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Score 7.5 out of 100

Infosec Skills

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Captivate

Captivate is well suited for technical scenario activities. For example, software simulations where demonstration, practice, and assessment are necessary. Captivate does a very good job of creating simulation type activities compared to other solutions. Captivate also does very well with scoring on assessments. Whether you use clicks or questions to score, Captivate has a great ability to score both types. It is less suited for rapid eLearning development. If your company is looking for a solution to build more traditional eLearning such as click-through presentations with some interactivity and the ability to include multimedia elements, then another solution may be more appropriate. Captivate is a great tool for more advanced developers.
Michael Whatley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infosec Skills

This is a solid training tool that can be easily implemented in almost anyone’s training and development plans. This is especially true in the cyber realm and where members are actively pursuing version certifications. I would highly encourage any manager or organization as a whole to consider adopting this tool.
Daniel Simpson, CISSP, CISM, CAP, CDPSE, RDRP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Captivate

  • Quickly adding in graphics, text, and interactive buttons.
  • Has extensive variables and branching for additional customization, beyond the competition.
  • Has 360 degree capability which competitors don't offer (I have not used this feature).
  • High degree of customization and personalization.
  • True responsive screen display on all devices, viewable as you are creating the training. This is different than some competitors - some just shrink the screen, but Adobe Captivate allows actually removing or moving or changing items at different screen sizes.
  • If you like Flash, it has Flash output, although it's going away in 2020. Personally, I think this is an outdated technology.
  • Many advanced capabilities. I chose this product due to the capabilities.
  • Comes with assets, templates, people, head shots, and full body—excellent.
  • Adobe Captivate is the authoring tool. It integrates with Adobe Captivate Prime - which I highly recommend if you want to truly take advantage of all of its features in reporting, administration, compliance, and social learning. (I didn't use Prime because you essentially need 100+ students to affordably use Prime.) If you look at my chart of what Captivate is capable of, I can't say that Captivate has a lot of the reporting features because they are part of Prime/SCORM, although, with Captivate's customization, you might be able to do most of them if you are up to it, but I did not.
Pam Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infosec Skills

  • A combination of presentation, explanation, and reading materials to suit all learning types.
  • An easy-to-use portal that tracks progress and allows you to go back and review.
  • A focus on both the certification itself as well as the background information. In contrast to just "practice tests."
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Captivate

  • Adobe struggles in its customer support. Knowledgeable Captivate support technicians to teach and troubleshoot would elevate this powerful tool.
  • As mobile learning journeys away from Flash, developing strictly in HTML5 is a becoming a must. Captivate has an HTML5 inspector to review your project for potential flash-based issues, but development in HTML5 only is not as intuitive. I waste valuable time and effort making adjustments after the fact.
  • Many of my SMEs (subject mater experts) submit drafts in PowerPoint. Captivate has a PowerPoint import option, but transforms each slide into an image, removing any ability to edit the content after import. The issue alone is enough to drive me to alternate authoring tools. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to distribute and teach all of our SMEs to use Captivate.
Relton McBurrows | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infosec Skills

  • Honestly the only negative I've had was the test prep book sent as part of RHCSA Boot Camp. It seemed the author rushed publication to address the release of RHEL8. Unfortunately he left containers out completely. I think this has been sorted in a later edition.
Sean Callihan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 8.8
Based on 3 answers
There is no doubt in my mind that we will be using Adobe Captivate for years to come. There are so many uses for the software that we are just scratching the surface. The more we use it, the better it gets. This is a great option for anyone looking for an eLearning authoring tool.
Tracy Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infosec Skills

No score
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Usability

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Adobe Captivate does take some getting used to. There are features that are much more convoluted than they need to be, but overall it is a great product with a some excellent features. Being in a pretty small market, Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline dominate the space. They are not the same software, but allow for eLearning authoring. Each has their benefit and their downside, but, for me, Adobe Captivate edges out Storyline.
Tracy Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infosec Skills

Infosec Skills 8.2
Based on 24 answers
The overall usability is easy. There are not too many side menus that are typically distracting especially when attempting the focus on a particular module or certification course. The various search options allow for easy browsing of content and even more so ease of access to current enrolled content of study.
Sidney Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate 6.7
Based on 30 answers
The support team is good in responding and maintaining communication. Sometimes...well...almost always, you will find yourself having to use a 2nd attempt with more details and easier terminology to get the tech to understand the question or situation. These techs should know English 100% and their product 100% to be on a support team for the USA. I do not get the impression this is true.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infosec Skills

Infosec Skills 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I got everything I needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Captivate

No score
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Infosec Skills

Infosec Skills 4.5
Based on 1 answer
There wasn't implementation, it was an online course.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate is an okay software program, but it is not something I'd pick over Articulate Storyline or Articulate 360. I only selected Captivate because it was mandatory for my course plus I wanted to explore it to find out how it worked. But after using it, I didn't find it to be as appealing as I thought. It's not a horrible software tool, it has its perks but it's just not as user-friendly as I'd hoped it would be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infosec Skills

More or less the same as others I have used. Minus Infosec Skills does not have apps or smart tv/casting ability. Udemy PRO is also a better value $$$ for content. O'Reilly costs more but includes digital books for the most respected industry books. Infosec Skills has better testing/quizzes built in so far that I have used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Captivate

  • Adobe Captivate has helped us lower training costs without the need for external training.
  • The program allowed us to create in house training without the need for third party collaboration.
  • End users could communicate about training needs and Adobe Captivate made it easy to update current training modules.
Bruce Emmerling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infosec Skills

  • Excellent path for me.
  • I have access to the education I want to be a better professional.
  • In February, I was promoted to security analyst and I had at least the basic knowledge thanks to Infosec Skills.
  • I have never been in touch with pentest labs or skills, and now I've been taking the courses in Skills and I know what is all about.
  • Now I'm getting a solid knowledge in risk management thanks to the offer I got in Skills.
Argelis Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Adobe Captivate

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Adobe Captivate Editions & Modules

Edition
Subscription33.991
Pereptual License$1,2992
Student & Teacher Edition$3992
Upgrade$4992
  1. per month
  2. one-time fee
Additional Pricing Details

Infosec Skills

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Infosec Skills Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
To view pricing or start a free trial, go here: https://www.infosecinstitute.com/skills/pricing/

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