Q. What is the CAP exam?
A. The Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) credential is an objective measure of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for personnel involved in the process of certifying and accrediting security of information systems. Specifically, this credential applies to those responsible for formalizing processes used to assess risk and establish security requirements. Their decisions will ensure that information systems possess security commensurate with the level of exposure to potential risk, as well as damage to assets or individuals.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the CAP exam?
A. Candidates must meet the following requirements prior to taking the CAP examination:

  • Submit the examination fee.
  • Have a minimum of two years of direct full-time security professional work experience in one or more of the four domains of the ISC2 CAP CBK.
  • Valid professional experience includes the direct application of appropriate Certification and Accreditation, auditor, consultant, vendor, investigator or instructor.
  • Attest to the truth of his or her assertions regarding professional experience, and legally commit to abide by the ISC2 Code of Ethics.
  • Answer four questions regarding criminal history and related background.
  • Submit a properly completed and executed Endorsement Form.

Q. What are the benefits of becoming CAP certified?
A. This certification is very beneficial for the individuals who have certification and accreditation-related work experience such as a practitioner, auditor, consultant, vendor, investigator or instructor. Specifically, this credential applies to those responsible for formalizing processes used to assess risk and establish security requirements. Their decisions will ensure that information systems possess security commensurate with the level of exposure to potential risk, as well as damage to assets or individuals.

The CAP exam is appropriate for civilian, state and local governments in the U.S., as well as commercial markets. Job functions such as authorization officials, system owners, information owners, information system security officers, and certifiers as well as all senior system managers apply

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. This exam provides the Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. The CAP exam consists of 125 multiple choice questions, each having four choices. 25 of the questions are used for research, but these questions are not identified. These research questions are not part of the total score. To get the questions for the CAP exam, just click on the following link:
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Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. Candidates are required to attempt all questions in 180 minutes.

Q. What is the passing score?
A. You have to achieve a total score of 700 out of 1000 to pass the CAP exam.

Q. Why should I become certified?
A. The Certification and Accreditation Professional credential is an objective measure of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for personnel involved in the process of certifying and accrediting security of information systems.

The CAP certification covers a wide range of subject matter in a variety of Information Security topics. civilian, state and local governments in the U.S., as well as commercial markets. Job functions such as authorization officials, system owners, information owners, information system security officers, and certifiers as well as all senior system managers.

Q. What skills are measured in the CAP exam?
A. The skills measured in the CAP exam include but are not limited to the following:

  • Understanding the purpose of security authorization
  • Understanding assessment (certification) and authorization (accreditation)
  • Identifying roles and responsibilities of various authorizing and information security professionals
  • Understanding legal, regulatory, and other requirements
  • Applying Risk Management Phases (RMF)
  • Initiating the Preparation Phase
  • Describing security authorization boundaries
  • Deploying security controls
  • Assessing security controls
  • Developing Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM)
  • Performing Execution Phase
  • Assembling security authorization package
  • Determining risk (e.g., actual, residual)
  • Obtaining security authorization
  • Performing Maintenance Phase
  • Developing a security control monitoring strategy
  • Understanding document system and environment changes
  • Determining security impact of changes
  • Performing ongoing security control assessments
  • Understanding decommission and remove system

Q. How can I prepare for the CAP exam?
A. We have designed the CAP preparation kit to help you get certified effortlessly. The Certified Authorization (CAP) PrepKit contains everything you need to pass the exam in the first attempt. The PrepKit includes:

  • Practice questions with full explanations
  • Chapter by Chapter study guide
  • Interactive quizzes
  • Study tips and articles
  • Flash Card

Now you don’t need to spend your time and money searching for study materials, books, etc. This CAP exam preparation kit contains everything you need to get certified. Just follow the instructions; focus on the study material and getting certified will be easy.
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Q. How do I register for a CAP exam?
A. One must complete an application to obtain approval to sit the exam. You may register at the following link: https://www.isc2.org/certification-register-now.aspx

Q. How can I schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm the exam?
A. All exams location and dates are posted on the ISC2 web site, follow this link: https://www.isc2.org/certification-register-now.aspx

Q. What can I expect from ISC2 if I pass the CAP exam?
A. ISC2 will provide you the CAP certification after you pass the exam.

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  3. I just passed the CAP exam but the Congratulations letter doesn’t have a score on it. Is there a way to find out what # score I received?

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