"We are proud to enter this new stage as a fully-authorized delivery partner with CompTIA," said Dr. Matthew McFadden, CSRA's Cybersecurity Service Area Director. "CSRA is a leading provider of cyber training for the federal government. We focus our expertise using real-world scenarios to design, develop, and deliver our unique hands-on training for our customers. As new threats continue to evolve, we will maintain our rigorous certification requirements and challenge our experts to stay ahead of new developments in this expanding field."
"The need for cybersecurity professionals is large and growing, with an estimated 300,000 job openings currently available across the country," said Joe Padin, Vice President, public and private sector business development for CompTIA. "With CSRA we are committed to doing all we can to educate, train and certify new tech pros so that they are equipped with the latest cyber-defense skills. We're pleased to welcome CSRA to the universe of CompTIA partners."
The cybersecurity of our nation depends on the men and women on the front lines of this new and evolving battlefield. CSRA's Cyber Institute provides training for the development, maintenance, analysis, and defense of systems and networks. All courses are available for any funded commercial or government customer to attend. CSRA offers flexible options for this instruction, including on premise, instructor-facilitated online training and mobile training at a client site.
The CSRA Cyber Institute's largest current customer is the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy (DCITA). As the prime contractor for this Department of Defense (DoD) program, CSRA offers the following services:
Develops, maintains, and delivers DCITA's 30+ formal courses
Builds, securely operates, and maintains all networks supporting thousands of DoD students
Supports all schoolhouse operations, which delivered more than 160,000 hours of training in 2016.
The CompTIA authorization is a new milestone for CSRA's Cyber Institute and its capabilities. CSRA has recently built and delivered two CompTIA courses: CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+). CASP aligns to DoD Directive 8570/8140 as an Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level III certification. CTT+ provides experienced instructors who offer best practices for delivering technical training to adult learners.
CSRA's authorized delivery partnership status certifies the company has met the following CompTIA requirements:
Offers at least one CompTIA certification course
Ensures all CompTIA instructors are certified in the CompTIA course(s) they teach
Ensures all instructors teaching CompTIA courses have CompTIA CTT+™ certification or other industry-approved trainer certification or credential
Uses CompTIA Approved Quality Content (CAQC®)
CompTIA is the nation's leading trade association for the IT industry. The association issues vendor-neutral professional certification in over 120 countries and releases over 50 studies annually to track trends and changes within the IT industry. According to its CEO, Todd Thibodeaux, CompTIA has certified more than 2.2 million individuals since the program started in the mid '1990s and certifies more than 220,000 each year.
CSRA has also released its fall course calendar and registration is now open for qualified applicants. For more information about CSRA courses or to enroll, visit www.csra.com/CyberInstitute
About CSRA Inc.
CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) solves our nation's hardest mission problems as a bridge from mission and enterprise IT to Next Gen, from government to technology partners, and from agency to agency. CSRA is tomorrow's thinking, today. For our customers, our partners, and ultimately, all the people our mission touches, CSRA is realizing the promise of technology to change the world through next-generation thinking and meaningful results. CSRA is driving towards achieving sustainable, industry-leading organic growth across federal and state/local markets through customer intimacy, rapid innovation and outcome-based experience. CSRA has over 18,000 employees and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia. To learn more about CSRA, visit www.csra.com. Think Next. Now.
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