US DOD Directive 8570 & Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
The United States of America Department of Defense issuedDirective 8570 in 2004 to mandate baseline certifications for all InformationAssurance “IA” positions. InFebruary of 2010, this directive was enhanced to include the Certified EthicalHacker across its Computer Network Defense Categories “CND”.
DOD Directive 8570?
As stated by DIAP: DOD Directive 8570.01M Change 2 provides the basisfor an enterprise-wide solution to train, certify, and manage the DoDInformation Assurance (IA) workforce.
How is the DOD Directive 8570 Structured?
8570 categorizes personnel in the following Main Categories:
- Computer Network Defender
- System Architect and Engineer
Each category is then broken into specific Job Roles/Functionalrequirements. The certified ethical hacker (CEH) covers 4 out of 5 positions in theComputer Network Defense Category.
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is a part of:
CND Infrastructure Support
CND Incident Responder
Full 8570 CertificationChart:
Who is affected by DOD Directive 8570?
All individuals with privileged access to DOD Systems, militarypersonnel, civilian contractors, and foreign employees alike.
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Exam
CEH is a controlled exam, you must have a voucher code along withan Authorization code to take the test. Testing is 100% computer based,delivered through both VUE testing centers and Prometric Testing Centers. Foradded flexibility in testing, Prometric offers web based proctored testing fromany location in the world with a reliable internet (see below)
Preparing for the exam
While training is not required to challenge the CEH exam, it isrecommended. CEH training is available in a variety of formats. EC-Council hasover 450 training partners in 70+ countries ensuring traditional instructor ledtraining is available. Other training formats such as Distributed Live OnlineLearning, Mobile Learning Solutions loaded on iPods, Net books, Self PacedOnline Training, as well as Resources such as the Official review Guide are allavailable through EC-Council’s iClass division.
Academic Programs (For Credit Programs only)
In most cases, training will be necessary to successfullychallenge and pass the CEH Examination. Government Units/Divisions within-house training departments, through EC-Council’s Authorized GovernmentDelivery Center program are able to deliver an Authorized EC-Council Programwith Official Training Materials, Official Courseware, as well as Examinationsadministered at the end of class by a local assigned proctor. Programs are inplace currently with various organizations such as the AFIOC, See AFIOC Press Release for details. EC Council accepts allmajor forms of payment as well as Government POs. Also, for added flexibility inpurchasing; EC-Council offers training vouchers with volume discount options aswell.
If you are interested in applying to become an EC-Council AGDC, or if you want to receive a copy of our2010 Price Schedule or for all additional inquires related to the US DoD Directive 8570 and EC Council's examination or training services, please contact:
Steven Graham | Senior Director
Authorized Training Center (ATC) - "Authorized to teach Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)"
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Directive 8570 Resources