DOD 8570.01

DOD 8570.01

The DOD 8570.01 is the Department of Defense's directive on minimum standards for training, certification and job position requirements for all Information Assurance (IA) and Information Technology (IT) positions within the DoD.

The majority of the DoD 8570.01 Baseline certifications are theoretical exams. Even if the exam includes a practical component, it is frequently so simple to perform that it does not verify that the person possesses skills that will be useful in the real world.

Many government cyber specialists are forced to spend their own money to attend more up-to-date, relevant, and hands-on courses in order to learn the skills they need to thrive in their positions.


MCSI equips cyber operators and warriors with the knowledge and abilities they need to maintain operational superiority in the cyber domain. Our certifications are 95 percent less expensive than standard options, and our innovative methodology is 100% practical and current.

This is how we compare to alternative training vendors:

MCSI Certifications Traditional Vendors Industry Conferences Conference Workshop Cybersecurity Bootcamps Cyber Ranges
Cost $450 $5,000+ $900+ $4,000+ $10,000+ $3,000+
Hours of training 600+ hours 40-48 10+ 16-40 450 40-100
Certifications 3-5 1 0 0 1 0
Online Yes Some No No No Yes
practical 100% 50% 0% 50% 50% 100%
Maintenance Level High Low Low Low Low Low
free trial Yes No No No No No
Access to instructors Yes Some No Yes Yes Some

Our pricing is more affordable than our competitors because we have reinvented how cyber training is done online. Our innovative Online Learning Platform is highly effective at teaching cyber security. The platform provides a more engaging and interactive learning experience than traditional methods, which helps students learn and retain skills better.

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