DoD Directive 8570.1


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WHAT IS DOD DIRECTIVE 8750.1?
The U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.1 requires every military service member, defense contractor, civilian and foreign employee with “privileged access” to a DoD system to obtain a commercial certification credential that has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

WHO NEEDS TO BECOME CERTIFIED?
All Information Assurance Technical (IAT) and IA Management (IAM) personnel must be fully trained and certified to baseline requirements. This includes full-time, part-time, embedded duty, primary specialty, secondary specialty and duty as assigned.

WHAT ARE THE TIME REQUIREMENTS?
All new employees working within an Information Assurance position have six months to complete their baseline certification requirements.
Contact Merit to create a 8750 training program for yourself or your organization.
DoD Approved Baseline Certifications
Directive 8570.1 divides the workforce into position categories or specialties with various levels within each. It also specifies the types of commercial certifications that qualify for each of the defined categories. The grid below provides guidance for assessing the proper certification commensurate with personnel job responsibilities.

The 8570 compliant courses are offered through four out of the five recognized certification providers in partnership with Cyber World Institute. Merit Network is the only non-profit in North America able to offer EC Council, ISC2, CompTIA and ISACA. Courses are available live online, in person, and private on-site.

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Info Assurance
 TECHNICAL



IAT Level I
A+
Network+
SSCP

IAT Level II
Security+
SSCP

IAT Level III
CISA
CASP
CISSP


Info Assurance
 MANAGEMENT



IAM Level I
CAP
Security+

IAM Level II
CAP
CISM
CISSP
CASP

IAT Level III
CISA
CASP
CISSP


Architecture &
 ENGINEERING



IASAE Level I
CISSP
CSSLP
CASP

IASAE Level II
CISSP
CSSLP
CASP

IASAE Level III
CISSP-ISSAP
CISSP-ISSEP


Network
 DEFENSE



CND Analyst
CEH
CDNA

CND Infrastructure Support
SSCP
CEH
CDNA

CND Incident Responder
CISA
CASP
CISSP


Network
 DEFENSE



CND-SP Auditor
CEH
CISA
CDNA

CND-SP Manager
CISSP-ISSMP
CISM


ANSI Accredited Providers
The 8570.1 compliant courses are offered through recognized certification providers in partnership with Cyber World Institute. All of these course providers have been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

CompTia
ISACA
Contact Merit for assistance in creating a custom training program for you or your organizations. Call 734-527-5785 or email sales@merit.edu.