NICCS Education and Training Catalog
The NICCS Education and Training Catalog is a central location where cybersecurity professionals across the nation can find over 3,000 cybersecurity-related courses. Anyone can use the interactive map and filters to search for courses offered in their local area so they can add to their skill set, increase their level of expertise, earn a certification, or even transition into a new career.
All of the courses are aligned to the specialty areas of the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework) is the blueprint to categorize, organize, and describe cybersecurity work. It was developed in partnership with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide educators, students, employers, employees, training providers, and policymakers with a systematic and consistent way to organize the way we think and talk about cybersecurity work, and to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform cybersecurity tasks.
The NICE Framework is a blueprint to categorize, organize, and describe cybersecurity work into categories, specialty Areas, work roles tasks, and knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). It provides a common language to speak about cyber roles and jobs and can be referenced by those who wish to define professional requirements in cybersecurity.
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework provides a blueprint to categorize, organize, and describe cybersecurity work into Categories, Specialty Areas, Work Roles, tasks, and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). The NICE Framework provides a common language to speak about cyber roles and jobs and helps define personal requirements in cybersecurity.
Categories, Specialty Areas, and Work Roles
Within the NICE Framework, there are seven Categories, each comprising of several Specialty Areas. Additionally, within each Specialty Area, there are a set of Work Roles. Each Work Role has Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) required for the role, as well as Tasks performed by the role. This organizing structure is based on extensive job analyses that groups together work and workers that share common major functions, regardless of job titles or other occupational terms.