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NIS Directive Foundation Training Course

NIS Directive Foundation Training Course

SKU: 4891
Format: Classroom training course
Format: Inhouse - Max 8 - Live Online
  • Gain a comprehensive introduction to the NIS Directive.
  • Discover what your legal obligations are in this one-day foundation course.
  • Train without the travel with our instructor-led online or classroom/online combination courses giving you all the benefits of classroom study without the hassle, uncertainty and cost of travel.
  • The classroom/online courses offer you the option to attend in person or online, if circumstances change.
  • Successful completion of the course and included exam leads to the ISO 17024-certificated Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) Foundation qualification and 7 CPD/CPE points.
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Training course outline

The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) ((EU) 2016/1148) aims to achieve a high common level of network and information systems security across the EU by introducing security measures and incident reporting obligations for operators of essential services (OESs) and digital service providers (DSPs). The UK government has until May 2018 to translate the Directive into national law, specifying compliance criteria.

The one-day Certified Foundation Training Course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the NIS Directive and a practical understanding of the implications and legal requirements for affected organisations operating in the UK. Delivered by an experienced cyber security practitioner, this training session is built on the foundations of our extensive practical experience gained advising on compliance with international standards, such as ISO 27001 (information security management) and ISO 22301 (business continuity management).

Note: The title of this course will change once the Directive has been transposed into UK law.

Who should attend this course?

  • Business directors or managers who want to understand how the requirements of the NIS Directive will affect their organisation.
  • Security teams responsible for NIS Directive compliance.
  • Consultants working in the field of cyber security who require an overview of the NIS Directive.
Course details

What does the NIS Directive Foundation training course cover?

  • An overview of the NIS Directive and how will apply to the UK.
  • Definitions and terminology.
  • What are OESs and DSPs?
  • Network and information security obligations.
  • Incident response requirements.
  • Measures to take after a data breach.
  • Penalties and enforcement.
  • Strategies for compliance

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file);
  • A professional training venue with lunch and refreshments;
  • The Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) Foundation exam; and
  • A certificate of attendance.

What equipment should I bring?

The exam is an online exam. 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.

Course duration and times

Day 1: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

CPD/CPE points

This course is equivalent to 7 CPD/CPE points.

Exams and qualifications

NIS Directive Foundation training course exams

Attendees take Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) Foundation, ISO 17024-certificated, exam set by IBITGQ at the end of the course. This is a 60-minute multiple-choice online exam. Candidates need to achieve a minimum of 65% to pass. There is no extra charge for taking the exam.

What qualifications will I receive?

Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS Directive) Foundation

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • Where exams are taken online (either remotely or by computer in the classroom), provisional exam results will be available immediately on completion of the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • 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 for the exam.


Are there any prerequisites for this course?

No prior knowledge or qualifications are required and the course content is suitable for non-technical and technical staff. .

Is there any recommended reading?

We strongly recommend you purchase and read the following textbooks:

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