NCSP Foundation Certificate Course Outline
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This course has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Please contact us for an update on when the class will be available in New Hampshire.
This course is targeted at IT and Cybersecurity professionals looking to become certified on how to operationalize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF) across an enterprise and its supply chain. Purchase of this course includes the associated exam voucher.
The purpose is to provide the learning outcomes for the course and the assessment criteria. It also provides an overview of the examination design in terms of the types of questions asked. Starting with Chapter 2, Digital Transformation, the BL 1 & 2 (for Bloom’s Taxonomy 1 & 2) provides the number of questions that will appear on the exam.
1 - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Explain what it means to “become digital”
Discuss the difference between industrial and digital era enterprises
Explain how cybersecurity supports an organization’s digital transformation
2 - UNDERSTANDING CYBER RISKS
Explain the cyber risk equation
Identify and explain each component of the cyber risk equation
Describe the basics of a risk assessment
3 - NIST CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK FUNDAMENTALS
Explain the genesis of the NIST-CSF
List and describe the components of the NIST-CSF
Describe each of the NIST-CSF’s objectives
4 - CORE FUNCTIONS, CATEGORIES & SUBCATEGORIES
5 - IMPLEMENTATION TIERS & PROFILES
Understand and explain Implementation Tier terms and their use
Understand and explain each Implementation Tier
Understand and describe the three risk categories
Understand and explain Profiles and their use of Current
Understand and explain Profiles and their use of Target
Understand and describe the use of Profiles when determining gaps
Understand and describe the use of Profiles when to identify & prioritize focus areas
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