Ashburn, VA, November 05, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The year-end 2010 deadline is fast approaching for all US military and DoD Information Assurance personnel to be certified per DOD 8570. This government regulation, first authored over six years ago, aims to certify all military and DoD IT personnel in basic, intermediate and advanced security measures within specific time frames. Northern Virginia and Washington DC area Information Assurance training provider Knowledge Center Inc. offers fully compliant certification courses in COMPTIA A+, Security+, Network+ and CISSP via online computer-based and web-based training modules. Their broad IT training experience with both government and high profile private sector clients qualifies them uniquely to train the many defense department IA professionals who must complete their certifications before January 1, 2011.
Background: Knowledge Center Inc. has been providing the core COMPTIA IT certifications to over 80% of the Fortune 500 corporations for years. COMPTIA’s “Plus” certifications and CISSP form the backbone of the DOD 8570 certification course catalog. COMPTIA’s vendor-neutral courses are the IT industry standard for imparting skills and ensuring competency in common technical environments.
About Knowledge Center Inc.’s A+ curriculum: The A+ certification, required of all DOD 8570 IAT Level I personnel, covers basic skills in PC, laptop and server hardware, operating systems, peripherals, security fundamentals and professional communications. This certification ensures that IA personnel are competent and professional at a basic level. Completing A+ requires sitting for two exams, one common to all A+ graduates, and one elective. KCI’s A+ certification offering includes exam vouchers for both the basic A+ exam and the IT Technician elective exam.
About Knowledge Center Inc.’s Security+ curriculum: Mitigating human error is the focus of KCI’s Security+ course. This COMPTIA curriculum includes modules in encryption, organizational security, infrastructure security, threat response and hacker awareness. DOD 8570 requires Security+ certification of all IAM personnel and all mid-level and enclave-level IAT personnel.
About Knowledge Center Inc.’s Network+ curriculum: Designed for IT professionals with more than 18 months IT industry experience, COMPTIA’s Network+ certification is based on the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Topics included are operating systems, layers, LAN/WAN, TCP/IP and fault tolerance. DOD 8570 certification requirements stipulate that all IAT personnel must be Network+ certified by December 31, 2010.
About Knowledge Center Inc.’s CISSP curriculum: Because of the degree of difficulty of this upper-level certification, KCI’s years of experience and seasoned trainers provide their clients with an exceptional competitive advantage. The CISSP certification is recognized as one of the toughest in the IT industry, “As the December 31 deadline looms, more and more military and DoD Information Assurance managers are turning to the expert guidance of KCI’s world-class COMPTIA instructors for our Plus+ certifications,” says Ranjan Arora, KCI’s Director of Training. By DOD 8570 regulations, by December 31, 2010, CISSP certification is required of all mid and upper-level IAM personnel and all enclave-level IAT personnel.
As this immovable deadline nears, trainees should know that classroom space in top quality schools like KCI may be difficult to find. All IA pros who are still lacking one or more certifications are strongly encouraged to schedule exams and training as soon as possible.