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16
May

Student Spotlight: Keith Spencer

Navy Veteran with I.T. Career Returns to School to Earn Certifications Keith Spencer is a Navy veteran who is earning I.T. certifications at CIAT. He and a group of five other employees from Northrop Grumman – including his son, Matt – decided to challenge themselves to go back to school. Northrop Grumman is a leading …

16
May

WannaCrypt Ransomware Strikes Across Globe

Cyber Attack Shuts Down Hospitals, Government Agencies Before Being Defeated (By Accident!) On Friday, May 12th, 2017, a ransomware attack struck more than 70,000 users across the globe. WannaCrypt hit certain areas and industries harder than others. Russia, China, Spain, and the U.K. seemed to receive the worst of it. Targets included: FedEx (U.S.) Telefonica (Spain) …

15
May

Staff Spotlight: Daniel Madrigal

Meet Daniel Madrigal, one of your VA/FA Certifying Officials! CIAT is approved to offer VA Education Benefits and federal financial aid. We have a team on site to process applications and ensure that each student receives the maximum benefits possible to fund their education. Students who enroll at CIAT will meet with either Jenny Jones (interview …

11
May

John Oliver Explains Net Neutrality

John Oliver Explains Net Neutrality in Hilarious Last Week Tonight Segment Net neutrality is a huge topic in tech right now, but some people don’t understand what it is, or why it matters. The simple explanation is that right now, we can all access websites and online content at the same speed. It doesn’t matter …

10
May

What Impacts Your I.T. Starting Salary?

Discover What Goes Into an I.T. Starting Salary Offer…. Salary is one of the first things that a job seeker considers, but have you ever wondered what determines that number? Some of it is set in advance by the company, based on their budget, appropriate compensation for the job, and industry standards across the nation. But …

25
Apr

Website Designer Salary & Career Outlook

Website Designer Salary, Career Outlook Promising for Qualified Applicants These days a company has to have a website in order to be taken seriously, and that’s just the start. Individuals, organizations, and government agencies all have websites, along with just about anyone and anything else you can think of. But who makes those websites? Well, …

20
Apr

Graphic Design Certificate & Career Overview

Graphic Design Certificate & Media Arts Careers When you think about I.T. careers, what comes to mind? Most of our students think of becoming a system administrator, or a software developer, or perhaps an information security specialist. There’s another side to information technology, though, and it involves media arts. CIAT offers media arts certificate programs, including online …

18
Apr

Student Spotlight: Jose Lopez

Jose Lopez is a true CIAT success story! He persevered despite difficulty passing his certification exam, and nailed it on the fourth try. We met up with him to learn more about his background, and his advice for other students here. Jose is originally from the East Coast – Brooklyn. He arrived in California in …

13
Apr

Staff Spotlight: Rosie Tennis

Meet Rosie Tennis, your Student Services Coordinator at CIAT! Rosie became a staff member here in November of 2016, doing what she calls “The Everything Role”. So, what does that role involve, exactly? Rosie interacts with just about every student here. She processes student applications, creates their accounts, registers them for their first classes, schedules …

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