Captiva Solutions cybersecurity training services play a crucial role in empowering individuals and organizations to tackle the ever-growing challenges posed by cyber threats in an increasingly digital world. By investing in such training, individuals and businesses can better protect their assets and contribute to a more secure online environment.

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Captiva Solutions’ proprietary training methodology ensures you maximize your training investment.

More than just getting you “through the certification exam,” our Real-Skills-for-Real-Jobs® (RS4RJ®) training methodology integrates powerful real-world skills with hands-on exercises to demystify complex theoretical concepts. It ensures the knowledge you gain is aligned with skills required of typical cybersecurity roles found in today’s workplace.

Our courses are compliant with current examination requirements of the endorsing organization, industry best-practices, and government mandates and directives, such as the Department of Defense Directive (DoDD 8140.01) and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework from NIST.

In addition, our courses have been vetted and certified by NASBA’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program, recognizing Captiva Solutions as a CPE sponsor for eligible courses.

Using our methodology, you gain core technical knowledge and some of the most powerful job skills required to succeed in your role. We also provide coaching, mentoring, and free post-class support to get you well-equipped as a cybersecurity professional.

industry aligned training

A certification validates and recognizes an individual’s experience, competency, knowledge, and skills within a specific body of knowledge. Captiva Solutions’ certification preparation training programs provide instruction and/or training to understand and acquire specific competencies, knowledge, and/or skills towards industry recognized certifications, such as ISC2’s CGRC and CISSP, CompTIA Network+ and Security+, ISACA’s CSX, CISA, CISM, and CRISC, EC-Council’s CEH.

Captiva Solutions, as a Cyber AB Licensed Partner Publisher, provides certification training and education on CMMC specific requirements for your staff and leadership involved in the CMMC audit and assessment process.

Early in the process of curriculum development, we got a behind-the-scenes view of the CMMC Model first-hand, partner with the Cyber AB (the “keepers of the Ecosystem”), and provide in-depth understanding of the CMMC Model through extensive evaluation and research.

Captiva Solutions has years of experience developing robust courses and delivering training to individuals and teams across various industry verticals. Our courses meet the needs of any organization or professional.

Over the years, we have provided role-based training to meet specific workforce needs, security awareness and education to meet regulatory compliance requirements, and certification training for professionals looking to earn industry-recognized certifications.

The North American Bulk Electric System (BES) is at the top of the list of critical infrastructures maintained by the Department of Homeland Security. To address the cyber and physical threats to electric utilities, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) developed and maintains Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cybersecurity reliability standards that are mandatory and enforceable. Entities that own or operate any part of the BES in the United States, Canada, and Mexico must be compliant with NERC CIP standards or face steep fines or substantial penalties. 

 As an industry leader in NERC CIP training, Captiva Solutions offers specifically designed courses to equip your staff with an understanding of the NERC CIP reliability standards and how they can be applied in the protection of the BES. With our knowledge and training courses, organizations are empowered to defend against most cyberattacks and confidently satisfy any audit requirement

We currently offer four (4) specialty courses, which you can find in our course catalog. 

Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) is an industry-leading accreditation body that provides certification for professionals, products, and enterprise management systems across various international standards. As a global provider of training, examination, and certification services, PECB offers its expertise in multiple fields, including but not limited to Information Security, Business Continuity, Resilience and Recovery, Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance, Service Management, Quality Management, and more. PECB offerings are packed with the preeminent information and skills today’s technology professionals need to stay relevant and effective in the marketplace.

Captiva Solutions is an Authorized PECB Partner. Our partnership with PECB creates expanded opportunities and adds value for our clients who seek knowledge and certifications in the areas provided by PECB. Part of Captiva’s mission is to help clients navigate current employment skill requirements and the existing certification landscape to get them mission ready. Our training programs provide real-world skills through hands-on exercises that distill complex theoretical concepts. This helps individuals and organizations demonstrate competence in their professional domain by equipping them with top quality education to achieve certification against internationally recognized ISO standards.

Captiva Solutions functions as a full-service end-to-end IT and Cybersecurity training and development provider. We help organizations reduce costs and risks, while increasing results and outcomes, and improving the quality of their products and services. As a training service provider, we partner with organizations to provide a full suite of training delivery solutions that include: 

  • Training Needs Analysis & Planning: Assessing your organization’s current environment and concerns, training goals and requirements, and creating a plan to reach your objectives using research-based and proprietary tools.
  • Managing your Learning Management System (LMS). Providing administrative services such as reporting, logistics, and tracking to allow participants to focus on training and development without added pressure on your internal resources.
  • Providing Learning & Development support for your staff.
  • Solution Implementation & Monitoring: Implementing the approved training plan and utilizing various evaluation techniques to evaluate program strengths and weaknesses as it relates to the skills taught during the training. This allows for continued feedback and a great way to measure ongoing improvement. 
    Solution Sourcing & Strategy: Identifying and creating or procuring the most effective solutions to deliver maximum impact to the appropriate audience and your organization as a whole. Custom-designing solutions aimed at saving you time and money while increasing return and results. 

Progress is impossible without change. Yet, change is one of the most difficult things to face and people resist change because they believe they will lose something of value or fear they will not be able to adapt to the new ways. Regardless of how frightening or uncertain your path to change appears to be, you do not have to chart this course on your own. Captiva Solutions has research-backed strategies to help ease the transition to a new career.

