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2018, October Newsletter

Adrienne Way, President and CEO, Edcor
CEO Corner

Cybersecurity Professionals Needed, Now!

For most people, cybersecurity isn’t the first thing on their mind in the morning. But on a typical day, a person might pay at the pump for gas, Google the best route home, order a birthday gift online, and catch-up with friends on Facebook. Normal daily life puts our activities, whereabouts and financial information out into the cyberworld. Our doctors send prescriptions to the pharmacist at a store or online, we stop at traffic lights that are controlled by computers, and at work our computers talk to other computers. Our lives and activities are all interconnected. This leaves us vulnerable to threats and illustrates the importance of keeping information secure in our personal and professional activities.

This month is the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a joint government-industry initiative to make sure that Americans stay safe online. The Department of Homeland Security is the federal lead for NCASM and co-leads with the National Cyber Security Alliance.

The need to keep personal identities, institutions’ records and financial information secure has created vast opportunities for employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the demand for information security analysts to be very high in the near future, growing 28 percent from 2016 to 2026. This demand is higher than for all other occupations. The BLS states that today’s interconnected world needs security analysts to “create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.

Burning Glass Technologies manager of client strategy and analytics Will Markow says that the already “employed cybersecurity workforce would have to almost double overnight just to have a supply and demand ratio that is in line with the market average.” This demand is creating vast opportunities for people who are interested in working in information security, across many occupation groups. The fastest growth in demand for cybersecurity is in fields such as finance and healthcare. The increased use of electronic medical records and mobile technology also create demand.

Most cybersecurity professionals need to have some kind of computer related degrees and technical skills. But soft skills are important also. Cybersecurity professionals need communication, writing and speaking skills. They will draft and write policies and procedures, teach security procedures to nontechnical employees and explain how cyber security is an integral part of business operations. They need analytical, problem solving and creative skills. Cybersecurity is ongoing and ever changing. Cybersecurity professionals must quickly analyze and respond to a threat, and create new and innovative ways to prevent cyber intrusion.

There are opportunities for people from diverse occupational backgrounds in information security, not just from technology. The 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study says, “It is not uncommon for cybersecurity workers to arrive at their jobs via unconventional paths. The vast majority, 87 percent globally, did not start in cybersecurity, but rather in another career. While many moved to cybersecurity from a related field such as IT, many professionals worldwide arrived from a non-IT background.” Individuals in many other occupations have the important soft skills and can learn the technology skills they need to enter this field. For example former military service personnel may be very well suited to information security job opportunities. They have skills to assess a situation and respond quickly.

Creating a cybersecurity system is “not just about educating cybersecurity professionals, but educating professionals in cybersecurity,” says Cornell Tech professor Ari Juels. Information security professionals help everyone to understand that all our interrelated technology is vulnerable and needs protecting. There are opportunities for people from diverse occupational backgrounds in cybersecurity, not just from technology.

Adrienne Way, President & CEO



Six Tips for Adult Learners Entering College

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by American Public University System

By Ryan Laspin, Senior Specialist, Red Flags and External Reviews at APUS You are never too old to go back to school. Unlike teenage high school students, however, college students range in age from teenagers to octogenarians. In fact, students 25 years of age and older accounted for roughly 40 percent of all college and Read more

How You Behave as a Leader Helps Build Effective Relationships

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by Brandman University

By Cindy O’Dell, Brandman University “Have you ever wondered why it’s easier to work with some people than others?” asked Michelle Abraham, a leadership development and training consultant and Brandman Extended Education instructor. In a recent webinar, Abraham walked participants through the four behavioral styles leaders should know. “Each of you will walk away with Read more

The Latest Innovation in Online Education: People

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by Columbia College

Provided by Columbia College The benefits of earning a degree online are well established and highly publicized. It’s flexible, and you can work from anywhere. If you don’t want to take a laptop to a coffee shop for that quintessential picture-perfect experience, you can crack out your tablet on the couch with the beverage of Read more

Advantages of Earning an MBA in Project Management

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by Feliciano School of Business

Provided by Montclair University Earning an MBA puts graduates in position to reach the pinnacle of their chosen profession. Adding skills in project management can only improve the chances of reaching that goal. While there are a wealth of tools, techniques and strategies involved with project management, it really boils down to this: successfully completing Read more

