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Featured Networking Student for February 2019

Featured Networking Student for February 2019

February 8, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

KHALIFAH Graff

 


Bio

I am a native Kansan, Army combat veteran, former federal civilian employee, wife and a mother of two adorable children.  My formal education and most of my federal employment experience are in law enforcement.  At my last federal job, I was the go-to person for IT-related issues in the absence of an onsite IT technician.  I enjoyed the challenge so much that I am pursuing a career overhaul through Centriq in Systems and Security Administration.   

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Slack vs. Teams: Combat for Collaboration

Slack vs. Teams: Combat for Collaboration

February 5, 2019 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Corporate IT Training / by Alison Chludzinski

To help increase productivity in the workplace, more companies are adopting collaborative communication platforms. These platforms help reduce email clutter and streamline processes with many tools that employees use on a regular basis. Many organizations are catching on to the value of these programs, projecting to increase the communication platform market’s value to $49.5 billion by 2021. Two players have come forward as the frontrunners for many major businesses: Slack and Microsoft Teams. Each platform is similar in structure but has enough differences that beg the question, which is better: Slack or Teams?

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Featured Developer Student for February 2019

Featured Developer Student for February 2019

February 1, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Tim Reddin

 

BIO

I worked in the financial services industry for 25 years, the first 5 in customer service and the next 20 years as a software developer, always learning new skills and training others. During those 25 years a lot has changed for me, I am married have three kids, one at KU, one at Blue Valley High School, and one at Prairie Star Middle School.

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Featured STL Developer Student for January 2019

Featured STL Developer Student for January 2019

January 25, 2019 in Featured Students / by Centriq Training

Richard Boggs

 

Bio

I knew I wanted to become a web developer in high school and pursued that dream. I graduated from University of Missouri-St. Louis with a Bachelor’s degree but unfortunately they didn’t have a developer program. My education continued in the workforce where I taught myself technical skills including, but not limited to, Visual Basic, front end development/design, C#, and Java. Centriq Training helped me take those skills and focus my skillset into my dream career.

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The New ITIL® 4 Certification Structure

The New ITIL® 4 Certification Structure

January 25, 2019 in ITIL, Corporate IT Training / by Hannah Gerstner

The New ITIL® 4 Certification Structure

In 2018, AXELOS announced that it would update its ITIL® service management framework for the first time since 2011. The widely anticipated new version finally arrives in Q1 of 2019 with the release of the ITIL® 4 Foundation course and exam. The remaining levels are scheduled for release in H2 of 2019. The new certification structure (or scheme) is aligned with ITIL® v3 but has been significantly streamlined to provide clear paths for you to continue your ITIL® journey.

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Featured Developer Student for January 2019

Featured Developer Student for January 2019

January 18, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Mike Moore

 

Bio

For the past 20+ years, I was a mainframe developer in the financial services industry.  After 9/11, I took military leave to serve in the Army and was deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. When my life as an infantryman ended, I returned to the life of a mainframe programmer.  After a while, I grew restless for a new challenge so I decided to grow my coding skill set by learning newer technologies. Now I’m working on that goal at Centriq and enjoying the experience.

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

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

January 15, 2019 in Alumni On the Move, IT Career Program Alumni / by Dayna Schroeder

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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New Microsoft 365 & Office 365 Role-Based Certifications

New Microsoft 365 & Office 365 Role-Based Certifications

January 15, 2019 in Microsoft 365/Office 365, Centriq News / by Ted Parker

Role-Based Certifications

Overview

With the retirement of the MCSA: Office 365 certifications on March 31, 2019 and the release of the new Microsoft 365 certifications, the next generation of Microsoft certifications is here. And, it is truly a new generation. For the first time, Microsoft certifications will focus on building the skills required for actual job roles rather than focusing on features and services of the Microsoft software product itself. As a result, Microsoft is calling these new certs “role-based” certifications.

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