Plan Your Development—Certification


Course Description

Carbon Black’s Product Certification Program provides you with a means to streamline your mastery of best practices using our technology. Our programs provide in-depth learning opportunities for IT and Information Security professionals to build Cb Defense proficiency while preparing to pass the Cb Defense Associate Analyst certification examination.

Note: A passing score on the examination is the only requirement for certification.


Frequently Asked Questions
Who may I contact with questions not addressed here?
Please send your questions to the Cb Certification Team.

Why would I want to become Carbon Black certified?

The mission of our customer certification program is to provide customers with the opportunity to measure their proficiency against the rigorous standards we apply to our technical teams. Customers who have participated shared these benefits:

  1. Quantified and measured product proficiency. This manager could “see” that his team learned something.
  2. Accelerated new team members’ growth and relieved some of the mentoring burdens from existing team members.
  3. Opportunity to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits through (ISC)2 toward maintaining security credentials.


What are the program prerequisites?
Unlike many industry certifications, we do not require a verifiable number of field hours working with the product. The only prerequisite is completing the Cb Defense Analyst self-service course. We recommend candidates have security software experience and domain knowledge.

I took the Cb Defense Analyst self-service course a while ago. Do I need to retake the course?
The Cb Defense certification program is occasionally updated, as the Cb Defense program is updated. Depending on when you completed the course and how dilligently you have stayed current with product releases, you may elect to complete the Cb Defense Analyst self-service course again; however, we only require that you have completed the course at least once.

Is Cb Defense Analyst training a real-time, instructor-led virtual class?
No, this is a self-service, on-demand course. It is self-directed and administered through Cb Technical Academy, our learning management system.

What is the cost of the program?
There is no cost associated with the Cb Defense Analyst on-demand course. Please contact your Account Manager or Customer Success Manager to purchase Cb Defense Associate Analyst Exam access.

Once I purchase access to the exam, how do I get started?
The Carbon Black Training Team will send you a program welcome message with access details.

How long does this program take?
Total study time will vary; however, the prerequisite Cb Defense Analyst self-service course is under five hours of study.

How long do I have to complete the program?
At this time, we have not imposed expirations on participation; however, we recommend you dedicate two to three weeks to complete the Cb Defense Analyst self-service course and take the exam, to improve knowledge retention.

Please tell me more about this exam.
The examination is administered online through Cb Technical Academy - no need to report to a testing center - and, at this time, it is not proctored. The examination consists of 50 questions and is open book. The candidate will have 65 minutes to complete the exam, and, upon submission, the results will display immediately. Candidates who are unsuccessful on their first attempt automatically receive a second attempt one week later. Examination scores are confidential. Only you and the program administrators will have access to your examination results.

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Course Description

Join the Carbon Black Certified Community! Carbon Black’s Product Certification Program provides you a means to streamline your mastery of best practices using our technology. We offer three levels of engagement, outlined below, to provide in-depth learning opportunities for IT and Information Security professionals to build Cb Protection proficiency while preparing to pass the Cb Protection Associate Analyst certification examination. Note, a passing score on the examination is the only requirement for certification.


Engagement Levels

Since certification candidates learn differently and have different levels of product proficiency, we offer three levels of engagement. Certification candidates may choose to purchase one, two, or all three levels of engagement. You must purchase the examination at a minimum.

Examination Only—For IT and InfoSec professionals with substantial experience using Cb Protection, we offer the ability to take the examination with no study assistance from Carbon Black Training. The candidate will have two attempts to achieve a passing score, with a mandatory one-week waiting period between attempts.

Knowledge Sets (plus Examination)—For IT and InfoSec professionals who have taken the administrator training class, we offer an additional learning opportunity called Knowledge Sets. The Knowledge Sets content extends beyond the foundational material contained in the introductory administrator training class, going broader and deeper into technical topics. Each Knowledge Set consists of a series of self-paced learning activities to support specific learning objectives and, ultimately, prepare the candidate to achieve a passing score on the certification examination.

Study Companion (plus Knowledge Sets and Examination)—For IT and InfoSec professionals who have taken the administrator training class, we offer a fully guided development path to prepare them to achieve a passing score on the examination. In addition to using the Knowledge Sets, candidates who purchase the Study Companion will have to participate in private Mentor Checkpoints, which are expert-facilitated, virtual study sessions, and have access to a hands-on simulation, which will be evaluated to assess the candidate’s ability to synthesize and apply his or her learning.


