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Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Changing to an IT Career in Kansas City

Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Changing to an IT Career in Kansas City

September 21, 2016 in IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

Being stuck in a dead-end job can not only be frustrating, but stressful. You feel trapped because you don’t have the time to job search while working, and maybe the prospects outside of your job just aren’t that promising. The job growth in Kansas City is below the national average, so there’s little chance more exciting career opportunities will come around soon. It may be time to re-evaluate your career path.

It’s no secret the IT (or Information Technology) industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Technology is constantly evolving, and entire businesses and industries rely on the latest technology to grow. Some could even say that technology is the backbone of the economy of the United States. A career in IT may just be the solution you need for your dead-end job.Read More

GI Bill®?? Questions -The Three Most Important

GI Bill®?? Questions -The Three Most Important

September 15, 2016 in IT Career Program, Veterans/GI Bill / by Ted Parker

Does this sound familiar? You joined the military in your teens. Maybe you served in Iraq or Afghanistan, or maybe you were stateside the entire time. Regardless, after 6-10 years of being a soldier, your family needed you. So you separated from the military. You learned a lot and gained a great deal of experience. But now you’re not sure how, or even if, it translates to a civilian job.

Your first thought is to use your GI Bill® benefits and finish your education. You check out online classes and traditional college, but your family can’t wait for two to four years for you to get a great-paying job. Or, maybe college just isn’t right for you.

If that’s familiar, you may not know where to go next. Don’t worry though, to find the right path all you have to do is ask yourself the right three questions. These are the same three questions every veteran should ask before making a decision on how to use your GI Bill® benefits:Read More

Tips for Asking Management to Invest in IT Training

Tips for Asking Management to Invest in IT Training

September 13, 2016 in Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

Technology changes quickly, which is why your skills should be ever evolving and updated regularly. In a perfect world, every company would have a limitless budget for training and certifications, but unfortunately that’s not how it works at most companies.

Despite the challenges business owners and leaders face regarding managing staff and budget limitations, training still needs to be a priority. You wouldn’t go to a doctor that hadn’t updated their skills in 20 years would you? The same argument can be said for a company leaving their network or website in the hands of someone who hasn’t updated their skills in the last 10 – 15 years!

With that in mind, here are some tips for making the pitch to your boss or upper management as to why paying for training is a wise investment in you and the company.Read More

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – August 2016

New IT Jobs for Grads of Centriq’s Career Program – August 2016

August 29, 2016 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Centriq Training

Career Program Alumni On the Move

Not only does Centriq’s TechSmart KC 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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Benefits of a Custom IT Training Class

August 18, 2016 in Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

Whether you have 5 or 500 people in need of training on the same technology, Centriq’s custom IT training class capabilities are something you shouldn’t overlook.

Centriq can deliver training in a custom/private format with content that has been tailored to fit your team’s specific goals by one of our expert instructors. These classes can also be held privately at your facility, ours or in a virtual classroom.Read More

First Look at Azure’s Remote Server Management Tools

First Look at Azure’s Remote Server Management Tools

August 12, 2016 in Azure, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

Recently released by Microsoft to the general public for preview, Remote Server Management Tools (RSMT) for Azure allows users to remotely manage any Windows Server 2016 system from the Azure cloud, including any Nano Server instances. As the only graphical management interface to a Nano Server, the tool will be especially important for the Nano Server configuration option. IT pros can choose to either use PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DCS) to create configuration scripts or remote management.Read More

Preview of Microsoft’s Azure Stack

August 8, 2016 in Azure, Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

Following the release of the technical preview for Microsoft Azure Stack, customers may have questions regarding Microsoft’s Cloud Technology for the Datacenter. The following is a summary of Redmond Magazine’s article on what to expect when you first install the technical preview for Microsoft Azure Stack. To read the full article, click the link at the bottom of the page.Read More

New IT Jobs for TechSmart KC Grads – July 2016

New IT Jobs for TechSmart KC Grads – July 2016

July 25, 2016 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Centriq Training

TechSmart KC Alumni On the Move

Not only does Centriq’s TechSmart KC 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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On-Premises Breathes New Life Into SharePoint

July 24, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

Microsoft customers learned at last month’s official launch of SharePoint Server 2016 that the on-premises collaboration would not be the company’s last major upgrade. The following is a summary of Redmond Magazine’s article about this launch of SharePoint Server 2016 and other exciting new features Microsoft is planning to release. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Microsoft revealed its plans to offer new capabilities designed first for Office 365 that will come to the server edition. In addition, SharePoint Server customers won’t have to wait the typical three years for a new version as there will be Feature Packs coming next year that bring many capabilities built for Office 365 SharePoint Online.

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