Jones & Bartlett Learning Cybersecurity - Curriculum and Certification Mappings

Curriculum and Certification Mappings

Connecting Cybersecurity Education to Multiple Standards and Frameworks

The cybersecurity workforce is one of the most critical employment sectors in the country, and we are committed to improving this workforce's training and development. The nation's cybersecurity is threatened by a wide array of hostile actors who seek to sabotage the U.S. information technology infrastructure—and thus our ability to compete in the global economy. No one is safe from this threat—not government, not private organizations, not individuals. For years it has been clear that the nation lacks an adequately trained and skilled workforce with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the demand for cybersecurity workers. Establishing a more secure cyberspace requires improvement in many areas, among them developing a cybersecurity workforce that can get the job done.

Several government agencies have made overlapping efforts to develop a standard on the skills required for this evolving profession. Jones & Bartlett Learning has tackled head-on the challenge that training and education providers face in mapping their courses to multiple sets of curriculum guidelines, including:

  • National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CDE) Knowledge Units
  • National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
  • Cybersecurity Education Curriculum 2017 (CSEC 2017)
  • Cybersecurity Education Curriculum 2020 (CSEC 2020)

We also offer mappings between the following textbooks and professional certifications:

  • Fundamentals of Information Systems Security and CompTIA Security+
  • Fundamentals of Communications and Networking and CompTIA Network+
  • Cloud Computing and CompTIA Cloud Essentials+
  • Hacker Techniques, Tools, and Inciding Handling and Certified Ethical Hacker

To better serve our customers and promote computer security, we conduct regular reviews of federal government cybersecurity guidance documents and professional certification exam objectives whenever we revise our cybersecurity education products. The resulting mapping guides identify the cybersecurity skills to which our curriculum uniquely maps and provide customers with the following added value:

  • To help our customer base of academic institutions meet government training and development standards
  • To demonstrate what students will have studied after completing a course
  • To help students understand which cybersecurity skills employers are seeking
  • To identify gaps in training the cybersecurity workforce, as well as trends requiring updating or continuingly supplementing of our courseware

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