Customized Cyber Security Training
A significant percentage of every organizations’ budget goes into employee development. Professional training enhances employees’ critical skills, develops new skills to fill gaps, and strengthens the performance and competitive advantage of the organization as a whole. One size never fits all, and off-the-shelf training does not always address the unique needs of the organization and its staff. Customized training, on the other hand, is all about efficiency and results.
To reach peak effectiveness, organizational learning must include customized training solutions, specific to your organizations’ needs. Partnering with Phase2 Advantage to develop customized cyber security training programs can help your organization reach that level of efficiency. We will work with you to create a detailed assessment of your training needs, with a focus on your organizations’ culture and strategic plans. We will assist in developing both short- and long-term plans for developing new skill sets as technology trends change and expand. Our goal is to ensure your training is a “perfect fit.”
Benefits of Customized Training Programs
Most cyber security certification courses are “off-the-shelf” for a very good reason: they are tied to a specific industry certification which requires a specific body of knowledge. However, for those students needing knowledge, not certification, these programs present a few disadvantages. The content may not be tailored to your organizations’ needs. The content may cover irrelevant topics, equating to wasted time and money. Students attending the training may not retain the material, as it is not specific to their work environment or daily responsibilities.
Additionally, customized training is comparatively more expensive, causing organizational leaders to question the costs. However, when the benefits of customized training solutions are fully considered, the initial costs are offset by the long-term ROI. A number of these benefits are listed below.
No one understands your organizations’ needs more than you.
You know your organizations’ strengths, weaknesses, daily requirements, and strategic plans. You also know the training needs of your staff to meet current and future challenges. Your understanding will serve as the foundation for training that is 100% relevant and applicable.
You want improved student motivation and engagement.
Customized training is relevant, timely, and entirely applicable. When training objectives are aligned with realistic scenarios, students tend to be much more enthusiastic and engaged. They also tend to better retain course content they will be utilizing as part of their daily environment and responsibilties.
You want training aligned with organizational values, culture, and policies.
The best training, if misaligned with an oganizations’ culture or policies, cannot be applied successfully. A customized training solution takes this tangible reality into account and incorporates it into tangible cyber security training.
Training must support your organizations’ strategic and innovative vision.
Strategic planning information in any organization is proprietary and confidential in nature, and hopefully unknowable to the outside world. While that works well from an information security perspective, even the most qualified subject matter experts can’t foresee and predict an unknowable future. Customized training takes this reality into account, aligns its objectives with your organizations’ confidential strategic vision, and becomes a proprietary asset you control.
You want an increased ability to measure effectiveness and performance.
Your partnership with Phase2 Advantage for the development of customized training increases your ability to accurately measure the effectiveness of the programs through relevant content, existing organizational KPI’s, and training assessments specifically tailored to your needs. The flexibility inherent to this collaborative process ensures as your needs change, so to will the training and the assessments to assess its impact.