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Mission Critical Institute

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The Mission Critical Institute for Cybersecurity is a private U.S. a Washington D.C. based cybersecurity, information security, and enterprise risk management technology education company, founded in 2015, that offers non-credit and credit bearing cybersecurity certificate training programs through affiliate academic institutions.Topics available for training include cyber and network defenses, penetration testing, incident response, digital forensics, and audit. The information security courses are developed through a consensus process involving cyber industry professionals. The courses cover security fundamentals and technical aspects of information security aligned to the NICE cybersecurity workforce framework.


The Mission Critical Institute for Cybersecurity was founded with the guiding principle that in our world, where information technology is advancing so rapidly, the only way to produce job-ready, cybersecurity employees is through training developed, guided and delivered by professionals who are actively working in the field. The Institute enables regionally accredited universities to produce cybersecurity career-ready graduates. Universities benefiting from the Mission Critical Institute team capabilities have effectively served 12,000+ US and international adult learners seeking cybersecurity certifications, training, and/or degrees

Education and Training[edit]

In August of 2017 the institute launched the Certified Cybersecurity Cloud Risk Management Professional (CCRMP).[1] program, the industries only 100% hands-on, performance-based cloud security professional certification. The Certified Cybersecurity Cloud Risk Management Professional (CCRMP) is an all encompassing certification program that includes exam preperations for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the Security Assessment and Authorization Certification (CAP) and the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certifications.

The baseline program the appeals to professionals already working within a comparable field of IT or risk management, or other comparable professional role, and requires 2 to 3 years of professional work experience. While the Capture the Flag and Hacking 101 early parts of the program can be used to introduce Cybersecurity to seniors in High School, or 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students.

The CCRMP - Certified Cybersecurity Cloud Risk Management Professional is recognized by the United State Department of Defense and the United States Department of Homeland Security, aligned to the NICE Cybersecurity job function workforce framework and listed on the National Inititaive for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies program catalog[2]. The Institutes certificates can be articulated into various undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In a credit bearing program each course is academically worth 3 credits each (for a total of 15, or more, credits).

The CCRMP was developed by industry veteran cybersecurity risk management practitioners from major employers in the public and private sectors, who sit on the programs Advisory Board.


The majority of faculty are industry practitioners and professionals and respected experts in the field of information security.


Mission Critical Institute is an unaccredited, non-credited organization that offers its program through accredited institutions. Universities and accredited institutions share their brands and facilities with the Misson Critical Institute for Cybersecurity, and provide oversight of the curriculum, instructors, and student experience, in exchange for a share of the tuition revenue. The courses are not taught by the university's professors, but by industry practitioners and working professionals with at least 3 years of experience. The company is focused exclusively on Cybersecurity programs, courses and certifications.

For non-credit bearingprogram the Institue has currenlty partnered with the Learning Tree[3], and for credit bearing graduate programs Baker College[4], and undergraduate programs at BayState College[5]

Program graduates receive a non-credited professional certificate and have the opportunity to obtaina degree in an undergraduate and graduate structure via seperate partners or utilizing articulation agreements from partner schools. The programscan be paid for with federal financial aid through academic institution programs.

Affiliate schools regard program graduates as university alumni, and are enrollees as university students.

Cybersecurity Career Planning[edit]

The Misson Critical Institute both educates and provides career planning assistance for new entrances into Cybersecurity or existing professionals looking to upgrade their skills. In late 2017 the company released a Free Cybersecurity Career Planning Tool[6] for potential candidates.

See also[edit]

  • Cyber security
  • Computer security
  • Information security
  • IT risk


  • Sans Institute
  • Trilogy Education Services


  1. admin (2017-08-24). "CCRMP - Cloud Risk Management Professional Launched by Mission Critical Institute | Mission Critical Institute". Mission Critical Institute for Cyber Security. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  2. "Mission Critical Institute | National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies". niccs.us-cert.gov. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  3. "Expand the Pipeline of Job-Ready Cloud Risk Management Professionals". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  4. "Baker College adds online graduate degrees in cloud security risk management". Farmington-Farmington Hills, MI Patch. 2017-05-17. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  5. "Bay State College Launches New Cybersecurity Concentrations". Bay State College. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  6. admin (2017-02-02). "Free cybersecurity career planning tool". Mission Critical Institute for Cyber Security. Retrieved 2019-11-25.

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