Celebrating Continuous Learning and Skills Development

In the spirit of learning and going back to school, SolarWinds asked its THWACK® community for techniques and tips for developing new skills and how they keep up with new technologies while maintaining their current jobs.

SolarWinds THWACK community

September 18, 2019

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Remember the excitement and anticipation of going back to school? A new school year meant new classes and opportunities to learn and develop skills. We all know things are different when you enter the “real world” and the business of work and everyday life can leave little time for learning.

The recent SolarWinds® IT Trends Report 2019: Skills for Tech Pros of Tomorrow found this to be particularly true for today’s tech pros; in tech, lack of time to learn new skills makes it difficult to keep up. Seventy-five percent of all tech pros surveyed weren’t completely confident in having all the skills necessary to successfully manage their IT environments over the next three to five years. While tech pros’ workloads and schedules are very demanding, and finding the time to learn is challenging, they’re still dedicated to continuous education and development of current and new skills—99% of tech pros have worked to develop a skill over the past 12 months.

Today, SolarWinds published a survey to support the upcoming IT Pro Day 2019 holiday (celebrated on September 17, 2019), Building Confidence for Tech Pros of Tomorrow. The survey explored the requirements for tech pros to build confidence managing complex tech environments and highlighted the skills they’re looking to develop.

In the spirit of learning and going back to school, SolarWinds asked its THWACK® community for techniques and tips for developing new skills and how they keep up with new technologies while maintaining their current jobs.

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