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The Skills Development Index™: What Type of Training Do You Need?

Author: Ryan Day

This white paper discusses the Global Knowledge Skills Development Index™ and how it can be used as a tool to help IT professionals eliminate skills gaps.


The Global Knowledge Skills Development Index™ answers the question: What type of training do I need? Once you’ve defined the criticality of your skills need, you can use the Index to determine the formality of training to pursue. The higher the skill risk, the more formal the training need.

The intent of the Skills Development Index is to help eliminate training uncertainty, both on the front end and back end. If you’re making a large time and money investment in a private group training, you want to make sure the skill needs are of the utmost priority. Conversely, you don’t want an organization-dependent project hinging on a Google search. Skimping on essential training may save you money now, but you’ll pay for it later in the form of delays, errors and even lost revenue.