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CAE-CD Program Development Resources

 
Cover of the CAE-CD Proposed Designation Requirements document, an essential resource for educational institutions seeking to become a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

CAE-CD Designation Requirements

The 2021 CAE-CD Designation Requirements document can answer many of the questions institutions have about the application process. Download the CAE Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) Program Guidance document from the NCAE-C website via the button below.

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CAE Designation Workshop Video

Screenshot of the CAE Designation workshop video, created to help colleges and universities seeking to become a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) The CAE Candidates Program National Center at Whatcom Community College (WCC) has developed this two-hour video workshop for regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities interested in earning the CAE in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) designation. The 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-CD Institutional Designation.

 

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CAE Preparations Starting Guide

These recommended best practices for starting preparations to apply for the CAE-CD designation have been compiled and shared by one of the institutions in the pilot program.

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CAE Preparations File Structure Template

This .zip file contains the recommended file structure, provided by one of the institutions in the pilot program.

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CAE-CD KU Alignment Matrix

This Excel file, developed to help institutions prepare their programs for submission, contains an alignment matrix for each knowledge unit relevant to the CAE-CD designation.

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Templates for the KU Alignment Summary Tables

This Excel file provides templates for the Knowledge Unit Summary Tables by program type and program level. Also included are several examples of completed tables.

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Screenshot from the demo video for the CAE application online tool CAE Application Submission Tool Demonstration Video

This 7-minute, 30-second video provides an overview of how to use the online tool to submit your application.

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View online resources for Advisors who are assisting educational institutions seeking to become a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Resources for Advisors

CAE Candidates Program Advisors will find additional resources specifically useful for them on a separate web page, accessed via the button below.

Resources for Advisors    

 

 

 

 

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