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Maneuvering the Madness of Cyber and ESI Education & Certification

Tuesday, June 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Deja Miller
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Extract from Jared Coseglia's article "Maneuvering the Madness of Cyber and ESI Education & Certification" posted in Legaltech News

Education, and re-education, will be a critical consideration and expenditure for mobilizing a career and retaining staff in e-discovery and cybersecurity over the next several years. Many hiring managers who have precious little training budget but who boast an ambitious, eager-to-grow staff find themselves unsure which certification training to invest in.

There are many factors to consider, both as an individual or a company, when examining certification programs and plotting professional development tracks. Variables like pass/fail rates, preparation to completion time, local versus virtual learning centers, product knowledge versus process knowledge and outplacement success stories all come into play in an attempt to unify the radical divergences in educational opportunities available in today’s cyber/ESI landscapes.

Getting the basics and getting them quickly to stay competitive and relevant in either e-discovery or cybersecurity can be done. Three certifying bodies stand out as both educational (process) and vocational (product) outliers that categorically qualify as industry-standard certifications and ones that can be achieved within a year’s time or less: CEDS (Certified E-Discovery Specialist), GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) and RCA (Relativity Certified Administrator) programs. 

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