CERTIFIED CMMC ASSESSOR (CCA) EXAM PREP

Continue your CMMC certification journey with CCA training! This 5-day course provides in-depth knowledge of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 2.0) Model and technical background required for an Assessor to successfully participate on a C3PAO assessment team or a consultant to successfully prepare an organization for their Level 2 CMMC Assessment.

With our team of world-class instructors with decades of experience, participants can expect a well-rounded view of a CMMC Assessor using multiple scenario OSC environments varying in size, locations, and on-prem vs. hybrid systems. Sign up today!

 

Interested in a private class? Email us directly at Training@EdwPS.com.

Who is the CCA for?

Our CCA course is integral for those looking to take the next step as a CMMC resource; mainly those looking to support a C3PAO through Certified Assessor services as part of their assessment team or consultant to prepare an organization for a CMMC Level 2 Assessment. 

Consultants and Service Providers

MSPs, MSSPs, Cybersecurity and Technology Consultants, RPs, & RPOs

Our CCA classes are full of CMMC consultants and service providers! Students will receive in-depth technical and administrative perspectives from Provisional Instructors who are also Provisional Assessors currently working through NIST SP 800-171 assessments. Since our PIs are also PAs, CCA students learn from real-world experience!

Employees of Organizations Seeking CMMC Certification

IT and Cybersecurity, Regulatory Compliance Officers, Legal and Contract Compliance, & Management Professionals

Organizations in the DIB send their internal IT and InfoSec teams to learn how to prepare for assessment readiness from consultants and assessors. Having a strong network of skilled professionals is an amazing resource and incredibly beneficial for those looking for answers for their own implementation.

Candidate CMMC Assessment Team Members

Candidate CMMC Assessment Team Members

We navigate multiple company scenarios to demonstrate the application of the NIST 800-171 Framework/CMMC controls, relevant assessment objectives, and evidence requirements as they pertain to CCA learning objectives. In addition to the best curriculum, our 5-day boot camp is delivered by multiple instructors throughout the week – offering a variety of expertise and perspectives.

CMMC CCA Overview

This course provides in-depth knowledge of the CMMC Model and technical background required for an Assessor to successfully participate on a C3PAO assessment team or a consultant to successfully prepare an organization for their Level 2 CMMC Assessment. In this 5-day deep dive of the CMMC model, we navigate multiple company scenarios to demonstrate the application of the NIST 800-171 Framework/CMMC controls, relevant assessment objectives, and evidence requirements as they pertain to CCA learning objectives. This course is taught using multiple scenario OSC environments varying in size, locations, and on-prem vs. hybrid systems.

Students will receive in-depth technical and administrative perspectives from Provisional Instructors who are also Provisional Assessors currently working through NIST SP 800-171 assessments. After completing the course, students will be eligible to sit for the CCA exam.

  • Learn how to perform, manage, and score assessment objectives in accordance with the established methods and requirements of NIST SP 800-171 DoD Assessment Methodology, Version 1.2.1.
  • Participate in the CMMC Assessment Process throughout each phase, with a thorough understanding of assessment outputs and expectations.
  • Determine Level 2 scoping boundaries and asset categorization.
  • Understand varying environmental and infrastructure factors and their associated impact on assessments.
  • 5 days of live instructor-led training, with multiple instructors
  • In-class activities and interactive discussions with Provisional Instructors
  • Digital Study Guide and downloadable resources

The CCA Exam Prep Course builds on knowledge from the CCP Exam Prep class. While passing the CCP Exam is not a prerequisite for participation in the CCA  course, we advise students to come to class with knowledge of the material covered on the CCP Blueprint.

During the CCA Exam Prep Class, we will take a deep-dive into Level 2 Scoping, the Assessment Process, and the individual practices listed in the CMMC Assessment Guide Level 2. Please come to class with a familiarity with these topics’ source documents.

Certified CMMC Assessor course participants are not permitted to take the CCA exam until they have completed a CCP course and passed the CCP exam. It is recommended that prospective students review the CCA Blueprint and requirements for becoming a CMMC Assessor prior to registering if interested in receiving full CCA certification with the accompanying benefits.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

These industry powerhouses chose to instruct with Edwards to help groom and grow the army of qualified assessors necessary for CMMC to be successful. Our Training team partnered with our Cybersecurity SMEs to bring you The Cyber AB approved courses and training materials – ensuring you receive the best CMMC education available. Being both a government contractor and commercial provider, we are heavily invested in supporting the contractor community to navigate CMMC.

Hover over the instructors’ name to learn more.

Kat Adams

KATHERINE ADAMS

Kat is a Senior Cybersecurity Consultant and Instructor at Edwards Performance Solutions, with 35+ years of practical IT experience in Information Systems, Acquisition, and Inspections. Upon retiring from the United States Air Force as a “Cyber Warrior”, Kat determined that letting go of the common sense approach of meeting requirements was not an option.

Her goal is to show students how to break down obstacles and impediments and realistically apply classroom lessons to their everyday life challenges. Prior to Edwards, Kat was the Director of Compliance Solutions and Services at Cask Government Services.

