The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued a guide meant to help cyber and information technology professionals improve their skills and expand their career options in the cybersecurity field.
The Cybersecurity Workforce Training Guide seeks to help professionals discover professional development and training opportunities to further develop skills and understand the tasks, work roles and knowledge, skills and abilities, CISA said Friday.
“The cybersecurity workforce is on the front lines of our nation’s security,” said Eric Goldstein, executive assistant director for cybersecurity at CISA.
“Our objective is to provide the right tools so this critical workforce knows where to find the available training that can help them be well prepared and skilled. This comprehensive guide will help individuals identify a job track and pinpoint areas for growth,” added Goldstein.
The document provides information on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Framework and details the seven categories and related specialty areas and work roles under the NICE Framework.
The guide also outlines the five steps professionals should take in charting their career development path in cybersecurity: documenting the categories, work roles and specialty areas; assessing proficiency level for each of work roles; prioritizing work role areas to target for growth; identifying development opportunities that align with target work roles; and building cybersecurity training plans.
CISA also offered information on entry, intermediate and advanced level cybersecurity certifications, certification prep courses and professional development trainings, hands-on and experience opportunities and additional IT and cybersecurity resources from across the federal government.
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