Training Partnership

Training Partnership

The NISTCSF.COM partner program enables organizations to set up the operational infrastructure to deliver NCSF-CFM classroom, virtual classroom, self paced mentored video and blended learning training programs. All content is white label so partners have the option to leverage its brand in the offering.

Once the reseller licensing agreement is complete, itSM Solutions and its content management partner Arvato will provide the support services to help the partner stand up and maintain its new NCSF-CFM training program
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NISTCSF.COM Curriculum Licensing Details

Classroom, Technology and Staff Requirements
There is no technology required to deliver the NCSF-CFM programs. The only staff required is an instructor that itSM Solutions or the partner provides

Financial Model
There is no upfront investment required to become an itSM Solutions NISTCSF.COM reseller partner. Curriculum Licensing, instructor, exams and video training fees are listed in the reseller agreement. Administrative or academic support fees may apply for services partner would like to outsource to itSM Solutions

Revenue Model

Primary partner revenue model will include:
• Open Enrollment Registrations for Classroom and Virtual Classroom Instructor led NCSF programs
• Self Paced Video NCSF Programs
• Exams

Additional partner revenue models will include:
• NCSF Assessments
• NCSF Consulting
• NCSF SOC Continuous Monitoring Services

Student funding sources will be:

• Apprenticeships
• Grants
• GI Bill
• Project or Program Monies
• HR Monies

Marketing & Communications Model

Building a cybersecurity panel to build awareness in the marketplace and a sense of urgency
itSM will work with partner to build awareness and a sense of urgency for the NISTCSF program. itSM will help partner focus its messaging around Presidential Executive Order 13800, the cybersecurity compact recently signed by the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the work that is going on in the private sector regarding cybersecurity in the nations critical sectors (DoD, Financial Services, Energy, Healthcare etc.) itSM will also work with partners to help them obtain the endorsements they need from both political and business leaders on this topic

Target audience
All businesses, governments, nonprofits and academic institutions with IT infrastructures and access to the Internet.

Recruitment program
itSM will help partners launch a campaign that focuses on “Are You Up for the Challenge” to help your government and employers protect the nation’s most critical assets and its citizens

• Branding, with market validated Value Proposition
itSM’s goal is to help other universities and businesses share their stories on how the NISTCSF.COM workforce development program allowed organizations to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities to make their organization more secure and resilient.

Academic Model
The NCSF-CFM Practitioner course is eligible for college credits from UMass. All programs are also eligible for continuing education credits like PDU’s etc. itSM is willing to work with academic partners to create additional credentials around their programs, brands etc.

Success Metrics, Continuous Improvement Model
Our success metrics and continuous improvement model is based on an accredited quality management system we have in place with the certification exam agency Acquiros. This system is where we monitor student feedback and over pass scores.

Governance Model
The governance model will be established by itSM Solutions and Acquiros an ISO 17204 accredited certification exam agency. All partners will be required to sign a itSM Solutions reseller agreement which provides the guidelines for the reseller to operate under. Random audits of partners will be conducted the certification exam agency to ensure compliance with the agreement.

NCSF-CFM Curriculum Catalog

Curriculum options for the NCSF-CFM program are listed below. Curriculum can be delivered as part of a university degree or continuing education program.

NCSF-CFM Foundation Certification Training with Exam – This one day program teaches the fundamentals of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the UMass Lowell Controls Factory™ Model. The program is targeted at IT and Business professionals who need a basic understanding of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its role within an organization. The program can be delivered in an instructor led classroom or virtual classroom or as a self-paced mentored video training or blended learning program. The NCSF-CFM Foundation Course Datasheet & Outline can be found here

NCSF-CFM Practitioner Certification Training with Exam – This four day program teaches the advanced skills necessary to engineer, operate and manage the business risk of a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program. The program is designed for IT and Business professionals who will play an active role in the design and management of an NCSF program. The program can be delivered in an instructor led classroom or virtual classroom or as a self-paced mentored video training or blended learning program. The NCSF-CFM Practitioner Course Datasheet & Outline can be found here

NCSF-CFM Boot Camp Certification Training with Exam – This five day boot camp combines the NCSF-CFM Foundation + Practitioner classes into a one week program. The program can be delivered in an instructor led classroom or virtual classroom or as a self-paced mentored video training or blended learning program with just one exam at the end. The NCSF-CFM Boot Camp Course Datasheet & Outline can be found here.

NICE NCWF IT & Information Security Certification Video Training Library – This video training library provides access to 190+ video training programs to prepare for ISC2 (CISSP, SSCP etc.), ISACA (CISA, CISM), CompTIA (Security+ A+, Network+ Linux+ etc.), Mile2 (Certified Ethical Hacker, Pen Tester etc.), Cisco (CCNA etc.), Microsoft (MCSE etc.) VMware, PMI (PMP, RMP etc.), SCRUMstudy (SCRUM Master etc.), Axelos (ITIL, Prince2, RESILIA) and General Business Skills (Accounting, HR, Communication Skills etc.). The NCSF-CFM IT & Information Security Corse Datasheet and Outline can be found here

All programs come with a certificate of completion and continuing education credits, such as PDU and CEUs. Students who successfully complete the certification program and its exam and meet university requirements may transfer credits and enroll in one of UMass Lowell’s master’s degree programs in information technology, such as network security or cybersecurity. Those interested in taking the courses may find that programs such as workforce development, the G.I. Bill, apprenticeships, internships, employers and others will fund their participation.


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