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DxCERTS Cybersecurity Curriculum Consortium

Today, due to the ever changing threat landscape created by Digital Transformation (DX) programs (IoT, Mobile, Cloud etc.) and a very sophisticated network of threat actors (i.e., the bad guys) enterprises need to build a workforce capable of identifying, protecting, detecting, responding and recovering from cyber-attacks.

DxCERTS is a global consortium of academic, government and industry thought leaders working together to create Digital Transformation (DX) Training Curriculum based on the frameworks, methodologies and technologies outlined in the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technologies) and NICE (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) IT, cybersecurity and risk management frameworks.

DxCERTS focus is to create white label training curriculum and train-the-trainer services that will enable training institutions of all types (K-12, Higher Education, Training Companies & Enterprise Learning & Development) to offer the DxCERTS NIST/NICE cybersecurity training curriculum as part of its existing academic and continuing education classroom, virtual, blended learning or self-paced e-learning programs.

DxCERTS NICE Curriculum Pathway Programs:

Digital Transformation Professional
Engineer, Analyst, Specialist or Expert

Cyber Security Professional
Engineer, Analyst, Specialist or Expert

Cyber Resilience Professional
Engineer, Analyst, Specialist or Expert

IT Service Management Professional
Engineer, Analyst, Specialist or Expert

IT Governance Professional
Engineer, Analyst, Specialist or Expert

Networking Professional
Engineer, Analyst, Specialist or Expert

Information Security Professional
Engineer, Analyst, Specialist or Expert

Software Development Professional
Engineer, Analyst, Specialist or Expert

Cloud Professional
Engineer, Analyst, Specialist or Expert

Project Management Professional
Engineer, Analyst, Specialist or Expert

Click here to read our DxCERTS Program Datasheet.

Click here to view our DxCERTS Program Presentation.

The consortium’s UMass Lowell NIST Cybersecurity Framework NCSF-CFM certification training programs were recently featured in the National CyberWatch Center 2018 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education magazine.

DxCERTS Curriculum Consortium Partners

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The following companies have come together to provide the operational infrastructure to support the DxCERTS curriculum consortium.

Reseller Partners
itSM Solutions has partnered with academic and private institutions to deliver the DxCERTS assessment and workforce development programs. Inaugural partners include New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, LRS Education Services, University of West Florida, Bryant University, GRC Sphere and Babbage Simmel.

Print and Digital Book Distribution
itSM Solutions has partnered with Arvato Training & Education Services a global eCommerce platform an integrated eReader application which delivers print and digital book versions of the DxCERTS curricula to students anywhere in the world. Arvato is currently the exclusive delivery partner for Microsoft training and consulting education solutions worldwide.

Platform Partners
itSM Solutions has partnered with leading Assessment, Learning Management and Simulation platform company’s to deliver affordable training solutions for today’s cyber enterprise. Inaugural partners include Career Academy and CyberSaint.

Authoring Partners
DxCERTS inaugural program NIST Cybersecurity Framework – Controls Factory Model™ (NCSF-CFM), was built in partnership with UMass Lowell (UML) a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R). NISTCSF.COM has since formed strategic partnerships with Axelos creator of the ITIL®, RESILIA® and PRINCE2 frameworks & methodologies, ISACA creator of the COBIT framework, The Institute for Digital Transformation creator of the Digital Enterprise Readiness Framework (DERF) and other academic and private industry partners to build out the rest of the DxCERTS portfolio.

Publishing Partners
itSM Solutions is leading the authoring team creating the assessment, remediation, certification and simulation training solutions for today’s cyber enterprise

Accreditation Partners
itSM Solutions has partnered with APMG for content accreditation and exam delivery services

NIST Cybersecurity Curriculum Program

This DxCERTS NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF) program teaches students how to Engineer & Operationalize a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) training program was created in partnership with UMass Lowell (UML) a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R). The program was designed to train the engineering, operations and business teams responsible for operationalizing the framework controls (CIS 20 Critical Controls etc.) and management systems (ISO 27001 etc.) across an enterprise and its supply chain.

The UMass Lowell NIST Cybersecurity Framework – Controls Factory Model training program was created by Larry Wilson the CISO in the UMass president’s office. The program was used to train the engineering, operations and business teams responsible for operationalizing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Program controls (CIS 20 Critical Controls, ISO27002, PCI, AICPA etc.) across the university five campuses and its supply chain. The NCSF-CFM program has since been used to train other universities, governments and private corporations to do the same.

