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Information Assurance Management Training

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Empowering Cybersecurity Leaders

Information Assurance Management professionals are critical to the effective implementation and management of information security programs in organizations of all sizes. As cyber threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, the need for skilled IAM professionals is growing rapidly. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts (which includes IAM professionals) is projected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. This indicates a strong demand for individuals with the skills and expertise needed to protect organizations from cyber threats and data breaches.

At WashU's TLCenter, we offer a comprehensive Information Assurance Management training program designed to help students develop the skills and knowledge needed to manage information security programs in organizations. Our courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce, including military service members, defense contractors, and civilians. We offer training and certification programs at different levels, with courses covering topics such as risk management, security policy development, and incident response.

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Whether you're an experienced information security professional looking to enhance your skills or someone new to the field looking to gain foundational knowledge, our program has something for everyone. With experienced instructors, hands-on training, and a focus on practical skills, our program will help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to succeed in the IAM field. So if you're interested in pursuing a career in information security and want to make a difference in protecting organizations from cyber threats, enroll in our Information Assurance Management training program today.

IAM Career Training Guide

IAM Level I

As an Information Assurance Manager (IAM) at the IAM Level I, your primary responsibility will be to provide support to the development, integration, and evaluation of security architectures, systems, and technologies. This includes assessing and mitigating system vulnerabilities, designing and implementing security solutions, and monitoring and maintaining security systems. In order to perform these tasks effectively, you will need to have a strong foundational understanding of cybersecurity.

The IAM Level I courses are designed to equip you with the necessary skills to perform your job responsibilities. The CompTIA Security+ Exam Prep course provides an introduction to the basics of network security and risk management. It covers topics such as network security protocols, encryption, and access control. Additionally, the Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) course teaches you about the principles and practices of implementing a zero-trust security model. This approach to security assumes that every user and device, whether inside or outside the network, is untrusted and requires continuous verification before being granted access to resources. Other courses in this level, such as the CFR - CyberSec First Responder Exam Prep, provide foundational knowledge on incident response and forensic analysis. By completing these courses, you will have a solid foundation in cybersecurity, which will enable you to effectively support the development, integration, and evaluation of security architectures, systems, and technologies.

IAM Level II

IAM Level 2 is the intermediate level of Information Assurance Management training. This level builds on the foundational knowledge gained at IAM Level 1 and is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity concepts and principles. The training consists of several courses, including CND: Certified Network Defender, which focuses on network defense technologies, techniques, and procedures. The CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker course teaches you how to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in networks and systems, while the CySA+ Exam Prep course provides in-depth knowledge on vulnerability management, threat management, and security analytics. The PenTest+ Exam Prep course focuses on penetration testing methodologies and techniques.

Additionally, the CAP Exam Prep course provides knowledge on the processes and procedures for implementing security controls and assessments. The ECSA: EC-Council Certified Security Analyst Exam Prep course covers in-depth knowledge on advanced hacking techniques and tools. The CHFI: Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator course focuses on forensic investigation techniques and methodologies. Finally, the CompTIA Cloud+ Exam Prep course provides knowledge on securing cloud environments and managing cloud-based systems. By completing these courses, you will have a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity concepts and principles, which will enable you to perform intermediate-level IA duties effectively.


As an Information Assurance Manager (IAM) at the IAM Level III, you will be responsible for managing and overseeing the implementation of information assurance programs within an organization. This includes developing policies and procedures, managing risk assessments, and overseeing the implementation of security controls. To perform these duties effectively, you will need to have a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity concepts and technologies.

The IAM Level III courses are designed to provide you with advanced skills in information assurance management. The CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor Exam Prep course covers topics such as IT governance, risk management, and audit processes. The CISM - Certified Information Security Manager course provides training on information security governance, program development, and management. The CISSP Exam Prep course is designed to teach you about the eight domains of the (ISC)2 Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) and prepare you for the CISSP certification exam. Additionally, the CCISO Exam Prep course provides training on the five domains of the CCISO Body of Knowledge, which covers a broad range of information security management topics. Finally, the CASP Exam Prep course provides advanced training on enterprise security architecture, risk management, and incident response. By completing these courses, you will have the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage information assurance programs within an organization.

*Please note that the courses listed above are based on our knowledge and experience in the field, and are intended as recommendations to assist in your professional development. These courses are not mandatory and should be evaluated based on your individual needs and goals.
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