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CAP Training & Certification

Certified Authorization Professional Course & Boot Camp


SecureNinja's Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) training and certification boot camp in Washington, DC, San Diego, CA, Dallas, TX, Montreal, Canada or Dublin Ireland covers the exam objectives that measure of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for personnel involved in the process of authorizing and maintaining information systems. Specifically, this credential applies to those responsible for formalizing processes used to assess risk and establish security requirements and documentation. 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 4 day immersive boot camp covers all of the latest exam objectives complete with 400+ up to date exam question Quiz Engine.

Topics Covered

The CAP examination tests the breadth and depth of a candidate’s knowledge by focusing on the seven domains which comprise the CAP CBK®, taxonomy of information security topics:

  • Understanding the Security Authorization of Information Systems
  • Categorize Information Systems
  • Establish the Security Control Baseline
  • Apply Security Controls
  • Assess Security Controls
  • Authorize Information System
  • Monitor Security Controls 

Who Should Attend

The credential is appropriate for commercial markets, civilian and local governments, and the U.S. Federal government including the State Department and the Department of Defense (DoD).  Job functions such as authorization officials, system owners, information owners, information system security officers, and certifiers as well as all senior system managers apply.


The ideal candidate should have experience, skills or knowledge in any of the following areas:

  • IT Security
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Risk Management
  • Certification
  • Systems Administration
  • One - two years of general technical experience
  • Two years of general systems experience
  • One - two years of database/systems development/network experience
  • Information Security Policy
  • Technical or auditing experience within government, the U.S. Department of Defense, the financial or health care industries, and/or auditing firms
  • Strong familiarity with NIST documentation

Required Exam


Course Length

32 hours

Follow-on Courses



"Donald is a bright, highly-motivated and caring instructor who works hard to improve the student learning environment and goes beyond his required duties to make his classes exciting, interesting and rewarding." - Kathleen Murray

“It is with great confidence that I can introduce you to Don Hester, Information Technology Security Instructor.  Don provided us with material above and beyond the surface understanding of Information Technology Security that was “jam-packed” with real-world case experience.  It is obvious that he has complete command of the subject matter through hands-on experience and the communication skills to get the material across in an open and collaborative way for all of his students.  Don demonstrates a true desire to communicate the importance of what you learn and what you can go back to the office worthwhile for his students and encourages them to aspire to their goals.  He is not only skilled and knowledgeable, but certified and his credentials speak for themselves.  I want to learn the ropes from this guy!” – Charlie Lochbaum

"I want to thank you for your dedication to teaching, and patience in having me in your class. I appreciate the commitment and instruction you have provided. I would not be where I am today, nor have the potential of tomorrow if it were not for instructors such as yourself.  I really did enjoy the class I had this last spring, and I look forward to future classes." - Charlene E. Mapson VP B of A

“This is my second class with Don. Both classes were outstanding.”

“I really enjoyed the class taught by Don, he really knows his stuff and I hope to be taking his class in Active Directory when he teaches one”

“Don provided short, relevant anecdotes for nearly every topic. His candor and sense of humor provided an energy level not typically found in similar courses.”

“Great instructor who share extra "real world' knowledge base.”

“I found Don to be an excellent facilitator who kept the lessons in the modules interesting by giving examples from his personal experiences.”

“The instructor was very knowledgeable in the security field. He knows his stuff. The instructor directly solicited class participation but he did not embarrass anyone. He listened to everyone and was very courteous.”

“Everything was excellent: instructor Donald E. Hester was extremely knowledgeable, educated, experienced, friendly, well organized…….great instructor.”

“This training was excellent, and the instructor is outstanding, he is extremely knowledgeable and has a wealth of information. He has made himself available thru email after the seminar for questions.”

