The global call for a greater focus on cyber skills has been heard. The recent announcement of the National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy (NCWES) by the Biden-Harris Administration in the US is a first-of-its-kind approach to address the immediate and long-term cyber workforce needs.
Its intention is to fill the hundreds of thousands of US cyber job vacancies as a national security imperative. After all, the cyber war continues yet we lack people on the ground to keep the fight going.
The strategy aligns with four pillars:
- Equip every US citizen with foundational cyber skills
- Transform cyber education
- Expand and enhance the national cyber workforce
- Strengthen the federal cyber workforce
At the heart of this national initiative lies the need to enhance and promote widespread learning.
Cyber Security training providers are perfectly placed to help prepare the global workforce for cyber warfare, however some of their traditional linear digital learning methods no longer fit the brief.
If the NCWES – and other national initiatives – are to meet their goals, training providers must also step up to the plate.
Time is of the essence
Cyber warfare is incredibly challenging, demanding a highly skilled and well-prepared army of professionals. To stand strong against the relentless adversaries, the workforce needs the right blueprints: cyber accreditations. Certifications, such as CISSP, CISA, GSEC and others are well placed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to face the challenges of the digital battlefield.
However, time is of the essence, and traditional training methods are not efficient enough. As training providers, you hold the key to ensuring the workforce is armed with the necessary certifications. This means delivering effective training programmes that get candidates exam-ready in record time.
Cyber certifications provide a standardised framework for assessing and validating a professional’s knowledge and skills in the field of cybersecurity. They’re responsible for keeping thousands of security professionals up-to-date with the latest industry trends each year. For example, over 21,000 individuals have received the (ISC)² Certified in Cybersecurity Certification program since August 2022.
Security professionals are highly sought after, which makes industry certifications the gems of the CV. There’s a huge competitive advantage to delivering the most effective training model – the more organisations that are drawn to your services, the more CVs you’ll get the certification featured upon.
Unlocking the power of adaptive learning
In this cyber battlefield, one size does not fit all. Each individual’s journey to cyber is unique, which means personalisation is crucial.
Adaptive learning emerges as a game-changer in the realm of cyber certification preparation. It leverages technology and data-driven insights to personalise the learning experience for each individual, ensuring maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
Adaptive learning platforms analyse each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses, tailoring a personalised learning path that focuses on areas that require improvement. This targeted approach optimises the time spent on training, meaning candidates will shorten their time to completion.
The result: an elite workforce ready to battle it out in the cyber trenches.
By streamlining the learning process and focusing on areas of weakness, adaptive learning helps candidates become exam-ready faster. As a training provider, embracing this cutting-edge approach will give you a competitive edge, drawing more organisations to your services. The more certifications you bestow upon aspiring security professionals, the more their CVs shine, and the more prepared they are for the ever-changing cyber battlefield.
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