Certified Vulnerability Assessment Specialist (C-VAS)
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 remediation outcomes. Students will be presented with 16 detailed learning domains covering topics such as Threat Intelligence and Analysis, Risk Measurement Standards, Identifying Vulnerability States, and Vulnerability Management Architecture. Practical lab exercises utilize the Nmap and Zenmap network discovery 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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Course Training Materials
Exam Prep Guide
Course Workbook & Labs
Lab Images (if Applicable)
Practice Assessment Quizzes
32-Hour CPE Credit Certificate
Knowledge Assessment Examination
Knowledge Assessment Exam
Upon completion of online 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 and a review of the proctor report, students will be mailed a hardcopy of their certification and their CPE credit documentation via USPS 2-Day mail within 72-hours of the exam date.
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.
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