MOS 1721 Defensive Cyberspace Operator

MOS 1721 Defensive Cyberspace Operator

MOS Description

Defensive Cyberspace Operators provide the Commander with the ability to defend the network, enable freedom of action, and employ cyber effects through real time detection, analysis, and mitigation of threats and vulnerabilities and outmaneuvering adversaries.  Defensive Cyberspace Operators install, operate, and maintain security tools in support of Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO). They recognize and leverage the application of Offensive Cyber Operations in order to implement an effective defensive strategy. Defensive Cyberspace Operators coordinate with network and system administrators to ensure the implementation of security controls in support of Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) Operations. Defensive Cyberspace Operators conduct security evaluations through vulnerability and risk assessments and advise the Commander on the security posture of the networks within their charge.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Telecommunications Electronics Technician (TCM) is an intermediate-level technician credential for professionals who work in the telecommunications field. TCMs demonstate knowledge of wired and wireless communications basic concepts, applicable to various types of voice, data and video systems. TCM must have knowledge in Cables and Cabling, Analog Telephony, Equipment, Telecom Safety and Mathematics, Transmission Service Providers and Protocols, Distribution Methods, Computer, Digital Telephony, Interfacing, Internet, Network Infrastructures and Topologies, Office Wiring, Wireless Telephony, Test Equipment, Optical Wiring, and Troubleshooting. Candidates must pass a written exam. Candidates that hold a Standalone TCM and later complete the Associate CET (CETa), are eligible to upgrade to a Journeyman CET.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), A+ certification validates the entry-level computer technician's competency to perform a myriad of critical IT support tasks. CompTIA A+ technicians demonstrate skills in networking, hardware, virtualization and cloud computing, network and software troubleshooting, installing and configuring operating systems, security, and operational procedures. Candidates must pass both the Core 1 (220-1001) and Core 2 (220-1002) exams.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Project+ is a certification for individuals who have fundamental project management skills. Project+ covers the entire project life cycle from initiation and planning through execution, acceptance, support and closure. Project+ demonstrates project managers have the skills necessary to complete projects on time and within budget, and create a common project management language among project team members. Project+ is appropriate for any managerial position across occupations. Although there are no experience or education requirements that must be met prior to taking the exam, one year of managing, directing or participating in small- to medium-scale projects is recommended.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Network+ is an intermediate skill level certification for technicians working with current networking technologies. The Network+ technician demonstrates an understanding of key cloud computing best practices and typical service models, critical security concepts, newer virtualization and hardware techniques, and skills needed to maintain network resilience. Network+ is appropriate for computer network technicians, engineers, analysts, and administrators. Candidates should meet recommended experience guidelines and must pass a written exam.
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The ISACA, Certified Information Systems Auditor is an advanced credential that validates the skills and achievement of professionals who audit, monitor, control, and evaluate an organization’s business and information technology systems. The CISA certification covers topics such as the information systems audit process, IT governance and management, protection of information assets, information systems acquisition, development, implementation, operations, and business resilience. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC 2), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is an advanced skill level certification for experienced security practitioners, managers and executives interested in proving their knowledge across a wide array of security practices and principles. Candidates must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 4 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 2 years

