Happy 2024 everyone!
We ended the year strong with some major feature releases and lots of exciting things to start the new year with.
🎉Cybrary CLAB + 100 Integrated Lab Courses
In 2023 we set out to build out an in-house lab solution to provide learners with a totally seamless learning experience. Our new “CLAB” technology (powered by Google Cloud Platform) has been integrated in more than 100 bite-sized courses rebuilt from the ground up to be 100% hands-on. Each course also now comes with Capture-the-Flag style challenge questions to create an active learning experience to engage and exercise learners.
CLAB is and will continue to become the foundation of all new courses & skill assessments (see below). We are continuing to invest in this technology and how our customers can use it to level up the skills of their team and the individuals in them, with additional announcements to come later this year!
🎯New Job-Role Skill Assessments
“How can we identify and close skill gaps amongst our team?”
It starts with properly assessing the knowledge and skills of your team members across a set of key skills aligned to core job roles. Today, customers can now begin assessing across any of the following skills:
|IT & Cybersecurity Foundations
|Jr. Penetration Tester
|Defensive Security Fundamentals
|Offensive Security Fundamentals
|Operating System Fundamentals
|Scripting & Programming Fundamentals
|Network Communications Analysis
|Scripting for Offensive Security
These assessments take about 30-45 minutes to complete and combine a set of knowledge multi-choice questions, along with a hands-on capture-the-flag style practical evaluation. Performance is logged and can be viewed at the individual level, or rolled up to an overall company score.
Bonus: Every assessment is coupled with a newly built career path, meaning areas of improvement will be automatically flagged for skill remediation!
💡IT/Cybersecurity Transition Program
Using the new IT/Cybersecurity Foundations Career Path and Assessment, customers can create a turnkey internal transition program for individuals interested in IT or Cybersecurity. The new path contains more than 30 hours of hands-on foundational IT/Cybersecurity topics (27 micro courses).
The career path is tightly integrated with the assessment and customers can use performance on the assessment to identify talent in their organizations.
2H 2023 Content Summary of Releases
- Cybersecurity Role-based Skill Assessments: 13
- Cybersecurity Certification Prep: 5 (3 New, 2 Updates)
- Cybersecurity CTF Challenges: 7
- Cybersecurity Skills: 60
- CVE and Purple Team Exercises: 4 (3 CVE, 1 Purple Team Exercise)
⭐ Other Notable Product Enhancements
Badges, XP & Levels
Learners can now earn badges by completing certain activities on the platform. More than 20 badges are currently available with more than 20 more planned!
Learners can also earn XP for completing lessons, and level up!
Early analysis is showing significantly higher levels of organic engagement amongst learners as a result; and we believe ongoing investment in these engagement mechanisms will help customers who sometimes struggle with learner engagement.
Custom Path Discovery
Wish you didn’t have to manually assign custom built learning paths to team members?
Now team members can search, find and enroll in custom paths from your private Cybrary for Teams instance.
Baseline the skillsets of your core security personnel, identify team deficiencies, quickly deploy development plans to remediate skill gaps and focus your quarterly programs on measurable skill growth.
Access proprietary benchmark data to provide skills comps against a global, multi-faceted representation of the industry including industry, company size, years of experience, certifications and more.
Social learning is key to engagement and provides learners with a community to connect with others, ask questions and get answers. This can help learners get “unstuck” and provide an avenue of learning from their peers.
Learners will be able to access forums using their Cybrary account and access dedicated spaces to core cybersecurity certifications, career paths and more!
🏗️Coming in 2024
- New Career Path Experience + Digital Credentials (powered by Credly)
- Refreshed UI/UX Learner Experience
- Fast Lab Deployment
- Cybrary for Teams Admin Refreshed UI/UX Experience
- And more yet to be announced!