Updated: April 2021

What does a 3D0X2do?

Installs, supports and maintains server operating systems or other computer systems and the software applications pertinent to its operation, while also ensuring current defensive mechanisms are in place. Responds to service outages and interruptions to network operations. Administers server-based networked systems, distributed applications, network storage, messaging, and application monitoring required to provision, sustain, operate and integrate cyber networked systems and applications in garrison and at deployed locations. Core competencies include: server operating systems, database administration, web technologies, systems-related project management and supervising cyber systems. Supports identification, reconnaissance and remediation of vulnerabilities while enhancing capabilities within cyber environments to achieve desired affects.

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Where and How Long is the Tech School For a 3D0X2?

Tech School

66 Days - Keesler AFB


Information Systems Technology

What Does the 3D0X2 Duty Badge Look Like?

Cyberspace Support Badge

What are the Demographics for the 3D0X2 Career Field?







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What are the Requirements to Become a 3D0X2?


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General: 54 AND Cyber-test: 60


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  • Specialty routinely requires work in the networking environment. For award and retention of AFSCs 3D032/3D052/3D072, must attain and maintain a minimum Information Assurance Technical Level II certification.
  • Specialty requires routine access to Top Secret material or similar environment.

What are the Duties and Responsibilities For a 3D0X2?

Provides networked application resources by designing, configuring, installing, and managing data services, operating system and server applications. Provides directory services utilizing dynamically-assigned internet protocol (IP) addresses, domain name server (DNS), network storage devices, and electronic messaging resources. Manages secure authentication methods utilizing public key infrastructure (PKI) technologies and procedures. Standardizes user privileges and system settings using automated deployment tools such as Group Policy Management Console (GMPC) and System Management Server (SMS). Implements server and special mission system security fixes, operating system patches, and antivirus software. Develops, tests, and implements local restoral and contingency operations plans. Processes and reviews C4 systems requirement documentation, telecommunication service requests, status of acquisition messages, and telecommunication service orders. Performs strategic and budget planning for networks.

Performs system resource management, to include load and capacity planning and balance. Creates, administers, and audits system accounts. Performs system-wide backups and data recovery. Ensures continuing systems operability by providing ongoing optimization and problem solving support. Applies computer security policies to safeguard systems and information. Categorizes, isolates, and resolves system problems. Performs fault recovery by validating, isolating, correcting faults, and verifying service restoral with customers. Processes, documents and coordinates resolution of trouble calls from lower support echelons. Processes scheduled and authorized outages. Submits outage reports in response to unscheduled outages.

Utilizes enterprise patching tools to implement security updates and patches to include: Information Assurance Vulnerability Assessments (IAVA), C4 Notice to Airman (C4 NOTAM), Time Compliance Network Orders (TCNO), Time Compliance Technical Order (TCTO), operating system patches, and antivirus software updates. Implements and enforces national, DoD, and Air Force security policies and directives. Performs proactive security functions to deter, detect, isolate, contain, and recover from information system and network security intrusions. Performs system sanitation resulting from classified message incidents (CMIs) and classified file incidents (CFIs).

Supports information warfare operations within strictly controlled parameters and provides real-time intrusion detection and firewall protection for all networked resources. Researches latest system threats to develop and test tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) for defensive information operations. Employs TTPs on Air Force and DoD computer networks to defend against hostile information operations. Analyzes risks and/or vulnerabilities and takes corrective action to mitigate or remove them.

Reviews and implements C4 systems requirements. Performs strategic and budget planning for systems hardware and software. Coordinates and implements system service level agreements and memoranda of understanding with user agencies.

As part of the Cyberspace Support career field family, manages, supervises, and performs planning and implementation activities. Manages implementation and project installation and ensures architecture, configuration, and integration conformity. Develops, plans, and integrates base communications systems. Serves as advisor at meetings for facility design, military construction programs and minor construction planning. Evaluates base comprehensive plan and civil engineering projects. Monitors status of base civil engineer work requests. Performs mission review with customers. Controls, manages, and monitors project milestones and funding from inception to completion. Determines adequacy and correctness of project packages and amendments. Monitors project status and completion actions. Manages and maintains system installation records, files, and indexes. Evaluates contracts, wartime, support, contingency and exercise plans to determine impact on manpower, equipment, and systems.

What Are the Specialty Qualifications for a 3D0X2?

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of cyber systems elements: capabilities, functions, and technical methods for system operations.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or general educational development equivalency is mandatory. Additional courses or certifications in computer and information systems technology are desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC, completion of Cyber Systems Operations initial skills course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 3D052. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3D032. Experience in functions such as system operations, multi-user technical support, system restoral, resource counting, or security.
  • 3D072. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3D052. Experience supervising one of the following functions: analysis of system failure and restoral, C-CS operations, command and control systems support, system administration, or resource and project management.

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What Are the Possible Assignments for 3D032?

  • Andersen, Guam
  • Aviano, Italy
  • Barksdale, Louisiana
  • Beale, California
  • Bolling, District Of Columbia
  • Cannon, New Mexico
  • Creech, Nevada
  • Croughton, United Kingdom
  • Davis-Monthan, Arizona
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Dyess, Texas
  • Edwards, California
  • Eglin, Florida
  • Eielson, Alaska
  • Einsiedlerhof, Germany
  • Ellsworth, South Dakota
  • Fairchild, Washington
  • Fort George Meade, Maryland
  • Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  • Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Hill, Utah
  • Holloman, New Mexico
  • Hurlburt Field, Florida
  • Incirlik AB, Turkey
  • JB Andrews, Maryland
  • JB Charleston, South Carolina
  • JB Elmendorf-Rich, Alaska
  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JB Prl Hbr-Hickam, Hawaii
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Joint Base Lewis–McChord, Washington
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • Kadena, Japan
  • Kunsan, South Korea
  • Lakenheath, United Kingdom
  • Laughlin, Texas
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Luke, Arizona
  • MacDill, Florida
  • Maxwell Gunter, Alabama
  • McConnell, Kansas
  • Mildenhall, United Kingdom
  • Misawa, Japan
  • Molesworth, United Kingdom
  • Moody, Georgia
  • Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Nellis, Nevada
  • Offutt, Nebraska
  • Osan AB, South Korea
  • Patrick, Florida
  • Peterson, Colorado
  • Pope, North Carolina
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Robins, Georgia
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Seymour Johnson, North Carolina
  • Shaw, South Carolina
  • Sheppard, Texas
  • Spangdahlem AB, Germany
  • Tinker, Oklahoma
  • Travis, California
  • Tyndall, Florida
  • Whiteman, Missouri
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio
  • Yokota, Japan

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