(ISC)² CAP Training Boot Camp | Illinois Valley Community College

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Prepare for Certification in a Live, Online Format

The Certified Authorized Professional (CAP) certification, offered by (ISC)², is highly sought after in government and civilian organizations. The 3-day live, online (ISC)² CAP® Training Boot Camp is powered by the leading cybersecurity training organization Infosec. It will not only teach you the best practices, policies, and procedures used in the authorization, maintenance, and security of information systems, but also prepare you to successfully pass the CAP certification exam.

What You Can Expect

  • Online, immersive format
  • 3 days of live, expert-led training
  • Learn in a cohort of peers
  • Limited seats per session
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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn from industry experts: Instructors have 10+ years of industry training experience and are professionals with active roles in the industry.
  • Earn your CAP certification: Your enrollment includes everything you need to get certified, from unlimited practice exam attempts to the cost of your certification exam.
  • Extended access: Review boot camp materials and replay daily video lessons for a year.
  • Infosec Skills subscription: Advance your skills with a one-year subscription to hundreds of additional on-demand courses and hands-on labs.

Who Should Enroll?

This boot camp is intended for current IT professionals, including information security officers, senior system managers, systems administrators, and information security professionals who use the RMF.

While anyone can enroll in this boot camp training course, you must have at least two years of professional experience in at least one of the seven domains listed in the (ISC)² CAP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) to qualify for full CAP certification.

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(ISC)² CAP® Training Boot Camp FAQs

Why should I earn the CAP certification?

The CAP certification, offered by (ISC)², verifies that a holder has the knowledge and skills to securely create, authorize, and maintain information systems within an organization. It is an especially important certification for those working in security risk management and the Risk Management Framework (RMF). Though it is a relatively new certification, coming on the scene in 2015, it is already well-known and highly regarded across the country.

What is GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance)?

GRC stands for governance, risk, and compliance. It is an acronym that was developed by the OCEG, originally called the Open Compliance and Ethics Group, and is the integrated capability of an organization to reliably achieve its objectives while addressing uncertainty and acting with integrity at all times.

What is the job demand for CAP certified professionals?

The job outlook for CAP certification holders is extremely good overall, but some areas, such as Washington D.C. and Virginia, have even more jobs than others. CAP is a certification that is highly recognized by both private and government organizations. The United States federal government and the Department of Defense are among the largest organizations hiring Certified Authorization Professionals currently.

What salary can I expect with my CAP certification?

Infosec reported the average salary of CAP certification holders to be $124,610 as of May 2022. This is nearly double early estimates for the certification due to high demand and the advanced security roles that CAP certification holders are able to obtain after earning certification.

How long is the CAP certification valid after passing the exam?

Your certification is valid for three years and will need to be renewed at the end of this period. To ensure that your skills remain up to date, you must earn 45 CEUs during each three-year renewal period and pay an annual $125 maintenance fee.

What are common job titles for CAP certification holders?

Common positions for CAP certification holders include information security risk manager, IT risk manager, information systems auditor, chief information security officer, information assurance engineer, information systems manager, IT security manager, authorization specialist, security consultant, cybersecurity engineer, and cybersecurity analyst.

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