Acquisition and Program/Project Management Specialty Area Qualification Matrix *

Associated Work Roles

  • Program Manager (801)
  • IT Project Manager (802)
  • Product Support Manager (803)
  • IT Investment/Portfolio Manager (804)
  • IT Program Auditor (805)

Note: This page presents the qualification requirements at the Specialty Area level, a summary category one level above work roles. Until the qualification requirements for the Work Roles are released, please refer to the Specialty Area qualification table below for information. This table will be updated to reflect the specific Work Role requirements when the information is available.

Specialty Area Framework Category: Oversight & Development

Specialty Areas responsible for providing leadership, management, direction, or development and advocacy so the organization may effectively conduct cybersecurity work.

Acquisition and Program/Project Management Description

Function as the IT Project Manager responsible for all IT deliverables. Will also assist in: managing the overall IT project schedule, managing the IT project budget, coordinating all IT resources, and maintaining and tracking all IT assignments.

Master Tasks and KSAs

Detailed information on the Tasks and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) associated with each Navy Specialty Area can be found in the Master Task & KSA List spreadsheet on the NAVIFOR website (requires credentials/CAC to access) or on the DoD Cyber Exchange website.

Initial Training

Initial training qualification for a specialty area is generally met by a High School diploma or equivalent and completion of Navy "A" school (for Navy enlisted).

Minimum Credential Requirement

You must meet one of the education, training, or certification requirements in the Qualifications Table below. See “Understanding Qualifications” on the Qualifications Table for more information on the order of precedence for the minimum credential requirement.

Qualifying Degrees

The Qualifications Table below includes college degrees in the Education section. For example, "Bachelor degree from accredited University." To view a list of degree programs that are acceptable for this Specialty Area, click List of Qualifying Degrees below or the Information icon in the Qualifications Table.

Worksheet View

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Qualifications Table

All qualifications have not been met.
 
Basic Intermediate Advanced
Associate Degree from accredited University Bachelor Degree from accredited University Graduate Degree from accredited University
CNSSI 4011-Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals CNSSI 4011-Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals/4012-Senior Systems Managers/4013-System Administrators/4014-Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO) /4015-Systems Certifiers/4016-Risk Analysts CNSSI 4011-Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals/4012-Senior Systems Managers/4013-System Administrators/4014-Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO) /4015-Systems Certifiers/4016-Risk Analysts
  NDU CISO certificate-Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) NDU CIO certificate-Chief Information Officer (CIO)
OR
 
CIN J-3B-0440 IP BASIC N/A N/A
OR
AND
 
N/A PQS/JQR not appropriate for this position type N/A PQS/JQR not appropriate for this position type N/A PQS/JQR not appropriate for this position type

Note: The Qualification Matrix information on this page will be in a different order when printed to reduce the number of pages needed.

*If you have recommendations for degrees, qualifications, NECs or credentials for this matrix, direct them to NAVIFOR (requires credentials/CAC to access). Questions and recommendations regarding the Cyber IT/CSWF model, matrix, policies, implementation guidelines, and compliance should be directed to: Navy_CSWF_Program_Helpline@navy.mil

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Basic

Foundational understanding of computer systems and related cybersecurity software and hardware components. Ability to apply simple concepts and routine processes with frequent and specific guidance. Ability to perform successfully in routine, structured situations, or more complex situations with supervision.

Intermediate

Working knowledge and application of Information Security and security operational characteristics for a variety of computer platforms, networks, software applications, and Operating Systems. Extensive knowledge of basic concepts and processes and experience applying these with only periodic high-level guidance. Ability to perform successfully in non-routine and sometimes complicated situations.

Advanced

Application and mastery of Information Security, plans, and functions; responsible for the management of complex projects, and initiatives with large scope. An in-depth understanding of complex concepts and processes, and experience applying these with little or no guidance. Ability to provide guidance to others and to perform successfully in complex, unstructured situations.

Click link to go to Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) COOL Snapshot page.

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.

Click link to go to Project Management Professional (PMP) COOL Snapshot page.

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP) is an advanced skill level credential for professionals who lead and direct projects. PMPs 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 Managers seeking certification through PMI must possess 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 pass a written exam.

Click link to go to GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC) COOL Snapshot page.

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.

 

 

Click link to go to Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) COOL Snapshot page.

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 link to go to Program Management Professional (PgMP) COOL Snapshot page.

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 link to go to ITIL Foundation Level COOL Snapshot page.

AXELOS, ITIL Foundation certification is an entry level certification which offers candidates a general awareness of the key elements, concepts, and terminology used in the ITIL service lifecycle, including the links between lifecycle stages, the processes used, and their contribution to service management practice. This certification is appropriate for those who require a basic understanding or the ITIL framework, those who need understanding of how ITIL can be used to enhance IT service management within an organization, and IT professionals who are working within an organization that has adopted and adapted ITIL who need to be informed about and thereafter contribute to an ongoing service improvement program. The Foundation examination tests candidates in their ability to understand the basic concepts of ITIL, describe them, and demonstrate basic comprehension of the ITIL practices. This certification is appropriate for IT service managers or those responsible for support, delivery and management of critical IT services and systems. There are no experience or education requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.

Click link to go to Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) COOL Snapshot page.

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) certification is an advanced level certification for professionals who oversee one or more portfolios. PfMPs balance conflicting demands between programs and projects and allocate resources based on organization priorities and capacity. Candidates for the PfMP must meet educational, experiential and training requirements and must pass the exam.

Click link to go to ITIL Master Certification COOL Snapshot page.

The AXELOS, ITIL Master Certification is for individuals who can explain and justify how to select and apply a range of knowledge, principles, methods and techniques from the ITIL Framework and supporting management techniques, to achieve desired business outcomes in one or more practical assignments. Candidates must have achieved the ITIL Expert certificate and have worked in IT service management for at least five years in leadership, managerial, or higher management advisory levels. Candidates must also pass a written exam.