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NICCS

National Initiative for Cybersecurity

Careers and Studies

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National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies - NICCS

The nations one-stop shop for connecting government employees, students, and educators with cybersecurity training providers throughout the nation.  NICCS is an online resource for cybersecurity training.

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education - NICE

A blueprint that shapes the way educators, students, and employers talk about cybersecurity. It was developed in partnership with the NICCS, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.   The NICE Framework provides a consistent way to organize, think and talk about cybersecurity.

NICE CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE FRAMEWORK

The NICE Framework organizes cybersecurity work into categories, specialty areas, work roles, and tasks according to Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs). It provides a common language to speak about cyber roles.  Cybersecurity is an emerging and evolving technology, so having a common language to use when talking about training is important.  Therefore, Mile2 has mapped our courses to the NICE Framework so that our training will match national expectations.

Anyone can use the interactive NICE Framework map and filters to search for courses offered in their local area so they can add to their skill set, but we took the extra step of listing each Mile2 Approved NICCS Courses in the table below to make your search even easier.

Categories, Specialty Areas, and Work Roles

Within the NICE Framework, there are seven categories, each comprising of several specialty areas. Additionally, within each specialty area, there are a set of work roles. Each work role has Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) required for the role, as well as tasks performed by the role. This organizing structure is based on extensive job analyses that groups together work and workers that share common major functions, regardless of job titles or other occupational terms.

MILE2 Approved NICCS CoursesProficiency Level Course Information Learning Options
Certified Cloud Security Officer (CCSO) AdvancedC)CSOInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Digital Forensics Examiner (CDFE)IntermediateC)DFEInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer (CDRE)AdvancedC)DREInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Healthcare IS Security Practitioner (CHISSP) AdvancedC)HISSPInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Incident Handling Engineer (CIHE) AdvancedC)IHEInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Information Security Management Systems - Lead Auditor (CISMS-LA) AdvancedC)ISMS-LAInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Information Security Management Systems -Lead Implementer (CISMS-LI) AdvancedC)ISMS-LIInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Information Systems Risk Manager (CISRM) AdvancedC)ISRMInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Information Systems Security Auditor (CISSA)AdvancedC)ISSAInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Information Systems Security Officer (CISSO)SpecializationC)ISSOInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Informations Systems Security Manager (CISSM)IntermediateC)ISSMInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Network Forensics Examiner (CNFE)SpecializationC)NFEInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Penetration Testing Consultant (CPTC)AdvancedC)PTCInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Penetration Testing Engineer (CPTE)SpecializationC)PTEInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Professional Ethical Hacker (CPEH)IntermediateC)PEHInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Secure Web Application Engineer (CSWAE)AdvancedC)SWAEInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Security Leadership Officer (CSLO)AdvancedC)SLOInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Security Principles+Foundational C)SP Instructor-Led
Self-Study
Certified Vulnerability Assessor (CVA)FoundationalC)VAInstructor-Led
Self-Study
Information Systems 20 Controls (IS20)AdvancedIS20Instructor-Led
Self-Study
Information Systems Certification and Accreditation Professional (ISCAP)SpecializationISCAPInstructor-Led
Self-Study
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