been Live Virtual Training since March 9. (Read about Centriq’s Response to COVID-19). This applies to both our Corporate Training division and our IT Career Training division.