“I grew up on a farm outside of a small town, which led me to learn to entertain myself pretty early, mostly by tearing things apart to see how they work, or building Lego cities. After high school, I went to Longview Community College for a year to play baseball then transferred to Missouri State University to study Marketing. Once I graduated, I spent some time in account management/project management based roles, and I found myself building the tools to help my co-workers do their jobs. I’ve always enjoyed studying how people interact with their daily processes and routines. I decided to make a career of turning those processes and routines into software.“Read More
Are you interested in earning a higher salary, Do you like being on the fast track to a possible new promotion? Are you attracted to the idea of earning recognition for your hard-earned knowledge and skills? Then a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification may be just right for you! It certainly would add something extra on your resume and set you apart from your coworkers or other job seekers.
This article will share some helpful insights into the certification process including describing the different levels of achievement available, the best methods to study and practice for the exams, practical tips from a recent completer (me!), and much more.Read More
“Originally from Kansas City, I joined the Army at a young age. In my time in the military, I worked in Air Defense maintaining Sentinel Radars and sending live air data to all respective ranks. My thought was that I could be patriotic and still secure a career after leaving the military. After leaving and taking a few jobs to assimilate to the civilian world, I decided to use the technical skills gained in the military and join the I.T. industry. Working my way up throughout the years, from Tier 1 Help Desk to Tier 3, I currently work as a Jr Systems Administrator for the infrastructure team at a local company, maintaining the back-end appliances.“Read More
“For the last 5 years I’ve been working in restaurant management and marketing in Kansas City, Missouri. I also served in the Missouri National Guard from 2001 to 2009 as a Cannon Crewman. Along the way I’ve gained an understanding of the dynamics of a team, communication, and how to succeed in fast-paced, high-stress situations. In February of 2017 I began attending Centriq Training, and am looking forward to starting a new career with a great company.“Read More
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers the advanced connectivity of devices and services by connecting the physical world to the virtual world in the exchange of data in real-time. Despite the many promising opportunities IoT offers, it is still surrounded by many misconceptions that lead professionals to ignore its promise. Many of these misconceptions are wrong and do not encapsulate the actual issues surrounding IoT. The following is taken from an article from Redmond Channel Partner, in which Howard Cohen explains many of the problems with IoT and how Microsoft partners can actually offer solutions to these problems and benefit in the process. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.
Before moving on to the real problems, let’s begin with the misconceptions surrounding IoT:Read More
When looking for additional help on the technology side of your business, a Managed Service Provider may be the help you need. Managed service providers (MSPs) are companies that can manage IT services for a company through the Web. In an article from Redmond, Scott Bekker explains many of the reasons for using an MSP, as well as questions to consider so that you can choose the right one for your company. The following is excerpted from his article, Picking the Right MSP. To read the full text, follow the link at the bottom of the page.
Starting off, you must consider what you want to get out of an MSP.
You are probably familiar with Excel’s very powerful Autofill feature (if not, learn more about Autofill here and then read on). However, did you know there is a similar feature that is equally useful called Flash Fill?
Say you have information in Excel not formatted the way you need it to be and going through the entire list manually to correct it seems daunting. In this case, Flash Fill can do the work for you.
What is Flash Fill?
You use the Flash Fill feature to automatically fill-in values in one column from information referenced from another, adjacent column (extract, combine/concatenate, insert characters, reverse data, change case, format, etc.).Read More
Country’s Longest Running Entry-Level Training Program Offers Both Coding and Networking.
ST. LOUIS (June 27, 2017) – Centriq Training, the Midwest’s largest information technology training company, is introducing their IT Career Training Program to St. Louis.
Established in 2005, Centriq’s IT Career Training Program is the longest running, most experienced entry-level technology training program, or boot camp, in the country. It is also the only one to offer students the option of learning either development (coding) or networking. Registration is now open for both four-month programs, with the first networking class starting on August 14 and the first coding class on September 11. Graduates of both programs will be ready to enter the job market by the end of 2017.Read More
Over 15 Centriq grads work at DSI today. We asked Alex Unruh, Talent Acquisition Specialist at DSI, to tell us about his company and why they hire Centriq grads.Read More