DoD Selects CompTIA PenTest+ as an Approved Certification for Military Personnel and Defense Contractors
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DoD Selects CompTIA PenTest+ as an Approved Certification for Military Personnel and Defense Contractors

By CIOReview | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) selects CompTIA PenTest+ as an approved certification for military personnel and defense contractors working in DoD information assurance roles.

FREMONT, CA: CompTIA, the pioneer in skills training and certifications for information technology (IT) professionals, announces that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) opts for CompTIA PenTest+ as an approved certification for military personnel and defense contractors working in DoD information assurance responsibilities. With its addition to DoD Directive 8570.01-Manual of approved baseline certifications, CompTIA PenTest+ will pacify certain DoD job demands in three workforce categories, including  Cybersecurity Service Provider Analyst (CSSP-A), Cybersecurity Service Provider Incident Response (CSSP-IR), and Cybersecurity Service Provider Auditor (CSSP-AU).

CompTIA PenTest+ is developed for cybersecurity experts tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management. The certification exam includes content on the management skills needed to decide the resiliency of a network against threats and plan, scope, and control cybersecurity weaknesses. DoD Directive 8570 was tailored to identify, tag, track, and manage the department’s data assurance, or cybersecurity, workforce. The DoD Directive founded baseline IT certification to validate the knowledge, skills, and potentials of personnel working in these roles. The DoD adds new and revised IT certifications to this list to keep pace with the emerging field of cybersecurity.

Seven CompTIA certifications are comprised in the DoD Directive 8570.01-M – CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), Cloud+, PenTest+, and the CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+).

CompTIA is the leader in vendor-neutral technical education and certifications in a range of skills and has awarded more than 2.7 million certifications to technology professionals.  The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is advancing the tech industry and its workforce.