NCSP  Boot Camp Certificate


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Learning Objectives

This NCSP® Boot Camp Certificate provides a fast track to NCSP® Practitioner Certificate status by combining the NCSP® Foundation and NCSP® Practitioner study and benefits from a single combined exam. 

This cost effective, combined course is designed to teach the fundamentals of Digital Transformation, Cyber Security Risk Management and the NIST Cyber Security Framework and how to design, implement, operate and continually improve an organizational NIST Cyber Security Framework program.


There are no pre-requisites for the NCSP® Boot Camp Certificate. 

Students will cover the Foundation and Practitioner level study together and undertake a single, combined exam.

 NCSP Foundation level study covers the following topics:


  • Course Introduction

  • Today’s Digital Economy

  • Understanding Cyber Risks

  • The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Fundamentals

  • Core Functions, Categories & Subcategories

  • Implementation Tiers

  • Developing Framework Profiles

  • Cybersecurity Improvement

  • Course Summary

NCSP® Practitioner level study covers the following topics:


  • Course Introduction

  • Digital Transformation and Cyber Security

  • Threat Landscape

  • Controls

  • Adopt and Adapt

  • Adaptive ways of working

  • Rapid Adoption (FastTrack)

  • Continuous Improvement Practice

  • Course Summary

NCSP® Pathway

Students who complete and successfully pass the associated NCSP® Boot Camp Certificate exam fast track to NCSP® Practitioner level status enabling progression onto NCSP® Specialist study and associated exams:

  • NCSP® 800-53 Specialist

  • NCSP® 800-171 Specialist

  • NCSP® ISO 27001 Specialist

Target Audience

For IT, Business and Cyber Security professionals who will play an active or passive role in engineering, operationalizing and continually improving an organizations NIST-CSF programme and those looking for a baseline knowledge of the NIST-CSF who are considering a career in cybersecurity as well as seeking to develop rapidly to a practitioner level of skill and knowledge. 

Delivery Options

Self-paced, eLearning


  • 16-hour online self-study course.

Instructor led

  • 5-day virtual or in person instructor led course.