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Getting Certified in Microsoft Office: Special Insights

Getting Certified in Microsoft Office: Special Insights

July 31, 2017 in Microsoft Office, Corporate IT Training / by Craig Gerdes

Are you interested in earning a higher salary?  Do you like being on the fast track to a possible new promotion?  Are you attracted to the idea of earning recognition for your hard-earned knowledge and skills?  Then a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification may be just right for you!  It certainly would add something extra on your resume and set you apart from your coworkers or other job seekers.

This article will share some helpful insights into the certification process including describing the different levels of achievement available, the best methods to study and practice for the exams, practical tips from a recent completer (me!), and much more.Read More

How to Benefit from the Shortcomings of IoT

How to Benefit from the Shortcomings of IoT

July 12, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers the advanced connectivity of devices and services by connecting the physical world to the virtual world in the exchange of data in real-time. Despite the many promising opportunities IoT offers, it is still surrounded by many misconceptions that lead professionals to ignore its promise.  Many of these misconceptions are wrong and do not encapsulate the actual issues surrounding IoT. The following is taken from an article from Redmond Channel Partner, in which Howard Cohen explains many of the problems with IoT and how Microsoft partners can actually offer solutions to these problems and benefit in the process. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Before moving on to the real problems, let’s begin with the misconceptions surrounding IoT:Read More

How to Choose the Right MSP

How to Choose the Right MSP

July 11, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

When looking for additional help on the technology side of your business, a Managed Service Provider may be the help you need. Managed service providers (MSPs) are companies that can manage IT services for a company through the Web. In an article from Redmond, Scott Bekker explains many of the reasons for using an MSP, as well as questions to consider so that you can choose the right one for your company. The following is excerpted from his article, Picking the Right MSP. To read the full text, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Starting off, you must consider what you want to get out of an MSP.Read More

How to use Flash Fill in Microsoft Excel

How to use Flash Fill in Microsoft Excel

July 6, 2017 in Microsoft Office, Corporate IT Training / by Craig Gerdes

You are probably familiar with Excel’s very powerful Autofill feature (if not, click here to learn more and then read on). However, did you know there is a similar feature that is equally useful called Flash Fill?

Say you have information in Excel not formatted the way you need it to be and going through the entire list manually to correct it seems daunting. In this case, Flash Fill can do the work for you. You use the Flash Fill feature to automatically fill-in values in one column from information referenced from another, adjacent column (extract, combine/concatenate, insert characters, reverse data, change case, format, etc.).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, Microsoft, Corporate IT Training, 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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Microsoft and Google Gain Ground on AWS

Microsoft and Google Gain Ground on AWS

June 19, 2017 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Ryan Grawe

Although there are many cloud computing vendors in the marketplace, some of the major players are making strong moves towards the top. In an article taken from Redmond Channel Partner, Jeffrey Schwartz describes the increasing usage of Microsoft and Google’s respective cloud platforms. The following is taken from Schwartz’ article, Microsoft, Google Gaining on AWS, But Not Quickly Enough. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

As the current cloud field stands, leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) may be ceding some market share to Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), but the challengers still have a lot of ground to make up. Among the big three public cloud infrastructure providers, Microsoft Azure has clearly established itself as No. 2. Considering that it’s a distant second, Azure has gained considerable ground on Amazon Web Services over the past year. While Azure still has a reasonable lead over the Google Cloud Platform, the latter has also grown significantly.As the competitors move closer, AWS remains poised to hold on to its clear lead. The RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud Report shows that 57 percent of customers are currently running applications in AWS, the same number as last year. Meanwhile, 34 percent are running apps in Azure, compared with 20 percent last year; and 15 percent are using GCP, up from 10 percent last year.Read More

Problems Students Face with Corporate Online IT Training

May 25, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Technology courses can be rewarding, but also difficult.

Enrolling in IT classes can help a person further their understanding of technology and excel in their career field. While some people opt for online IT training due to its convenience, it isn’t without its problems.

Many students face difficulties when it comes to these kinds of remote IT classes. Sometimes a lack of motivation can be the issue, while a lack of hands-on assistance can also contribute to the problem. We understand the difficulties associated with virtual learning, which is why we also offer in-person technology courses.Read More

What Makes Training with Centriq Different?

May 25, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

There are plenty of options out there for people seeking IT training.

We know that technology courses play a big role in helping individuals and organizations succeed in their field. This is why we’ve taken steps to offer detailed, convenient class options.

We set ourselves apart from the rest with flexibility and a dedicated staff. Our facility is designed to make learning easy, and to provide people with the skills that can benefit them on the job. Here’s what helps Centriq stand out when it comes to technology courses.Read More

How Do I Find Which Technology Courses Are Right for Me?

How Do I Find Which Technology Courses Are Right for Me?

May 9, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

We all know that choosing the right technology training course is important.

A quality course can help a person gain the knowledge they need to excel in their current jobs and find better career opportunities in the future.

Choosing the right type of IT training, online or in-class, is important for getting the best results. Since everyone has different professional goals and aspirations, it is important to ask the right questions when choosing technology courses. Here are some things to consider during the decision-making process.Read More

What Technology Courses Should Your Employees Take?

What Technology Courses Should Your Employees Take?

May 8, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

Knowledgeable employees are the foundation of any successful company.

When it comes to the technology, it is important for employees to get the continuous and up-to-date training they need to excel at their jobs and stay ahead of new technological advances.

Some technology courses are great for anyone, whereas others are better for employees in a specific discipline. We know that choosing the right courses is important, and Centriq’s broad selection offers anyone the chance to get a thorough education.Read More