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Introducing Microsoft Badges

Introducing Microsoft Badges

November 1, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Thane Clark

Big news … Microsoft has developed a way for you to easily share certification and exam completions with digital badges! Your digital badge allows you to easily share the details of your skills to your professional network in a way that is trusted and verifiable.

Your Microsoft badge empowers you to:Read More

September’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

September’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

October 27, 2016 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Tyler Ward

Bio

“I’m a recent transplant to Kansas City, MO from Stillwater, OK and have really enjoyed exploring the city so far. Prior to coming to Centriq, I went to Oklahoma State University where I received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with a focus on animal biotechnology and, later, a Masters in Science in Entomology. After graduation, I worked in customer service and laboratory-based jobs, both of which taught me a lot about teamwork, meticulous record keeping, and time management.  My education and science-based work experience taught me how to be Read More

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – October 2016

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – October 2016

October 24, 2016 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

Career Program Alumni On the Move

Not only does Centriq’s TechSmart KC Program train you for IT jobs, but we also assist with IT job placements immediately after graduation and throughout your career.

The following alumni have recently changed jobs … find them on LinkedIn and congratulate them! Or, if you’re looking to make a change yourself, send them a message to see if there are any other open positions at their new company.

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How Do I Find and Redeem Microsoft SATV’s?

How Do I Find and Redeem Microsoft SATV’s?

October 14, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

As a Gold Microsoft Learning Partner, Centriq Training works closely with Microsoft to help customers redeem their Soft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV’s) for Microsoft training classes. Click here for details about what SATV’s are or continue reading for an overview of the SATV process…keep in mind, the easiest way for you to find out if you have SATV’s and redeem them is to talk to a Centriq Training Advisor. You can contact them directly online, via email or at 913.322.7062.Read More

What is EC-Council’s NEW Certified Network Defender Program?

What is EC-Council’s NEW Certified Network Defender Program?

October 4, 2016 in EC-Council / by Sara Lamb

To put it simply, it’s the ultimate security certification for network administrators.

If that’s all the information you needed and you’re ready to start training for the certification, click here. But, if you’d like to know more … read on!

“Cyber Security is commonly the first thing on the minds of CIO but is, in many cases, an afterthought for the IT department.”

– Jay Bavisi, President EC-Council

EC-Council’s NEW Certified Network Defender Program

Organizational focus on cyber defense is more important than ever as cyber breaches have a far greater financial impact and can cause broad reputational damage.

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August’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

August’s Featured TechSmart KC Student

September 30, 2016 in IT Career Program, Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

dena ketcher

Student of the month

Bio

“I have always had a passion for helping and teaching others and after graduating from Ottawa University with a BA in Education I decided to pursue an MA in Special Education.  I have been a Special Education teacher for Shawnee Mission School District since 2006.  In my years there I have had the pleasure of teaching every elementary grade level, and currently teach 4th-6th graders.  In 2011 I joined the Missouri Army National Guard as a Signal Support Specialist.  Read More

Centriq First to Implement Innovative Learning Platform in Tech Career Training

Centriq First to Implement Innovative Learning Platform in Tech Career Training

September 29, 2016 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Jessica Oliver

Centriq has become the first technology bootcamp (or code school) to implement Canvas by Instructure as its Student Learning Portal for its hands-on technology career training programs. Canvas, widely considered the most modern and sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS), is the fastest growing LMS in the higher education space due to its adaptability, customizability, and support.  Centriq, the only technology bootcamp or code school to offer both an entry-level Full-Stack Web Developer bootcamp and an entry-level IT Systems and Security bootcamp, is the first and only school of its type in the United States leveraging Canvas in an immersive bootcamp classroom environment.Read More