Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor Certificate Examination

To insure the ability of a candidate assessor to identify and manage insider threat risk within organizations, the Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor (ITVA) Certificate Examination evaluates a candidate assessor's comprehension of the CERT insider threat assessment methodology.

The Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor Certificate Examination is an objective evaluation of your understanding of the best practices for assessing Insider Threat risk. It is required for conferral of the Software Engineering Institute's Insider Threat Program Assessor Professional Certificate.

After registering for the exam, candidate assessors can begin the online exam at any time. Once the examination is started, the candidate assessor will have 24 hours to complete the examination.

Who should attend?

This validation exam is required for insider threat program assessors who wish to pursue the following SEI credentials:

  • Candidate Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessors

Topics

The exam covers the following topic areas:

  • Insider Threat General Overview
  • Insider Threat definitions, issues, and types
  • Severity and impact of insider threat activity
  • Unintentional Insider Threat
  • Insider Threat Prevention, Detection, and Mitigation Strategies
  • Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessment Methodology
  • Insider Threat Assessment phases
  • Insider Threat Assessment scope
  • Insider Threat Assessment capabilities and scoring
  • Insider Threat Assessment capability areas and focus areas
  • Insider Threat Assessment team roles and responsibilities
  • Insider Threat Assessment team practices as indicated in the ITA Software Engineering workbook guidance
  • Insider Threat Assessment processes as indicated in the ITVA Data Owners workbook guidance
  • Insider Threat Joint Assessment Tool (JAT)

Objectives

Participants must achieve a minimum passing score of 80% for the Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor Professional Certificate.

Prerequisites

Before registering for this exam, participants must complete the prerequisite courses: Insider Threat Overview: Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Insider Threats, Building an Insider Threat Program, and Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor Training.

To access the SEI Learning Portal, your computer must have the following:

  • Operating Systems: Windows 98 / NT 4.0 / Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Mac OS X
  • Browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or above / Mozilla Firefox
  • Configure your browser to allow pop-ups from this site
    • Explorer: Tools/Internet Options/Privacy
    • Firefox: Tools/Options/Content

Materials

The exam is based on instruction provided in the Insider Threat Overview: Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Insider Threats, Building an Insider Threat Program, and Insider Threat Vulnerability Assessor Training. You can reference the course materials as needed during the exam. Please keep in mind that the test will conclude after 24 hours regardless of the number of questions answered.

Schedule

You can begin the online exam at any time. Once the examination is started, you will have 24 consecutive hours to complete the examination. After all answers are submitted, the exam will provide your score immediately. The minimum passing score for the exam is 80%.

The exam consists of 65 multiple choice questions. For each question, the exam will require you to select the best answer and submit it as your response. You will not be permitted to change your answer after it is submitted. Please note that failure to select an answer to a question will be interpreted as an intentional action; unanswered questions will be scored as incorrect responses. Once responses have been submitted for all of the questions, your exam will be scored.

You may reference your notes as needed. Please keep in mind that the test will conclude after 24 hours regardless of the number of questions you have answered.




Training courses provided by the SEI are not academic courses for academic credit toward a degree. Any certificates provided are evidence of the completion of the courses and are not official academic credentials.

Course Details

Course Fees [USD]

eLearning: $250

eLearning

 
This course may be offered by special arrangement at customer sites.

For More Information

E-mail: course-info@sei.cmu.edu
Phone: 412-268-7622