What is the CMMC Certification?
The Department of Defense (DoD) of the United States is taking action to secure critical data that companies receive or create in the performance of DoD contracts. Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) is highly sought by our adversaries to steal sensitive US defense-related technical information. This allows them to match and potentially defeat our war-fighting capabilities at pennies on the dollar. Hundreds of billions of dollars of CUI are exfiltrated each year.
The defense industrial base comprises hundreds of thousands of companies that now must meet current cybersecurity and compliance requirements and become compliant with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) to continue the ability to work on DoD contracts. In 2020, DoD established the CMMC Accreditation Body to develop and manage the training and certification ecosystem. CMMC certification requires the industry to satisfy all CUI security requirements and controls including all CMMC practices and assessment objectives. An independent CMMC Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO) must assess and certify compliance. Assessment teams consist of Certified CMMC Assessors (CCA) and Certified CMMC Professionals (CCP). The CMMC program is nearing a voluntary certification period and may create a significant competitive advantage for early adopters.
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification & Certified CMMC Professional Course
The credentials of the CMMC Certified Professional (CCP) are in high demand and the requirements and evidence are highly complex and detailed. This course walks participants through the basic principles for performing an assessment, completing the documentation required for the assessment, and understanding the foundation of the CMMC Model. In addition to the CMMC framework, we include network infrastructure concepts, a review of fundamental cybersecurity requirements, and general IT principles based on the federal requirements. This course will help you to gain the technical skills and expertise required to support and prepare for CMMC assessments.
The SMU Certified CMMC Professional program is taught by licensed instructors and designed by industry expert practitioners. This hybrid program combines live, online class sessions with online content, a modality that has been proven successful for learning technology-based programming. Through this course, you’ll gain an understanding of the details of the CMMC process and master the concepts required to pass the CMMC CCP exam.