NICE-CWF Curriculum

NICE-CWF Curriculum

NIST/NICE Cybersecurity Framework Training Curriculum

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

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 NIST & NICE Cybersecurity workforce development and continuing education program.

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DxCERTS NIST/NICE Cybersecurity Curriculum & Student Management Platform

DxCERTS is the industry’s first online NIST & NICE Cybersecurity training curriculum & student management platform specifically designed for today’s training providers (K-12, Higher Education, Enterprise L&D etc.). DxCERTS career pathway programs are aligned with the industry leading IT & Cybersecurity frameworks and methods being operationalized by enterprises across the globe. These frameworks include the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, ITIL, Cobit and the Digital Transformation Readiness Framework.

The online curriculum includes eight NIST & NICE Cybersecurity career pathway programs plus one Business Soft Skill track which are designed to fit seamlessly into any existing academic or Learning & Development instructor-led or self paced program.

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Click here to read NIST Special Publication 800-181NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
 

DxCERTS 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 NIST & NICE Cybersecurity training 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

 

DxCERTS – NIST Cybersecurity Framework Certification Training 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.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Video Training Curriculum Sample

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.

The NCSF Control Factory™ model helps enterprises organize the Engineering, Operations and Business Risk of an NCSF program. The model is completely adaptable, which means that each of the modules can easily be updated, replaced or modified with minimal impact on the overall solution. Organizations are free to choose the minimum set of controls its need to improve its cybersecurity risk profile and then over time adopt additional controls that will take it to a higher cybersecurity state. The factory approach allows for changes in the cybersecurity threat landscape, new vulnerabilities and the addition of improvements while still keeping a focus on the critical assets and identities.

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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

The NCSF-CFM program and its author have won the following industry awards:

  • Security Magazine’s Most Influential People in Security, 2016
  • SANS People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity Award, 2013
  • Information Security Executive (ISE) nominee for Executive of the Year for North America, 2013
  • ISE North America Project Award Winner I for the Academic and Public-Sector Category, 2013

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.

NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) 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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NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) 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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NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) 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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NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) 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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DxCERTS – NIST & NICE Cybersecurity Frameworks Certification Training Curriculum Library

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.

The DxCERTS curriculum is aligned with the industry leading IT & Cybersecurity frameworks being adopted and operationalized by organizations across the globe. The online curriculum includes eight 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 instructor-led or self paced program.

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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.

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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

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