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Intro to Cisco ACI

Intro to Cisco ACI

Event Date(s): Nov 21, 2016 — Nov 22, 2016

You’re Invited! Join us for this free webinar as we discuss the features and benefits of Cisco ACI. Make the most of your engineering skills!


This webinar will run twice:

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 at 3:00 CST
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 11:00 CST


  • 90 Minutes each session
Registration for this event is now closed.


  • Introduction to ACI and it’s operational benefits including the latest 2.x features and benefits
    • What is SDN?
    • What is Cisco’s ACI and how is it unique?
      • The learning curve and how to make the most of your existing engineering skills
      • VXLAN and L3 overlays
      • The ACI policy and tenant model
  • Integration with hypervisors (third party)
  • Integration with L4-7 Services (third party)
    • Architectures and migration strategies
    • Automation, troubleshooting and monitoring

For more information, contact a Centriq Training Advisor at 913.322.7062 or info@centriq.com.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Essentials Webinar

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Essentials Webinar

Event Date(s): Oct 27, 2016

Some things have changed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 in the areas of directories, file system structure, and systemd as it relates to service control.

Did you know that /usr was so named for being the Unix System Resources directory? Learn how this, and the other top-level directories, are used by Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Additionally, we’ll be taking a look at systemd, which will be especially helpful if you’ve not yet started with systemd. We’ll cover design and some everyday commands and tasks.

Join this webinar in which we’ll cover these topics:

  • Identifying top-level directories and usage
  • Reviewing changes to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 file system structure
  • The architecture and moving pieces of systemd as it relates to service control
  • Some handy systemctl commands
Registration for this event is now closed.

Session 1:

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. EDT / 6 a.m. PDT
Duration: 60 minutes

Session 2:

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. PDT
Duration: 60 minutes



Event Date(s): Oct 18, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Overland Park Marriott, 10800 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66210

This event delivers training on all of Cisco’s core architectures, including Enterprise Networks, Security, Data Center, Collaboration and the Internet of Things (IoT). Sessions will include updates on product innovations and road-maps, live demonstrations and best practices.

Centriq Training is proud to be a sponsor of this event, so you can participate free of charge.Read More

Angular/Web Assembly Lunch & Learn

Angular/Web Assembly Lunch & Learn

Event Date(s): Nov 03, 2016

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Is Angular the future? Web Assembly is coming.

Doug Hoff, Technical Trainer for Centriq Training, will provide an overview of Angular, the history of Web Architecture and his perspective of where things are headed during this complimentary Lunch and Learn.

Angular isn’t the future of Web Development, it’s the present. It’s one part of a pattern of enterprise architecture that businesses need to understand.Read More

KCtne – August Happy Hour

KCtne – August Happy Hour

Event Date(s): Aug 17, 2016

Join us for the Kansas City Technology Networking Events August Tech Happy Hour at BHC Rhodes!

Come ready to network with other like minded tech individuals. We will have food, drink and drawings for great prizes.



BCH Rhodes – 7101 College Blvd, #400 (in the Darth Vader building), Overland Park, KS 66210

Registration for this event is now closed.


Thank you to our sponsors, Harman, Unite Private Networks, Enterprise Bank, Centriq Training, Tech Orchard, Netrality Properties (1102 Grand) and BHC Rhodes! Other sponsorship opportunities are available.

Email info@kctne.com for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

KC .NET User Group – July 2016

Event Date(s): Jul 26, 2016

Building your First IoT Project (Adam Barney)

What: KC .NET User Group July 2016 Meeting
When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from  to

Where: VinSolutions, 5700 Broadmoor Street, Mission, KS (map)
9th Floor, park in front or on top (uncovered) deck of covered parking garage.

  • Building your First IoT Project??

    So you’ve written hello world (blinked an LED) a hundred times with your Raspberry Pi or other IoT device, you’ve read books and endless blog posts, been super excited about projects you’ve seen on Instructables or Hackster.io, but still don’t have the confidence to jump in and make your first REAL IoT project. We’ll go over some ideas for good starter projects, and build one from start to finish!

    Speaker: Adam Barney (@cabarney)

    Adam is a nerd. That kept me humble and nearly friendless (*sniff*) through school, but I wear it as a badge of honor now. After buying a Commodore 64 with money from his paper route in the 4th grade, he’s never stopped learning about computers and how to make these stupid machines do cool things. I am a Microsoft C# MVP and ASP Insider, running my independent consulting company from my home in Lincoln, NE. In my spare time, I run a user group and a couple developer conferences, and generally take on way more work than I have time for. I can also be found speaking at many mid-west user groups, code camps and developer conferences.

    Spotlight: TBA

    Sponsor: Centriq

    Registration for this event is now closed.
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 First Look Clinic

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 First Look Clinic

Event Date(s): Jul 07, 2016

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Centriq’s First Look Clinics will introduce you to the new features and capabilities of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. They are designed to provide a broad range of knowledge across an array of technologies focusing on the pillars identity, compute and networking.

No topic is covered fully, but you will finish the clinic with an understanding of the new and improved features and capabilities of Windows Server 2016.*

At the end of the clinic you will be able to:

  • Describe the installation options and editions of Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
  • Describe Nano Server and how to manage it.
  • Describe the new features in Hyper-V.
  • Describe Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers.
  • Describe the new features in management.
  • List and describe the new features available for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
  • List and describe the new features available for AD DS.
  • Describe Storage Spaces Direct.
  • Describe Storage Replica.
  • Describe Storage Quality of Service (Storage QoS).
  • List and describe the Windows Server technologies for Software-Defined Networking.
  • List and describe the cloud-scaling features in Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
  • List and describe the other new and improved networking services in Windows Server 2016.

A morning session is available and will be led by Centriq instructor Janet Nichols. Snack will be provided and there is no cost for this event.

Registration for this event is now closed.

*This clinic is based on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4, and the technologies are subject to change in the final release.

brainstorm:kc – Rapid Data Analysis Event

brainstorm:kc – Rapid Data Analysis Event

Event Date(s): Jun 09, 2016

Unleash the power of your data

On June 9, 2016, join a select group of IT professionals in an interactive event to see how data insights can provide instant value to your business without the added cost of new IT infrastructure.Read More

Red Hat Lunch and Learn

Red Hat Lunch and Learn

Event Date(s): Jun 14, 2016

Scott Stewart, Senior Manager, Red Hat Training and Certification will provide an overview of Red Hat Technologies & Training Offerings for the Data Center & the Cloud during this complimentary Lunch and Learn.

Some of the topics being covered includes:Read More