The CAP Exam: Application Process, Rules and Eligibility, Exam Length and More

The Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) certification exam is one of the most-demanded and industry-leading IT certifications. To qualify for this exam, the candidates must fulfill the eligibility requirements, including two years of cumulative, full-time paid work experience in one or more of the seven domains of the CAP CBK. In addition, the candidates should also be aware of some essential information before applying for the CAP exam.

In this article, we will examine which security practitioners who take the CAP exam, the process for applying for the CAP exam, CAP exam questions and passing score, CAP domains both before and after October 15th, 2018, and CAP exam preparation and training guidelines.

Who Should Take the CAP Exam?

According to (ISC)2, “taking a CAP exam is ideal for IT, information security, information assurance contractors and practitioners who use the Risk Management Framework (RMF) in local governments, the U.S. federal government (such as U.S. Department of Defense or Department of State), private sector organizations, the military, or civilian roles (such as federal contractors).”

As a matter of fact, IT risk is the key factor of uncertainty in any enterprise. Therefore, organizations want to identify, mitigate or eliminate risks before they become really big nightmares. Companies’ ability to manage risk will assist them to act more confidently and ensure business continuity.

According to CareersinAudit in 2013: “Risk management is essential in a company because, without it, a business cannot possibly define its objectives for the future.” CareersinAudit also adds that many organizations have developed separate teams for their risk management departments. These departments or companies have opened the floodgates of new jobs in the IT marketplace. The rewards of risk management jobs are also very high  in terms of salaries, because risk professionals play a pivotal role (Read more...)

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