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Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for February 2018

Featured Full Stack Web Developer Student for February 2018

February 1, 2018 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

Christian Moore

Bio

I was born and raised in Kansas City, and grew up dreaming of being a Video Game programmer, I would write out logic for different mechanics and theories for their implementation. I was a pretty nerdy kid! Once out of school; however, I decided to take a safer route, so I took my love for engineering and dove into the automotive world with the long-term goal of becoming a mechanical engineer. I worked as a parts delivery driver, a technology guru at Honda of Tiffany Springs, then as an assembly technician at the Harley Davidson factory in KC.Read More

How to Find the Best Microsoft Certifications for 2018

How to Find the Best Microsoft Certifications for 2018

January 30, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

If you are looking to get ahead in your current IT career, it only makes sense to find out which Microsoft certifications are the best fit to help you reach the next level. After all, there were over 60 million Office 365 commercial users in 2016. No wonder the job growth for skilled IT professionals is almost double the national average. Fortunately, there are several Microsoft Certifications that help IT professionals prove they have what it takes to move handle higher-level roles in their organization. In fact, we offer several paths for Microsoft Certification for new and current professionals. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to determine the right path forward.Read More

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

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

January 24, 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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It’s Time to Ctrl-X the Stress

It’s Time to Ctrl-X the Stress

January 22, 2018 in IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

Let’s face it: it’s hard not to be stressed in today’s work culture. Job security is quickly disappearing, “passion” and “career” no longer go hand-in-hand and employers aren’t paying what workers deserve. You spend hours in the workplace – often more than 40 per week – and don’t have the energy to enjoy life outside of the office. You’re pursuing a dead-end career to make ends meet and you’re exhausted, feeling undervalued and nearing your breaking point.

Don’t you wish you could just CTRL-X? the keyboard command for “cut” – the stress right out of your life?

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Uh, What Exactly Does an IT Person Do?

Uh, What Exactly Does an IT Person Do?

January 15, 2018 in IT Career Program / by Elizabeth Granada

For decades, the “computer nerd” label has been a culturally accepted stereotype, synonymous with thick-framed glasses-wearing, computer-loving, “did you try restarting it?” type of guys. This stereotype has been played out all over modern media – even The Office included an ongoing joke about season six’s unsung hero: the IT specialist whose name was so forgettable he was referred to as “man,” “sport,” and eventually “Glasses.”

Spoiler alert: Glasses, whose name was actually Nick, ended up giving the office the finger and quitting.Read More

CES 2018 – What’s New and What to Look for

CES 2018 – What’s New and What to Look for

January 3, 2018 in Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

For a full 50 years now, people have been looking forward every year to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as it showcases the latest in innovation and technology for the consumer market. Here are a few of the emerging technologies that are creating a buzz for CES 2018:

Channel Master Stream+

For those cutting the cord from cable and satellite, there’s another option on the market – the Channel Master Stream+.Read More

Featured Systems & Security Admin Student for January 2018

Featured Systems & Security Admin Student for January 2018

January 3, 2018 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

Leif Goleman

Bio

Before beginning my studies at Centriq, I graduated from Cornell College with a degree in Economics & Business in 2010. I come from a background of competition in sports, having the opportunity to play football at the collegiate level as well. I have spent the last 7 years primarily in sales and customer service, with a focus on finance. I am currently married and have a wonderful spouse that has been beside me through my career change. Read More

Outstanding Options in Microsoft Word

Outstanding Options in Microsoft Word

January 2, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Craig Gerdes

If you have not spent much time reviewing the options and settings in Word, that is unfortunate because you can really customize Word to your own personal preferences and work situation.

This blog will share some examples of the things you can do with options and settings. Perhaps these “gold nuggets” will encourage you to explore other options and settings that might be helpful to you.Read More