Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570 / 8140: Information Assurance Workforce Training, Certification and Workforce Management
Compliant with Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570 / 8140, you can get the security training needed to guard computer systems against emerging threats and to safeguard IT environments at The Academy Training Centers. Our curriculum includes hands-on, instructor-led training classes that are offered at our more than 300 training locations coast to coast.
Not near one of our centers? You can attend these same live classes from your home/office PC via our Live Online Classroom technology, or for some titles you may be able to choose our self-study, On-Demand delivery format.
The Academy can also provide private DoD 8570 / 8140 training classes for those needing to train a large number of employees. Call our toll-free number for our private group training options.
Department of Defense ( DoD ) Directive 8140 / 8570 requires every full and part-time military service member, defense contractor and civilian employee with privileged access to US Department of Defense information systems (IS) to obtain industry certification credentials that have been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Information Assurance Technical (IAT) and IA Management (IAM) personnel
must be fully trained and certified with baseline certification
requirements to perform their IA duties.
The training, certification and workforce management requirements of Directive 8140 /8570 apply to all members of the DoD IA workforce including military, civilians, local nationals, Non-appropriated fund (NAF) personnel, and contractors. The requirements apply whether the duties are performed full-time, part-time, or as embedded duty.
DoD 8570 / 8140 Approved Baseline Certifications
Information Assurance Technical (IAT)
|IAT Level 1
|IAT Level II
|IAT Level III
Information Assurance Management (IAM)
|IAM Level I
|IAM Level II
|IAM Level III
|CISSP (or Associate)
Information Assurance System Architects and Engineers (IASAE)
Cyber Security Service Providers (CSSP)
|CSSP Infrastructure Support
|CSSP Incident Responder
NOTE: Above listings are based on The Academy’s class offerings only. Other credentials may be available.
The above table lists DoD approved IA baseline certifications aligned to each category and level of the IA Workforce. Personnel performing IA functions must obtain one of the certifications required for their position, category/specialty and level to fulfill the IA baseline certification requirement. Most IA levels within a category or specialty have more than one approved certification and a certification may apply to more than one level.
An individual needs to obtain only one of the “approved certifications” for his or her IA category or specialty and level to meet the minimum requirement. For example, an individual in an IAT Level II position could obtain any one of the four certifications listed in the IAT Level II cell.
Higher level IAT and IAM certifications satisfy lower level requirements. Certifications listed in Level II or III cells can be used to qualify for Level I. However, Level I certifications cannot be used for Level II or III unless the certification is also listed in the Level II or III cell. For example:
Higher level CSSP and IASAE certifications do not satisfy lower level requirements
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The Academy can help your agency personnel meet Directive 8570 / 8140 training requirements, and assist agency personnel achieve both IT certifications and compliance with regulations.
Department of Defense ( DoD ) Directive 8140 FAQs
Information Assurance personnel ( IAT / IAM ) must be fully trained and certified to baseline certification requirements to perform their IA duties. Review the details with this list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs ) and when you’re ready remember The Academy provides hands-on, instructor-led classes that are compliant with (DoD) Directive 8140 . See FAQs
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For More Information
To view the DoD Directive go to https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodm/857001m.pdf. To learn about the classes at The Academy that will help you prepare for a required certification and to register contact an The Academy Advisor…