Overview of Course

The GDPR - Certified Data Protection Officer course provides a comprehensive understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its application to various industries. The course is designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) in compliance with the GDPR.

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Learn from industry experts with real-world experience.

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Comprehensive coverage of GDPR regulations and its implementation.

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Interactive and engaging learning modules with quizzes and assessments.

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Skills You’ll Learn


Understanding the principles and concepts of data protection.


Conducting data protection impact assessments.


Developing and implementing data protection policies and procedures.


Managing data breaches and ensuring compliance with GDPR regulations.


Performing the role of a Data Protection Officer.

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USD 1300 / INR 110000
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  • Option Item Custom Curriculum
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  • Introduction
  • General information
  • Learning objectives
  • Educational approach
  • Examination and certification
  • About PECB

  • Structure of the GDPR
  • GDPR subject-matter and objectives
  • GDPR into EU, EEA, and EFTA countries
  • European Data Protection Board
  • Impact on the EU and beyond
  • Supervisory authority
  • Administrative fines
  • GDPR in the United Kingdom
  • UK GDPR and data protection act (DPA)

  • Personal data protection
  • Key concepts
  • Personal data categories
  • Data protection principles
  • The rights of the data subject
  • Analysis of the GDPR challenges

  • Qualification of the DPO
  • Tasks of the DPO
  • Position of the DPO

  • Controllers and processors under the GDPR
  • Cooperation with the supervisory authority
  • Gap analysis
  • The GDPR scope

  • The DPO and the top management
  • Promoting data protection to top management level
  • Allocating resources
  • Employment contract of the DPO
  • Independence of the DPO in performing the tasks
  • Reporting to the top management

  • The structure of a policy
  • The application of the data protection policy
  • Data protection policy control, evaluation, and review
  • Communicating the data protection policy
  • Review of other policies related to data protection

  • Identification of processing activities
  • Steps to create records
  • Key elements of records of processing activities
  • DPO’s role in keeping records of processing activities
  • Monitoring the data processing records

  • Risk identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk evaluation
  • Risk treatment
  • Risk acceptance

  • Data protection impact assessment
  • Need for a data protection impact assessment
  • When is a data protection impact assessment not necessary?
  • Role of the DPO in a data protection impact assessment
  • Data protection impact assessment methodologies

  • Work documents
  • Types of documents
  • Value of documentation
  • Common problems in documentation management

  • The ISO/IEC 27701 standard
  • Mapping of the GDPR to ISO/IEC 27701
  • Data protection controls

  • Data protection by design and by default
  • Anonymization
  • Pseudonymization
  • Access control
  • Logging and monitoring
  • Technical security measures
  • Mobile and portable devices
  • Software life cycle security
  • Data erasure and storage

  • Awareness program
  • Training program
  • Evaluation of the outcomes of the awareness and training sessions
  • Communication
  • DPO as a point of contact

  • Events vs. incidents
  • Frequent threats and incidents
  • Incident management
  • Personal data breach
  • Personal data breach response plan
  • Personal data breach notification
  • Examples of personal data breaches

  • Determine measurement objectives
  • Define what needs to be monitored and measured
  • Monitor compliance
  • Determine the frequency and method of monitoring and measurement
  • Report the results

  • What is an audit?
  • Types of audits
  • Differences between internal and external audits
  • Data protection audit
  • Collecting and verifying information
  • Knowledge and competence to audit
  • Following up on nonconformities
  • Data protection external audit

  • The eight disciplines problem-solving method
  • Root cause analysis
  • Corrective action process
  • Preventive action process
  • Evaluation of the action plan

  • Continual monitoring of change factors
  • Maintenance and improvement
  • Continual update of documentation
  • Documentation of improvements

  • PECB GDPR certification scheme
  • PECB certification process
  • Other PECB services
  • Other PECB training courses and certifications
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Target Audience:

  • Data protection officers
  • Compliance officers
  • IT professionals
  • Legal professionals
  • Business owners and managers
  • Anyone responsible for GDPR compliance within an organization.
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  • Basic knowledge of data protection principles and regulations is recommended.


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Benefits of the course:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of GDPR regulations and its implementation.
  • Develop the skills required to perform the role of a Data Protection Officer.
  • Improve your career prospects by becoming GDPR certified.
  • Enhance your organization's GDPR compliance capabilities.
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Exam details to pass the course:

  • The exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within 60 minutes. A passing score of 70% or higher is required to receive the GDPR certification.


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Certification path:

  • GDPR - Certified Data Protection Officer
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Career options after doing the course:

  • Data Protection Officer
  • Compliance Officer
  • IT Security Manager
  • Information Security Manager
  • Privacy Officer


Why should you take this course from Skillzcafe:

Why should you take this course from Skillzcafe:
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  • Bullet Icon Comprehensive coverage of GDPR regulations and its implementation.
  • Bullet Icon Interactive and engaging learning modules with quizzes and assessments.
  • Bullet Icon Access to online resources and support materials.
  • Bullet Icon Flexibility to learn at your own pace and schedule.


Basic knowledge of data protection principles and regulations is recommended.

The exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within 60 minutes.

The GDPR certification is valid for three years

While this course covers the necessary information and skills required to comply with GDPR regulations, it does not confer any official recognition or accreditation from regulatory authorities.

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