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RESTON, Va., September 30, 2015 – In support of 'October - National Cyber Security Awareness Month', Learning Tree (OTCQX: LTRE) has announced the expansion of their Cyber Security curriculum.

The expanded award-winning1 curriculum now presents 30+ Cyber Security Courses and 40+ Specialist and Expert Cyber Security Certifications designed to align with the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF).

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NCWF – A Framework for Building the Next-Generation of Cyber Security Professionals
The NCWF was developed by the U.S. Government’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and categorizes and describes cyber security job roles so that managers can:

  • Have a systematic way to plan and implement improvements in their organization’s cyber security measures
  • Determine requirements and methods for training a modern cyber security workforce

The NCWF has seven high-level categories, each comprised of several specialty areas. Each specialty area is comprised of tasks and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) required to complete the tasks. In essence, the NCWF defines the competencies required to develop IT professionals who are properly prepared to protect their organization.

“We are committed to working with NICE to provide training that is aligned with the NCWF so that cyber professionals have the knowledge and skills to optimally defend their organization against a wide spectrum of cyber threats now and in the future,” said Greg Adams, Learning Tree’s Chief Operating Officer.

Recognizing October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month
During National Cyber Security Awareness Month, public and private sector partners are encouraged to educate and raise awareness about cyber security threats and best practices throughout their organizations. This year’s themes include:

  • Creating a Culture of Cybersecurity at Work
  • Building the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

“A prime emphasis of this year’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month is the need for properly trained cyber security professionals,” says Amin Lalji, cyber security expert and Learning Tree author/instructor. “The best defense against current and future cyber threats is a well-trained staff. The ideal cyber security training plan is tailored to the needs of your employees, ensuring you have the right people with the right skills in the right positions using the right processes.”

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About Learning Tree International
Established in 1974, Learning Tree International is a leading provider of IT training to business and government organizations worldwide. Over 2.4 million IT professionals have benefited from Learning Tree's live, instructor-led hands-on training with a wide spectrum of course topics covering: web development, cyber security, project management, Agile and best practice adoption, operating systems, database administration and programming, networking, cloud computing, software design and development, business intelligence, activity-based intelligence, leadership, management and business skills, and more. Learning Tree's instructor-led courses are offered at Learning Tree Education Centers, on-site at client facilities, and live, online using AnyWare™ — Learning Tree's superior, web-based attendance platform.

Additionally, Learning Tree provides a suite of workforce optimization services, which help business and government organizations to identify skill levels of their current IT staff and new hires, determine skill gaps, and define learning paths to enhance the competencies and performance of their IT staff.

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