Let's extend skills rather than talk of shortages

Bellinger, Alan
July 2003
IT Training;Jul/Aug2003, p6
Trade Publication
The article focuses on extending the skills of professionals in information technology (IT). The most difficult part of a trainer's job is defining the skills that are needed, rather than actually delivering those skills. And this is particularly true in terms of defining skills required by IT professionals. Part of the problem is that it's much more difficult to define skills in, for example, developing web applications, infrastructure design, or intrusion detection, than it is for, like, PowerPoint. First of all, the technology is much less familiar and secondly, while most IT managers understand the technology, they're much less erudite in defining the skills needed to use the stuff.


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