Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course

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Training course outline

It is widely accepted that it is not a case of if but when an organisation will suffer a cyber attack. You and your staff need the knowledge and skills to be able to deal with the threat of cyber attacks and to minimise the disruption to your organisation.

The Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course consists of the Certified Cyber Security Foundation (one-day) and Practitioner (four-day) training courses.

This unique training programme provides:

  • An introduction to cyber security, the threat landscape, threat intelligence, legal, regulatory and contractual obligations, and incident response;
  • Comprehensive knowledge necessary to protect your organisation from an array of cyber threats while operating within appropriate legal, regulatory and contractual frameworks;
  • An understanding of how to deliver infrastructure, application, information and operational security by implementing appropriate technical and organisational controls; and
  • The skills required to deal with cyber security incidents and understand the basic principles of evidence collection and digital forensics.

  • COVID-19: remote delivery options

    We would like to reassure our clients that all training courses will go ahead as scheduled during the current COVID-19 situation. As a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online. Please also refer to our COVID-19 policy.

    Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course benefits

    Designed by experts

    We’re an acknowledged leader in cyber and information security with years of practical, hands-on experience.

    Delivered by professionals

    Gain knowledge of the practical application of cyber security from an experienced cyber security consultant.

    Gain practical experience

    Use tools and real-life examples to understand how to apply cyber security controls.

    Build your career in cyber security

    Achieve IBITGQ Certified Cyber Security Foundation (C CS F) and Practitioner (C CS P) qualifications.

    Hands-on study

    Participate in group discussions and practical exercises, and explore case studies throughout the course.

    Learn from anywhere

    Choose whether you attend Live Online or in person at one of our training venues in Ely and London.

    Who should attend this course?

    This course is aimed at individuals who wish to develop a successful career in cyber security implementation, operations or management.

    It is particularly suitable for those with a good understanding of wireless networks, routers, switches, firewalls and any other network components.

    These individuals could be:

  • Network administrators
  • Database administrators
  • Cloud architects
  • IT helpdesk staff
  • IT managers

  • Your Learning Path

    Find out how the Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course will enhance your knowledge and help you start or boost your career.

    The Certified Cyber Security Foundation (C CS F) and Practitioner (C CS P) courses are essential components of the following learning paths:

  • Cyber Security roles
  • Information Security roles

  • Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • We’re internationally recognised as the authority on ISO 27001 – Our team led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project, and since then we have trained more than 8,000 professionals on information security management system (ISMS) implementations and audits.
  • Learn from anywhere – as a company that fully embraces flexible and remote working, we have adjusted our delivery methods to allow you to learn from anywhere. Our Classroom / Live Online delivery option enables you to attend either in person or online.
  • Pass first time or train again for free – we have trained more than 17,000 people and we’re confident you’ll pass with us first time. If you don’t, we’ll train you again for free.*
  • Choose the method that suits you – we offer classroom, instructor-led online, self-paced online, e-learning and in-house training options.
  • Access your training anywhere – all our course materials are provided as a digital copy, allowing you to access them anywhere and at any time. Documents will be made available 20 days before your course.
  • Business solutions to suit you – whether you’re a multinational wanting us to manage all your training needs or a small business wishing to boost your workforce skills, we offer a range of training solutions.

  • Course details

    What does this training course cover?

    Certified Cyber Security Foundation covers:

  • What is cyber security?
  • The threat landscape
  • Legal, regulatory and contractual obligations
  • Threat intelligence
  • Malware
  • Humans and social engineering
  • Phishing
  • Password security
  • Mobile device security
  • Web application security
  • Social media security
  • Remote working – covering travel and home working
  • An introduction to risk management
  • Security standards and frameworks
  • Security in the Cloud (ISO 27018)
  • Incident response
  • Business continuity
  • Supply chain security

  • Certified Cyber Security Practitioner covers:

  • The basic principles of information security, governance and management.
  • Applying threat assessment and information risk management in an organisation.
  • The requirements, concepts and benefits of using enterprise information security architecture.
  • Auditing and compliance testing.
  • The principles involved in operational security management.
  • How to organise incident management, investigation and digital forensics tasks.
  • The legal and regulatory instruments of protection, privacy and identity management.
  • Business continuity, disaster recovery planning and information security.

  • What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • The Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner exams.
  • A certificate of attendance.

  • What equipment do I need?

    You will need a laptop for the duration of your course and exams. Our course materials include an interactive PDF and an online quiz tool for knowledge testing. Full details on how to access each exam are provided by email 1–2 days before the exam dates.

    Course duration and times

    Day 1: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Day 2: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Day 3: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
    Day 4: 9:15 am – 5:00 pm
    Day 5: 9:15 am – 4:30 pm

    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?

    There are no formal entry requirements.

    Is there any recommended reading?

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

  • Information Security Management Principles – Third Edition

  • Exams and qualifications

    Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner exams

    Candidates will take the following ISO 17024-certificated IBITGQ exams:

  • C CS F
  • C CS P

  • Both exams consist of 40 multiple-choice questions, with a pass mark of 65%. There is no extra charge for either exam.

    This course is equivalent to:


    CPD points

    What qualifications will I receive?

    Certified Cyber Security Foundation (C CS F) and Certified Cyber Security Practitioner (C CS P).


    The Certified Cyber Security Foundation course is accredited by IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) and CIISec (Chartered Institute of Information Security) . The course meets the following CIISec knowledge areas: Level 1: A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1, C3, D2, E1, F2, G1, G2, H1 and H2, and Level 2: B2, B3 and H3.

    IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) is a personnel certification body that certifies individuals in the field of 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 throughout the world.

    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 given immediately after completing the exams. Confirmed results will be issued within ten working days with your certificate(s) to your email address.

    Do I need to bring proof of identity?

    Candidates must bring a form of photographic ID with them 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

    Wherever you are in the world, you can now attend an IT Governance online course, and get the full benefit of a classroom session.

    To make your life as easy as possible, we offer 3 ways to attend an instructor-led course:


    Our instructor-led courses are hosted at professional training centres located in major cities across the UK.

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    Live Online

    Our instructor-led Live Online courses are hosted and delivered live by one of our 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 by joining the classroom course online.

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    The benefits of learning from anywhere

  • Choosing an online option means you save on travel, parking, hotels and other fees.
  • Learn and obtain a professional certification from the comfort of your home.
  • Our courses use the latest conferencing technology that is compatible with all devices.
  • Our trainers focus on maximising audience participation and getting the most out of our online attendees.
  • All trainers have been hand-picked for their technical and practical expertise.
  • You have full control over your course booking, meaning you can edit delegate details, course dates and any special requirements.
  • Our Classroom / Live Online courses give you the full experience of a classroom course, whether you attend in person or to join the classroom online from your home or office.

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