ASI 1D Digital Media Collector (DMC)

ASI Description

Identifies personnel who are the first to respond, secure, preserve, and/or collect digital evidence at crime scenes or during a site exploitation. Personnel with the Digital Media Collector ASI will be certified and trained to legally seize digital media in a manner which would allow further prosecution in a court of law.

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In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

Skill Level

The Skill Level reflects the level, based on MOS training and/or experience, the Soldier should be the most prepared to successfully earn the credential. See the Table Legend for details about each level.

Star

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improves the MOS technical proficiency.

Mandatory

This credential is mandatory for some Soldiers, see the Mandated Certifications tab for more information.

Proponent Funded

Indicates the credential may have funding through the MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base. Click here for more information.

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA under the CA Civilian Occupation Related Option.

Promo Points

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GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill. Click for external link to GI Bill licensing and certification information.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%) and is eligible for CA under the CA MOS/ASI Related Option

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM), Certified Records Manager (CRM) certification requires candidates to meet both educational and work experience certification requirements. A minimum of one year of professional records and information management (RIM) work experience is required, regardless of the level of education a candidate possesses. The minimum acceptable education is graduation from high school (completion of 12 grades) or equivalent (e.g., GED credential or equivalency diploma) in conjunction with five years of professional level RIM experience. The preferred qualifications are a college degree (four-year or bachelor’s degree) and one year of professional RIM experience. CRM candidates must pass a six-part written examination.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The CompTIA A+ ce certification demonstrates competency as a computer support technician. The A+ ce certification is appropriate for entry-level technicians who perform tasks such as installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking. Security, safety and environmental issues, and communication and professionalism are also covered. It is recommended, although not required, that candidates have nine to twelve months of related hands-on experience as an IT professional.

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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The CTT+ certificate is a cross-industry credential providing recognition that a training professional has mastered core instructor skills. The examinations are based on a set of objectives designed to measure the core knowledge and skills that competent instructors must demonstrate to complete an instructional assignment successfully both in a classroom and a virtual classroom environment, including preparation, presentation, communication, facilitation and evaluation. While the CTT+ Program was first created for computer training and education, the certification can be applied to all industries that provide technical training, non-technical training and education. To earn the CTT+ designation, candidate must pass both a computer-based test that assesses knowledge and a Performance Based in which the candidate demonstrates prescribed skills. There are no experience or education requirements that must be met prior to taking the exam(s).

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Renewal Period: 3 years

Network+ ce is an intermediate skill level certification for IT technicians who can describe the features and functions of networking components and manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructure. In addition, certification holders have a basic understanding of enterprise technologies, including cloud and virtualization technologies. Network+ ce is appropriate for computer network technicians, engineers, analysts and administrators. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Network+ ce candidates have at least nine months of experience in network support or administration or academic training, along with a CompTIA A+ ce certification.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The ASIS International, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification is for security management professionals who demonstrate knowledge and competency in all areas of security management. CPP candidates must have been employed full-time in a security-related role and meet education and/or experience requirements, which include at least three years of experience in responsible charge of a security function. Candidates must also pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) certification is designed for security professionals whose primary responsibilities are to conduct investigations and who have demonstrated in-depth operational knowledge and competence in this area. Candidates wishing to take the PCI examination must first satisfy the following requirements: Complete five years of investigations experience, with at least two (2) years in case management; and earn a high school diploma or GED equivalent. The applicant must not have been convicted of any criminal offense that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, and the PCI program. Successful Completion of an examination is required for all applicants who meet the experience and/or education and responsible charge criteria. Candidates must pass the examination to achieve the PCI designation.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification is designed for individuals whose primary responsibilities are to conduct physical security surveys, design integrated security systems that include equipment, procedures, and people; or install, operate or maintain those systems and who have demonstrated in-depth operational knowledge and competence in this area. Candidates wishing to take the PSP examination must first satisfy the following requirements: Complete six (6) years of experience in the physical security field; Earn a High school diploma or GED equivalent; and must not have been convicted of any criminal offense that would reflect negatively on the security profession, ASIS, or the certification program. Alternatively, candidates may have a Bachelor's degree or higher and four years of progressive physical security experience. An examination is required for all applicants who meet the experience and/or education and responsible charge criteria. Candidates must pass the examination to achieve the PSP designation.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The CompTIA Security+ ce certification designates knowledgeable professionals in the field of IT security. Security+ ce is an introductory level certification that proves competency in system security, network infrastructure, access control, assessments and audits, cryptography and organizational security. Occupations relevant to this certification include computer security specialists, computer and information systems managers, and network and computer systems administrators. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended that CompTIA Security+ ce candidates have at least two years of technical networking experience, with an emphasis on security. The CompTIA Network+ ce certification is also recommended.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

A Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) is a professional with the expertise to conduct a variety of investigative interviews with victims, witnesses, suspects or other sources to determine the facts regarding suspicions, allegations or specific incidents in either public or private sector settings. The Certified Forensic Interviewer demonstrates understanding of legal aspects of interviewing and proficiency in interview preparation, behavioral analysis, accusatory and non-accusatory interviewing, documentation, and presentation of findings. CFI applicants must have a combination of education and experience. Applicants must have two to four years of experience in a public or private position where they are responsible for investigation, interviewing and interrogation. Applicants holding a bachelor's degree are required to have two years of such experience while those with a high school diploma must have four years of experience.

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Renewal Period: 2 years

CALI's Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) Program is a recognized symbol of excellence and achievement in the investigator and security professions. The purpose of the program is to raise the professional standing of investigators and security professionals and to give special recognition to those individuals by testing knowledge about their profession. Candidates must be a licensed Private Investigator or the equivalent and have been licensed for a minimum of three consecutive years immediately preceding application to sit for the exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

International Association for Identification (IAI), Latent Print Certification recognizes an applicant's in-depth knowledge and understanding of friction skin physiology and morphology, terminology, detection, recovery, photography, preservation, enhancement, analysis, comparison, documentation and reporting of latent print evidence. Latent Print Certification applicants are primarily employed in the field of Forensic Science with duties that include the examination and comparison of latent print evidence, as well as providing expert testimony when necessary. Eligibility requirements include formal education, technical training, experience, and two letters of endorsement. Applicants must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

International Association for Identification (IAI),Tenprint Fingerprint Certification is designed for individuals who are currently working in the field of tenprint matters. Tenprint Fingerprint Certification recognizes an applicant's knowledge of tenprint examinations, historical and current tenprint guidelines and standards, the history, foundation and scientific methodology used in Friction Ridge Science, and current topics and/or scientific studies within the tenprint discipline. Applicants should be able to compare friction ridge impressions of known to unknown subjects and arrive at a conclusion based on current objectively accepted methodology, recognize and interpret friction ridge impressions, and accurately record a complete tenprint record. Eligibility requirements for Tenprint Fingerprint Certification include formal education, technical training, experience, and two letters of endorsement. Applicants must pass an exam and submit a personally recorded tenprint record.

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Renewal Period: Lifetime

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The International Association for Identification (IAI), Certified Crime Scene Analyst is a mid-level certification for crime investigative professionals. Crime Scene Analysts work under general supervision responding to crime scenes and perform a broad range of investigative tasks to document the crime scene including taking photographs, and recovering and processing evidence. A minimum of three years of experience in crime scene related activities is required. There are also minimum training and education requirements associated with this certification.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Associate Safety Professional certification (ASP) validates an individual's knowledge and experience in the safety profession. ASP certifies an individual's ability to perform at least 50% of professional-level safety duties in safety, health, environment and ergonomics. Safety professionals are required to make worksite assessments to determine risks, potential hazards and controls, evaluate risks and hazard control measures for equipment, systems, facilities and processes, investigate incidents, maintain and evaluate incident and loss records, and prepare emergency response plans. ASP candidates are required to have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in any field or an associate's in safety, health, or the environment, or a closely related field. In addition, candidates must have one year of professional safety experience where safety is at least 50%, preventative, professional level with breadth and depth of safety duties. Candidates must take a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

