Active Military Training and Certifications

Certification & Compliance is easy with NHDoD

NHDoD is a division of New Horizon Learning Group. Our team of specialists are experienced in US Department of Defense training initiatives to assist in mission critical workforce development. Subject Matter Experts on directive 8140, 8570, SECNAV, DoD ESI, DoD Skillbridge, AF, Army, Navy and Marine cool programs, Procurement, DoD Cyber Workforce Management, NIST, NICE, and DHS .

New Horizons Government Training Solutions can help you achieve training certification requirements. Whether you are active military, government service employee, government contractor, or retired military your goals can be met with New Horizons. We provide a complete and thorough training solution to help prepare you to pass certification exams and achieve compliance with the United States Government. Military training from New Horizons offers:

Department of Defense Directive 8570.1-M

What is Directive 8570?

In August of 2004 the US Department of Defense (DoD) signed Directive 8570, which requires every part-time or full-time military member or defense contractor with privileged access to a DoD information system to carry an approved certification for their particular job classification.

This measure ensures that those performing information assurance (security) measures have the necessary skills and knowledge to protect important information.

New hires must obtain appropriate baseline certifications within six months of being assigned to information assurance functions.

Directive 8570 Compliance Training at New Horizons Learning Group

New Horizons Learning Group can help you achieve Directive 8570 certification requirements. We provide a complete and thorough training solution to help prepare you to pass Directive 8570 certification exams.

Our Directive 8570 solutions include:

  • Baseline certification training for those who perform Information Assurance functions
  • Continuous education to maintain certifications and further develop skills
  • Certification training for specific operating systems

To see the table that shows the required baseline certifications click here.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Continuing your education is just as important as earning your certification. Many certifications actually require you to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CEUs are used to show a working knowledge on a subject. The topics can vary from field to field, but the knowledge earned is always current and relevant. Earning CEUs will not only keep your certification current but feed you valuable information in this rapidly changing technology climate.

  • CEUs are offered for all CompTIA certifications. 
  • Our wide range of Free Webinars also offer a way to continue learning. 

Lunch and Learns are also available to be hosted at our local center or your location. Our technical experts can deliver presentations on a wide range of topics. Contact your local NHDoD liaison to schedule a lunch and learn in your area.

To earn 1 Free CompTIA or EC-Council CEU click here to sign up for the Digital Forensics webinar


Transitioning Military / Non-Active Veterans

New Horizons Learning Group has been approved to provide training to those who qualify for Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits. If you are looking to upgrade your skills or begin a career in Information Technology, then consider using your benefits at New Horizons Learning Group.


If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 10, 2001 and:

  • Are still on active duty
  • Are an honorably discharged Veteran
  • Have a service-connected disability

Then you may be eligible to take advantage of Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits. 


The Post 9/11 GI Bill® provides education benefits that cover a percentage of tuition and fees, depending on how long you have served in the military. Tuition and fees are paid directly to New Horizons Learning Group.

To find out more, read this blog article: Using Your Veteran Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits. In this blog you will find the necessary resources for you to be able to understand if you qualify for Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits and what those benefits are that you are eligible to receive. You will also find the instructions and links you need to know to successfully apply for your benefits and additional resources and fact sheets all about Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits.


Cybersecurity Certifications

The demand for cybersecurity certifications in the government sector is not just recommended, in many situations it's required. Your ability to outperform hackers relies not only on your experience but continued knowledge of the latest technologies. That is why the government relies on the high standards set by many certifying agencies including CompTIA, Cisco, and EC-Council among others. 

As an IT professional, cybersecurity certifications also provide the tools you need to advance your IT career path. There is an imbalance between supply and demand in the cyber market. Holding certain certifications will give you significant advantages over other candidates when being considered for open positions. 

New Horizons Government Training Solutions offers training in the following cybersecurity areas:

Unsure which cybersecurity certification is right for you? START HERE


Training Bootcamps

Training bootcamps offer students the ability to take the class as a unit with their peers in a concentrated time frame. Students are also given New Horizons Test Pass Assurance. Bootcamps meet DoD 8570 or SECNAV M-5239 requirements on the following certification exams:

  • Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching: 200-125; ICND1: 100-105; ICND2: 200-105; Security: 210-260; Cloud: 201-451, 210-455)
  • CompTIA A+ (A+: 220-901, 220-902; Network+: N10-007; Security+: SY0-501; CASP: CAS-002)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH 312-50); Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO); Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI); Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); Certified Information Security Manager (CISM); Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  • (ISC)² Chief Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Certified Authorization Professional (CAP); Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • Microsoft MCSA (Office 365: 70-346, 70-347; SQL Server Database Development 70-761, 70-762; Windows Server 2012: 70-410, 70-411, 70-412 70-417; Windows Server 2016: 70-740, 70-741, 70-742; Windows 10: 70-697, 70-698

To find out more about Test Pass Assurance and what is included in a training bootcamp read this blog: What are NHDoD Training Bootcamps


Government Budget Solutions

The government sector always gets more done with less. Your job is to get as much training as you can for your government dollar. NHDoD works with many Department of Defense agencies and contractors and knows how to help you get the most out of your budget. One way we do this is through software provided funding.

Microsoft, Cisco & Red Hat all provide credits to you the user of their software to train your professionals on the software purchased. To find out more about this budget solution, click the link to the respective software below:

Another way we help you lock in the most training for your dollar is through learning credits. Watch as one of our NHDoD Government Representatives below explains how Learning Credits work.

Click Here to learn more about Learning Credits.


Exams and Testing

New Horizons Learning Group is an authorized testing center for leading certification testing vendors including Pearson Vue and Certiport. Take your certification exam in the same comfortable environment and convenient location that you take classes. 

To schedule an exam please see the instructions linked for each testing provider:

Test Pass Assurance is also offered to students when purchased as part of a Training Bootcamp. To find out more about Test Pass Assurance and Training Bootcamps read this blog: What are NHDoD Training Bootcamps




Find Your NHDoD Liaison


William Jordan |

Dan Curran | 520-589-1001


Los Angeles

Aaron Brown | 310-342-3590

Orange County

Eddie Gonzalez | 714-221-3186


Ed Gans | 916-692-7907

San Diego

Dante Pamintuan | 858-863-2544


Eric Kricher | 702-216-9480

Brian Mulholland | 801-952-4317

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Partner Accreditations

New Horizons Government Solutions is a:

  • Microsoft Certified Gold Partner for Learning Solutions
  • Cisco Authorized Learning Partner
  • VMware Authorized Training Partner
  • CompTIA Platinum Partner
  • EC-Council Accredited Training
  • Red Hat Training Partner
  • PearsonVue Exam Center

View all of our Awards and Honors

NHDoD Capabilities

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What Our Students Say

  • 79% of IT Professionals improved productivity from their training at New Horizons
  • 89% returned to New Horizons to further their skills
  • 90% of IT Professionals recommend New Horizons
  • 91% felt New Horizons content prepared them for certification
  • 92% took additional courses with New Horizons because of Instructor Quality
  • 98% would recommend New Horizons to others
  • 100% have increased their job security by taking a course

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What Our Students Say About Training and Certifications

"Our growing IT firm needed technical training for staff development as well as to meet our ongoing client requirements. We looked at several training firms and considered going to various firms depending on the training type needed. We settled on NHLG because of their local presence, flexible options, and the breadth and quality of the training. OnCore has partnered with NHLG to provide a comprehensive training program for our entire firm. Specifically, we enjoyed the ability to take training on-line from work or home and the options for technical certification testing that provided flexibility for our full-time staff that work on site with our clients. We would recommend NHLG to anyone looking for an effective training program."

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