CMMC 2.0

The release of CMMC 2.0 from the Department of Defense hasn’t changed what Edwards has to offer participants of our CCP Exam Prep Course. Anticipated improvements will address the new model – but our CCP courses are in full swing and delivering EVERY BIT OF VALUE you would expect from Edwards Performance Solutions!



Your CMMC certification journey begins with a solid foundation. This 5-day course provides a comprehensive look at the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 2.0) standard and prepares participants to perform as effective CMMC assessors, implementers, and consultants. With our team of world-class instructors with decades of experience, participants can expect a well-rounded view of CMMC.

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Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) CMMC Training and Education Certification CMMCAB LTP LPP RP RPO C3PAO OSC Certified Assessors Licensed Instructors CMMC Standard Registered Provider Organization Licensed Training Provider Licensed Publisher Partner Certified Third-Party Assessor Organization Registered Practitioners Organizations Seeking Certifications


The CCP course provides in-depth foundational knowledge for CMMC, applicable in its existing format to CMMC 2.0 almost entirely. The syllabus is divided amongst the industry’s most respected leaders as instructors, with up to five instructors per course (two instructors per module) allowing for rich context and experience as participants learn each objective. After participating in the class, a CCP Exam Prep participant can properly prepare their own organization, consult an organization that needs to prepare for their self-assessment or third party assessment, or wants to move on to the assessor course.

To add even more value, we offer a free weekly study group for all CCP participants who complete the Edwards course, continuing until the CCP exam is available. Our instructors and Provisional Assessors provide ongoing support, meeting weekly to review with our CCP cohorts the ongoing updates to the CMMC model and documentation, as well as diving deeper into specific areas of interest that are proposed by our students.


Our CCP Exam Prep syllabus provides a well-rounded CMMC Model education from top-tier instructors.

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Data Sources & Governance
  • CMMC Ecosystem

Day 2

  • Ethics
  • CMMC Reference Documents
  • CMMC Source Documents
  • Scoping

Day 3

  • Scoping
  • CMMC Assessment Process

Day 4

  • Model Construct & Implementation Guidance

Day 5

  • Model Construct & Implementation Guidance


Per the CMMC-AB the intended audiences for the CCP Exam Prep course:

✅ Employees of Organizations Seeking CMMC Certification (OSC), such as Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity Professionals, Regulatory Compliance Officers, Legal and Contract Compliance Professionals, & Management Professionals

✅ Cybersecurity and Technology Consultants

✅ Federal Employees

✅ Candidate CMMC Assessment Team Members


JOY BELAND is the CMMC Program Manager for Edwards Performance Solutions, delivering live training for all areas of CMMC, as well as an active participant of the Commercial Cybersecurity Assessment Team. Before joining Edwards, Joy served the MSP community as a cybersecurity education instructor, educating 3,000+ on cybersecurity fundamentals from 2019-2020. In addition to her facilitation experience, Joy owned a successful MSP in Los Angeles for 21 years.

BRIAN HUBBARD brings 35+ years of cybersecurity program management experience to his role as Director of Commercial and Cybersecurity business at Edwards Performance Solutions. Brian leads Edwards’ CMMC initiatives, supporting organizations in their preparation for CMMC assessments, as a CMMC-AB Registered Professional (RP). Prior to joining Edwards, Brian 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.

JACOB HORNE 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 over 14 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).

AMIRA ARMOND 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. Amira has been an active voice in CMMC through her blog at, a source of free resources and training for CMMC preparation. Amira is a CMMC Provisional Assessor, CMMC Provisional Instructor, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Project Management Professional (PMP). Students will appreciate her deep understanding of CMMC practices and processes, scoping and boundaries, proving inheritance, and regulatory requirements for CUI.

SARA DEATON is a CMMC Provisional Instructor and Assessor. Her experience spans 30 plus years’ in the commercial and defense industry. She was first introduced to cybersecurity when working as the sole mission assurance engineer on an FMS Weapon System development effort. Since then, Sara has been involved with cybersecurity activities. She has a BS degree in Applied Mathematics and a MS degree in Systems Engineering (Operations Research). Sara has extensive experience as an instructor. She owns and operates a small business called Atomic Wombat Inc, that focuses on CMMC, CMMI, Quality Assurance, and Process Improvement. Atomic Wombat is located in Huntsville, Alabama.

TONY BUENGER, CMMC-AB PA, PI | CCISO, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT has over 25 years of experience in information technology and cybersecurity. Tony was previously with Redspin and co-lead the effort to become the first Authorized CMMC 3rd Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO). Tony is now employed with SecureStrux, LLC as the Practice Lead for Risk and Compliance. Tony is an experienced instructor within the cybersecurity profession fulfilling roles such as full-time military faculty teaching master degree level information security courses at the National Defense University, adjunct instructor and co-developer of the master degree level cyber security program at Auburn University-Montgomery, and lead faculty chair for cyber security and networking at the University of Phoenix.

CHRIS SILVERS, CMMC-AB RP, PA, PI | CISSP, CEH, PCIP, CWNA, CEI, SEPP, MLSE, CRISC, CEI is the founder and CEO of CG Silvers Consulting as well as a DEF CON 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 9 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. Most recently, he has been a C3PAO candidate since September 2020.

MATT HOEPER is an experienced cybersecurity professional 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 MEPs.

KATHERINE ADAMS is the Director of Compliance Solutions and Services at Cask Government Services, with over 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.

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.


CMMC Bootcamp Training Schedule

Edwards Performance Solutions provides more than just a 5-day bootcamp. Our instructors support you from the very beginning until after you have passed your exam. The instruction, along with the resources, provide an impeccable starting point to your CMMC journey.

Before Training

Upon enrollment, automatically gain access to our CMMC Fundamentals video series with an in-depth review of the most important CMMC concepts for self-paced learning. Receive your e-copy of the CCP Field Guide and Exam Prep Manual and downloadable assets to be reviewed during the CCP class. Receive a free list of valuable additional resources to leverage in preparation for CCP.

During Training

Participation in our five-day Virtual Instructor Led Course, with discourse and engagement with two Provisional Instructors during each module to provide a well-rounded CMMC education. Receive your e-copy of the CCP Student Workbook with each instructor slide and areas for notes.

After Training

All class recordings and chat logs are posted in our LMS for repeat viewing, and you’ll also be automatically enrolled in the free weekly study group that will be guided by Amira Armond and the Edwards Performance Solutions Provisional Assessor team members right up until the CCP is available. The ability to leverage the experts and your CCP student peers for networking and ongoing support through the CCP journey.


Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 29

This session will take place virtually 9 am – 5 pm EST.

Instructors: Joy Beland (Additional instructors TBD)

Monday, June 13 – Friday, June 17

This session will take place virtually 9 am – 5 pm EST.

Instructors: Joy Beland (Additional instructors TBD)

Monday, June 27 – August 1

This session will take place virtually 9 am – 5 pm EST.

Instructors: Joy Beland (Additional instructors TBD)

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