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Certified Information Privacy Technologist

Advanced Privacy Knowledge to Improve Your Technology Development Skills

Current Courses


About IAPP CIPT Course


Privacy in Technology training is the how-to course on privacy and data protection practices in the development, engineering, deployment and auditing of IT products and services. Those taking the course will develop an understanding of privacy-related issues and practices in the context of the design and implementation of information and communication technologies and systems. The training is based on the body of knowledge for the IAPP’s ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) certification program.

What's Included






1st Year

IAPP Membership



CIPT Course Modules

Foundational Principles in Technology

Apply privacy risk models and frameworks.

Employ value-sensitive design principles in product development.

Understand the data lifecycle.


The Tech Pro’s Role in Privacy

Comprehend the fundamentals of privacy-related technology.

Detail the privacy-technology relationship.

Understand the technologist’s privacy responsibilities.

Employ privacy by design principles.


Creating and Using Tools


Map and inventory data.

Use Privacy Impact Assessments and Data Protection Impact Assessments.

Accommodate privacy-related HR concerns.

Develop policies for privacy, information security, acceptable use,

data retention and destruction.

Neutralizing Threats and Enhancing Privacy

Recognise privacy threats and violations in the data lifecycle.

Understand privacy risks associated with intrusions,

decisional-interference and self- representation.

Secure software.

Apply privacy-enhancing technologies and strategies.


Privacy Engineering


Identify privacy objectives.

Spot privacy risks in software.

Apply privacy design patterns.


Technological Challenges for Privacy

Identify privacy risks of automated decision making.

Understand privacy impacts of tracking and surveillance.

Recognize privacy concerns of anthropomorphism,

ubiquitous computing, and mobile social computing.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How long does the CIPT course take?


This course is split over 2 days, with 7 hours training each day. 

How do I take the CIPT exam?


After you've completed the training course you'll be given online access to a practice exam (this is optional- you don't have to!).

You'll then be given a voucher for your exam which you can redeem on the IAPP's website.

You can book the online exam at a time that is convenient to you.

Do you offer CIPT certification or just the training? 


MENA Executive Training is an authorised, Official Training Partner of IAPP and functions as an online learning platform, providing full training and preparation courses for the certification exams managed by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Upon successfully completing a course at MENA Executive Training, if you have chosen the full certification option then you will be registered with the IAPP to take the exam at a time that is convenient to you.  

Do I need to take the CIPT exam or can I just do the training? 

It's up to you! You don't need to take the exam if you don't want to - however you won't be certified if you don't.

We strongly advise that you take the exam, as apart from the great training you'll receive, the prestigious certification

from the IAPP is respected worldwide and will help you in your future career. 

Is the training In-Person or Online? 

We offer both. To find out what current courses we are offering check out our Course Calendar page. 

Where is the venue for the In-Person training? 

We have many training centres around the Middle East and North Africa- some are in 5 Star Hotels and others are in financial centres or other institutions. To find out where the course you are interested in is held,

click on the book now button in the top right hand corner of the website.

Who is this CIPT course for?

The course is open to anyone. However, professionals responsible for integrating privacy requirements into day-to-day

operations and those who are pursuing CIPM certification will find this course most beneficial. 

Are you an Official Training Partner of the IAPP? 



You can confirm this on the IAPP's website


In Person Course Locations

  • Doha, Qatar

  • Lusail, Qatar

  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  • NEOM, Saudi Arabia

  • Dubai, UAE

  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Manama, Bahrain

  • Kuwait City, Kuwait

  • Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  • Casablanca, Morocco

  • Muscat, Oman

Why Should I Take This Course?

Data privacy regulations worldwide require privacy protections be built into products and services. IAPP Privacy in Technology training, aligned with the ANAB-accredited CIPT certification program, will provide you with the knowledge to recognize privacy threats and skills to apply technical strategies to mitigate privacy risk throughout the software and systems development lifecycles.


What Will I Learn?

Privacy in Technology training teaches technology and data professionals how to understand and integrate strategies and techniques to minimize privacy threats. The curriculum includes privacy-by-design principles; implementing data- and process-oriented strategies to support privacy policies; and managing threats from AI, location tracking, etc.


Who is this course for?

Software developers, information security professionals, data architects, privacy engineers, network and cloud engineers responsible for incorporating privacy controls into technology operations and product development. Training helps with career advancement and preparing for CIPT certification testing.

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