CYBER SECURITY

NCSF-CFM

Developed in partnership with itSM Solutions and UMass Lowell, the NCSF-CFM workforce development program is designed to help federal agencies and private industry learn the knowledge, skills and abilities to operationalize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework across an enterprise and its supply chain. All NCSF-CFM trainings are aligned with the recently released NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF).  Successful completion of the certification demonstrates that knowledge was transferred from the course and further guarantees effectiveness of the training.

Certifications demonstrate proven competency in critical fields of industry.  Employers and customers are offered assurance that certified professionals have the knowledge required to perform their roles effectively. 

Certification Program Overview

Foundation:

NCSF-CFM Foundation Certification exam follows the one day program that teaches NCSF fundamentals and the UMass Lowell Controls Factory™ Model. The program is targeted at IT and Business professionals who need a basic understanding of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its role within an organization. The program can be delivered in a classroom, virtual classroom or as a self-paced video program. Students complete this program by participating in the online certification exam. 

Exam Details:

Delivery Style: Online by Webcam proctor

Duration: 90 Minutes

Question Type: Multiple Choice

Number of Questions: 60

Pass Mark: 70%

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Practitioner:

NCSF-CFM Practitioner Certification exam follows the four day program that teaches the advanced skills necessary to engineer, operate and manage the business risk of a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program. The program is designed for IT and Business professionals who will play an active role in the NCSF program. The program can be delivered in a classroom, virtual classroom or as a self-paced video program. Students complete this program by participating in the online certification exam. 

Exam Details:

Delivery Style: Online by Webcam proctor

Duration: 180 Minutes

Question Type: Multiple Choice

Number of Questions: 100

Pass Mark: 70%

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Practitioner Bootcamp:

NCSF-CFM Practitioner Bootcamp Certification exam follows the five day boot camp training that combines the NCSF-CFM Foundation + Practitioner classes into a one week program. The program can be delivered in a classroom, virtual classroom or as a self-paced video program. Students complete this program by participating in the online certification exam. 

Exam Details:

Delivery Style: Online by Webcam proctor

Duration: 180 Minutes

Question Type: Multiple Choice

Number of Questions: 120

Pass Mark: 70%

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