The CyberSecurity Institute, CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA) certification validates that an analyst has the skills needed to conduct a thorough, sound forensic examination of a computer system and other digital devices, properly interpret the evidence, and communicate the results clearly and effectively. Candidates should meet experience requirements and must pass a written and practical exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) validates the skills of information technology professionals who apply computer investigation and analysis techniques to determine potential legal evidence. The crimes can include theft of trade secrets, theft of or destruction of intellectual property, and fraud. CHFIs demonstrate data recovery skills, which are needed to uncover data in a computer system, or recover encrypted, deleted or damaged file information. The certification target audience includes defense and military personnel, e-Business security professionals, systems administrators, legal professionals, banking, insurance, IT managers, government agencies, and law enforcement personnel. Candidates must meet a combination of training and experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program certifies professionals who are responsible for securing (or testing the security of) computer networks from a vendor-neutral perspective. A Certified Ethical Hacker understands how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in networks and/or computer systems, and, lawfully and at the request of an organization, uses the same tools as a malicious hacker. The CEH is appropriate for security officers, auditors, security professionals, site administrators, and others who may be concerned about the integrity of their organizations network infrastructure. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN) certification is an intermediate level certification designed for technologists, auditors, network administrators and penetration-testers who are responsible for assessing the security of wireless networks. The GAWN certification focuses on the different security mechanisms for wireless networks, the tools and techniques used to evaluate and exploit weaknesses, and techniques used to analyze wireless networks. There are no formal education or experience requirements associated with this certification. Training is available but not required. Candidates must pass a written examination.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP), Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) is a professional level certification for a WLAN subject matter expert (SME). A CWSP assists in the creation and implementation of an organization’s enforceable security policy by following applicable regulations, standards, and accepted best practices. A CWSP effectively uses appropriate tools and procedures to ensure the ongoing security of the network. Candidates must have a current CWNA credential to take the CWSP exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), Broadband Premises Installer (BPI) is an entry-level credential designed for technicians who can install and troubleshoot telecommunications services (video, voice, and data) at customers’ premises. BPI candidates should have knowledge to perform routine installations, disconnects, pre-wires, change of service, and multiple dwelling unit (MDU) wiring for cable television (video, voice, and data) for residential customers. The BPI certification is a foundation certification as well as one of three stand-alone Broadband Premises certifications. BPI candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), Broadband Premises Technician (BPT) is an intermediate-level credential designed for experienced field technicians who can install and troubleshoot telecommunications services (video, voice, and data) at customers’ premises. BPT candidates should have knowledge to perform routine installations, disconnects, pre-wires, change of service, and multiple dwelling unit (MDU) wiring for cable television (video, voice, and data) residential customers. The BPT certification is a foundation certification as well as one of three stand-alone Broadband Premises certifications. BPT candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) is a professional-level certification for candidates in job roles in security technologies. To earn the CCNP security, candidates must pass two exams: a core exam and a concentration exam of the candidate's choice. The core exam focuses on knowledge of security infrastructure. The concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics. There are no formal prerequisites to sit for the CCNP Security exams; however, it is recommended that candidates have a three to five years of experience implementing security solutions.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) is an advanced level certification that demonstrates a professional’s ability to use best practice techniques and methodologies to conduct a penetration test. GPEN's are responsible for assessing target networks and systems to find security vulnerabilities and have the knowledge and skills to conduct exploits and engage in detailed reconnaissance and to employ a process-oriented approach to penetration testing projects. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Broadband-Voice over Internet Protocol (B-VoIP) certification is an intermediate-level credential for B-VoIP technicians who install, maintain, repair and replace voice, data and video over Internet Protocol equipment. B-VoIP technicians connect B-VoIP equipment to local and wide area computer network systems, perform cable installation, replacement, modernization, and support interconnection between different cable types and wireless equipment; they also configure and provision B-VoIP equipment and transmission media. B-VoIP technicians have knowledge of protocols used for the telecommunications industry and are familiar with telecom industry acronyms and language. Though ETA-I does not require any specific training, education or experience for candidates of the B-VoIP certification, candidates are strongly encouraged to have the requisite knowledge and experience necessary to challenge the exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC 2), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification is ideal for software development and security professionals responsible for applying best practices to each phase of the SDLC – from software design and implementation to testing and deployment.  Candidates are required to have a minimum of four years of cumulative paid Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) professional work experience in one or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)² CSSLP CBK, or three years of cumulative paid SDLC professional work experience in one or more of the eight domains of the CSSLP CBK with a four-year degree leading to a Baccalaureate, or regional equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology (IT) or related fields.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) certification is for advanced level cyber-security professionals. CASP+ practitioners have the knowledge and skills need to conceptualize, engineer, integrate, and implement secure solutions across complex environments to support a resilient enterprise. While not required, candidates should meet CompTIA's recommended level of experience. Candidates must pass an exam that includes written and performance-based questions.