Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner Self-Paced Online Combination Training Course

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Training course outline

The Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner Self-Paced Online Combination Training Course consists of the Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner self-paced online training courses.

The course covers:

  • Key cyber security terms and definitions;
  • The basic principles of information security governance and management;
  • Applying threat assessment and information risk management;
  • The requirements, concepts and benefits of implementing secure systems using enterprise information security architecture;
  • The principles involved in operational security;
  • Cyber security incident management and the basic principles of evidence collection and digital forensics;
  • The principal legal and regulatory instruments of protection, privacy and identity management policies and processes; and
  • How business continuity, disaster recovery planning and information security contribute to business resilience.


  • Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner Self-Paced Online Combination Training Course benefits:

    Bite-sized learning

    Pre-recorded online course enabling you to learn in easy, manageable, bite-sized chunks.

    Study at your own pace

    Learn at a time, place and pace that suits you.

    Learning support

    Comes with a learner guide to be read alongside the video modules.

    Test your knowledge

    Knowledge-check questions at the end of each module help you gauge what you’ve learned.

    Designed by experts

    Designed by acknowledged leaders in the cyber security and information security industry.

    Delivered by professionals

    Taught by a real-world practitioner with extensive experience of delivering effective cyber security programmes to organisations worldwide.

    Who should attend this course?

    This course is aimed at individuals who have two or more years’ experience in IT and wish to develop a successful career in cyber security implementation or operations.

    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


  • Your Learning Path

    Find out how the Certified Cyber Security Foundation and Practitioner training courses will help you start or enhance your knowledge and career.

    These 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.


  • * Terms and conditions apply.

    Course details

    What does this training course cover?

  • Key cyber security terms and definitions.
  • The cyber threat landscape and threat intelligence.
  • Cyber security-related legal, regulatory and contractual obligations.
  • Basic principles of information security, governance and management.
  • Applying threat assessment and information risk management in an organisation.
  • Requirements, concepts and benefits of using enterprise information security architecture.


  • Understand auditing and compliance testing.
  • Principles involved in operational security management.
  • How to organise incident management, investigation and digital forensics tasks.
  • 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).
  • Access to our LMS (learning management system) for one year.
  • A Certified Cyber Security Foundation (C CS F) exam voucher (if purchased).
  • A Certified Cyber Security Practitioner (C CS P) exam voucher (if purchased).
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • A monthly security bulletin from our information security experts to keep you up to date with the latest threats. To see an example, click here .


  • Please note that this course can be purchased with or without the exams as required.

    What equipment do I need?

    You will need a computer and a webcam for the duration of this course.

    Course duration and times

    The self-paced online courses consist of modules of pre-recorded videos and exercises, which are available at any time for one year.

    Are there any prerequisites for this course?

    While there are no formal entry requirements for this course, all participants should have a good understanding of wireless networks, routers, switches and firewalls.

    Is there any recommended reading?

    We recommend purchasing and reading 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 and Practitioner exams

    Candidates take the Certified Cyber Security Foundation (C CS F) and Certified Cyber Security Practitioner (C CS P) exams 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:

    35

    CPD points

    What qualifications will I receive?

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

    Accreditation

    Both courses are accredited by IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) and CIISec (Chartered Institute of Information Security).

    IBITGQ is a personnel certification body that certifies individuals in the field of IT governance. It 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 available immediately on completion of the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • 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.


  • 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 for the exam.

    Ways to learn

    Fulfilment of your self-paced online training course

    After you have completed your order, you will receive a sales receipt and a “Thank you for your order” confirmation email. This email will ask you to provide essential participant information and gives instructions on how to access your course. If you don’t receive this email, please check your junk folder.

    Participant information

    You must provide the requested participant information, including a valid email address. This applies whether you have made the booking for yourself or on behalf of someone.

    Please check this information is correct before submitting, as you are unable to change the participant’s email address once it has been added to our system.

    Accessing the course

    If you are a new customer, you will receive an email from noreply@grcelearning.com with instructions on how to access the LMS (learning management system). If you or other participants do not receive this email, please check your junk folders.

    If you have accessed the LMS previously, please log in using your credentials. You can access the LMS at any time from your
    My Account page .

    Once you have logged in to the LMS, you can download the course material immediately.

    Exams

    Important information: Please read our examination guide before scheduling your exam.

    All exams are delivered online using an automated proctor system managed by GASQ on behalf of IBITGQ ( International Board for IT Governance Qualifications ).

    What you need

    When you’re ready to take your exam, please log in to your My Account page, scroll down to the ‘Self-paced online training courses’ section and click the ‘Course completed’ button. A member of our team will be in touch to provide details of your exam booking procedure.

    Exam candidates are required to have:

  • A desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone;
  • Google Chrome browser installed;
  • Photo ID such as a student card, ID card or driver’s licence;
  • A tablet or smartphone with a camera (optional – but required for some courses); and
  • A stable Wi-Fi Internet connection with a minimum upload speed of 1.5 Mbps.


  • Please see our examination guide for exact specifications.

    Scheduling your exam

    You are required to book your exam online at least 96 hours before the exam date.

    Please be aware that you can reschedule your exam once (if needed) at least 48 hours before your booked exam date for no additional charge.

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