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 included IBITGQ Certified Cyber Security Foundation (C CS F) exam on the first attempt.
The course content is aligned with CyBOK v1.1 . Approved by the NCSC, CyBOK defines and codifies the foundational knowledge required for a cyber security professional.
This Foundation-level training focuses on building the introductory knowledge associated with the CyBOK categories:
It also prepares candidates to pass the CIISEC ICSF (Information & Cyber Security Foundation) qualification. Please see CIISEC ICSF for further information on registering for the exam.
The course covers the following topics:
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
Taught by a cyber security consultant with extensive management and technical experience of helping organisations of all sizes deliver effective cyber security programmes.
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.”
“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.”
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 develop your career.
Completion of this course is mandatory for taking the next step on your training journey by booking on the Certified Cyber Security Practitioner Training Course .
Please note that you can attend both courses and save 15% by booking the Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course .
This course is an essential component of the following learning paths:
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What does this course cover?
Module 1 – Understanding cyber security fundamentals
Module 2 – Information security and governance
Module 3 – Threat, vulnerability, risk assessment and management
Module 4 – Understanding security controls
Module 5 – Information security frameworks
Module 6 – The security lifecycle
Module 7 – The need for operational compliance
What’s included in this course?
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
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:
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.
This course is equivalent to:
What qualifications will I receive?
Certified Cyber Security Foundation (C CS F).
This course is accredited by IBITGQ ( International Board for IT Governance Qualifications )
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?
Do I need to bring proof of identity?
Participants must provide a form of phot