"Very knowledgeable and ensured that he was teaching at a pace comfortable for everyone since the team is at different skill levels. The instructor wanted to ensure everyone understood the material so that everyone would succeed. It's great when you have an instructor who wants to see the success of their students." - Lisa, Information Security Manager, The Walt Disney Company
"I was extremely impressed with the instructors understanding of the course material. The instructor was able to put himself in the position of those he was teaching and plan and teach based upon the needs of the organization." - Michael, CND Analyst
"The instructor was very knowledgeable in the field and topics he was teaching. He was able to take complex topics and convey the topics to individuals who were not familiar with any of the topics." - Shelly, IA Manager, LA County
"I've taken many cyber security boot camps in the past. This CEH course was by far the best boot camp I've taken. The instructor's penetration testing experience and stories were extremely entertaining and valuable. Awesome experience! Highly recommend." - Brian, SAIC Cyber Security Engineer
"Awesome instructor. I can't say enough great things about him... Besides I would like to be in another one of his courses." - Jenn, IT Analyst, Dell
"The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and crafted the exercises and discussions so we truly learned the material. I have a new appreciation for how systems are exploited." - Steve, DoD Information Security Manager
"The instructor was stupendous. Very knowledgeable about the topics and very open to any and all questions. Would ask multiple times during labs to see if anyone needed helped as well as walked around to assist in lab procedures." - IS Auditor, KPMG
"The instructor was very knowledgeable and knew how to balance the load between the material and student engagement. She engaged the audience through personal experience examples and gain the audience's trust fast by proving himself as the subject matter expert." - Tom, Ameren IT Security Analyst
"Knew the material inside-out. He did a great job of balancing intense focus on often painfully dry topics with humor and/or brief side topics. The result was a great learning environment that was intense and focused without being mentally exhausting." - Bob, USAF Cyber Lead
"The trainer did an amazing job teaching this class. His experience really helped me understand the concepts and how to apply in the real world. The training provided a very comprehensive framework for conducting pentesting and vulnerability assessments. Trainer was articulate, knowledgeable, and made this class engaging and enjoyable. Fantastic!" - John, United States Air Force CPT
"Enjoyed the instructor's laid back easy going teaching style. It was conducive to learning and his mannerisms allowed interaction between student--student and teacher-student. It fit the relaxed nature of our class/student. I've been watching the e-mail traffic from my fellow classmates... so far he is batting 1000% in his students passing their CISSP, so I'd say we've learned quite a bit. I have yet to take the test, but I'm feeling pretty confident which says quite a bit for someone who is uncomfortable taking exams." - Emily, CIRT Analyst
"Our instructor was energetic and knowledgeable. He was able to show up the day prior to the class to assist me in setting up the systems for the class and to discuss our expectations and goals for the class. He went out of his way to assist in tailoring the class for our organization, which was very much appreciated. Everyone in the class seemed to be enjoying the training and I feel that I myself learned a lot about the subject matter." - Mark, SAIC Cyber SME III
"The instructor was outstanding. He knows the material for the CEH class. I learned a lot of valuable information about hacking. I will pass it on to my students in my CyberPatriot class not all but some of it just to let them know we need more security professionals. I had a great time I would recommend this class to anyone interested in CEH or like me to be able to pass this knowledge on to my students." - Robert, Investigator, DPD
"One the most professional instructors I have ever had. His knowledge of the material was extremely high. His ability to keep the class focused on the topics and learn the material required to pass the test was "spot on". I have already recommend to several personnel who did not pass the CISSP the first time to try go with Alpine Security. They make all the difference in learning what is required." - David, Boeing Systems Engineer
"Very knowledgeable about the topic discussed and took time when needed to ensure understanding. His approach of learn the "how its done" rather than the quick "learn the tool" method made understanding what was going on and why so much easier. Had I taken the exam only knowing tools, I definitely would have not passed." - Suzie, IT Director
"Really understands the technology behind penetration testing. He exhibited knowledge on all related technology discussed in the educational materials, and he was able to make a fun class where everyone could learn. There was a lot of material, and he covered all of it wisely. Well done!" - Michelle, SOC Lead
"He. Was. Great. Very nice fluctuation of the way and speed he delivered the content. Great for me (who has little experience) and great for those who were already skilled in the knowledge/content being delivered." - Cindy
"Excellent CEH instructor. Very knowledgeable. Presents material in an easy-to-grasp manner. Very open to discussion, debate and interacts well due to a very good sense of humor. Was very attentive to making sure students understood the material as well as ensuring students understood the lab portions of the material." - Brad, DHS Cybersecurity Analyst
Alpine Security DoD 8570 Approved Training
We offer the following cybersecurity certification courses that are approved for DoD 8570/8140. All of our courses are available Live Online or In-Person and include the following:
- Exam Voucher / Fees
- Exam Pass Guarantee
- Digital and Print Materials
- Lunch, snacks, beverages, and networking opportunities
- Expert training by real-world penetration testers, auditors, and forensic analysts
Note: We will be adding CompTIA CySA later this Summer.
What is DoD 8570?
The DoD 8570.1-M ("8570") Directive is also known as the Information Assurance (IA) Workforce Improvement Program. The Department of Defense (DoD) passed a regulation stating that all IA personnel must become compliant with the mandated IT and Security certification standards within a certain time frame. There are various levels of compliance based on the level of job function. In today’s environment of emerging security threats, the DoD recognizes the critical need for highly-qualified, experienced information assurance personnel. To ensure a knowledgeable and skilled workforce necessary steps to develop a directive that involves the credentialing and continuing education of all DoD employees with privileged access to DoD information systems. 8570 requires every full and part-time military service member, defense contractor, and civilian with privileged access to a DoD system, regardless of job series or occupational specialty, to obtain a commercial certification credential that has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The most common cybersecurity certifications include CompTIA Security+, CISSP, CAP, CSA+, and CEH.
Note: DoD 8570 is migrating to DoD 8140. For more information, see our blog post Will DoD 8140 Replace DoD 8570?