The Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) certification is an objective measure of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for personnel involved in the process of authorizing and maintaining information systems. Specifically, this credential applies to those responsible for formalizing processes used to assess risk and establish security requirements and documentation. Their decisions will ensure that information systems possess security commensurate with the level of exposure to potential risk, as well as damage to assets or individuals. The CAP credential is appropriate for commercial markets, civilian and local governments and the US Federal government including the State Department and the Department of Defense. Job functions such as authorization officials, system owners, information owners, information system security officers, and certifiers as well as all senior system managers apply.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Computer, Internet Access
1-2 years of general technical experience, 2 years of general systems experience, 1-2 years of database/systems development/network experience, technical or auditing experience within government, US Department of Defense, the financial or healthcare industries and/or auditing firms
TopicsInformation Assurance+Information Risk Management+Certification+Systems Administration+Information Security Policy+NIST documentation+IT Security
Individuals interested in taking the CAP certification
Continuing Education & Professional Credits