The Real-Life Quest of an IT Pro
When your company or branch goes under, it can feel like a deathblow. Where do you go next? How do you move up in your career now that your old place of employment is gone? LeaderQuest can help you get the training you need to find and thrive and advance in a new position in the IT industry.
Read on to learn about the IT education success story of Scott Anderson.
Employer Bankruptcy Leads to New Employment Quest
“I was lucky enough to hear about LeaderQuest from some of the other employees that were seeking education following the wind down of Sports Authority.”
Scott was working for Sports Authority at the Headquarters in Englewood for 3 years doing networking and security administration.
As many know, Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy last July. Scott worked for them until the very end and was then laid off. He decided to attend school to further his chances of being employed.
WIOA Funding Bonus
March 25th, 2016
“LeaderQuest was amazing because out of all the schools I informed of my grant, they were able to offer me the best value. I firmly believe that the instructors and courses follow in this model of value as well. Myself and many of friends love this campus.”
Scott heard about LeaderQuest’s program for Cyber Security through the Sports Authority grape vine. He knew that employees that were getting laid off were eligible for WIOA funding to get training.
Scott felt he had a couple good reasons to choose LeaderQuest over other training providers: students can retake courses until they feel comfortable passing the test to achieve certification, as well as LeaderQuest’s flexibility with offering several classes and times for their students.
Cyber Security Skills Pack
April 4th, 2016
“I enjoyed the classes very much, especially because the labs are very detailed and you actually do the thing instead of just reading about it!”
Scott attended our Cyber Security Specialist program, which takes 15 days to prepare students for three of the most important cyber security certifications: CompTIA Security+, EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI).
This cyber security training program presents a methodological approach to computer forensics and evidence analysis. It covers major forensic investigation scenarios and gives hands-on experience on various forensic investigation techniques and standard tools.
The program is designed to help students get jobs as information security auditors, site administrators, computer forensics investigators or similar job roles. If you’re interested in attending this course and furthering your IT career, click on the link below to find out more.
+XP – Career Leveled Up
July 10th, 2016
“My favorite part of working for Greystone is we get to work with every type of technology that is on the market. We leave no ‘stone’ unturned and provide a high level of customer service.”
Scott is currently working as a Technical Engineer for Greystone Technology, making $20k more than he was making at Sports Authority. Greystone is an MSP with no silo of expertise. Greystone offers a multitude of services, such as managed IT, web design, mobile app construction, and marketing consultation. The clientele has a wide range of business sizes and is growing at a fast rate. Greystone supports everything from large hospitals to local breweries.
Scott works in MIT where his team builds networks from the ground up and supports everything within them. He has a lot of freedom, as his team travels to clients all over Denver getting face to face interaction with clients.
Way to go! We love to see job seekers succeed in their job search and excel in their new role. Do you have questions or comments about Eric’s story? Leave them below!
Ready to move forward in your IT career?
This could be YOUR story! If you’re ready to advance your IT career with Cyber Security training or even if you’re just considering a switch to an IT job, we have the experience to help you. Contact a Career Training Advisor at LeaderQuest today to chart your path to IT career success!