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STI is now a CompTIA Authorized Partner

CompTIA Authorized Partner logo

We are proud to announce our new partnership with CompTIA. STI is now an authorized training provider for all CompTIA certifications. Who is CompTIA? CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members ar e companies at the forefront of innovation; and professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits or ganizations receive from […]

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Free Microsoft exam second shot


Do your customers need a redo? Everyone needs a second chance from time to time. With Second Shot, if you don’t pass your Microsoft Certification exam on the first try, you get a free retake. Passing a Microsoft Certification exam and earning the title of Microsoft Certified Professional is now easier than ever. For a […]

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Microsoft Exams at Home


To many of you in out-state MN and elsewhere this news will be a great relief. Now you’ll no longer need to drive into the Cities to take you Microsoft exams. The program is still in beta through 15 March so watch for changes after that time. However, I don’t see any reason they won’t […]

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BI for the Mere Mortal – MN Government IT Symposium 2014

BI for the mere mortal presentation

The Full Presentation   Description Business Intelligence (BI) has changed dramatically over the past few years. There has been a flood of BI tools developed for the business user that require far less (and sometimes no) technical expertise. New BI tools move the focus of BI from IT skills to business skills. This session will […]

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What SharePoint Training Do You Really Need?

Training Lakes and Pines

What SharePoint or Office 365 Training do you Need? More than you think, and I’m not the one who says so. According to Microsoft’s best practices: “The human element is, after the governance plan, the most important ingredient in the success or failure of a SharePoint deployment.” ( So what kind of training is needed […]

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