Who Should Take The CMCP Exam?

There are many roles within mission critical infrastructure that would benefit from professionals and their employers seeking a CMCP certification to assist with the continuous maintenance of critical systems:

SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Engineering Technicians are responsible for operations and maintenance of the communication channels connecting computers with remotely controlled equipment, as well as, the equipment in the network. Tasks and responsibilities may include:

  • Interfacing with SCADA transmission and control companies for data and network continuity
  • Providing technical support for SCADA systems
  • Troubleshooting DNP protocols, RTU communications, and SCADA and ICCP issues
  • Monitoring system logs and responding to abnormal system conditions

Electronic Control Technicians work with the controls behind electronic equipment.  They monitor and assess control systems and carry out repairs under intense pressure to ensure there is no halt in a production process.  Tasks and responsibilities may include:

  • Completing projects using SCADA & HMI programming and maintaining documentation
  • Installing and calibrating instrumentation
  • Performing all duties in conformance with applicable code requirements
  • Designing, installing and/or troubleshooting electrical and electro-mechanical components

Protection & Control Technicians maintain controllers that regulate the functions of a system.  These technicians work in a variety of mission critical environments including automotive, and aerospace and industrial automation. Tasks may include:

  • Scheduling and job scoping of pre-planned outages, including SCADA checkout
  • Participating in the installation, maintenance, and repair of on-site electrical equipment
  • Understanding the different zones of protection associated with each relay system
  • Familiarity with alarm relays, line relays, transformer relays, etc.

Petroleum Technologists are involved in the determination of the specific properties and classification of crude oil, which will determine the refining parameters.  During the refining process, laboratory petroleum technologists perform testing and evaluation of various samples.  Requirements may include:

  • Knowledge of field instrumentation and SCADA
  • Knowledge of emergency response procedures
  • Knowledge of environmental protection methods and devices for the natural gas industry
  • Knowledge of circuit analyses and basic electrical measurements

Mission Critical Skills Tested & Verified

The CMCP certification exam is designed to validate a specific skillset required of professionals working in mission critical environments.  The following 7 domains are covered in the certification program and exam:

  • Core Mission Critical Concepts (15%)
  • Risk Management (15%)
  • Safety, Physical Security & Cybersecurity (25%)
  • Change Management (5%)
  • Operations (21%)
  • Business Continuity (10%)
  • Mission Critical System Design (9%)

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CMCP Exam Details At-A-Glance

Wonder how many questions are on the CMCP certification exam and how you will be taking the test?  Find out with this snapshot of the CMCP exam requirements:

Exam Code

CMCP

Type of Exam

In-person, testing at Pearson VUE testing centers

Language

US-English

Exam Prerequisites

CMCP candidates must have:

  • A 2-year degree (with coursework in an information technology or an operations technology field), plus a minimum of 6 months (2 quarters) of related co-op experience or an equivalent 6-month apprenticeship

OR

  • 2 years of related work experience in a field such as information technology, operational technology, engineering, cybersecurity, military, or other mission critical field.

OR

  • Any combination of the 2 previous requirements totaling 2 years of experience or education, provided that the minimum requirement of 6 months of work experience is met
Number of Exam Questions

150

Type of Exam Questions

Multiple Choice

Maximum Test Time

160 Minutes

Certification Renewal

Every 3 years

Price

$349 Buy Now
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CMCP Training and Exam Preparation

Get ready for your certification exam with training that fits your learning style.  Choose from the CMCP Mission Critical Operations Primer E-Book and classroom training offered by our partners.

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Exam Prep

Read the CMCP Mission Critical Operations E-Book, a resource aligned with CMCP domains.

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Classroom Training

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CMCP Testing Information

The CMCP certification exam is administered by Pearson VUE via in-person, computer-based testing.  The exam is available at more than 5,000 testing centers in over 175 countries.  For insight into how to register and take your exam, follow the links below:

Purchase the CMCP Certification Exam

You need to purchase a CMCP exam voucher to be able to register for the exam.  Purchasing an online refresher course or a bundle that includes the refresher course is encouraged in order to prepare you for the exam.

If you are located in North America, make your selection from the tables below:

For exams outside North America, please visit our Certification Store.

Organizations can purchase exam vouchers at a volume discount.

Voucher Only
USD $349

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CMCP Primer
USD $99

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Student Voucher Only
Was $349Save $150

USD $199

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Primer Bundle
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USD $379

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USD $439

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Premium Bundle
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USD $499

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* Voucher:  Good for one exam
* Retake:  Good for one free exam retake if you fail
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