Hello, my name is Jon Beckner and for the last few years, I have worked in the restaurant industry as I completed undergraduate and graduate studies. As I worked my way up to a management position I learned valuable skills such as adaptability, planning, organization, teamwork and communication that I feel will enable me to succeed in this field. My educational background includes a bachelor’s in criminal justice and sociology, as well as progress towards a master’s in criminology with a focus in cybercrime.Read More
As more organizations migrate to Office 365, end-users now have to determine how to use the applications included in the new office suite. Centriq Training instructor Mickie Brewer put together the following chart to help Centriq employees better understand how to take advantage of apps that are new to them. We found it so useful we decided to share it with you!Read More
At a young age I loved to take things apart to see how they work. From old stereos to the first computer that I opened, the technology amazed me which lead me to focus on STEM classes through my education. When I moved to a workplace environment I always had jobs that were customer facing and technical such as drafting and manufacturing eyeglass lenses. After having careers like these I realized that a career in IT would be the perfect match for me.
I grew up in Wichita, Kansas, spending my late teens and early twenties in Lawrence, Kansas. After spending some time in beautiful Monterey, California, I lived in Brooklyn, New York for 6 years before moving back to the Kansas City area where I’ve happily resided since 2011. Along the way I taught myself HTML and CSS to be able to make websites for friends working in the creative world. I’ve always enjoyed the challenges posed by teaching myself things and I try to embody the DIY spirit. Though I do find that nothing is better than working with a team.
I come from a background in retail, fast food, loss prevention, and mobile repair. I also love helping people and animals, so I did some volunteer work as a roofer for habitats for humanity, and a janitor at a pet shelter. I consider myself a lifetime learner, and have taken several courses on various subjects that catch my interest like: music theory and performance, Stagecraft, policing with a focus on homicide investigation, and Geology (I like shiny rocks what can I say).
The demand for expertise in programming and other IT skills remains very high, a situation that won’t be changing for the foreseeable future. But what’s the best way for you to position yourself and take advantage of the overwhelming need for the technical skills all companies crave? Acquiring developer training and certification is a great way to do this, as it can allow you to stand out against the competition in what can be a very crowded industry. It’s proof that you have the qualifications necessary to land that new dream job or gain that mega promotion.Read More
I have been an elementary and high school substitute teacher and a teaching assistant. I have also coached competitive girl’s gymnastics teams and volunteered through AmeriCorps with Habitat for Humanity. I was also in the Army as an Information Technology Specialist. Any time my friends or family have computer issues, they usually come to me to help them out.Read More
If you are like many typical computer users, you are familiar with the Command Prompt — the command line interpreter that comes standard with most Windows operating systems. But are you familiar with Windows PowerShell? This powerful tool can do everything the Command Prompt does — in fact, it’s designed to replace it — and much, much more. To see this, let’s take a closer look at what Windows Powershell is, and how we can put its power to good use.Read More
I have worked the last several years in Customer Service. During this time I’ve developed a lot of really good skills, such as active listening, working in a fast paced environment, and speaking and explaining things clearly. I also started my own side business at the beginning of the year making and selling paper art. This has taught me a lot of skills as well like organizing, prioritizing, and planning work. Aside from work and running a business and I am a partner to my wonderful Fiancé, Jake, and a Mother to my awesome 3-year-old, Lincoln.
How to Prepare for Coding Bootcamp
No matter what the endeavor, it helps to be prepared. And this definitely rings true If you are contemplating attending a coding bootcamp. Even if you are attending a bootcamp that doesn’t require attendees to have any prior coding experience, you will be better positioned to get the most out of the experience if you do some kind of preparation beforehand. But what’s the best way to prepare? While much will depend on the relative experience of each individual, we can take a look at some general tips that can help everyone get prepared for their individual coding bootcamp. What is a coding bootcamp?