PiiQ by Cornerstone vs. Infosec Skills

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PiiQ by Cornerstone
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Cornerstone’s PiiQ is an SMB offering formerly known as Sonar6. PiiQ is aimed at small-to-medium sized businesses and includes core learning management and performance management systems, including content creation, mobile accessibility, and in-product reporting.
$8
per user per month
Infosec Skills
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Infosec Skills aims to help users upskill and get certified with a hands-on cybersecurity training platform. Users can train on their own schedule with access to 100s of hands-on cybersecurity courses and cyber ranges — or upgrade to a boot camp for live, instructor-led training in order to get certified on the first attempt.N/A
Pricing
PiiQ by CornerstoneInfosec Skills
Editions & Modules
PiiQ Performance
$8.00
per user per month
PiiQ Learning + Content
$8.00
per user per month
PiiQ Learning + Content & Performance
$15.00
per user per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PiiQ by CornerstoneInfosec Skills
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$1,000 per installationNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PiiQ by CornerstoneInfosec Skills
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
6.6
11 Ratings
22% below category average
Infosec Skills
8.4
7 Ratings
0% below category average
Course authoring6.011 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Course catalog or library6.811 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Player/Portal6.810 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Learning content6.611 Ratings9.27 Ratings
Mobile friendly7.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications6.210 Ratings9.27 Ratings
Assignments6.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management5.89 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration6.611 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics6.911 Ratings8.47 Ratings
Social learning00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Gamification00 Ratings6.95 Ratings
eLearning Content
Comparison of eLearning Content features of Product A and Product B
PiiQ by Cornerstone
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Ratings
Infosec Skills
8.7
7 Ratings
5% above category average
Multi-Lingual Support00 Ratings9.62 Ratings
Structured Learning00 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Course Searches00 Ratings8.77 Ratings
Historical Metrics00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Cloud-Based Content00 Ratings8.67 Ratings
Automation & Integration00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
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User Ratings
PiiQ by CornerstoneInfosec Skills
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(40 ratings)
9.9
(57 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
3.0
(2 ratings)
9.9
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(37 ratings)
9.9
(54 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(36 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Configurability
6.5
(9 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PiiQ by CornerstoneInfosec Skills
Likelihood to Recommend
Cornerstone OnDemand
Well suited for:
  • A busy environment where you want learners to be self-sufficient and to be able to access learning solutions at a time that suits them.
  • For anyone who wants to access learning using different platforms such as iPad, mobile, PC, etc
  • Anyone who needs a more in-depth learning solution rather than an overview of key learning points.
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Infosec
The onboarding process has been quite productive throughout with the best team. The customer support team is able and ever on alert when requested to assist. It has simple user interface which is not the case with other similar platforms. The training modules are easy to understand and put into practice. It meets the set threshold and complies with company principals.
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Pros
Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Enables employees to draft work goals and collaborate with their supervisors on a final version - improves mutual understanding right up front.
  • Combines performance goal ratings with competency ratings and provides a blended score. Simplifies the goal weighting so you don't have to do any calculations.
  • 9-box matrix provides useful definitions and descriptions so managers can prepare development notes or plans for individual employees.
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Infosec
  • Courses are presented in small chunks, so busy people can proceed without needing to split segments up, and can get whole subject area in one sitting
  • Subjects are well organized, a good mix of "theory" and real world examples
  • Completion certifications are available to suit a wide variety of continuing education requirements
  • Courses are well-paced and clearly presented, easy to follow
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Cons
Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Would be good to have have a virtual "top level" (eg board) user built in to allow senior execs without a direct manager to be able to be set up with KPIs instead of having to create a dummy user
  • Reports have difficulty downloading if pop ups disabled or in some browser environments
  • When competencies are updated while a cycle is open, any changes don't effect that open cycle but only future ones. Would be nice to be able to have the option to apply changes to existing "open" cycles
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Infosec
  • Questions! The Database/site was updated, and I was no longer able to access the questions and choose specific topics to study from
  • There were two CISSP courses to watch videos, I would remove the oldest
  • Put an emphasis that users have a years membership after completing a boot camp
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Likelihood to Renew
Cornerstone OnDemand
It's not that CSB isn't a decent performance management system, but we have decided to go with just one vendor (Workday) for an HRIS/performance management/payroll system so we can directly relate pay to performance. We are more interested in having just one system that "talks" to the other pieces instead of having to work with several vendors. It reduces the hassle of having to communicate with different support teams, having different contracts, and so on.
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Infosec
We are very satisfied with the service and the offer.
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Usability
Cornerstone OnDemand
There are specific things within the goals and competencies that are user-friendly. For example, the rating slider isn't great in my opinion. You can slide in between ratings which can create some odd scoring (if you use scoring). It seems a better solution would be a drop down where you select your rating. There are also some glitches in the system and have been told Cornerstone is aware of them but are focused on delivering new features. There are workarounds, but that doesn't seem to be a great answer.
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Infosec
Because the skills learned from the course have proven to be beneficial in the day-to-day tasks that I typically perform. They are either directly related to or at the very least a complementary skill set that allows me to perform my duties overall in a more beneficial way to the people that I support.
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Reliability and Availability
Cornerstone OnDemand
So far 100%.
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Infosec
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Performance
Cornerstone OnDemand
The saving process slows it down. It doesn’t auto save. If you leave a page, it will sometimes warn you, but not always. When you hit the save button, a window pops up that says creating/saving packets. It feels very archaic.
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Infosec
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Support Rating
Cornerstone OnDemand
My assistant could better address this issue. My perception is that there is not immediate assistance, and that there can be a wait for help. That is not a negative, just a perception. I have not used support in two years.
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Infosec
I got everything I needed.
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Online Training
Cornerstone OnDemand
We bought training provided by 3rd party – it was fabulous.
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Infosec
It was available anytime
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Implementation Rating
Cornerstone OnDemand
I think we could have done a better job of rolling out the tool to our managers. We were under a tight timeline. In the training, we showed them everything and said go do it by this date. Looking back, I would have done it in pieces: for example, 2 weeks to write goals, 2 weeks to get sign-off from direct reports. I just let them go at it. Since then we’ve moved to agile development environment and are applying the technique to everything. In future would only do through change sprint. It is a big change I didn’t take it seriously enough.

