SOC-CA Certification

Take a deep dive into performing assessments using the SOC-CMM

The SOC-CA certification demonstrates a deep understanding of the different types of SOCs and how to assess these using the SOC-CMM model. It proves the ability to act at a strategic level within the SOC.

During the SOC-CMM Certified Assessor course, you will learn about the different types of SOCs, how the SOC-CMM can be used to assess these and how to create a target operating model for a SOC. You will go through  the whole assessment process, from assessment types and data collection strategies to analysing the results and reporting the assessment results in an effective format.

About the certificate

Who is this certification for?
SOC consultants and SOC managers.

What are the benefits of this certification?
 With this certification you will be able to act at a strategic level within the SOC, and both assess the current state and define the target state for a SOC.

How can I position the SOC-CA certification in the market?
This is an advanced level certification and not suitable for early-career SOC Analysts. If you’re looking for an entry-level course, we’d advise to have a look at the Associate SOC Analyst Training

What skills will I be able to validate with my SOC-CA certificate?
Please review the objectives section on the program outline page.

How can I get certified?

  • Exam format: 5 open questions (8 points per question), 1 case study (30 points), 10 multiple choice questions (3 points per question)
  • Pass rate: 60%
  • Duration: 120 minutes

Your exam voucher is included in your training. Please connect with your training provider for your exam voucher and information about the exam registration process. If they are not able to assist you, contact us directly and we will guide you through the process.

Connect with us via the program outline page and we will send you available dates in your country.

For this certification you will need to take the training. Connect with us via the program outline page and we will send you available dates in your country.

You can claim your certification badge at our Member site.

Your credentials will be valid for a year. To keep your certification title and digital badge active, you will need to pay a small annual maintenance fee (€75) and report at least 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits via our Student Portal. As a SECO-Institute certified member, you will also have opportunities to collect CPE credits by attending webinars and accessing other professional knowledge resources.


Once you are certified you will learn that SECO-Institute is more than just an examination factory. You will become a member of the (S)ECO-System. Supporting our members and lifelong learning, you will access ‘Member Only’ webinars and professional knowledge resources, obtain discounts on other trainings and events, and receive personal invitations for exclusive conferences, working groups and professional activities developed through our global partner network of other clusters and innovation projects.