Department of Defense Approved Certifications in Washington, DC Metro Area


Department of Defense Approved Certifications in Washington, DC Metro Area


DoDD 8140.01 & DoDD 8570.01-M

DoDD 8570.01-M is now part of DoDD 8140.01. DoDD 8140 includes NIST NICE and other initiatives that identify critical KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities), and differs cybersecurity in seven categories that organize 31 specialties. DoD personnel, organizations, and contractors are all required to meet the DoDD 8570.01-M guidelines until new DoDD 8140 manuals are approved.

Current DODD 8570.01-M / DODD 8140.01 Approved Baseline Certifications:

The Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program (DoD 8570.1-M) is a Department of Defense regulation for Information Assurance personnel compliance with mandated IT and Security standards in a set time frame. Compliance levels are based on job function, specialty, level or position category. The best-known DoD Directive 8570.01 certifications include A+, Network+, Security+, CySA+, CASP, and CEH.

Training Courses Provided in Support of DODD 8570.01-M and 8140.01

Edgesource Training Solutions is an experienced and approved DoDD 8570.01-M and 8140.01 training provider for all certification requirements for:

CompTIA A+ is the standard foundation for an IT career accrediting technical support and IT operational roles, that go beyond PC repair. A+ provides support in connecting users to the data sources they need to do work, regardless of what devices they use. A+ Technicians understand a variety of systems issues that range from networks, operating systems, and security to mobile devices.

CompTIA Network+ certifies that a technician design and implement networks, set, manage and maintain their devices, evaluate existing networks, improve security settings, troubleshoot, and support virtual networks.

CompTIA Security+ validates core security baseline skills for IT security personnel. More professionals opt for Security+ than any other certification for DoD 8570 compliance. It focuses on state-of-the-art trends and risk management and mitigation techniques, intrusion detection, and threat management. It covers the Junior IT Auditor/Penetration, Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, and Security Administrator.

CompTIA CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst, (previously CSA+) is an IT workforce certification that covers behavioral analytics for networks and devices to prevent, detect and address cybersecurity threats. The CSA+ has changed its acronym to CySA+. CompTIA and all its partners are to implement the name change by June 29th 2018. The test code will stay the same.

CompTIA CASP (Advanced Security Practitioner) is the best certification for technical-oriented professionals who prefer to pursue a career of immersion in technology as opposed to working as managers. CASP is ideal for hands-on, performance-based practitioners at the most advanced skillset level in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity managers may help identifying what policies and frameworks should be implemented, CASP-certified professionals are the ones who figure out how to implement the best solutions in accordance to broader policies and frameworks.

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) v10 Certification for skilled professionals that understand and are able to spot vulnerabilities and weaknesses in target systems. They know the techniques and tools that malicious hackers use and only apply them in a lawful and ethical manner to assess the quality of security infrastructure in system(s). The CEH credential is for individuals in the network security field of Ethical Hacking and is vendor-neutral.

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