Companies need IT expertise. Recent data suggests that by 2020, more than three-quarters of organizations will “experience visible business disruptions due to skills gaps.” Just two years ago, only 25 percent of businesses said the skills gap was an issue.
Every year, during the holiday season, TrainACE likes to give back to the communities that we live and work in by choosing local non-profit charities to contribute to. This year we chose Companion Bridge and the Brainy Camp Association.
In today's blog Alice Peek, one of Companion Bridge's founders describes how the organization started, what it does and how your contributions can help keep struggling families and individuals, united with their animal companions.
The cyber skills gap is widening: Recent data suggests a shortfall of more than 3 million IT experts in the next three years. What does this mean for your business? Looking for new staff to meet expanding tech requirements may not be possible — instead, companies are better served bolstering current employee experience with the right mixture of on-site training and classroom-led learning.
Virtual classroom training is on the rise — recent data from the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) reports more than 528 full-time virtual schools across the United States serving almost 300,000 students. So it’s no surprise to see this carry over into the workforce, especially for information technology professionals; virtual IT training offers companies a way to keep staff on-site while they earn certifications or refresh needed skills.
IT classroom training, meanwhile, gives employees the chance to go hands-on and get practical experience in their chosen field of study, experience they can leverage when they’re back managing local server stacks and handling security issues.
What’s the best fit? Let’s dig into the pros and cons of virtual training and live classroom offerings.
Human interaction remains the single biggest threat to businesses as they attempt to secure their networks from cyber-attack. Increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks represent the dominant way in which cyber-criminals manipulate employees within small and large businesses, to open their networks to malicious activities. It's not surprising then, that venture capitalists are paying close attention to the cybersecurity awareness training market.
Cyber security is a growing field, with more than 350,000 open positions in the United States alone. What’s more, cyber and information security professionals often enjoy above-average salaries, autonomy and upward career mobility.
But how do you make the shift from front-line or mid-corporate IT to grab a lucrative cyber security career? Here are five tips to boost your chances of landing the job.
Customizing your resume - The Good News and the Bad News
First, the bad news: gone are the days of sending one-size-fits-all resumes and generic cover letters as part of your job applications. Now, the good news: it is quick and easy to learn the practical, yet creative skills to customize your resume and cover letters for your job applications. To that end, we created a short checklist for customizing your resumes and cover letters, which is located towards the bottom of the article.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification acts as the standard measure of competence for all project managers regardless of their industry of operation. It, therefore, follows that any individuals who are serving in project related fields such as IT and Cybersecurity would benefit significantly from formal project management training.
But why should a programmer, network engineer, or help desk technician get PMP certified? Especially if they are relatively new to the industry?