The Certified Data Protection Officer certification naturally begins with a Privacy & Data Protection certification. This creates a solid basis to build more specialised skills on with the second step in the certification path.
EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Foundation covers the main subjects related to the protection of personal data. Candidates benefit from a certification that is designed to impart all the required knowledge to help ensure compliancy to the General Data Protection Regulation.
Information Security is very important for aspiring DPOs. In light of this, the second layer in the Certified Data Protection certification has Information Security as a mandatory subject. In combination with the first certification, this gives candidates a broad understanding of security in IT as a whole.
EXIN Information Security Foundation is a relevant certification for all professionals who work with confidential information within an IT context. It explains the concept, value, and importance of information security as well as the threats and risks.
The last certification is the specialist level Privacy & Data Protection certification that includes practical assignments so that candidates get to experience what is asked of a DPO and to test their skills before putting them into practice in real-life situations.
EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Practitioner is an advanced-level certification that validates a professional’s knowledge and understanding of the European privacy (data protection) legislation. The exam looks at the international relevance of these regulations and tests the individual's ability to apply this knowledge and understanding in everyday professional practice.