Smart Card Alliance Expands Certification Program

The Smart Card Alliance (SCA) has developed an additional smart card certification program for government identity and security professionals, the Certified Smart Card Industry Professional/Government (CSCIP/G) designation.

“We recognized that there is a pressing need for more detailed training about the government smart card market than the present CSCIP program provided,” says Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “In response, we developed this intensive curriculum to train government professionals, contractors and security industry experts on the role of smart cards in future rollouts of the government standards for identity management and security technology.”

Instructor-led training courses will be held in Washington, D.C. on June 28 and Nov. 16 prior to the CSCIP/G exams on June 29 and Nov. 19.


The CSCIP/G certification exam will cover:

  • Smart     card fundamentals
  • Smart     card security features
  • Smart     card application and data management
  • Smart     card usage models
  • FIPS     201 and common identity, security and privacy requirements
  • PIV     card, physical attributes, data elements, logical credentials and     cryptographic specifications
  • PIV     card issuance and lifecycle
  • FIPS     201 and biometrics
  • Assurance     levels
  • Use     cases for physical and logical access
  • Federal     PKI infrastructure

 For more information, visit the Smart Card Alliance LEAP Web site


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