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Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation and Practitioner Combination Course

Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation and Practitioner Combination Course

SKU: 4779

Learn from the experts how to meet the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Gain knowledge of the Regulation, a practical understanding of the tools and methods for implementing and managing an effective compliance framework, and how to fulfill the role of the role of data protection officer (DPO).


Learn from the experts how to achieve full compliance with the EU GDPR


Five days.


Boston, Massachusetts.


Classroom sessions from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Achieve the EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P) qualifications (both ISO 17024-certificated). The online exams are included in the course.

Combo course package: You save 15% on each course.

How to Book:

Simply book online to receive your booking confirmation and full joining instructions within 48 hours. We accept purchase orders from local authorities, government departments and other public-sector organizations, and will consider account facilities for large corporate customers. See our payment options page for details.

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The Certified EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination training course consists of the Certified EU GDPR Foundation (one-day) and Practitioner (four-day) training courses. This unique training program provides a comprehensive introduction to the requirements of the GDPR, and a practical guide to planning, implementing, and maintaining a GDPR compliance program. It also enables attendees to fulfill the role of DPO.

Delivered by an experienced data protection consultant, this course is built on the foundations of our extensive practical experience advising on the implementation of compliance with data privacy laws and related information security standards such as ISO 27001.


Accredited qualification

The course also supports professional development: attendees who pass the included online exams are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR F and EU GDPR P qualifications by IBITGQ. It is also accredited by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and satisfies the IISP Skills Framework requirements at Level 1: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B1, and C2.

The Certified EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination course includes:

Certified EU GDPR Foundation Training Course

This Foundation-level course provides a complete introduction to the GDPR, and an overview of the key implementation and compliance activities.

What will you learn on this course?

  • Essential GDPR background and terminology
  • The six data protection principles
  • Special categories of personal data
  • The rights of data subjects, including data access requests
  • Controllers and processors
  • Data protection by design
  • Securing personal data
  • Reporting data breaches
  • How to conduct a data protection impact assessment (DPIA)
  • The role of the data protection officer (DPO)
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU
  • EU–US Privacy Shield
  • The powers of supervisory authorities


Certified EU GDPR Practitioner Training Course

This Practitioner-level course is focused on equipping attendees with the knowledge and skills to implement and manage an effective privacy and information security compliance program under the GDPR, and fulfill the role of the role of DPO.

The course takes a practical approach, using:

  • A real-life case study to demonstrate best practices and methodologies
  • A DPIA tool to help assess and address privacy risks
  • A GDPR compliance gap assessment tool to help prepare a compliance plan


What will you learn?

  • The role of the DPO
  • What constitutes personal data
  • Accountability, the privacy compliance framework, and a personal information management system
  • Lessons to be learned from common data security failures
  • The six data protection principles – how to apply them and demonstrate compliance
  • Security of personal data
  • Organizational risk management frameworks
  • Legal requirements for a DPIA
  • How to conduct a DPIA with a DPIA tool
  • Why and how to conduct a data mapping exercise
  • The rights of data subjects
  • Giving and withdrawing consent
  • Handling data subject access requests
  • The roles of controllers and processors, and the relationship between them
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU, and the mechanisms for compliance
  • How to become GDPR compliant using a compliance gap assessment tool


Course materials include:

  • A real-life case study
  • A DPIA tool
  • A GDPR compliance gap assessment tool
  • Course slides

The tools are included free of charge for all attendees to use in the workplace.


IBITGQ examinations

Attendees take the EU GDPR F and EU GDPR P online exams: 60-minute and 90-minute multiple-choice exams, both certificated by IBITGQ. There is no extra charge for these exams. This course also supports continued professional development programs by qualifying attendees for 35 CPD/CPE credits.

Please note that all EU GDPR Foundation and Practitioner exams are now online exams, so you will need to bring a ‘pop-up enabled’ laptop/tablet to the venue. Full details on how to access the exam will be provided by email 12 days before sitting the exam. All other IBITGQ exams will follow the above format from January 1, 2018.


Who should attend this course?

  • Business directors or managers who want to understand how the requirements of the GDPR will affect their organization
  • Managers involved in or responsible for GDPR compliance, such as:
    • Privacy managers
    • Data protection managers
    • Information security managers
    • IT managers
    • Project managers
    • Corporate governance managers
    • Risk and compliance managers
    • General or privacy counsels
    • Finance, HR, or marketing managers
  • Individuals with a basic knowledge of data protection regulation and practices who are looking to develop their career with a professional qualification


Are there entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements.

Please note that attendees must pass the EU GDPR F exam before they can be awarded the EU GDPR P qualification.


Additional information

The course includes:

  • Comprehensive course material
  • The EU GDPR F and EU GDPR P online exams
  • A certificate of attendance
  • A guarantee that it will run: we never cancel a course


You may also be interested in:

  • Our GDPR in-house training services. Contact us for more information on (877) 317-3454.


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