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Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner Training Course

Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner Training Course

SKU: 5655
  • Train with cybersecurity experts to gain the knowledge required to deliver IT infrastructure, application, information, and operational cybersecurity to your organization.
  • Industry-leading course designed to help you significantly enhance your career prospects as a cybersecurity manager.
  • Fully aligned with CyBOK (Cyber Security Body of Knowledge) v1.1, which is approved by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre).
  • Study from anywhere with our Live Online and self-paced online options and keep travel and costs down. Learn more. 
  • Successful completion of this four-day course and exam awards the Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner (C CS P) qualification and 28 CPD/CPE points.
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Training course outline

This fully accredited, four-day course gives you the skills required to deliver infrastructure, application, information, and operational cybersecurity by implementing appropriate technical and organizational controls. It also prepares you to pass the internationally recognized IBITGQ C CS P exam on the first attempt.

The course content is aligned with CyBOK v1.1. Approved by the NCSC, CyBOK defines and codifies the foundational knowledge required for a cybersecurity professional.

This Practitioner-level training focuses on building the knowledge associated with the CyBOK categories:

  • Attacks and Defenses
  • Systems Security
  • Software and Platform Security
  • Infrastructure Security

The course covers:

  • How to detect and respond to malware attacks and adversarial behavior
  • The concepts of security operations and incident management
  • How security can be ensured at the operating system and hypervisor levels
  • Implementing network and hardware security
  • The prevention, detection, and mitigation of software cyber attacks
  • Web and mobile device cybersecurity

Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner course benefits

 Designed by experts

We’re acknowledged leaders in cybersecurity and information security with years of practical, hands-on experience.

 Delivered by professionals

Taught by a cybersecurity consultant with extensive management and technical experience of helping organizations of all sizes deliver effective cybersecurity programs.

 Gain practical experience

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


Learn about cybersecurity through group work, exercises, and case studies.

  Learn from anywhere

Learn from anywhere with our instructor-led Live Online or self-paced options that allow you to study in your choice of location and keep travel and costs to a minimum.

Who should attend this course?

This course is for people who wish to develop a successful career in cybersecurity management and implementation, especially those who need to improve their technical knowledge of typical cyber attacks and the security controls required at the network, systems, operational, and software levels.

It is particularly appropriate for those with foundational cybersecurity experience who wish to advance their career, and existing IT professionals such as:

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

Your learning path

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

This course is an essential component of the following learning paths:

ISO 27001 learning path

Why choose IT Governance USA for your training needs?

  • Pass first time or train again for free: We have trained more than 28,000 people and we’re confident you’ll pass with us first time. If you don’t, we’ll train you again for free.* 
  • Access your training anywhere: All course materials are available digitally and will be made available 20 days before your course. 
  • Training solutions tailored to your organization: We provide training solutions for multinationals and small businesses. 

* T&Cs apply

Course details

What does this course cover?

  • Typical malware attacks and how to detect and respond to them
  • Adversarial behaviors and the frameworks used to understand malicious operations
  • Fundamental concepts of security operations and incident management
  • Digital forensic techniques and their application
  • Introducing cryptography
  • How security can be ensured at the operating system and hypervisor levels
  • Distributed systems security
  • Authorization, authentication, and accountability, and their relationship with access control
  • Prevention, detection, and mitigation of cyber attacks on software applications
  • Web and mobile device cybersecurity
  • Secure software design and the secure software lifecycle
  • Implementing network security
  • Hardware security and how it is measured and protected
  • Research trends and characteristics in the CPSs (cyber-physical systems) security field
  • Challenges and opportunities of physical layer and telecommunications security

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file)
  • The Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner exam
  • A certificate of attendance

What equipment do I need?

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

Course duration and times

Live Online PDT/PST

  • Day 1: 07:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Day 2: 07:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Day 3: 07:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Day 4: 07:30 am – 3:00 pm

Live Online CDT/CST

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

Live Online EDT/EST

  • Day 1: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Day 2: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Day 3: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Day 4: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Course location

Learn from anywhere with our instructor-led Live Online course.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Before joining this course, you must have passed the Certified Cybersecurity Foundation Training Course and included exam.

Exams and qualifications

Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner exam

Candidates take the Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner (C CS P) exam 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:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner (C CS P).


This course holds accreditation 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 exam date.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the exam date.
  • 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.

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 USA online course and get the full benefit of a classroom session.

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

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:

  • 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 maximizing audience participation and getting the most out of our learners
  • All trainers have been hand-picked for their technical and practical expertise
  • You have full control over your course booking, meaning you can edit learner details, course dates, and any special requirements 

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