Training Brief - KPMG, SST (Staff Skills Training) & The Knowledge Academy

31 January 2019

SST (Staff Skills Training) offers a number of specialist courses via its “state-of-the art” e-learning platform. They include programmes dedicated to information security such as IT Security Certification, Remote Worker and Business Travel Security Certification, and GDPR certification. Each course features self-study modules that last a total of three hours and include an exam. Prices for some courses start from 35p per user.


The Knowledge Academy has launched courses for latest version of The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) standard. TOGAF 9.2 is said to bring a host of improvements to the framework, including improved guidance and structure, the correction of errors, and the removal of obsolete content. While current TOGAF 9.1 certification will remain valid indefinitely, those who wish to update their existing knowledge with the new standard can take advantage of The Open Group’s recently introduced TOGAF Essentials course.


November 2018 saw a further steep increase in demand for IT workers, according to the Report on Jobs published by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in early December. Adjusted for seasonal factors, the IT & Computing permanent vacancies index registered well above the neutral 50.0 level at 63.6 in November. Across the ten monitored job categories, IT& Computing has been the best-performing sector in terms of permanent job vacancies for the past five months.