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NIS 2 Directive Training & Certification


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What is the Certified NIS 2 Directive Foundation Training Course?

The NIS 2 Directive Foundation training course outlines the essential insights necessary for understanding the requirements of NIS 2 Directive regarding cybersecurity measures.

It provides the core concepts required to support organizations in the initial phases of planning, implementation, and management of cybersecurity programs.

Why Should You Attend?

The NIS 2 Directive Foundation training course provides an introduction to the NIS 2 Directive aiming to help organizations enhance their cybersecurity in the face of ever-emerging cyber threats. This legislation serves as a central role in strengthening cybersecurity within critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, transport, healthcare, and digital services.

The PECB NIS 2 Directive Foundation training course covers the fundamental concepts related to the Directive’s requirements. It provides information that will help you understand the best practices for protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats.

After attending the training course, you can take the exam, and if you successfully pass it, you can apply for a “PECB Certificate Holder in NIS 2 Directive Foundation” credential.

Who Can Attend?

  • Cybersecurity professional seeking to gain a fundamental understanding of the requirements of the NIS 2 Directive and learn practical strategies to implement robust cybersecurity measure

  • IT managers and professionals aiming to gain fundamental insights into implementing secure systems and improving the resilience of critical systems

  • Government and regulatory officials responsible for enforcing the NIS 2 Directive

Learning Objectives

This training course will help you:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and definitions of NIS 2 Directive

  • Interpret the main requirements of the NIS 2 Directive for a cybersecurity program

  • Identify the approaches and techniques used for the implementation of NIS 2 requirements

Additional Information

  • Training Days: 2

  • CPD Certification (Credits): 14

  • Exam Duration : 1 hour

  • Retake Exam: Yes. 

  • This training course includes diverse educational content, including practical exercises, multiple-choice quizzes, and illustrative demonstrations of NIS 2 Directive requirements.

  • Participants are strongly encouraged to interact with one other, share ideas, and actively participate in discussions.

  • The quiz structure within the course closely mirrors that of the certificate exam, ensuring participants are well-prepared for the exam.


There are no prerequisites to participate in this training course.

More Details

Training Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to fundamental concepts and definitions of NIS 2 Directive

Day 2: NIS 2 Directive requirements for the implementation of a cybersecurity program


The “PECB NIS 2 Directive Foundation” exam meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental concepts and definitions of NIS 2 Directive 

  • Domain 2: NIS 2 Directive requirements


After successfully passing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown below. You will receive the certificate after passing the exam. For more information about NIS 2 Directive Foundation certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

What is NIS2 Directive?

Effective January 16, 2023, the NIS 2 Directive (otherwise known as the Directive (EU) 2022/2555) has been established to enhance the security of network and information systems across the European Union.

This directive specifically targets critical infrastructure operators and essential service providers, mandating the implementation of robust cybersecurity measures and the prompt reporting of incidents to relevant authorities. 

Benefits of NIS2 Directive Training:

The PECB NIS 2 Directive Certificate will prove that you have:

  • Understood the NIS 2 Directive framework, its principles, and requirements

  • Acquired a strong foundation of knowledge in cybersecurity risk management, incident response, compliance obligations, and best practices

  • Developed effective communication skills to convey cybersecurity concepts and strategies to stakeholders at all levels within an organization

  • Enhanced your ability to assess and mitigate cybersecurity risks, enabling you to contribute to the overall security posture of the organization

  • Increased prospects of standing out and being hired for roles focused on the NIS 2 Directive compliance and cybersecurity program management

Course Study Options

Self Study

In Person

Live Online

In Person Training 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

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