NCSP  Foundation Certificate


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Learning Objectives

This NCSP® Foundation Certificate course is designed to teach IT, Business and Cybersecurity professionals the fundamentals of Digital Transformation, Cyber security Risk Management and the NIST Cyber Security Framework. This Foundation training program outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations who operationalize a NIST Cyber Security program across an enterprise and its supply chain can mitigate these challenges.


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

This Foundation level course covers the following topics:


  • Today’s Digital Economy

  • Understanding Cyber Risks

  • The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Fundamentals

  • Core Functions, Categories & Subcategories

  • Implementation Tiers

  • Developing Framework Profiles

  • Cybersecurity Improvement

NCSP® Pathway

Students who complete and successfully pass the associated NCSP® Foundation exam progress onto NCSP® Practitioner Certificate level study.

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 program and those looking for a baseline knowledge of the NIST-CSF who are considering a career in cybersecurity.

Delivery Options

Self-paced, eLearning


  • 4-hour online self-study course.

Instructor led

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