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6/26/2020
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Curtis Franklin Jr.
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5 New InfoSec Job Training Trends: What We're Studying During COVID-19

With the pandemic uprooting networks and upending careers, which security skills are hot -- and which are not?

More Hunger for Hands-On Skills
'What we have seen recently is somebody really trying to prepare themselves for another job. So in other words, people are joining the Career Paths on the site to prepare themselves for their next level self,' says Ryan Corey, CEO and co-founder of online security training library Cybrary. 
The focus on skills doesn't surprise Corey. Hiring managers, he says, want to see potential employees who can demonstrate those skills in real-world simulations and situations. Corey points out that Cybrary has seen a dramatic increase in individuals who want to take practical courses with hands-on labs and exercises -- courses that prepare them for an interview process with practical tests as part of the process.
(Image: WrightStudio VIA Adobe Stock)

More Hunger for Hands-On Skills

"What we have seen recently is somebody really trying to prepare themselves for another job. So in other words, people are joining the Career Paths on the site to prepare themselves for their next level self," says Ryan Corey, CEO and co-founder of online security training library Cybrary.

The focus on skills doesn't surprise Corey. Hiring managers, he says, want to see potential employees who can demonstrate those skills in real-world simulations and situations. Corey points out that Cybrary has seen a dramatic increase in individuals who want to take practical courses with hands-on labs and exercises -- courses that prepare them for an interview process with practical tests as part of the process.

(Image: WrightStudio VIA Adobe Stock)

Curtis Franklin Jr. is Senior Analyst at Omdia, focusing on enterprise security management. Curtis has been writing about technologies and products in computing and networking since the early 1980s. He has been on staff and contributed to technology-industry publications ... View Full Bio
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