The Cyber AB Approves ecfirst’s CMMC 2.0 CCA Certification Training Material

Updated for the Department of Defense CMMC 2.0 Standard

October 25, 2022, Irvine, California—ecfirst, an Authorized CMMC Licensed Partner Publisher (LPP), announced today that their Certified CMMC Assessor (CCA) training materials have been formally approved as The Cyber AB Authorized Training Material (CATM). The approved training materials are now available for purchase by Licensed Training Providers (LTPs).

“The future is about the CMMC cybersecurity standard. CMMC 2.0 is built on NIST. Today it is a Department of Defense (DoD) requirement for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). Tomorrow it will be other government agencies – federal and state – as well as the private sector that will require CMMC certification.” Ali Pabrai, chief executive of ecfirst said. “The CCA credential will emerge as highly valued for compliance and cybersecurity professionals to assist with CMMC readiness, certification assessment engagements.”

The ecfirst CCA content is available on its Academy site and is resource-rich with flashcards, quizzes, reference materials, templates, and practicals to prepare students for the CCA certification exam. Students have one click access to all relevant CMMC source materials and CCA references.

LTPs benefit from ecfirst’s extensive experience, according to Lorna Waggoner, ecfirst’s Director of Business Development. “With our easy terms, simple contracts and flat rate invoicing, LTPs stay flexible and never face a minimum,” Ms. Waggoner said. “This allows you to shift the pressure off your shoulders and onto ours to perform for you. ecfirst tailors our CMMC training experience to meet your requirements.”

LTPs may now offer relevant world-class CMMC content for their students while receiving unconditional value for those looking to take their career and knowledge deeper in the CMMC ecosystem.  

Mr. Pabrai noted that a key advantage in utilizing this set of board-approved materials is that, while comparable to others in cost, there are no exclusivity requirements for LTPs. Further, the ecfirst LTP Partners decide the duration of access for their students to the comprehensive CCP and CCA content available on the CMMC Academy platform.

ecfirst is a 23-year veteran in the field of cybersecurity training. The firm offers the gold standard in compliance and cybersecurity training, awareness and certification. Their Certified HIPAA Administrator™ (CHA™), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Security Compliance Specialist™ (CSCS™) and Certified Cyber Security ArchitectSM (CCSASM) certification courses are industry staples. Uniquely, the CSCS™ program is the first information security course that addresses major compliance regulations from a security perspective. ecfirst continually delivers world-class information security and regulatory compliance solutions.

With thousands of clients, ecfirst has been recognized as an Inc. 500 business – America’s Top 500 Fastest Growing Privately Held Business. The firm’s client list includes technology firms, healthcare systems, state, city and county governments, education, agriculture, financial and other industries. A partial list of clients includes Microsoft, Symantec, HP, McKesson, EMC, IBM, Kaiser, Principal Financial, U.S. Army, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and many others.

LTPs that are looking for CATM for the CMMC 2.0 CCA certification classes can find more information at

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Established in 1999, ecfirst delivers complete end-to-end compliance and cyber defense services across the United States and worldwide. ecfirst has completed several thousand information security risk and cyber assessments. Further, ecfirst has guided clients to successfully achieve and manage HITRUST Certification and has managed assessments using various standards, including but not limited to NIST SP 800-53/171, CMMC, HIPAA, GDPR, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, and others. ecfirst is a CMMC C3PAO (candidate), RPO, LPP, and LTP. ecfirst is also a HITRUST Authorized External Assessor. World-class cybersecurity certification training programs created by ecfirst include CHP, CSCSTM, and CCSASM. For more information, please visit

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