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

    All courses hold accreditations from IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) and CIISec (The Chartered Institute of Information Security), satisfying CIISec Knowledge Areas requirements at Level 1: A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B1, C3, D2, E1, F2, G1, G2, H1 and H2, and Level 2: B2, B3, and H3.

    As a premier personnel certification body, IBITGQ specialises in certifying individuals who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in IT governance practices.

    IBITGQ maintains accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard, a globally recognised benchmark for conformity assessment. Accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) further underscores the course's commitment to meeting stringent certification requirements.

    ISO 17024 certification is esteemed within the industry and universally acknowledged by employers worldwide. By aligning with this standard, our course ensures that your qualifications are not only recognised but also highly valued by employers across diverse sectors.

    Upon successful completion of the course, you have the opportunity to validate your professional expertise by registering your qualification on the esteemed IBITGQ/ GASQ successful candidate register. This platform serves as a testament to your commitment to excellence in IT governance, setting you apart as a distinguished professional in the field.

    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

    Learn your way with our flexible delivery methods

    We want you to learn, qualify and progress, and we are committed to providing learning options for all scenarios: deadline-driven, career-orientated, company-wide or interest-led.

    Instructor-led public courses

    Structured learning, with clear direction and guidance from expert practitioners:

  • Focused learning
  • Delivered by expert practitioners
  • Peer support
  • In-the-moment insights


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    Self-paced online learning

    Learn and absorb material in a way that works for you:

  • Study at your own pace
  • Cost-effective
  • Bite-sized learning
  • Fits around you


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    Unique blended learning courses

    The most effective learning method for professionals:

  • Work around lifestyle challenges
  • A more manageable programme
  • Tailored, mastery-based learning
  • Better learning outcomes


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    In-house and corporate training

    Learning as a team and building a culture of awareness:

  • Unique to you
  • Peace of mind
  • Improve teamwork
  • Maximise your budget


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    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).

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