Ask Tenell Berry about ECPI University’s Career Services Department, and you’ll likely see a big smile. She’s living proof that working closely with an ECPI career adviser can really pay off. In Tenell’s case, it nearly doubled her salary. [Read more...]
If you’ve ever wondered if persistence pays, look no further than Keisha Swinson. Her journey began on August 19, 1997. That’s when her son, Jaray, was born. It was also the day she was to begin college. “I was grateful to have my blessing from God but I really thought it was over for my dream of being a college graduate,” says Keisha.
A couple years later, Keisha decided she would try juggling school with motherhood and a fulltime job. She wanted to be a nurse. It was manageable, but once she realized nursing was not her true calling, she left school. She tried studying business, but after job changes sent her from Greensboro to Fayetteville to Durham, the starts and stops at community colleges became burdensome and frustrating. [Read more...]
A quick look around the home and office is all it takes to see the rapid growth of technology and its incorporation into almost every facet of our lives. From Smartphones with the power of yesteryear’s power-hungry desktop computers; to the Tablet revolution that has all but replaced briefcases in the workplace, any expertise having to do with computers are in high-demand – and it’s a trend that’s projected to grow significantly.
However, the transition to a digital world brings with it almost as many potential pitfalls as it does benefits. Case and point: the major data breach experienced by superstore Target in 2013. Hackers abound who steal financial data, core business ideas, employee information, medical records and anything else stored in a digital medium. Essentially, there are many threats outside the ”castle” walls – and the network security professional is the modern day “knight.” [Read more...]
The notion of security is far different today than at any other time in history. Castle walls have been replaced with fire walls as the overwhelming majority of attacks now come through cyberspace. This is where the Network Security Analyst comes into play; they effectively replace the armories of the past with a robust arsenal of skills tailored to identifying threats before they happen, and dealing with the few that get through – the kind of skills taught at ECPI University.
In fact, the skills of a Network Security Analyst are valuable in today’s world that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 26% greater change in employment than the average for all occupations. More than one in three positions remains unfulfilled, and looks to remain so for the next decade. [Read more...]
Majoring in computer science or information technology in today’s world could be the first step toward a rewarding career. The IT industry is flourishing right now with levels of job growth for computer-related jobs at about 6% higher than the total for all occupations. Emergence of new technologies, increased global technology spending, the increased need for information security, and proliferation of mobile networking devices are driving growth in the Information Technology world.
If you are looking for a technology career, love computers, have an analytical mind or just love to figure technology stuff out, then you should consider a degree program in one of these five computer and information science jobs. [Read more...]