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Nick Erakat

Certifications

CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+

About Me:

I’m Nick Erakat, an IT professional with over 15 years of experience. Starting as a helpdesk analyst and later becoming a desktop support engineer, I found my true passion in cybersecurity in 2015 and have been dedicated to it ever since. Throughout my professional journey, my focus has been on protecting organizations from cyber threats and ensuring the security of critical data. With a diverse skill set and extensive experience, I consistently implement robust security measures to safeguard digital assets. I feel I can share my Information Technology experiences and with a strong educational background, industry-recognized certifications, and a passion for aviation, I bring a unique blend of skills and perspectives to the table. My dedication to cybersecurity and my adventurous spirit makes me an asset in today’s ever-evolving IT landscape.
Industry Experience: I hold a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Phoenix’s and have earned industry-recognized certifications, including CompTIA A+ and Security+. These certifications validate my expertise in hardware and software troubleshooting, as well as my knowledge of foundational cybersecurity concepts. Beyond my IT career, I’m a licensed commercial pilot and aviation enthusiast. Flying allows me to embrace my love for adventure and continuously challenge myself in new and exciting ways.

Courses Taught:

Best Cybersecurity Degree Program 2022 badge icon
2018 Academic Circle of Excellence award badge
military friendly school award 2023-2024
Fully Accredited School

2022 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status two years running in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

2021 Best Cybersecurity Programs

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

2018 Academic Circle of Excellence award badge

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

Military Friendly School '21-'22 logo

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

Fully Accredited School

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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Enrollment Deadline - July 24, 2023!

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