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New CEH and CHFI Certification Maintenance Fee: What you need to know.

New CEH and CHFI Certification Maintenance Fee: What you need to know.

December 29, 2015 in Corporate IT Training, EC-Council / by Centriq Training

EC-Council will begin charging an $80/year certification maintenance fee in 2016 for all individuals holding existing (or achieving new) EC-Council certifications, such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) or Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI). The fee will go into effect on January 1, 2016 and should be paid via the cert holders ASPEN account.

To offset the maintenance fee, any individual that is certified or recertified on or after January 1, 2016 is eligible to receive one free certification exam voucher upon completion of the applicable EC-Council Continuing Education (ECE) cycle. This free voucher ranges in value from $125 – $650 USD. Plus, if you redeem the voucher and pass the exam, you won’t need to worry about accumulating the required 120 CPE for the next 3 years!Read More

Beat the Hackers with Certified Ethical Hacker v9 Training

Beat the Hackers with Certified Ethical Hacker v9 Training

December 14, 2015 in Corporate IT Training, Security / by Centriq Training

(Written by Kasama Kasemvudhi/Centriq Training)

Certified Ethical Hacker v9 Here to Save the Day

As a network admin, you know you have been killing yourself to optimize your environment. Also, you try your very best to balance overall usability and security. However, after rolling everything out, implementing all the useful tips from your friends, following every painstaking detail learned from whitepapers, investing so much effort and money working with multiple vendors to construct an ideal heterogeneous ecosystem where everything is converged and everyone (else) is contented, you still lay awake at night apprehensively predicting how your network would go down because its security posture has never been thoroughly tested. Thankfully, you could ease up a bit now because CEH v9 IS HERE TO SAVE THE DAY!Read More

KC’s Tech Talent Shortage | How the Royals Would Solve It

KC’s Tech Talent Shortage | How the Royals Would Solve It

November 16, 2015 in Centriq News, Corporate IT Training, IT Career Program / by Ted Parker

If you’re in IT in Kansas City, you’ve probably heard that there is a tech talent shortage here. KCnext – The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City estimates that there are over 2,000 open technology positions in Kansas City today. That’s why they sponsored a series of IT Workforce Summits earlier this year to explore ideas for adding tech talent to keep KC at the forefront of the technology industry. Of course, the Royals weren’t the can’t do anything wrong, World Champions then, so no one suggested the idea of WWRD – What Would the Royals Do? But now?

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Computer Jobs for GI’s | Use Your GI Bill® for IT Training

November 4, 2015 in College Alternatives, IT Career Program / by Centriq Training

Computer Jobs for GI’s

Did you spend your time in the military working with computers, networks, cyber security, and communication/radio systems? If this sounds like you, you should know that these skills are highly valued in the civilian career market. There are plenty of jobs you can go into straight from your military service, but careers in IT might take a little more training time.

A New Career without the Investment

If you’re not looking to invest years in going to school, or going back to school, you can explore the many training programs that offer accelerated training in IT and IT related fields. Combining the skills you’ve acquired in the military with the training programs offered by companies like Centriq, you can be job market ready in as little as four months.

Some typical computer jobs are:

    • Data Entry: input hard and electronic data into a database
    • Database Manager: create, maintain, and test data that lives within databases, be proficient with programs such as Access, and SQL.
    • Web Designer: coding and designing websites from the ground up. Utilize HTML, JavaScript, and more.
    • System or Network Admin: Knowledge of network setups and protocols. Various certificates required.
    • Developer/Programmer: maintain and develop programming and software.
    • Help Desk: help computer and network users with technical and connectivity issues. General computer and network knowledge. Customer services skills often a component.
    • Quality Assurance: test and use software, programs, and hardware prior to release to the public. Run numerous tests and situations to ensure there are no bugs.

A lot of these careers don’t require formal education and can utilize hands-on experience and some system specific training. Oftentimes employers are looking for hands-on experience over education so if you’ve got a knack for computers and networking you’ve got a great shot regardless of your college education.

Utilize your Military Experience

Many companies value having the expertise and training that comes with having a military member in their staff. Utilize your military training and work ethic to your advantage. You served your country and service is a pillar to who you’ve become and civillian companies greatly value your work ethic. Let our military friendly staff help get you the IT training you need. We can work with you to help you utilize the most of your GI Bill®.
If you’ve finished your time in the military and you’re looking at ways to incorporate the training you’ve had into a civilian career, look to Centriq to help you transition seamlessly. From managing and securing servers to remote computer management and repairs you can incorporate the skills you’ve learned with some career specific training from Centriq. Upsell your work ethic and training from the military. Let us help you get into a career quickly.