About the certification


The NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) provides a comprehensive, flexible, repeatable, and measurable 7-step process that any organization can use to manage information security and privacy risk for organizations and systems. The Risk Management Framework provides a process that integrates security, privacy, and cyber supply chain risk management activities into the system development life cycle. The risk-based approach to control selection and specification considers effectiveness, efficiency, and constraints due to applicable laws, directives, policies, standards, or regulations. The NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) Foundation is certification intended for professionals seeking to validate their knowledge of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF). This certification exam is based on the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF).

The exam includes topics such as Key Terms and definitions, Overview of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF), Purpose and Outcomes of the 7 RMF steps (Prepare, Categorize, Select, Implement, Assess, Authorize, and Monitor).

The NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) Foundation certification exam is an online, closed-book, and remotely-proctored exam. It includes 20 questions and the passing score is 70%. Candidates will have 30 minutes to complete the exam.

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Exam details


Exam code

ITC-073

Launch date

April 28, 2022

Exam description

The NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) Foundation exam tests the candidate knowledge in the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF).

Current version

1.0

Exam format

Multiple choice; computer-based; closed book

Number of questions

20 questions

Passing score

70% (14 out of 20)

Exam duration

30 minutes

Level

Foundation

Languages

English

Exam description

Key Terms and definitions, Overview of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF), Purpose and Outcomes of the 7 RMF steps (Prepare, Categorize, Select, Implement, Assess, Authorize, and Monitor).

RECOMMENDED HOURS OF STUDY

16 hours

Bloom's Taxonomy

Level 1 (Remembering), Level 2 (Understanding) and Level 3 (Applying)

Recommended reading

• The NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) - https://csrc.nist.gov/Projects/risk-management/about-rmf

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this certification

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in Risk Management

Validity period

Lifetime

Exam Content Outline


   Domains Weight

1. Terms and definitions

20%

2. The Prepare Step

20%

3. The Categorize Step

10%

4. The Select Step

10%

5. The Implement Step

10%

6. The Assess Step

10%

7. The Authorize Step

10%

8. The Monitor Step

10%

   Total

100%

How to get certified


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Take your online proctored exam in the comfort of your home or office.

5

Congratulations! You are certified!

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