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I'm a looking for other IT professionals who have IT-1 clearance and have the IAT-1 certification, as I am wanting to go down this path but finding very little into on getting the actual IT-1  clearence

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asked 11/08/2011 03:17

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I just took a look at the descriptions for IAT-1 and they seem pretty simple.

http://www.giac.org/certifications/dodd-8570#ia

For levels 1 & 2 it looks like all you need is an A+, Network+, and Security+. I have all three of these certifications and the exams were pretty simple to pass. The security+ exam was a little bit tricky just because of the amount of information that is covered.

I would say that if you wanted to get your level 1 IAT certification this shouldnt be too hard to accomplish.
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OK thanks.. we'll i have 2 of those :)...  now, i need to find out how to get the clearance known as IT-1 clearance.
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answered 2011-11-08 at 11:42:42

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The standard clearance process is summarised below. From open info, it seems IT-1 is for Top Secret clearance

http://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm

Note that the clearance will be done regularly - suggested min 5yr interval and more importantly, such security clearances only apply to positions that fall under the purview of the federal government. This may also include private sector contractor or similar when doing govt related project.

The FAQ below helps to understand on the clearance process.

http://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10977.htm

Looks like the "Bureau of Human Resources" can help if there are further queries or redirect to specific expertise
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answered 2011-11-08 at 11:47:35

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breadtan

thanks for those links... some great info there
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answered 2011-11-12 at 23:46:13

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BMI-IT

No problem, hope it helps. Importantly, I see it is the job scope you are interested in. At tomes, clearance may be project specific, but of course there is a minimal clearance invplved from the start of engagment in building up the project team.
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answered 2011-11-14 at 06:21:19

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IT-1 (Top Secret) clearance is very difficult to get if you haven't been in the military or directly employed by the government. This is because the process usually requires an NSA employee to interview people you know. You will only be eligible for getting a security clearance of any type if you are hired or employed by a company that works for the government and will be responsible for working on systems that meet those requirements. In other words, you'll never be able to get any kind of clearance unless you are hired to work on a project that requires it.
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answered 2011-11-14 at 06:24:30

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