EXAM CODE: CRF-001

AKYLADE Certified Cyber Resilience Fundamentals (A/CCRF)

AKYLADE Certified Cyber Resilience Fundamentals (A/CCRF)
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About the Exam

The A/CCRF certification is designed to test your theoretical knowledge of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and how to plan, manage, and optimize the framework for use within your own organization:

  • yellowcheck-iconThe origin and original purpose of the framework
  • yellowcheck-iconThe applicability of the framework across industries and sectors
  • yellowcheck-iconThe three fundamental parts of the framework: the Core, the Implementation Tiers, and the Profiles
  • yellowcheck-iconThe five functions (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover), the 23 categories (activities), and 108 subcategories (outcomes) under each of the five functions
  • yellowcheck-iconThe purpose, utility, and intended use of the Implementation Tiers, Profiles, and Informative References

What Skills Will You Learn?

Framework Purpose and Its Origin

Framework Purpose and Its Origin

Explore the purpose and historical background of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to better understand its objectives

Framework Versatility

Framework Versatility

Discover the broad applicability of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework across diverse industries and sectors that makes it universally adaptable

Framework Components

Framework Components

Grasp the three fundamental parts of the framework (the Core, Implementation Tiers, and Profiles) and their interplay in cybersecurity planning and management

Functional and Categorical Analysis

Functional and Categorical Analysis

Gain comprehensive knowledge of the five functions (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover), the 23 categories (activities), and 108 subcategories (outcomes) that underpin the framework

Practical Application and Framework Use

Practical Application and Framework Use

Comprehend the purpose, utility, and intended use of Implementation Tiers, Profiles, and Informative References to translate theoretical knowledge into real-world application

Planning, Managing, and Optimizing

Planning, Managing, and Optimizing

Develop the skills to effectively plan, manage, and optimize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework within your organization while ensuring its successful implementation and ongoing improvement

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A/CCRF Certification Domains

Domain 1

Framework Components

Understand, summarize, and differentiate the NIST Cybersecurity Framework while articulating its benefits for cyber resilience

Domain 2

Framework Core

Understand the framework core's significance, utilize categories and subcategories, and correlate outcomes to other controls

Domain 3

Implementation Tiers

Understand the use of implementation tiers in NIST CSF, evaluate an organization's cybersecurity posture, and suggest tier-transition strategies

Domain 4

Job Role Framework Profiles

Understand the use of profiles in tailoring the NIST Cybersecurity Framework for different risk strategies and specific organizational needs

Domain 5

Risk Management

Understanding risk management fundamentals, assess cybersecurity risks in scenarios, and recommend appropriate responses and mitigation strategies

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Continuing Education Requirements

AKYLADE's Continuing Education Program ensures that certified professionals remain up-to-date and current with the changing world of cybersecurity. All AKYLADE certifications must be renewed every 36 months to remain current.

Certifications can be renewed by completing one of the following options:

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    Pass the A/CCRP exam to automatically renew your A/CCRF for another 3 years

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    Complete 20 hours of continuing education to renew your certification

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    Retake the current version of the A/CCRF certification exam