GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer

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Course Overview

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.

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.

Target Audiance

  • 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

Schedule Dates

GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer
18 March 2024 - 22 March 2024
GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer
24 June 2024 - 28 June 2024
GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer
30 September 2024 - 04 October 2024
GDPR – Certified Data Protection Officer
30 December 2024 - 03 January 2025

Course Content

  • Introduction to the GDPR concepts and principles

  • Designation of the DPO and analysis of the GDPR compliance program

  • DPO operations

  • Monitoring and continual improvement of GDPR compliance

  • Certification exam

FAQs

A GDPR Certified Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a professional who has undergone specialized training and obtained certification to fulfill the role of a Data Protection Officer as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The DPO is responsible for ensuring that an organization complies with GDPR requirements regarding the processing and protection of personal data.

Individuals who are responsible for overseeing an organization’s data protection practices and ensuring compliance with GDPR should pursue GDPR DPO certification. This includes privacy professionals, compliance officers, legal advisors, IT managers, and anyone tasked with managing data protection and privacy within organizations.

The GDPR DPO certification typically covers a wide range of topics related to GDPR compliance and data protection practices. This includes understanding the principles and requirements of GDPR, the role and responsibilities of the DPO, data protection impact assessments (DPIAs), managing data subject rights, handling data breaches, ensuring data security measures, conducting audits, and liaising with supervisory authorities.

To become a GDPR Certified Data Protection Officer (DPO), individuals typically need to undergo specialized training provided by accredited training providers. After completing the training program and passing the certification exam, they receive the GDPR DPO certification, which demonstrates their competence and expertise in managing data protection and ensuring GDPR compliance within organizations.

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