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What do cloud engineers do?

With a term as all-encompassing as Cloud, it can be difficult to define exactly what someone in a Cloud Computing role actually does. In general, this individual is charged with managing the end-to-end lifecycle of a cloud environment. This can include anything from designing applications, planning architecture, deploying security protocols, or provisioning resources.

The Cloud space has a lot of optionalities when it comes to available tools, but teams will primarily find themselves using one or all of the three main providers: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud Platform. Fortunately, all three of these vendors have developed clear roadmaps for certification depending on the day-to-day functions an individual will find themselves performing. Additionally, positions in cloud technology often offer generous compensation, remote work flexibility, and other generous perks.

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Is cybersecurity a good career?

If you're interested in computers and you want to join a growing, lucrative industry, you may have wondered—is cybersecurity a good career? Cybersecurity professionals protect companies and customer information from malicious attacks. These IT professionals use protective software, hardware, and best practices to guard everything from private data to physical servers and networks.

Typical threats to cybersecurity include Malware, Viruses, Worms, Trojans, and Spyware. The steady occurrence of data breaches and attacks on sensitive and confidential information is making data protection a critical component of an organization's leadership and governance strategy.

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12 Careers for Veterans

You’ve acquired many new skills while serving in the military and you're probably wondering what careers for veterans are out there. Now that you are transitioning to civilian life, wouldn’t it be great to use those skills in a field that is interesting and lucrative? You should be able to take your military experience and use it as a foundation for a new vocation. That’s why so many returning veterans transition into IT careers.

Information technology continues to be a growing field where veterans can apply their skills. Military training generates a talent pool rich in technology and cybersecurity experience. Those skills tend to readily translate to IT careers in civilian life. And demand for IT professionals continues to grow.

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What Does A Manager Do?

If you're a skilled problem solver, you're a people person, and you're deadline and detail-oriented, you may be wondering—what does a manager do? Managers today spend their time analyzing how best to ensure their department improves the top and bottom lines of a company. Managers delegate tasks and responsibilities, create reports and presentations, and collaborate with other departments to achieve goals. They must be effective communicators, coaches, and lifelong learners.

Companies from almost every industry need managers to execute their business processes and projects and these management roles are often much less technical than the positions they manage. This is great news if you're looking for a new job because managerial skills can qualify you for a wide variety of positions. Read this blog to determine whether you could apply your skills to a rewarding career as a Management Professional.

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New Horizons Alumni Scholarships

So you've completed your New Horizons training, you've submitted your feedback, and received your shiny, new certificate! Now what? Your access to support and guidance through New Horizons doesn't end here. Not only can we help you find the perfect position to match your newly-developed skills through our exclusive Job Portal, but we also provide you a $2,500 training scholarship to help you land a job you love, continue your education, and advance through the ranks at your new company. This is a perk not everyone can put on their resume and hiring managers in our business community know New Horizons grads come with not only excellent training, but a commitment to continued learning and growth, giving you a leg up in any kind of job market.

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