The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requires all Information Assurance (IA) workers to train and certify in accordance with the 8570.1 Directive to protect and defend DoD information, systems, and infrastructures. This directive was put in place in 2005 in response to an influx of security breaches and ever-changing threats and countermeasures.
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.
There are two categories of workers Technical (IAT) or Management (IAM) that certifies knowledge of the concepts, principles, and applications used to protect DoD information, networks, and information systems. To meet the minimum requirements of 8570.1 an individual must obtain only one of the certification listed under the applicable category, regardless if you are an IAT or and IAM. LearnKey provides training for several of the certifications listed below.
IAT Level 2 : GSEC, CompTIA Security+, SCNP, SSCP
IAT Level 3 : CISA, CISSP,GSE, SCNA
IAM Level 1 : GISF, GSLC, CompTIA Security+
IAM Level 2 : GSLC, CISM, CISSP
IAM Level 3 : GSLC, CISM, CISSP