Edwards x Baylor University

Baylor University has joined forces with Edwards Performance Solutions to provide Edwards’ renowned Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) Training. Baylor is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and is actively engaged in helping to develop the critical workforce and research needed to secure U.S. industrial and military infrastructure. Baylor University and Edwards are committed to equipping professionals with the skills, knowledge, and expertise they need in today’s ever-evolving digital landscape. 


The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Certified Professional (CCP) 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. This 5-day boot camp will expand a candidate’s understanding of the CMMC Model and all supporting foundational knowledge, as well as enable the candidate to sit for the CCP 2.0 exam.


This is a 5-day course available for attendance either in-person or virtually.


  • 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
  • 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 CMMC-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
  • CCP Field Guide and Exam Prep Manual
  • CCP Student Workbook with copies of slides and area for notes
  • Downloads of CCP-specific Cyber AB exclusive materials for the CAP
  • Links to dozens of free resources in support of CCP foundational knowledge
  • In-class activities

Impact on DoD Contractors

CMMC is a game-changer for DoD contractors. It will be included in select DoD Requests for Information (RFIs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and will affect every DoD contractor and subcontractor. Failure to achieve CMMC can result in not being awarded DoD contracts.

About CMMC

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a unified cybersecurity standard for future Department of Defense (DoD) acquisitions. It is designed to provide increased assurance that a DIB contractor can adequately protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) at a level commensurate with the risk.

About Edwards

Edwards Performance Solutions champions cutting-edge cyber programs and CMMC education, emphasizing the interplay between technological innovation and the human element in information security. Collaborating with industry and government leaders, we harness expert insights, blending theoretical acumen with practical applications. Our initiatives are designed to propel the cybersecurity field forward, enriching the collective expertise of the community.

About Baylor

Baylor University promotes cybersecurity research and education with a focus on technological capabilities to counter threats coupled with an understanding of the people involved and how they impact the information environment. Baylor University works with foremost industrial and governmental partners to harness the power of leading professionals from both a theoretical and practical perspective. Our cybersecurity initiatives seek to significantly advance the state of knowledge within the cybersecurity community.

Edwards and the CMMC Ecosystem

The only organization certified by the Cyber AB to support the entire CMMC ecosystem


Edwards is an Authorized CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO) with Provisional Assessors on staff, ready to support your formal CMMC assessment. Contact Info@EdwPS.com today!


Edwards is an RPO, but more importantly, our consultants are also CMMC Provisional Assessors. In fact, many of our consultants teach our CCP classes and developed our curriculum. Learn more.


As an LPP, Edwards developed the curriculum to train the assessment community using cybersecurity SMEs and ISDs. Our courses prepare individuals to do the job an OSC expects when they hire a CMMC Professional.


As an LTP, Edwards uses our own renowned curriculum to train members of the OSC team, consultants, supporting organizations (e.g., MSPs), and of course the assessors themselves. View our courses.

Edwards Performance Solutions, as a fully certified Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO), is the ideal partner to guide your organization through the intricacies of CMMC. Our team of cybersecurity experts is adept at undertaking detailed vulnerability assessments, orchestrating readiness and gap assessments, and offer comprehensive training modules. By partnering with us, you ensure your team is well-prepared and confidently equipped for both readiness and certification stages. This not only enhances your cybersecurity posture but also enables your organization to meet compliance standards seamlessly.