Frequently Asked Questions
Who may I contact with questions not addressed here?
Please send your questions to the Cb Certification Team.

Why would I want to become Carbon Black certified?

The mission of our customer certification program is to provide customers the opportunity to build upon the foundational product knowledge acquired during administration-level training in a measurable way. This program shares much of its content with the internal programs we use to develop internal technical staff. Customers who have participated shared these benefits:

  1. Deeper technical proficiency on the product even though they had been using Cb Protection for years.
  2. Quantified and measured product proficiency. This manager could “see” that his team learned something.
  3. Accelerated new team members’ growth and relieved some of the mentoring burdens from existing team members.
  4. Opportunity to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits through (ISC)2 toward maintaining security credentials.


What are the program prerequisites?
Unlike many industry certifications, we do not require a verifiable number of field hours working with the product. The only prerequisite is attendance in the Cb Protection Administrator Training. We recommend candidates have security software experience and domain knowledge.

I took Cb Protection Administrator training a while ago. Do I need to retake the course?
The certification program is based on Cb Protection version 8.0. Depending upon when you attended training and how diligently you have stayed current with subsequent product releases, you may elect to attend Cb Protection Administrator training again; however, we require only that you have attended the course at some point.

How is the certification program content different from product training?
Based on the candidate’s confirmed attendance to Cb Protection Administrator training, we assume candidates in this program have foundational knowledge of the product. The certification program content builds on the product knowledge established during product training—diving deeper and spanning broader.

Is this program a real-time, instructor-led class, like Cb Protection Administrator Training?
No, this is an on-demand course. Meaning, it’s self-directed and administered through Cb Technical Academy, our learning management system.
  • Candidates who purchase only the examination will have online access to the examination.
  • Candidates who purchase the self-paced study materials will have access to whitepapers, videos, and quizzes to prepare for the exam. The study materials are on-demand, to be used from anywhere, at any time.
  • Candidates who purchase the Product Coach support will attend mentor sessions, which are Webex study groups, and will receive access to a simulation for hands-on reinforcement before the exam. The Product Coach will review the simulation results with the Candidate.

What is the cost of the program?
Please contact your Account Manager or Customer Success Manager to purchase Cb Protection Administrator training and/or Cb Protection Certified Associate Analyst program access.

Once I purchase one or more of the certification program component(s), how do I get started?
The Carbon Black Training team will send you a program welcome message with access details.

How long does this program take?
Total study time will vary; however, the certification program content (study materials, mentor sessions, simulation, and examination) is 10 hours long.

How long do I have to complete the program?
At this time we have not imposed expirations on participation; however, we recommend you dedicate two to three weeks to complete the program to improve knowledge retention.

Please tell me more about this exam.
The examination is administered online through Cb Technical Academy—no need to report to a testing center—and, at this time, it is not proctored. The examination is about 60 questions and is open book. The candidate will have 1 hour, 10 minutes to complete the exam and, upon submission, the results will be displayed immediately. Candidates who are unsuccessful their first attempt automatically receive a second attempt one week later. Examination scores are confidential. Only you and the program administrators will have access to your examination results.

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Course Description

Join the Carbon Black Certified Community! Carbon Black’s Product Certification Program provides you a means to streamline your mastery of best practices using our technology. We offer three levels of engagement, outlined below, to provide in-depth learning opportunities for IT and Information Security professionals to build Cb Response proficiency while preparing to pass the Cb Response Associate Analyst certification examination. Note, a passing score on the examination is the only requirement for certification.


Engagement Levels

Since certification candidates learn differently and have different levels of product proficiency, we offer three levels of engagement. Certification candidates may choose to purchase one, two, or all three levels of engagement. You must purchase the examination at a minimum.

Examination Only—- For IT and InfoSec professionals with substantial experience using Cb Response, we offer the ability to take the examination with no study assistance from Carbon Black Training. The candidate will have two attempts to achieve a passing score, with a mandatory one-week waiting period between attempts.

