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Understanding DoD 8140/8750 Certification Levels, Part 2

For this part of the series, we will be exploring up-skilling into Level II for the Baseline Certification Category Roles within the DoD 8140/8570. In the first part of the series, we discussed the entry level Baseline Certifications that would help an individual qualify for an Information Assurance Role.

There are three Level II categories, those being:

  • Information Assurance Technical/Technician (IAT) – Level II
  • Information Assurance Management (IAM) – Level II
  • Information Assurance Architecture and Engineering (IASAE) – Level II

Level II categories will be working within the Network Environment (NE), focusing on managing network equipment and supporting architecture. Level II’s have mastered Level I’s Computing Environment.

These Levels are not entry level, these roles are for those that have been in the Information Assurance workforce and have applicable experience to the next Level. To read more on the requirements for Level II, please refer to this link.

Starting with the Information Assurance Technical/Technicians, to qualify for a role as a Level II IAT, LearnKey provides the certifications that will meet the Baseline Requirements:

Next, the Information Assurance Manager Level II has the following Baseline Certifications that LearnKey provides to help you gain the knowledge and certifications:

The last of the Level II’s that we are going to touch on are the Information Assurance System Architecture and Engineering, which to help you meet the Baseline Requirements, LearnKey offers the following certification:

The levels are meant to be consecutive, which means mastery of the prior level. However, depending on your experience in Information Assurance and the different environments, you could potentially qualify for a higher level without achieving the level prior. If you are starting out, please be aware as some certifications have prerequisites that are not explicitly listed in the Baseline Certification Road Map, which will alter how you navigate your certifications.