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Fast Track CAE Designation Workshop

Virtual Fast Track WorkshopThe Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) National Resource Center (CNRC) at Whatcom Community College (WCC) has released a virtual fast track CAE Designation Workshop video. This workshop is designed for all regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities qualified for and interested in earning the CAE in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) designation. The fast track workshop covers the updated submission timeline and the new two-part application process and requirements in half the time of a regular workshop.

The two hour video workshop is presented by Corrinne Sande, PI / Director of NCyTE and Director, Computer Sciences and Information Systems at WCC.

CAE Program Overview
The first portion of the workshop provides an overview of the CAE program, the designation criteria, the submission timeline, and the new application process.

Part I: Program of Study (PoS) Validation
This portion of the video covers the details of Program of Study Validation and the first part of the application.

Part II: CAE Institutional Designation
The last half of the workshop covers the second part of the application and CAE-CDE Institutional Designation.


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This CAE Preparations Starting Guide is provided by one of the institutions in the pilot program.



This CAE Preparations File Structure Template is provided by one of the institutions in the pilot program.



This 2020 CAE KU Mapping Matrix Spreadsheet is intended to help in program preparation for submission



This 2020 Proposed Designation Requirements is intended to help in program preparation for submission.
*** Please note that this is a Draft Version of the CAE2020 Requirements (Sep 29, 2020) and few minor modifications are expected as the Pilot Group is progressing in the submission process.




This CAE Program Submission Tool Demonstration Video provides an overview on how to use the online tool to submit your application successfully.




Official information about the NSA/DHS Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) Program and requirements can be found on the National Information Assurance Education & Training Programs (NIETP).