We Offer CMMC Training

Edwards is a certified Licensed Training Provider (LTP) and Licensed Partner Publishers (LPP) through the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). LTPs provide CMMC-AB certified classes, developed by LPPs. Edwards provides CMMC-AB certified courses to students who are planning on taking CMMC-AB Certification Exams. An individual must attend a corresponding CMMC-AB Certified Class within 6 months to be eligible to take any CMMC-AB Certification Exam.

Edwards is involved in every facet of the CMMC ecosystem; we are also a certified Registered Provider Organization (RPO), Certified Third Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO), and our Cybersecurity Team are Registered Practitioners (RPs). Learn more about how we can help your organization reach compliance.


CMMC Peer Group - 17 Domains in 17 Weeks

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"17 Domains in 17 Weeks" August 2021: Configuration Management

17 Domains in 17 Weeks is a facilitated peer group in which Edwards’ Provisional Assessors*, Registered Practitioners, and external SMEs will share their expertise while facilitating and moderating a weekly peer discussion for each Practice (through Level 3) in each Domain. We will talk through challenges, gotchyas, and caveats of implementation per industry, and focus on IMPLEMENTATION rather than what the assessor is looking for.

Duration

Weekly, Thursdays (4 Recurrences)

Objectives

  • What Assessment Objectives do we see the most confusion on?
  • What Practices overlap or complement each other in the same Domain or other Domains (can one implementation check multiple boxes?)
  • Is the Practice implemented with a tool, a procedure, a service? How do we achieve the outcome expected?
  • How does the implementation vary depending on industry or environment?
  • What challenges are implementers experiencing?

17 Domains in 17 Weeks is exactly what you and your team need to understand and execute on your CMMC implementation.

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"17 Domains in 17 Weeks" September 2021: Network Defense

Enjoying 17 Domains in 17 Weeks but need more one-on-one time with our SMEs? For an additional $500/month, members can take advantage of a monthly dedicated one-on-one 90-minute session with a cybersecurity assessment SME to help guide the progress of their POAM.

This is an add-on to 17 Domains in 17 Weeks. When you purchase this private coaching add-on, we will reach out to you to schedule your session.


CMMC Books

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CERTIFIED CMMC PROFESSIONAL (CCP) EXAM PREP GUIDE (PENDING CMMC-AB APPROVAL)

Your CMMC certification journey begins here, with the official CMMC-AB curriculum to aid in preparation for the exam. This 650-page, full-color Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) Exam Prep Guide is the most comprehensive study guide available, packed with critical components to reinforce dynamic learning.

In this guide, you will learn the rich depth of the DoD cybersecurity framework, directives, and guideline history; how to expertly navigate all CMMC resource documents, important guidelines, and distinctions in FCI and CUI; as well as incredible detail on each of the 130 practices (including policy, procedures, and plans required for implementation and what to look for in objective evidence). We finish with scoping guidance, the assessment process, exam practice questions, practical tips, pitfalls to avoid, and cross-references to several cybersecurity frameworks and control resources. This comprehensive material can be used to guide you or your organization to prepare for the CMMC Assessment or as an accompanying guide for a CMMC-AB approved training, required prior to sitting for the CCP exam.


CMMC-AB Certification Training

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CERTIFIED CMMC PROFESSIONAL (CCP) EXAM PREP (PENDING CMMC-AB APPROVAL)

This course will enable a participant’s comprehension of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard, relevant supporting materials, and applicable legal and regulatory guidance as it pertains to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity posture. In addition, it will help prepare the participant’s readiness to perform as an effective Certified Assessor for organizations seeking certification (OSC) as CMMC compliant at Level 1, 2, or 3.

Duration

This is a 5 day course.

Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the DoD supply chain
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply concepts around protecting information
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the CMMC Model
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the correlation of practices across the Maturity Model
  • Describe and compare roles and responsibilities across the CMMC-AB ecosystem
  • Define, list, and understand practices associated with specific CMMC domains
  • Identify legal obligations and restrictions of any CMMC-AB credentialed, registered, or certified professionals
  • Understand all aspects and management of conflicts with the Code of Professional Conduct (CoPC)

What's Included

  • 5 days of live instructor led training
  • Hard copy course manual
  • In-class activities
  • In-class workbook and downloadable resources
  • CMMC-AB Certified Professional Exam Voucher
  • Optional Certified CMMC Professional 4 week Guided Exam Prep Study Group (recommended)
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Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA-1) Level 1 Exam Prep (Pending CMMC-AB Approval)

This course enables a participant’s comprehension of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard, relevant supporting materials, and applicable legal and regulatory guidance as it pertains to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity posture. In addition, it will help prepare a participant’s readiness to perform as an effective Certified Assessor for organizations seeking certification (OSC) as CMMC compliant Level 1.

Duration

This is a 4 day course.

Objectives

  • Learn strategies to guide and support OSCs at Maturity Level 1
  • Pinpoint assessment preparation and execution at Maturity Level 1
  • Identify and describe CMMC reference/source documents in a detailed manner
  • Define and describe detailed assessment methodology
  • Describe ethics of assessors
  • Define in detail Maturity Level 1 practices (validation and criteria)

What's Included

  • 4 days of live instructor led training
  • Hard copy course manual
  • In-class activities
  • In-class workbook and downloadable resources
  • Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1 Exam Voucher
  • Optional Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1, 4 week Guided Exam Prep Study Group (recommended)

Prerquisites

Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1 course participants are not permitted to take the associated Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1 exam until they have completed a Certified CMMC Professional course and exam.

