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Is Useless Work Experience a Real Thing?

Is Useless Work Experience a Real Thing?

March 7, 2018 in IT Career Program / by Jenna Beckett

Think-Piece by Centriq Instructor Jenna Beckett

A career change is a scary leap. One of the biggest deterrents keeping individuals from making such a leap is arguably the thought that they “would have to start from scratch”. However, is that reality? Actually, is that even possible?

From the first day of your first job, you start crafting your lens of professional experience. Each lesson learned, each achievement, and each failure adds a new filter to your lens. When you decide to make a career change, you do not automatically reset your filter. You are still looking at the world with the professional perception that started being developed on day one. Therefore, the line of thought that says you will have to start from scratch seems inherently flawed.Read More

What You Need to Know About IBM Congos

What You Need to Know About IBM Congos

March 6, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, IBM / by Centriq Training

As you already know, we live and operate in a world where data and innovative technology lead the way in making business decisions. To remain competitive, businesses of all sizes must stay ahead of the competition when it comes to gathering, analyzing and applying data analytics to business initiatives and solutions. If you work in the world of business or tech, you may already use several analytics platforms in your day-to-day role.

IBM Congos is a suite of business intelligence tools that help all types of professionals function more effectively in their roles and have a stronger voice in the company conversation. And since Congos is designed to benefit all professionals in many roles, this software can help everyone get on the same page and speak the same language when it’s time to review and recalibrate for the next logical steps for your organization.Read More

Featured Systems & Security Admin Student for March 2018

Featured Systems & Security Admin Student for March 2018

March 2, 2018 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

Tyler Wehner

Bio

My name is Tyler, I’ve been married to my wife, Jenna, for eight years. My favorite person in the world is my two-year-old son, Finley! I have a reputation for having a sense of humor (albeit a dry one). I enjoy running and nature. My favorite season is Spring, for so many reasons, and the start of Baseball season is certainly among them! Professionally, I have over ten years of Customer Service experience, and I am excited about making a new start in IT.Read More

Group Policy Documentation for Windows Server 2012

Group Policy Documentation for Windows Server 2012

February 27, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

(Written by Janet Nichols/Centriq Training)

As a corporate instructor at Centriq Training, I frequently get asked about Group Policy Documentation. It is a question topic that comes up frequently during training, so I thought others would benefit from learning a trick I developed years ago.

A common problem among Group Policy Administrators is that we are always in a hurry. When problems arise with computer systems and it’s suspected the issue is stemming from a group policy, it can be time-consuming to troubleshoot. This is especially true when multiple persons manage group policies. Read More

Why IT Professionals Need to Learn Agile Project Management

Why IT Professionals Need to Learn Agile Project Management

February 23, 2018 in Agile, Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

The fast-paced world of business never seems to slow down. In fact, it only seems to speed up year after year. With new technology that helps us increase efficiency and productivity, while boosting profits, the competitive landscape of business just becomes more so. That’s why organizations of all types and sizes are always on the lookout for ways of improving their processes while helping track and achieve key performance metrics.

The “Agile” approach to project management has quickly overtaken the outdated “waterfall” approach, which made it difficult for teams to adapt and improve throughout their process. In addition to the core technologies you need to learn to thrive in today’s tech-driven workforce, it’s important to understand the best methodologies for applying technology to day-to-day-operations to ensure operations run smoothly and remain nimble to change.Read More

Passion and Profession: How to Get Paid Doing What You Love

Passion and Profession: How to Get Paid Doing What You Love

February 22, 2018 in Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

We’ve all heard an inspirational career quote at some point in our lives, whether it’s “do what you love and you won’t work a day in your life,” or “if you can dream it, do it.”  And while a solid Walt Disney quote can be good for the soul, it’s tough determining what’s clich and what’s valuable career advice.

It’s safe to assume that we’d all love to find a job that aligns with our passions, assuming you’ve already identified what those passions are. But what if you’re not sure what you actually love doing? It’s a fair concern – if you’ve spent years in a career that’s crushed your spirit, it’s easy to forget what you enjoy doing.

So, how do you start identifying your passions and turn them into a profession?Read More

Centriq Reviews: Corporate IT Training

Centriq Reviews: Corporate IT Training

February 17, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Reviews: Corporate Training / by Centriq Training

It’s become common practice for businesses to ask for customer feedback on all types of transactions. Whether you’re at the grocery store, getting gas or shopping online, companies want to know how satisfied or dissatisfied you are.

We ask for feedback from every customer that attends a corporate IT training class at Centriq. The feedback you provide is shared with the instructor that taught your class, as well as the company’s Owners and members of the Management team.Read More

New Jobs for Grads of Centriq IT Career Program – February 2018

New Jobs for Grads of Centriq IT Career Program – February 2018

February 16, 2018 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Centriq Training

Career Program Alumni On the Move

Not only does the Centriq IT Career 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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Error 404: Diversity in Tech Not Found

February 16, 2018 in IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

February is Black History Month, a time where we reflect on the major milestones we’ve marked on diversity and inclusion, but also a time where we step back to identify the remaining challenges. With the black community making up only 8.3% of the IT-workforce, it’s clear that there’s still plenty of work to be done.

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Top Cisco IT Certifications for 2018 & Beyond

Top Cisco IT Certifications for 2018 & Beyond

February 13, 2018 in Cisco, Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

There are several reasons why Cisco certifications are going to be highly relevant to IT qualifications in 2018 and beyond. First of all, employers all over the world already rely on the knowledge and skills that result from these training programs, and that’s not going to stop overnight or anytime soon. Cisco certifications prove that you have what it takes to execute roles across the spectrum of information technology. We will take a quick look at the in-demand Cisco certifications that new and current professionals need to thrive in today’s competitive world of IT job-seekers.Read More