NIST Cybersecurity

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NIST & NICE 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 engineering, maintaining and improving the best practice frameworks and methodologies required to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from cyber-attacks.

itSM Solutions DxCERTS is a global consortium of academic, government and industry thought leaders working together to create Digital Transformation (DX) Training Curriculum and Platforms (DxCERTS℠) that teach the knowledge, skills and abilities to operationalize the IT and NIST Cybersecurity frameworks, methodologies and technologies created by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), Axelos, ISACA and other internationally recognized institutes and organizations.

Click here to read our DxCERTS Program Datasheet.

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The consortium’s focus is to create online training curriculum that can be delivered in an instructor led classroom, virtual classroom, blended classroom or as a standalone self-paced video program. The consortium is also focused on delivering online train-the-trainer services that will enable academic and enterprise institutions to utilize existing resources to support the delivery or mentoring portion of its IT & NIST Cybersecurity workforce development and continuing education program.

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.

itSM Solutions DxCERTS 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 Framework Curriculum

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 (NCSF-CFM) 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.

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Our UMass Lowell NIST Cybersecurity Framework NCSF-CFM 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

DxCERTS NIST-CSF Curriculum Licensing Options

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Video Training Curriculum Sample

NIST-CSF Awareness Video Training Program
The DxCERTS NIST Cybersecurity Framework Awareness training course introduces students to the basic concepts associated with Digital Transformation, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Cyber Risk Management.
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NIST-CSF Foundation Certification Training
NCSF-CFM Foundation Datasheet
NCSF-CFM Foundation Syllabus
NCSF-CFM Foundation Exam & Credit Information

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NIST-CSF Practitioner Certification Training
NCSF-CFM Practitioner Datasheet
NCSF-CFM Practitioner Syllabus
NCSF-CFM Practitioner Exam & Credit Information

Buy Now – $395 (12 Months) Request A Video Demo License

NIST-CSF Boot Camp (Foundation + Practitioner) Certification Training
NCSF-CFM Boot Camp Datasheet
NCSF-CFM Boot Camp Exam & Credit Information

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NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Curriculum

This DxCERTS NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF) program teaches students how to Engineer & Operationalize a cybersecurity program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework plus the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the Engineering, Operations and Specialist roles (Auditor, Certified Ethical Hacker, RISK Manager etc.) associated with the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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DxCERTS NIST & NICE Framework 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.

Buy Now – $595 (12 Months) Request A Video Demo License

DxCERTS is the industry’s first online IT & NIST Cybersecurity career pathway training curriculum & student management platform designed specifically for K-12, higher education and enterprise learning & development organizations.

DxCERTS career pathway programs are aligned with the industry leading IT & Cybersecurity frameworks being adopted and operationalized by organizations across the globe. These frameworks include the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, ITIL, RESILIA, Cobit and the Digital Transformation Readiness Framework.

The online curriculum includes 8 IT & NIST Cybersecurity career pathway programs plus one Business Soft Skill track which are designed to fit seamlessly into any existing academic or Learning & Development in-class or online self paced program thereby enabling the institution to utilize in-house or contract instructor/mentoring resources to support the program.

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

DxCERTS NIST & NICE Curriculum Benefits

Listed below are the eight reasons your university, training company or enterprise learning and development organization should partner with itSM Solutions for its DxCERTS IT & NIST Cybersecurity Career Pathway Curriculum subscription program.

– DxCERTS is the industry’s first online IT & NIST Cybersecurity career pathway training curriculum & student management platform designed specifically for K-12, higher education and enterprise learning & development organizations.

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

These frameworks include the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, ITIL, RESILIA Cobit and the Digital Transformation Readiness framework.

– DxCERTS flexible licensing program 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 services will ensure a successful outcome for both the student and employer

– DxCERTS online instructor Train-the Trainer program provides enterprises and academic institutions with the tools 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 and State or Federal Workforce Development Grant Programs

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