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Cisco CCNA Security Approved as Department of Defense 8570.01-M Certification

Recognition Highlights Compliance With Rigorous Standards for Cybersecurity

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 – Underscoring its commitment to excellence in education and certifications, Cisco today announced that its industry leading CCNA® Security Certification has been approved as a Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01-M Certification.

Key Facts:

  • The DoD 8570 Directive provides guidance and procedures for the training, certification and management of all DoD employees performing Information Assurance functions in their line of duty. These individuals are required to carry an approved certification for their particular job role and classification.
  • Based on the Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program Advisory Council Certification Committee’s recommendation, CCNA Security has been approved for DoD Information Assurance Technician Levels I and II. The certification has been verified to meet the requirements of the DoD 8570.01-M Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, as of January 15, 2014.
  • Cisco is the first vendor to offer a robust networking certification portfolio that meets the ISO 17024 standard accredited by ANSI.

Supporting Quotes:

  • Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, vice president and general manager, Learning@Cisco, said: “Cisco is dedicated to continuously improving the rigor and quality of our career certifications. The announcement that CCNA Security is now approved for DoD Information Assurance Technician Levels I and II highlights our commitment to ensuring we align our training with future cybersecurity job roles and meet the highest standards in the industry for educational programs. This accreditation is one of a number of initiatives that Cisco is driving to enhance the value of our certifications. Cisco certifications provide the technical skills and depth of knowledge required for professionals to stand out in today’s job market, while enabling a competitive advantage for their employers.”
  • Dr. Vijay Krishna, director of ANSI personnel credentialing accreditation programs, said: “ANSI commends Cisco for maintaining the rigorous requirements of the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard and demonstrating its commitment to the continual improvement of its credentialing program. Accreditation by ANSI demonstrates compliance to a rigorous internationally recognized accreditation process and creates a valuable market distinction for these Cisco credentials. ANSI is designated by the Department of Defense 8570 directive as the accreditor for the Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program under which the CCNA Security exam has been approved.”
  • Richard Hale, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Cybersecurity, Department of Defense, said: “We appreciate the effort your organization has shown in working with the cybersecurity community to support the assessment of this certification.”

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