Advantages and Disadvantages of Public Courses

Advantages and Disadvantages of Public Courses

Advantages and Disadvantages of Public Courses

Whether you’re seeking education opportunities for yourself or exploring training for colleagues and employees, at some point you will likely come up against a decision: is your training need best met by an open course or a bespoke training?

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Here is a look at the advantages and disadvantages of public courses.

Advantages of Public Courses

Less in-house administration
There is less work to do than with an in-house custom training. The training company builds up an agenda, provides the trainer, and chooses the location. Coffee breaks, lunch, and refreshments are also handled by the training company.

Fewer distractions for your colleagues
Once you have sent your colleagues on a public course, they are free from any responsibilities of their usual daily to-do activities. Therefore, all participants will have been able to fully engage their attention on the topics discussed during the training.

External networking
Public courses allow your colleagues to talk to people from other companies and different backgrounds. This way they will most likely gain different points of view and discuss different approaches.

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Disadvantages of Public Courses

A more generalized approach
Teaching a public course means that participants will be coming from various job roles. Therefore, the trainers will have to present the content and in a manner that will please the majority. This makes the training not as specific or as tailored as bespoke training.

Cancellations or postponing of the courses
Public courses usually require a minimum number of attendees. If the minimum number isn’t met, the training usually gets canceled or delayed until the number is reached. This can be particularly annoying if you have organized everything around the idea of the training being on one precise date, and later to find out it has been pushed back a month.

More expensive
Besides the public course fee, sometimes there may be travel involved and perhaps even a need for accommodation. These will raise the cost per delegate of sending your colleagues on training and will also increase the time it takes for training. Finally, it costs more than customized training.

Before you go

Read our similar guide on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Custom Training for more information. Hopefully, by reading them both, you can make an easier decision on what suits best your company’s training needs.

Get comprehensive training for your team

Discover a wide range of relevant public courses, from fundamental to advanced levels, all led by well-known industry experts.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Custom Courses

Advantages and Disadvantages of Custom Courses

Advantages and Disadvantages of Custom Courses

Whether you’re seeking education opportunities for yourself or exploring training for colleagues and employees, at some point you will likely come up against a decision: is your training need best met by an open course or a bespoke training?

advantages public curses
Here is a look at the advantages and disadvantages of custom courses.

Advantages of Custom Courses

More focused training
Running a bespoke training course for a single client can generally allow the training to be a lot more focused on the specific subjects and skills that are relevant to your business. With custom training, everything is customizable. Public courses are often generic because they address businesses of any sector or size that attend them.
Work-related examples
In-House training means the courses can be designed and refined to address your specific needs and issues, using real-life examples and therefore have the most effect. Your colleagues will be able to work on current work or examples of work which relates to their roles, not on generic examples.
Training cost savings
Cost per course participant is typically lower than public courses, due to the fact the training company only has to send a trainer to you rather than set up an environment themselves. Therefore reasonable savings can be made. 
Travel cost savings
In addition to the training cost savings, having a custom in-house training saves you the trouble of paying for the travel and possible accommodation to get your colleages to the training.

Get comprehensive training for your team

We always work with you to make sure that the training’s agenda is best adapted to your business needs, as well as to establish the trainees’ technical level.

Disadvantages of Custom Courses

Extra administration
Although you save money by lessening the organisation needed by the training company, you do take on this burden yourself. Requirements of in-house bespoke courses could include a training room, access for the trainer in the building, parking for the trainer, equipment such as projectors, laptops and tablets among other things. These need to be sorted out and in advance to ensure that everything works before the training begins.
Trainees stay onsite
As much as this is a benefit, it is also a disadvantage to in-house bespoke training. The pure fact the candidates could be pulled out of the training in order to help with other activities suggests they probably will be. This makes it hard to actually get a candidate through an entire session without interruption.
Lack of innovation
If the custom training happens in the same environment where your colleagues work, there is the chance the training to go stale. They will not meet anyone new, so they will be missing out on an excellent networking opportunity, as well as the fact different ethos’ and styles brought by employees from other companies can give a different perspective to your colleagues.

Before you go

Read our similar guide on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Public Courses for more information. Hopefully, by reading them both, you can make an easier decision on what suits best your company’s training needs.

