Certified Cyber Security Foundation Training Course

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  • The industry-leading course for anyone looking to start a career in cyber security.
  • Train with cyber security experts for a complete introduction to the cyber threat landscape, cyber security-related law, and incident response.
  • Study from anywhere with our Live Online and Self-Paced options and keep travel and costs down. Learn more .
  • Fully accredited by IBITGQ and (CIISec) Chartered Institute of Information Security.
  • Successful completion of this one-day course and included exam awards the Certified Cyber Security Foundation (C CS F) qualification and 7 CPD/CPE points.

  • Training course outline

    This fully accredited, one-day training course provides a comprehensive introduction to current cyber security threats and the measures required to mitigate the risks associated with cyber attacks. It also prepares you to pass the IBITGQ Certified Cyber Security Foundation (C CS F) exam on the first attempt.

    The foundation certificate in cyber security certificate covers:

  • Key cyber security terms and definitions;
  • The cyber threat landscape and threat intelligence;
  • Cyber security-related legal, regulatory and contractual obligations;
  • Different types of malware, including ransomware, botnets and zero-day threats;
  • Securing remote working;
  • Human and social engineering;
  • Key Cloud security issues; and
  • Incident response.

  • COVID-19: remote delivery options

    We want to reassure our clients that all training courses will go ahead as scheduled during the current COVID-19 situation. We have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option lets you attend either in person or online. Please also refer to our COVID-19 policy.

    Certified Cyber Security Foundation course benefits

    Designed by experts

    We’re acknowledged leaders in cyber and information security with years of hands-on experience.

    Delivered by professionals

    Real-world professionals show you how to tackle cyber security from start to finish.


    Learn about cyber security through group work, exercises and case studies.

    Learn from anywhere

    Attend Live Online or in person at one of our UK training venues.

    See what our previous learners think about this course

    “Andy delivered the course exceptionally and was consistently making sure everyone was up to pace. Absolutely brilliant stuff. Thank you Andy you were brilliant, you explained everything clearly and it was a great experience. I know I can go away with a lot more confidence than I came with.”

    - Anonymous

    “I'm really glad our company enrolled us for this course. A real eye-opener. Everyone needs to do this course. Andrew Snow did a great job. Trainer Andrew Snow knew his stuff. He delivered very well. Glad I did this. I learned a lot. I'm even more OCD than I thought I was!”

    - Nicky Keeley, Head of Cyber Security Oversight, Civil Aviation Authority

    "Andrew was very good at communicating the material and adding other relevant topics around those points. The pace was good and time wise was very efficient.”

    - Mark Stalling, Justice Trax

    “I thought the trainer Daniel had a great pace and interesting tone so it wasn’t boring to listen to. He was very patient as we experienced loads of video sound issues but he didn’t get flustered. Thank you ”

    - Katie Grigg, Service Manager

    “Really enjoyed the course lots of information to take in will be very useful in my data role.”

    - Anonymous

    Who should attend this course?

    This cyber security course is particularly suitable for individuals starting, or wanting to start, a career in cyber security. It will also benefit operational staff, business directors and managers who wish to improve their understanding of cyber security and its impact on their organisation.

    Your Learning Path

    Find out how the Certified Cyber Security Foundation Training Course will help you with your career.

    This course is an essential component of the following learning paths:

  • Cyber Security roles
  • Information Security roles
  • ISO 27001 roles
  • GDPR / Data Privacy roles

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    Course details

    What does this course cover?

  • Cyber security and information security definitions.
  • The cyber threat landscape and impacts on an organisation.
  • Legal, regulatory and contractual obligations.
  • Different types of malware, including ransomware, botnets and zero-day threats.
  • The exploitation of human vulnerabilities.
  • The characteristics of phishing, vishing, smishing and BEC (business email compromise).
  • Password security, authentication, MFA (multifactor authentication) and one-time passwords.

  • The need to protect mobile devices and the risks of BYOD (bring your own device).
  • The role of social media in cyber attacks.
  • How to browse the web safely.
  • Secure remote and home working.
  • The role of cyber threat intelligence.
  • An introduction to risk management.
  • Key Cloud security issues.
  • Supply chain risks.
  • An introduction to incident response.
  • Security standards and frameworks.

  • What’s included in this course?

  • Complete course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • The Certified Cyber Security Foundation exam.
  • A certificate of attendance.

  • What equipment do I need?

    You will need a laptop and a webcam for your course and exam.

    Course duration and times

    Day 1: 9:30am–5:00pm

    Course locations

  • Learn from anywhere with our instructor-led Live Online courses or Classroom / Live Online delivery options. Learn more.
  • Alternatively, you can study in a classroom at one of our venues in London or Ely (Cambridgeshire).

  • Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    This course has no entry requirements, but it is beneficial for attendees to have basic IT knowledge.

    Is there any recommended reading?

    We recommend that you purchase and read the following textbook before the course:

  • The Cyber Security Handbook – Prepare for, respond to and recover from cyber attacks

  • Exams and qualifications

    Certified Cyber Security Foundation exam

    Candidates take the Certified Cyber Security Foundation (C CS F) exam set by IBITGQ ( International Board for IT Governance Qualifications ) at the end of the course.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

  • This course is equivalent to:


    CPD points

    What qualifications will I receive?

    Certified Cyber Security Foundation (C CS F).


    This course is accredited by IBITGQ ( International Board for IT Governance Qualifications ) and CIISec ( Chartered Institute of Information Security ).

    IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) is a personnel certification body that certifies individuals IT governance.

    IBITGQ is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard ( Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons ) by IAS (International Accreditation Service). ISO 17024 is a global, industry-recognised benchmark, and qualifications accredited to this standard are recognised and highly valued by employers worldwide.

    You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualification on the IBITGQ/ GASQ successful candidate register .

    How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • Provisional exam results will be available immediately upon completion of the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from exam date.
  • Certificates for those who pass will be issued within ten working days from the exam date.
  • Results notifications and certificates are sent directly to candidates by the relevant exam board in electronic format. Please note that hard copy exam certificates are not issued.

  • Do I need to bring proof of identity?

    Participants must provide a form of photographic ID as the invigilator may request to check it before the exam.

    Can exams be retaken?

    Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt, you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest.

    Ways to learn

    Learn from anywhere with our range of instructor-led courses

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    We offer three ways to attend an instructor-led course:


    Our instructor-led courses are hosted at professional training centres across the UK.

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    Live Online

    Our instructor-led Live Online courses are hosted and delivered live by expert trainers.

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    Learn from anywhere

    Our instructor-led Classroom / Live Online courses give you the flexibility of attending a classroom course, either in person or online.

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    The benefits of learning from anywhere

  • Save on travel, parking, accommodation and other costs.
  • Get a professional certification from the comfort of your home.
  • Study from any device, thanks to our conferencing technology.
  • Get complete control over your course booking.
  • Benefit from the full experience of a classroom course.

  • Find out more about the benefits of learning from anywhere


    Are there any prerequisites?

    This course has no entry requirements, but it is beneficial for attendees to have basic IT knowledge.

    Who should attend this training course?

    This course is aimed at anyone wanting to start a career in cyber security or progress within their current role.

    How long is this training course?

    One day.

    Does the training course provide support from a live instructor?

    Our classroom and Live Online courses allow you to interact with a live instructor.

    Our self-paced online training courses are recorded versions of our live courses, so interaction is not possible.

    How long until I receive the course confirmation details?

    You can find out everything you need to know about booking and managing your courses online here .

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    Start date Location / delivery
    20 Jun 2022 United Kingdom Book now

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