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CHIPS Articles: DISA is Piloting Systems Security Analyst No-cost Courses in the National Capital Region Open to all DoD Personnel

DISA is Piloting Systems Security Analyst No-cost Courses in the National Capital Region Open to all DoD Personnel
By CHIPS Magazine - March 6, 2020
The Defense Information Systems Agency is offering classes open to all Department of Defense employees – military, civilian, and government contractors. Classes are free, but all travel expenses are the responsibility of the student/organization. The classes are designed for DoD Cyber Workforce Framework (DCWF) professionals with technical roles. Please see below for course information and registration.

Course Title, Number and Dates

Systems Security Analyst – Foundations – Pilot (CW20009) – Start: 3/30/2020 / End: 4/03/2020

Systems Security Analyst – Intermediate – Pilot (CW20010) – Start: 4/06/2020 / End: 4/10/2020

Systems Security Analyst – Advanced – Pilot (CW20011) – Start: 5/04/2020 / End: 5/8/2020

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Systems Security Analyst – Foundations – Pilot
This is a pilot of the five (5) day Systems Security Analyst (SSA) Foundation course. Learners will be provided an introduction into the analysis and development of the integration, testing, operations, and the maintenance of systems security. This course will also provide an insight into DoD cybersecurity core concepts as well as provide a foundation for assessing DoD systems using current standards. And finally, the course will provide an introduction to tools used for the authorization of a DoD information system. Students will be asked to provide their feedback on the class and how well it matches the knowledge, skills, abilities and tasks (KSATs) expected within the DoD for someone who performs the SSA role.

The foundation SSA course is intended for those new to or unfamiliar with the SSA role as defined by the DoD Cyber Workforce Framework (DCWF). As part of the Operate and Maintain framework category, the SSA role is accountable for the following tasks: Conducts threat and vulnerability assessments and determines deviations from acceptable configurations or policies. Assesses the level of risk and develops and/or recommends appropriate mitigation countermeasure in operational and non-operational situations.

Systems Security Analyst – Intermediate – Pilot
This is a pilot of the five (5) day Systems Security Analyst Intermediate course. Students will be asked to provide their feedback on the class and how well it matches the knowledge, skills, abilities and tasks (KSATs) expected within the DoD for someone who performs the SSA role. The Intermediate Systems Security Analyst (SSA) course is provided for those with a mid-level of expertise with the SSA role as defined by the DoD Cyber Workforce Framework (DCWF). Learners will be provided instruction into the analysis and development of the integration, testing, operations and maintenance of systems security. Learners will also gain an understanding topics needed to perform the tasks of a mid-level Systems Security Analyst. These topics will include Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software, Networking Concepts, Introduction to RMF principles, Embedded Systems, and PKI. The course includes hands-on exercises to expand the learning experience.

Systems Security Analyst – Advanced – Pilot
This is a pilot of the Systems Security Analyst Advanced course. Students will be asked to provide their feedback on the class and how well it matches the knowledge, skills, abilities and tasks (KSATs) expected within the DoD for someone who performs the SSA role. The advanced Systems Security Analyst (SSA) course is intended for those with advance knowledge with the SSA role as defined by the DoD Cyber Workforce Framework (DCWF) Course.

Learners will be provided instruction into the analysis and development of the integration, testing, operations, and maintenance of systems security. Learners will also gain an understanding of topics needed to perform the tasks of an advance Systems Security Analyst. This course will cover Risk Management Framework in detail. Other advance topics covered are Software /System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Spillage Handling, Encryption, and Contingence Planning and Disaster Recovery. The course includes hands on exercises to expand the learning experience.

Location: DoD Training Center - 8830 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia, Maryland, 21043.

Registration form requests and all training inquiries should be addressed to the DISA Training Team at: disa.letterkenny.RE.list.Training-Team-Members@mail.mil.

DISA Training Team POC: Ms. Karen Kochersberger, karen.s.kochersberger.ctr@mail.mil, 717-267-9927

Register for these courses at: https://cyber.mil/training/systems-security-analyst-foundation-pilot-cw20009/

Additional training opportunities are located here: https://cyber.mil/cyber-training/training-catalog/.

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