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Congratulations instructors!

Congratulations instructors!

April 21, 2016 in IT Career Program Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

Congratulations to three Centriq instructors who recently received 2016 Q1 Excellence Awards!

Every quarter one instructor from our Corporate Division and two instructors from our Career Division (an Application Developer trainer and an IT Administrator trainer) are recognized for their hard work, dedication to our students and the positive feedback they receive on the evaluations students fill out at the end of their classes.

Congratulations and thank you for all that you do for our students to Karla Sharp – Corporate Technical Trainer, Chuck Wieners – Application Developer Trainer, Jerrod Wilson – IT Administrator Trainer.

CompTIA Announces Exam Series Retirement

CompTIA Announces Exam Series Retirement

April 20, 2016 in IT Career Program Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

In Q4 of 2015, CompTIA announced that their A+ 800 series exams will be expiring on June 30, 2016. After that date, those exams will be pulled from all testing centers around the world. If you are already A+ certified, your certification will stay the same and you can stop reading this post now. But, if you haven’t received your A+ certification yet … keep reading!Read More

67 Free Resources to Teach your Child to Code (Even If You Can’t)

67 Free Resources to Teach your Child to Code (Even If You Can’t)

April 19, 2016 in College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

Maybe the title should say “especially if you can’t” code. Because that’s really the dilemma, isn’t it? You know that the more technology your child knows, the better off he or she will be. But how do you teach your child to code if you don’t know how to yourself? What exactly do they need to know and when and how should they learn it? This is an issue important for all parents – but especially for parents that homeschool their children.Read More

What do I get with a Microsoft Certification Booster Pack?

What do I get with a Microsoft Certification Booster Pack?

April 12, 2016 in Microsoft, Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

In March 2016, Microsoft announced that they were doing away with the Second Shot option for Certification exams. They are now offering three Booster Packs which deliver more options when purchasing a Microsoft Certification exam. These options range from practice tests to retake opportunities, allowing you to choose what you need to succeed. The Booster Pack offers are only available for purchase through August 31, 2016.Read More

New IT Jobs for TechSmart KC Grads – March 2016

New IT Jobs for TechSmart KC Grads – March 2016

April 9, 2016 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

TechSmart KC 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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Centriq TechSmart KC Alumni Network Newsletter – March 2016

Centriq TechSmart KC Alumni Network Newsletter – March 2016

April 7, 2016 in IT Career Program Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

TechSmart KC Alumni Newsletter

2015 brought a number of changes to Centriq Training! Our facility was remodeled to accommodate two new classrooms and a break area on the North side of the building. The existing break room on the South end of the building received new furniture and vending services. Plus, an instructor prep area and employee break room was added on the first floor.Read More

What the heck is a Django Girl?

What the heck is a Django Girl?

April 1, 2016 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

I know, right? That’s the question I got from the first four people I told about Centriq sponsoring the initial Django Girls Workshop in Kansas City.  Well, here’s your answer. Django is one of many web frameworks that help developers build websites. Django Girls is an incredible group that provides the framework needed to help women organize free, one-day website programming workshops across the country. The primary goal of the workshops is bringing more women into the world of technology.Read More