Herzing Partners With Fortinet: IT Students Get Big Benefits!

Jul 13, 2021 2:49:05 PM

Image: Fortinet presentation on the risks of IoT devices at the RSA cybersecurity conference 

If you follow the world of cybersecurity, you've probably heard of Fortinet. In just over 20 years, they have become the largest cybersecurity company in the world.

Fortinet dominates the industry with over 800 patents, 50 hardware and software products, and billions in yearly revenue.

Fortinet provides integrated cyber solutions for all kinds of organizations, from hospitality and health care, to financial services companies and governments.

But did you know that Fortinet is also a cybersecurity training provider? They partner with educational institutions across the globe, helping schools deliver cutting-edge training.

Most importantly, they provide globally-recognized cybersecurity certifications that help newcomers prove their expertise, learn how to use Fortinet products, and advance their careers.

So, we're very pleased to announce that Herzing College is now a Fortinet Academy partner.

This week, we interviewed Al Nasturzio, Director of Training and Education Partners at Fortinet, to get all the details on how this partnership will benefit our IT and cybersecurity students.

What Does it Take to Become a Business Manager?

Jul 8, 2021 10:52:51 AM

Do you see yourself as a leader? If you're hoping to become a business manager, you need to understand what the role is all about and what skills will help you succeed.

Business managers oversee and direct the operations of a company.

They're typically responsible for supervising employees, keeping the finances on track, and making sure the organization meets its goals.

So what does it take to land a position like that? What skills and traits do employers look for?

This post provides the clear roadmap you need to become a business manager.

Find out what abilities are required and see if you're suited to this role.

What Do You Learn in a Supply Chain Diploma?

Jul 8, 2021 10:19:33 AM

Every product you see on a store shelf or online took a long and winding journey through a supply chain.

Before a single pair of jeans can end up in your closet, for instance, it must go through a complex process of material sourcing, production, warehousing, and distribution.

Supply chain management is about coordinating each step of that process. Supply chain training teaches you how to do that, so your employer can save money and serve customers better.

Students learn what it takes to get a product from point of origin to point of consumption, including how to solve challenges, deal with clients, negotiate with suppliers, organize warehousing, transportation logistics, etc.

Supply chain degree programs are available, but this post focuses on a quicker path to employment—a supply chain diploma.

Diplomas are built around the practical skills you need to get started in the industry.

So what exactly will you learn in a supply chain diploma program? Here are 5 key areas covered in class.

5 Different Computer Networking Careers: Entry-level & Beyond

Jul 7, 2021 9:35:56 AM

Computer networking is one of the hottest fields around.

Companies have long relied on computer networking experts to build, maintain, and support the digital systems that keep employees and customers connected.

But with the enormous shift to remote work during the pandemic, the demand for networking professionals really took off.

In fact, computer networking careers are some of the fastest-growing roles in Canada, according to market research by Randstad.

So what kinds of jobs exist in this field? Where could you start out as a total beginner, and what opportunities are there to advance your career?

Keep reading to explore 5 different computer networking careers, entry-level and beyond!

Medical Office Assistant vs. Unit Clerk: What's the Difference?

Jul 6, 2021 12:22:15 PM

There's a lot of overlap between the work of a medical office assistant (MOA) and a nursing unit clerk. Both carry out a range of tasks that keep a medical facility operating effectively.

So how are they different?

The main difference between an MOA and a unit clerk is that MOAs may help with certain clinical procedures, like measuring vital signs. Unit clerks tend to focus on clerical tasks only.

Ultimately, however, the two jobs are more alike than not.

In this post, we break down the basics of the MOA and unit clerk roles: what they do, where they work, how much they make, and what training and skills they need.

Explore the similarities and differences and get a better understanding of both careers.

What Exactly Do You Learn in 2D Animation Training?

Jul 5, 2021 10:22:09 AM

Image credit: Megan Winters (Herzing College 2D Animation graduate)

It takes a special combination of skills to make cartoons come alive. That's what 2D animation training is all about.

Students develop both the technical expertise and practical skills to create compelling animations for movies, TV shows, websites, video games, and more.

They also learn how the entire production process works at an animation studio, so they can hit the ground running and become valuable team members, straight after graduation.

And this is the perfect time to get training. Many Ottawa animation companies are really struggling to find local talent. They're being forced to turn down projects or send work overseas because they can't find Ottawa animators to hire.

Thinking about starting a career in the animation industry? Wondering what to expect from 2D animation training?

Here's a good breakdown of what's covered in a quality program.

How Much Do Programmers Make in Canada? Compare Salaries & Job Titles

Jun 23, 2021 11:05:10 AM

Considering a career as a computer programmer? Wondering what kinds of jobs are out there and how much you can expect to earn?

Programmer salaries can vary depending on what area you focus on, what company you work for, and even what part of the country you live in.

To get to the bottom of programmer salaries, we reviewed the latest government wage reports plus dozens of real job postings.

This gave us a good idea of how much different programming roles pay in Montreal and across Canada.

Read on for all the details, including info on demand for programmers and how to get started with training.

What Does an Accounting Assistant Actually Do? Inside Look at the Role

Jun 21, 2021 2:56:18 PM

Accounting assistants are administrative professionals who focus on the numbers.

They play a crucial supporting role in accounting departments by recording financial transactions, preparing reports, and carrying out related clerical tasks.

Basically, they keep a company's day-to-day bookkeeping functions running smoothly.

All kinds of organizations need that kind of help. In fact, Accounts Payable and Receivable Clerk ranked fifth on Randstad's list of the most in-demand administrative jobs in Canada in 2021.

Considering becoming an accounting assistant? Looking for more details about what you would actually do at work?

Keep reading for an inside look at accounting assistant responsibilities and skills.

See if the role is a good fit for your career goals, interests, and strengths.

Accelerated Computer Networking Program: What to Expect in Class

Jun 21, 2021 10:43:32 AM

If you've landed here, you are considering a career in computer networking and looking for a quality training program.

Demand for network technicians and administrators is steady across Canada and salaries in this field are quite competitive.

Investing in this growing job market makes sense, so you're on the right track.

The downside? There are countless computer networking courses out there. And many certifications to choose from.

There are degree programs, diplomas, bootcamps, certificates, and more.

Where should you put your tuition dollars, time and energy? It all comes down to your priorities.

If you're looking for an alternative to a 4-year university degree, a college diploma program could be the way to go.

At Herzing College Montreal, we offer an accelerated computer networking course. It's designed for people who want a faster route to employment, without sacrificing any essential skills.

In this post, we'll guide you through what to expect in class, so you can decide if this program is right for you.

2D Animation Careers: Where Do Animators Get Hired?

Jun 21, 2021 10:21:11 AM

If you're considering a career in 2D animation, you're probably wondering about your job options after training.

Where can you get hired straight out of school?

Many people think 2D animators only work in film or television. But there are definitely other career paths you can pursue with quality training and a strong portfolio.

In this post, we'll walk you through 3 popular 2D animation careers, with a spotlight on Ottawa employers and job opportunities.

What kinds of opportunities are available for talented, ambitious 2D animators? Let's take a look.