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New Cybersecurity Training Program Now Available Online

Jun 11, 2021 2:51:38 PM

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest skills gaps in today’s job market. Canada is suffering from a major shortage with thousands of unfilled information security jobs.  

The United States is short about half a million cybersecurity specialists, and experts predict we’ll have at least 2 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide by 2022. 

Covid-19 has only added to the problem. As a huge segment of the global workforce shifts to work-from-home, hackers are taking advantage of remote network vulnerabilities. 

Meanwhile, many cybersecurity specialists have been reassigned to IT support roles, helping team members get set up from remote locations. 

The global consensus is clear: cyber threats are evolving at a faster pace than IT security teams can handle. We need more talent and we need it now.

Herzing College launched a new Cybersecurity training program to meet this need. It takes just 12 months and it's available online.

Find out what Herzing's Cybersecurity course has to offer.

What Can You Do With a Diploma in Building Design?

Jun 3, 2021 10:10:14 AM

Like the idea of working with architects to bring new buildings to life? Want to get into the architecture field without investing years in university training? A building design diploma could be just what you need.

This training teaches building design principles, the Ontario Building Code, and drafting software like AutoCAD and Revit. Most building design programs take well under two years, and some can be completed in just 12 months. It's the quickest way to start a career in architecture.

But what might that career look like? What kinds of opportunities are open to you once you graduate?

Read on to explore six different career paths you could take with a building design diploma.

What is a Medical Office Assistant (MOA)? Roles & Responsibilities

May 28, 2021 9:46:48 AM

Want a healthcare career that offers a blend of clerical and clinical work? A role as a medical office assistant could be ideal.

But just what is a medical office assistant? If you took on this job, what would you actually be doing all day?

Medical office assistants (MOAs) are the first point of contact for anyone calling or arriving at a clinic, hospital, or other healthcare facility.

They greet patients, update files, prep exam rooms, and carry out a range of other duties that keep the medical office operating smoothly.

In this post, we outline the essential role of MOAs and the many tasks they perform each day.

Get a full picture of life on the job and see if this career is a good choice for you.

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. 

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.

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