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Learning and Developing Soft Skills for Future Success

Learning and Developing Soft Skills for Future Success

September 30, 2019 in ProDev, Corporate IT Training / by Craig Gerdes

Many studies and articles over the last couple of years have brought attention to the types of “soft” skills employees need to be successful in today’s ever-changing workplace.  NOTE: See a list of links at the end of this article for more information.  In fact, many would argue that these “soft” skills are just as important (if not more important) than the “technical/hard” skills required for the job.

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Leadership In Action

Leadership In Action

September 16, 2019 in ProDev, Corporate IT Training / by Craig Gerdes

Effective leadership is essential to the success of any organization.  It is also a major ingredient in how much an individual contributor achieves in their personal job role.  Do you want to develop your leadership skills so you can further your career and make significant contributions to your company?  If yes, then read on.

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What’s an Office 365 Champion (and Why Do I Need One)?

What’s an Office 365 Champion (and Why Do I Need One)?

August 8, 2019 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Corporate IT Training / by Hannah Gerstner

As you dive deeper into Office 365, you’ll hear the word “Champion” thrown around quite frequently. But what exactly is an O365 Champion? 

What is an O365 Champion?

To put it simply, an O365 Champion is a team member who has been chosen to help lead your company’s O365 adoption plan. 

Your O365 Champion Team will act as your company’s early-adopters— they’ll receive additional training to build proficiency with the O365 apps while working together to establish O365 policies, procedures, and best practices. 

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The New CCNA Certification Exam

The New CCNA Certification Exam

July 24, 2019 in Corporate IT Training, Cisco / by Alison Chludzinski

The New CCNA: Your Guide on the New CCNA Certification Exam

 

Are you ready to launch your career as an IT professional? If so, good news! Cisco has redesigned the CCNA certification to prepare professionals for associate-level IT jobs. The new CCNA cert (which is scheduled to go live in February 2020) will validate a broad range of knowledge and skills, covering topics from networking and security fundamentals to automation and programmability.  

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Four Tips for Communication Success

Four Tips for Communication Success

July 10, 2019 in ProDev / by Craig Gerdes

If you want to succeed in the workplace, good communication skills are essential.  After all, communication plays a key role in several other workplace skills needed on the job including conflict management, negotiation, networking, crucial conversations, leadership, teamwork, coaching and feedback, motivation, emotional intelligence, delegation, etc.Read More

Office 365 for HR Teams

Office 365 for HR Teams

July 8, 2019 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Corporate IT Training / by Hannah Gerstner

Office 365 for HR Teams: Discover the O365 Onboarding & Adoption Process

 

Are you ready, HR? The O365 ball is in your court!

For years, IT has owned the deployment of Microsoft Office products. But as the Office 365 revolution grows, businesses must change the way they’re handling Microsoft Office adoption. Why? Because O365 is designed to be managed by business unit owners– not IT.

Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest-growing commercial product ever. Your company’s goal with O365 is to create a fully digital, collaborative workplace – because that’s the value of O365.  But it takes more than just learning how to use Outlook in the Cloud. It has more than 20 productivity apps (in addition to Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint).  It’s a fundamentally different way of working.

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Fine-Grained Password Policies

Fine-Grained Password Policies

June 10, 2019 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Janet Nichols

How to Configure Fine-Grained Password Policies in PowerShell

 

About a year ago, I held a seminar about Fine-Grained password policies. Several of my students asked me to document the important points in a blog. But they added a twist to the request. Instead of using GUI tools, they suggested it would be more helpful if I documented all of the steps in PowerShell. Never one to say no, I agreed. So to those students, this blog is for you!

First, a little background about Fine-Grained password policies.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Certification Path

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Certification Path

June 6, 2019 in Red Hat/Open Source, Centriq News / by Alison Chludzinski

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.

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Five Tips for Effective Delegation

Five Tips for Effective Delegation

June 5, 2019 in ProDev / by Craig Gerdes

It is in our human nature to want to succeed and learn more skills, especially in the workplace. So why not empower our employees to do the same? By exercising effective delegation, your team can learn and fine-tune their skills, along with feeling valued and have more confidence to complete their job. Not only does your team benefit, but you will have more time to focus on other big-picture tasks. By following our tips, you can develop a well-rounded team that will help boost productivity and morale in the workplace.

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