Chris's Tips and Tricks™ to Passing the Certified CMMC Professional (CCP) Test
Updated: Oct 18, 2022
The CCP test is coming up on October 19th, but don’t you fear, CGSC is here with Chris’s Tips and Tricks™ to help ensure success for you and your organization.
A few weeks ago, I was able to take part in a beta version of the latest CMMC exam. While I am not at liberty to share any actual questions or specific content, I can give you some advice to help you prepare:
Register for a CCP Course
Utilize Official CMMC Study Materials
Tips for Test Day
If you are only able to do even one of these things it will surely benefit you come test day.
1. Register for a CCP Course
If you have the time, I highly recommend taking this CCP course, offered by Edwards. The content is awesome (entirely developed in house) and each class includes multiple instructors teaching 2 at a time and a fantastic support person who lets the instructors focus on teaching and not have to worry about posting links, running polls, etc.
2. Utilize Official CMMC Study Materials
I recommend using official CMMC-AB field guide/exam prep documents. The NDA is explicit when it comes to sharing actual test questions, so be wary of anyone claiming to provide questions from the official database. When it comes to CMMC, it’s better to go the safe and official road rather than cut corners. Edwards Performance Solutions has an excellent comprehensive field guide that is sure to have you test ready.
In addition, subscribing to the study group sessions would be hugely beneficial. The sessions have been ongoing since the start of the year, but you don’t have to worry about being behind on materials. Once you subscribe you will have access to all the session recordings and chat logs.
3. Tips for Test Day
Overall, the topic areas of the test have stayed true to what was laid out in the blueprint. I was surprised to see a few questions that covered level 2 practices, and while I cannot say for sure if those will show up on the final version of the test you should be prepared to see them.
When it comes to the actual test day, I would like to point out that you will be able to flag questions and go back to them. Make sure you are taking advantage of this feature, as I found a few different answers to previous questions in the wording of a subsequent question.
Tests can be scary, and preparing can be daunting, especially if you try to cram it all into one night. If you can utilize the resources I have laid out, then do it, and if you have any other questions feel free to reach out. I am CMMC certified and teach multiple classes a year, which some of you may have well been enrolled in.