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Top Cisco IT Certifications for 2018 & Beyond

Top Cisco IT Certifications for 2018 & Beyond

February 13, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Cisco / by Sara Lamb

There are several reasons why Cisco certifications are going to be highly relevant to IT qualifications in 2018 and beyond. First of all, employers all over the world already rely on the knowledge and skills that result from these training programs, and that’s not going to stop overnight or anytime soon. Cisco certifications prove that you have what it takes to execute roles across the spectrum of information technology. We will take a quick look at the in-demand Cisco certifications that new and current professionals need to thrive in today’s competitive world of IT job-seekers.Read More

2018 IT Certification Roadmap

2018 IT Certification Roadmap

January 19, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft, Security, Cisco, EC-Council / by Sara Lamb

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading non-profit trade association that educates and informs current and future IT professionals who want to earn the right certifications. Filling the need for skilled IT workers is a top priority here at Centrq. After all, there are literally millions of unfilled IT jobs that cost the US economy a lot of money. If you are considering earning a professional IT certification, take a few moments to review this objective roadmap that CompTIA made that lays out the different certifications you can earn to qualify for a variety of jobs in the field.Read More

Newly Acquired Technologies by Cisco – And What It Could Mean for Your Business

Newly Acquired Technologies by Cisco – And What It Could Mean for Your Business

November 8, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Cisco / by Sara Lamb

Cisco’s corporate strategy has long relied on acquisition for introducing new technologies to the tech giant’s palette. With over 200 to date, Cisco acquisitions remain one of the most important strategic elements that the company holds in the tech marketplace.

Cisco has a list of its corporate acquisitions available on its website. Here, you can see a brief rundown of the most important purchases the company has made since 1993. Of particular interest are the six new entrants for 2017, listed below.Read More

Stop searching for IT Training & let Centriq do it for you

Stop searching for IT Training & let Centriq do it for you

June 30, 2017 in Big Data, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft, Security, Web Development, Cisco, EC-Council, IBM / by Sara Lamb

As technology evolves, professionals in the field of IT need to be educated and up-to-speed on the latest versions of existing software and the capabilities of new software as soon as they become available. Blogs, YouTube videos and usergroup discussions are all great places to gain small amounts of knowledge, but to be fully immersed and hands-on experience, instructor-led IT training is the way to go.

Sometimes IT training can be hard to find (especially if the technology is uncommon or very new), which is where Centriq comes in. Not only do we have offer IT training classes on technologies like Cisco, Microsoft, ITIL, etc, but we teach Agile Bootcamps, IBM, Apache, Hadoop and Business Skills classes as well. If you need training on a technology we don’t have on our Class Schedule, we will locate a class for you that fits your schedule and budget, saving you time and money.
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2017 IT Certification Roadmap

2017 IT Certification Roadmap

March 6, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft, Security, Cisco, EC-Council / by Sara Lamb

CompTIA has created a vendor neutral IT certification roadmap that will be useful to all IT Pros.

Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned professional in information security, storage and data, training, software development, hardware services, infrastructure, web and mobile or IT management and strategy, this roadmap will show you the certification route that’s best.Read More

Benefits of Becoming a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Benefits of Becoming a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

February 8, 2017 in Cisco / by Sara Lamb

No matter the industry, IT professionals are always looking to improve their business’ technology infrastructure and increase their individual abilities. But in any business, it’s important to have a full understanding of the benefits and costs of a certification, especially when there are so many different technology certifications available.

This is no different when evaluating whether or not to invest the time and money to pursue Cisco networking certification. Here are the costs and benefits of becoming a Cisco Certified Network Associate or CCNA.Read More

3 Principles of Data Center Infrastructure Design

3 Principles of Data Center Infrastructure Design

November 16, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Cisco / by Sara Lamb

Your data center is the most critical resource within your organization. As you know, it provides the means for all storage, management and dissemination of data, applications and communications for your business. When employees and customers are unable to access the servers, storage systems and networking devices that reside in the data center, your entire organization can shut down. Millions of dollars can be lost in a matter of minutes for businesses like banks, airlines, shipping facilities and online brokerages. Faced with these consequences, IT executives today must optimize their data centers, like their Cisco Data Center or others, particularly the network infrastructure. When you consider that 70 percent of network downtime can be attributed to physical layer problems, specifically cabling faults, it’s paramount that more consideration be given to infrastructure design.Read More