GDPR Data Protection Officer Training Course

Eric Seward December 6, 2018

Why should you attend?

In partnership with 360 Advanced The Certified Data Protection Officer training course enables you to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to effectively implement and manage a compliance framework with regard to the protection of personal data.

After mastering all the necessary concepts of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” credential. By holding a PECB Certified Data Protection Officer Certificate, you will demonstrate that you thoroughly understand the gap between the General Data Protection Regulation and the current organizational processes including: privacy policies, procedures, working instructions, consent forms, data protection impact assessments, in order to associate organizations in the adoption process to the new regulation.

Who Should Attend?

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of the new procedures and adoption of the new requisites presented in the GDPR, which will come into force and effect by the 25th May 2018
  • DPO and Senior Managers responsible for the personal data protection of an enterprise and the management of its risks
  • Members of an information security, incident management and business continuity team
  • Expert advisors in security of personal data
  • Technical experts and compliance experts wanting to prepare for a Data Protection Officer job

Introduction to the GDPR and initiation of the GDPR Compliance

  • Course objective and structure
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Fundamental Principles of the GDPR
  • Initiating the GDPR Implementation
  • Understanding the Organization and Clarifying the Data Protection Objectives
  • Analysis of the Existing System

Plan the implementation of the GDPR

  • Leadership and approval of the GDPR Compliance Project
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Definition of the Organizational Structure of Data Protection
  • Data Classification
  • Risk Assessment under the GDPR

Deploying the GDPR

  • Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
  • Design of Security Controls and Drafting of Specific Policies & Procedures
  • Implementation of Controls
  • Definition of the Document Management Process
  • Communication Plan
  • Training and Awareness Plan

Monitoring and continuous improvement of GDPR compliance

  • Operations Management
  • Incident Management
  • Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation
  • Internal Audit
  • Data breaches and corrective actions
  • Continual Improvement
  • Competence, Evaluation and Closing the Training

Certification Exam

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the history of personal data protection in Europe
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and approaches required for the effective alignment with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Understand the new requirements that the General Data Protection Regulation brings for EU organizations and non-EU organizations and when it is necessary to implement them
  • Acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in assessing the implementation of these new requirements
  • Learn how to manage a team implementing the GDPR
  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations how to manage personal data
  • Acquire the expertise for analysis and decision making in the context of personal data protection


The “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

  1. Domain 1: Data Protection Concepts and Rights of the Data Subject
  2. Domain 2: Data controllers, processors and the DPO
  3. Domain 3: Planning the GDPR compliance project
  4. Domain 4: Data Protection Impact Assessment and Privacy Impact Assessment
  5. Domain 5: Data Protection Measures and Approaches
  6. Domain 6: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of the GDPR compliance project


After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below you will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

Data Protection ExperienceOther
PECB Provisional Data Protection OfficerPECB Certified Data Protection Officer exam or equivalentNoneNoneSigning the PECB
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PECB Certified Data Protection OfficerPECB Certified Data Protection Officer exam or equivalentFive years: Two years of work experience in Data ProtectionData Protection activities: a total of 300 hoursSigning the PECB
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  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free

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