AFCEA Mid-America Cyberspace Conference

Continuing Education

Maintain Certifications While Attending the Conference

AFCEA’s Continuing Education (CE) program is specifically targeted to support maintenance of cybersecurity certifications related to DoD 8570.01-M compliance. Many AFCEA event sessions and courses are approved for CompTIA continuing education units (CEUs), GIAC continuing professional education (CPEs), and/or CertNexus continuing education credits (CECs).

Event sessions may also support (ISC)2, National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Project Management Institute (PMI), GAGAS, and Defense Acquisition Workforce continuing education and/or certification maintenance requirements. Please check AFCEA International and AFCEA chapter event websites for more information about specific sessions and courses.

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The AFCEA Advantage

Official attendance documentation is a benefit for AFCEA members at many AFCEA International and chapter events. If we provide formal attendance documentation in support of an event you must attend the entire session qualifying for CompTIA CEUs, GIAC CPEs, and/or CertNexus CECs to request attendance documentation.

On exiting the session, get your event badge scanned or attendance otherwise formally recorded so that we can document your attendance. We will normally email documentation of your attendance within four weeks following the event. Please be sure your email account will accept email from the domain

Note: All attendees, including non-AFCEA members, will be able to see a list of the sessions they attended and scanned for within their attendee portal. Non-AFCEA members may also qualify for CEUs, however it is up to those attendees to contact their issuing organization to determine credits available for participating in the Conference.

2022 Continuing Education Sessions Schedule

Session Name GIAC CertNexus CompTIA
A+ Network+ Security+ Linux+ Cloud+ PenTest+ CySA+ CASP+
Applying the Principles of Agile to Strengthen the Federal Cyber Workforce
Blockchain’s Value in the Supply Chain
Challenges and Innovation
Department of the Air Force (DAF) Microsoft Unified Support
Digital Identities & Authenticators in the Department of the Air Force (DAF)
Endpoint Physical Security - The Missing Link in Zero Trust at the Desktop
Evolving your Records Management Practice with APIs and AI powered Text Analytics
Overcome three major cloud migration challenges to achieve success
Overcoming Workforce Retention and Recruitment Challenges in the Cyber Security Community
Securing Your Software Supply Chain
The Triad of Disruption: Defeating Democracies Online. A Framework for Social Media Information Manipulation and Warfare

Formal documentation will be provided by email from to AFCEA Members Only. To ensure correct documentation of session attendance, be sure to arrive on time, stay for the entire session and get your event badge scanned at the close of each session.

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CompTIA allows individuals to keep their skills current and many of their certifications up to date without retesting by participation in CEU-qualified training activities. For details on CompTIA Continuing Education Program FAQs, click here.

AFCEA members can receive up to a 15% discount on Certification Vouchers at

Each GIAC certification remains valid for 4 years. Two years after certification the renewal process will begin, and individuals must maintain their credentials through Continuing Professional Experience (CPE). For details, click here. You may also email

Candidates who successfully pass the CyberSec First Responder™ exam will have 3 years from the date of certification to recertify. Candidates will have 2 options between which to choose:

  • Retake the most recent version of the exam before their certification expires.
  • Earn and submit enough continuing education credits (CECs) to recertify without retaking the exam.

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