RangeForce Brings Management, Measurement to Enterprise IT Training

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Training is much like any other IT element - you must be able to measure to manage effectively. The challenge of measuring skill sets, while also enhancing staffer skills remains a major obstacle when it comes to either selecting staffers or charting IT staffer’s career paths.

eWeek discusses RangeForce’s new approach to guided, cloud-based training brings measurement and management to technology training that was previously unheard of. 

A recent Forbes Insights survey of more than 200 CISOs found that talent and training constraints have a significant impact on security organizations. An observation that many enterprise IT leaders have started to agree with and extends beyond the realm of cybersecurity into other areas, such as DevOps, IT support, digital transformation, network management and numerous other subsets of the roles IT staffers play in the enterprise.

Yet, training is much like any other IT element; you must be able to measure to manage effectively. The challenge of measuring skill sets, while also enhancing staffer skills remains a major obstacle when it comes to either selecting staffers or charting IT staffer’s career paths. Cybersecurity training solutions vendor RangeForce is aiming to reduce the pain points of IT training while also providing HR and security managers with the tools they need to measure the effectiveness of training, while also improving the skill sets of staffers.

How RangeForce changes the dynamics of enterprise IT training

There are countless organizations that offer IT training and most share the similar goals of educating people in how to work in the field of IT. Some of those organizations use physical class rooms, others provide labs; some leverage instructors, while others try to come up with new and innovative ways to educate students. However, most lack the flexibility to work with evolving enterprise IT department needs, especially when it comes to focusing on the most critical skill sets and roles.  

According to a recent report from Cole Market Research, the most critical and important types of IT training products include IT infrastructure training, enterprise application and software training, cybersecurity training, along with database and big data training. 

The very same training areas that RangeForce is focusing on, but by using a different paradigm, one that combines cloud (browser) based training, with virtual labs for exercises, along with defined milestones that measure progress. The company also adds skills analysis coupled with simulations to provide hands on assessments of knowledge. RangeForce’s approach brings forth an interesting combination of capabilities which may encourage many to rethink IT training.

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