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Speedy Certifications Essential to Solving Modern Skills Crisis

Online assessment enables certification bodies to deliver programs at speed and scale

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ITcertification–IT certifiers need to scale up their programs to combat a global skills shortage.1 Continuing to use online tests after the pandemic will help organizations deliver certifications quickly and at scale, says Questionmark, the online assessment provider. This will help plug the skills gap.

Global demand for modern technology skills is rapidly outstripping supply. In the United States (US), tech positions are among the hardest to fill.2 The United Kingdom (UK) has created 100,000 new jobs in the tech industry since the start of the pandemic.3

The most-in-demand skills across the US, UK and Australia include cybersecurity, organizational change management, enterprise architecture and advanced analytics.4

The higher education system is struggling to keep up with this demand for new skills. A US survey of education officials found that 52% are struggling to attract instructors with sufficient experience. Many campuses do not have the capabilities and associated technical support.5

This means that certification programs that focus on upskilling the current workforce are essential to meeting the growing demand for skills.

John Kleeman, Founder of Questionmark, said: “Certification bodies need to pick up the pace to ensure that firms have the modern skills they need. Online assessments enable them to test an unlimited number of candidates.”

Online tests cut down on travel time and make it easier for people to participate. Even with the easing of social distancing requirements, online assessment can prove far more time and cost efficient, effective and environmental than asking candidates to travel to test centers.”

Questionmark Proctoring Online helps certification bodies guard against cheating and content theft. Questionmark provides an online proctor who supervises a test taker using the webcam and audio built into the test taker’s computer. The proctor confirms the test taker’s identity and can pause or terminate the assessment if they see suspicious behavior.

Proctoring Online enables assessments to be taken from home or office, removing the need to travel to a test center, without compromising on security.

www.questionmark.com/questionmark-certification-hub/

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About Questionmark

Questionmark unlocks performance through reliable and secure online assessments.

Questionmark provides a secure enterprise-grade assessment platform and professional services to leading organizations around the world, delivered with care and unequalled expertise. Its full-service online assessment tool and professional services help customers to improve their performance and meet their compliance requirements. Questionmark enables organizations to unlock their potential by delivering assessments which are valid, reliable, fair and defensible.

Questionmark offers secure powerful integration with other LMS, LRS and proctoring services making it easy to bring everything together in one place. Questionmark’s cloud-based assessment management platform offers rapid deployment, scalability for high-volume test delivery, 24/7 support, and the peace-of-mind of secure, audited U.S., Australian and European-based data centers.


1 https://www.daxx.com/blog/development-trends/software-developer-shortage-us
2 https://www.daxx.com/blog/development-trends/software-developer-shortage-us
3 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/quantifying-the-uk-data-skills-gap/quantifying-the-uk-data-skills-gap
4 https://www.harveynash.com/hot-skills-salary-report-2021
5 https://edscoop.com/colleges-and-institutions-need-to-pick-up-the-pace-to-meet-ai-skills-demand/

Contacts

US: Kristin Bernor, external relations: [email protected] +1 203.349.6438

UK: Gareth Streeter: [email protected] +44 7734 251 496

Australia and New Zealand: Chelsea Dowd: [email protected] +61 2 8073 0527

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Axonius Named One of Fortune’s 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™

Rapid-growth company ranked 58th with 99% of employees citing Axonius as a Great Place to Work

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#GreatPlacetoWork–Axonius, the leader in cybersecurity asset management, today announced that it was selected by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine as one of the 2021 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™. Axonius earned 58th place with 99% of its employees citing Axonius as a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical US-based company.

“The driven employees at Axonius are what enable us to deliver the highest level of service to our customers, so we are committed to providing an outstanding workplace that focuses on diversity, wellness, and innovation,” said Dean Sysman, co-founder and CEO, Axonius. “This recognition is a tribute to our incredible team and their enthusiasm for the work we are doing. Even as we grow at a rapid pace, we will continue to invest in our people.”

Axonius was distinguished as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ organization in May 2021. The company offers growth and development opportunities including the Axonius Mentorship Program that pairs mentors and mentees, the quarterly Star Recognition Award, the Professional Development Fund for employees to attend conferences and invest in education, and a New Hire Buddy program that pairs new hires with fellow colleagues as they transition into the company. Axonius also offers numerous virtual engagement and volunteer opportunities as well as generous benefits, including a flexible schedule program.

Leadership at Axonius believes that the best companies to work for and do business with are those that support freedom, inclusion, and equality. The company strives to support these efforts in hiring practices and corporate engagement, offering holiday gift donations, and paid time off for volunteering. Axonius makes a concerted effort to find and evaluate vendors that are independently owned, and woman, minority, and LGBTQ+ owned, and frequently contributes to scholarships, mentorship programs, and organizations that invest in the next generation of diverse cybersecurity talent, cultivate industry engagement, and strengthen our communities.

The Axonius team is growing significantly to accommodate global demand for its cybersecurity asset management platform. In the first half of 2021, the team expanded by 77%, including more than 90 new hires spanning multiple international regions and supporting nearly all aspects of business. The company is actively recruiting for positions across the board, and it plans to expand its Tel Aviv office in the coming year.

The Best Small & Medium Workplaces list is highly competitive. Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture, selected the list using rigorous analytics and confidential employee feedback. Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Companies are assessed on how well they are creating a great employee experience that cuts across race, gender, age, disability status, or any aspect of who employees are or what their role is.

About Axonius

Axonius is the cybersecurity asset management platform that gives organizations a comprehensive asset inventory, uncovers security solution coverage gaps, and automatically validates and enforces security policies. By seamlessly integrating with hundreds of security and management solutions, Axonius is deployed in minutes, improving cyber hygiene immediately. Covering millions of devices at Fortune 500 customers like The New York Times, Schneider Electric, and AB InBev, and earning prestigious accolades from CNBC and Forbes in recent years, Axonius has been cited as one of the fastest growing cybersecurity startups in history. For more, visit Axonius.com.

About the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™

Great Place to Work® selected the Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ by gathering and analyzing confidential survey responses from more than 280,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place to Work Trust Index™ survey. Read the full methodology.

To get on this list next year, start here.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.

Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Contacts

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