DVMS™ 800-53 Practitioner Certification Training


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Description & Target Audience

The NIST 800-53 Practitioner accredited (APMG International), certified (NCSC/GCHQ-UK), and recognized (DHS-CISA-USA) certification course teaches Digital Business, Operational Stakeholders, Auditors, and Risk Practitioners a Fast-Track approach to adopting and adapting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its 800-53 controls across an enterprise and its supply chain. 

The course also teaches candidates how to build a Digital Value Management System (DVMS) CPD overlay model capable of enabling the quick adoption and adaption of new frameworks and models (NIST-CSF, NIST Privacy Framework, CMMC, etc.) that may be required to address internal, external (regulatory) and cyber threat landscape changes.

Finally, the course teaches candidates how to ensure the organization’s DVMS is designed for use within the organization and auditable by government regulators looking to verify regulatory outcomes.

Objectives & Outcomes

Digital Business, Operational Stakeholders, Auditors, and Risk Practitioners will acquire the knowledge they need to implement, operationalize and continually innovate a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program underpinned by a DVMS delivering the following business outcomes:

  • Creating a business culture of Creating, Protecting, and Delivering digital business value
  • Enabling the business to adopt and adapt regulatory updates quickly
  • Provide the Board and Senior Leadership team with the evidence they need to show the organization did everything possible to defend itself from a breach.
  • Leveraging this new business capability as a competitive advantage


Candidates must have attended and completed the DVMS Foundation course and exam to participate in this course.

Body of Knowledge

This course is based on the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, version 1.1. and A Practitioner’s Guide to Adapting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Publication from the DVMS Institute.


The DVMS 800-53 Practitioner Exam

  • 65 multiple-choice questions per exam
  • 150-minute exam
  • Pass Mark – 50% (33 marks)
  • Open book
  • Blooms Level 3,4, & 5  
  • Paper-based & online availability (including ProctorU)

Delivery Formats

  • Instructor Led, 5-Day Classroom
  • Instructor Led, 5-Day Virtual Classroom
  • Self-Paced Video Learning, 16 Hours

Student Kit

  • Digital – “A Practitioner’s Guide to Adapting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework book” 
  • Digital – Student Courseware and Resource Materials
  • Digital – APMG Exam Voucher – issued upon successful completion of the training
  • Certificate of Completion

Syllabus & Course Outline

  • Link to Syllabus

Professional Development Credits Earned

  • 32 CEU Credits

Next Steps

DVMS 800-171 or DVMS ISO 27001 Specialist. The DVMS Specialist certificates cover the impact of adopting and adapting a principled approach to digital business risk management using NIST 800-171 or ISO 27001 controls and management systems.

– DVMS  800-171 Specialist (ILT / VILT Delivery)

– DVMS  ISO 27001 Specialist (ILT / VILT Delivery)

Additional information
Dedicated Training

To request a "Dedicated" training course for your organization, please reach out directly to:
Mike Battistella
President, Solutions³ LLC
Strategic Affiliate & Government Solutions, DVMS Institute™
[email protected]

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