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How to Get Certifications Now That Translate Military Experience

PROFESSIONAL & CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATIONS TO ADD TO YOUR RESUME

Whether you are staying in the military or getting out, there are DOD baseline certifications that can translate military experience to a civilian resume. The certifications and credentials that really count depend on where you are coming from and where you plan to head. In many situations there are COOL programs based on the branch of military you are serving that can offer certification or credentialing assistance.

AF COOL Program Explained

The Air Force COOL program is a pathway for enlisted members of the Air & Space Force to earn industry-recognized professional certifications and licenses. All related licensing fees, exam charges, and study preparation costs, including training, are covered by the Air Force COOL program.

Why are DoD Directive 8570 Certification Requirements so important?

MILITARY CERTIFICATIONS FOR YOUR CIVILIAN LIFE

In August of 2004 the US Department of Defense (DoD) implemented DOD Directive 8570 certification requirements, which requires every part-time or full-time military member or defense contractor with privileged access to a DoD information system to carry an approved certification for their particular job classification.

Modernization of DOD: VMware Hybrid Cloud Capabilities and Portability

To modernize defense, units must continue to enlist DoD hybrid cloud solutions such as VMware on milCloud® 2.0. Agencies in the Department of Defense continue to pursue IT modernization and digital transformation, in part by using hybrid cloud platforms. Hybrid cloud provides DoD agencies requisite security, access, flexibility and cost containment. Hybrid cloud computing provides for sensitive data and applications to reside on private clouds; more operational workloads can run on the public cloud.

DoD 5G Strategy Enables JADC2 Connectivity

JOINT ALL-DOMAIN COMMAND AND CONTROL IS THE FUTURE OF DEFENSE

The Pentagon is working closely with industry and interagency partners on the development of it's DoD 5G strategy that will provide lightning fast ubiquitous connectivity. JADC2 (Joint All-Domain Command and Control), enabled by 5G connectivity, will allow the military to exchange and synchronize information across systems, services and platforms seamlessly across all domains including air, sea, land, space and cyber. The development of a joint warfighting concept and doctrine that will drive the Defense Department’s transition to all-domain operations.

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