I had a team of 3 project managing. You need a champion from every department to make sure you’re getting it right and to make sure what’s happening is communicated. It’s not something you can do without input from department heads
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Infosec
There wasn't implementation, it was an online course.
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Alternatives Considered
Cornerstone OnDemand
Lesson.ly has been great to work with but it is a very clear and simple, user-friendly system that anyone can pick up with very little training as it is self-explanatory. It also has a great mobile interface and lots of different features that are easy to add for the admin but really impactful for the user.
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Infosec
I am in cyber security and this domain required me to do some internationally recognized certifications and infosec skills had helped in clearing these certifications. Their training instructors was awesome and practice questions quality was great. With the help of infosec skill i had cleared CISSP and CRISC exam. I experience, Cybrary on the other hand has less certifications preparation options as compared to infosec skills
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Return on Investment
Cornerstone OnDemand
  • It's tool and it's only as good as the person wielding it. The investment in PiiQ was accompanied by a quarterly cadence and manager feedback training. We feel like our employees are given regular feedback and bonuses are tied to objective accomplishment.
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Infosec
  • After my courses, I was able to obtain my CCNA (passed [on] first attempt) and my CCNP (passed [on] second attempt). This is far better than the average passing rate.
  • Professionally, I [got] a new job as a network engineer and then promoted to a Network Engineer II after completing my CCNP. I have seen a 40% salary increase over the last three years.
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ScreenShots

PiiQ by Cornerstone Screenshots

Screenshot of PiiQ Performance Employee ReviewScreenshot of PiiQ Learning on DevicesScreenshot of PiiQ Manager/Employee Check-insScreenshot of PiiQ 9-box Talent MatrixScreenshot of PiiQ Learning Publish New ContentScreenshot of PiiQ Learning Searchable Library & Self-registration

Infosec Skills Screenshots

Screenshot of Learn how to ATT&CK & defend in the cyber range
Infosec Skills cyber ranges guide learners through realistic scenarios inside the operating environments they’d encounter on the job. Launch a cyber range with a click of a button and learn how to counter the MITRE ATT&CK tactics and techniques targeting your organization today. From command line basics to advanced adversarial techniques, Infosec Skills cyber ranges teach your team how to:
• Run red and blue team exercises
• Write secure code by example
• Pass dozens technical certifications by gaining hands-on domain knowledge
• Attack and defend cloud-based applications
• And much moreScreenshot of All Infosec Skills training maps directly to the NICE Framework to help you build role-relevant, scalable team development programs that close cyber skills gaps. Take a bottom-up approach to any training initiative by building custom learning paths covering specific NICE Knowledge and Skill Statements, or browse and assign training from any of the 52 NICE Work Roles inside the platform.Screenshot of Infosec Skills includes training for dozens of popular certifications from CompTIA®, (ISC)²®, ISACA®, Cisco®, Microsoft®, AWS™ and more. Prepare for your next exam with help from our expert instructors, then gauge exam readiness with unlimited access to customizable practice exams. With completion certificates available for every course, Infosec Skills has everything you need to keep existing certifications current with 100s of CPE opportunities.Screenshot of IT and security certification is often more than a goal — it’s a business requirement. That’s why we offer over 100 certification boot camps taught by industry experts with 10+ years of experience. Live boot camps include all the content in Infosec Skills, plus:
• Exam Pass Guarantee (live online students) 
• Exam voucher
• Bonus boot camp prep course and 90-day access to all boot camp video replays and materialsScreenshot of Infosec Skills Teams makes it easy to manage and measure your training initiatives. Administrators can enroll learners via single sign-on (SSO) or CSV upload, and organize team members into groups to quickly assign content to specific departments or roles. 

We’ll help you secure next year’s employee development budget with at-a-glance metrics that prove training impact at the individual, group and team level like: 
• Training progress and completion rates 
• Skills assessment and practice exam scores
• Boot camp attendance and completion rates

With Infosec Skills' open API, it's easy to integrate learner data into existing business intelligence systems — or add Infosec Skills course information to any LMS or website for a seamless, centralized learning experience