GDPR Foundation

Obtain all the competences and knowledge necessary to lead all the processes for implementing and complying with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in an organization

Course description:

GDPR Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage a compliance framework with regard to the protection of personal data. During this training course, you will be able to understand the fundamental privacy principles and become familiar with the role of the Data Protection Officer.

After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified GDPR Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach

Course objectives:

  • Understand the General Data Protection Regulation requirements and the fundamental principles of privacy
  • Understand the obligations, roles and responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer
  • Understand the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques to effectively align a privacy framework with the General Data Protection Regulation


  • Individuals involved in Personal Data Protection and Information Security
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main privacy principles
  • Individuals interested to pursue a career in Data Protection


No prerequisite are required


  • Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

    1. Course objectives and structure
    2. General data protection regulation
    3. Data protection principles, challenges and issues
    4. Rights of the data subject
    5. Data controllers, processors and the data protection officer
    6. Data protection authorities
  • Preparing for GDPR and Certification Exam

    1. Data mapping plan
    2. Risk assessment under GDPR
    3. Data protection impact assessment
    4. Privacy impact assessment (PIA)
    5. Personal data transfers to third parties
    6. Remedies, liabilities and penalties
    7. Certification process and closing the training
  • Test details:

    • Test duration: 1 hour - Additional time can be provided to candidates taking the exam in a language different than their mother tongue, when requested by the candidates on the exam day
    • Essay type “open book” exam where the candidates are only authorized to use the following reference materials:
    • A copy of the standard in paper hardcopy
    • Course notes from the Participant Handout
    • Any personal notes made by the student during the course
    • A hard copy dictionary
    • Students, who have completed the full training but failed the written exam, are eligible to retake the exam once for free within a 12 month period from the initial date of the exam.

    A participation certificate of 14 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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