IT Training Companies Rush to Fill the Cyber Security Skills Gap

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LeaderQuest Receives CompTIA Rising Star Award

At a time when many employers struggle to fill job openings for IT workers, partners such as LeaderQuest have staked out a leadership position in preparing the next generation of technology professionals.

Cyber crime is on the rise all over the world, but skilled professionals who can stop it are in short supply. Damage from such activity is projected to rise to $6 trillion by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. In the U.S., over 40,000 jobs for information security analysts are going unfilled every year, and employers are struggling to fill 200,000 other cyber security related roles, according to CyberSeek. Because these roles are so hard to fill, they command a considerable salary.

LeaderQuest is an IT training company that is helping to close this employment gap. With certifications that take weeks instead of years of study, it provides the training that individuals need to make it in the IT world. This training can raise their salaries by thousands of dollars per year. For this reason, LeaderQuest was singled out for a Rising Star Award at the 2017 CompTIA Partner Summit on Aug. 4. CompTIA recognized the company for its commitment and dedication to training individuals with relevant technology skills for today’s marketplace.

“At a time when many employers struggle to fill job openings for IT workers, partners such as LeaderQuest have staked out a leadership position in preparing the next generation of technology professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on training, informative courseware and professional certifications,” said Joe Padin, vice president, public and private sector business development for CompTIA, “We’re pleased to recognize LeaderQuest with a Rising Star Award, signifying their standing in the CompTIA community of partners.”

In 2017, LeaderQuest increased its focus on cyber security certifications in an effort to meet the incredible demand for these workers. As the costs inflicted by cyber crime rise every year, more companies are making information and network security a top priority. By targeting emerging markets for IT workers, LeaderQuest keeps the best interests of its students at heart.

About LeaderQuest: Established in 2003, LeaderQuest offers a variety of training programs in person and online to help students get IT and cyber security certifications. Programs take five to 25 days and are taught by expert instructors with experience in the field. After getting certified, LeaderQuest makes it our number one goal to find each student a great position. LeaderQuest has campuses in Denver, Colorado Springs, Jacksonville and Dallas.

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