The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), managed by The Cyber AB (formerly known as the CMMC Accreditation Body or the CMMC-AB), is a program through which an organization’s cybersecurity program maturity is measured by their initial and ongoing compliance with applicable cybersecurity practices, as well as their integration of corresponding policies and plans into their overall business operations. Once rule-making has concluded and CMMC 2.0 has been implemented, all organizations providing products or services to the United States Department of Defense (DoD) must comply with the requirements of their applicable CMMC Level.

This course provides a complete review of the key elements of this important program and will entitle you to a CMMC Trailblazer badge.

Important: This curriculum product is not considered CMMC-AB Approved Training Material (CATM). This course is not intended as certification preparation and does not qualify students to sit for the CMMC CP certification exam.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will identify the key elements and potential impacts of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. You will:

  • Identify the crucial elements that are driving the CMMC initiative.
  • Describe the architecture of the CMMC Model and the rationale behind it.
  • Prepare your organization for a successful CMMC Assessment.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities in the CMMC ecosystem and describe the phases of an Assessment.

Target Student:

This course provides an introductory overview of the CMMC program for organizational decision makers. Business and IT leaders and IT staff might consider taking this course to learn about the CMMC Model to get a sense of what’s required for a successful assessment, and the various ways they can start preparing.


All you need to ensure your success in this course is an interest in the CMMC program and how it might impact your organization.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Identifying What’s at Stake

Topic A: Identify the Threats and Regulatory Responses

Topic B: Identify Sensitive Information

Lesson 2: Describing CMMC

Topic A: Describe the CMMC Model Architecture

Topic B: Describe the CMMC Program


Lesson 3: Getting Ready for a CMMC Assessment

Topic A: Scope Your Environment

Topic B: Analyze the CMMC Assessment Guides

Topic C: Foster a Mature Cybersecurity Culture

Topic D: Identify Helpful Documents

Topic E: Evaluate Your Readiness

Lesson 4: Interacting with the CMMC Ecosystem

Topic A: Identify the CMMC Ecosystem

Topic B: Describe a CMMC Assessment

Appendix A: CMMC Documentation and Related Websites

Appendix B: Useful Certifications for Cybersecurity Professionals