Knowledge Sets (plus Examination)—For IT and InfoSec professionals who have taken the administrator training class, we offer an additional learning opportunity called Knowledge Sets. The Knowledge Sets content extends beyond the foundational material contained in the introductory administrator training class, going broader and deeper into technical topics. Each Knowledge Set consists of a series of self-paced learning activities to support specific learning objectives and, ultimately, prepare the candidate to achieve a passing score on the certification examination.

Study Companion (plus Knowledge Sets and Examination)—For IT and InfoSec professionals who have taken the administrator training class, we offer a fully guided development path to prepare them to achieve a passing score on the examination. In addition to using the Knowledge Sets, candidates who purchase the Study Companion will have to participate in private Mentor Checkpoints, which are expert-facilitated, virtual study sessions, and have access to a hands-on simulation, which will be evaluated to assess the candidate’s ability to synthesize and apply his or her learning.


Frequently Asked Questions
Who may I contact with questions not addressed here?
Please send your questions to the Cb Certification Team.

Why would I want to become Carbon Black certified?

The mission of our customer certification program is to provide customers the opportunity to build upon the foundational product knowledge acquired during administration-level training in a measurable way. This program shares much of its content with the internal programs we use to develop internal technical staff. Customers who have participated shared these benefits:

  1. Deeper technical proficiency on the product even though they had been using Cb Protection for years.
  2. Quantified and measured product proficiency. This manager could “see” that his team learned something.
  3. Accelerated new team members’ growth and relieved some of the mentoring burdens from existing team members.
  4. Opportunity to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits through (ISC)2 toward maintaining security credentials.


What are the program prerequisites?
Unlike many industry certifications, we do not require a verifiable number of field hours working with the product. The only prerequisite is attendance in the Cb Response Administrator Training. We recommend candidates have security software experience and domain knowledge.

I took Cb Response Administrator training a while ago. Do I need to retake the course?
The certification program is based on Cb Response version 5.2. Depending upon when you attended training and how diligently you have stayed current with subsequent product releases, you may elect to attend Cb Response Administrator training again; however, we require only that you have attended the course at some point.

How is the certification program content different from product training?
Based on the candidate’s confirmed attendance to Cb Response Administrator training, we assume candidates in this program have foundational knowledge of the product. The certification program content builds on the product knowledge established during product training – diving deeper and spanning broader.

Is this program a real-time, instructor-led class, like Cb Response Administrator Training?
No, this is an on-demand course. Meaning, it’s self-directed and administered through Cb Technical Academy, our learning management system.
  • Candidates who purchase only the examination will have online access to the examination.
  • Candidates who purchase the self-paced study materials will have access to whitepapers, videos, and quizzes to prepare for the exam. The study materials are on-demand, to be used from anywhere, at any time.
  • Candidates who purchase the Product Coach support will attend mentor sessions, which are Webex study groups, and will receive access to a simulation for hands-on reinforcement before the exam. The Product Coach will review the simulation results with the Candidate.

What are the program participation options?
You have three engagement options summarized below and in a separate datasheet that can be found in the User eXchange. Each option is sold individually.
  1. Buy the exam only.
  2. Buy the self-paced study materials (Knowledge Sets) and buy the exam.
  3. Buy the self-paced study materials (Knowledge Sets), work with a Product Coach, and take the exam.

What is the cost of the program?
Please contact your Account Manager or Customer Success Manager to purchase Cb Response Administrator training and/or Cb Response Certified Associate Analyst program access.

Once I purchase one or more of the certification program component(s), how do I get started?
The Carbon Black Training team will send you a program welcome message with access details.

How long does this program take?
Total study time will vary; however, the certification program content (study materials, mentor sessions, simulation, and examination) is 10 hours long.

How long do I have to complete the program?
At this time we have not imposed expirations on participation; however, we recommend you dedicate two to three weeks to complete the program to improve knowledge retention.

How long do I have to complete the program?
The examination is administered online through Cb Technical Academy—no need to report to a testing center—and, at this time, it is not proctored. The examination is about 35 questions and is open book. The candidate will have 45 minutes to complete the exam and, upon submission, the results will be displayed immediately. Candidates who are unsuccessful their first attempt automatically receive a second attempt one week later. Examination scores are confidential. Only you and the program administrators will have access to your examination results.

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