Legaltech News published Part One of TRU CEO Jared Coseglia's series on Cyber & ESI Certifications, titled "Maneuvering the Madness of Cyber and ESI Education & Certification" as the lead story in the June 7, 2017 Daily Alert. TRU is proud to be the certification attache to the legal technology community and will be featured in Legaltech News every month with a new article about e-discovery and/or cybersecurity certification and education available (or coming soon!) to the marketplace.
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. Read the full article HERE!