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CERTIFIED CMMC ASSESSOR (CCA-3) LEVEL 3 EXAM PREP (PENDING CMMC-AB APPROVAL)

This course enables a participant’s comprehension of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard, relevant supporting materials, and applicable legal and regulatory guidance as it pertains to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity posture. In addition, it will help prepare a participant’s readiness to perform as an effective Certified Assessor for organizations seeking certification (OSC) as CMMC compliant Level 1.

Duration

This is a 5 day course.

Objectives

  • Learn how to perform, manage, and score an assessment in accordance with the established methods and requirements of NIST SP 800-171 DoD Assessment Methodology, Version 1.2.1 and NIST Special Publication 800-30
  • Pinpoint assessment preparation and execution at Levels 2 and 3
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge with respect to CUI sources, categorizations, marking, and handling
  • Define the content and execution of the Delta 20 Practices at Levels 2 and 3

What's Included

  • 5 days of live instructor led training
  • Hard copy course manual
  • In-class activities
  • In-class workbook and downloadable resources
  • CMMC-AB Certified Assessor Level 3 Exam Voucher
  • Optional Certified CMMC Assessor Level 3, 4 week Guided Exam Prep Study Group (recommended)

Prerquisites

Certified CMMC Assessor Level 3 course participants are not permitted to take the associated Certified CMMC Assessor Level 3 exam, until they have completed a Certified CMMC Professional course and exam, as well as the Certified CMMC Assessor Level 1 course and exam.

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EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW – CYBERSECURITY MATURITY MODEL CERTIFICATION (CMMC)

For the busy executive that needs a high-level overview of what CMMC means to your organization. This course is a maximum four-hour virtual instructor-led introduction to the CMMC, its ecosystem, and the reasoning behind all organizations in the DIB sector needing to obtain a certified level of cybersecurity maturity in order to bid on DoD contracts.

Geared towards organizations that will seek certification, it examines the CMMC-prescribed Level 1 maturity cybersecurity practices, their potential impact on your organization and the resources needed to successfully implement, as well as a brief walkthrough of the assessment process. Instructors will take live Q&A, ensuring you walk away well-armed with what CMMC will mean for your growth in the DIB sector.

Duration

This is a 4 hour course.

Objectives

  • Articulate the importance of the CMMC Model to a business
  • Explain how the CMMC Model impacts organizations
  • Define the CMMC Model
  • Identify an organization’s expected CMMC Model level, stakeholders, and path to certification

What's Included

  • Workbook
  • Interaction with two senior CMMC instructor
  • Certificate of Completion

Contact us to register your group for a private session.

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CMMC FUNDAMENTALS – CYBERSECURITY MATURITY MODEL CERTIFICATION (CMMC)

CMMC Fundamentals offers a full day (8 hour) virtual instructor-lead training tailored for organizations seeking certification (OSC). Beyond an overview, this course explores how an organization should prepare for a CMMC audit, the necessary documentation, plans, and policies, how to identify and inform organizational and how assessors will conduct their audit. Instructors will take live Q&A, ensuring you walk away well-armed with what CMMC will mean for your growth in the DIB sector.

Please contact us to register your team for a private session.

Duration

This is a 1 day course.

Objectives

  • Articulate the importance of the CMMC Model to a business
  • Explain how the CMMC Model impacts organizations
  • Define the CMMC Model
  • Identify an organization’s expected CMMC Model level, stakeholders, and path to certification
  • Define DoD’s proper handling of FCI, CUI, CTI, and ECI
  • Provide an overview of processes and practices required for each maturity level
  • Describe what CMMC Assessors will expect for each Maturity Certification Level
  • Outline best next steps to take to prepare for an assessment

What's Included

  • Workbook
  • Interaction with two senior CMMC instructor
  • Certificate of Completion

Looking for CMMC Assessment support?

To continue work with the government, companies must be certified at an appropriate level of maturity against the CMMC, but many companies need help determining where to start. Our quick look approach is designed to be affordable and provide you with exactly what you need to do in preparation for a CMMC audit, through four steps. At this time, Edwards offers a Level 1 and Level 3 Quick Look assessment with varying levels of consulting support.

CMMC Compliance & Certification

Edwards plays a role in nearly every aspect of the CMMC ecosystem — training and education, audits, and certification. Edwards supports Organizations Seeking Certification (OSC) as a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) and Certified Third Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO), providing CMMC-AB approved assessments, consulting, and audit preparation through our proprietary Quick Look Assessments, as well as training.

Still have CMMC questions?

To help OSCs and those looking to better understand the CMMC ecosystem, Edwards provides a list of FAQs. Topics include CMMC 101, Consulting & Audits, and Training & Education. Contact us at Info@EdwPS.com with any specific queries.

WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ELEARNING?

Taking 20+ years of training excellence, Edwards now offers the same expertise in an online environment. We offer a variety of virtual instructor led training (VILT), pre-recorded learning, and eLearning courses. Our goal is to offer flexible learning at the click of a button – providing an accessible way to boost your career. Check out our upcoming courses, with more coming soon!