Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer Job Profile

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What is a Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer?

The Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer develops, plans, coordinates, and evaluates cyber training/education courses, methods, and techniques based on instructional needs.

Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer must know

  • computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
  • risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
  • cybersecurity and privacy principles.
  • cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
  • new and emerging information technology (IT) and cybersecurity technologies.
  • multiple cognitive domains and tools and methods applicable for learning in each domain.
  • the organization’s core business/mission processes.
  • emerging security issues, risks, and vulnerabilities.
  • learning assessment techniques (rubrics, evaluation plans, tests, quizzes).
  • computer based training and e-learning services.
  • instructional design and evaluation models (e.g., ADDIE, Smith/Ragan model, Gagne’s Events of Instruction, Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation).
  • learning levels (i.e., Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning).
  • Learning Management Systems and their use in managing learning.
  • modes of learning (e.g., rote learning, observation).
  • organizational training and education policies, processes, and procedures.
  • media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.
  • principles and processes for conducting training and education needs assessment.
  • relevant concepts, procedures, software, equipment, and technology applications.
  • Test & Evaluation processes for learners.
  • training and education principles and methods for curriculum design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training and education effects.
  • an organization’s information classification program and procedures for information compromise.
  • cyber competitions as a way of developing skills by providing hands-on experience in simulated, real-world situations.
  • Key skills Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer include:

    • developing and executing technical training programs and curricula.
    • identifying gaps in technical capabilities.
    • talking to others to convey information effectively.
    • applying technical delivery capabilities.
    • identifying gaps in technical delivery capabilities.
    • utilizing feedback to improve processes, products, and services.

    Cyber Instructional Curriculum Developer must able to

    • develop curriculum that speaks to the topic at the appropriate level for the target audience.
    • communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means.
    • conduct vulnerability scans and recognize vulnerabilities in security systems.
    • prepare and present briefings.
    • produce technical documentation.
    • apply principles of adult learning.
    • develop clear directions and instructional materials.
    • develop curriculum for use within a virtual environment.
    • apply the Instructional System Design (ISD) methodology.
    • tailor curriculum that speaks to the topic at the appropriate level for the target audience.
    • operate common network tools (e.g., ping, traceroute, nslookup).
    • tailor curriculum that speaks to the topic at the appropriate level for the target audience.
    • execute OS command line (e.g., ipconfig, netstat, dir, nbtstat).
    • operate different electronic communication systems and methods (e.g., e-mail, VOIP, IM, web forums, Direct Video Broadcasts).
    • apply critical reading/thinking skills.
    • evaluate information for reliability, validity, and relevance.
    • function in a collaborative environment, seeking continuous consultation with other analysts and experts—both internal and external to the organization—to leverage analytical and technical expertise.
    • tailor technical and planning information to a customer’s level of understanding.
    • think critically.
    • monitor advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.
    • develop or procure curriculum that speaks to the topic at the appropriate level for the target.
    • understand technology, management, and leadership issues related to organization processes and problem solving.
    • understand the basic concepts and issues related to cyber and its organizational impact.
    • conduct training and education needs assessment

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