DoD 8570

Posted by Rob Riggins

DoD 8570If you’re looking for cleared information assurance work with access to Department of Defense (DoD) information systems, familiarize yourself with DoD Directive 8570. DoD 8570 deals with wide-reaching efforts to qualify, train and manage the DoD information assurance or cyber security workforce, whether you’re a federal employee or you work for a contractor.  Directive 8570 is a policy covering requirements met by many different types of certifications — it’s not a certification itself.

As a job seeker, be sure to include your qualifying certification with other relevant certs at the top of your resume, not hidden at the bottom! On your ClearedJobs.Net profile, be sure to include all your relevant certifications in your Key Skills section.

If you choose a less common certification, for example CAP vs Security+, you may also want to list “DoD 8570 compliant” on your resume in case you’re talking to a recruiter who isn’t familiar with all certs that meet the 8570 requirement.

The goal of this directive is a to ensure a trained workforce with a baseline of knowledge and abilities to successfully prevent and respond to attacks against the DoD infotech systems infrastructures. Ultimately that means it’s a checklist item for any cyber-related cleared jobs.

You only need to complete one of the certifications listed in each section to be compliant. Higher level certifications – for example GSEC in IAT Level II — will meet the requirements of IAT Level 1.

DoD 8570


This entry was posted on Monday, March 26, 2018 3:24 pm

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