Kat graduated from Bellevue University with a B.S. in Information Systems Management. She also holds two A.S. degrees from the Community College of the Air Force – Information Systems Technology and Instructor of Technical & Military Science.

Amira Armond

AMIRA ARMOND

Amira has 20+ years experience in operating highly secure military networks with strong and repeatable processes. She is a founder of the C3PAO Stakeholder Forum, an industry group which focuses on standardizing assessment procedures and interpretations among C3PAOs, as well as the President of Kieri Solutions LLC. Amira has been an active voice in CMMC through her blog at cmmcaudit.org, a source of free resources and training for CMMC preparation.

Students will appreciate her deep understanding of CMMC practices and processes, scoping and boundaries, proving inheritance, and regulatory requirements for CUI.

Joy Beland

JOY BELAND

Joy is the Vice President of Partner Strategy and Cybersecurity Education for Summit 7. Prior to her role with Summit 7, Joy served as the CMMC Training Program Manager for Edwards Performance solutions where she helped develop our current CCP and CCA offerings. Before diving head-first into CMMC, Joy worked with the MSP community as a cybersecurity instructor, educating 3,000+ MSPs on cybersecurity fundamentals. Joy also owned a successful MSP in Los Angeles for 21 years and successfully sold her practice in 2018.

Joy’s energy and enthusiasm, coupled with her industry experience and knowledge provides a dynamic and engaging training experience.

Matt Hoeper

MATT HOEPER

Matt is a Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, Instructor, and Solution Area Lead for Edwards Performance Solutions, with 25+ years of IT experience. Matt holds a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems as well as PMP and CISSP certifications. Prior to joining Edwards, he worked for Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in areas of engineering, financial, marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, and health care. Matt has conducted security assessments against multiple standards, as well as spoken to multiple organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, local colleges, and Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEPs).

Matt's quick wit and knowledge base allows him to break down complex concepts to be easily understood at any level.

Jacob Horne

JACOB HORNE

Jacob is the Chief Security Evangelist for Summit 7 Systems where he specializes in helping customers, partners, and the broader defense industrial base understand how security and process can improve business operations.

As a former NSA intelligence analyst and U.S. Navy cryptologic technician, Jacob has 15+ years of experience in offensive and defensive cybersecurity operations. As a civilian, he has led cybersecurity compliance and engineering teams at AT&T, Northrop Grumman, and the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Jacob is well respected in the industry.

Brian Hubbard

BRIAN HUBBARD

Brian is the CEO of Evolved Cyber Solutions, LLC. Prior to Evolved, with 35+ years of cybersecurity program management experience, Brian served as the Director of Commercial and Cybersecurity business for Edwards Performance Solutions and led the contractor team supporting NIST in the development of the “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” (i.e., the NIST Cybersecurity Framework) in response to Executive Order 13636.

Brian brings his assessment background to the classroom, focused on real-world examples.

Rose Kingombo

ROSE KINGOMBO

Rose is the Director of Systems Integrity & Recovery for Compliance Solutions and Services with 10+ years' experience as a Cybersecurity SME. Her expertise includes tailoring digital strategies to the mission of an organization, developing cybersecurity technology strategies, performing proactive cybersecurity risk management assessments and solving complex challenges.

Rose excels in bringing a well-rounded perspective into classroom discussions.

Chris Silvers

CHRIS SILVERS

Chris is the founder and CEO of CG Silvers Consulting as well as a DEFCON black badge winner. His professional history stretches from the Federal Reserve System — where he led building vulnerability management, red team exercises, forensic investigation, and incident response capabilities for 10+ years — to top security clearance Department of Defense technical security course instruction for red and blue teams.

Chris’ passion for education and more than 20 years of experience in information security have landed him on the presenter’s stage at conferences such as Defcon, BsidesAtlanta, NolaCon, DerbyCon, and GrrCon. Chris has a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA.

Koren Wise

KOREN WISE

Koren is a Cybersecurity Professional leading organizations in business continuity planning, business impact analysis using RMF/NIST guidelines, eDiscovery, root-cause analysis, and data forensic investigations. She is the owner and operator of Wise Technical Innovations in Norfolk, Virginia; GSA HACS awarded for Penetration Testing, Risk and Vulnerability Assessments, HVA Assessments, Threat Hunt, and Incident Response. Koren is also certified as Assessment Lead by the Department of Homeland Security/CISA AES-HVA Assessment Program. The business has maintained a flawless reputation for 18+ years.

Koren is highly skilled with projects involving Secure Network Design and Implementation, Disaster Recovery/Backup Architectures, Virtualization, Cloud Initiatives, and SharePoint - making her a true classroom asset.

START YOUR JOURNEY

Monday, December 11 –
Friday, December 15

CCA

Virtual | 9 am – 5 pm EST

Monday, March 18 –
Friday, March 22

CCA

Virtual | 9 am – 5 pm EST

Monday, June 24 –
Friday, June 28

CCA 

Virtual | 9 am – 5 pm EDT

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