IS20 Controls

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Information Security 20 controls

IS20 controls are the Top Twenty Most Critical Security Controls in Information Technology.  This 4 day training course covers proven tools and methodologies needed to execute and analyze the Top Twenty Most Critical Security Controls. Nearly all organizations that maintain sensitive information are adopting these Security Controls. These controls were chosen by leading government and private organizations who are experts on how attacks work and what can be done to prevent them from happening. The controls were selected as the best way to block known attacks as well as help search for and alleviate any damage from the attacks that are successful. This course allows the security professional to see how to implement controls in an existing network through highly effective and economical automation. For management, this training is the best way to distinguish how you will assess whether these security controls are effectively being administered.

The IS20 is a part of this Role-Based Career Path


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Information Security 20 controls

IS20 Controls


IS20 Key Course Information

Live Class Duration: 4 Days

Language: English

Class Formats:
*  Instructor-led

*  Self-Study

*  Live Virtual Training


*  Broad understanding of multiple networking and security technologies

Applicable Exams:

*  Mile2 IS20

CPEs:  32

IS20 Modules

  • Module 1 – Introduction
  • Module 2 – Critical Control 1
  • Module 3 – Critical Control 2
  • Module 4 – Critical Control 3
  • Module 5 – Critical Control 4
  • Module 6 – Critical Control 5
  • Module 7 – Critical Control 6
  • Module 8 – Critical Control 7
  • Module 9 – Critical Control 8
  • Module 10 – Critical Control 9
  • Module 11 – Critical Control 10
  • Module 12 – Critical Control 11
  • Module 13 – Critical Control 12
  • Module 14 – Critical Control 13
  • Module 15 – Critical Control 14
  • Module 16 – Critical Control 15
  • Module 17– Critical Control 16
  • Module 18 – Critical Control 17
  • Module 19 – Critical Control 18
  • Module 20 – Critical Control 19
  • Module 21 – Critical Control 20

Who Should Attend

* Information Assurance Managers/Auditors
* System Implementors/administrators
* IT Administrators
* Auditors/Auditees
* Federal Agencies/Contractors
* Security Vendors and Consulting Groups


Upon Completion

Upon completion, the IS20 Security Controls candidate will be able to not only competently take the IS20 Controls exam but will also have an understanding of how to implement the top 20 most critical controls in the work place.

Re-Certification Requirements

All  Mile2 certifications will be awarded a 3-year expiration date.

There are two requirements to maintain Mile2 certification: 

1)  Pass the most current version of the exam for your respective existing certification

2)  Earn 20 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per year. You may submit your CEUs in your Mile2 inbox. These CEUs must fall under “Qualify Continuing Educational Activities).

Visit our certification renewal page for more information.

IS20 Exam Information

The IS20 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.

Purchase Options:

Course FAQ's

NO.  You do not have to purchase a course to purchase a certification exam.  

All of our courses can be taken independently.  In order to help guide our students on their cybersecurity career journey we have developed the Mile2 Certification Roadmap.

This helpful resource maps specific courses to Role-based career tracks.

There are over 30 Mile2 courses and certifications.  The courses follow Role-Based Career paths in the areas of Foundations, Management, Prevention, Recovery, and Auditing.

Please see our Certification Roadmap for full details.

All of our courses are available as Ultimate Self-Study Combos.  The purchase of these courses gives you access to all training videos, materials, exam preps, exam simulators, 1 exam and 1 free 2nd chance exam.  The only exception is Red Vs Blue as this course requires multiple participants and is available as a Live Class only.

You cannot transfer, share or give your self- study material to another person. The following is noted when you access your course material through your account. "Important Notice: By accessing the mile2® online course material, practice tests, exams, and related files, the student agrees to the following. I understand that my license to use mile2 electronic course materials is exclusively for my individual professional development. I will not transfer nor will I allow others to use the course materials or the test questions. I will not use any part of this material for teaching others nor will I incorporate it, nor allow it to be incorporated, in any other training materials or publications, electronic or print, without prior specific written consent of mile2®."

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