Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) Exam Prep

Ready to go beyond the basics? Join hundreds of CCP students – building a comprehensive CMMC foundation to bring expertise and value to any organization as effective CMMC implementers, consultants, and assessment team members.

Our CCP Exam Prep course provides 5 days of learning with a dedicated team of world-class Provisional Instructors (PIs). We leverage our Cyber AB Approved Training Materials (CATM) based on the CMMC 2.0 standard, providing participants a varied and well-rounded view of CMMC.

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EXPERIENCE THE EDWARDS DIFFERENCE

Don’t settle for less than the best! Our training materials are known for their superior quality – couple that with our team of PIs and you have a winning combination! Our instructors are PIs, as well as Provisional Assessors (PAs), with decades of assessment experience.

EXAM PREP BENEFITS

The CCP Exam Prep Boot Camp provides in-depth foundational CMMC 2.0 knowledge.

  • Industry Expertise  The syllabus is taught by the industry’s most respected. They are PIs and PAs, with up to five instructors per course and two instructors per module to provide rich context and experience for each objective.
  • CATM – We wrote the book! Our materials are approved by The Cyber AB and developed by a combo of Edwards Instructional Designers (ISDs) and cybersecurity experts. This mix provides dynamic knowledge with the learner in mind!
  • Robust Resources – Until the CCP exam is available, we will offer a free weekly study group. Our PIs provide ongoing support, reviewing CMMC model and documentation updates, as well as diving into areas of interest proposed by you!

Who is the CCP for?

Our CCP course is integral for those looking to be a valuable resource to a consultancy providing CMMC preparation, C3PAO providing Certified Assessor services, or an organization interested in having in-house CMMC trained resources.

Consultants and Service Providers

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

Our CCP classes are full of CMMC consultants and service providers! What better to learn what an assessor will look for and gain a complete picture of CMMC fundamentals than to join future assessors in their initial certification course.

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

Those wanting to pivot to CMMC assessments from FedRAMP, PCI, HIPAA, NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, and other framework assessments find the Edwards PI team to be the most skilled. In addition to the best curriculum, our 5-day boot camp is delivered by at least two PIs at a time. Since our PIs are also PAs, CCP students get real-world experience!

WHAT IS CCP 2.0?

Our CCP 2.0 course is now approved by The Cyber AB, and enrollment is open for the Exam Prep Boot Camps. The updated CCP 2.0 course provides the necessary knowledge to pass The Cyber AB exam and includes the latest CMMC 2.0 information.

CCP 2.0 OVERVIEW

This 5-day CCP course covers the foundational required curriculum along with Level 2 scoping and the full 110 practices. This class is integral to an individual who is a valuable resource to a consultancy providing CMMC preparation, to a C3PAO providing certified assessor support, or to an organization interested in having in-house CMMC trained resources.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the CMMC Assessment Process (CAP) Documentation to assist in representing or preparing an organization for formal assessment by a C3PAO
  • Understand key CMMC historical building blocks and applicable DIB regulatory obligations
  • Apply concepts around identifying, handling, marking, storing, labeling, and safeguarding FCI and CUI according to NARA and NIST 800-171
  • Understand Level 1 and Level 2 Scoping criteria according to the CMMC 2.0 Documentation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the correlation of NIST 800-171 controls across all domains and all 110 practices
  • Describe and compare roles and responsibilities of organizations and individuals across the CMMC-AB ecosystem
  • Define, understand, and implement methods to fulfil NIST 800-171 Assessment Objectives within each control according to CMMC 2.0 Documentation
  • Identify legal obligations and ethical considerations of any of The Cyber AB credentialed, registered, or certified professionals
  • Understand all aspects and management of conflicts with the Code of Professional Conduct (CoPC)
  • 5 days of live instructor-led training
  • Digital CCP Field Guide and Exam Prep Manual with Level 2 scoping and all 110 controls
  • Digital CCP Student Workbook with slides covering Levels 1 and 2 Scoping and all 110 controls
  • Downloads of CCP-specific The Cyber AB exclusive materials for the CAP
  • Links to dozens of free resources in support of CCP foundational knowledge
  • In-class activities with two Provisional Instructors for each Knowledge Area throughout the boot camp
  • Certificate of completion and approval to sit for The Cyber AB Exam

CMMC BOOTCAMP TRAINING SCHEDULE

Edwards Performance Solutions provides more than just a 5-day boot camp. 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 viewing, and you’ll be automatically enrolled in the free weekly study group guided by Amira Armond and the Edwards Performance Solutions Provisional Assessor team members until the CCP is available. You can leverage the experts and your CCP student peers for networking and ongoing support during your journey.

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.

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Kat Adams

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.

Amira Armond

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 cmmcaudit.org, 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.

Joy Beland

JOY BELAND is the VP, Partner Strategy and Cyber Education for Summit 7. Prior to Summit 7, Joy worked as the CMMC Training Program Manager at Edwards, and also 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.

Tony Buenger

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.

Sara Deaton

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.

Matt Hoeper

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.

Jacob Horne

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).

Brian Hubbard

BRIAN HUBBARD 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 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.

Chris Silvers

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.

Start Your Journey

Monday, October 17 – Friday, October 21

CCP 2.0

Virtual | 9 am – 5 pm EDT

Monday, November 28 – Friday, December 2

CCP 2.0

Virtual | 9 am – 5 pm EST

Monday, January 9 – Friday, January 13

CCP 2.0

Virtual | 9 am – 5 pm EST

Monday, February 6 – Friday, February 10

CCP 2.0

Virtual | 9 am – 5 pm EST

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