Phoenix TS

eMASS Direct User Training

Course Overview

The 5-day, instructor-led eMass Direct User training is designed to teach students to fully navigate the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service application to support the creation, assessment, and authorization of a completed A&A package. By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of eMass in the DoD’s Risk Management Framework
  • Define eMass implementation of the authorization process
  • Provide in-depth explanations of eMass features
  • Operate through eMass to achieve a completed RMF A&A package

Due to the nature of this course and the sensitivity of eMass, this class can only be run at the clients location. Clients must have the ability to connect to the .mil network in order to access the BETA version of eMass.


Currently, there are no public classes scheduled. Please contact a Phoenix TS Training Consultant to discuss hosting a private class at 240-667-7757.


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Course Outline

What is eMass?

  • What does eMass do?
  • Why is eMass important?
  • eMass system enhancements
  • eMass roles
  • Access eMass
  • eMass Home
  • eMass Logo and Helps a
  • Instructions and filter options
  • Error messages

Authorization Process Part 1 – New System Registration

  • Authorization overview
  • New registration overview
  • Registration step 1: System Profile Information
  • Registration step 2a: Control Selection
  • Registration step 2b: Manage Controls
  • Registration step 3: Inheritance
  • Registration step 4: Roles
  • Registration step 5: Review and Submit
  • Resume registration

Authorization Process Part 2 – Import Packages, Templates, and System Migration

  • System export
  • Package import
  • Template import
  • Managing the POA&M
  • Template import scenario
  • System migration
  • System migration additional information

Authorization Process Part 3 – Manage a System

  • Authorization overview
  • System Management – System main controls tab
  • Asset manager
  • Implementation plan
  • Risk assessment
  • POA&M
  • Artifacts tab
  • Assessing security controls
  • Reports
  • Package tab
  • System Management – Personnel
  • System Management – Inheritance
  • System Management tab

Authorization Process Part 4 – Manage a Package

  • Managing authorization package
  • Submit a package
  • Review a package
  • Apply an assessment decision
  • Apply an authorization determination
  • Digital signature

System Administration

  • Navigating admin functions
  • Search users
  • Pending users
  • Groups
  • Organization
  • Lookup tables
  • Communcations
  • Email scenario
  • Workflow
  • STIGs


  • Access reports
  • Categories of reports
  • Generate reports

Hands-On Labs

  • Analyze RMF control sets
  • Analyze Sample SSP
  • Document your IA structure
  • Create documentation to support Sample SSP
  • Load artifacts into eMass
  • Analyze artifacts
  • Analysis, upload, and process an entire A&A process
  • Create IATT/IATO/ATO/DATA MfR issuance for fellow students

eMass Direct User Training FAQs

Are there requirements to take eMass Direct User training?

Yes, students need to have access to a government computing system with an associated CAC and reader.

How will students be sure their computing systems meet the requirements of the eMass Direct User training?

The Phoenix TS operations team will make sure all systems to be used during the course is properly set up and conigured for a seamless 5 days of instruction and practice in the eMass application.

Who is eMass Direct User training for?

– Active duty, GS, and government contractors with roles in the Information Assurance chain
– IAT 1, 2, and 3 levels under DoD 8570/8140
– IAM 1 and 2 levels under DoD 8570/8140
– Information Security Officers
– Information System Security Managers (ISSMs)
– Information System Security Officers (ISSOs)
– Security Control Assessors (SCA-R and SCA-A)
– Project Managers

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