Train Until You Pass

If a SimSpace trainee doesn’t pass the CMMC exam on the first attempt, they can retake our training as many times as necessary until they pass at no additional cost.

Student Satisfaction

If you’re not completely satisfied with your SimSpace CMMC training product, we will offer a full refund. Check out the Terms & Conditions for details.

CMMC Knowledge Transfer

If an employee leaves within 3 months of obtaining CMMC certification, you can transfer your SimSpace training license to a different employee for free.

Who needs this training?

This training is designed for cyber professionals who want to become a CMMC Certified Assessor. It prepares trainees for the Maturity Level 1 (CA-1) Assessor exam, which is the entry point for all CMMC assessors.

Course prerequisites

Per the CMMC-AB, CA-1 Assessors must be U.S. Persons who can pass a Tier 3 background check and have four or more years of cyber experience. You must also already be credentialed as a CMMC Certified Professional (CP).

Full course details

In this course, you will learn the complete methodology for conducting a Maturity Level 1 (ML1) CMMC assessment.

  • Learn how to identify the cybersecurity reference documents and evidence associated with ML1 security practices.
  • Examine the details of Federal Contract Information (FCI), Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), and Federal contractor culture.
  • Gain insight on how to record and organize the data you gather from a CMMC assessment.
  • Know how to keep your assessments clean and viable through a full treatment on ethics.
  • Understand how to complete the assessment process by preparing and delivering the CMMC assessment report.

Meet the Training Authors

These pros have paired their deep cyber expertise with insights on the new CMMC framework to craft a rich training experience that sets you up for success.

Adam Cook

Adam Cook joined SimSpace as a cybersecurity content architect after 10 years in the United States Air Force. (While he'd like to share more about his cyber experience, you know the first rule of “Fight Club.”) Now, when he’s not climbing or learning about mountain rescue, he leads the team that made this CMMC training possible. Creating and protecting: It’s how he rolls.

Jeremy Majewski

Jeremy Majewski joined SimSpace in March 2020 as lead technical illustrator and designer. With more than 20 years of design experience, he brings literal and figurative flair to our CMMC training by creating graphics that enrich and explain the material. When not channeling Cezanne into a set of infographics, Jeremy is likely hiking or biking somewhere in New England to gather inspiration.

Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson joined SimSpace in 2020, bringing more than 20 years of experience to his role as lead technical content strategist. With expertise honed at large companies like IBM and an insatiable appetite for details, Jack is now rocking it as the lead strategist for our CMMC training content. His hunger for knowledge has taken him to six continents, both as a travel junkie and as an expert speaking on developing technical training content. 

Katin Imes

With 4+ years in cybersecurity and 12+ years developing training and online courses, Katin Imes now roams SimSpace’s electronic hallways as a senior content architect and the lead content developer for our CMMC Training suite. A storyteller by nature, Katin keeps his skills sharp by writing screenplays and giving ghost tours in his free time. Keeping data flowing through human and computer networks is his holy grail.

Kris Webber

Kris Webber is deputy team lead for training content at SimSpace and a content developer for the CMMC training suite. He joined our team of cyber training professionals following nearly a decade of service as a U.S. Army officer and cybersecurity leader. Despite (or, perhaps, because of) making his living in technology, Kris is also an avid outdoorsman. You’ll find him on the ski slopes throughout New England all winter long

Laurie Hagar

As a SimSpace instructional designer and content development specialist, Laurie Hagar serves as an editor on our CMMC training team. She helps keep the training content in tip top shape with her eagle-eye expertise honed through 20+ years of experience. With an M.Ed in Instructional Design, Laurie thrives in the world of high- tech content, reveling in the challenge of developing and delivering easy-to-follow training on complicated technology topics.

Dr. Mark Shaneck

Dr. Mark Shaneck joined Simspace as a Cybersecurity Content Architect after 10 years teaching Computer Science and Cybersecurity in Virginia. In Mark’s case, those who can do also teach. So he’s now wielding his professorial prowess to build content for our training products, including the CMMC suite. Mark builds other things, too, usually with his 3D printer but also with his wife, four children, and two dogs.

Frequently Asked Questions

To become a CMMC CA-1 Assessor, you must:

• Be a U.S. Person (Green card is acceptable). To participate as a team member on ML-2 assessments, U.S. citizenship is required.

• Hold the CMMC-AB Certified Professional Credential

• Complete the training and exam for the CMMC Certified CA-1 Assessor credential

• Have or gain a favorably adjudicated Tier 3 background check that results in no security clearance-or-

•Possess a NAC (National Agency Check), DHS Suitability credential or other DoD accepted clearance (required to participate on ML-2 or higher assessment teams)

As a Certified Assessor (CA), you may train to become a Level 1, 3, or 5 Assessor. As your level increases, you are credentialed to oversee CMMC assessments at higher maturity levels with increased data sensitivity. You are also eligible to supervise CPs and lower-level CAs.

After you complete the CA-1 training, you must then apply to take the CA-1 exam with the CMMC-AB. Only after you pass that exam and meet the full requirements for a CA-1 will you be authorized to conduct CMMC assessments.

Users may sign up for SimSpace's Certified Professional Training Course first to prepare their organizations for their CMMC assessment. If you wish to continue training to become a Certified Assessor, we offer a suite of CMMC trainings so you can go as far as you want on the CMMC journey all within a single platform.

And if you already have your CMMC CP credential, you can skip the CP training and jump right into CA-1.

If you are not completely satisfied with your SimSpace CMMC training product, we will offer a full refund. To qualify, the purchaser must notify SimSpace of the desire for a refund within one week of the user starting the course and having accessed or completed 20% or less of the course content.

Yes, but with an important limitation. An organization seeking certification (OSC) can optionally hire a C3PAO or a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) to consult on their preparations and pre-assess the organization. However, the organization must then work with a different C3PAO to find CAs to perform the actual CMMC assessment.