“For our MSIS IT Audit & Forensics course at USF, Professor Hester did an excellent job of making a very dull book relevant and interesting. He brought vast and applicable real-world experiences into the lectures. All of my instructors at USF were experts in what they taught, and he was one of the top examples of that high quality. I quickly learned that auditors don't have to be adversaries, and if anything they are there to prove my department is honest and doing things correct. The class greatly increased my knowledge and skills. It even lead to me discovering serious security issues at a building where I worked. Those issues lead to updates being made to the facility, as well as other sites being evaluated for the same weakness. When I have need for an IT Auditor, Don Hester will be first on the "hire" list.” Eric Burns


(Note: Effective May 21, 2010, (ISC)² changed the name of its Certification and Accreditation Professional credential to the ‘Certified Authorization Professional’, maintaining the acronym (CAP), to reflect updated nomenclature contained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s SP800-37 publication. Those CAPs who earned their certification before May 21, 2010 will receive new paper certificates and lapel pins that reflect the new name. In addition to the CAP name change, effective November 2010, (ISC)² will also change the four CAP domains into seven to align with the new NIST approach.

About SecureNinja  

SecureNinja Training is the DC’s Area’s #1 Expert IT Training Center . We are conveniently located in beautiful Historic Old Town Alexandria, VA enhancing your training experience and featuring:

  • Metro Accessibility - Short walk from Metro Blue/Yellow Line (leave the car behind)
  • 4 minute Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  • Available Parking
  • World class restaurants and shops at your footsteps
  • Closest Expert IT & IT Security Training Center to Fort Belvoir, Boiling AFB, Fort Myer, Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Navy, US Coast Guard, Fort McNair, Washington Navy Yard and the Pentagon

 Why Choose SecureNinja for your Washington DC Expert IT Training?  

  • Expert Instructors
  • Highest Pass Rates
  • Choose from Day, Evening & Weekend Classes to meet your busy schedule
  • Accelerated Boot Camps Save You Time And Money
  • Personal 1-1 Mentoring
  • Paid Internships & Job Referrals!
  • Meet Your DoD 8570-1 Certification Needs. Get Compliant!
  • SecureNinja is the ONLY Testing Center that offers ALL 5 industry standard test vendors in the DC / Baltimore Metropolitan Area. ( VUE, Kryterion-Online, Certiport and Impact-Testing)
  • Lowest Prices! We are locally based keeping our overhead low so we can pass the savings along to you
  • Washington, DC is our Home.  Most training centers set up shop in hotels or rented centers.  When you have a need, request or encounter a problem they are not there to answer. Our physical location in Alexandria is open 7 days a week and our staff always there to help.

CAP Training & Certification Classes

Mar 05, 2018Mar 08, 2018Mon-ThursColumbia, MD
Mar 27, 2018Mar 30, 2018Tues- FriAlexandria, VA
Mar 27, 2018Mar 30, 2018Tues- FriLive Online!
Apr 10, 2018Apr 13, 2018Tues- FriAlexandria, VA
Apr 10, 2018Apr 13, 2018Tues- FriLive Online!
May 22, 2018May 25, 2018Tues- FriAlexandria, VA
May 22, 2018May 25, 2018Tues- FriLive Online!
Jun 19, 2018Jun 22, 2018Tues- FriAlexandria, VA
Jun 19, 2018Jun 22, 2018Tues- FriLive Online!
Jul 24, 2018Jul 27, 2018Tues- FriAlexandria, VA
Jul 24, 2018Jul 27, 2018Tues- FriLive Online!
Aug 21, 2018Aug 24, 2018Tues- FriLive Online!
Aug 21, 2018Aug 24, 2018Tues- FriAlexandria, VA
Sep 10, 2018Sep 13, 2018Mon-ThursColumbia, MD
Sep 25, 2018Sep 28, 2018Tues- FriAlexandria, VA
Sep 25, 2018Sep 28, 2018Tues- FriLive Online!
Oct 23, 2018Oct 26, 2018Tues- FriLive Online!
Oct 23, 2018Oct 26, 2018Tues- FriAlexandria, VA
Nov 06, 2018Nov 09, 2018Tues- FriAlexandria, VA
Nov 06, 2018Nov 09, 2018Tues- FriLive Online!
Dec 04, 2018Dec 07, 2018Tues- FriAlexandria, VA
Dec 04, 2018Dec 07, 2018Tues- FriLive Online!

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