Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01-M Training Requirements

The Department of Defense (DoD) released the Cyberspace Workforce Management directive, DoD Directive (DoDD) 8140.01 on August 11, 2015. This directive is for personnel who support DoD intelligence, security, and law enforcement missions in cyberspace.

8140.01 reissues and renumbers DoDD 8570.01 to update and expand established policies and assigned responsibilities for managing the DoD cyberspace workforce. The goal of this directive is to unify the overall cyberspace workforce and establish specific workforce elements (cyberspace effects, cybersecurity and cyberspace information technology) to align, manage and standardize cyberspace work roles, baseline qualifications and training requirements.

No specific training requirements for DoDD 8140.01 have been released at this time. Note: 8570.01-M is the Information Assurance (IA) Workforce Improvement Program manual, and it is still in effect. 

Who is Affected by DoDD 8140 (DoDD 8570)?

Any full or part-time military service member, contractor, or local nationals with privileged access to a DoD information system performing information assurance (security) functions—regardless of job or occupational series.

  • Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Military Departments
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Combatant Commands
  • Office of the Inspector General of the DoD
  • Defense Agencies
  • DoD Field Activities
  • All other organizational entities in the DoD

DoDD 8140 (DoDD 8570) Requires:

  • All personnel performing IAT and IAM functions must be certified.
  • All personnel performing CND-SP and IASAE roles must be certified.
  • All IA jobs will be categorized as 'Technical' or 'Management' Level I, II, or III, and to be qualified for those jobs, you must be certified.

For more information about DoDD 8140 (DoDD 8570), visit the DoD 8140 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program Office or call the Defense Information Assurance Program (DIAP) Office at 800.490.1643


DoD 8570.1 Objectives

To ensure that the Department of Defense’s Information Assurance Workforce has the necessary skills and knowledge to protect vital information, the DoD developed the 8570.1 directive. This directive requires that any DoD employee and any contractor working with the DoD to possess certain Information Assurance training and certifications be certified on the concepts, principles and applications involved with the protection of the Department's data, information systems and networks.

Our certification training prepares you for baseline certifications as identified in the DoD-Approved Baseline Certifications Table AP3.T2. Download the DoD Directive 8570 manual.

Baseline Level Requirements

IAT - Technical Levels I-III

IAT Level I
A+
Network+

IAT Level II
Security+

IAT Level III
CISSP
CISA
CASP

IAM - Management Levels I-III

IAM Level I
Security+
CAP

IAM Level II
CASP
CAP
CISSP
Other: CISM

IAM Level III
CISSP
Other: CISM

CNDSP - Computer Network Defense (CND) Certifications

IAM Level I
CEH

IAM Level II
CEH
CAP

IAM Level III
CEH
Other: CISM

IAM Level III
CEH

IAM Level III
CISSP-ISSMP
Other: CISM

IASEA - Information Assurance System Architecture & Engineering (IASAE) Certifications

IAM Level I
CISSP
CASP

IAM Level II
CISSP
CASP

IAM Level III
CISSP-ISSAP
CISSP-ISSEP


Computing Environment Level Requirements

DoD Mandate 8570 states that in addition to the baseline IA certification requirement for their level, Information Assurance Technicians (IATs) with privileged access must obtain the appropriate Computing Environment (CE) certifications for the operating system(s) they support. New Horizons provides the authorized training to help you obtain the required computing environment certification for the operating systems you support. After confirming your agency’s required operating system, contact us to discuss how you would prefer to train to receive the certification(s).

  • Microsoft
  • Red Hat
  • IBM
  • Cisco
  • HP
  • UNIX
  • Oracle

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