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Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated

Course Details

Name Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated
Description
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Location:
Virtual Classroom
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Price:
£765.00 +vat
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Exam:
Residential:
Course ID:
515922

Overview

More extensive in scope and application than the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), the EU GDPR extends the data rights of individuals, and requires organisations to develop clear policies and procedures to protect personal data, and adopt appropriate technical and organisational measures. UK organisations have had to comply with the Regulation since 25 May 2018, or potentially face fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20 million – whichever is greater.

Under the GDPR, many organisations are obliged to appoint a data protection officer to monitor data protection in the organisation. The two-day Certified Data Protection Officer Upgrade Training Course equips participants with the knowledge and operational skills to act as a DPO in the UK and ensure that GDPR compliance is effectively designed, implemented and maintained.

The benefits of the C-DPO Accelerated  training course

Delivered by an experienced privacy consultant, this training covers the role of the DPO and how it fits in with other departments of the organisation. Using practical examples and exercises, delegates will get an in-depth understanding of the obligations of a DPO and how to monitor and maintain compliance with the GDPR.

Who should attend this course?

Staff who have been appointed as a DPO who require training to perform the role, or individuals who would like to become a DPO.

What’s included in this course?

Course materials, lunch and the exam are all included in this course.

Course duration and times

Day 1: 09.30 – 17.00 
Day 2: 09.15 – 17.00

Pre-Requisites

What equipment should I bring?

You will be sent the course materials in advance of the course, so please bring them with you, as well as a pop-up enabled laptop or tablet on which to sit the exam.

Before joining this course, you must have knowledge of the EU GDPR and have passed the Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Practitioner examination.

Please make sure you revise the topics covered in the courses before attending the C-DPO course, as topics will not be revisited but may be included in the exam.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • The GDPR’s intersection with the PECR, with freedom of information legislation, the Law Enforcement Directive and member state implementation.
  • The requirements in respect of appointing a DPO, the requirements placed on the DPO and those placed on the controller or processor.
  • How to achieve, monitor, maintain and demonstrate privacy compliance.
  • The roles of controllers and processors, and the relationship and required contracts between them.
  • The Article 12 general conditions in respect of data subjects’ rights and how to facilitate them.
  • How to conduct a GDPR gap analysis.

Please note: all classroom-based courses are run on working days only unless otherwise stated.

Virtual Class

Description:

Courses are delivered as a WebEx Live Online sessions at fixed times and on fixed dates throughout the year.

Delegates are expected to have a reliable Internet connection at their home or office. We will check and confirm that you have the WebEx application installed, and that you can correctly log onto our WebEx training centre before the course.

To enable you to sit the online exam you will need:

  • Internet Explorer 9 or newer (i.e. IE 10 or 11), or Mozilla Firefox version 16, 17 or 18.
  • Internet access for the full time of the exam.
  • To deactivate the pop-up blocker.
  • A working webcam on the machine you are sitting your exam from.
  • A Skype account.

Virtual classes are often delivered during afternoon and evenings to suit an international audience - please check timings with Focus if not clear.

Is there any recommended reading?

We would recommend purchasing one or more of the following:

  • EU GDPR Implementation and Compliance Guide
  • Information Security Breaches
  • The True Cost of Information Security Breaches and Cyber Crime

CPD/CPE points

This course is equivalent to 14 CPD/CPE points.

C-DPO Accelerated exam

Attendees take the online C-DPO exam at the end of the course – a four-hour exam set consisting of 150 multiple-choice questions. There is no extra charge for this exam.

What qualifications will I receive?

The course supports professional development, and delegates who pass the included exam are awarded the ISO 17024-certificated C-DPO Provisional qualification.

In order to get the C-DPO Professional level qualification, you must prove 24 months DPO work experience and 100 CPD learning hours.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

Provisional exam results will be given immediately after completing the exam, confirmed results will be issued within 10 working days with your certificate to your email address.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt you can retake the exam for an additional fee. You can email us to schedule the retest for the exam.

Do I need to bring proof of identity?

Delegates must bring a form of photographic ID with them as the invigilator my request to check it prior to the exam.

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