Skills for Information Technology & Security Teams
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A technology team needs to maintain not only critical technology skills, but also skills that help develop their business acumen. This combination of skills allows them to fully understand how their work impacts not only the bottom line, but also the other departments they work alongside to drive strategy.
When your team has access to learning pathways that help them hone their technology skills as well as core business skills you might realize a streamlined, efficient and idea-driven team. At DeVryWorks, our mission is to help empower your technology team to become well-rounded colleagues that visualize business outcomes, allowing them to better prioritize their work and be efficient and productive colleagues. Our team of consultants can help you build a talent succession plan with learning pathways infused with:
work-ready skills through project-based learning
hands-on technology education
iterative skill development that can be applied immediately within your organization
help you build a productive and engaged team
Interested in what your team’s learning pathway might include? Contact us today to find out.
With the current technology skills gap affecting various industries, organizations are looking for ways to equip their team members with in-demand cybersecurity skills. Cybersecurity professionals don't necessarily need a technical background to thrive in the industry. It's possible to segue into the field from other disciplines.
DeVry University CEO Roundtable Recap: The Cyber Talent Shortage
February 6, 2023
As the world becomes increasingly enmeshed in technology, there are ever-growing threats to the security and stability of the technology and data that power every industry and much of our daily lives. And, to put it bluntly, as a society we are not keeping pace with the demand for talent to protect us. With a reported 600,000 roles in cybersecurity waiting to be filled1, it’s urgent that organizations solve this issue--together. More broadly, steps to solve the cyber talent shortage might also point to opportunities and innovations that allow us to close other vital talent gaps.
Technology Education and Skills to Develop your IT & Security Team
Whether you need to build specialty technology skills within your IT team or shape your next group of IT leaders through cross-skilling, a customized talent succession plan is a great place to start. That plan should take into account your critical talent and roles, assess where your skills gaps occur, and then how you can help solve for those gaps through education and/or technology training programs. In working with other tech leaders, we know it’s about creating agile, continual learning programs that keep your team’s tech skills sharp while also providing a versatile set of tools your team can use as they progress into leadership.
While each program is customized based on your needs, here are some of the most common skills that we help technology teams build:
Administration and Management:
Leaders who know how to apply the fundamental management theories that support organizational stability while driving programs forward, can help strengthen organizational growth and performance. Could your team be enhanced by adding core competency skills in administrative leadership, planning, project management, and resource management?
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Building a diverse and inclusive team and workplace culture is integral to your company’s success. Through professional examples we explore diversity, equity and inclusion within business and client relationships and things to consider when engaging different groups. They’ll also be given space to help them develop a clear perspective on their role in providing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.
Security is a critical facet of any modern business. We can help your tech team understand how to troubleshoot hardware, operating systems, networks, and manage cloud computing systems in a secure fashion. We do this through hands-on exercises and projects, teaching your team how to create, plan, implement and monitor security solutions to protect critical data and networks and prevent future attacks. Your team can also explore the design of an organization’s security systems procedures, standards, protocols and policies, as well as how to ensure operational security follows standards, policies and laws.
Networking and Programming:
Properly executed networking and programming initiatives can lead to a simpler, more streamlined experience for your workforce and your customers. Some of the networking skills we cover are networking media, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP), routing and switching and small network configuration and troubleshooting. Our programs can help your team learn about protocols and techniques necessary to program, document, test and debug applications and software packages.
Information Technology Administration & Management:
Help your future leaders understand the foundation of business and management principles involved in IT infrastructure, information security, cyber-security, strategic planning, and resource allocation.
Your team’s ability to communicate is crucial to project management and completion, but building confidence, clarity and credibility takes practice. Your future leaders might benefit from skills such as professional speaking, technical writing, research, developing written and verbal communications, creating presentations and providing management support.
Managing a technology project’s timeline, cost and quality is especially prudent in these times of agile development and sprint cycles. Empowering your team to initiate, plan, execute and monitor multi-level programs can help drive productivity and efficiency. We even take into account risk analysis, cost control and performance objectives, conflict resolution and the use of project management software.
