5 reasons you should consider distance learning

Everybody learns differently. Some people thrive off interaction and getting involved in activities, others from reading and analysing. If you’re among the latter, you’re probably frustrated at the idea of having to travel all the way to a classroom-based training course when you know you could get the same results from the comfort of your own home. 

Fortunately, distance learning puts the power back in your hands. It gives you the opportunity to learn in a manner that suits you and at a pace that you’re comfortable with. If there’s a module on an area you’re already confident in, why not skip it? If you need to go over something you need to go over again, you can do that too. 

But they’re not the only reasons you should consider distance learning. Here are some more: 

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IT Governance offers distance learning courses on a wide variety of topics. The most popular option is our ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation course, which gives you a well-rounded understanding of cyber security, while focusing on ISO 27001, the international standard that describes best practices for an ISMS (information security management system). 

This one-day course explains how ISO 27001 works, the benefits of certification and the core elements of implementing an ISMS. It also covers: 

  • An overview of available standards and management system documentation; 
  • Key elements of ISMS implementation project planning; 
  • The key steps of an ISO 27001 risk assessment; and 
  • An overview of the ISO 27001 Annex A controls.