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Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Online Combination Training Course

Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner Combination Training Course

SKU: 4781
  • Gain a comprehensive introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to implement an effective compliance program in five-days
  • Train without the travel with our instructor-led online course, giving you all the benefits of classroom study without the hassle, uncertainty and cost of travel
  • Course dates available in both Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Pacific Standard Time (PST)
  • Passing the included exams leads to the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P) qualifications

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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 organisations, and will consider account facilities for large corporate customers. See our payment options page for details.

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Course overview

Training course outline

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 implications and legal requirements of the GDPR
  • A practical guide to planning, implementing, and maintaining a GDPR compliance program.
  • Focus on the application of the Regulation
  • How the data protection principles work in practice
  • The policies and procedures necessary for a privacy and information security compliance program
  • Practical guidance on how to implement an effective privacy and information security compliance program

GDPR Foundation and Pratitioner training course benefits

 Designed by experts

Delivered by an experienced privacy consultant, this training session is built on the foundations of our extensive practical experience delivering data protection support to clients.

 Complete coverage of the GDPR

Gain clear understanding of the main elements of the GDPR, with the ability to gain a deeper understanding by asking the trainer questions during the course

 Real-life examples

You will be given the use of tools and real-life examples in order to understand how the Regulation applies in real-world context

 GDPR certification in five days

Successful completion of the course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR F qualification.


Participate in group discussions, complete practical exercises and examine case studies throughout the course.

 Sound GDPR advice

The course is delivered by an experienced privacy consultant with practical experience. You can ask questions specific to your organisation.

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, and looking to develop their career with a professional qualification.

Why choose IT Governance for your training needs?

  • Experienced, knowledgeable trainers with in-house experience will be able to answer questions with real life examples
  • IT Governance introduced the world’s first certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training course and the only one that’s ISO 17024- certificated
  • We offer more GDPR training dates and locations that anyone else
  • We have trained more than 7,900 professionals on the GDPR

Course details

What does this training course cover?

The Foundation course will cover:

  • Bands of penalties and range of awards for breaches
  • Lawfulness of processing and consent
  • 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 perform a data protection impact assessment (DPIA)
  • The role of the data protection officer (DPO)
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU
  • EU-US Privacy Shield
  • Certification against GDPR
  • The powers of supervisory authorities
  • Lead supervisory authorities
  • The powers of supervisory authorities

The Practitioner course will cover:

  • The role of the data protection officer (DPO)
  • What constitutes personal data
  • Accountability, the privacy compliance framework
  • Lessons to be learned from common data security failures
  • The six data protection principles – how to apply them and demonstrate compliance
  • The security of personal data
  • An organisational risk management framework
  • 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 (DSARs)
  • The roles of controllers and processors, and the relationships between them
  • Transferring personal data outside the EU and the mechanisms for compliance
  • How to become GDPR compliant using a compliance gap assessment tool

What’s included in this course?

  • Course materials
  • The EU GDPR F and EU GDPR P online exams
  • A GDPR compliance gap assessment tool

What equipment should I bring?

Please note that this course is delivered as a WebEx Live Online session at fixed times and on fixed dates throughout the year.

Delegates booked on this course are expected to have a reliable Internet connection at their home or office, on a PC, Mac or laptop. We will check and confirm that you have the WebEx application installed, and that you can correctly log on to our WebEx training centre before the course.

On the last day of the course, you will be invited to take the EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and Practitioner (EU GDPR P) exams.

To sit the online exam, you will need:

  • Internet Explorer 9 (or later) or Mozilla Firefox version 16 (or later)
  • Internet access for the duration of the exam
  • To deactivate the pop-up blocker
  • A working webcam on the machine you are sitting your exam from
  • A Skype account

Course duration and times

9:00 am – 5:00 pm CST each day course is run

CPD/CPE points

This course is equivalent of 35 CPD/CPE points.

Exams and qualifications

GDPR Foundation and Practitioner exams

Participants take the ISO 17024-certificated:

  • EU GDPR F examination, a 60-minute multiple-choice exam; and the
  • EU GDPR P examination, a 90-minute, multiple-choice exam.

Both exams consist of 40 questions, with a pass mark of 65%. There is no extra charge for either exam.

What qualifications will I receive?

ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P)


This course is accredited by IBITGQ, as well as CIISec (The Chartered Institute of Information Security) and satisfies the CIISec requirements at Level 1: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, B2 and C3.

You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualification on the IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

Provisional exam results will be given immediately after completing the exams, confirmed results will be issued within 10 working days with your certificate to your email address.

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.


Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for sitting this course.

Is there any recommended reading?

There is no recommended reading for this course.

Customer reviews

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# of Ratings: 1
1. on 3/10/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
GDPR-F and GDPR-P Courses Provided by IT Governance are Outstanding Courses ... Very Informative and Well Organized Materials. The Course Materials have presented by an Excellent instructor. I did enjoy taking these Courses at "IT Governance" and I easily passed the two Exam with high Scores. Thank you for providing these wonderful Courses Effat Attia
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