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Certified Data Protection Officer

Why should you attend?

The Certified Data Protection Officer training course enables you to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to effectively implement and manage a compliance framework with regard to the protection of personal data.

After mastering all the necessary concepts of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” credential. By holding a PECB Certified Data Protection Officer Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to assist organizations in applying data protection laws and regulations.

Who should attend?

  • Project managers or consultants seeking to prepare and support an organization in planning, implementing, and maintaining a compliance program based on the GDPR
  • DPO and Senior Managers responsible for the personal data protection of an enterprise and the management of its risks
  • Members of an information security, incident management and business continuity team
  • Expert advisors involved in security of personal data
  • Technical experts and compliance experts seeking to prepare for a Data Protection Officer role

Learning objectives

  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the basic concepts and components of the Data Protection Regulation
  • Understand the goal, content of and the correlation between the General Data Protection Regulation and other regulatory frameworks
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques for the effective protection of data
  • Interpret the data protection requirements in the specific context of an organization
  • Develop the expertise to support an organization to plan, implement, manage, monitor and maintain ongoing compliance to the GDPR

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both the Regulation and best practices
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples
  • Practical exercises include examples and real case discussions
  • Practice exercises are similar to the Certification Exam

Prerequisites

A fundamental understanding of the GDPR and primary knowledge of the present data protection legal requirements.

Course agenda

Day 1: Introduction to the GDPR and initiation of the GDPR Compliance

Day 2: Plan the implementation of the GDPR

Day 3: Deploying the GDPR

Day 4: Monitoring and continuous improvement of GDPR compliance

Day 5: Certification Exam

Examination

The “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Data Protection Concepts and Rights of the Data Subject

Domain 2: Data controllers, processors and the DPO

Domain 3: Planning the GDPR compliance project

Domain 4: Data Protection Impact Assessment and Privacy Impact Assessment

Domain 5: Data Protection Measures and Approaches

Domain 6: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of the GDPR compliance project

For more information about CDPO exam details and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Examination Rules and Policies.

Certification

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about Data Protection Officer certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for PECB Data Protection Certifications are:

Credential Exam Professional experience DPMS project experience Other requirements
PECB Certified Provisional Data Protection Officer PECB Certified Data Protection Officer Exam None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified Data Protection Officer PECB Certified Data Protection Officer Exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of work experience in Data Protection Data Protection activities: a total of 300 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

To be considered valid, these implementation activities should follow best implementation practices and include the following activities:

  1. Drafting a Data Protection plan
  2. Initiating a Data Protection implementation
  3. Implementing a Data Protection Policy
  4. Monitoring and managing a Data Protection implementation
  5. Performing continual improvement measures

General Information

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free  


5
Training Days
31
CPD Certification
(Credits)
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Exam
3
Exam Duration hours
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Retake Exam
Language : English
Type : Classroom
Certification Fees: Included in the exam
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