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

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

December 22, 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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IT Skills to have in 2017 for a Pay Raise

IT Skills to have in 2017 for a Pay Raise

December 21, 2016 in Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

Advances in mobility, cloud, Big Data, DevOps and digital delivery, plus the shift to more rapid release cycles of software and services, are enabling businesses to become more agile. Redmond Magazine recently published a report about the IT skills gap these trends are creating, their impact on salaries and where the demand for expertise is headed. This is an excerpt of that article. You can read their report in full via the link at the bottom of the page.

It’s difficult to find an employer not struggling to come up with a unique tech staffing model that balances three things:

  • The urgencies of new digital innovation strategies
  • Combating ever deepening security threats
  • Keeping integrated systems and networks running smoothly and efficiently

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Featured Student for October 2016

Featured Student for October 2016

December 7, 2016 in Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

colton robinette

Bio

“I am a KC area native as I grew up in the Northland area around Liberty. I graduated from Liberty High School and started working at Best Buy. While there I worked as a sales associate in computer solutions. I provided customer service/support, trained new employees, and taught customers basic computer-usage skills. While working there a family member Read More

Microsoft Streamlines Technical Certifications

Microsoft Streamlines Technical Certifications

November 18, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

As Microsoft Learning’s General Manager Alison Cunard announced in September 2016, Microsoft has streamlined its technical certifications, aligning to industry-recognized areas of competence while providing flexibility to showcase your specific skills on Microsoft products and services.

Five new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) specialties are being released. These credentials are aligned to Centers of Excellence, used by the Microsoft Partner Network to identify technical competencies that are widely recognizable by both Microsoft partners and customers.Read More

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

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

November 17, 2016 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Centriq Training

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.

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 Centriq Training

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

Alumni Job Board & Events Page

Alumni Job Board & Events Page

November 15, 2016 in Alumni Newsletter, IT Career Program Alumni / by Nicole Trendel

Once you graduate from Centriq’s New IT Career Program, you receive a very prestigious title – that title is TechSmart KC Alumnus or Alumna! In addition to the pride that title brings you, it also entitles you to certain perks.

One of the perks we rolled out recently was the Centriq Alumni Job Board which was developed specifically for graduates of our TechSmart KC program. It makes job searching easier for you because you can sign up to be notified of jobs via email that match your area of expertise and/or experience level via real time notifications.

Plus, we are excited to announce that we’ve added an Events page to the Job Board! This events page is a resource you can access to find local technology events, Centriq’s Corporate Division’s sponsored or hosted technology events, Centriq Hiring Events, as well as Centriq Alumni events, so check it out.

This board is for you, so if you hear of events or jobs you’d like us to share with your fellow alums, send them to Tina Pugh at tpugh@centriq.com or Kiera Roberts at kroberts@centriq.com so we can spread the word.

If you haven’t already signed up on the Alumni website and would like to do so, contact Tina at 913.322.7060 or Kiera at 913.322.7038 to receive a registration email. As access to this site is limited to Centriq Alums, we can only share the link directly with graduates of our program, so reach out today so you don’t miss out!

The Value of Technical Training & Certification

The Value of Technical Training & Certification

November 7, 2016 in Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

What every technology professional needs to get ahead

Looking to get ahead in today’s competitive tech world? Now, more than ever, training classes and certifications are vital to fuel a successful career. Certification makes technology professionals more likely to get hired, demonstrate clear business impact and advance their careers. But, these things also benefit employers as well.Read More