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED) is an advanced level certification that builds on the security skills measured by the GIAC Certified Security Essentials certification (GSEC). It demonstrates high level technical skills necessary to defend the enterprise environment and protect an organization overall. Knowledge, skills and abilities assessed are taken from the areas of defensive network infrastructure, packet analysis, penetration testing, incident handling, and malware removal. There are no prerequisites for this certification and no education or experience requirements that must be met. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT) is an intermediate-level certification for individuals responsible for finding security vulnerabilities in web applications. GWAPTs understand web application exploits and penetration testing methodology. Candidates for the GWAPT are not required to meet formal education or experiential requirements, and though GIAC offers training, it is optional. GWAPT candidates are required to pass an exam.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM) is an advanced level certification designed for candidates who possess the knowledge and skills to analyze and reverse-engineer malicious software that targets common platforms, as well as how to examine inner-workings of malware in the context of forensic investigations, incident response, and Windows system administration. GREM is targeted toward System and Network Administrators, Auditors, Security Consultants, and Security Managers responsible for protecting an organization from malicious code. GREM does not require any prerequisites or specific training. GREM candidates are required to pass a written exam.
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The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Project Manager Certification (GCPM) is a mid-level certification designed for security professionals, project leads, and managers. The GCPM demonstrates an understanding of and the ability to lead project teams, technical project management methodology, and its implementation. The GCPM affirms the critical skill sets associated with making projects successful, including effective communication, time, cost, quality, procurement and risk management of IT projects and application development. There is no specific training required for the GCPM. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) is an intermediate level certification for professionals who need or want to understand computer forensic for work in the information security, legal and law enforcement industries. The GCFE focuses on core skills required to collect and analyze data from Windows computer systems. It demonstrates that candidates have the skills necessary to conduct typical incident investigations, including e-Discovery, forensic analysis and reporting, evidence acquisition, browser forensics and tracing user and application activities on Windows systems. There are no formal education or experience requirements associated with the GCFE certification. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN) is an advanced level certification for security personnel whose job duties involve assessing target networks, systems, and applications to find vulnerabilities. GXPN recognizes candidates who have the knowledge, skills, and ability to conduct advanced penetration tests, to model the abilities of an advanced attacker to find significant security flaws in systems, and to demonstrate the business risk associated with these flaws. GXPN does not require any prerequisites or specific training. GXPN candidates are required to pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Critical Controls Certification (GCCC) is an advanced level certification that recognizes a candidate's knowledge and skills for implementing and executing the Critical Security Controls, an approach to security recommended by the Council on Cybersecurity, and for performing audits based on the standard. GCCC candidates must have a solid understanding of the philosophies and driving forces behind the creation of the Controls, the scope of the Controls, and how the Controls can be used to prioritize information security controls based on community risk assessment efforts. Candidates must also have an understanding of how the Controls relate to other information assurance standards and can be used to meet the goals of those standards. GCCC is designed for security professionals, auditors, Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and risk officers who want to demonstrate their ability to assess and implement the Top Critical Security Controls. GCCC does not require any prerequisites or specific training. GCCC candidates are required to pass a written exam.
Click here to go to GIAC Continuous Monitoring Certification (GMON) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), GIAC Continuous Monitoring Certification (GMON) is an advanced level certification for security architects, engineers, analysts, and managers who assess and implement defensible security architecture and continuous security monitoring. GMON candidates must be able to securely architect a network that is resistant to breaches and lends itself to monitoring and monitor, analyze, and detect threats and anomalies on the network. GMON does not require any prerequisites or specific training. GMON candidates are required to pass a written exam.
Click here to go to GIAC Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA) is an advanced level certification that recognizes a candidate's ability to perform examinations employing network forensic artifact analysis. GNFA candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of network forensics, normal and abnormal conditions for common network protocols, the process and tools used to examine device and system logs, wireless communication and encrypted protocols. GNFA does not require any prerequisites or specific training. GNFA candidates are required to pass a written exam.
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The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), GIAC Certified Web Application Defender (GWEB) certification is for candidates to demonstrate mastery of security knowledge and skills needed to deal with common web application errors that lead to most security problems. GWEB candidates must have hands-on experience using current tools to detect and prevent Input Validation flaws, Cross-site scripting (XSS), and SQL Injection as well as an in-depth understanding of authentication, access control, and session management, weaknesses, and how best defended. Candidates must take a written exam.
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Click here to go to GIAC Python Coder (GPYC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), GIAC Python Coder (GPYC), certification validates a practitioner's understanding of core programming concepts, and the ability to write and analyze working code using the Python programming language. GPYC practitioners have demonstrated knowledge of common python libraries, creating custom tools, collecting information about a system or network, interacting with websites and databases, and automating testing. GPYC is ideal for Information security professionals; Python developers; Forensic analysts; Network detectors; and Penetration testers. There are no prerequisites to be eligible for the exam. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The CompTIA, Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) uses continuous security monitoring to apply behavioral analytics to devices and networks to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats. CySA+ certification validates that the professional has the knowledge and skills required to leverage threat detection techniques and intelligence, find and address vulnerabilities, analyze and interpret data, recommend preventative actions, and successfully respond to and recover from incidents. While there is no required prerequisite, CySA+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

