Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Overview

Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Course Outline

This CDPO Training Course will explore the following areas:

Module 1: Role of a Data Protection Officer

  • Must We Have a DPO?
  • Who Can Perform the Role of DPO?
  • Involvement of the DPO
  • Main Responsibilities of the DPO
  • Role of a DPO: What to Expect?
  • DPO’s Place in the Business
  • What does the DPO Really Do?
  • Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Common Learning Styles
  • Designing Your Training Event
  • Top Tips for Trainers

Module 2: Security Context

  • Incident Response Plan Overview
  • Developing an Incident Response Plan
    • Preparation
    • Identification
    • Containment
    • Eradication
    • Recovery
    • Lessons Learned
  • Incidence Response: DPOs Role

Module 3: Performing a Personal Data Audit

  • Personal Data Audit Overview
  • TKA Data Protection and Compliance Audit
  • Sections of TKA Data Protection and Compliance Audit
    • Corporate Compliance and Privacy Awareness
    • Collecting and Handling PII
    • Record Retention
    • Security of Personal Data
    • Direct Marketing
    • Subject Access Requests
    • DPO
    • Incident Response
    • Contract(s)
    • Privacy by Design and Default/DPIAs
  • Road to Compliance (from GDPR Practitioner)
  • Privacy Notice Audit

Module 4: Performing a DPIA

  • Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • Is a DPIA Required?
  • DPIA Questionnaire
  • Performing DPIAs through the Lifecycle
  • Risk Assessment Method
  • Mitigating Risks Identified by the DPIA
  • Risk Assessment Activity
  • ICOs PIA – GDPR Compliant
  • Signing Off the DPIA

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Who should attend this Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Course?

The Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Course is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills required to perform the role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) effectively, as mandated by the EU's GDPR. This GDPR Training Course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Information Security Consultants
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Privacy Officers
  • Legal Professionals
  • Risk Managers
  • Security Specialists

Prerequisites of the Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending the Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Training Course.

Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Course Overview

A Certified Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a pivotal role within organisations, responsible for overseeing and ensuring compliance with data protection laws and regulations. As data privacy concerns escalate globally, having a designated DPO becomes imperative. This professional is well-versed in privacy laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and acts as a point of contact between the organisation, data subjects, and regulatory authorities.

The Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Course offered by The Knowledge Academy is a comprehensive GDPR Training Course  designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage data protection and privacy within organisations. Safeguarding sensitive information is paramount, and this course provides in-depth insights into the principles, regulations, and best practices governing data protection. Participants will gain a profound understanding of GDPR and other global data protection laws, risk assessment methodologies, and the implementation of robust data protection policies. Practical exercises and real-world case studies ensure that learners can apply their knowledge effectively, making this course a valuable asset for anyone responsible for data protection in their organisation.

This intensive 1-day CDPOTraining Course offers a comprehensive learning experience that covers the core concepts and practical aspects of data protection and privacy management.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the fundamentals of data protection and privacy regulations
  • To effectively manage data protection compliance within their organisation
  • To conduct risk assessments and impact assessments
  • To develop and implement data protection policies and procedures
  • To navigate GDPR and other relevant data protection laws
  • To handle data breaches and incidents professionally
  • To establish a culture of data protection awareness

At the end of this GDPR Training Course,  individuals will possess the necessary skills to take on the position of a Certified Data Protection Officer. Their primary responsibilities will include ensuring their organisation's adherence to data protection laws, reducing potential risks, and protecting confidential data. Obtaining this certification can greatly advance one's career prospects while also making a valuable contribution to the organisation's efforts in data security and privacy.

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What’s included in this Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Course?

  • Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) Training Exam Information

To achieve the Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO), candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 
  • Total Marks: 40 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 65%, or 26/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO). Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO), accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO). Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) sessions.

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Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience

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State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible

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Small class sizes

Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment

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Great value for money

Achieve certification without breaking the bank. Find a lower price elsewhere? We'll match it to guarantee you the best value

Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.

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Tailored learning experience

Leverage benefits offered from a certification that fits your unique business or project needs

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Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.

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Team building opportunity

Our Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings

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Monitor employees progress

The course know-how will help you track and evaluate your employees' progression and performance with relative ease

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Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) FAQs

Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 1 day(s)

The training fees for Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) certification in South Africa starts from R5495
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO).
Please see our GDPR Training courses available in South Africa
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Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.

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High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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