National Training Standard for Information
(INFOSEC) Professionals (4011)
What is 4011 Certification?
The NATIONAL TRAINING STANDARD FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY (INFOSEC) PROFESSIONALS (NSTISSI No. 4011 20 June 1994) document describes the purpose of this standard and its scope as: http://www.cnss.gov/Assets/pdf/nstissi_4011.pdf
Section I - Purpose
- This instruction establishes the minimum training standard for the training of information systems security (INFOSEC) professionals in the disciplines of telecommunications and automated information systems (AIS) security.
Section II - Scope and Applicability
National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Directive No. 501 establishes the requirement for federal departments and agencies to implement training programs for INFOSEC professionals. As defined in NSTISSD 501, an INFOSEC professional is an individual who is responsible for the security oversight or management of national security systems during phases of the life cycle. That directive is being implemented in a synergistic environment among departments and agencies which are committed to satisfying these INFOSEC education and training requirements in the most effective and efficient manner possible. This instruction is the first in a series of minimum training and education standards which are being developed to assist departments and agencies in meeting their responsibilities in these areas.
What Does This Mean to You?
Standard NTISSI 4011 is typically the introductory standard for which organizations
seek qualification. An institution qualifies by “mapping” each requirement
of the standard to an item within a curriculum. The institution is only certified
if 100% of the standard is "mapped".
Hampton University received certification Fall 2008. This means that all students completing the requisite courses will be awarded a certificate. This certificate provides you with more employment opportunities when you graduate. Persons with this certificate typically receive greater financial remuneration.
What is the Process?
You simply take the following courses (all of the listed courses contain 4011 material as of Fall 2008. If you have taken one of these courses prior to Fall 2008, you are not eligible).
|Course ID||Course Name|
|CSC 120||Computer Literacy|
|CSC 215||Discrete Structures|
|CSC 301||Operating Systems|
|CSC 382||Introduction to Information Assurance|
|CSC 404||Software Design and Development I|
|CSC 405||Software Design and Development I|
|CSC 571||Data Communications and Networks|
To see the course syllabi visit: http://sites.google.com/site/iahuinfomation/