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Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

MCE-0689-001
INFORMATION ASSURANCE TECHNICIAN
0689

Exhibit Dates: 6/98–6/19.

Career Pattern
SGT: Sergeant (E-5). SSGT: Staff Sergeant (E-6). GYSGT: Gunnery Sergeant (E-7). MSGT: Master Sergeant (E-8). MGYSGT: Master Gunnery Sergeant (E-9).

Description
Information assurance technician are responsible for all aspects of ensuring Marine Corps information systems data availability, integrity authentication, confidentiality, non-repudiation. Information assurance technician implement and monitor security measures for USMC communication information systems networks, and advise the commander that systems and personnel adhere to established security standards and governmental requirements for security on these systems. Duties include assisting in the development and execution of security policies, plans and procedures; design and implementation of data network security measures; network intrusion detections and forensics; information system security incident handling; certification of Marine Corps systems and networks; determine information assurance program requirements; determine information assurance architecture requirements; develop an information assurance program; draft an information assurance plan; draft an information assurance architecture; develop an information assurance plan; implement non-technical information assurance controls; perform a certification and accreditation process; conduct non-technical information assurance assessment; supervise an information assurance program; and enforce an information assurance plan. Entry level input to this MOS will be in the grade of sergeant through staff sergeant only with a PMOS of 0651, 0656, or 0659 on second or subsequent enlistment.

Related Competencies
Networking topics include client/server network, firewalls, LAN, network device security, network devices, network hardware (configuration), UNIX, virtual private network(VPN), and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Network security topics include data and system security, data integrity, diversity, encryption, information security programs and procedures, information security staff development, IT security program management, personnel security, physical security, reliability, and security programs implementation. Systems analysis topics include digital switching, fault isolation, fiber optics switching, life cycle management, maintenance readiness, modeling, and quality assurance. Telecommunications topics include fiber optics, GAN, infrastructure management, LAN, MAN, microwave satellites (modulation), multiplexing, network operations, optimization of data and telecommunications, planning and design, QoS availability, radio, receivers, receivers and antennas, RF communication, terrestrial equipment, terrestrial equipment, transmitters, WAN, and wireless. Management information systems topics include computer networks, data and knowledge management, information system management, information system software and technology, physical environment security, and systems development life cycle (SDLC). Database management topics include back-up and recovery strategies, database interfaces, database management system, database organization, database programming, database security, and SQL-structured query language. Supervision topics include counseling, disciplinary actions, evaluation, human resource development, mentoring, motivation, performance appraisals, planning, rewards, rewards motivation, safety, supervisory reports, team building, and training. Communications topics include briefings, electronic messages, internal communication, interpersonal communications, message construction, multimedia presentations, official correspondence, oral communications, presentation skills, presentations, and report writing. Management topics include budget development and administration, controlling, coordination, counseling, interpersonal skills, leading, motivation, organizing, performance evaluation, planning, safety administration, and scheduling. Operations management topics include culture implementation, mission planning, policy development, quality assurance and control, resource management, risk management, solution development, solution implementation, and standard operating procedures.

Recommendation
SSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in networking, 3 in network security, 3 in systems analysis, and 3 in telecommunications. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management information systems and 3 in database management (6/09)(6/09).


GYSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in networking, 3 in network security, 3 in systems analysis, 3 in telecommunications, 2 in supervision and 2 in communications. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management information systems and 3 in database management (6/09)(6/09).


MSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in networking, 3 in network security, 3 in systems analysis, 3 in telecommunications, 2 in supervision and 2 in communications. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management information systems, 3 in database management and 3 in management (6/09)(6/09).


MGYSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in networking, 3 in network security, 3 in systems analysis, 3 in telecommunications, 2 in supervision and 2 in communications. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management information systems, 3 in database management, 3 in management, and 3 in operations management (6/09)(6/09).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 06/26/2019
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