Big Data and Analytics:
Data mining, business intelligence and managing big data is something you’re likely grappling with. Accelerating your team’s ability to gather, store, report and analyze important data through skills like business analytics, social network analysis, relational database management and data warehousing, data modeling and decision trees can help them understand and report on business objectives to help drive positive results.
Sales and Marketing:
With marketing technology and demand generation being a large driver of leads for sales, your team might benefit from understanding marketing fundamentals like consumer intent, creating promotions, developing advertising campaigns and tracking key performance indicators (KPIs). Through fascinating case studies, interactive tutorials and real-world projects, our programs can help your team understand this key revenue driver.
Benefits to Continual Skill Building
When you create pathways for your team to cultivate the skills needed to help future-proof your organization you’re also empowering them to fulfill a career journey that could establish them as a leader of tomorrow. To illustrate how skills development programs and technology education can benefit your organization beyond just improving the capabilities of your team, here are a few benefits you could see after implementing a workforce development program through DeVryWorks.
Whether you need to improve your team’s business acumen or bolster specific capabilities such as project management or your cyber security measures, our programs are designed to provide your team with the skills to help increase efficiency. Through the thoughtful application of our skills training, your team can finetune their troubleshooting skills to reduce data loss, network interruptions and other time-consuming technology issues while better partnering with teams across the organization to help you stay competitive.
Future Leader Development
Finding quality talent is merely the first step, keeping them engaged and their careers progressing is what can take you to the next level. What’s likely standing in their way is the means to develop the skills they need to be your future leaders. Help them shine by building skills pathways for them to achieve their goals and in turn drive a more engaged and productive team.
Advancing Underrepresented Talent
Your diversity, equity and inclusion goals have been set, now it’s time to align objectives and solutions to meet those goals. Oftentimes education can be a barrier for career progression, so why not try and alleviate that obstacle for underrepresented talent? We can help you build a diverse team as bright as your vision.
Flexible, Digital-First Learning
We offer flexible, digitally-enabled learning pathways to help your team develop the skills they need today and in the future.
We work with you to design ways to raise your team's skills in efficient ways. We know your people’s time is valuable, so your workforce development solution needs to allow your team to upskill or cross-skill while maintaining their productivity.
Interested in learning more about building a succession plan for your team?
Director of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, UPS | DeVry and Keller alumna
When I speak to groups, many girls still aren’t aware that they can be successful in an IT career. A misconception about the field for women remains. If I can introduce technology and the various career options it offers women in a heavily male-dominated field, then I know I’m making a difference.
Chief of Cyber Threat Management, FEMA DeVry University alumnus
Being at the forefront of cybersecurity allows me to give back in important ways, to my field and to the American people, and I couldn’t ask for anything more.
Partner with DeVryWorks to Build Your IT & Security Team's Skills
Looking to develop your key technology talent? DeVryWorks is here to help.
Our customizable solutions take relevant innovations in education and combine them with actionable lessons from the workplace in order to help improve your team’s skills quickly and effectively. When you work alongside a DeVryWorks consultant we help you chart learning pathways for your future leaders and build that into a talent succession plan.
We don’t stop there; we then continue to check in throughout the course of your plan and talk about your next set of leaders and the skills they need—it’s an iterative experience. And when it comes to the learning experience your team receives, our knowledgeable teaching staff combines a history of professional skills with years of educational experience, enabling them to help your team learn actionable skills through applicable learning.
If you'd like to take your team’s skills to the next level, we're ready to talk. Explore a partnership with DeVryWorks.
In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org. The University’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. DeVry is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Arlington Campus: 1400 Crystal Dr., Ste. 120, Arlington, VA 22202. DeVry University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. Lisle Campus: 4225 Naperville Rd, Suite 400, Lisle, IL 60532. Program availability varies by location. In site-based programs, students will be required to take a substantial amount of coursework online to complete their program.