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Certified Mobile Security Professional

CMDSP Training Course

CMDSP provides an Mobile IT Administrator the training and knowledge needed to manage an Enterprise’s mobile device use. CMDSP individuals are security practitioners who are expert in managing mobile devices so that his/her enterprise can use mobile devices securely without exposing the enterprise to any vulnerabilities.


CMDSP Course Overview


The Certified Mobile Device Security Professional is the Mobile IT Administrator within their respective organization. A CMDSP is an IT security practitioner who is an expert in managing mobile devices so that his/her enterprise can use mobile devices securely without exposing the enterprise to vulnerabilities. Mastering the concepts of this course will give the student a strong understanding of the vulnerabilities and security risks of mobile devices.


The course objective is to prepare IT Professionals to obtain CMDSP certification. The course has a duration of two days and is divided into four domains:

  1.  Mobile Device Hardware and Industry Overview
  2.  Mobile Operating Systems
  3.  Mobile Connectivity and Network Usage
  4.  Mobile Administrator Job Functions and Requirements


At the end of the course, the IT professional will possess a better understanding of the challenges, solutions, and tools inherent in overseeing the use of mobile devices within their enterprise. Having a strong understanding of the course material should help an IT professional pass the CMDSP certification exam, earning him/her the certificate and credential as an expert on mobile device security.


CMDSP Pillars of Knowledge


1. Mobile Device Hardware and Industry Overview

This is a working understanding of how smartphone and tablet hardware work.

2. Mobile Operating Systems

This is an in depth understanding of the software that is installed and running on a mobile device – this includes operating systems and apps from app stores.

3. Mobile Connectivity and Network Usage

This domain covers all aspects of communication from the device to the outside world – cellular communication, WIFI, Bluetooth, as well as NFC (Near Field communication), and even communication while a mobile device is tethered and cabled to another computer.

4. Mobile Administrator Job Functions and Requirements

This domain covers all the responsibilities and tools necessary to run a Mobile support IT Division within an organization. This includes EMM, MDM, and MAM training.


CMDSP Test Offered Around the World


The CMDSP test is offered in over 700 locations around the globe. The test is comprised of 75 questions covering the four pillars of knowledge.

In order to become a CMDSP the candidate must score 80% or higher.


Who Should Take CMDSP Course


Mobile Device Management


Network Administrators

Mobility Architects

Security Administrators





To be eligible for the CMDSP®, a candidate must score in the following categories:

Experience – Total of 3 or more points

  • 1 point for each year of relevant job experience
  • 1 point for a relevant certification (max 1)
  • 1 point for a relevant formal education degree related to IT (Associates, Bachelors, or Masters)

Domain Knowledge – Total of 28 points or more

  • Mobile Hardware Knowledge – Maximum 10 points

Different devices have different features on their hardware. Some are equipped with cameras while others are equipped with sensors. CMDSP candidates must have a strong understanding of the different types of existing mobile devices and be able to distinguish between each device’s hardware features. They must demonstrate how differences in design can lead to different security risks and problems.

  • Mobile Operating System Knowledge –Maximum 10 points

The operating systems act as the core of mobile devices’ function. It is crucial for a mobile device security professional to understand the different components that make up the operating system, what kind of operating systems each mobile device uses, and the code used to enable Mobile Apps residing on the phone to perform app functions. He/She must also know the vulnerabilities that exist within the operating system, and how these vulnerabilities can be exploited. The CMDSP exam will test candidates’ knowledge of the OS, particularly for the two most popular systems: the iOS and Android.

  • Mobile Connectivity Knowledge –Maximum 10 points

This domain will cover the ways that devices communicate with other mobile devices, computers, and the wider Internet. It will also cover data connections with cloud environments, cellular data, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other networking tools. An understanding of each network system and its architecture is a bedrock fundamental to a CMDSP.

  • Job Experience Managing Mobile Devices –Maximum 10 points

Mobile IT management within Organizations. Managing mobile devices in an enterprise setting is important. This domain covers knowledge of how to securely manage and utilise fleets of employee devices in an enterprise. This includes policies such as “bring your own device,” and other common ways and means of how mobile devices are used among enterprises. Any Mobile Strategy initiatives within an organisation to help make an organisation more mobile or better utilise mobile computing devices for business purposes is pertinent. CMDSP candidates should know which strategies and policies to implement in particular settings to protect and manage enterprise operations and data.


Course Details



Cost: €1795 per 2 day course

Location: Sandyford, Dublin 18.