INFORMS, Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) certification advances the use of analytics by setting agreed upon standards for the profession and advances the profession by providing a means for organizations to identify and develop qualified analytics professionals, by contributing to the career success and continued competence for analytics professionals, and by improving the credibility and visibility of the analytics profession. The CAP examination measures acceptable performance across seven major areas or domains of practice that adhere to the analytics end-to-end process: business problem framing, analytics problem framing, data, methodology selection, model building, deployment, and model life cycle management. Candidates must have a minimum of a BA/BS degree and at least 7 years of professional analytics related experience.

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Renewal Period: 2 years

The Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA), Certified Collection Management Professional - Fundamental (CCMP-F) is a professional level certification that assesses collection management (CM) knowledge that is common, core, and critical to CM activities across the DCME.  By earning the CCMP-F, certification holders demonstrate knowledge that supports work in joint, multiple-intelligence discipline environments across all echelons of the DCME.  This knowledge includes a common professional lexicon, or list of professional terms and concepts, and it enables collection managers to transfer their knowledge from a job at one DCME organization to any other. The CCMP-F exam is open to any individual in the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), though most candidates come from within the DCME.  All candidates must possess an active TOP SECRET/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance at the time of the certification assessment and must be in ‘good standing' as defined by their employing Component.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA), Certified Defense All-Source Analysis - I (CDASA-I) is an intermediate level credential designed for professional All-Source intelligence workers. CDASA-I recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a level of competence, through their work experience and analytic knowledge, consistent with the baseline of the profession. The analytic knowledge represents those facts, concepts, principles and tools that are appropriate for a generalist. The certification aims to support the DoD-wide initiative to professionalize the intelligence workforce. Further objectives include enhancing DoD's analytic quality by using common standards, enabling an interoperable and agile workforce, and promoting common professional development frameworks.

Click here to go to Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I) web page.

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA), Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I) is part of the DoD-wide initiative to professionalize the intelligence workforce directed by the USD(I). JIP-I was created to develop, define, and measure broad-based core competencies for joint IP professionals across the Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE). JIP-I certification covers both Foundational and Full Performance execution of IP and ensures all joint intelligence planners understand the core concepts of IP and how they support Joint Operations Planning (JOP) and the planning of intelligence operations. Candidates must have at least 18 months of Intelligence Planning Experience performed within the last three years and must currently hold an active TOP SECRET/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) security clearance and be in 'good standing' as defined by their employing Component.

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Click here to go to Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC) web page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Department of Defense (DoD) Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (IFPC) program is sponsored by the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) to professionalize the defense intelligence workforce by establishing a common standard of the fundamental knowledge and skills expected of all who serve and support, and those who hope to serve and support, in the Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE). The IFPC is based on the Defense Intelligence Fundamentals standards, which are cross-cutting and enterprise-wide, and depict the Department’s core expectations of what all Defense Intelligence Professionals, regardless of Service/Agency, Function/Specialty and experience level, must know and/or be able to do to successfully execute and/or contribute to the execution of intelligence missions, functions, and activities at the fundamental level. The IFPC will also serve to ensure incoming defense intelligence professionals meet knowledge standards. IFPC candidates must meet minimum eligibility requirements and pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2013 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. Key technologies include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint and OneNote. Candidates must pass one certification exam. There are no experience requirements for this certification but Microsoft Learning recommends that a candidate have hands-on experience with the product prior to testing.

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Renewal Period: Lifetime

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office 2016 credential is an entry-level certification for individuals who wish to demonstrate expertise in using Microsoft Office programs. Key technologies include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook. Candidates must pass one certification exam. There are no experience requirements for this certification but Microsoft Learning recommends that a candidate have hands-on experience with the product prior to testing.

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High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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