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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

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

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

Microsoft Certification Program Overview 2018

Microsoft Certification Program Overview 2018

July 18, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Sara Lamb

Achieving IT certifications through the Microsoft Certification Program shows a person’s competence in a specific Microsoft technology, and it can result in all kinds of work-related and personal benefits. For example, studies show that IT certifications increase the chances of landing a job (or getting a promotion), and more than 80 percent of hiring managers report that IT certifications are a medium or high priority in making hiring decisions.Read More

The 15 Top Programming Languages to Know in 2018

The 15 Top Programming Languages to Know in 2018

April 23, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft, Web Development / by Sara Lamb

Whether you’re an entry-level programmer or a developer looking to enhance your resumé, you should be aware of the top programming languages for 2018.

Much of this list hasn’t changed over the years. Some of the staples of website coding – HTML, PHP, SQL, and JavaScript ­– haven’t changed in a decade.

But, if you want to get into more advanced web apps, then you’ll need to know more than HTML and JavaScript. Consider learning languages like Ruby and its popular web-application framework Ruby on Rails.Read More