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DoD 8570 Certification Courses
Department of Defense Directive 8570 (DoD 8570) requires all DoD employees who conduct information assurance functions to carry an approved certification specific to their job classification. UMGC's undergraduate courses in the computer networks and cybersecurity program are designed to help prepare students for specific DoD 8570 certification exams.
|DoD Certification||Exam Number||UMGC Course|
|CompTIA A+||220-701; 220-702||(3 Credits, CMIT 202)|
|CompTIA Network+||N10-004||(3 Credits, CMIT 265)|
|CompTIA Security+||SYO-201||(3 Credits, CMIT 320)|
|(ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Securities Professional (CISSP)||(3 Credits, CMIT 425)|
|EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)||(3 Credits, CMIT 321)|
|CERT Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH)||(3 Credits, CMIT 460)|
As you’re pursuing these certifications, you may be able to get a discount by purchasing an exam voucher using your UMGC e-mail address.
If you already hold the above DoD 8570 or other IT certifications, you may be able to satisfy certain program prerequisites and earn credit toward a UMGC degree.
Get Started & Register
Before you begin the registration steps above, you must log in to ISSAIC. Sign in to the SAIC employee intranet to access the forms required to receive approval from your business unit prior to registering for UMGC courses.