Many employees and potential employees of the Department of Defense are scrambling to meet the new requirements laid out by the 8570 Directive. First of all, all of the requirements put out by this directive can be found on this website dedicated to the DoD 8570 Directive.

After gaining a familiarity with the condition and requirements, it is time for you to decide what level of education you need. A vast number of the DoD employees have taken one of CompTIA’s computer classes, which include A+, Network+ and Security+, either out of necessity or to further background information. However, some workers also need to take the CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional) course, offered by (ISC)2. This course is required for individuals trying to gain higher levels of technical employment within the Department of Defense.

Overall the Directive is put into place to try and reach some agreed upon requirements for different levels of employment, since there are so many different computer certifications available.

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