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NCSP  Foundation Certificate


Learning Objectives

Accredited through APMG International, Assured Training in association with the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and listed as qualified cyber training by Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) in the USA, the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) training program teaches individuals and organizations how to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program.


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 Cybersecurity Framework (NIST-CSF).


This Foundation training course outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations who operationalize a NIST-CSF program across an enterprise and its supply chain can mitigate these challenges.

This course, is the first examinable course in a series of NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) training courses designed to help organizations create a culture-driven, adaptive, cyber-resilient enterprise capable of creating, protecting, and delivering digital business value.

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

Course Features

  • NCSC Assured Training NCSP® Foundation Certificate digital courseware

  • Exam fees included

  • Certificate of Attendance

  • NCSP® Foundation Certificate Digital Badge on successful completion of exam

  • Access to the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) LinkedIn community

  • Access to the Digital Value Management System Institute (DMVSi) LinkedIn community


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® 800-53 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

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

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