Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP)

Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP)

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Course Overview:

Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) – Hands-on

CAP Training focuses on preparing students for the updated CAP certification through extensive mentoring and drill sessions, thorough review of all 7 CAP Domains of Knowledge (recently increased from 4), and practical question and answer scenarios, all through a high-energy seminar approach. This CAP Training class is the product of a wide range of leading industry experts and authors, and our training materials are widely considered the best option available for CAP preparation.

Led by an (ISC)² authorized instructor, the Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) and included course material for this official training seminar provides students with a comprehensive review of the knowledge and skills required to assess risk and establish security requirements and documentation. Additionally, this CAP Certification Training course will also help students successfully prepare for the CAP exam as it covers all seven domains of the CAP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

Achieving Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) certification validates your qualifications, skills, and experience in applying, assessing, and maintaining information system security using the new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF). On the path to CAP certification, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to accurately and effectively apply cost-effective and appropriate security controls based on risk and best practices. The CAP certification is accepted by private and government sectors, and in some organizations, it is required for specific jobs (i.e., DoD Directive 8570).

In this CAP Training course, you will gain an understanding of the new authorization process and prepare for the CAP certification exam, based on the new SP 800-37 process and the new (ISC)2 Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) – Customize It:

• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) – Audience / Target Group:

The intended audience for our Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) program is IT professionals who are focused on security assessment and authorization and continuous monitoring issues. It’s also a great fit for those who are interested in improving cybersecurity and learning more about the importance of lifecycle cybersecurity risk management. Typically CAP is ideal for those working in roles such as, but not limited to:

• IT Professionals
• Information Security Professionals
• Information Assurance Professionals
• Executives Who Must “Sign-Off” on Authority to Operate (ATO)
• Inspector Generals (IGs) and Auditors Who Perform Independent Reviews
• Program Managers Who Develop or Maintain IT Systems

Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) – Related Courses:

CompTIA IT Fundamentals Training
CompTIA A+ Certification Training

Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) – Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) course are as follows:

One to two years of database/systems development/network experience
• Strong familiarity with NIST documentation
• Systems administration
• Technical or auditing experience within government, the U.S. Department of Defense, the financial or health care industries, and/or auditing firms

Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) – Objectives:

This official (ISC)² Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) seminar is based on the seven domains found on the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for CAP, ensuring students successfully prepare for the CAP certification exam while also enhancing their overall competencies in authorizing and maintaining information systems.

• Domain 1: Risk Management Framework (RMF)
• Domain 2: Categorization of Information Systems
• Domain 3: Selection of Security Controls
• Domain 4: Security Control Implementation
• Domain 5: Security Control Assessment
• Domain 6: Information Systems Authorization
• Domain 7: Monitoring of Security Controls

Certified Authorization Professional Training (CAP) – Course Syllabus:

Domain 1: Risk Management Framework (RMF):

Security authorization includes a tiered risk management approach to evaluate both strategic and tactical risk across the enterprise. The authorization process incorporates the application of a Risk Management Framework (RMF), a review of the organizational structure, and the business process/mission as the foundation for the implementation and assessment of specified security controls. This authorization management process identifies vulnerabilities and security controls and determines residual risks. The residual risks are evaluated and deemed either acceptable or unacceptable. More controls must be implemented to reduce unacceptable risk. The system may be deployed only when the residual risks are acceptable to the enterprise and a satisfactory security plan is complete.

CAP Training Objectives:

• Describe the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
• Describe and Distinguish between the RMF Steps
• Identify Roles and Define Responsibilities
• Understand and Describe How the RMF Process Relates to Key Factors
• Understand the Relationship between the RMF and System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
• Understand Legal, Regulatory, and Other Security Requirements

Domain 1: Risk Management Framework (RMF):

Security authorization includes a tiered risk management approach to evaluate both strategic and tactical risk across the enterprise. The authorization process incorporates the application of a Risk Management Framework (RMF), a review of the organizational structure, and the business process/mission as the foundation for the implementation and assessment of specified security controls. This authorization management process identifies vulnerabilities and security controls and determines residual risks. The residual risks are evaluated and deemed either acceptable or unacceptable. More controls must be implemented to reduce unacceptable risk. The system may be deployed only when the residual risks are acceptable to the enterprise and a satisfactory security plan is complete.

CAP Training Objectives:

• Describe the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
• Describe and Distinguish between the RMF Steps
• Identify Roles and Define Responsibilities
• Understand and Describe How the RMF Process Relates to Key Factors
• Understand the Relationship between the RMF and System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
• Understand Legal, Regulatory, and Other Security Requirements

Domain 3: Selection of Security Controls

The security control baseline is established by determining specific controls required to protect the system based on the security categorization of the system. The baseline is tailored and supplemented in accordance with an organizational assessment of risk and local parameters. The security control baseline, as well as the plan for monitoring it, is documented in the security plan (SP).

CAP Training Objectives:

• Identify and Document Common Controls
• Select, Tailor, and Document Security Controls
• Develop Security Control Monitoring Strategy
• Review and Approve SP

Domain 4: Security Control Implementation

The security controls specified in the security plan are implemented by taking into account the minimum organizational assurance requirements. The security plan describes how the controls are employed within the information system and its operational environment. The security assessment plan documents the methods for testing these controls and the expected results throughout the systems life-cycle.

CAP Certification Training Objectives:

• Implement Selected Security Controls
• Document Security Control Implementation

Domain 5: Security Control Assessment

The security control assessment follows the approved plan, including defined procedures, to determine the effectiveness of the controls in meeting security requirements of the information system. The results are documented in the Security Assessment Report.

CAP Training Objectives:

• Prepare for Security Control Assessment
• Develop Security Control Assessment Plan
• Assess Security Control Effectiveness
• Develop Initial Security Assessment Report (SAR)
• Review Interim SAR and Perform Initial Remediation Actions
• Develop Final SAR and Optional Addendum

Domain 6: Information Systems Authorization

The residual risks identified during the security control assessment are evaluated and the decision is made to authorize the system to operate, deny its operation, or remediate the deficiencies. Associated documentation is prepared and/or updated depending on the authorization decision.

CAP Training Objectives:

• Develop Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM)
• Assemble Security Authorization Package
• Determine Risk
• Determine the Acceptability of Risk
• Obtain Security Authorization Decision

Domain 7: Monitoring of Security Controls

After an Authorization to Operate (ATO) is granted, ongoing continuous monitoring is performed on all identified security controls as well as the political, legal, and physical environment in which the system operates. Changes to the system or its operational environment are documented and analyzed. The security state of the system is reported to designated responsible officials. Significant changes will cause the system to re-enter the security authorization process. Otherwise, the system will continue to be monitored on an ongoing basis in accordance with the organization’s monitoring strategy.

CAP Training Objectives:

• Determine Security Impact of Changes to System and Environment
• Perform Ongoing Security Control Assessments
• Conduct Ongoing Remediation Actions
• Update Key Documentation
• Perform Periodic Security Status Reporting
• Perform Ongoing Risk Determination and Acceptance
• Decommission and Remove System

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