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The 7 Most In-Demand Cybersecurity Skills Right Now

May 19, 2021 9:24:02 AM

It's no secret that skilled cybersecurity professionals are in huge demand.

Some experts project that by 2022, the world will have close to 2 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs.

And in a 2020 survey of Canadian IT security executives, more than three-quarters said they were having trouble hiring and retaining cybersecurity talent.

There simply aren't enough qualified people. That spells big opportunity for newcomers with the right cybersecurity skills.

But which specific skills are currently in demand? Which ones can boost your employment potential the most?

In this post, we round up the 7 most important cybersecurity skills right now, based on market research and employer surveys. 

Immigration Careers: Where Do Immigration Case Managers Work?

May 6, 2021 10:15:57 AM

Are you considering a career in the immigration industry? There's never been a better time to get started.

According to federal government reports, Canada plans to welcome more than 400,000 immigrants each year between 2021 and 2023.

That's the highest annual number of newcomers the country has admitted in more than a century.

All of this growth in immigration means stronger demand for the professionals who help with visa applications and the often complex process of settling in Canada.

You may be familiar with roles like immigration lawyer and immigration consultant. But have you heard of immigration case managers?

Where are they employed? What exactly do they do? How can you become one?

In this post, we explain everything you need to know about this in-demand role.

Find out where a career as an immigration case manager can take you.

Meet the Instructor & Explore the OHS Diploma at Herzing College Toronto

Apr 28, 2021 11:52:35 AM

Photo: OHS instructor Navin Homenauth 

Occupational health and safety (OHS) has moved into the spotlight lately, as organizations race to implement new regulations and safety measures against Covid-19.

But even before the pandemic, there's been rising concern about workplace safety in Ontario. With accidents and injuries on the rise, both government and private industry are investing in better OHS programs.

There's growing demand for health and safety professionals at all levels, from entry-level to management. 

Navin Homenauth started in the industry over 10 years ago, working in many different OHS roles, creating and implementing safety programs for a variety of organizations.

Last year, he started teaching the OHS diploma program at Herzing College Toronto. We interviewed him this week to learn more about the training and latest industry trends.

Navin walked us through Herzing's program, explained what to expect in class, and typical jobs for new graduates.

Read on to meet the instructor and get an inside look at the career.

What Does a Network Technician Actually Do? Job Description & Salary

Apr 16, 2021 11:01:26 AM

Want a career that involves installing, optimizing, and repairing a company's computer network, while helping users with technical issues?

That's the network technician job description in a nutshell.

Essentially, this role is about ensuring all the parts of a computer network (hardware, software, servers, printers, individual workstations, etc.) run smoothly and efficiently.

But what does that mean in terms of tasks? What exactly would you be doing each day?

In this post, we walk you through some typical network technician duties and responsibilities.

We also outline the key skills you need to get hired, the salary you can expect, and how to get started with training.

Get a snapshot of life at work and see if becoming a network technician is right for you.

5 Best Cybersecurity Certifications for Beginners (+ Tips to Prepare)

Apr 7, 2021 3:48:10 PM

Cybersecurity is a hot field. We're seeing a massive skills gap in this industry with huge demand for trained professionals all over the world.

Some experts say there are over 3 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide. The shortage of talent is making it easier for newcomers to land their first job - and giving salaries a good boost, too.

Hoping to ride this wave and break into the industry? One way to begin is by earning globally recognized cybersecurity certifications

Certifications can make a big difference for beginners. In a survey by ESG and ISSA, 44 percent of cybersecurity pros said certifications were just as important as hands-on experience when it came to finding a job.

But there are so many options at so many skill levels. Which ones are best if you're just starting out?

In this post, we take you through 5 of the best cybersecurity certifications for beginners plus tips on how to prepare for exams.

Let's dive in.

Paralegal Certificate vs Diploma vs Degree: What's the Difference?

Mar 26, 2021 11:22:56 AM

Paralegals in Ontario have a unique opportunity to become licensed. Licensing allows them to represent clients independently in small claims court, tribunals, and specific criminal matters.

No other province gives paralegals such a broad scope of practice.

To get your license, you need to complete an accredited paralegal studies program and pass an exam from the Law Society of Ontario.

Accredited training options include paralegal certificates, diplomas, and bachelor's degree programs.

But how do you know which one to choose?

The key thing to note is that ALL accredited paralegal training programs prepare students for licensing. Any one of them can help you begin your career.

But there are important differences in how they do that.

In this post, we break down the main differences between a paralegal certificate, diploma, and degree.

Find out how these credentials compare, and how you can select the learning path that's right for you.

Let's look at the key factors.

How to Choose a Good MOA Course: 6 Tips for New Students

Mar 23, 2021 11:17:37 AM

Looking for a career in healthcare and think you'd make a good medical office administrator (MOA)?

Your most important first step is to find a good MOA course. You need effective, hands-on training in the computer software, clinical, and health office skills today's employers want.

The quality of your training will determine your ability to get hired after graduation. Obviously, you want to find the best possible course and make a smart investment.

But there are so many MOA courses out there. How do you compare them? What key features should you look for? 

This post is here to help. We outline the most important traits of a top-quality MOA program.

By the end, you'll know exactly what to notice and what questions to ask admissions.

Let's get started.

How to Become an Ethical Hacker: Training, Certifications, Careers

Mar 18, 2021 2:04:14 PM

There's never been a better time to become an ethical hacker. Demand for IT security professionals who can root out security flaws and outwit cyber criminals just keeps growing.

Globally, it's estimated that cyber attacks cause $6 trillion in damage each year. By 2025, that figure could grow to $10.5 trillion.

Ethical hackers are a company's best defense against costly security breaches.

And they are paid very well for their skills. According to PayScale, the average salary for certified ethical hackers in Canada is almost $78,000.

So how can you launch a career in this field? What training and certifications do you need?

This post provides a clear roadmap. We outline the skills and credentials employers want in ethical hackers and training options for complete beginners.

Here's what you need to know.

What Exactly Do You Learn in Paralegal Studies?

Mar 9, 2021 1:12:43 PM

Ontario is the only province in Canada that offers paralegals the chance to become licensed and practice independently in certain areas of law.

That's no minor thing. Being licensed means you can represent clients on your own before tribunals, in small claims court, and in certain criminal matters.

You can also conduct legal research, participate in hearings, prepare legal documents, take depositions and affidavits, and give legal advice.

To earn a paralegal license from the Law Society of Ontario, you have to graduate from an accredited paralegal studies program and pass the licensing exam.

There are different types of programs, including diplomas, certificates, and bachelor's degrees. Lengths vary from 1-4 years.

In this post, we focus on the fastest route to becoming a licensed paralegal—a paralegal diploma program.

So what exactly will you learn in a paralegal studies diploma? What specific knowledge and skills can you expect to gain?

Let's check out the details.

How to Select a Good Drafting Course for Architecture

Mar 5, 2021 5:19:54 PM

If you want to become an architectural drafter or building design technician, your first step is to find a quality drafting course.

Architectural drafters work under the supervision of an architect or engineer. They create the blueprints and technical drawings builders use to actually construct a new building.

Drafters participate in the design process from start to finish. After a few years of experience, a drafter or design technician may consult directly with clients to develop concepts and draft designs from scratch.

Looking for a fast training option? It makes sense to consider a college drafting course versus a university degree in architecture. 

But not all drafting programs are made equal.

So what should you look for? What skills will you need to get hired?

In this post, we break down exactly what to notice when comparing drafting courses and narrowing down your options.

Here's what you need to know.

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