NIST Cyber Security Professional - NCSP® Practitioner

NIST Cyber Security Professional - NCSP® Practitioner

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The NIST Cyber Security Framework (NIST-CSF) provides a policy framework of computer security guidance for how organisations can assess and improve their ability to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber-attacks. It provides a high-level taxonomy of cybersecurity outcomes and a methodology to assess and manage those outcomes.

Course Overview

The NIST-CSF focuses on using business drivers to guide cybersecurity activities and considering cybersecurity risks as part of the organisation’s risk management processes. The Framework consists of three parts:

  • the Framework Core,
  • the Implementation Tiers, and
  • the Framework Profiles.

The Framework Core is a set of cybersecurity activities, outcomes, and informative references that are common across sectors and critical infrastructure. Elements of the Core provide detailed guidance for developing individual organisational Profiles.

The Tiers provide a mechanism for organisations to view and understand the characteristics of their approach to managing cybersecurity risk, which will help in prioritising and achieving cybersecurity objectives.

Through use of Profiles, the Framework will help an organisation to align and prioritise its cybersecurity activities with its business/mission requirements, risk tolerances, and resources.

While the NIST-CSF was developed to improve cybersecurity risk management in critical infrastructure, the Framework can be used by organisations in any sector or community. The Framework enables organisations – regardless of size, degree of cybersecurity risk, or cybersecurity sophistication – to apply the principles and best practices of risk management to improving security and resilience. The Framework provides a common organising structure for multiple approaches to cybersecurity by assembling standards, guidelines, and practices that are working effectively today. Moreover, because it references globally recognised standards for cybersecurity, the Framework serves as a model for international cooperation on strengthening cybersecurity in critical infrastructure as well as other sectors and communities.

The Framework offers a flexible way to address cybersecurity, including cybersecurity’s effect on physical, cyber, and people dimensions. It is applicable to organisations relying on technology, whether their cybersecurity focus is primarily on information technology (IT), industrial control systems (ICS), cyber-physical systems (CPS), or connected devices more generally, including the Internet of Things (IoT). The Framework can assist organisations in addressing cybersecurity as it affects the privacy of customers, employees, and other parties. Additionally, the Framework’s outcomes serve as targets for workforce development and improvement activities.

Learning Outcomes

The NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) Practitioner certification program is designed to teach IT, Engineering, Operations and Business Risk professionals how to design, implement, operate and continually improve a NIST Cyber Security Framework program that will enable enterprises to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from cyber-attacks

Who should attend

This NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP®) Practitioner Certificate course is targeted at individuals or teams who will play an active or passive role in engineering, operationalising and continually improving an organisations NIST Cybersecurity Framework program.

Prerequisites

Students must have attended and completed the NIST Cybersecurity Professional (NCSP®) Foundation Certificate, which is a pre-requisite for acceptance on the Practitioner level course.

Exam & Certification

This course prepares you for the closed-book, 120 minute, 65 multiple-choice question exam leading to the NCSP® Practitioner Certification. This exam is administered by APMG International. You must attain a passing mark of 60% (39 marks) to be awarded the certificate

The exam is multiple-choice questions with a single correct answer from 4-choices (A, B, C, D).

Questions may appear in any of the following forms (sample, not an exhaustive list): 

  • Which of the following is true, correct, most correct?
  • Which of the following statements is NOT correct?
  • Which of the following statements addresses X?
  • How would you show Y?
  • What is…?
  • What is missing from…?
  •  _____ is a correct way to…?
  • How would you describe…?
  • How would you explain…?
  • What is the main idea of…?
  • Which is the best choice…?

Course Material & Inclusions

Material for this course will only be provided as downloadable soft copy files that can be viewed on a variety of devices.  

Our virtual instructor-led classes include a $25 lunch voucher for each day, this means you can get your lunch organised whether you do it from home or the office. The voucher is provided via email on the first morning of the course.

NSCP® Foundation online exam voucher plus a complimentary NCSP® Foundation exam re-sit if you miss out on passing your certification the first time (exam re-sit included for our virtual instructor-led classes only)

A digital badge you can share with your network of your course achievement will be provided via email upon completion of your course.

SFIA Skills & Industry Accreditation

Accredited through APMG International, certified in the United Kingdom by the 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 U.S. the NCSP® training programme teaches individuals and organisations how to engineer, operationalise and continually improve a NIST Cybersecurity Framework Programme.

Candidates who attend and complete the NCSP® Foundation Certificate course are eligible to sit the associated APMG certification exam along with applying for CPE, PDU and CEU continuing education credits from PMI, ISACA, CompTIA and other professional certification bodies.

This course enables participants to develop their knowledge and proficiency in the following Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA®) professional skills:

  • METL: Methods and tools
  • BURM: Risk Management
  • SCTY: Information Security
  • SCAD: Security Operations
  • CORE: Conformance Review
  • DGFS: Digital Forensics

This list gives the core SFIA skills covered by the course. Elements relevant to other SFIA skills may also be included to a lesser depth. Proficiency in a SFIA skill is measured by performance assessment and is achieved through actual substantial use of that skill in a real-world situation over some time. In course assignments and exercises undertaken through a course can demonstrate elements of the relevant skills which can then be further developed back in the workplace.  Acquiring new skills and building on existing skills, ideally occurs within the context of an agreed development plan for each person that ensures that their personal circumstances, strengths and development needs are met.

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An amazing instructor who explained the content very clearly and at a very good pace. This was a good balance and approach to learning in a three day intensive period. I found the worked examples very practical and very relatable to the Defence industry sector I work in.

Mary W.

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