understand your Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) READINESS

Mitigate your cybersecurity risk and register for our no-cost, self-paced DFARS and understanding the DoD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) readiness training. These courses are tailored to you, the defense contractor, the CEO to the person on the shop floor, and the IT professional managing computing resources. The modules are the beginning of a CMMC pathway to achieve your desired level of cybersecurity maturity and continue having success as a DoD contractor or subcontractor.

Participants can customize course work by selecting modules that directly apply to their organization's needs.  

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What you need to know:

  • Cost is free for Washington State businesses currently in the Defense Supply Chain or those that are interested in supplying defense agencies (directly or in the supply chain). Thanks to a generous DOD OEA grant awarded from the Department of Commerce to Impact Washington. If you reside outside Washington state, you can still register for the training; however, there is a cost. 
  • Courses are self-paced.
  • Once on the platform you will be able to complete one OR both courses if you choose


For Senior Management

This course provides a general overview of the DFARS standards and NIST 800-171 and how they relate to emerging CMMC compliance requirements. Participants will go through the origins of CMMC, its essential core components, and what the DoD will expect. This path will also illustrate that in addition to technical requirements, much of CMMC compliance is non-technical and involves the implementation of cybersecurity best practices. The course will enable you to think critically about the importance of cybersecurity, recognize its place in your company’s risk management strategy, and visualize a path to achieve compliance.

What you will learn
  • Compare the DFARS standards, NIST 800-171, and the CMMC domain requirements.
  • Interpret barriers and challenges of cybersecurity compliance.
  • Communicate the steps and resources required in the CMMC readiness process.
  • Connect sources of support to achieve DFARS and CMMC compliance.
  • Determine a path for DFARS and CMMC audit readiness.
Who should attend

CEOs, Procurement Specialists, and Senior managers with legal, financial, and compliance responsibilities.


20 minutes 

Training completion document

Upon course completion 

For Practitioners

This course will unpack the alignment of the DFARS standards and NIST 800-171 with the 5 levels of CMMC, focusing on level 3.  Modules will illustrate the process for implementing all the required standards and practices for DoD compliance, and provide guidance, resources, and tools for preparing and submitting a CMMC certification package.

What you will learn
  • Assess your current and future contracts to DFARS standards, NIST 800-171 and emerging CMMC requirements.
  • Evaluate your current cybersecurity processes and practices against DFARS, NIST 800-171 and the emerging CMMC level requirements. 
  • Establish and implement a gap analysis to reduce cyber security risks between your current processes & practices, and DFARS, NIST 800-171 and CMMC standards.
  • Review, draft, and revise your system security plan to meet DFARS standards, NIST 800-171 and establish a pathway to CMMC compliance. 
Who should attend

Operations managers, HR professionals, Engineering/IT, and other technical personnel.


40-60 minutes (Self-paced instruction + additional time for the Toolbox)


CMMC Training Modules provide participants with the tools and resources to self-manage and progress toward their organization's compliance. Participants will learn CMMC material through interactive sessions while having the ability to join into a larger pool of candidates. These tools will enable participants to create roadmaps, track milestones, and control the entire process to manage cybersecurity and move toward compliance.

Training completion document

Upon course completion