About the certification


The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Lead Implementer is a certification intended for IT Professionals seeking to validate their advanced knowledge of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

The exam includes topics such as Key Terms and definitions, Framework Core, the Framework Implementation Tiers, and the Framework Profiles, Risk Management and the Cybersecurity Framework, Framework Core Structure (Functions, Categories, Subcategories, and Informative References), The five Framework Core Functions (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover), Framework Implementation Tiers, Framework Profile, Coordination of Framework Implementation, Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program, Communicating Cybersecurity Requirements with Stakeholders, and Self-Assessing Cybersecurity Risk with the Framework.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Lead Implementer certification exam is an online, closed-book, and remotely-proctored exam. It includes 40 multiple-choice questions and the passing score is 70%. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. Validate your knowledge of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and advance your career. Register for your online proctored exam now!



Exam details


Exam code

ITC-074

Launch date

October 22, 2022

Exam description

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Lead Implementer exam tests the candidate's advanced knowledge of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Current version

1.0

Exam format

Multiple choice question; closed book; online proctored exam

Number of questions

40 questions

Passing score

70% (28 out of 40)

Exam duration

60 minutes

Level

Advanced

Languages

English and Portuguese (Brazilian)

Exam description

This exam includes topics such as Key Terms and definitions, the Framework Core, the Framework Implementation Tiers, and the Framework Profiles, Risk Management and the Cybersecurity Framework, Framework Core Structure (Functions, Categories, Subcategories, and Informative References), The five Framework Core Functions (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover), Framework Implementation Tiers (Tier 1: Partial, Tier 2: Risk Informed, Tier 3: Repeatable and, Tier 4: Adaptive), Framework Profile, Coordination of Framework Implementation, Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program, Communicating Cybersecurity Requirements with Stakeholders, and Self-Assessing Cybersecurity Risk with the Framework.

RECOMMENDED HOURS OF STUDY

32 hours

Bloom's Taxonomy

Level 2 (Understanding), Level 3 (Applying), Level 4 (Analyzing), and Level 5 (Evaluating)

Recommended reading

• The Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 - https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework

Prerequisites

Pass the ITC-065: NIST Cybersecurity Framework Foundation exam.

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in Cybersecurity.

Validity period

Lifetime

Exam Content Outline


   Domains Weight

1. Terms and definitions

10%

2. The Framework core

10%

3. Functions, Categories, Subcategories, and Informative References

20%

4. Framework Implementation Tiers

15%

5. Framework Profile

15%

6. Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program

15%

7. Communicating Cybersecurity Requirements with Stakeholders

15%

   Total

100%

How to get certified


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Browse our certification programs and choose your certification.

2

Discover the exam objectives and prepare for your exam.

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Register for your online proctored exam.

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

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Congratulations! You are certified!

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Earn 5 certifications and receive a stackable certification (designation).

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Frequently Asked Questions


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  • Are there any prerequisites to take the exams?

    There are no prerequisites to take the exams. Itcerts recommends that candidates have at least six months of work experience in the area that the certification covers.

  • What is the exam retake policy?

    If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on the first attempt, there is no waiting period between the first and the second attempt. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on the second attempt, the candidate must wait at least 7 days before retaking the exam for a third time. A candidate may not take a given exam any more than three times per year (12 months).

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  • Are there any mandatory training to take an exam?

    Training is recommended as part of your certification preparation, but it is not mandatory.

  • Which languages are the exams available in?

    Our exams are currently available in English and Portuguese (Brazilian).

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    Exams are delivered online (Online Proctored Exams) and can be taken from anywhere in the world.

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