MOS 1799 Cyberspace Chief

MOS 1799 Cyberspace Chief

MOS Description


The Cyberspace Chiefs are the senior Staff Non- Commissioned Officers that directly assist the Cyberspace Officer. The Cyberspace Chief must possess an overall knowledge of the capabilities, effects, systems, platforms, and assets required to conduct full spectrum cyberspace operations. They provide in-depth knowledge on the Joint Operational Planning Process in order to develop, or assist in the development of, detailed plans and orders supporting operational and strategic requirements in joint and coalition environments. They supervise and manage the conduct of offensive and defensive cyberspace operations and possess an understanding of Defense Information Network (DODIN) Operations and Cybersecurity.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA-I), Associate Electronics Technician (CETa) certification is an entry-level credential for electronics technicians who have less than two years of experience or who have trade school training in the field of electronics. Applicants for the CETa must meet the experience or training requirement and pass the exam.
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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. TCM candidates must have knowledge of wired and wireless communications basic concepts, which are then applicable to various types of voice, data and video systems. Telecommunications Electronics Technicians must be knowledgeable and have abilities in the following technical areas: 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 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 CompTIA A+ ce certification demonstrates competency as a computer support technician. The A+ ce certification is appropriate for entry-level technicians who perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. Security, safety and environmental issues, and communication and professionalism are also covered. It is recommended, although not required, that candidates have nine to twelve months of related hands-on experience as an IT professional.
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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

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Network+ ce is an intermediate skill level certification for IT technicians who can describe the features and functions of networking components and manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure. In addition, certification holders have a basic understanding of enterprise technologies, including cloud and virtualization technologies. Network+ ce is appropriate for computer network technicians, engineers, analysts and administrators. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Network+ ce candidates have at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or academic training, along with a CompTIA A+ ce certification.
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Renewal Period: Lifetime

Computing Technology Industry Assocation (CompTIA), Server+ is an intermediate skill level certification for IT technical support professionals that certifies the technical knowledge and skills required to build, maintain, troubleshoot and support server hardware and software technologies. The certification focuses on server-specific hardware and operating systems as well as virtualization, disaster recovery and security procedures. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Server+ candidates hold a CompTIA A+ certification and has 18-24 months of IT experience.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) focuses on design methodologies and objectives, addressing and routing protocols, and network expansion considerations within basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks. Cisco Associate level certifications are the apprentice or foundation level of networking certification. The CCDA certification is appropriate for Information Technology occupations such as network design engineers, system engineers, and sales engineers. Candidates must have a valid CCENT or a valid CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification prior to qualifying to sit for the CCDA exam.

Important note:  As of February 24, 2020, the CCDA certification is no longer available.  It has been replaced by the new CCNA certification.  Please visit the Cisco website for more information.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certification is an advanced network design certification designed for seasoned IT professionals with progressive end-to-end network design expertise. With a CCDP certification, a network professional can perform the conceptual, intermediate, and detailed design of a network infrastructure that supports desired network solutions over intelligent network services, to achieve effective performance, scalability, and availability. The CCDP certification is appropriate for Senior Network Design Engineers, Principle System Engineer, and Network/Solution Architects. The Cisco CCDP certification program focuses on advanced addressing and routing protocols, WANs, services virtualization, and integration strategies for multi-layered Enterprise architectures. Candidates seeking this certification must first hold valid CCDA and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications, or valid CCDA and CCNP Routing and Switching certifications, or any CCIE/CCDE certifications, and successfully pass three written exams.


Important note:  As of February 24, 2020, the CCDP certification is no longer available.  It has been replaced by the CCNP Enterprise certification. Please see the Cisco website for additional information.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is for entry-level network engineers that validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks. The CCNA Routing and Switching certification is appropriate for Network Specialists, Network Administrators, and Network Support Engineers with a recommended 1-3 years of experience. There are no experience or education requirements that must be met prior to taking the exam(s). Candidates must pass the CCNA accelerated exam or the ICND1 and ICND2 exams to achieve this certification.

Important note:  As of February 24, 2020, the CCNA Routing and Switching certification is no longer available.  It has been replaced by a new, consolidated CCNA exam and a restructured CCNA program. Please see the Cisco website for additional information.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP certification is appropriate for candidates with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Those who achieve the CCNP certification have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer or network engineer. Candidates must hold an active CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification, and successfully pass three written examinations.

