NIST Cybersecurity Framework Certification Exams now available!

9/25/2020


We are excited to announce that online NIST Cybersecurity Framework Certification Exams are now available from LRS! All questions on the exams were created based on slides and/or courseware content from the LRS NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) Training course that students attend with us.

The online exams are hosted through the LRS NIST Cybersecurity Framework Certification Portal. Passing candidates receive a certificate by email at the address used when registering, and a skills-gap document is available to students within the portal after completing their exam.

Exam details are as follows:

Students must send an email to getsmart@lrs.com within 90 days* of completing their course to be provided with login credentials for the exam.  Exams are non-transferrable.

The online exam does not prevent access to other resources on candidate’s local computer or online. Candidates are allowed to use such resources while taking the exam. Please note the time limit for each exam. If the time expires before the candidate can complete the exam, all unanswered questions will be scored as incorrect. 

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Foundation Certification Exam – 40 questions, 45 minutes, 70% pass (28 correct)

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Practitioner Certification Exam – 80 questions, 90 minutes, 70% pass (56 correct)

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Bootcamp Certification Exam – 100 questions, 120 minutes, 70% pass (84 correct)

Foundation Domains

The Basics of Cybersecurity: 10% (4 questions)

A Holistic Study of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: 15% (6 questions)

Cybersecurity Activities: The Framework Core: 25% (10 questions)

Risk Management Considerations: Framework Implementation Tiers: 20% (8 questions)

Current and Desired Outcomes: Framework Profiles: 10% (4 questions)

A Primer on the Seven Step Implementation Process: 20% (8 questions)

Practitioner Domains

Risk Management in the NIST CSF and NIST RMF: 20% (16 questions)

Real World Attacks: 10% (8 questions)

Review of the Components of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: 20% (16 questions)

Defense in Depth and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: 20% (16 questions)

Assessing Cybersecurity in the Subcategories: 5% (4 questions)

Creating a Written Information Security Program: 5% (4 questions)

A Practitioner’s Deep Dive into Creating or Improving a Cybersecurity Program: 15% (12 questions)

Continuous Cybersecurity Improvement: 5% (4 questions)

Bootcamp domains match a combination of Foundation and Practitioner

Foundation Domains on Bootcamp exam

The Basics of Cybersecurity: 3% (3 questions)

A Holistic Study of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: 5% (5 questions)

Cybersecurity Activities: The Framework Core: 9% (9 questions)

Risk Management Considerations: Framework Implementation Tiers: 7% (7 questions)

Current and Desired Outcomes: Framework Profiles: 3% (3 questions)

A Primer on the Seven Step Implementation Process: 7% (7 questions)

Practitioner Domains on Bootcamp exam

Risk Management in the NIST CSF and NIST RMF: 13% (13 questions)

Real World Attacks: 7% (7 questions)

Review of the Components of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: 13% (13 questions)

Defense in Depth and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: 13% (13 questions)

Assessing Cybersecurity in the Subcategories: 3% (3 questions)

Creating a Written Information Security Program: 5% (3 questions)

A Practitioner’s Deep Dive into Creating or Improving a Cybersecurity Program: 11% (11 questions)

Continuous Cybersecurity Improvement: 3% (3 questions)

LRS Retake Policy

In the event that the candidate fails the first (1st) attempt to pass any LRS NIST CSF certification examination, LRS does not require a waiting period between the first (1st) and second (2nd) attempt to pass the same examination.

LRS offers one free re-test on any LRS NIST Cybersecurity Framework examination. Candidates must pay the exam fee for each attempt after the second (2nd) attempt.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Foundation Certification Exam – 40 questions, 45 minutes, 70% pass (28 correct) $100

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Practitioner Certification Exam – 80 questions, 90 minutes, 70% pass (56 correct) $125

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Bootcamp Certification Exam – 100 questions, 120 minutes, 70% pass (84 correct) $150

Beginning October 1, 2020, students will receive electronic courseware, 180-day class recording access, plus the opportunity to sit for the exam to validate their skills!

*Students who attended NIST Cybersecurity Framework courses with us beginning June 1, 2020 will receive the opportunity to take the exam (with one free re-test) associated with the class that they attended.