Government Career Paths

Discover which certifications are DoD-approved for the Information Assurance workforce.

Baseline Level Requirements

The Department of Defense (DoD) created the 8570.01 directive with the goal of unifying the overall cyberspace workforce and establish specific workforce elements to align, manage and standardize cyberspace work roles, baseline qualifications and training requirements.

The courses below provides a list of DoD approved IA baseline certifications, all being aligned to each category and level of the IA workforce.

Technical Level

Level ILevel IILevel III
A+Security+CISSP
Network+SSCPCISA
SSCPOther: GSEC, SCNPOther: GSE, SCNA

Management Level

Level ILevel IILevel III
CAPCAPCISSP
Security+CISSP, CISMCISM
Other: GISF, GSLCOther: GSLCOther: GSLC

Computer Network Defense (CND) Certifications

AnalystInfrastructure SupportIncident ResponderAuditorSP-Manager
CEHCEHCEHCEHCISSP-ISSMP
Other: GCIASSCP

Information Assurance System Architecture and Engineering (IASAE) Certifications

Level ILevel IILevel III
CISSPCISSPCISSP-ISSAP
CISSP-ISSEP