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(ISC)² Certified in Governance, Risk and Compliance (CGRC – previously CAP)

The Certified in Governance, Risk and Compliance (CGRC – previously CAP) certification path builds your expertise around the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF). You’ll learn best practices, policies and procedures used to authorize and maintain information systems.


  • Implementation of Security Controls Course — 00:27:20
    • K0002, K0004, K0042, K0048, K0065, K0179, K0202, K0276, K0480, K0612, S0007, S0031, S0032, S0034, S0097, S0147, S0152

      Get ready to implement security controls with this course covering applying, implementing and tailoring controls. Includes vocabulary and diagrams.

  • Information Security Risk Management Program Course — 00:39:43
    • K0002, K0003, K0004, K0007, K0048, K0081, K0101, K0109, K0165, K0267, K0336, K0527, K0579, S0023, S0147

      This course on risk management in a CAP context covers security objectives, risk management programs, essential laws and documents, key roles (including federal entities) and more. Includes vocabulary and diagrams.

  • Risk Management Program Processes Course — 00:09:40
    • K0002, K0004, K0007, K0048, K0165, K0260, K0266, K0336, K0527, K0579, S0023, S0147

      In this course you’ll explore the details of the risk management framework, including vocabulary, objectives and tasks.

  • Regulatory and Legal Requirements Course — 00:40:13
    • K0003, K0004, K0019, K0168, K0260, K0261, K0262, K0267, K0351, K0410, K0411, K0427, S0147

      Take a closer look at the regulatory and legal requirements connected to risk management, including federal laws, NIST documents and the Committee on National Security.

  • Categorization of Information Systems Course — 00:21:22
    • K0003, K0004, K0048, K0053, K0081, K0199, K0260, K0579, S0078

      Dive into CAP Domain 2 with this course on Categorization of Information Systems. Take a look at system security plans, categorization documents, examples, exercises and more.

  • Selection of Security Controls Course — 00:09:49
    • K0002, K0004, K0048, K0065, K0612, S0007, S0031, S0034, S0097, S0147, S0152

      Get to grips with CAP Domain 3, Selection of Security Controls. Explore control tailoring, control selection, monitoring strategy and more.

  • Risk Assessment Course — 00:17:02
    • K0002, K0004, K0005, K0006, K0007, K0013, K0040, K0048, K0070, K0161, K0162, K0165, K0177, K0336, K0344, K0527, K0579, S0078, S0167

      Refresh your knowledge of how bad things can get with this course on the four steps of risk assessment: Prepare, Conduct the Assessment, Report and Communicate and Maintain.

  • Introduction to CAP Course — 00:02:31
    • K0004, K0048

      Start off your exploration of CAP, or Certified Authorization Professional, with this introductory course looking at the basics of your education path.

  • Assessment of Security Controls Course — 00:11:06
    • K0002, K0004, K0005, K0013, K0048, K0065, K0342, K0579, K0612, S0031, S0034, S0051, S0137, S0147, S0152, S0167

      Prepare for security control assessment with this course covering the six key areas of control assessment, conducting the assessment and more.

  • Authorization of Information Systems Course — 00:11:46
    • K0002, K0004, K0007, K0048, K0054, K0065, K0180, K0336, S0031, S0034, S0136, S0147, S0152, S0155

      In this course, you’ll take a closer look at the authorization of information systems. Refresh your knowledge of assembling a security authorization package, determining information system risk and more.

  • Continuous Monitoring Course — 00:22:54
    • K0002, K0004, K0048, K0054, K0064, K0073, K0180, K0275, K0393, S0136, S0147, S0153, S0155

      Review what you need to know to keep an eye on your new controls with this course on information security continuous monitoring.

  • Preparing for the CAP Exam Course — 00:06:56
    • K0004, K0048

      Get ready to earn your CAP with this short course on exam preparation and study tips.

  • CAP Practice Exam Assessment — 125 questions — 01:02:30
  • (ISC)² CAP Skill Assessment Assessment — 162 questions — 01:21:00


What you will learn

This learning path provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Certified in Governance, Risk and Compliance (CGRC – previously CAP) exam. As you progress through 12 courses tied to the seven CGRC domains, you’ll learn the details of the NIST RMF, the legal requirements connected to risk management and a variety of advanced technical skills, such as categorizing information systems, selecting and implementing security controls, and assessing and monitoring systems. Upon completion you’ll be prepared to earn your CGRC certification and validate your expertise within the risk management framework.

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You need two years of cumulative work experience in at least one of the CGRC domains (no changes from the previous CAP exam) to achieve the CGRC, but you can become an Associate of (ISC)² by passing the exam without experience.

This certification path is designed for:

  • Information systems analysts
  • Cybersecurity analysts
  • Information security managers
  • Information technology auditors
  • Information security specialists
  • Cybersecurity engineers
  • Anyone with a desire to build their knowledge around the NIST Risk Management Framework!

How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

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