Infosec Institute Named a Leader in 2021 IDC MarketScape for IT Training in the U.S. 

Infosec Institute, a leading cybersecurity education company, today announced it was recognized as a Leader in the 2021 IDC MarketScape for IT Training in the U.S. The report cited Infosec’s focus on quality training content and instructors, integration of labs and role-relevant materials as strengths of its Infosec Skills technical skill development platform.

While IT training is challenging for most organizations, the cybersecurity skills gap, in particular, has left organizations vulnerable to rising cyber threats.* Infosec is among the few IT training vendors equipped to provide authoritative and relevant cybersecurity training according to the IDC MarketScape assessment that positioned Infosec as a Leader among major IT training providers in the U.S. 

The study reviewed 22 of the most well-known IT training vendors in the U.S., assessing the quantitative and qualitative characteristics that are most significant to IT education buyers and how specific training firms perform against those characteristics. Key characteristics considered include instructor quality, quality and relevance of the material, breadth of training content, content reference value and convenience. 

In the analysis, the IDC MarketScape report lists Infosec as a Leader for both its strategies and capabilities, specifically highlighting these strengths:

  • Producing authoritative content and certification test preparation
  • Quality of content, materials and instructors
  • Integration of hands-on labs into instruction
  • An easy approach to purchasing and partnerships with technology vendors 

Infosec Skills equips IT, security and engineering teams with unlimited access to over 1,200 resources to assess and close skills gaps. Learners progress from beginner to expert with training mapped to in-demand cyber roles like SOC analyst and cloud security engineer, as well as industry standards like the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity and MITRE ATT&CK® Matrix for Enterprise. Interactive cyber ranges go one step further to move learners from theory to practice through guided, realistic labs with clear learning objectives and actionable lessons.

Download a complimentary copy of the IDC MarketScape: U.S. IT Training 2021 Vendor Assessment here.

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