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What Value Comes From an IT Certification?

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

IT has moved from the back office to the front office in just a few short decades and managed to embed itself into nearly every aspect of our business and personal lives. This comes during a time when new technologies including mobile, social business, cloud, and big data and analytics (BDA) are contributing to the rapidly disappearing boundary between the internal operations of the enterprise and its external ecosystem.Read More

CompTIA Announces Exam Series Retirement

CompTIA Announces Exam Series Retirement

April 20, 2016 in IT Career Program Alumni / by Centriq Training

In Q4 of 2015, CompTIA announced that their A+ 800 series exams will be expiring on June 30, 2016. After that date, those exams will be pulled from all testing centers around the world. If you are already A+ certified, your certification will stay the same and you can stop reading this post now. But, if you haven’t received your A+ certification yet … keep reading!Read More

What do I get with a Microsoft Certification Booster Pack?

What do I get with a Microsoft Certification Booster Pack?

April 12, 2016 in Corporate IT Training, Microsoft / by Centriq Training

In March 2016, Microsoft announced that they were doing away with the Second Shot option for Certification exams. They are now offering three Booster Packs which deliver more options when purchasing a Microsoft Certification exam. These options range from practice tests to retake opportunities, allowing you to choose what you need to succeed. The Booster Pack offers are only available for purchase through August 31, 2016.Read More

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

Information Security Training 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