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Meet Zouhir: How the Computer Networking Program Got Me on the Right Path

Mar 18, 2024 2:15:31 PM

Zouhir Kherroubi had years of experience with information technology firms in his native Algeria. But he quickly discovered that he needed further training to get where he wanted to go in the Canadian labour market.

The hands-on computer networking technology program at Herzing matched his ambitions perfectly. He graduated in November 2022 and is now a Senior Analyst at a global IT consulting company.

We connected with Zouhir this week to get his thoughts on the training and how it shaped his career path. Read on for his story.

Meet Daniel: Business Guru, IT Expert, and Instructor of the Year

Mar 13, 2024 12:16:46 PM

Daniel Dubreuil has made a career out of combining his passions for sales, technology, and teaching. An award-winning salesman, he embraced the power of computers early on and has shared his experience and expertise with hundreds of students over the years.

He has been teaching at Herzing for 25 years and was recently recognized as our Instructor of the Year—the third time he has received that honour!

We spoke with Daniel recently to learn more about his fascinating career journey. Here are the highlights of that conversation.

Career Paths in Software Development: Diverse Opportunities

Feb 28, 2024 2:27:14 PM

A career in software development can take a lot of different forms. You can focus on web development, mobile apps, embedded systems, and more.

Virtually every industry needs software solutions, and the impact your work can have is enormous.

So what specific options are there, and what are the essential skills you need to pursue them?

In this blog, we explore the wide range of career opportunities within the software development sector. Discover the most important programming languages, frameworks, and technologies to focus on. Plus, get the latest details on job prospects and industry trends.

Top Cybersecurity Trends to Get Ready for in 2024

Dec 13, 2023 2:17:15 PM

Cybersecurity continues to be a top concern for companies all over the world. Tech research and consulting firm Gartner estimates that global spending on information security controls and risk management products and services will total more than $215 billion in 2024—a 14 per cent increase over 2023.

So, given the growth in this field, what can you expect in the year ahead?

Huge Demand for Cybersecurity Pros: Should You Get Training?

Nov 29, 2023 9:11:00 AM

Updated February 2024

Almost everyone is familiar with the idea of cybersecurity. Many of us have had our emails or social media accounts hacked or lost personal information in corporate data breaches. 

Over the last few years, we’ve seen some major companies fall prey to cyber attacks, including Twitter, T-Mobile, Genworth Financial, and 23andMe.   

How is it possible that even these organizations can't stay ahead of the hackers? It all comes down to talent.

We simply don’t have enough qualified people. There is a huge demand for cybersecurity specialists in Canada and across the globe.  

Interested in IT security? This is the ideal time to start a career in this field. Here’s what you should know about cybersecurity jobs, training, skills, and salaries.

Cybersecurity Diploma: Meet the Instructor, Explore the Program

Nov 27, 2023 9:04:38 AM

It seems like every month brings a new high-profile cybersecurity breach. Many companies simply don’t have enough trained cybersecurity professionals to set up effective monitoring, prevention, and incident response protocols.

Sergio Gonzalez designed the 12-month cybersecurity program at Herzing College to produce grads who can meet those challenges. He has more than 20 years of IT experience and knows what it takes to thrive in today’s workforce.

We spoke to Sergio recently to learn more about the program, the online format, and what students can expect in his class. Here’s what he had to say.

Meet Eric: My Review of Herzing’s Software Development Program

Nov 20, 2023 9:08:29 AM

Eric Colaciello spent a few years pursuing post-secondary training in social science and urban studies before realizing that path just wasn’t right for him. After doing some self-reflection and exploring the available options, he decided to strike out in a totally new direction—and enrolled in the online software development program at Herzing College.

He had no experience with either coding or remote learning. But he persevered, graduating in October 2023 and landing contract work with the same organization where he’d done his internship.

We spoke with Eric to get his impressions of the program and the online learning experience in general. Here are the highlights of that conversation.

Meet Ayodele: My Review of Herzing’s Cybersecurity Program

Jul 12, 2023 11:57:27 AM

Nothing in Ayodele Daini’s background had prepared him for a career in information technology. On the contrary, he’d spent years working in the fields of agronomy and property management. But he’d always been interested in tech, and when he moved to Canada he decided to make that his new career path.

That led him to enrol in the online cybersecurity program from Herzing College. After an intense year of study, he graduated in April 2023 and quickly landed an IT security job with a major Crown corporation.

We spoke to Ayodele to get his thoughts on the training and his overall career journey. Here are the highlights of that conversation.

Entry-Level Programming Jobs & Salaries: Explore Your Options

Jun 27, 2023 2:19:53 PM

Updated December 2023

You've probably heard there's strong demand for software developers and programmers. But exactly what kinds of jobs can you get as a total beginner? And what salary will you make just starting out?

It can be tricky to get a clear picture of entry-level programming jobs. Employers have very different ideas about what skills a beginner should have, depending on the clients they serve and the projects they work on.

To make things easier, we analyzed dozens of programmer job postings on sites like Indeed, Monster, and LinkedIn. From there, we identified the four most common entry-level jobs in software development and programming.

In this post, we describe each role, including the average salary for candidates with little-to-no experience (based on the latest data from the Government of Canada Job Bank). We also provide details on the demand for programmers and developers, the skills employers look for, and how you can position yourself for success.

Computer Networking: Benefits of Instructor-Led Training and Choosing the Right Course

Apr 3, 2023 10:05:30 AM

With increasing access to resources that can help you learn computer networking skills on your own, is there any reason to enrol in a more traditional program? What advantages does learning from an instructor offer over going the self-taught route?

Instructor-led training offers a more personalized, interactive learning experience. Course leaders can tailor the content and teaching approach to their audience’s needs, and students can get real-time feedback from an experienced IT pro and build connections that can help them establish and advance their careers.

In this post, we explore the advantages of instructor-led computer networking training and offer some tips on choosing the right course.

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