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Training and Certifications Subgroup

Focus:

On topics pertaining to the development and management of performance-based evaluation and training programs, capable of adapting to meet the nation's evolving cybersecurity needs. This sub-committee will also explore mapping professional certifications to the NICE Framework. View the full Training and Certifications Subgroup Charter here.

To join this group, email nicewg.tandc@nist.gov with the subject line: “Training & Certifications Subscribe”, and with your full name and email address in the body of the message. This group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 2:30 pm Eastern Time.


Call for Comments:

Draft Cyber Range Paper - Guidance Document for the Use Cases, Features, and Types of Cyber Ranges in Education, Certification and Training

Comments Due: July 20, 2020

Email comments to nicesupport@nist.gov

Training and Certifications Subgroup Co-Chairs: 

NICE John McCumber

John McCumber 

NICE Jim Boardman

Jim Boardman
Academy Training Engineer, Cybersecurity Academy
Palo Alto Networks


Active Projects:

  • Cyber Ranges - the purpose of this project is to describe the capabilities and features found in cyber range implementation and to enable comparison of cyber range offerings to allow educators, users, or offerors to more confidently explore their options when seeking a "best fit" cyber range for their needs. View the full project charter here.
  • Training Best Practices and Innovation - This is intended to outline best practices for training activities that have proven effective in use by academia and non-academic training providers such as SANS. In addition, this project will also catalogue new and innovative approaches to cybersecurity training activities.View the full project charter here

Accomplishments:

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  • Developed survey for T&C members to provide feedback on project initiatives
  • Work completed on a draft Cyber Range guide

Completed Projects:

 

Contacts

FOR GENERAL INFORMATION

  • NICE Program Office
    (301) 975-5048
    100 Bureau Dr.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Created April 24, 2017, Updated June 25, 2020