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In today's interconnected world, cybersecurity plays a critical role in protecting our nation's security infrastructure. However, there is currently a shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals to meet the growing demand. According to CyberSeek, there are currently over 750,000 cybersecurity job openings in the United States. For government employees with privileged access to information systems, it's crucial to have the training and certification needed to meet the requirements of Department of Defense (DoD) Directives 8140/8570. That's where our courses come in - designed to help prepare individuals for the certification they need to meet the demands of this vital field.

At Washington University's Technology and Leadership Center, we recognize the significance of cybersecurity in safeguarding our nation's security infrastructure, and we are dedicated to addressing this critical need. That's why we offer a comprehensive range of courses designed to equip current or future government employees with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the rigorous IA workforce requirements outlined by the DoD Directives 8140/8570.


Our comprehensive courses are designed to enhance your skills and knowledge, whether you're new to the field or looking to advance in your career. We understand that the demands of the DoD workforce can be challenging, and that's why we offer flexible training options that allow you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. Our expert instructors have years of real-world experience in cybersecurity and are dedicated to helping you succeed in your career. Join us today and take the first step towards becoming a highly skilled IA professional.

DoD Overview
Our IA training program offers targeted training to help individuals acquire the necessary certifications for their roles and responsibilities within the cybersecurity field. Our specialized tracks are designed to provide comprehensive training in areas such as security design, risk management, and system testing and are tailored to meet the requirements of Department of Defense (DoD) Directives 8140/8570.
  • CSSP: The Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) track is designed for individuals responsible for the maintenance and support of cyber security programs.
  • IAT: The Information Assurance Technical (IAT) track is designed for individuals responsible for technical implementation, management, and maintenance of information security.
  • IAM: The Information Assurance Management (IAM) track is designed for individuals responsible for managing, directing, and leading information security programs and personnel.
  • IASAE: The Information Assurance System Architecture and Engineering (IASAE) track is designed for individuals responsible for designing and developing security architectures for enterprise systems.
Why DoD?

As a government employee or aspiring government worker, you may be wondering why the FDOD Cybersecurity Information Assurance training program is the right choice for you. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Tailored to the needs of the DoD: Our training is specifically designed to meet the requirements of Department of Defense (DoD) Directives 8140/8570 and is tailored to the needs of the DoD workforce, including military service members, defense contractors, and civilians.

  • Comprehensive training: Our courses provides comprehensive training on the latest cybersecurity techniques and technologies, helping you stay up-to-date on the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape.

  • Nationally recognized certifications: Our courses include guidance on nationally recognized certifications that are highly valued in the cybersecurity field, including certifications from CompTIA, ISC2 and EC-Council.

  • Career advancement opportunities: With the knowledge and certifications gained through our courses, you'll be well positioned to advance in your cybersecurity career, whether in the government or private sector.

DoD Career Guides
Cyber Security Service Provider
  • CSSP Analyst
  • CSSP Auditor
  • CSSP Incident Responder
  • CSSP Infrastructure Support
  • CSSP Manager
Information Assurance Technician
  • IAT Level I
  • IAT Level II
  • IAT Level III
Information Assurance Manager
  • IAM Level I
  • IAM Level II
  • IAM Level III
Information Assurance System Architecture and Engineering

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Employment of information security analysts, including those with CSSP certification, is projected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The global market for IASAE solutions is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.4% from 2020 to 2025, driven by increased adoption of cloud-based solutions and rising cyber threats. Frost & Sullivan
The Identity and Access Management (IAM) market is projected to grow from $12.3 billion in 2020 to $24.1 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 14.4% during the forecast period. MarketsandMarkets
The global cybersecurity market is expected to reach $300 billion by 2024, driving demand for skilled IAT professionals. Cybersecurity Ventures