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IT Certifications 101 – Why Are Certifications Important? What Certifications Should I Get?

IT Certifications 101 – Why Are Certifications Important? What Certifications Should I Get?

August 28, 2018 in Cisco, CompTIA, Corporate IT Training, EC-Council, ITIL, Microsoft, Security, Web Development / by Centriq Training

Nobody is born an expert programmer or cybersecurity specialist. It takes years of work to gain the skills and experience necessary to even get started choosing a field of specialized expertise.

The tech industry is one of the most dynamic fields in the modern marketplace, constantly changing, evolving, and developing new norms among its members. Simply keeping up is a full-time job, and it’s still virtually guaranteed that some new development or specialization will pop up in the most unexpected of places.

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2017 IT Certification Roadmap

2017 IT Certification Roadmap

March 6, 2017 in Cisco, Corporate IT Training, EC-Council, Microsoft, Security / by Centriq Training

CompTIA has created a vendor neutral IT certification roadmap that will be useful to all IT Pros.

Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned professional in information security, storage and data, training, software development, hardware services, infrastructure, web and mobile or IT management and strategy, this roadmap will show you the certification route that’s best.Read More

IT Training: Not Just for IT Anymore

IT Training: Not Just for IT Anymore

February 28, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

Of course IT training programs are critical for IT professionals to keep up on their skills and the latest technology. But technology is becoming more and more critical to the jobs of most professionals these days. IT training is no longer just for the IT department. IT training and certification is a valuable resource that can help not only IT professionals, but also a wide variety of employees across all of your company’s departments.Read More

Do You Maintain IT Certifications for Your IT Department?

Do You Maintain IT Certifications for Your IT Department?

February 27, 2017 in Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

Technology changes with astonishing speed, which makes keeping an IT department up with all those changes one of the biggest challenges a company will face today. How can we know that the people on our teams have experience that is not only up to the right standards, but also up to date? Simple: you keep your employees trained with an ongoing IT certification program.

IT certifications are a great way to ensure every member of your IT team has the base knowledge necessary to do their job effectively, but most certifications need regular renewals. Here’s how to keep your certifications up-to-date.Read More

Introducing CHFI v9: The World’s Most Comprehensive Computer Forensic Certification Program

Introducing CHFI v9: The World’s Most Comprehensive Computer Forensic Certification Program

February 7, 2017 in Corporate IT Training, EC-Council, Security / by Centriq Training

Digital technologies are changing the face of business. As organizations rapidly embracing digital technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data and IOT, the context of digital forensics is more relevant than before. The growing number of cybercrimes has changed the role of forensics from DNA to Digital.

According to the market research report published by IndustryARC, by 2020, the digital forensics market will reach 4.8 billion USD. IndustryARC also predicts that the maximum use of digital forensics is from the federal sector and this will grow from $1,097.2 million in 2015 to $2,060.5 million by 2020. The major drivers for this are increasing threats from cybercrime and terrorist attacks. Foote Partners, which tracks information technology (IT) jobs across all skill levels, projects the global demand for cyber security talent to rise to six million by 2019, with an expected shortfall of 1.5 million professionals.Read More

IT Skills to have in 2017 for a Pay Raise

IT Skills to have in 2017 for a Pay Raise

December 21, 2016 in Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

Advances in mobility, cloud, Big Data, DevOps and digital delivery, plus the shift to more rapid release cycles of software and services, are enabling businesses to become more agile. Redmond Magazine recently published a report about the IT skills gap these trends are creating, their impact on salaries and where the demand for expertise is headed. This is an excerpt of that article. You can read their report in full via the link at the bottom of the page.

It’s difficult to find an employer not struggling to come up with a unique tech staffing model that balances three things:

  • The urgencies of new digital innovation strategies
  • Combating ever deepening security threats
  • Keeping integrated systems and networks running smoothly and efficiently

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Microsoft Streamlines Technical Certifications

Microsoft Streamlines Technical Certifications

November 18, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

As Microsoft Learning’s General Manager Alison Cunard announced in September 2016, Microsoft has streamlined its technical certifications, aligning to industry-recognized areas of competence while providing flexibility to showcase your specific skills on Microsoft products and services.

Five new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Developer (MCSD) specialties are being released. These credentials are aligned to Centers of Excellence, used by the Microsoft Partner Network to identify technical competencies that are widely recognizable by both Microsoft partners and customers.Read More

The Value of Technical Training & Certification

The Value of Technical Training & Certification

November 7, 2016 in Corporate IT Training / by Centriq Training

What every technology professional needs to get ahead

Looking to get ahead in today’s competitive tech world? Now, more than ever, training classes and certifications are vital to fuel a successful career. Certification makes technology professionals more likely to get hired, demonstrate clear business impact and advance their careers. But, these things also benefit employers as well.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