Important note:  As of February 24, 2020, the CCNP Routing and Switching certification is no longer available.  It has been replaced by the CCNP Enterprise certification. Please see the Cisco website for additional information.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) is an advanced certification for individuals who work in the information systems audit, control and security industry. The CISA certification covers topics such as the information systems audit process, IT governance, systems and infrastructure lifecycle management, IT service delivery and support, protection of Information Assets, and business continuity and disaster recovery. This certification is targeted toward experienced information security auditors and those who have information security management responsibilities. Candidates are required to have a minimum of five years of professional information systems audit, control, assurance or security work experience.
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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 have a minimum of five years cumulative paid work experience in two or more of the eight domains of the CISSP CBK. Earning a four-year college degree or regional equivalent or an additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list will satisfy one year of the required experience. Education credit will only satisfy one year of experience.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP) is an advanced skill level credential for professionals who lead and direct projects. Project Managers perform their duties under general supervision for the duration of a project and are responsible for all aspects of a project. PMPs lead cross-functional teams to deliver projects within the constraints of schedule, budget, and scope. Project Management Professionals seeking certification through PMI demonstrate knowledge and experience to apply a methodology to projects that have well-defined requirements and deliverables. To apply for the PMP, candidates must meet experiential and educational requirements and are required to pass the written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Wireless Network Expert (CWNE) is an expert level Wi-Fi certification for the most elite Wi-Fi professionals. By successfully completing the CWNE requirements, candidates will have demonstrated that they have the most advanced skills available in today's enterprise Wi-Fi market. The CWNE certification assures that candidates have mastered all relevant skills to administer, install, configure, troubleshoot, and design wireless network systems. Protocol analysis, intrusion detection and prevention, performance and QoS analysis, spectrum analysis and management, and advanced design are some of the areas of expertise candidates will need to know. Candidates must pass four Certified Wireless Network Professional certification exams (CWNA, CWSP, CWAP and CWDP) plus 2 additional non-CWNE certifications, have a minimum of three years of experience, and have three recommendations as well as a peer review by the CWNE Board of Advisors.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Certified Perimeter Protection Analyst (GPPA) certification targets individuals responsible for designing, implementing, configuring, and monitoring a secure perimeter for any organization; including routers, firewalls, VPNs/remote access, and overall network design. The GPPA certification exam does not have any education or experience requirements. The GPPA certification replaces GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW) certification as of 1 Jan 2014; this name change reflects the emerging requirements in perimeter security such as Cloud, mobile and virtualization.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) is an intermediate skill level credential for professionals responsible for handling and responding to incidents. The GCIH certifies the ability to detect, respond to, and resolve computer security incidents using a wide range of essential security skills. GCIHs know how to manage security incidents by understanding common attack techniques, vectors and tools, as well as defend against and respond to such attacks when they occur. There are no prerequisites for this certification. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) is an advanced skill level credential that demonstrates a professional’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to configure and monitor intrusion detection systems, and to read, interpret, and analyze network traffic and related log files. There are no prerequisites for the GCIA certification. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN) certification is for individuals responsible for installing, configuring, and securing Microsoft Windows clients and servers. The GCWN certification indicates that an individual has the knowledge, skills and abilities to secure Microsoft Windows clients and servers, including technologies such as PKI, IPSec, Group Policy, AppLocker, and PowerShell. Candidates should have the knowledge and skills needed to configure and manage the security of Microsoft operating systems and applications, including: PKI, IPSec, Group Policy, AppLocker, DNSSEC, PowerShell, and hardening Windows against malware and persistent adversaries. Candidates should be familiar with Windows 7, Windows 10, Server 2012, and Server 2016. GIAC does not require any specific prerequisites to take the certification exam.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP) certification is an intermediate level credential for security professionals that want to fill the gaps in their understanding of technical information security; System, Security, and Network Administrators that want to understand the pragmatic applications of the Common Body of Knowledge; managers that want to understand information security beyond simple terminology and concepts; anyone new to information security with some background in information systems and networking. Candidates may also wish to use this certification as an independent assessment of mastery of the (ISC)2 Common Body of Knowledge. There are no pre-requisites for this certification.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The GIAC Security Expert (GSE) is an advanced skill level certification for top security consultants and practitioners that is targeted to those pursuing an in-depth technical education in all areas of information security. Knowledge in a particular area, Intrusion Detection or Incident Handling is both important and valuable. The GSE exam has two parts: a multiple-choice paper exam and a hands-on, performed based lab exam. Before a candidate can attempt the GSE, they must successfully complete three GIAC certifications with at least one Gold designation. There are multiple combinations of prerequisite GIAC certification that will meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, candidates must have real world, hands on experience in relevent subject areas.
Click here to go to GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Security Essentials (GSEC) is an intermediate level certification that verifies a practitioner's knowledge of information security beyond basic terminology and concepts. GSECs are qualified to perform security-related hands-on IT systems roles. There are no prerequisites for the GSEC certification. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA) is an advanced skill level certification that demonstrates a practitioner's ability to apply basic risk analysis techniques and to perform technical audits of essential information systems. GSNAs understand network, perimeter, and application auditing as well as risk assessment and reporting. There are no prerequisites for the GSNA certification. Candidates must pass a written exam.