Get comprehensive training for your team

We always work with you to make sure that the training’s agenda is best adapted to your business needs, as well as to establish the trainees’ technical level.

Is Your Web Application Secure? [Infographic]

Is Your Web Application Secure? [Infographic]

Want to keep your Web application from getting hacked? Then it’s time to get serious about building secure Web applications. But web application security is a path, not a destination. It’s about risk management and implementing effective countermeasures.

Security is fundamentally about protecting your assets. Assets that are tangible, such as a Web application, or that aren’t tangible but are really important to you – your company’s brand reputation.

Today we register an ever-increasing number and varieties of attacks that target your web applications. According to numerous studies, the preferred method for attacking businesses’ assets is though their Web applications.

Looking at the top 10 threat action varieties within a Web application attack breaches shows that some of the more well known type of threats like SQLi (SQL injection) or RFI (Remote File Inclusion) create a lesser impact compared to Social / Phishing attacks or attacks which make use of Command & Control (C2) servers or Spyware / Keyloggers.

But securing web applications is not an easy task. With continuous software delivery businesses need continuous and automated security analysis of issues, vulnerabilities and other potential threats.

If you’re interested in learning how to protect and secure your work to outsmart a malicious hacker, we prepared a Cybersecurity Awareness Seminar for you.

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Running Your Dev/Test Environments in Microsoft Azure

Running Your Dev/Test Environments in Microsoft Azure

Mihai Tataran

Mihai Tataran
General Manager & Partner | Azure MVP

Today, companies face an increasing pressure to develop, test and deliver software faster, better and cheaper. These expectation make companies to actively seeking ways to shorten the time to market/production.

You heard about Dev/Test environments in Azure, but you’re still not sure how it would work in your case? Or how can you simplify and speed up the process of running dev/test environments? By all means setting up development/QA/staging environments has never been easier. With Azure Resource Manager, once you set it up it is very simple to create identical environments in a repeatable way, as it is needed for multiple deployments throughout the development process.

If you’re new to Dev/Test with Azure or you’d like to easily understand the difference between the classical on-premises approach and Dev/Test in Microsoft’s cloud, you can check out this Dev/Test infographic. It gives you a quick glance at the key differences between the on-premises vs. the cloud approach of doing Dev/Test.

So we thought of helping you get a quick jump start with Dev/Test in Azure with the most relevant information on the big whys and hows of Dev/Test. We recorded a 4-episode video series. In total, they sum up to around 35 minutes, but at the end you will be able to better understand the role and importance of Dev/Test, as well as the benefits it brings to your team and company.

Now you know how to enhance your software development processes and optimize your business with Azure.

We hope you enjoyed the series and come back for more!

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State of Cybersecurity Attacks [Infographic]

State of Cybersecurity Attacks [Infographic]

As cybersecurity attacks continue to rise, understanding and managing IT security has become a top concern for all technical management and IT staff, with over 75% of CEOs now seeing rising risks from daily technology use within their companies.

Recent IT security studies show that it takes 200 days on average to detect a security breach, and another 80 days to recover from it. In a world where all companies are the target of at least one form of cyber threat on a regular basis, preventing and detecting these attacks becomes essential.

It’s important to understand and gain knowledge of the most fundamental aspects of cybersecurity. Mastering a set of techniques necessary to defend against network attacks, cybersecurity breaches, as well as ways to protect their technology or solution through cryptography, intrusion detection and other vulnerabilities is essential for every business.

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Infographic: Cloud Migration and How Azure Can Help Your Business

Infographic: Cloud Migration and How Azure Can Help Your Business

Many organizations take in consideration cloud migration to achieve scalability, cost-efficiency and flexibility. Migrating solutions to the Cloud is a complex process that requires careful and in-depth research, planning, and deliberation. And any decision related to the Cloud should be regarded as strategic.

Let’s take a look first at the differences between Cloud and On-Premises environments, and at the cons and pros for each of them. It’s essential that organizations consider all possibilities – both good and bad.

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Many enterprises are struggling with deciding which solutions should be moved to the Cloud.

Are you in the process of moving solutions to the Cloud? Or maybe you’re only considering a Cloud migration?

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