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NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation

4.6 out of 5 rating Last updated 25/06/2024   English

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1 Days

6 CPD hours


The purpose of this document 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.


This course is targeted at IT and Cybersecurity professionals looking to become certified on how to operationalize the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSP) across an enterprise and its supply chain.

Digital Transformation
  • Explain what it means to become digital.
  • Discuss the difference between industrial and digital era enterprises.
  • Explain how cybersecurity supports an organizations digital transformation.
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.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework Fundamentals9
  • Explain the genesis of the NIST-CSF.
  • List and describe the components of the NIST-CSF.
  • Describe each of the NIST-CSFs objectives.
Core Functions, Categories & Subcategories
  • Understand and explain the
  • a.Core Functions
  • b.Framework Categories
  • c.Informative References.
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
  • a.Current
  • b.Target
  • Understand and describe the use of Profiles when
  • a.Determining gaps
  • b.Identify & prioritize focus areas
Cybersecurity Improvement
  • Understand and explain how an organization can approach the adoption and adaptation of the NIST-CSF
  • Understand and describe how to implement cybersecurity controls using an incremental improvement approach.
  • Understand and describe CIIS as a practice within an organization.
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

FAQ for the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation Course

Available Delivery Options for the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation training.
  • Live Instructor Led Classroom Online (Live Online)
  • Traditional Instructor Led Classroom (TILT/ILT)
  • Delivery at your offices in London or anywhere in the UK
  • Private dedicated course as works for your staff.
How many CPD hours does the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation training provide?

The 1 day. NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation training course give you up to 6 CPD hours/structured learning hours. If you need a letter or certificate in a particular format for your association, organisation or professional body please just ask.

Do you provide training for the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation.

Yes we provide corporate training, dedicated training and closed classes for the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation. This can take place anywhere in Ireland including, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Northern Ireland or live online allowing you to have your teams from across Ireland or further afield to attend a single training event saving travel and delivery expenses.

What is the duration of the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation program.

The NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation training takes place over 1 day(s), with each day lasting approximately 8 hours including small and lunch breaks to ensure that the delegates get the most out of the day.

Why are Nexus Human the best provider for the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation?
Nexus Human are recognised as one of the best training companies as they and their trainers have won and hold many awards and titles including having previously won the Small Firms Best Trainer award, national training partner of the year for Ireland on multiple occasions, having trainers in the global top 30 instructor awards in 2012, 2019 and 2021. Nexus Human has also been nominated for the Tech Excellence awards multiple times. Learning Performance institute (LPI) external training provider sponsor 2024.
Is there a discount code for the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation training.

Yes, the discount code PENPAL5 is currently available for the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Foundation training. Other discount codes may also be available but only one discount code or special offer can be used for each booking. This discount code is available for companies and individuals.

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When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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