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IT Governance promotes GDPR qualification as average salaries for GDPR-related jobs rise 20%

18/08/2017

IT Governance, the leading provider of information security and data protection training courses, is encouraging professionals looking to start a career as a data protection officer (DPO) to achieve the ISO 17024-certificated EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Practitioner qualification.  
 
This comes in response to ITJobsWatch claims that the average salary for GDPR-related jobs increased by 20% year-on-year and are as high as £60,000 a year. With organisations falling short of qualified staff and an estimated demand for 75,000 DPOs created by the EU GDPR (as stated in a white paper from the International Association of Privacy Professionals), there’s never been a better time to invest in data protection and GDPR training.
 
Founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, Alan Calder, says: “There is a rapidly increasing need for trained professionals as we move forwards with data protection. Organisations need to recognise and act on GDPR compliance to avoid falling behind, which includes assigning compliance projects and continuing data security tasks to an appropriately competent member of staff.
 
“Training and qualifications that develop a thorough understanding of data protection fundamentals and the GDPR requirements are essential to developing a focused approach to data security. Our courses have been designed based on extensive practical experience and provide the tools for professional development.”
 
Whoever fulfils the DPO role will need to keep up to date with changes to regulations and have a comprehensive understanding of data security, allowing them to train others within the organisation.
 
Our ISO 17024 Certified EU GDPR Foundation Training Course and Certified EU GDPR Practitioner Training Course offer a structured learning path to equip data protection professionals, information security professionals and those who are looking to enter the field with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to deliver GDPR compliance and fulfil the DPO role.

The training courses support professional development.  Attendees who pass the exams are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated EU GDPR Foundation (EU GDPR F) and EU GDPR Practitioner (EU GDPR P) qualifications by IBITGQ.
  
To find out more about our training courses, products and services, visit the IT Governance website, email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk or call +44 (0)845 070 1750.

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