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 for cyber professionals who are already CMMC CA-1 Assessors and want to become credentials as a CA-3 Assessor.

Course prerequisites

To qualify for CA-3 with CMMC-AB, you must already be a U.S. citizen with CMMC CA-1 credentials and have a DoD-accepted clearance for ML-2 or higher assessment teams.

Full course details

After completing this course, you will be totally prepared to take the Maturity Level 3 (CA-3) Assessor exam with CMMC-AB.

  • This course builds on the lessons learned in our CP and CA-1 training and turns attention to the additional practices and evidence methods required for ML-2 and ML-3 assessments.
  • In addition, we go beyond the minimum requirements of CMMC to offer depth and detail on complex contracting circumstances, disputes, liability, and edge-scoping considerations.
  • With an understanding of this broader context, you will be better prepared to respond to scenario-based questions on the CA-3 exam and to conduct actual assessments once you pass.

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-3 Assessor, you must:

• Hold CMMC-AB Certified CA-1 Credential

• Have 4+ years of cyber or other information technology experience

• Complete the training and exam for the CMMC Certified CA-3 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-3 training, you must then apply to take the CA-3 exam with the CMMC-AB. Only after you pass that exam and meet the full requirements for a CA-3 will you be authorized to conduct CMMC assessments.

Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) is an umbrella term for all unclassified information that requires safeguarding. For Official Use Only (FOUO) is a designation applied to unclassified information to identify material which may be exempt from public release.

No, CMMC only applies to the unclassified networks of DoD contractors that handle, process, and/or store Federal Contract Information (FCI) and CUI.

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.