NIST Cybersecurity Professional Training

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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF) was created under Executive Order to provide a uniform standard that government and businesses could adopt to guide their cybersecurity activities and risk management programs.

The NIST Framework has now been approved as the governing framework for the US government, a growing number of critical infrastructure sectors (financial services, healthcare, energy etc.) and an extensive list of international governments.

Why Did We Create the NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Certification Training Program?

Current cybersecurity training and consulting programs come up short in teaching organizations the skills they need to assess, engineer and implement a COSO aligned enterprise cybersecurity risk management program.

COSO’s guidance is designed to help enterprises prioritize its cybersecurity investments by aligning those investments with the organizations cybersecurity risk management policies.

The NIST Cybersecurity Professional certification training programs teach organizations how to design and operationalize a COSO aligned NIST-CSF practice capable of Identifying, Protecting, Detecting, Responding and Recovering from cyber attacks.

itSM Solutions is a global consortium of academic, government and industry thought leaders working together to create accredited training solutions based on the cybersecurity, digital transformation and privacy publications created by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Axelos and the Institute for Digital Transformation.

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Strategic Partnerships

The following companies have formed strategic partnerships with itSM Solutions to create and distribute NIST & NICE cybersecurity workforce development solutions to the global marketplace.

– Raytheon Professional Services
– HPE Education Services
– Bryant University
– Cybersecurity Professionals
– Deep Creek Center
– TaUB Solutions
– Creative Disruptions
– CyberTec Academy
– New Horizons Learning Centers
– CyberSaint
– APMG International
– Career Academy
– CYBRScore
– iQ4

NIST Cybersecurity Design & Operations Training

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The NCSP Design & Operations Certification Training Programs are the industry’s first accredited cybersecurity certification training program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF) and COSO’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework..

Current cybersecurity training and consulting programs come up short in teaching organizations the skills they need to assess, engineer and implement a COSO aligned enterprise cybersecurity risk management program.

COSO’s guidance is designed to help enterprises prioritize its cybersecurity investments by aligning those investments with the organizations cybersecurity risk management policies.

The NCSP Certification Training Programs teach organizations how to:

Assess itself in order to understand its current cybersecurity state

Design a cybersecurity program using NIST-CSF informative reference controls to realize its future cybersecurity state

Implement & Operationalize a Continual Implementation & Improvement Management System (CIIS) to automate, sustain and continually improve its future cybersecurity state.

For IT, Cybersecurity, Risk Management Professionals
NCSP courses teach the knowledge, skills and abilities to assess, design, implement, operationalize and continually improve the cybersecurity controls & management systems associated with a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program.

For Cybersecurity Auditors & Regulators
NCSP courses teach the knowledge, skills and abilities to understand what core & mission critical capabilities (controls, management systems, workforce skills etc.) need to be in place in order to comply with an organizations cybersecurity risk management policies and regulatory requirements.

NCSP Courses

Accredited through APMG International and listed as qualified training by DHS CISA in the U.S. and GCHQ NCSC in the UK, the NCSP accredited training programs teach organizations how to rapidly engineer, operationalize and automate the NIST-CSF informative reference controls and management systems required to deliver the business outcomes expected by executive management, government regulators and industry auditors.

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NCSP – Awareness Training
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework awareness video training course introduces students to the fundamentals associated with Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity Risk Management and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
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NCSP Foundation Certification with Exam Voucher
NCSP Foundation Syllabus
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This APMG and NCSC/GCHQ accredited one day course is targeted at IT Cybersecurity and Auditing professionals looking to learn the fundamentals of Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity Risk Management, NIST Cybersecurity Framework and NIST-CSF Management Systems.

The course is based on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, version 1.1 and qualifies for PMI, CompTIA and ISACA Professional Development Credits

NCSP Practitioner Certification With Exam Voucher
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To sit NCSP Practitioner exam your must have completed the NCSP Foundation training program and passed the corresponding exam.

This APMG and NCSC/GCHQ accredited four day course teaches students how to apply a best practice approach to designing an enterprise risk management cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Informative references and management systems.

The course is based on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, version 1.1 and qualifies for PMI, CompTIA and ISACA Professional Development Credits

NCSP Boot Camp with Exam Voucher
NCSP Foundation Syllabus
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This APMG and NCSC/GCHQ accredited five day or 16 hour video training course combines the Foundation and Practitioner training into one program and one exam.

The course is based on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, version 1.1 and qualifies for PMI, CompTIA and ISACA Professional Development Credits

NCSP Assessment & Program Management Training

The NCSP Assessment and Program Management training program is based on the CyberStrong™ platform from CyberSaint Security. The training enables candidates to learn how to engineer, implement and operationalize an Integrated Risk Management platform as part of a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program. Focus areas include:

– Assessment Automation Training
– Digital Risk Management Training
– IT Risk Management Training
– Vendor Risk Management Training
– Compliance Risk Management Training
– Audit Management Training
– Governance Management Training

NIST Cybersecurity IR-AIO Specialist Training

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The NCSP IR-AIO Specialist Training Programs teach candidates how to Adopt, Implement & Operationalize the NIST-CSF informative reference controls and management systems that will ensure the Capability, Quality and Efficacy of an enterprise cybersecurity risk management program.

Training programs include:

– NIST Informative Reference Training
– Digital Business Readiness Training
– Cyber Resiliency Training
– IT Service Management Training

NIST Informative Reference Training

The NIST Informative Reference training curriculum was created to teach cybersecurity architects and engineers how to select, operationalize and instrument the NIST Cybersecurity Informative Reference Controls (800-53, 800-171B etc.) that will ensure the company is in alignment with the cybersecurity risk management policies set by the board and executive team.

The program is scheduled to be released in Q2 of 2020.

Digital Business Readiness Training

The Digital Business Readiness Framework (DBRF) training curriculum was created in partnership with the Institute for Digital Transformation. to teach organizations how to assess their digital business capabilities in terms of Operational Sustainability, Organizational Agility, Strategic Agility and Operating in a Disruptive Culture.

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RESILIA™ Certification Training

The RESILIA certification training program was built in partnership with Axelos Global Best Practices.

The RESILIA™ Business Resiliency,Continuity & Disaster Recovery training program facilitate the rapid adoption of the RESILIA Cyber Resiliency Framework across an enterprise and its supply chain.

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ITIL® Certification Training

The ITIL curriculum accredited by Peoplecert teaches the knowledge, skills and abilities to engineer, operate and continually improve an ITIL based Service Management program across an enterprise and its supply chain.

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The ITIL certification training curriculum was recently featured in case studies for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Disney

NIST Cybersecurity Technical Training

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The NCSP Technical Training Programs are designed to rapidly upskill existing staff or new interns with the knowledge, skills and abilities to support a NIST Cybersecurity program.

itSM’s NIST cybersecurity workforce training program is built around a 3-academy training model designed to up-skill an existing workforce plus provide a pathway to train-up the new interns to fill an organizations ever changing and expanding cybersecurity workforce.

The three academies include:

Knowledge Academy – Online Certification training’s where candidate learns the Knowledge of cybersecurity using industry leading cybersecurity programs.

Cybersecurity Certification Training Catalogue

Skills Academy – Online or In-Class Lectures and Practice Lab training’s where the candidate learns the hands-on Skills associated with cybersecurity and the NIST NICE cybersecurity frameworks.

NIST-CSF Technical Training & Lab Catalogue

Abilities Academy – Online Problem Analysis & Remediation Training Courses where candidates work to solve real world NIST cybersecurity problems in collaboration other candidates and industry mentors.

NIST & NIST-CSF Problem Management Training Catalogue

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