Overview

The Certified NIS 2 Directive Lead Implementer training course enables participants to gain the necessary competencies to support organizations in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining a cybersecurity program that meets the requirements of the NIS 2 Directive.

The importance of robust cybersecurity measures cannot be overstated, as organizations are increasingly facing all types of cyberattacks. The NIS 2 Directive is a legislation that has been designed to strengthen the cybersecurity posture of critical infrastructure sectors, including energy, telecoms, transport, financial services, healthcare, and digital services.

By attending the NIS 2 Directive Lead Implementer training course, you gain in-depth knowledge of the directive’s requirements, implementation strategies, and best practices that protect critical infrastructure from cyber threats. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, you will learn how to assess organisation’s cybersecurity risks, develop robust incident response plans, and implement effective security measures to meet the requirements of NIS 2 Directive. Moreover, you will gain insights into industry standards and best practices that will enable you to stay up to date with the evolving threat landscape and implement cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions. After successfully completing this training course, you will become a trusted cybersecurity professional that possesses the expertise to navigate the complex landscape of critical cybersecurity infrastructure and contribute to the resilience of your organisation and society as a whole.

After passing the exam, you can apply for the “PECB Certified NIS 2 Directive Lead Implementer” credential.

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Prerequisites

The main requirements for participating in this training course are having a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity.

Who Should Attend?

This training course is intended for:

  • Cybersecurity professional seeking to gain a thorough understanding of the requirements of NIS 2 Directive and learn practical strategies to implement robust cybersecurity measures
  • IT managers and professionals aiming to gain insights on implementing secure systems and improve the resilience of critical systems
  • Government and regulatory officials responsible for enforcing the NIS 2 Directive

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Delegates will learn how to

Upon successfully completing the training course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts of NIS 2 Directive and its requirements
  • Obtain a thorough comprehension of the principles, strategies, methodologies, and tools necessary for implementing and efficiently managing a cybersecurity program in compliance with NIS 2 Directive
  • Learn how to interpret and implement NIS 2 Directive requirements in the specific context of an organization
  • Initiate and plan the implementation of NIS 2 Directive requirements, by utilizing PECB’s methodology and other best practices
  • Acquire the necessary knowledge to support an organization in effectively planning, implementing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining a cybersecurity program in compliance with NIS 2 Directive

Educational Approach

  • The training course provides both theoretical concepts and practical examples regarding NIS 2 Directive requirements that will help you support organisations to meet the requirements of the directive.
  • The training course contains essay-type exercises and multiple-choice quizzes, some of which are scenario-based.
  • The participants are encouraged to interact with one another and engage in meaningful discussions when completing the quizzes and exercises.
  • The structure of quizzes is similar to that of the certification exam.

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Outline

Day 1: Introduction to NIS 2 Directive and initiation of the NIS 2 Directive implementation

  • Training course objectives and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • NIS 2 Directive
  • NIS 2 Directive requirements
  • Initiation of the NIS 2 Directive implementation
  • The organisation and its context

Day 2: Analysis of NIS 2 Directive compliance program, asset management, and risk management

  • Cybersecurity governance
  • Cybersecurity roles and responsibilities
  • Asset management
  • Risk management

Day 3: Cybersecurity controls, incident management, and crisis management

  • Cybersecurity controls
  • Supply chain security
  • Incident management
  • Crisis management

Day 4: Communication, testing, monitoring, and continual improvement in cybersecurity

  • Business continuity
  • Awareness and training
  • Communication
  • Testing in cybersecurity
  • Measuring, monitoring, and reporting performance and metrics
  • Continual improvement
  • Closing of the training course

EXAM

The “PECB Certified NIS 2 Directive Lead Implementer” exam which is included and taken post course, meets all the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental concepts and definitions of NIS 2 Directive

Domain 2: Planning of NIS 2 Directive requirements implementation

Domain 3: Cybersecurity roles and responsibilities and risk management

Domain 4: Cybersecurity controls, incident management, and crisis management

Domain 5: Communication and awareness

Domain 6: Testing and monitoring of a cybersecurity program

For specific information about the exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams and Exam Rules and Policies.

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QA is a PECB Authorized Platinum Partner.

Special Notices

QA is a PECB Authorised Platinum Partner.

Please note the PECB Exam for this course is a remote proctored exam taken on the PECB proctor platform, delegates will receive an exam voucher and take the remote proctored exam after the course.

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