Click here to go to Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC 2), Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) is an intermediate skill level certification for individuals involved in network and systems security administration responsible for developing the information security policies, standards, and procedures. Candidates manage implementation across various hardware and software programs in their organization. The SSCP is targeted toward those working towards positions such as Network Security Engineers, Security Systems Analysts, or Security Administrators. It is also appropriate for personnel in other non-security disciplines that require an understanding of security but do not have information security as a primary part of their job description, including information systems auditors; application programmers; system, network and database administrators; business unit representatives, and systems analysts. Candidates must have at least one year of paid work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the SSCP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
Click here to go to CompTIA Security+ ce COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), Security+ ce certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of IT security. Security+ ce is an entry-level certification that demonstrates a candidates knowledge and skills required to install and configure systems to secure applications, networks, and devices; perform threat analysis and respond with appropriate mitigation techniques; participate in risk mitigation activities; and operate with an awareness of applicable policies, laws, and regulations. The successful candidate will perform these tasks to support the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. It is recommended that candidates hold the Network+ and two years of experience in IT administration with a security focus.
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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) is an advanced skill level credential for professionals working in the information security, computer forensics, and incident response fields. It certifies that candidates have the skills required to collect and analyze data from Windows and Linux computer systems. And, it demonstrates their ability to conduct formal incident investigations and handle advanced incident handling scenarios, including internal and external data breach intrusions, advanced persistent threats, anti-forensic techniques used by attackers, and complex digital forensic cases. There are no prerequisites for this certification.  Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Security Leadership Certification (GSLC) is an advanced skill level certification for information security, information technology and security professionals with leadership responsibilities. GSLCs understand governance and technical controls focused on protecting, detecting, and responding to security issues. GSLCs display knowledge of data, network, host, application, and user controls along with fundamental management topics that pertain to the security lifecycle. There are no prerequisites for the GSLC certification. Candidates must pass a written exam.

 

 

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is an advanced certification for the individual who designs, builds, and manages an enterprises information security. CISM focuses on information risk management as the basis of information security. It also includes material on broader issues such as how to govern information security as well as on practical issues such as developing and managing an information security program and managing incidents. This certification is targeted toward experienced information security managers and those who have information security management responsibilities. Five or more years of information security work experience, with a minimum of three years of information security management work experience is required.
Click here to go to GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) is an entry-level certification that demonstrates a professional's knowledge of security's foundation, computer functions and networking, introductory level cryptography, and cybersecurity technologies. GISFs demonstrate an understanding of fundamental information security concepts, including, threats and risks to information resources, and best practices that can be used to protect, and diversification of a protection strategy. There are no prerequisites for this certification. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) is an entry-level certification for project practitioners. Designed for those with less project experience, the CAPM demonstrates an understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management. The written exam covers project management areas such as initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing, and professional and social responsibility. Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 1500 hours professional experience on a project team or 23 hours of project management education.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Program Management Professional (PgMP) is an advanced career certification for professionals who oversee multiple, related projects and their resources to achieve strategic business goals. PgMPs are senior-level practitioners who identify ways to group multiple related projects to achieve benefits that may not be realized if the projects were managed in a stand-alone fashion. Candidates for the PgMP must meet educational and experiential requirements; they are also evaluated by both a panel and with an exam.
Click here to go to Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC 2), Information Systems Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP) is an advanced skill level information security certification. CISSP-ISSMP contains deeper managerial elements such as project management, risk management, setting up and delivering a security awareness program, and managing a Business Continuity Planning program. A CISSP-ISSMP establishes, presents, and governs information security policies and procedures that are supportive to overall business goals. Typically, the CISSP-ISSMP certification holder or candidate will be responsible for constructing the framework of the information security department and define the means of supporting the group internally. Candidates must have two years of experience in one or more of the five domains of the CISSP-ISSMP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) and hold the CISSP certification.
Click here to go to Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC 2), Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP) is an advanced skill level information security certification. The architect plays a key role within the information security department with responsibilities that functionally fit between the C-suite and upper managerial level and the implementation of the security program and generally develop, design, or analyze the overall security plan. Although this role may typically be tied closely to technology this is not necessarily the case, and is fundamentally the consultative and analytical process of information security. The CISSP-ISSAP is an appropriate credential for Chief Security Architects and Analysts. Candidates must have two years experience in one or more of the six domains of the CISSP-ISSAP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) and hold the CISSP certification.
Click here to go to Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (CISSP-ISSEP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC 2), Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (CISSP-ISSEP) is an advanced skill level information security certification. The CISSP-ISSEP was developed in conjunction with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for systems security engineering professionals. CISSP-ISSEP is a guide for incorporating security into projects, applications, business processes, and all information systems. Security professionals may need workable methodologies and best practices that can be used to integrate security into all facets of business operations. The SSE model covered in the certification is a guide to the field of information security and the incorporation of security into all information systems. Candidates must have two years professional experience in one or more of the five domains of the CISSP-ISSEP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) and hold the CISSP certification.
Click here to go to Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions - the starting point for many successful careers in networking. This includes networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. The CCENT certification is appropriate for IT occupations including network and computer support technicians. There are no experience or education requirements that must be met prior to taking the exam.