Military Students: Value vs. Cost of a College Degree

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by Penn State World Campus

Provided by Penn State World Campus How can a military student know that they are getting the best value for their military educational benefits? For many members of the military, educational benefits were an important consideration when they chose to enlist. The opportunity to serve your country while obtaining an affordable degree is one that Read more

Contract Drafting Essentials for Business Professionals

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by USC Gould School of Law

By Juan Ramos, USC Gould School of Law Business professionals come across contracts on a daily basis. Whether they are asked to draft a contract or review and comment on a contract, there are several key foundational contract concepts that business professional should know. Foundational Contract Concepts The main foundational contract concepts include representations, covenants, Read more



Accelerated Advanced Degrees Answer Demand for Nurses

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by American College of Education

Provided by American College of Education “The shortage of nursing professionals, together with the aging population and complex healthcare system, creates a critical need for nurses with advanced degrees,” said Claudia Mitchell, assistant provost of healthcare professions at American College of Education, one of the nation’s leading online colleges for graduate degrees in education. ACE Read more

Build Marketable Skills with Stackable Credentials

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by DeVry

Provided by DeVry University When you’re making education choices, consider your goals. Want more flexibility in your schooling to help you stay fluid with career options? Or, perhaps you can add a skill or two now, but might decide to pursue a degree down the road. Some students use stackable credentials — a series of Read more

Two New Schools Join Edcor’s Preferred School Network

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by Edcor School Network

Edcor is very pleased to welcome two new schools to its Preferred School Network. Through the Preferred School Network, partner schools offer Edcor client employees tuition reduction and other value add services. Stevenson University Online offers Edcor employees programs online and in a hybrid format, which combines on-campus and online course work. Stevenson provides career-focused Read more

Penn State World Campus Recognized for STEM, LGBTQ-friendly Resources

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by Penn State World Campus

Provided by Penn State World Campus World Campus has been recognized in three student support rankings for 2018 this fall in the Guide to Online Schools website. • Best Online Schools for Women in STEM • Best LGBTQ-Friendly Online Schools • Five-Star LGBTQ-Friendly Online Schools. World Campus had a 79.88 STEM-Friendly score for Best Online Read more




Posted on October 8th, 2018 by Edcor School Network

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the launch of its Human Resource Management program. Offered by the School of Business, students can pursue their master or doctoral degree within this rewarding field. Designed to align with the needs of industry today, these degree programs can help students prepare for a range of roles within domestic or international organizations, including leadership positions.

The master program covers key foundational concepts of human resource management such as recruitment, retention strategies, staffing and compensation models. The doctoral program provides more in-depth knowledge on critical subjects like extrinsic and intrinsic compensation, improving organizational effectiveness and working within a unionized environment. Both programs provide valuable insight, leadership skills and real-world knowledge that can be taken from the classroom to the workplace.

Those interested in continuing their education through our flexible and convenient online platform can learn more about this and other programs by visiting

Purdue Global has launched a new Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing and Solutions degree program, through its School of Business and Information Technology. The shift to cloud computing is transforming nearly every industry and Purdue Global equips you to master the foundational goals of cloud computing. You will apply current technical tools and methodologies to create cloud solutions.

The curriculum is relevant to your career and helps ensure you gain the latest knowledge in cloud computing. Upon completion, you will be able to evaluate cloud computing trends, recognize best practices, and analyze and evaluate cloud providers and cloud solutions. The degree equips graduates with technical, strategic, and business acumen to lead companies in this fast-evolving field. The courses in this program also provide the framework to help you pursue many critical cloud certifications.

Purdue Global’s Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing and Solutions is available in both traditional and ExcelTrack™ tracks. To learn more, visit Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Regent University is offering a FREE one-credit academic online course. This course starts October 29th, and is designed to introduce you to the world-class education you’ll receive at Regent. Choose the online course level that best fits you – undergraduate or graduate:
Undergraduate Level
• LDST 175 Special Topics in Leadership Studies (1 credit)
• BIBL 175 Special Topics in Biblical Studies (1 credit) Infinity War: From Thanos to God.
• PSYC 175 Special Topics in Counseling (1 credit) Why Life Matters: a Response to “13 Reasons Why”

Graduate Level
• LMOL 575 Special Topics in Organizational Leadership (1 credit)
• ECUR 575 Special Topics in Curriculum & Instruction (1 credit)
• GOV 575 Special Topics in Cybersecurity (1 credit)

The course of choice can be transferred into a degree when enrolling in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program at Regent, and with over 128 areas of study.

