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Official (ISC)² Online Instructor-Led Training offers the structure of a classroom along with the flexibility of remote learning. Updated course content aligns with the recently refreshed CAP exam outline and features live virtual instruction by an (ISC)² Authorized Instructor, a verified security expert who holds the CAP. 

Duration: 5 Days CPE Credits: 40 Course Number: SEC-309

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About this Course

This course is designed for IT, information security, and information assurance practitioners and contractors who use the RMF in the federal government, military, civilian roles, local governments, and private sector organizations. This training seminar provides a comprehensive review of information systems security concepts and industry best practices, covering the seven domains of the CAP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK®) 


The CAP certification demonstrates one’s expertise within various risk management frameworks and validates the deep technical skills and knowledge to understand Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) and can authorize and maintain information systems utilizing various risk management frameworks, as well as best practices, policies, and procedures. 

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Course Overview+ Show

Led by an (ISC)² authorized instructor, this 5-day training seminar provides a comprehensive review of IT security concepts and industry best practices, covering the 7 domains of the CAP CBK.


  • Domain 1| Information Security Risk Management Program
  • Domain 2 |Scope of the Information System
  • Domain 3 |Selection and Approval of Security and Privacy Controls
  • Domain 4 | Implementation of Security and Privacy Controls
  • Domain 5 | Assessment/Audit of Security and Privacy Controls
  • Domain 6 | Authorization/Approval of Information System
  • Domain 7 | Continuous Monitoring


This training course is structured around the steps of the NIST Risk Management Framework version 2.0, as covered in NIST Special Publication 800-37 Revision 2. The previous version, Revision 1, will be covered throughout the course as it corresponds to the current revision. This course will help students review and refresh their information security knowledge as they pursue the CAP certification.

What's Included+ Show

5 Days of Official (ISC)² CAP Training, Led by an Authorized (ISC)² Instructor             

  • Official (ISC)² Student Training Guide (electronic format)
  • Knowledge Checks and End of Chapter Quizzes
  • Applied Scenarios
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Post Course Assessment Questions
  • Case Studies and Discussions
  • Online Interactive Flash Cards
  • CAP Online Study Group
  • 180 Days of Access to Class Recordings
  • Education Guarantee (see below for details)


The Intrinsec Added Advantage                                                                     

  • Pearson VUE Exam Support
  • (ISC)² Preferred Partner CPE Submission Program
  • Post Class Instructor Email Support


Pearson VUE CAP Certification Exam Voucher can be added at registration checkout.  The exam voucher cost is $599 for 1 attempt and is valid for one year from purchase.


Please be Advised:  Only Official (ISC)² Training Partners can legally provide exam vouchers. Exam vouchers can only be purchased with training.


**Education Guarantee Intrinsec wants its candidates to successfully pass their certification exam and achieve their goal of earning an (ISC)² credential.  Included in your Training Seminar is the (ISC)² Education Guarantee.  If you do not pass the exam after completing our Training Seminar, you can take a second course at no cost to you (within one year of taking the initial seminar).  The Education Guarantee covers the cost of the second seminar only. You will have to pay the full price for your second attempt at the exam.

What You'll Learn+ Show

At the end of this course, learners will be able to:


  • Identify and describe the steps and tasks within the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Apply common elements of other risk management frameworks using the RMF as a guide.
  • Describe the roles associated with the RMF and how they are assigned to tasks within the RMF.
  • Execute tasks within the RMF process based on assignment to one or more RMF roles.
  • Explain organizational risk management and how it is supported by the RMF

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Intrinsec’s Concierge Service focuses on you, providing a personalized human experience with one of our concierge representatives to ensure that you have a perfect experience from day one and beyond.

Not only will your representative reach out to you when you sign up, providing you with all the information you need, but they will also be on stand-by for any and all questions you may have.

After you have completed your class your concierge representative can provide you with relevant recommendations for upcoming events, discounts on training, and suggestions to help further your career.

Audience+ Show

The CAP is ideal for IT, information security, and information assurance practitioners and contractors who use the RMF in the federal government, military, civilian roles, local governments, and private sector organizations. Roles include:


  • ISSOs, ISSMs, and other infosec/information assurance practitioners who are focused on security assessment and authorization (traditional C&A) and continuous monitoring issues.
  • 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.
  • IT professionals interested in improving cybersecurity and learning more about the importance of lifecycle cybersecurity risk management.


Prior to taking this course, the learner should have the following experience, skills, or knowledge:


  • IT security
  • Information assurance
  • Information risk management
  • Certification
  • Systems administration
  • One to two years of general technical experience
  • Two years of general systems experience
  • One to two years of database/systems development/network experience
  • Information security policy
  • Technical or auditing experience within government, the U.S. Department of Defense, the financial or health care industries, and/or auditing firms
  • Strong familiarity with NIST documentation       

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What do I need to get my CAP certification?

To qualify for your CAP certification you will need a minimum of two years of cumulative paid work experience in one or more of the seven domains within the CAP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

What if I don’t yet have that experience?

Not to worry! If you don’t yet have that work experience, as you may become an Associate of (ISC)2 by passing the CAP exam. From there, you will have three years to accumulate your two years or work experience to get your full fledged CAP certification!

What counts towards paid work experience?

Paid work experience can come from full-time, part-time or even internships (internships can be paid or unpaid). Each of these categories are defined as:

  • Full-Time Experience: A minimum of 35 hours/week, this experience is accursed monthly, meaning 4 weeks of 35 hours or more equals one month of experience.
  • Part-Time Experience: Between 20 and 34 hours/week, with the hours logged converting to full-time experience as such:
    • 1040 hours of part-time = 6 months of full-time experience
    • 2080 hours of part-time = 12 months of full-time experience
  • Internships: Internship experience can be paid or unpaid to qualify. Documentation on company/organization letterhead confirming your position is required.

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