Retired Course

Introduction to CMMC Online Training

Note: The exam associated with this course was retired. However, this course still retains value as a training resource.
This course covers version 1.x, an older version of CMMC. Furthermore, the labs for this course have been deprecated. However, this course still retains value as a training resource.

This CMMC training prepares learners to advise and lead an organization in maintaining compliance with the Department of Defense's expectations and guidelines in protecting sensitive data.

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the Department of Defense's certification that verifies whether independent contractors are protecting sensitive data adequately. For the hundreds of thousands of small, medium and large companies all over the country who do work with the DoD, earning a high mark on their security maturity can mean the difference between earning their contract with the DoD or being passed over.

The CMMC familiarizes the learner with the regulations and standards the DoD expects in relation to protections around sensitive data. A security technician with their CMMC can lead or advise their organization in maintaining excellent security hygiene and could very well be crucial to keeping those profitable contracts coming.

Once you're done with this CMMC training, you'll know how to advise and lead an organization in maintaining compliance with DoDD 8570.

For anyone who leads an IT team, this CMMC training can be used to onboard new security technicians, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a security reference resource.

Introduction to CMMC: What You Need to Know

This Introduction to CMMC training has videos that cover DoD cybersecurity standards topics including:

  • Recognize the best practices for controlling government sensitive data
  • Defining and understanding government terminology
  • Navigating and reading government regulations
  • Managing security principles in accordance with relevant government mandates
  • Preparing for (mandatory) external security audits

Who Should Take Introduction to CMMC Training?

This Introduction to CMMC training is considered specialist-level Cisco training, which means it was designed for security technicians. This Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification skills course is designed for security technicians with three to five years of experience with DoD cybersecurity standards.

New or aspiring security technicians. If you're a brand new security technician, the first question you should ask yourself about the CMMC is whether your current company — or companies you might apply to — does any work with the DoD. Earning the CMMC and understanding the regulations that the DoD uses to guide it will be an essential tool for companies whose livelihoods depend on government contracts. You could proactively lock your career into place by earning the CMMC early.

Experienced security technicians. If you've already been working for a few years as a security technician for a company who does business with the DoD, earning the CMMC could make you indispensable. No one wants to read government regulations or master regulatory procedures -- but if you're the one who knows them and gets certified, you're suddenly extremely valuable.

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