Executives, managers, and IT staff all have a stake in cybersecurity.


In May 2017, a Presidential Executive Order was signed that requires all Federal agencies to use the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) that was created by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve cybersecurity for critical infrastructure throughout the United States. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) is a guide to analyze risk and to create, implement, monitor and continually improve a plan of action to increase cybersecurity.

In partnership with itSM Solutions LLC and UMass Lowell, a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R), LRS Education Services is proud to offer the NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) training curriculum. The curriculum is designed to train how to engineer and implement a cybersecurity program to protect critical assets using the NCSF.

Accredited by APMG International, the NCSP Training Program contains best practices and standards from both the private sector and government. It is applicable to organizations in any industry to address and manage cybersecurity risks in a cost-effective way based on organizational needs without additional regulatory requirements.

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LRS Education Services' NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP) Certification courses are recognized and listed on the National Initiative For Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) website for our expertise and professionalism. NICCS is managed by the Department of Homeland Security.


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The NCSP Foundation Certification Training outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations that implement a NCSF program can mitigate these risks. This program is focused on candidates who need a basic understanding of the NCSF to perform their daily jobs as executives, accountants, lawyers or information technology professionals.

This course is a great fit for anyone with an interest in or responsibility for the survival of the business. This includes IT, C level personnel, compliance, legal, auditing, human resources, etc.

  • One-day, high-level overview of threats and common risks.
  • Introduces the three main components of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: the Core, Implementation Tiers and Profiles.
  • Outlines how the NIST CSF can be used to plan, implement, monitor and improve protection of critical assets.

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NCSF Practitioner Certification logoThe NCSP Practitioner Certification Training details the current cybersecurity challenges plus teaches in depth the UMass Lowell NCSF Controls Factory Model methodology on how to design, build, test and manage a NCSF cybersecurity program. This training is focused on candidates who need a detailed understanding of the NCSF to perform their daily roles as cybersecurity engineers, testers or operations professionals.

This course is suited for individuals working with and overseeing the technology, including CIOs, IT Directors and Managers, IT Security personnel and IT staff.

  • Three-day deep dive into Foundation concepts.
  • Focus on designing and implementing (or improving) a cybersecurity program to minimize risks and protect critical assets based on the NIST CSF.
  • Provides a detailed analysis of the technical controls based on the Center for Internet Security Critical Security Controls.

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The NCSF Foundation and Practioner Certification logosNCSP Bootcamp Certification Training is a combination of the Foundation and Practitioner courses over four days, and it aligns with the same audience as the Practitioner course.


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All programs come with a certificate of completion and continuing education credits, such as PDUs and CEUs. Have questions? Contact LRS Education Services at  877.832.0688 x1493 or email us at GetSmart@LRS.com.

The optional certification exams are available through APMG International.


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