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Certification Assistant Overview


Certification Assistant is an SaaS-based tool used to assist DoD contractors in meeting and managing Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements.


In order to access this application, you must have an Exostar's Managed Access Gateway (MAG) account, as well as a Phone-Based One-Time Password (OTP) without Proofing credential, with a $26 cost. Please be aware several steps are involved for attaining these credentials, which are important for comprehensively securing your data and documents. 

Exostar's Managed Access Gateway (MAG) is a secure identity and access management cloud service for the Aerospace & Defense industries. With MAG, organizations enjoy benefits like account management, web-based single sign-on user access, and a single place to connect to partner applications. 

Please register for an account at


All Exostar platforms are globally recognized for their stability and security, characteristics that can be attributed to our high standards for credentialing. These prerequisites help assure protection of our users' data, assets and intellectual property that are stored and shared via Certification Assistant and our other risk-management solutions.

The Certification Assistant tool provides options to cover different CMMC levels (please select the image to enlarge):

Please see the following pages to review access processes, as well as step-by-step instructions on the functionality of each different Certification Assistant tier:


Certification Assistant helps Suppliers:

  • Understand, manage and achieve CMMC and NIST requirements
  • Continuously monitor progress of each practice and process 
  • Maintain current CMMC and NIST levels and target future CMMC and NIST levels with higher confidence

Click the arrow below to read further about the overall Certification Assistant process.



Please note, if you are using Certification Assistant - Lite for the first year, please skip the purchase process until year two. Please select the image to enlarge:

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