CertNexus, CyberSec First Responder (CFR) is a mid-level certification for security professionals who are the first responders against cyber attacks. Candidates should be able to identify, respond to, protect against, and remediate malicious activities involving computing systems. Additionally, candidates should have the foundational knowledge to deal with a changing threat landscape and will be able to assess risk and vulnerabilities, acquire data, perform analysis, continuously communicate, determine scope, recommend remediation actions, and accurately report results. While there are no formal education or experience prerequisites, the certification is targeted to professionals with three to five years of experience working in a computing environment as part of a CERT/CSIRT/SOC who desire or are required to protect critical information systems before, during, and after an incident which may be a cybersecurity attack.
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Renewal Period: 1 year

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Information Technology Security (ITS), certification covers all areas of cybersecurity for information technology. ITS-certified specialists are expected to have the major knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to perform the professional tasks associated with the development of security plans and processes for information technology and cybersecurity. The ITS certification identifies a specialist’s knowledge of computer hardware and software security measures as well as wireless communications security, device security, cryptography, social engineering, virus detection/mitigation, troubleshooting, disaster prevention/recovery and site risk analysis. ETA-I does not have eligibility requirements for the ITS certification. Candidates must pass a written exam.

Click here to go to CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) certification is an entry level certification for those beginning a career in the field of information technology (IT) or those in a field where a general knowledge of IT is necessary.  To earn the certification, candidates must pass one exam covering foundational IT concepts such as understanding the basics of computing, IT infrastructure, software development, and database use. There are no experience requirements that must be met prior to taking the exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC) program is sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) to professionalize the defense intelligence workforce by establishing a common standard of the fundamental knowledge and skills expected of all who serve and support, and those who hope to serve and support, in the Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE). The IFPC is based on the Defense Intelligence Fundamentals standards, which are cross-cutting and enterprise-wide, and depict the Department’s core expectations of what all Defense Intelligence Professionals, regardless of Service/Agency, Function/Specialty and experience level, must know and/or be able to do to successfully execute and/or contribute to the execution of intelligence missions, functions, and activities at the fundamental level. The IFPC will also serve to ensure incoming defense intelligence professionals meet knowledge standards. IFPC candidates must meet minimum eligibility requirements and pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Cisco Systems Inc., Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate (formerly CCNA Cyber Ops) certification is an entry-level certification in the area of cybersecurity. With a focus on basic security principles and concepts, the certifcation is targeted towards associate-level cybersecurity analysts within security operations centers. To earn the CyberOps Associate certifcation, candidates must pass two written exams requiring knowledge in the area of network and security concepts, security monitoring and analysis, and incident response and handling.  Although there are no formal pre-requisities, candidates should have a basic knowledge of computer operating systems and one to three years of experience. 


Click here to go to GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT) COOL Snapshot page.

The GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT) is targeted toward managers responsible for developing or maintaining cyber security programs and technical cyber security professionals wanting to learn proven business analysis, strategic planning, and management tools. A successful candidate will demonstrate their knowledge to build and manage cyber security programs with an eye towards meeting the needs of the business, board members, and executives. Areas covered on the GSTRT include Business and Threat Analysis, Security Programs and Security Policy, and Effective Leadership and Communications.  There are no prerequisites to sit for the exam.
Click here to go to GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI), is a certification for professionals in the security field who have technical training but want to demonstrate analytical proficiency. Areas covered on the GCTI include Strategic, Operational, and Tactical Cyber Threat Intelligence, Open Source Intelligence and Campaigns, and Intelligence Applications and Intrusion Analysis. The GCTI is ideal for Incident Response Team Members; Threat Hunters, Security Operations Center Personnel and Information Security Practitioners; Experienced Digital Forensic Analysts; and Federal Agents and Law Enforcement Officials.  There are no prerequisites to be eligible for the exam. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2016 Master Specialist COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Master on Microsoft Office 2016 credential is an advanced-level certification for candidates who demonstrate the deepest level of skills needed to proficiently use Office programs. Candidates must pass three core exams focusing on Word 2016, Excel 2016, and PowerPoint 2016 as well as one elective exam focusing on Access 2016 or Outlook 2016. There are no education or experience requirements to sit for the exams.
Click here to go to GIAC Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA) is an intermediate-level cyber security certification. Candidates for the GCDA collect, analyze, and tactically use network and endpoint data sources to detect malicious or unauthorized activity. Candidates for the GCDA use tools including Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and use tools to turn attacker strengths into attacker weaknesses. No specific training is required for any GIAC certification.
Click here to go to Certified Network Defender (CND) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), Certified Network Defender (CND) certification program focuses on creating Network Administrators who are trained to protect against, detect, and respond to network threats. Network administrators are typically familiar with network components, traffic, performance and utilization, network topology, location of each system, security policy, etc. CNDs  demonstrate fundamental understanding of the true construct of data transfer, network technologies, software technologies, network operations, what software is automating and how to analyze the subject material. Candidates must meet training or experience requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to AWS Certified Security - Specialty COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The AWS Certified Security Specialty certification is intended for individuals who perform a security role. This certification validates an examinee’s ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge about securing the AWS platform. It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of five years of IT security experience, designing and implementing security solutions and at least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads.
Click here to go to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is an entry-level certification for professionals in associate-level IT industry jobs. Updated in 2020, the CCNA program covers a broad range of basic concepts including network fundamentals, security, automation, and programmability. Candidates should meet Cisco's suggested experience guidelines. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise is an intermediate-level certification for networking professionals.  The CCNP Enterprise certification program is designed to validate skills in core enterprise technologies and provide an opportunity to select a focus on emerging and industry specific topics.  To earn the CCNA Enterprise certification, candidates must pass a core exam and a concentration exam of their choosing.  The core exam focuses on knowledge of enterprise infrastructure including architecture, visualization, network assurance, security and automation.  While there are no prerequisites, candidates are recommended to have three to five years of experience implementing enterprise networking solutions.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel Associate (Excel and Excel 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Excel. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel 2016 Expert COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel 2016 Expert credential is targeted towards individuals who wish to demonstrate advanced skills in key Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel 2016 Expert certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience or pre-requisite requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of the program functionality in order to demonstrate proficiency with the advanced features of Excel 2016.
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Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Access 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Access 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Access 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Outlook 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Outlook 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Outlook 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word 2016 certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects in the exam.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 Expert COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word 2016 Expert credential is targeted towards individuals who wish to demonstrate advanced skills in key Microsoft Office programs. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word 2016 Expert certification, candidates must pass one, performance-based exam. While there are no experience or pre-requisite requirements for this certification, candidates should understand the purpose and common usage of the program functionality in order to demonstrate proficiency with the advanced features of Word 2016 for document and content management and for advanced formatting.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word Associate (Word and Word 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Word Expert (Word and Word 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): PowerPoint Associate (PowerPoint and PowerPoint 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Outlook Associate (Outlook and Outlook 2019) COOL Snapshot page.

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