Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
Earning the CAP certification is a proven way to build your career and demonstrate your expertise within the risk management framework (RMF).
The CAP is the only certification under the DoD8570 mandate that aligns with each RMF step. It shows employers you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge to authorize and maintain information systems within the RMF using best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at (ISC)².
Prove your skills, advance your career, and gain support from a community of cybersecurity leaders here to help you throughout your professional journey.
The CAP is ideal for IT, information security, and information assurance practitioners and contractors who use the RMF in:
- The U.S. federal government, such as the U.S. Department of State or Department of Defense
- The military
- Civilian roles, such as federal contractors
- Local governments
- Private sector organizations
To qualify for this cybersecurity certification, you must pass the exam and have at least two years of cumulative, paid work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the (ISC)² CAP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).
Register 21 days before class start date and save 10%! Enter discount code EARLY10 during registration.
Register 21 days before class start date and save $250! Enter discount code EARLY250 during registration.
The CAP exam evaluates your expertise across seven domains. Think of the domains as topics you need to master based on your professional experience and education.
- Domain 1 Information Security Risk Management Program
- Domain 2 Categorization of Information Systems (IS)
- Domain 3 Selection of Security Controls
- Domain 4 Implementation of Security Controls
- Domain 5 Assessment of Security Controls
- Domain 6 Authorization of Information Systems (IS)
- Domain 7 Continuous Monitoring
Is there a discount available for current students?
UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.
What is the cancellation and refund policy?
Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.