DoD Directive 8570

Viewing 16 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #4939
      secureseve
      Participant

      Hello,

      I have a fast questioni regarding the DoD 8570 implementation. I have googled and even read a pdf of the 8570 directive but could not find my answer. According to the 8570 document I read, a Level 1 Tech must secure a computer environtment (CE as per the document). A level 2 Tech must secure a network environment (NE as per the document) and a level 3 Tech is an expert at both CE and NE and additional tasks.

      I would eventually like to work for the government, specifically Information Assurance, and I was wondeirng, does a level 3 certification supercede a level 1? Let’s say I don’t take the A+ or Net+ Cert. (Level 1) but have the GCIH (level 3). Would I be eligible to level 1 jobs?

      Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

      Regards,

      seven.

    • #31072
      BillV
      Participant

      To the best of my knowledge that is correct. A level 3 IAT/IAM would qualify for level 1 and 2 positions.

    • #31073
      UNIX
      Participant

      Not completely sure, but I’d also say as Bill, that lv 3 qualifies for 1 and 2.

    • #31074
      secureseve
      Participant

      Hmm, thanks for the input guys. I would assume that being an expert in level 1 and 2 would grant you the ability to apply for those jobs, but I don’t want to make an “ass” of myself.  ::)

    • #31075
      ziggy_567
      Participant

      I could be wrong, but I believe that DoD 8570 still has some time before certifications are required. What I mean is that you still have some time before you are REQUIRED to have the certifications.

      Someone correct me if I’m wrong…


      Ziggy

    • #31076
      secureseve
      Participant

      I was pretty sure this was passed in 2004 from what I read. But I too, could be wrong. I only recently found about the whole thing.

    • #31077
      BillV
      Participant

      I’m not sure on the date but you’ll want to earn the certifications (as it’ll be required soon enough anyway, if not already).

      The only other requirements, aside from the levels, are the specialty certifications that are required for different positions (e.g., CND).

    • #31078
      BillV
      Participant

      “d. Starting in FY10 – 70% at contract award, 100% by the end of FY10.”

      That applies to contractors specifically but I believe it’s the same for government employees as well. FY10 ends this year (Sept. 30)

    • #31079
      ziggy_567
      Participant

      I’m sorry if it came off as me saying that certifications weren’t that important yet. What I was trying to point out is that not having the cert does not necessarily knock a person out of contention until the deadline which is Sept. 30 as BillV pointed out.

      From my experience, though, your resume is less likely to be looked at if you do not have the cert. I know as soon as I got my GCIH, I got alot more response than I had previously.


      Ziggy

    • #31080
      secureseve
      Participant

      Thanks a lot everyone. I’m finishing my B.S. Info.Tech in December and wanted to get a head start in getting certifications and my name out there; starting with security+. I was hoping to get the whole “Wow, this 22 y/o kid just graduated and has certs, maybe let’s hire him and watch him bloom.” effect lol  ::) . I have a good understanding of networking and programming from reading a TON of books, but I don’t really have funds to pay for all the certs so I will be zeroing in on well known security certs (I would take the CCENT/CCNA but like I said, funds are low, but I understand the material well and play with Cisco gear for test labs)

      @Bill
      Thanks for the heads up on the speciality certs. I’ll def. look into that!

    • #31081
      former33t
      Participant

      Having actually worked for the government (both civilian and contractor) since 2004, I can tell you that a level 3 cert covers you for level 1 and level 2 jobs.  That being said, I wouldn’t wait to get a level 3 cert if you can sit for a level 1 or 2 cert today.

      The 8570 certification requirements are identical for both contractor and government personnel.  I know some government employees that are looking for new positions because they can’t pass exams (or “don’t want to deal with the headache”).  Better for all of us I say…

    • #31082
      BillV
      Participant

      @former33t wrote:

      I know some government employees that are looking for new positions because they can’t pass exams (or “don’t want to deal with the headache”).  Better for all of us I say…

      Yep, agree. I’m currently contracting and due to someone I work with (gov’t employee) not interested in passing exams, I might have a good shot at getting in as an employee.

    • #31083
      BillV
      Participant

      @secureseven wrote:

      I have a good understanding of networking and programming from reading a TON of books, but I don’t really have funds to pay for all the certs so I will be zeroing in on well known security certs (I would take the CCENT/CCNA but like I said, funds are low, but I understand the material well and play with Cisco gear for test labs)

      Cisco CCNA 2-book set

      Also, certification document attached.

    • #31084
      BillV
      Participant

      And you might find this interesting/helpful as well:

      CareerBuilder.com Government & Defense Virtual Career Fair

      This is happening today (Apr. 13), all day from 9am – 8pm ET

    • #31085
      BillV
      Participant

      Haha, of course, if you don’t hold a clearance, you may have difficulty getting them to speak to you apparently:

      Chris G. – Do you have a clearance?
      Bill V. – No, I do not currently hold a clearance.
      Chris G.  – General Dynamics Information Technology has left the chat

      Wow, don’t think I’ll ever consider a position with General Dynamics.

    • #31086
      rattis
      Participant

      @BillV wrote:

      Cisco CCNA 2-book set

      Also, certification document attached.

      I read that and Todd Lammle’s book the the last time I took my CCNA. I didn’t care for Odom’s books that much. Where as I passed the CCNA the first time with just Lammle’s book.

      The lab will be the biggest help though. The last time I took the test, I didn’t finish. Mostly because I couldn’t remember the commands I needed. I took the test without touching a piece of Cisco gear in 4 years, and only reading the books. Needless to say I didn’t pass.

    • #31087
      Rakurai
      Participant

      @ziggy_567 wrote:

      I could be wrong, but I believe that DoD 8570 still has some time before certifications are required. What I mean is that you still have some time before you are REQUIRED to have the certifications.

      Someone correct me if I’m wrong…


      Ziggy

      I believe certs are now required. I’m A+ and I got all of my admin rights taken away in February, I can’t even install a dam printer anymore. Stationed at Ft. Carson, if that helps.

Viewing 16 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Copyright ©2021 Caendra, Inc.

Contact Us

Thoughts, suggestions, issues? Send us an email, and we'll get back to you.

Sending

Sign in with Caendra

Forgot password?Sign up

Forgot your details?