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The Workforce Framework 2.0
NICCS is currently not accepting new course information for inclusion in the Catalog, pending the release of the updated National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (anticipated Spring 2014). An announcement will be made when this temporary pause is lifted and NICCS resumes acceptance of submissions to the Catalog.
We look forward to keeping you informed and providing you updates on NICE workforce development efforts. If you have questions, please contact the NICCS Supervisory Office (SO).
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.
Note: At this time, we can only collect and include information from Federal training providers. If your organization is a Federal training provider, please contact the NICCS SO to ensure your course listings are added to the Cybersecurity Training and Education Catalog.
For all other training providers, we are in the process of obtaining approval to collect and display your training courses as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. While this means we will be unable to collect data from you for a few months, we will make sure to keep you posted on news and events related to cybersecurity training, education and awareness. Please contact the NICCS SO to be put on our mailing list.
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 NICCS Provider Template and send us your organization’s contact information via email. To obtain a copy of the NICCS Provider Template, please email the NICCS SO. As noted above, private training providers will have to wait until the end of the PRA process to apply.
- Map: Contact the NICCS SO and request 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 will be able to map up to five Workforce Framework Specialty Areas to a training course. 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.