Certified Vulnerability Assessment Specialist
The ability to identify, prioritize, and mitigate network vulnerabilities is a critical core competency required to protect and defend organizational operations from threats posed by malicious actors. Information Security professionals tasked with vulnerability assessment missions must possess a strong foundation of technical knowledge, analytical expertise, and the intuition to implement solutions in ways that align with strategic organizational objectives.
The Certified Vulnerability Assessment Specialist training course combines proven techniques and a diverse body of knowledge with industry best practices to ensure the highest probability of successful outcomes. Students will be presented with 16 detailed learning domains covering topics such as Threat Intelligence, Risk Measurement Standards, Vulnerability States, and Vulnerability Management Architecture. Practical lab exercises utilize the Project Ares® Cyber Range and network enumeration / reconnaissance tools.
The Certified Vulnerability Assessment Specialist course is a component of the career progression track that supports the required Categories, Specialty Areas and Work Roles as defined by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. It provides a common language to speak about cyber roles and jobs and can be referenced to define professional requirements in cybersecurity.
Course Outline and Learning Objectives
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Project Ares® Cyber Range Labs
Students enrolled in classroom or instructor-led online formats of this course will be using the Project Ares® Cyber Range for practical labs. Project Ares® Cyber Range labs are available to self-study students for an additional fee.
Course Training Materials
Exam Prep Guide
Course Workbook & Labs
Self-Guided Lab Exercises
Instructor-Led Lab Exercises
Practice Assessment Quizzes
Knowledge Assessment Exam
Course Certification Document
40-Hour CPE Credit Certificate
Knowledge Assessment Exam
At the conclusion of classroom courses, students will be prepared to sit for the knowledge assessment exam. The online examination will consist of True/False, Multiple Choice, and Fill in the Blank questions. The exam may be taken at any time within one year of purchasing the certification course.
Students will have two hours to complete a computer-based examination consisting of 100 questions. A score of 70% or higher is required to earn the certification. Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive a hardcopy of their certification and a proctor validation document from the course instructor. Students will also receive a 40-hour CPE Certificate regardless of their exam score.
The examination is “closed book.” However, students will be allowed to use their notes on material presented during the course as well as their Course Workbooks.
Certification Exam, Course Materials, and Daily Lunches are Included in the Course Fee.
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