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Featured Developer Student for September 2018

Featured Developer Student for September 2018

September 7, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Lindsay Astelford

 

LindsayAstlefordCentriqTrainingFeaturedStudent

Bio

Coming from a background in research and healthcare, I had pursued a career as a physician because of the meaningful relationships with patients, helping others, while solving problems. In my third year of medical school, I became unhappy with the slow progress of the healthcare system and the dwindling minutes I had to spend with not only each patient, but also my family and friends.

I had been tangentially associated with development through friends in the industry.  Tech seemed like a natural transition for me because it welcomed quick adaptation, continual challenges, and collaboration which are areas where I thrive!Read More

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

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

August 29, 2018 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Sara Lamb

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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Top 4 Network Troubleshooting Tools IT Professionals Should Utilize

Top 4 Network Troubleshooting Tools IT Professionals Should Utilize

August 28, 2018 in Corporate IT Training / by Sara Lamb

When it comes to network administration, using the right tools can mean the difference between a quick, easy update and hours of painstaking coding on a command line interface.

Like any other profession, if you use the right tools for the job at hand, you can save yourself hours of work. But unlike most other professions, not everyone agrees on what those tools are, what they look like, or whether they’re actually as useful as they seem.Read More

IT Certifications 101 – Why Are Certifications Important? What Certifications Should I Get?

IT Certifications 101 – Why Are Certifications Important? What Certifications Should I Get?

August 28, 2018 in ITIL, Corporate IT Training, CompTIA, Microsoft, Security, Web Development, Cisco, EC-Council / by Sara Lamb

Nobody is born an expert programmer or cybersecurity specialist. It takes years of work to gain the skills and experience necessary to even get started choosing a field of specialized expertise.

The tech industry is one of the most dynamic fields in the modern marketplace, constantly changing, evolving, and developing new norms among its members. Simply keeping up is a full-time job, and it’s still virtually guaranteed that some new development or specialization will pop up in the most unexpected of places.Read More

Does my company really need SharePoint?

Does my company really need SharePoint?

August 22, 2018 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Sara Lamb

As more and more companies migrate their staff to O365, the question IT leadership’s evaluating is whether their organization needs SharePoint. Data is telling us that companies are electing to adopt SharePoint, with an increase in online deployments from 2016 to 2017 of 167%. Centriq has also documented an increase in students signing up for SharePoint training over the past two years. But, numbers aside, your IT leadership has to decide what’s best for your organization!Read More

Featured STL Networking Student for August 2018

Featured STL Networking Student for August 2018

August 16, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

 

Nicholas LandoltNicholas Landolt STL Featured Networking Student

Bio

My love for technology started at a young age when I would take apart and rebuild video game consoles in an attempt to make them run faster without overheating. On top of that whenever a family member got a new TV or VCR, I would be the one in charge of hooking them up and making sure they were configured correctly.Read More

5 Tips to Help You Snag That Dream Job

5 Tips to Help You Snag That Dream Job

August 14, 2018 in IT Career Program / by Alex Carnahan

Whether you’re someone looking to change careers or advance in your field, today’s competitive job market makes it imperative to stand out in the hiring process. With the ever-growing ways to go about your job search, knowing where to start and how to stand out can be overwhelming.  Take a look at these five steps to guide you on a successful job search that can land you that dream job.

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Featured Networking Student for August 2018

Featured Networking Student for August 2018

August 10, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

CARLOS PADILLA

Carlos Padilla Centriq Featured Networking Student

Bio

Since childhood, I’ve had a penchant for technology, which resulted in taking every computer class in high school from keyboarding and multimedia design to introductory programming and web design. I joined the US Navy after high school as an IT where I did two deployments to the Middle East, administrating the ships’ networks. I also worked as an IT Assistant for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. At this point, I’m pretty sure I dream of electric sheep!

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Featured Developer Student for August 2018

Featured Developer Student for August 2018

August 3, 2018 in Featured Students / by Hannah Mulligan

MALCOLM LEE

Malcolm Lee Centriq Feature Student

As early as 11 years old, I had been building my own computers and diving into the evolving internet as a hobby. I studied Psychology and Mathematics at the University of Kansas and initially started work as a Technical Support Specialist and had moved on to Software Testing but couldn’t stomach the notion of cubical life at such a young age. I have worked as an Arborist until I had broken my leg in a skateboarding injury in March of 2017. During recovery I picked up Mountain Biking as a low impact form of rehabilitation and have traveled across the US from KC to Oregon exploring trails along the way and back.
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