Map Your Training
Mapping to the Workforce Framework
Each course listed in the NICCS Cybersecurity Education and Training Catalog must be mapped to the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (the Workforce Framework). The Workforce Framework provides a common language to define cybersecurity work by identifying Specialty Areas made up of knowledge, skills, and ability statements (KSAs), as well as associated tasks, that can be overlaid onto any organization’s existing occupational structure. By mapping each course to the Workforce Framework, users can more easily search for courses that align to their needs.
The success of the Cybersecurity Training and Education Catalog depends on the completeness and accuracy of information your organization provides. To add your training to the Cybersecurity Training and Education Catalog, the NICCS SO requires the following process:
- Apply: Complete the Vendor Vetting Web Form.
- Map: After receiving approval of your application, the NICCS SO will send a copy of the Training Collection Template/ Enter a list of your training courses by following the instructions on the form, and determine which of the Workforce Framework’s specialty areas align to each of the training courses. Training Providers must map to one (1) Workforce Framework Specialty Areas to a training course. For basic/introductory courses, training providers may map to up to three (3) Speciality Areas. Click on Explore the Workforce Framework to determine which Specialty Areas most closely align to your courses.
- Submit: Submit the completed Training Collection Template to the NICCS SO by emailing the information to the NICCS SO.
- Verify: Verify your courses are posted properly and keep in contact with the NICCS SO to update them on a regular basis.
When you complete the Cybersecurity Training Data Collection Form, you will be asked to select the training proficiency level for each course. This information will assist individuals in selecting the appropriate level of required training.
The success of the Cybersecurity Training and Education Catalog depends on your support. Would you like to see anything else added to the Cybersecurity Training and Education Catalog with future versions? To make this as comprehensive a resource as possible, please help us by submitting your training by following the 4-step process described above. For any questions or concerns, please use the NICCS SO mailbox.
NOTE: While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) strives to make the information on the Cybersecurity Training and Education Catalog as timely and accurate as possible, DHS makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the Cybersecurity Training and Education Catalog, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of the Cybersecurity Training and Education Catalog.
We look forward to keeping you informed and providing you updates on NICE efforts that support cybersecurity workforce development. If you have specific questions about the information presented here, please contact the NICCS team at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.