Download the UMass NISTCSF Controls Factory White Paper

Our UMass Lowell NIST Cybersecurity Framework certification training programs were recently featured in the National CyberWatch Center 2018 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education magazine.

The program accredited by APMG International teaches the knowledge, skills and abilities to:

Develop a strategy to educate executives and board members about the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) and why they should allocate funding to launch and maintain a program

Create a Cybersecurity Program that will become policy for an organization or industry association

Engineer a solution to operationalize the cybersecurity program across an enterprise and its supply chain using the UMass Lowell NCSF Controls Factory™ Model (NCSF-CFM)

Build and Operate a Security Operations Center (SOC) to continuously monitor and respond to changes in the cybersecurity profile documented in the cybersecurity program

Conduct continuous Business Risk assessments to compare the current profile against the target profile (documented in the program) to identify any gaps that need to be addressed

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Awareness Training Curriculum

The DxCERTS NIST Cybersecurity Framework awareness training curriculum introduces students to the basic concepts associated with Digital Transformation, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Cybersecurity Risk Management.

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Buy a Video Training License – $29 (12 Month License)

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Foundation Certification Training Curriculum

The NCSP Foundation training course outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations who implement a NIST-CSF program can mitigate these challenges.

NCSF-CFM Foundation Datasheet
NCSF-CFM Foundation Syllabus
NCSF-CFM Foundation Exam & Credit Information

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Request Curriculum Licensing Pricing

Buy a Video Training License – $195 (12 Month License)

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Practitioner Certification Training Curriculum

The NCSP Practitioner training course teaches in detail how to engineer, operate and improve the technical and business functions of an NIST-CSF program.

NCSF-CFM Practitioner Datasheet
NCSF-CFM Practitioner Syllabus
NCSF-CFM Practitioner Exam & Credit Information

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Request Curriculum Licensing Pricing

Buy a Video Training License – $495 (12 Month License)

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Boot Camp Certification Training Curriculum

This combined (Foundation + Practitioner) NCSP program outlines current cybersecurity challenges plus teaches in detail how to engineer, operate and improve the technical and business functions of a NIST-CSF program.

NCSF-CFM Boot Camp Datasheet
NCSF-CFM Boot Camp Exam & Credit Information

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Request Curriculum Licensing Pricing

Buy a Video Training License – $595 (12 Month License)

NISTCSF & NICE Curriculum Library Program

This combined program provides the student access to the video training programs associated with both the NIST and NICE Cybersecurity Frameworks. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework curriculum teaches students how to Engineer & Operationalize a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework video training programs helps students prepare for IT and Information Security certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM, Security+, Auditor, Certified Ethical Hacker, RISK Manager etc.) outlined in the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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NIST & NICE Framework Training Curriculum Library Subscription

This low cost, DxCERTS “All Access” subscription program provides students access to over 250 accredited training programs that will enable them to become certified in the most sought after positions in IT & Cybersecurity.

This easy to use training and management program not only helps organizations get the right training to the right person at the right time but also equips the management team (Professors, HR, Learning & Development, Department Managers etc.) with a student management and reporting platform that enables them to ensure a successful, on-time, training outcome for both the student, employer and academic institution.

Request A Video Demo License

Request Curriculum Licensing Pricing

Buy a Video Training License – $695 (12 Month License)

DxCERTS NIST & NICE Curriculum Benefits

Listed below are the eight reasons your training institution should partner with itSM Solutions for its DxCERTS cybersecurity curriculum program.

– DxCERTS was specifically designed to meet the curriculum and student management needs of today’s training organizations (K-12, Higher Ed, Enterprise L&D etc.)

– DxCERTS career pathway programs are aligned with the industry leading IT & Cybersecurity frameworks being operationalized by enterprises across the globe

– DxCERTS flexible licensing model provides enterprises of any size the ability to offer training to all of its IT & NIST Cybersecurity workforce.

– DxCERTS flexible delivery options enable the program to be adapted to any organizational structure and training schedule

– DxCERTS online Student Monitoring, Mentoring & Reporting platform ensures a successful outcome for both the student and employer

– DxCERTS online Train-the Trainer program enables resellers to quickly stand-up its own delivery and mentoring force.

– DxCERTS multi-year licenses enable individuals and enterprises to span the training over degree program years or enterprise budget cycles

– DxCERTS procurement options include Credit Card, Purchase Order, HR Continuing Education Funds, State of Federal Workforce Development Grant Programs

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