Ignyte Institute

CMMC Compliance Training

Training for Defense Construction Contractors

These courses are the beginning of establishing a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) pathway to achieve your desired level of cybersecurity maturity and succeed as a DoD contractors or sub-contractors.

There is no cost for Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska State businesses currently in the Defense Supply Chain or those that are interested in supplying defense agencies (directly or in the supply chain).*

Contractors outside of the four states above can sign-up for the suite of CMMC courses at a cost of $125.

*Course fees are covered thanks to a generous CARES grant awarded to Impact Washington - the NIST MEP Affiliate for Washington State.

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Joining Efforts to Raise CMMC Awareness

The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors (AGC) partners with Ignyte Institute to accelerate the education and adaptation of their members to the emerging cybersecurity certification requirements for Defense Construction Contractors.

As a result of this collaboration, NWACG members are getting access to a CMMC adaptation program designed to introduce the emerging DoD-sponsored regulations to local construction companies and equip them with the necessary resources to prepare for the new standards. Start your educational journey by registering for the course package.

Available Training Courses

As a senior leader, you will be armed with the knowledge to mobilize your organization to protect your business while becoming compliant with the DFARs regulation. The senior management course focuses on the importance of cybersecurity in protecting company assets and resources and outlining the measures and resources needed to achieve compliance. (Approximate 15-20 minute course)

  • Module 1: Introduction
    • Backgound History and why was it developed
    • What is Cybersecurity?
    • What is CMMC and DFARS?
  • Module 2: CMMC Business Impact
    • Protecting your prime relations and direct contracts – How can it impact your business?
    • Tier 2, 3 & 4 Suppliers Requirements
    • Mobilizing your workforce to manage CMMC
  • Module 3: Procurement Rules
    • DFARS Rules – How do you collect money & what does it cost?
    • Allowable Costs & Indirect Cost of CMMC
    • Getting Reimbursement for CMMC
  • Module 4: Next Steps
    • Starting Point – How do you set up a security program?
    • Critical Resources
    • Companion Courses
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As a CMMC practitioner, you will learn the basics and fundaments of requirements packed inside of this emerging certification. The practitioner course facilitates and identifies the steps needed to move the company toward DFARS and CMMC compliance using NIST 800-171 guidance. (Approximate 45-60 minute course)

  • CMMC Session 1: Introduction
    • Introduction: Backgound History. What is the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)?
    • Framework Overview: What are the different Core Elements? What is the CMMC structure?
    • Key Terminology: Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) & Federal Contract Information (FCI)
    • Spot Quiz
  • CMMC Session 2: CMMC Domains and Capabilities
    • Individual topic descriptions for all Domains
    • Spot Quiz
  • CMMC Session 3: Levels, Process Maturity, Cerification and Assessments
    • CMMC Levels: Introduction to the CMMC Levels. Description of the Individual Levels (including Practices and Processes associated with each level)
    • CMMC Process Maturity: CMMC Process Maturity Introduction. Descriptions of the Maturity Levels
    • CMMC Certification Information: FAQs
    • Assessments: FAQs and CMMC Assessment Roadmap
    • Spot Quiz
  • CMMC Assessment
    • Summary: Overview and Key points from the course
    • Assessment Questions: Quiz about the course sessions

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What You Will Learn

  1. What is cybersecurity and why does it matter to you as a Defense Construction Contractor
  2. Understand the requirements of the CMMC standard and DFARS/NIST 800-171
  3. Implications of CMMC and contract flow-down requirements
  4. What is a System Security Plan (SSP)
  5. What is a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)
  6. How an SSP is your plan for cybersecurity
  7. What are risks, controls, incidents, and how to identify gaps in your program
  8. Easier ways to manage your CMMC compliance