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Education and Training Provider Resources

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Resources listed below include materials aimed at helping instructors, educators, administrators, and training providers in building materials, sharing information with students and learners, and more.

K12 Resources

Project Lead the Way Cybersecurity Course (Course Mapping) – A course with several lessons aligned to knowledge and ability statements from the NICE Framework. 

Post Secondary Resources

CARE: Cybersecurity in Action, Research & Education - experiential learning projects that have been mapped to the NICE Framework. 

NICCS Education and Training Catalog - a central location where cybersecurity professionals across the nation can find over 3,000 cybersecurity-related courses that are aligned to the specialty areas of the NICE Framework. 

NICE Challenge Project – real-world cybersecurity challenges within virtualized business environments that bring students the workforce experience through the completion of tasks aligned to the NICE Framework. 

NSA DHS CAE KU Mapping to NICE Framework – an examination of the relationship between CAE-CD KUs and NICE Framework via a spreadsheet with a preliminary mapping between the CAE-CD KUs and NICE competencies. 

Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy Curriculum - course content that matches the educational needs of high school and university students and is aligned with NICE Framework work roles

Using The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework To Develop A Cybersecurity Legal Awareness Course – a newsletter article (from National Defense University).

Training Providers

CertNexus Certification Mapping - maps to the NICE Framework Specialty Area, Work Role, and Work Role ID

CompTIA Certification Mapping – See how CompTIA certifications map to the NICE framework categories and specialty areas. 

Cyberbit Alignment with the NICE Framework – The Cyberbit Range supports the NICE Framework, allowing meaningful hands-on training that covers KSAs for select Categories and Work Roles. 

Cybrary NICE Work Role Aligned Training - pre-built and customizable training paths, courses, labs, and more to develop work role specific skills aligned to the NICE Framework to accelerate organizational security.

DHS NICCS Education and Training Catalog – a central location where cybersecurity professionals across the nation can find over 3,000 cybersecurity-related courses. All of the courses are aligned to the specialty areas of the NICE Framework.

Illustrative Mapping of Certifications to the NICE Framework – a matrix that allows one to see what commercially available certifications may be of value to a particular work role of the NICE Framework.

Immersive Labs NICE Framework Mapping – Augmenting hands on, challenge-based labs with NICE specialty areas and work roles.

(ISC)² Certification NICE Framework Map – (ISC)2 has aligned the skills, tasks, and domains encompassed within their entire portfolio across the NICE Framework.

Sans and GIAC Certification Alignment – SANS and GIAC Certifications are mapped to the NICE Framework. For ease of use, a downloadable .pdf and an Interactive Map utilize the work role as the basis.

If your resource is publicly available on the Internet, accurate, and comprehensive for a given dimension of the NICE Framework, and freely available for others to use (we welcome free resources from for-profit entities), it meets the basic criteria for inclusion on the NICE Framework Resource Center. Pay-for resources associated with non-profit entities also meet the basic criteria for inclusion. If your resource qualifies and you would like it listed as a NICE Framework resource, send a description of your resource to



Created November 13, 2019, Updated September 14, 2020