What Does a Digital Skills Officer Do?
A Digital Skills Officer is responsible for helping develop an enterprise strategy to transition, train, and retain technical employees. Working closely with the office of the CIO or CTO, the Digital Skills Officer works to align ongoing training efforts with technical and business roadmaps. Digital Skills Officers are responsible for coordinating the overall design, management, and outcome-based measurement of training programs.
Key Traits of a Digital Skills Officer
A strong Digital Skills Officer is able to identify key outcome-based goals with senior leadership and programmatic ways to achieve them.
Digital Skills Officers must liaise with department heads and subject matter experts to align technical training efforts with specific technologies and implementations.
The ideal Digital Skills Officer does not settle for status quo and is resourceful in delivering long-term, impactful training solutions for the organization.
Business and Tech Savvy
Since the role serves to align technical training programs to business roadmap, a background in both business and technology is ideal.
Day-to-Day Expectations and Responsibilities
Develop organization-wide learning strategies based on current-and future-state technology needs
Work collaboratively with all departments and respective subject matter experts to deliver specific, contextualized training programs by job role.
Define and track key metrics that communicate both effort and outcome of training programs for senior leadership.
Establish digital skills assessment frameworks that accurately measure skills and capabilities as they relate to business impact
Employ creative tactics to attract new talent and establish a culture of continuous improvement.
Digital Skills Officer Target Skill Set
Technical Skill Set:
- Working knowledge of cloud platforms, storage, compute, and networking
- Familiarity with leading learning development platforms and their pros / cons
- Strong project and program management skills
Non-Technical Skill Set:
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to influence others across and at all levels of the organization
- Highly organized and thorough
Starter Training Plan for Digital Skills Officers
The following Cloud Academy starter Training Plans prepare professionals to become Digital Skills Officers
Digital Skills Officer
Benefits of Cloud Technology for Business: Getting Started With Migration
This Learning Path has been designed to help businesses and organizations understand the benefits of cloud technology to business, if a strategic decision to move to the cloud is the right choice and to provide the logical steps and points of consideration when doing so up to the point and including planning for a cloud migration strategy plan.
Cloud Practitioner Certification Preparation for AWS
Designed specifically for students looking to gain an understanding of the concepts of cloud computing without the technical detail, the Cloud Practitioner Certification Preparation for AWS Learning Path is an ideal starting point for non technical people looking to understand Cloud Computing from a business perspective.
Training Plans ensure accountability across your teams when it comes to Digital Skills Officer training.Learn More
Industry Certification(s) for Digital Skills Officers
The following industry certifications are popular among Digital Skills Officers:
Microsoft AZ-900 Exam: Azure Fundamentals
The exam is intended for candidates with non-technical backgrounds, such as those involved in selling or purchasing cloud based solutions and services or who have some involvement with cloud based solutions and services, as well as those with a technical background who have a need to validate their foundational level knowledge around cloud services. (Source: Microsoft)View Certification >
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