As a corporate partner of Regent University, all Edcor client employees, spouses, and dependents are eligible for a 15 percent tuition scholarship on any degree program. For more information or to enroll in the one-credit academic online course, follow this link. If you have questions about the PACE program, please call 800.850.5507.

Saint Louis University Workforce Center will help you be #Cyberaware. Cybersecurity is one of the hottest fields in the market. Being aware and having a team of knowledgeable professionals to keep your organization secure is crucial. SLU’s Workforce Center has many Cyber Certifications and Certificate Programs that can help increase and strengthen the security in your organization. Give your team the opportunity to improve their skills and contribute to your organization’s success and security!

Top Cyber Certifications:
CompTIA Security+ Review/Test Prep
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Review/Test Prep
Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP or CISSP-ISSAP) Review/Test Prep
Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP or CISSP-ISSEP) Review/Test Prep
Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP or CISSP-ISSMP) Review/Test Prep
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Review/Test Prep
Top Cyber Certificates:
CompTIA Cyber Security Certificate
Cyber Security - 60 Hour
Cyber Security - 90 Hour

EDCOR clients receive a 15% discount on all certifications and courses at SLU Workforce Center! Coupon code: EDCOR. For more information on certifications, certificate programs, private group training or training courses, visit, contact us at 314-977-3226 or

Strayer University is offering a Digital Entrepreneurship MBA that makes it easy to get your degree entirely on your smartphone or tablet using Facebook groups.

Schedule Classes on your time: Watch classes live, or replay later. Insert questions to your professor during live lectures. Participate in weekly discussions by posting video responses right from your phone.
Collaborate all on Facebook: Receive notifications from classmates. Speak securely with your classmates without exchanging phone numbers. Video conference with your professors and advisors on your mobile phone.
Make anywhere your classroom: Choose to let classmates know if you’re free for a study session.

Get ready to grow. Start your degree path today. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE. Start the next bold chapter of your life story with a flexible, affordable, achievable degree from Strayer University. Visit:

Trident University International is a 100 percent online University regionally accredited by WASC. Trident offers Associate, Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and Professional Certificate Programs within four colleges in the areas of Business, Health and Human Services, Education and Information Systems.
Complete a regionally accredited degree ANYTIME and ANYWHERE, with support services from dedicated staff. Over 80 percent of our faculty hold doctoral degrees and instruct using the case-based teaching model, which drives students to develop their critical thinking, problem solving, and writing skills; a skillset that is so important in today’s workforce.

Benefits of Trident University
• Monthly Starts
• 8-week courses
• Up to 26% tuition savings
• Waived application fees (Bachelor &Masters)
Trident is truly one of the best kept secrets in adult education, allowing working adults to complete their degree while balancing work and family commitments.

For more information about these programs visit or contact Karen Diaz, Business Development Manager at or 888-252-7550.

The University of Southern California’s Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute equips professionals with the knowledge and skills to gain valuable insights and solve complex problems in the Online Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) programs. The technology to capture and analyze spatial data has a wide array of vital applications, including supply chain logistics, urban development, disaster planning and public safety. As a result, GIS expertise is in demand for roles at businesses, government agencies, the military and nonprofit organizations. Through Edcor, students are eligible to receive a 5 percent tuition discount on these programs.

Online students take advantage of a flexible schedule to learn from renowned faculty and gain hands-on experience in building and implementing their own projects. They follow educational paths that are tailored to their interests and objectives by choosing from several Master of Science degree and certificate programs in GIST, geospatial intelligence, and human security, as well as a selection of relevant electives. USC’s programs prepare graduates to succeed in their careers with individual attention in small classes and ample opportunities for networking within the Trojan Family.

Through Edcor, students are eligible to receive a 5 percent tuition discount on these programs. To learn more, click here. Offer subject to change. Terms and conditions apply.

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