In 2004, the US Department of Defense (DoD) established Directive 8570.1: Information Assurance Training, Certification and Workforce Management. It requires that all DoD information assurance technicians and managers are trained and certified to effectively defend DoD information, information systems and information infrastructures. DoD Directive 8570.01 Directive’s accompanying manual identifies the specific certifications mandated by the Directive’s enterprise-wide certification program.
The ultimate vision of the Directive is a sustained, professional IA workforce with the knowledge and skills to effectively prevent and respond to attacks against DoD information, information systems, and information infrastructures. This effort will enable DoD to put the right people with the right skills in the right place.
Current status of the 8570.01 Manual (DoD 8570.01-M)
The 8570 Manual has been approved by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and information Integration (ASD NII)/DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO). It is now mandatory for all DoD organizations to comply with its requirements. A copy of the current Manual (Change 1) is available on the DoD Publications website located at:
|IAT Level I (Tech I)||IAT Level II (Tech II)||IAT Level III (Tech III)|
|CompTIA Network+||CompTIA Security+||GSE|
|CISSP (Or Associate)|
|IAM Level I (MGT I)||IAM Level II (MGT II)||IAM Level III (MGT III)|
|IASAE I||IASAE II||IASAE III|
|CISSP (or Associate)||CISSP (or Associate)||ISSEP|
|CND Analyst||CND Infastructure Support||CND Incedent Reporter||CND Auditor||CN-SP Manager|
IAT Level I (Tech I) must also obtain certifications required to implement some of the requirements for their specific Operating System environment such Microsoft, Linux, etc. The A+ or Network+ certifications qualify only for Technical Level I and could not be used for Technical Level II positions.
Here is the list of the course we believe also fall in under the DoDD 8570 umbrella, please consult with your department before enrolling in the following program to make sure you are eligible and/or required to take any of the following courses:
|MS706806||MCITP: Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator CertCamp|
|MSMCITPSA||Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Admin. On Windows Server 2008 – 8 days CertCamp (For IAT Level I and/or Level II)|
|MSMCIATPSQL||MCITP: SQL 2008 R2 Database Administrator (2 Cert) – 8 days CertCamp(For IAT Level II and/or Level III)|
All programs listed above in blue and Grey are offered at CertFirst and as well as at its partner locations, Virtual Live, On-site for a group of 4 or more candidates, On-Demand/Self Study programs delivery options may be available for most of the above programs.
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