Alliance Activities : Certified System Engineer ICAM PACS Training and Certification Program

CSEIP Training and Certification Program

CSEIP_2014_300The Smart Card Alliance Certified System Engineer ICAM PACS (CSEIP) training and certification program provides advanced training for systems engineers on how to set-up and test E-PACS to align with government-wide specifications. This GSA-approved training program will provide the training and certification required for E-PACS engineers employed by commercial organizations that are looking to bid on GSA procurement agreements for access control systems. To ensure that procurements of approved E-PACS for GSA managed facilities are installed properly, GSA requires that all billable work performed on such systems be done using certified system engineers.

This comprehensive program will provide systems engineers with the necessary training to demonstrate their ability to efficiently and effectively implement PKI and federal ICAM architectures for E-PACS and meet all federal requirements.

The program has a core classroom training curriculum and hands-on training to teach engineers best practices for set-up and testing E-PACS. The program will provide:

Learning Objectives for CSEIP Training and Certification

The classroom training curriculum includes learning objectives that will provide system engineers with the knowledge to properly implement E-PACS. This is a lecture-lab training course. The first day is primarily lecture and discussion from a prepared training script. The second day is partly review of the lecture materials followed by extensive hands-on lab training experience on a live E-PACS system. At the end of the second day, there will be more directed question and answer reviews of the principles presented in the course. The third day is for the written and practical exams to demonstrate that each person has understood the E-PACS training principles and can successfully apply their knowledge to configure a test E-PACS system that will enable a successful end to end PIV-enabled access control transaction. The learning objectives are:

Required Qualifications to Enroll in the CSEIP Training and Certification course

Each individual registering for the training must have the following qualifications prior to enrolling and taking the class:

Application for CSEIP Training and Certification

To be credentialed as a CSEIP, you must meet the minimum requirements, complete an application, attend the three-day program and pass the written and practice certification exams.

Fees for CSEIP Training and Certification Program

The CSEIP program cost per person is $2,495. Smart Card Alliance members cost is $1,995 (-20% discount). Government Rate (-28% discount, applies to government employees only, excluding commercially contracted employees working for government agencies) – $1,795; and includes:

CSEIP Program Dates

Candidates can register for the next training and certification with their application. Below are upcoming dates and locations for scheduled CSEIP Training and Certification; except otherwise noted, the training will be held at the National Center of Advanced Payments and Identity Security located in Crystal City, just outside of Washington D.C. at 2900 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia.

Location Date
The National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security, Arlington, VA August 30 – September 01, 2016
The National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security, Arlington, VA October 11 – 13, 2016
The National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security, Arlington, VA November 29 – December 01, 2016

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