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Office 365 vs Microsoft 365: What’s the Difference? Are They the Same?

Office 365 vs Microsoft 365: What’s the Difference? Are They the Same?

March 5, 2019 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft Office / by Ted Parker

Microsoft 365 and Office 365 – also referred to as M365 and O365 – are hot products in the IT industry right now, so you have probably heard these names tossed around (and maybe even heard them used interchangeably). So, which is it, Microsoft? Office 365 or Microsoft 365?

Here’s the answer:
Office 365 and Microsoft 365 are separate but overlapping Microsoft productivity tools or products. They are the first steps in a company’s journey towards Digital Transformation.
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Featured Developer Student for March 2019

Featured Developer Student for March 2019

March 1, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

SAM GRASS

 

BIO

I was born in El Paso, TX and moved to Olathe, KS when I was about 3 years old. Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved technology. From video games to computers, I was always tinkering around with them. I ended up enlisting in the United States Army straight out of high school and pursued another passion of mine, Medicine.

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Making Positive Changes for a Positive Future in IT

Making Positive Changes for a Positive Future in IT

February 19, 2019 in Centriq News, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Making a Career Change to IT

You might have read it only takes 21 days to form a new habit, but when you try it out for yourself, you have no problem reverting back to your old ways on Day 22. So what gives? As it turns out, the idea of developing a positive change in 21 days was a misinterpreted quote from Dr. Maxwell Maltz. Maltz actually states it takes a minimum of 21 days to make a permanent change, and it can take much longer depending on the change you are looking to make. Studies now show it takes anywhere from 18-254 days to make a change, with the average person taking about 66 days to establish a new habit.

These numbers might seem daunting, especially if the change you are trying to make is to entirely change career paths. However, with the right tools, you can create a positive change in your future with a new career in IT. Are you ready to make a positive change in your life and join the IT industry? Check out our tips to help set you up for success!Read More

Featured STL Networking Student for February 2019

Featured STL Networking Student for February 2019

February 15, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Eric Larson

 

BIO

I graduated from Missouri State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Administration. Since then I have been managing a full-service restaurant. I have always enjoyed the fast pace environment and love working with people. As I get older I am looking for a career that will challenge me as well as have opportunity for growth. My interest in technology has always been there, I just didn’t really know how to make a career out of it. After doing some research I found out about Centriq, and it seemed like the perfect fit.

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Train Smarter, Not Longer For Your Technology Career

Train Smarter, Not Longer For Your Technology Career

February 11, 2019 in Centriq News, College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

A Complete Guide on IT Career Training vs a College Degree

What if we told you that you didn’t need a college degree for a career in the technology industry? What if we said to forgo the hefty student loans, massive lecture halls and annoying prerequisite classes… and that you’d still be able to snag a career in one of the most prestigious industries in the world? Would you believe us?

Well, you should. You don’t need a college degree for career in IT.
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Featured Networking Student for February 2019

Featured Networking Student for February 2019

February 8, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

KHALIFAH Graff

 


Bio

I am a native Kansan, Army combat veteran, former federal civilian employee, wife and a mother of two adorable children.  My formal education and most of my federal employment experience are in law enforcement.  At my last federal job, I was the go-to person for IT-related issues in the absence of an onsite IT technician.  I enjoyed the challenge so much that I am pursuing a career overhaul through Centriq in Systems and Security Administration.   

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Slack vs. Teams: Combat for Collaboration

Slack vs. Teams: Combat for Collaboration

February 5, 2019 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Corporate IT Training / by Alison Chludzinski

To help increase productivity in the workplace, more companies are adopting collaborative communication platforms. These platforms help reduce email clutter and streamline processes with many tools that employees use on a regular basis. Many organizations are catching on to the value of these programs, projecting to increase the communication platform market’s value to $49.5 billion by 2021. Two players have come forward as the frontrunners for many major businesses: Slack and Microsoft Teams. Each platform is similar in structure but has enough differences that beg the question, which is better: Slack or Teams?

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Featured Developer Student for February 2019

Featured Developer Student for February 2019

February 1, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Tim Reddin

 

BIO

I worked in the financial services industry for 25 years, the first 5 in customer service and the next 20 years as a software developer, always learning new skills and training others. During those 25 years a lot has changed for me, I am married have three kids, one at KU, one at Blue Valley High School, and one at Prairie Star Middle School.

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Featured STL Developer Student for January 2019

Featured STL Developer Student for January 2019

January 25, 2019 in Featured Students / by Nicole Trendel

Richard Boggs

 

Bio

I knew I wanted to become a web developer in high school and pursued that dream. I graduated from University of Missouri-St. Louis with a Bachelor’s degree but unfortunately they didn’t have a developer program. My education continued in the workforce where I taught myself technical skills including, but not limited to, Visual Basic, front end development/design, C#, and Java. Centriq Training helped me take those skills and focus my skillset into my dream career.

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