Cyber IT/CSWF Workforce Model
Click on a Work Role in the Workforce Model below to view the Qualifications Matrix for the associated Specialty Area. See below for detailed instructions. Note: the Qualification Matrices will be updated to reflect the specific Work Role requirements when the information is available.
AnalyzeAll Source Analyst
(211) Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
(212) Cyber Crime Investigator
Collect & OperateCyber Operations Planner
Operate & MaintainSystem Administrator
(451) Systems Security Analyst
Protect & DefendCyber Defense Analyst
(511) Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Specialist
(521) Cyber Defense Incident Responder
(531) Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
Securely ProvisionAuthorizing Official
(611) Security Control Assessor
(612) Secure Software Assessor
(622) Information Systems Security Developer
Oversight & DevelopmentInfo System Security Manager
(722) COMSEC Manager
(723) Cyber Workforce Developer and Manager
(751) Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner
Executive Cyberspace LeadershipExecutive Cyber Leadership
Operate & MaintainTechnical Support Specialist
(411) Database Administrator
(421) Data Analyst
(422) Knowledge Manager
(431) Network Operations Specialist
Securely ProvisionSoftware Developer
(621) Systems Developer
(632) Systems Requirements Planner
(641) Enterprise Architect
(651) Security Architect
(652) Research & Development Specialist
(661) System Testing & Evaluation Specialist
Oversight & DevelopmentCyber Instructional Curriculum Developer
(711) Cyber Instructor
(712)Cyber Legal Advisor
(731) Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner
Acquisition & Program/Project ManagementProgram Manager
(801) IT Program Manager
(802) Product Support Manager
(803) IT Investment/Portfolio Manager
(804) IT Program Auditor
Executive Cyberspace LeadershipExecutive Cyber Leadership
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* Acquisition and Program/Project Management and Executive Cyberspace Leadership have no specific specialty areas. However, these two categories have qualification data (certification/education/training) associated at the category level.
You can get more information about the Categories, Specialty Areas and Work Roles listed above on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) website's Interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. The three-digit code displayed just below each Work Role title is the DON effort to align cyber work to the DoD Cyberspace Workforce Framework (DCWF) and NICE framework. Each Work Role has been assigned a three-digit code that will be used to update the Inherently Governmental and Commercial Activity (IGCA) code for each cyber related billet.
To see your qualification matrix, click on a Work Role in the table above. An explanation of the matrix is included below. Note: the Qualification Matrices currently show qualifications for the associated Specialty Area and will be updated to reflect the specific Work Role requirements when the information is available.
How to Use the Qualification Matrix
A COOL Qualification Matrix lists the required qualifications for a Specialty Area so you can see if you meet them all. The matrix has a worksheet mode where you can check off the qualifications you meet and then print the worksheet for your own reference or to give to a supervisor. It's not an official document, it's just for your own use.
The steps below explain the basics of using the matrix. Following the steps is an explanation of the items included in the matrix.
- Select your Work Role in the Workforce Model above. The Qualification Matrix for the associated Specialty Area opens in a new tab.
- Review the information about the Specialty Area at the top of the page, and then look at the Education and Training worksheet section, starting with the Qualifications Table. This is the section where you can review your qualifications.
- Click Toggle Worksheet Mode to display checkable boxes next to each qualification.
- Select your proficiency level to hide the other proficiency levels. (Doing so makes it easier to focus on the information that pertains to you.)
- Check the box next to the qualifications that you meet.
- If you want, print the worksheet so you have a reference you can take with you.
Explanation of Qualification Matrix Content
Following is an explanation of what is included in a Specialty Area qualification matrix.
Associated Work Roles
The specific Work Role(s) that fall under a Specialty Area.
Specialty Area Framework Category
The Specialty Area Category title (such as, "Oversight & Development") and description.
Specialty Area Description
The official Specialty Area description.
Example Job/Billet Titles
Example job and billet titles related to this Specialty Area.
A description of required initial training for the Specialty Area—generally a high school diploma.
Education and Training
A list of the education, training, certification and on-the-job training (OJT) required for the Specialty Area. You must meet an education, training or certification requirement (at least one of the three) and the OJT requirement.
| Education requirements can include college degrees, Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certificates, and other training related to a specific specialty area.
If you see "not an entry level position," it means that the Specialty Area does not pertain to entry level jobs, so there are no qualifications for that proficiency level.
|Training requirements generally include specific military training courses, and can include Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) producing courses identified by Course ID (CID), and other military training.|
|Certification requirements include any civilian credential or license required for the Specialty Area.|
|Required on-the-job training (OJT) is specified through Training and Education Command (TECOM) Training and Readiness manuals and documents.|