Important note:  As of February 24, 2020, the CCENT certification is no longer available.  Cisco recommends the new CCNA certification to cover a broad range of fundamentals for IT careers. Other entry level certifications include the Cisco Certified Technician (CTT) certification which has a Data Center pathway and a Routing and Switching pathway. Please see the Cisco website for additional information.
Click here to go to CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst (CSFA) is an advanced level certification for individuals who have the ability to conduct a thorough forensic analysis using sound examination and handling procedures, and are able to communicate the results of their analysis effectively. The CSFA certification is designed for professionals who already possess practical experience in the field of digital forensics. A minimum of at least two years of experience with both the technical and administrative aspects of conducting forensic analysis is required. To become CSFA certified, applicants must pass a written and practical exam, and complete an FBI criminal background check.
Click here to go to Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) credential is for professionals in the field of defense and military personnel, e-Business security professionals, systems administrators, legal professionals, banking, insurance, IT managers, government agencies, and police and other law enforcement personnel. The CHFI certification will ensure that participants have the necessary skills to identify an intruder's footprints and to properly gather the necessary evidence to prosecute in the court of law. Candidates that do not attend official training must have a minimum of two years of work experience in the Information Security domain to be eligible to sit for the exam.
Click here to go to Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective. A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in networks and/or computer systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker upon request from an organization. The certification is for individuals who are responsible for securing (or testing the security of) computer networks. 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 have a minimum of two years of Information Security related work experience.
Click here to go to GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 4 years

The GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN) certification is an intermediate level certification for 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.
Click here to go to Certified Security Analyst (CSA) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The EC Council Certified Security Analyst (CSA) is an advanced ethical hacking certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in computer security by exploring the analytical phase of ethical hacking. This certification complements the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification and is a prerequisite for the Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) designation. The CSA certification explores how to analyze the outcome of the tools and techniques used in ethical hacking to identify and mitigate risks to the information security of the infrastructure. The CSA 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 are not required to attend training courses, but those who do not must submit an Eligibility Application Form and obtain authorization from EC-Council before attempting the exam.
Click here to go to Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Inc. (ISC 2), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) is ideal for IT, information security and information assurance practitioners and contractors seeking to prove their understanding of the RMF. It is evidence candidates have the advanced knowledge and technical ability to formalize processes to assess risk and establish security documentation. Candidates must pass a written exam and have at least two years of cumulative, paid work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the (ISC)² CAP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
Click here to go to Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) is a professional level certification for network engineers who seek to establish their expertise in enterprise Wi-Fi security. The CWSP certification will advance a candidate's career by ensuring they have the skills to successfully secure enterprise Wi-Fi networks from hackers, no matter which brand of Wi-Fi gear an organization deploys. Candidates should be able to assess the vulnerability of a network and help prevent attacks before they happen, know how to perform WLAN security audits and implement compliance solutions, and have experience setting up Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WISPS). Candidates must have a current CWNA credential to take the CWSP exam.
Click here to go to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) validates associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks, including the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. The Cisco CCNA Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure. CCNA Security is targeted towards job roles such as Network Security Specialist, Security Administrator, or Network Security Support Engineer. There are no formal education or experience requirements, however candidates must hold a valid CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching, or any CCIE certification to be eligible for the CCNA Security certification.

Important note:  As of February 24, 2020, the CCNA Security certification is no longer available.  It has been replaced by a new, consolidated CCNA exam and a restructured CCNA program. Please see the Cisco website for additional information.
Click here to go to Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security COOL Snapshot page.

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.
Click here to go to GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN) COOL Snapshot page.

