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The Certified Authorization Professional CAP exam certification validates your advanced technical skills and knowledge to authorize and maintain information systems within the RMF using best practices, policies and procedures established by the cyber security experts at (ISC)².

Achieving this certification will bring immense credibility to your resume. It will enhance your employability as well. Therefore, to provide you clarity about the exam details and polices we present you the FAQs for CAP exam.

Who is a CAP professional?

The Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) is an information security practitioner who advocates for security risk management in pursuit of information system authorization to support an organization’s mission and operations in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements

Are there any prerequisites for the CAP exam?

Yes, the candidates must have a minimum of 2 years cumulative work experience in 1 or more of the 7 domains of the CAP CBK.

How many questions are there in the exam?

The exam covers 125 questions.

What type of questions does the CAP exam cover?

The exam covers  Multiple Choice and Multi-Response Questions.

What is the the durations for the exam?

You will be get 180 minutes to complete the exam.

What is the CAP exam fee?

The exam fee is 599 USD

What is the passing score for the exam?

The passing score is 700 (on a scale of 1-1000)

What is the course structure for CAP Certified Authorization Professional Exam?

This exam covers the following domains:

  • Firstly, Domain 1 Information Security Risk Management Program
  • Secondly, Domain 2 Categorization of Information Systems (IS)
  • Thirdly, Domain 3 Selection of Security Controls
  • Also, Domain 4 Implementation of Security Controls
  • Further, Domain 5 Assessment of Security Controls
  • Moreover, Domain 6 Authorization of Information Systems (IS)
  • Finally, Domain 7 Continuous Monitoring

How can I schedule an (ISC)² official training?

Visit to review and schedule different types of Official (ISC)² training.

How my certification can be verified by a potential employer?

By using the Certification Verification page on our website your employer can see if you are a member in good standing. While in order to process the verification your last name and member ID number will be needed.

Can I get my exam score?

Scores are not provided for those who pass an examination. Although for those who failed an examination, scores will be provided upon completion of the exam.

When will I get my exam result?

In most cases, you will receive your unofficial examination results before you leave the test center.

If I need to retake the exam, do I have to pay the exam fee again?

Yes; you will need to pay the full examination fee for each examination attempt.

How can I reschedule or cancel my exam?

You will need to contact Pearson VUE online at least 48 hours prior to your exam, or by phone at least 24 hours before your exam. Pearson VUE charges a rescheduling fee of USD$50 and a cancellation fee of USD$100.

How can I become a member?

To become a member of (ISC)2 you must follow the following steps:

  • First, you must take and pass one of the six credential examinations.
  • Then, you must submit an endorsement application to prove that you have the years of experience that are required to hold the credential.
  • Once your endorsement is approved, you must pay the Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF).
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