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Course Description

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), managed by the CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB), is a Department of Defense (DoD) program through which an organization's cybersecurity program is measured by their initial and ongoing compliance with applicable cybersecurity practices, as well as their integration of corresponding policies and plans into their overall business operations. By Fiscal Year 2026, all organizations providing products or services to the U.S. DoD must obtain at least a Maturity Level 1 certification under this program. This course will help you and your organization understand and plan for the impact of CMMC.

Target Student
This course provides an introductory overview of the CMMC program for organizational decision makers. Business and IT leaders and IT staff might consider taking this course to learn about the CMMC Model to get a sense of what's required for a successful assessment, and the various ways they can start preparing.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Identifying What's at Stake

Topic A: Identify the Threats and Regulatory Responses
Topic B: Identify Sensitive Information

Lesson 2: Describing the CMMC Program

Topic A: Describe the Rationale for CMMC
Topic B: Describe the CMMC Model Architecture

Lesson 3: Getting Ready for a CMMC Assessment

Topic A: Scope Your Environment
Topic B: Analyze the CMMC Assessment Guides
Topic C: Evaluate Your Readiness

Lesson 4: Interacting with the CMMC Ecosystem

Topic A: Identify the CMMC Ecosystem
Topic B: Describe a CMMC Assessment

Appendix A: CMMC Documentation and Related Websites

Appendix B: Useful Certifications for Cybersecurity Professionals

Learner Outcomes

In this course, you will identify the key elements and potential impacts of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. You will:

  • Identify the crucial elements that are driving the CMMC initiative.
  • Describe the architecture of the CMMC Model and the rationale behind it.
  • Use the Assessment Guides to prepare your organization for a successful CMMC Assessment.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities in the CMMC ecosystem and during an Assessment.

Additional Information

Course-specific Technical Requirements

Hardware:
For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor.
  • 4 gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM).
  • 32 GB available storage space.
  • Monitor capable of a screen resolution of at least 1,024 × 768 pixels, at least a 256-color display, and a video adapter with at least 4 MB of memory.
  • Bootable DVD-ROM or USB drive.
  • Keyboard and mouse or a compatible pointing device.
  • Fast Ethernet (100 Mb/s) adapter or faster and cabling to connect to the classroom network.
  • IP addresses that do not conflict with other portions of your network.
  • Internet access (contact your local network administrator).
  • (Instructor computer only) A display system to project the instructor's computer screen.

Software:

  • Microsoft® 365® license (which provides the Microsoft Office apps)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional
  • If necessary, software for viewing the course slides. (Instructor machine only.)

Prerequisites

All you need to ensure your success in this course is an interest in the CMMC program and how it might impact your organization.

Other CMMC offerings that might interest you:

Duration

6 Hours | 1 Day or 2 Nights

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
CMMC Kickstart: A Practical Guide to Getting Ready for CMMC
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Instructor-Led
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5:30PM to 8:30PM
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Nov 15, 2021 to Nov 17, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
6.0
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Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $395.00
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Section Title
CMMC Kickstart: A Practical Guide to Getting Ready for CMMC
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
T, Th
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Dec 07, 2021 to Dec 09, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
6.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $395.00
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Section Title
CMMC Kickstart: A Practical Guide to Getting Ready for CMMC
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
W
Time
9:00AM to 4:30PM
Dates
Dec 15, 2021
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
6.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $395.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Title
CMMC Kickstart: A Practical Guide to Getting Ready for CMMC
Type
Instructor-Led
Days
W
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Jan 12, 2022 to Jan 19, 2022
Schedule and Location
# of Course Hours
6.0
Delivery Option
Course Fee(s)
Rate non-credit $395.00
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