After year of providing successful training programs using a unique approach, we determined it would be a great opportunity to offer a similar approach and benefit to our clients that seek radical, rapid, and sustainable performance improvement in their new roles as cybersecurity professionals. 

Our transformational change services include: 

  • One-on-one coaching and mentoring 
  • Training needs assessment 
  • Soft-skills orientation 
  • Interview preparation and coaching 
  • Personal bootcamps 
  • Cybersecurity career counseling
  • Resume review and development 
  • Exam readiness and assessment 
  • Post-class (on the job) support

Let us help take your company to the next level

frequently asked questions

How do I enroll in a course?

We encourage you to enroll at our website, at
You may also register by phone, by contacting the Captiva Solutions Training Team at 202-770-2120 or by email at

How do I pay for the course?

Payment is due upon registration and prior to the first day of class. You can pay by check or credit card when you register through the Captiva Solutions Training Team at 202-770-2120 or If paying by check, please mail it to the address on the invoice.

How do I register?

For registration information and to learn how you can immediately benefit from our training programs and/or Transformational Change services, contact us: Email: Phone:  202-770-2120 | Toll Free: 888-560-9280

Can someone else from my organization be substituted for me if I am unable to attend the class?

Yes. Just contact the Captiva Solutions Training Team at 202-770-2120 or We ask that you send notice of the substitution to us via email or in writing to Captiva Solutions, 8201 Corporate Dr, Ste 365 Landover, MD, 20785 and Attention: Training Team.

Can I get a certificate of completion for taking a Captiva Solutions Training Course?

Yes. Captiva Solutions provides certificates of course completion for all training classes. Typically, certificates are handed out on the last day of class. If you were not present during at the last class, you may contact the Captiva Solutions Training Team at 202-770-2120 upon completing the course for information on how to get your certificate.

For live classes in specific locations, am I or my company responsible for hotel, air and ground transportation?

Yes. We work with local hotels to obtain the best rate available for class participants. We will communicate affordable hotel rates and ground transportation directions to you as part of a “Day One Course Information” and “Travel Planner,” notification email to you. Hotel, airfare, transportation and meals are the financial responsibility of the class participant.

If I sign up for a class and then something comes up to prevent me from taking that scheduled course, can I take the class at another time?

Yes. We understand that work, personal demands and conflicts happen. Just contact the Captiva Solutions Training Team at 202-770-2120 or We ask that you send notice of the switch to us via email or in writing to 8201 Corporate Dr, Ste 365 Landover, MD, 20785 and Attention: Training Team.

Why do I need to attend one of your classes?

Captiva Solutions utilizes a “Real-Skills-for-Real-Jobs® training methodology. Our courses maximize your training investment. We provide critical knowledge and hands-on skills that are required to succeed in today’s industry. You will learn about the latest security threats and IT challenges, skills required to protect and secure your organization, earn relevant certifications that will propel your career, and gain the value and trust of your organization.

Can I earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits?

Yes. Captiva Solutions is approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to offer CPE-eligible course. The number of CPE credits earned vary by course and are subject to the rules laid out by the governing body for the title you hold (e.g. (ISC)2, ISACA, etc.). Contact them after you have completed the course for more details. Typically attendees earn one CPE credit for every 50 minutes of training.

Can a class that I signed up for be cancelled or postponed by Captiva Solutions?

While we strive to administer every class we schedule, it is possible for a class to be postponed due to insufficient enrollment or instructor conflicts. Should this occur, you will be contacted by the Training Team as soon as possible. All Captiva Solutions training course dates, times, schedules, topics and prices are subject to change.

If a group of people form my company want to enroll in a class, are group discounts offered?

Yes. Contact the Captiva Solutions Training Team at  202-770-2120 and a training team member will provide more details on our specials and group discounts.

I noticed that live classes are currently scheduled to hold at your Landover, MD location. Does Captiva Solutions plan to conduct classes in other locations?

We regularly conduct day, evening and weekend classes at our head office in Greenbelt, MD which is central to the DC Metro area. If you are unable to attend a live instructor-led course, however, Captiva Solutions provides virtual (online) instructor-led training (VILT) and on-demand learning options which are designed to meet your training needs. If you would like to request a class in a specific location or a custom training course, contact the Captiva Solutions Training Team at 202-770-2120 or and a training team member will follow up with you.

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Level 1

An organization must demonstrate basic cyber hygiene practices, such as ensuring employees change passwords regularly to protect Federal Contract Information (FCI). FCI is “information, not intended for public release, that is provided by or generated for the Government under a contract to develop or deliver a product or service to the Government.”

Level 2

An organization must have an institutionalized management plan to implement good cyber hygiene practices to safeguard CUI, including all the NIST 800-171 r2 security requirements and processes

Level 3 – Expert.

An organization must have standardized and optimized processes in place and additional enhanced practices that detect and respond to changing tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) of advanced persistent threats (APTs).

An APT is an adversary that possesses sophisticated levels of cyber expertise and significant resources to conduct attacks from multiple vectors. Capabilities include having resources to monitor, scan, and process data forensics.