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 are already CMMC CA-3 Assessors and want to be credentialed as a CA-5 Assessor — the highest level.

Course prerequisites

In addition to being a CMMC CA-3 Assessor, you must also complete a minimum of 15 ML-3 assessments before you can take the CA-5 exam with CMMC-AB.

Full course details

As the ultimate CMMC training course, this content prepares you to conduct CMMC assessments at the highest level of maturity.

  • The core of our course content focuses on the additional practices and evidence methods required to conduct CMMC assessments at ML-4 and ML-5.
  • With our deep cybersecurity expertise, we give you additional depth and detail to understand high-complexity networks.
  • You’ll find team tools and strategies as well as methods for planning and scheduling large assessments in multiple cities or continents.
  • Test your assessment skills in practice by locating and qualifying CMMC security evidence on our virtual cyber range.

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

The five maturity levels originally released for CMMC in January 2020 are as follows:

• ML1 - Basic Cyber Hygiene | The first level of CMMC compliance is centered around the performance of basic information security practices.

• ML2 - Intermediate Cyber Hygiene | Organizations at this level have established and documented cybersecurity practices as a step toward implementation.

• ML3 - Good Cyber Hygiene | ML-3 organizations have a plan to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) that may include mission, goals, resourcing, training, stakeholders, etc.

• ML4 - Proactive | These organizations review and measure cybersecurity practices to effectively protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

• ML5 - Advanced / Progressive | Organizations at this level implement standards and processes across the entire organization to protect CUI from Advanced Persistent Threats.

To become a CMMC CA-5 Assessor, you must:

• Hold the CMMC-AB Certified ML-3 Credential

• Complete the training and exam for the CMMC Certified CA-5 Assessor credential

• Successfully complete 15 CMMC ML-3 Assessments to be eligible for CA-5 training

• 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)

Yes! SimSpace's CMMC training courses are all fully online, self-directed, and can be accessed securely from anywhere. So you can get the information you need to prepare for the CA-5 exam when and where it makes sense for your schedule.

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-5 training, you must then apply to take the CA-5 exam with the CMMC-AB. Only after you pass that exam and meet the full requirements for a CA-5 will you be authorized to conduct CMMC assessments.

No, since the CMMC is a five-tier model, CA-5 is currently the highest CA level available. It covers the full spectrum of potential DoD vendors with the greatest need for sensitivity around cybersecurity and information handling.