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Certified Vulnerability Assessment Specialist

Course Description

Instructor-Led Classroom: Certified Vulnerability Assessment Specialist

The ability to identify, prioritize, and mitigate network vulnerabilities is a critical core competency required to protect and defend organizational operations from threats posed by malicious actors. Information Security professionals tasked with vulnerability assessment missions must possess a strong foundation of technical knowledge, analytical expertise, and the intuition to implement solutions in ways that align with strategic organizational objectives.

The Certified Vulnerability Assessment Specialist training course combines proven techniques and a diverse body of knowledge with industry best practices developed to ensure the highest probability of successful remediation outcomes. Students will be presented with 16 detailed learning domains covering topics such as Threat Intelligence and Analysis, Selecting Risk Measurement Standards, Identifying Vulnerability States, and Vulnerability Management Architecture. Practical lab exercises utilize Nmap, a network exploration and security auditing tool used in real-world assessments.

Course Outline and Learning Objectives

01) Overview of The Attack Chain
02) Defining the Vulnerability Landscape
03) Threat Intelligence and Analysis
04) Credential Asset Risks
05) Principles of Vulnerability Assessment
06) Principles of Configuration Assessment
07) Selecting Risk Measurement Standards
08) Identifying Vulnerability States

09) Vulnerability Authorities and Sources
10) The Vulnerability Management Program
11) Vulnerability Management Design
12) Vulnerability Management Development
13) Vulnerability Management Deployment
14) Vulnerability Management Operations
15) Vulnerability Management Architecture
16) Preparing for Regulatory Compliance Agreements

Hard Copy Course Materials (Included)

Course Textbook
Course Lab Textbook

Exam Prep Guide
Course Workbook & Labs

Lab Images (if Applicable)
Domain Assessment Quizzes

CPE Credit Certificate
Certification Examination

Knowledge Assessment Exam

Phase2 Advantage Cyber Security Certification Examination

Upon completion of instructor-led classroom courses, students will be prepared to sit for the knowledge assessment exam. The proctored examination will be offered at the conclusion of the final training day consisting of True/False, Multiple Choice, and Fill in the Blank questions.

Students will have two hours to complete a computer-based examination consisting of 100 questions. A score of 70% or higher is required to earn the certification. Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive a hardcopy of their certification and a proctor validation document from the course instructor. Students will also receive a 40-hour CPE Certificate regardless of their exam score.

The examination is “closed book.” However, students will be allowed to use their notes on material presented during the course.  Students will be required to turn off and secure digital devices, remain in the classroom, and refrain from distracting actions while the examination is in progress.

Additional Information







4 Days


32 CPE Credits


Certification Exam, Course Materials, and Daily Lunches Included in Course Fee.

All Phase2 Advantage cyber security certification courses taught in a classroom format are conducted at Savannah Technical College in Savannah, Georgia.

The colleges’ five campus locations – Savannah Campus, Liberty Campus, Effingham Campus, Crossroads Campus, and the Fort Stewart Army Education Center – are conveniently located near major hotels, restaurants, and the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport. Attractions such as Historic Downtown Savannah, River Street, Crosswinds Golf Club, and the beaches of Tybee Island are just a short distance from the Savannah training campus.

The Certified Vulnerability Assessment Specialist course is a component of the career progression track that supports the required Categories, Specialty Areas and Work Roles as defined by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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