AFCEA Supports Cybersecurity Certification Maintenance
One of several ways AFCEA supports the professional development of those serving in the national security workforce is by offering events, classes and online training, which have been approved by CompTIA, GIAC and/or CertNexus for continuing education for cybersecurity certification maintenance. Those who maintain certifications according to the guidance provided by applicable certifying organizations can keep their certifications current and avoid the requirement to requalify by retaking the certification exams.
AFCEA’s Continuing Education program focuses on certifications related to U.S. federal government requirements, including those of the Department of Defense (DoD). Some of these requirements apply not only to military and government employees but also to support contractors who use or manage DoD networks or data.
Many AFCEA International and chapter event sessions have been approved by CompTIA, GIAC and CertNexus for continuing education. These sessions may also support (ISC)2, National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Project Management Institute (PMI), GAGAS and Defense Acquisition Workforce continuing education and/or certification maintenance requirements.
Certifying organizations review AFCEA event sessions, classes and webinars for the certifications shown in the table:
Certifying organizations review AFCEA event sessions, classes and webinars for the certifications shown in the table above.
In addition to the continuing education sessions at AFCEA International and chapter events, several approved SIGNAL webinars are available at the following link: https://www.afcea.org/signal-media/signal-media-webinars.
If you are interested in exploring further AFCEA educational opportunities supporting cybersecurity certification maintenance, AFCEA also offers:
• Professional development classes, with a variety of cyber-related topics where we send the instructor to you.
• On-demand courses—offered online to take at your own pace.
• Preferred providers—institutions for higher education that offer
online training and certification opportunities at affordable prices
to AFCEA members.
Remember AFCEA when you seek help preparing for and maintaining cybersecurity certifications. The online offerings are especially helpful while travel and on-site events are limited.
Formal attendance documentation is often available for current AFCEA members and for continuing education pass holders who attended applicable in-person, on-site sessions. For approved online sessions, AFCEA posts tips for the preparation of attendance documentation in FAQ #4 at https://www.afcea.org/afcea-education/continuing-education.