Next courses dates: 

  • 16th and 17th of December 
  • 20th and 21st of January 
  • 4th & 5th of February



Cost: £1795 per 2 day course

Location & Dates:

  • London: 27th and 28th of January 
  • Edinburgh: 9th & 10th of February
  • Belfast: 24th & 25th of February




TechFire Meeting


CWSI and MobileIron hosted a TechFire event on 11th November at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin.

It was very interesting meeting, where we get a chance to discuss the journey to be a Mobile First enterprise. 

Thanks to all who attended the event, we're already looking forward to the next one.


Burning question: Are you managing devices when you should be managing mobility?

Enterprise mobility has moved far beyond 'bring your own device'. In fact, devices are merely an element of an enterprise mobility strategy.

According to analysts, enterprise mobility management (EMM) is moving more toward the context of a workplace strategy, where the management of all endpoints and applications is integrated, delivering access to tools and data wherever needed, enabling enterprise multi-screen usage, with whatever device is at hand. As part of a wider strategy, enterprise mobility can deliver appropriate, flexible, secure access as required — with the focus on value to the business, not managing devices

TechFire, in association with CWSI and MobileIron, will explore the new generation of EMM tools and techniques that release the value of smart, connected devices, secure access and strategy-aligned data, to ensure your enterprise is driving mobility, and not being driven by devices.

Raj Mallempati, VP Product & International Marketing, MobileIron discussing new Enterprise Architecture

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In the Press


CWSI partners with Appthority for risk management in enterprise mobility

Managed risk solution addresses new apps and updates


Mobile IT integrator and security company CWSI has established a partnership with mobile app risk management company Appthority that will allow it to offer a managed solution for App Risk Management (ARM) which includes initial app estate audit and ongoing reporting on all apps within the enterprise.

The ARM service will also monitor the behaviour of new release updates for all apps on both corporate and employee owned devices.

The dramatic increase in employee use of mobile apps has resulted in a rise in a corresponding rise in information security and corporate data risks, said Ronan Murphy, CEO, CWSI.  “With millions of mobile apps to choose from, and employees installing or updating hundreds of thousands of apps every day, it’s been impossible for IT mobility and security teams to keep up with potential threats, until now. We are also seeing data leakage via mainstream applications on employee devices which organisations are struggling with.”

The Appthority solution mitigates these risks by enabling enterprise IT to automate the collection, analysis, and risk remediation of employee mobile apps that threaten company data and/or violate compliance policies for information security. The CWSI said that its partnership with Appthority will identify, expose and eliminate mobile app risk to the enterprise before it becomes a business-critical issue or crisis.

Organisations that struggle with resourcing an approved app catalogue now have a solution that can be easily managed on an ongoing basis, eliminating use of risky apps on a trust score scale where needed, saving resource time and mitigating risk.

CWSI said that it will deliver these solutions to the government and enterprise market in Ireland and provide them with the tools they need to innovate in a changing mobile environment.

“This partnership with Appthority forms part of our strategic programme to develop partnerships with world leading technology companies for the benefit of our clients,” said Murphy.

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Mobile-Aware IT Service Management


Together, MobileIron and ServiceNow are delivering integrated, mobile-aware IT service management (ITSM) that helps IT accelerate mobile deployments and empower end users to manage their own devices.​


With the exponential growth of enterprise mobility, IT organizations need a way to onboard, track, and manage both personal and corporate-owned mobile devices. This is especially important for accelerating mobile rollouts and reducing the number of incidents to manage. IT also needs to maintain an accurate account of company-owned assets vs. personal devices on the corporate network.

To meet these critical needs, MobileIron has integrated with ServiceNow to deliver mobile-aware IT service management. With this integration, mobile device management is part of the existing ServiceNow employee self-service application and gives IT complete visibility and control across all IT assets. MobileIron is the first and only enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider to integrate directly with ServiceNow to provide IT service management capabilities for mobile devices.


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If so, you will need to secure your high-value data with an enterprise-grade identity management solution. Earlier this year, we announced the industry’s first privileged identity management solution for Big Data to protect against hackers targeting your massive volumes of sensitive and regulated data.

Now, we’re excited to share that Centrify’s Big Data ecosystem has expanded, broadening the security coverage of Big Data infrastructures by including strategic partnerships and certified integrations with leading NoSQL vendors.

Centrify, in partnership with Couchbase, DataStax and MongoDB delivers enterprise-grade solutions that are fully integrated, documented and certified to secure even the most complex environments by connecting your NoSQL clusters to your existing Active Directory infrastructure.

Learn more about how Centrify’s Privileged Identity Management solutions can streamline authentication, authorization and auditing of access across your Big Data environments today.



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