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GDPR - Certified Data Protection Officer

What is the GDPR - Certified Data Protection Officer by PECB?


The GDPR includes among its mandates the requirement to appoint knowledgeable data protection officers (DPOs) tasked with monitoring compliance, managing internal data protection activities, training data processing staff, conducting internal audits and more. There’s a lot to know, there’s a lot at stake and there’s a lot of opportunity for privacy professionals with the right training and education.


  • Training Days: 5

  • CPD Certification (Credits): 35

  • Exam Duration : 3 hours

  • Retake Exam: Yes


The PECB Certified Data Protection Officer training course enables you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills, and develop the competence to perform the role of the data protection officer in a GDPR compliance program implementation.


Why should you attend?


As data protection is becoming more and more valuable, the need for organizations to protect these data is also constantly increasing. Besides violating the fundamental rights and freedoms of persons, not complying with the data protection regulations can lead to risky situations that could harm an organization’s credibility, reputation, and financial status. This is where your skills as a data protection officers come to place. 


The PECB Certified Data Protection Officer training course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills to serve as a Data Protection Officer (DPO) so as to help organizations ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.


Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master the role of the DPO and become competent to inform, advise, and monitor compliance with the GDPR and cooperate with the supervisory authority.


After attending the training course, you can sit for the exam, and if you successfully pass the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” credential. The internationally recognized “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” certificate will prove that you have the professional capabilities and practical knowledge to advise the controller and the processor on how to meet their obligations regarding the GDPR compliance.


Who should attend?


  • Managers or consultants seeking to prepare and support an organization in planning, implementing, and maintaining a compliance program based on the GDPR

  • DPOs and individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with the GDPR requirements

  • Members of information security, incident management, and business continuity teams

  • Technical and compliance experts seeking to prepare for a data protection officer role  

  • Expert advisors involved in the security of personal data


Learning objectives


  • Understand the concepts of the GDPR and interpret its requirements

  • Understand the content and the correlation between the General Data Protection Regulation and other regulatory frameworks and applicable standards, such as ISO/IEC 27701 and ISO/IEC 29134

  • Acquire the competence to perform the role and daily tasks of the data protection officer in an organization

  • Develop the ability to inform, advise, and monitor compliance with the GDPR and cooperate with the supervisory authority


Educational approach


  • This training course is based on both theory and best practices used in exercising the role of the DPO.

  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical exercises based on a case study which include role-playing and discussions.

  • The participants are encouraged to intercommunicate and engage in discussions and exercises.

  • Practice exercises and quizzes are similar to the certification exam.


Prerequisites


Participants attending this training course are required to have a fundamental understanding of the GDPR and comprehensive knowledge of data protection requirements.


Course agenda


Day 1: Introduction to the GDPR concepts and principles 

Day 2: Designation of the DPO and analysis of the GDPR compliance program

Day 3: DPO operations

Day 4: Monitoring and continual improvement of GDPR compliance

Day 5: Certification exam


Examination


The “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” exam complies with the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements. The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1: Data protection concepts, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and compliance measures

  • Domain 2: Roles and responsibilities of accountable parties for the GDPR compliance

  • Domain 3: Technical and organizational measures for data protectionGDPR - Certified Data Protection Officer

Course Study Options

Self Study
Online

In Person
Training

Live Online
Training

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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