Certified Data Protection Officer

About The Course

Certified Data Protection Officer

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 demonstrate that you thoroughly understand the gap between the General Data Protection Regulation and the current organizational processes including: privacy policies, procedures, working instructions, consent forms, data protection impact assessments, in order to associate organizations in the adoption process to the new regulation.

Course Details

Learning Methods

On-site Training

On-site training will require you to travel to the city the training is held in and may require accommodations. It gives you the advantage to be in the class with other participants and ask questions as needed as well as seek the advice of the trainer when you require help in understanding the topic. You will also be able to take the exam after finishing the training classes which is included in the cost.

Self Study

Self-Study is an excellent opportunity for those that don’t have the time to travel and can work on their own. You get all the materials shipped to you after paying for the course and study it at your own pace in the comfort of your own home or the library. When ready, let us know, and we can book your certification exam in your area. The invigilator may add some extra cost. Contact us with any questions.

Virtual Classroom

The Virtual Classroom is a good option if you prefer to get live training from an experienced and PECB certified trainer but are unable to travel to other locations. We will set the dates and times, and you will log in to the web meeting using the provided link. You will be able to ask questions during class just as if you would be on-site. If the course you are taking, requires an exam you can take it any time after the class, but you will have to get an invigilator in your area which is not included in the course cost. We will be glad to assist with the search if needed. Click the provided button to get more information or call us directly.

If you are an organization looking to train several employees to be certified, please contact us directly for a quote.

Day 1
Introduction to the GDPR and initiation of the GDPR Compliance
  • Course objective and structure
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Fundamental Principles of the GDPR
  • Initiating the GDPR Implementation
  • Understanding the Organization and Clarifying the Data Protection Objectives
  • Analysis of the Existing System
Day 2
Plan the implementation of the GDPR
  • Leadership and approval of the GDPR Compliance Project
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Definition of the Organizational Structure of Data Protection
  • Data Classification
  • Risk Assessment under the GDPR
Day 3
Deploying the GDPR
  • Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
  • Design of Security Controls and Drafting of Specific Policies & Procedures
  • Implementation of Controls
  • Definition of the Document Management Process
  • Communication Plan
  • Training and Awareness Plan
Day 4
Monitoring and continuous improvement of GDPR compliance
  • Operations Management
  • Incident Management
  • Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation
  • Internal Audit
  • Data breaches and corrective actions
  • Continual Improvement
  • Competence, Evaluation and Closing the Training
Day 5
Certification exam

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

Why Should You Attend?
  • Role of Data Protection Officer (DPO) is to ensure and maintain organizational compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).The role is central to organizations ability to develop and implement necessary controls to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR and prevent hefty fines

    • PECB Certified Data Protection Officer training enables professionals develop the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to effectively implement and manage a compliance framework that ensures protection of personal data

      • Professionals taking this course will master all the necessary concepts of GDPR. Additionally, you can get recognition by taking an exam at the end of the course and apply for a “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” credential. By holding a PECB Certified Data Protection Officer Certificate, you will demonstrate that you thoroughly understand the gap between the General Data Protection Regulation and the current organizational processes including privacy policies, procedures, working instructions, consent forms, data protection impact assessments, in order to associate organizations in the adoption process to the new regulation

      Who Should Attend?
      • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of the new procedures and adoption of the new requisites presented in the GDPR, which will come into force and effect by the 25th May 2018
        • 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 in security of personal data
              • Technical experts and compliance experts wanting to prepare for a Data Protection Officer job
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the history of personal data protection in Europe
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and approaches required for the effective alignment with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Understand the new requirements that the General Data Protection Regulation brings for EU organizations and non-EU organizations and when it is necessary to implement them
  • Acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in assessing the implementation of these new requirements
  • Learn how to manage a team implementing the GDPR
  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations how to manage personal data
  • Acquire the expertise for analysis and decision making in the context of personal data protection
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
Exam
  • 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 exam details, please visit 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:

  • Drafting a Data Protection plan

  • Initiating a Data Protection implementation

  • Implementing a Data Protection Policy

  • Monitoring and managing a Data Protection implementation

  • Performing continual improvement measures

Course Dates and Venues
Date Location Address Location City/State Location Country Learning Mode Price
Self-Study $1345.00
Virtual Classes $2345.00
TBD 180 Maiden Lane New York, NY USA On-site Training $2945.00
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