CMMC 2.0: WE'LL BE READY.
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

As one of the few Licensed Partner Publishers with CMMC-AB Approved Training Material (CATM), Logical Operations was excited to learn from the CMMC Accreditation Body (AB) that the Department of Defense (DoD) approved the CMMC Model 2.0 version of the Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) exam blueprint. We went right to work with our distinguished team of SMEs to make required additions and revisions to our popular CCP curriculum to align it with Model 2.0 and the new blueprint!  

There are a couple of gates to pass through before we can release updated CCP CATM:

 

  • The DoD must approve the CMMC-AB’s Model 2.0 version of the CMMC Assessment Process (CAP) document. The CAP is the reference source for a significant portion of the required course coverage.   

  • With the updated CAP in hand, we hope to submit updated content for the required accreditation review early in Q2.   

  • We don’t yet know the process or timeline for courseware re-accreditation. Our goal is to get updated pre-release materials in your hands for your preparation when we submit for review - or even before.   

 

So look for Model 2.0 CCP curriculum coming soon! And stay tuned for more: the CMMC-AB has also recently released the Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA) blueprint, so it won’t be long before we’ll get cracking on CCA courseware as well.

CCP IS FOUNDATIONAL CYBERSECURITY

Because CMMC Model 2.0 is essentially a subset of the Model 1.0 standard, Logical Operations’ updated Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) curriculum will be even easier to deliver and will appeal to an even broader audience than before.  

We see the new CCP as a foundational course in the field of IT and cybersecurity because it is centered around NIST SP 800-171, which provides a strong baseline for protecting sensitive information, whether it is your company’s proprietary information or the government’s.  

 

The CMMC-AB suggests that the CCP course is right for:  

  • Prospective assessors and assessment team members 

  • Cybersecurity and technical consultants 

  • Planning and implementation staff within Organizations Seeking CMMC Certification (OSCs):

    • IT and cybersecurity professionals

    • Regulatory, legal, and contract compliance officers

    • Operational managers

    • Organizational leaders

  • Federal employees

 

In other words – almost anyone who plays a role in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) can benefit from the CCP 2.0 course.   

 

You’ll likely see these changes in the CCP course once we align it with Model 2.0:  

  • Updated content about the redesigned levels in the CMMC Model. 

  • New content about the modified program requirements and timelines. 

  • New content about self-assessments and third-party assessments. 

  • New content about preparing an OSC for assessment by fostering a culture of cybersecurity. 

  • Expanded content about the Level 1 practices that will include coverage of the assessment objectives needed to confidently self-attest compliance. 

  • New content on the updated CMMC documentation - assessment guides, scoping guidance, and the artifact hashing tool user guide. 

  • New content about plans of actions and milestones (POA&Ms). 

  • Updated content about the phases in the CMMC Assessment Process (CAP). 

 

What won’t change are all the great qualities that have already made the LO curriculum so popular throughout the CMMC training community:   

  • The focus on presentation materials, student engagement, and instructor support.  

  • Rich instructor slide decks with detailed delivery suggestions. 

  • A student courseware manual featuring:

    • Searchable replicas of all the presentation slides.

    • Scripted interactive activities.

    • A complete Glossary and Index.

    • An exam-mapping document to help students coordinate their exam preparation.  

 

The updates to the CCP course will make it a foundational cybersecurity resource for both OSC teams looking to implement CMMC requirements and for future assessment team members and assessors. It will provide the knowledge and tools to help validate CMMC compliance, whether it is in preparation for a self-assessment report to the DoD or for an assessment by a C3PAO.