This course will walk students through a refresher of DIACAP, the Validator process and specifically how C&A validation is implemented within the United States Marine Corps and the Department of Defense. This course fulfills the requirements for MCCAST Validator training required by MARADMIN 185-12.
Students are immersed in the use of currently utilized Department of Defense assessment tools, USMC specific tools, and emerging tools that are currently being introduced into the IA space. Emphasis is placed on the use of MCCAST (the USMC C&A tool), risk analysis and reporting, C&A package processing and determining an accurate residual risk posture.
Successful course completion requires all students to take and pass a written and practical exam. Each exam requires a passing score of 70%. Passing both exams demonstrates mastery of the course.
Course Pre Requisites –
- (IAT) LEVEL II or III, IASAE II or III, or any CND Certification
- Basic knowledge of MCCAST (Xacta)
- Technical knowledge of USMC vulnerability scanners
- Knowledge of USMC DIACAP
- Laptop with administrative privileges