Tag Archives: NSTISSI 4011

Adieu, Online School

NSTISSI Training BadgeI have shut down my online school. It was an interesting experience, but not a cost-effective one. Aside from not getting rich from this, it was really boring to administer a testing program.

On the other hand, I now know an incredible amount about Moodle, the internationally-popular web service for education. I also know how to host an online testing program for much less that commercial vendors charge.

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Earlier-than-expected shutdown of NSTISSI 4011 Program

The service provider has informed us that the testing site crysm.com must be shut down at the end of September. Students still interested in completing the program after that date should contact the Institute. We can make alternate arrangements for you to complete your requirements.

September 29, at 11:59 PM, GMT, is the cutoff time for taking and completing tests. In the continental US, that time falls in the evening of September 29: on the east coast, it falls at 6:59 PM.

Streamlined NSTISSI 4011 Training Certificate

NSTISSI 4011 training badgeCryptosmith Institute now offers a second option for earning an NSTISSI 4011 training certificate:

  1. The original option: Complete exams on the 17 chapters in Elementary Information Security plus a final exam covering all material in the textbook.
  2. Students who have already taken a college-level cybersecurity course may skip the separate chapter exams and earn the certificate by taking the final exam.

Students interested in the second “streamlined” option must upload a college transcript showing the relevant course before they take the exam.

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Free NSTISSI 4011 Certificate

[SORRY – This is posted for historical purposes only! The free certificate is no longer available]

NSTISSI 4011 training badgeIf you have studied the textbook Elementary Information Security as part of a class, or on your own, and did not earn a formal certificate for NSTISSI 4011 training, here is your chance.

As part of our final testing and release, Cryptosmith Institute offers eighteen (18) weeks of completely free access to its new NSTISSI 4011 certification program to a limited number of students.

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