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Why should I upgrade to Windows 10?

October 23, 2015 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

(Written by Bob Reinch/Centriq Training)

Here’s a hypothetical: You have two cars. One is an older, reliable vehicle, but it needs a little service, probably could use new brakes and new tires. You also have a brand new, shiny set of wheels sitting in the driveway, just begging to be taken out for a spin. You could keep throwing money into the older car while the new one just sits. The old one can get you from point a to point b just fine, but it still needs some maintenance, and in the end you know you are going to be driving the new car anyway.Read More

Centriq Helps Northland CAPS find High School IT Mentors

October 12, 2015 in Centriq News / by Ted Parker

Leawood, KS, October 12, 2015, Centriq Training announced that it is partnering with the Northland Center for Advance Professional Studies (CAPS) to help recruit local IT professionals to mentor high schools students in the Technology Solutions sector of their program. The program provides high school students in the Northland with a professional, innovative and entrepreneurial education through full immersion in high demand/high skill careers. Northland CAPS is looking for volunteers to mentor these students as they engage in real world technology projects for area companies.

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15 Programming Languages to Know in 2015

August 24, 2015 in Corporate IT Training, Web Development / by Centriq Training

As technology is ever-changing, it can be challenging to stay up to speed on what’s new and what’s still relevant.

Todd Wasserman, from Mashable, compiled this list, which includes the programming languages every Developer should know in 2015.


1. Java



Java is one of the most popular languages for building back-ends for modern enterprise-web applications. With Java and frameworks based on it, web developers can build scalable web apps for a variety of users. Java is also the main language used to develop native Android apps for smartphones and tablets.Read More

Thank You, TechSmart KC Alumni!

June 30, 2015 in IT Career Program Alumni / by Centriq Training

Our 3rd Annual TechSmart KC Alumni Appreciation Event was held on Thursday, June 11th. A large tent was set up in our back parking lot and the event featured food trucks from Taco Republic and The Sweet Tooth Cupcake Cruiser. Six employers helped sponsor the event and set up tables to visit with alumni about their current job openings. Thank you AOS, Grantham University, TriCom Technical Services, Adams Gabbert, Netsmart, and Apex Systems!

The evening was filled with networking, food, drinks, and entertainment from some of our alumni members. Including Zanzibar Drums (Alumni Lance Rupert), an African drumming and world music ensemble and Tricks of Light (Alumni Chris Byram, Cody Sanders, Jeren Sisk and Chris Trollman), a professional?? fire group, which includes fire spinning, breathing, hula hoops and martial arts.

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