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.

Click here to go to Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) COOL Snapshot page.

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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The BICSI, Data Center Design Consultant (DCDC) certification is for information and communications technology (ICT) professionals who understand the integration of the documentation, plans, specifications, construction and ongoing operational management activities of a data center facility while meeting applicable codes, standards and industry best practices. DCDC candidates must meet a credential, work experience, or a combination of credential/degree and work experience requirement. Candidates must also pass a written exam.
Click here to go to CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) ce COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) ce certification is targeted to individuals with advanced-level security skills and knowledge. The CASP ce exam is designed to verify an applicant’s knowledge and skill in the areas of enterprise security, risk management, research and analysis, and the integration of computing, communications, and business disciplines. Although there are no required pre-requisites, the CASP ce certification is intended to follow the CompTIA Security+ ce certification as the next step in security certifications. A minimum of 10 years of experience in IT administration with at least 5 years in hands-on technical security experience is recommended.
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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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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: 3 years

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Inc. (ISC2), Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) certification indicates expertise in forensics techniques and procedures, standards of practice, and legal and ethical principles to assure accurate, complete and reliable digital evidence admissible to a court of law. It also indicates the candidates ability to apply forensics to other information security disciplines, such as e-discovery, malware analysis, or incident response. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements in addition to passing a performance-based 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: 3 years

The Cisco Certified Network Association Collaboration (CCNA Collaboration) certification is for network video engineers, IP telephony and IP network engineers who want to develop and advance their collaboration and video skills in line with the convergence of voice, video, data and mobile applications. There are no prerequisites for this certification. Candidates must successfully pass two exams for certification.

Important note:  As of February 24, 2020, the CCNA Collaboration certification is no longer available.  It has been replaced by a new, consolidated CCNA exam and a restructured CCNA program. Please see the Cisco website for additional information.
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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.
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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.
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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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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+) certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to configure and use threat detection tools, perform data analysis and interpret the results to identify vulnerabilities, threats and risks to an organization, with the end goal of securing and protecting applications and systems within an organization. Candidates should have Network+, Security+, or equivalent knowledge. Candidates should have a minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, CySA+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.
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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.
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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 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. Key technologies include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint and OneNote. Candidates must pass one certification exam. There are no experience requirements for this certification but Microsoft Learning recommends that a candidate have hands-on experience with the product prior to testing.
Click here to go to Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. Key technologies include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. To earn the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Office 2016 certification, candidates must pass three certification exams related to the key technologies. There are no experience requirements for this certification but Microsoft Learning recommends that a candidate have hands-on experience with a product prior to testing.
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 CompTIA PenTest+ COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The CompTIA PenTest+ certification verifies that successful candidates have the knowledge and skills required to plan and scope an assessment, understand legal and compliance requirements, perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, analyze data, and effectively report and communicate results. Candidates are recommended to have Network+, Security+ or equivalent knowledge and a minimum of 3-4 years of hands-on information security or related experience. While there is no required prerequisite, PenTest+ is intended to follow CompTIA Security+ or equivalent experience and has a technical, hands-on focus.
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 Resilience-Building Leadership Professional (RBLP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Resilience-Building Leader Program, Resilience-Building Leadership Professional (RBLP) certification is for front-line supervisors who can demonstrate their competence for building resilient teams. The RBLP certification is the first of three progressive levels of certification in the Resilience-Building Leadership Program. RBLP candidates are required to meet an education and/or experience eligibility requirement. Candidates must pass an oral exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Resilience-Building Leader Program, Resilience-Building Leadership Professional Coach (RBLP-C) certification is an intermediate-level certification for middle managers that have experience in building resilient teams and facilitating team learning. RBLP-C candidates are required to meet one of several education and/or experience requirements. Candidates must pass an oral exam.
Click here to go to Resilience-Building Leadership Professional Trainer (RBLP-T) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Resilience-Building Leader Program, Resilience-Building Leadership Professional Trainer (RBLP-T) certification is an advanced-level certification for senior leaders that have experience in building resilient teams, facilitating team learning, and supporting organizational learning. RBLP-T candidates are required to meet one of several education and/or experience requirements. Candidates must pass an oral exam.
Click here to go to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is an entry-level certification for associate-level jobs in the IT industry.  Updated in 2020, the CCNA program covers a broad range of fundamental concepts including network fundamentals, security, and automation and programmability.  Although there are no formal experience or education prerequisites, a candidate is recommended to have one or more years experience implementing and administering Cisco solutions as well as an understanding of basic IP addressing and network fundamentals.
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): Microsoft Excel 2016 COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 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 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.
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.

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