Bossier Parish Community College joins a select group of community colleges nationwide to achieve all six of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) standards certifications.
With the approval this week of the final two CNSS standards certifications, BPCC now holds CNSS 4011-4016 certifications as well as the designation of CAE2Y (Center of Academic Excellence for Two-Year college).
“These accreditations are prestigious, mainly being held by universities such as the United States Air Force Academy, Georgetown University, and the Naval Postgraduate School,” said Associate Professor for Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Chris Rondeau. “Only a few two year colleges in the United States carry these certifications.”
CNSS 4015 (NSTISSI 4015 National Training Standard for System Certifiers) and CNSS 4016 (National Information Assurance Training Standard for Risk Analysts) round out a three-year process by BPCC’s Cyber faculty for achieving all six of the CNSS certifications.
“These certifications and credentials serve to help our students in our Cyber Information Systems programs become more marketable to businesses and government agencies that require a higher level of security systems training,” explained Rondeau.
In the email from ICAE (Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation) notifying the College of the accreditations, the BPCC Cyber program was lauded as a program to be commended:
“…. The lab assignments utilize real world scenarios in their lab assignments which provide the students exposure to these types of incidents but also are designed to assist the students prepare for and sit for the COMPTIA Network+ exam and the Security+ certifications. There are some notable achievements including their internship program, the launch of their Cyber Information Technology curriculums supporting the local Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) and National Cyber Research Park (NCRP) efforts and there was an excellent ethical document entitled, “Network Security & Networking Tracks Code of Conduct Contract” which is signed by the faculty and students. Nicely done.”
For more information on these certifications, visit: http://www.cnss.gov.