Ensuring Quality of Cybersecurity Education
Thursday, September 19, 1:00-2:00pm - Presentation

How can employers, employees or job seekers ensure that they have the knowledge and skills that the job requires? How can training providers ensure that the individuals completing cybersecurity education programs will learn the knowledge and skills based on industry accepted practices? This session will provide information on market value of third party accreditation of training and education certificate programs of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and effect on job readiness. Specifically, you will learn from ANSI’s Certificate Accreditation Program (ANSI-CAP) experience and how to ensure quality in workforce development and training programs that align with workplace and employers’ needs. You will further explore topics such as measuring learning outcomes relate to employability, and performing objective third party accreditation based on accepted international standards. ANSI-CAP is based on an American National Standard, ANSI/ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs. The standard requires that your program meets predefined industry requirements for content, follows predetermined processes, includes constant feedback for quality improvement, and much more. ANSI's accreditation process itself follows ISO/IEC 17011, the International Standard that defines quality third-party accreditation practices.

  Dr. Turan Ayvaz