The Smart Card Alliance announced an additional smart card certification program for government identity and security professionals, the Certified Smart Card Industry Professional/Government (CSCIP/G) designation. The Alliance also announced its first two CSCIP/G exams, which will be held on June 29 and November 19, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Part of the Alliance’s Leadership, Education and Advancement Program (LEAP), CSCIP/G is an extension of the Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) designation. The body of industry knowledge covered by the CSCIP/G certification includes the same fundamentals as the CSCIP certification, and adds in-depth content about U.S. government identity credentialing programs and technologies.
The CSCIP/G certification exam will cover:
  • Smart card fundamentals
  • Smart card security features
  • Smart card application and data management
  • Smart card usage models
  • FIPS 201 and common identity, security and privacy requirements
  • PIV card, physical attributes, data elements, logical credentials and cryptographic specifications · PIV card issuance and lifecycle
  • FIPS 201 and biometrics
  • Assurance levels
  • Use cases for physical and logical access
Federal PKI infrastructure Information about the CSCIP/G training materials is available on the Smart Card Alliance Web site. Instructor-led training courses will be held in Washington, DC on June 28 and November 16 prior to the CSCIP/G exams on June 29th and November 19th. For more information, visit