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Certified Vulnerability Assessor




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3 hours
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1 year
Certified Vulnerability Assessor (C)VA)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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The CVA*Certified Vulnerability Assessor course is a vendor neutral certification preparatory course with the objective to deliver the importance of vulnerability assessments by providing intricate knowledge and skills in the Vulnerability Assessment arena. The CVA* course provides foundational knowledge of general VA tools as well as popular exploits an IT engineer should be familiar with.

The Certified Vulnerability Assessor is a fundamental cyber security course that focuses on vulnerability assessments. The CVA* course focuses on the basic knowledge of conducting a vulnerability assessment and analyze the outcomes to prevent break-ins to the network infrastructure of an organization. The course teaches the candidates to identify the basic malware and virus patterns and the tools and techniques required to prevent the infiltration of the malware and virus into the network. The graduating students will be able to effectively perform a security vulnerability assessment on a network and secure the organization’s IT infrastructure.

Exam Information

The Certified Vulnerability Assessor exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your mile2 account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions.

Mile2 is:

  • ACCREDITED by the NSA CNSS 4011-4016
  • MAPPED to NIST / Homeland Security NICCS's Cyber Security Workforce Framework
  • APPROVED on the FBI Cyber Security Certification Requirement list (Tier 1-3)


  • Basic Network Understanding

Student Materials:

Student Workbook
Student Prep Guide

Certification Exams:

Mile2 Certified Vulnerability Assessor

  • CPEs: 24

Who Should Attend?

  • Information System Owners
  • Analysts
  • Ethical Hackers
  • ISSOs
  • Cyber Security Managers
  • IT Engineers


Certified Vulnerability Assessor (C)VA)

Awarded by Mile2


Course Curriculum

Course Introduction

Course Introduction (10:33)

Why Vulnerability Assessment

Why Vulnerability Assessment Part1 (16:47)

Why Vulnerability Assessment Part2 (16:44)

Why Vulnerability Assessment Part3 (12:42)

Why Vulnerability Assessment Part4 (11:58)

Review Questions

Vulnerability Types

Vulnerability Types Part1 (12:50)

Vulnerability Types Part2 (10:31)

Review Questions

Assessing the Network

Assessing the Network Part1 (19:49)

Assessing the Network Part2 (19:56)

Review Questions

Assessing Web Servers & Applications

Assessing Web Servers & Applications Part1 (12:47)

Assessing Web Servers & Applications Part2 (14:43)

Review Questions

Assessing Remote & VPN Services

Assessing Remote & VPN Services (17:25)

Review Questions

Vulnerability Assessment Tools of the Trade

Vulnerability Assessment Tools of the Trade (15:07)

Review Questions

Output Analysis

Output Analysis (11:52)

Review Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this course prepare me to take the Mile2 CVA* Certified Vulnerability Assessor exam?

Yes. This course is designed to teach you exactly what you need to know to pass the Mile2 CVA*Certified Vulnerability Assessor exam.

Is this course accredited by Mile2?

Yes. This content is official Mile2 content, and will enable you to take the certification exam with no further training needed.

Is there a practice exam included with this course?

Yes. This course comes with a very extensive practice exam that will fully prepare you for the types of questions you'll find on the Certified Vulnerability Assessor exam.

How do I take the certification exam for this course?

The Certified Vulnerability Assessor exam is taken online through Mile2’s Assessment and Certification System (“MACS”), which is accessible on your account. The exam will take 2 hours and consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The cost is $400 USD and must be purchased from

Is the exam fee included in my purchase price?

No. The cost for this exam is $400 USD and must be purchased from

Who is the Instructor for this course?

All of our instructors are highly certified in their field, and have earned this specific certification. We require a minimum of 15 years real world experience in any field our instructors teach.

Do you offer course completion certificates?

Yes. Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a personalized certificate of completion.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you will have unlimited course access for 12 months.

When does the course start and finish?

This is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finis

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