NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate – Buy

NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate – Self-Paced Video Training + Exam Voucher

NCSP® Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite.

Accredited through APMG International, certified in the UK by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and listed as qualified cyber training by Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) in the US, the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) training programme teaches individuals and organisations “HOW” to engineer, operationalise and continually improve a NIST Cyber Security Framework (NIST-CSF) Programme.

This is a self-paced 16-hour online video training course, giving you the ability to work at a pace that suits you. The course is aimed at those who will play an active role in the companies NIST Cyber Security Framework program.

The NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate teaches students the impact of adapting a principled approach to better support organizational cybersecurity risk management decision making utilizing the NIST 800-53 standard as an informative reference.

Completion of the NCSP® Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite. 

Accredited through APMG International, certified in the United Kingdom by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and listed as qualified cyber training by Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS CISA) in the U.S., the NCSP® training programme teaches individuals and organisations how to engineer, operationalise and continually improve a NIST Cybersecurity Framework Programme.

Following on from the learning secured during the NCSP® Foundation Certificate course, this 12-hour, accredited self-paced, eLearning NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate course outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organisations who operationalize a NIST-CSF program across an enterprise and its supply chain can mitigate these challenges, using the NIST 800-53 standard as an informative reference.

Completion of the NCSP® Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite.

Course Features

  • NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate digital courseware
  • UK NCSC Certified, APMG International Accredited, USA DHS CISA Listed Qualified Cyber Training
  • Exam fees included
  • “Practitioner Guide to Adapting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework” eBook
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate Digital Badge on successful completion of exam
  • Access to the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) LinkedIn community
  • Access to the Digital Value Management System Institute (DMVSi) LinkedIn community

Course Organization

This NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate course builds on knowledge secured during NCSP® Foundation Certificate study and covers the following topics:

  • Course Introduction
  • The Threat Landscape
    • Digital business threats
    • Thinking like a threat actor

​​The Cyber Resilient Organization

    • Organizational strategy and associated cybersecurity risk
    • Using the NIST-CSF to manage strategy-risk
    • Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover

​​“Understanding” Organizational Capability

    • Governance and assurance
    • Planning
    • Design (people, process, technology, culture)
    • Change management
    • Operate and execute
    • Innovation

​​“Enabling” Organizational Capability

    • Adopt and adapt
    • Protection of business value
    • A FastTrack™ approach to continual improvement

​​“Improving” Organizational Capability using NIST 800-53

    • Gap analysis
    • NIST 800-53 control groups
    • Alignment of NIST 800-53 control groups to organizational capabilities:
      • Governance and assurance
      • Planning
      • Design (people, process, technology, culture)
      • Change management
      • Operate and execute
      • Innovation

​​“Assuring” Organizational Capability using NIST 800-53

    • 800-53 control implementation
    • 800-53 control audit
    • Assurance
    • Cybersecurity risk management capability
    • The link to organizational strategy-risk

A Scalable Solution

    • Business Context
    • From ‘Simple’ to ‘More Complex’
    • Scalable, “appropriate” Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • Course Closure

Learning Objectives

This course will empower candidates with the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand and describe 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, using the NIST 800-53 Standard as an informative reference
  • Understand and describe how to create, protect, and deliver digital business value

CySec Professionals Ltd is an APMG International Accredited Training Organisation (ATO).

This NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate course is UK NCSC Certified Training.

Exam fees are included in the price.

Exam Format

  • 65 questions
  • 120 minute exam
  • Pass Mark – 65% (42 out of 65 marks)
  • Open book
  • Online, proctored/invigilated exam
    • Paper based, proctored/invigilated classroom exam delivery is available on request

This is an open book exam with sixtyfive (65) multiple-choice questions with a single correct answer from 4-choices (A, B, C, D).

Questions may appear in any of the following forms (sample, not an exhaustive list):

  • Which of the following is true, correct, most correct?
  • Which of the following statements is NOT correct?
  • Which of the following statements addresses X?
  • How would you show Y?
  • What is…?
  • What is missing from…?
  •  _____ is a correct way to…?
  • How would you describe…?
  • How would you explain…?
  • What is the main idea of…?
  • Which is the best choice…?

Access to the course lasts for 12 months allowing delegates to complete the course and exam in their own time.

“Sitting the NCSP® online courses and taking the exams has allowed us to re-model our business to not only offer better cyber security solutions, but more importantly improve our communication with clients and assist them in implementing a proper cybersecurity framework based on the NIST-CSF.”

JB, Cybersecurity Consultant (Consultancy Sector), UK – NCSP® self-paced, eLearning delegate

“I will like to appreciate the team at cybersecurity-professionals.com who have put this course together it is a great course, it was very really well structured, highly informative and the course materials were excellent. I would highly recommend the NCSP® programme to all those in or looking to start a career in cyber.”

AN, Director of Information Technology (IT Sector), Kenya – NCSP® self-paced, eLearning delegate

“After recently completing the online NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) Foundation Certificate and being welcomed into the online mentoring community, I would like to provide the fantastic feedback that this course deserves.  The program was carefully designed and allowed me to progress at a speed that suited me as it was self-paced, this suited myself as a learner, allowing me to plan my study around work and family commitments. I found that all Chapters where well-presented and easy to understand and provided a solid foundation for understanding Cyber Risk, the NIST Cyber Security Framework alongside the core functions and Implementation Tiers. I now have a firm grasp of what I learnt and look forward to sitting the exam and progressing onto the next qualification as a NCSP® Practitioner.  I have certainly benefited from completing this programme. When you have tangible end results after taking a course, I can conclude this was a great one!”

NM, Senior Cyber Security Analyst (Retail Sector), UK – NCSP® self-paced, eLearning delegate

“Having recently completed the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) Foundation course, I found it informative, well-structured and easy to follow. The course has given me a great understanding of how the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) can be applied and how its core elements work. The course set me really well for the APMG exam and I achieved the required score without any real issues or gaps in my knowledge and I put this down to the online learning that was supported with comprehensive study documents and lessons plans. I would highly recommend both the course and the learning provider who gave me support throughout, answering many questions on my next steps. I’m now looking to complete the NCSP® Practitioners Course in the coming weeks!”

JO, Project Manager (Financial Sector), UK – NCSP® self-paced, eLearning delegate

“Having been keen to break into the Cyber Security industry as a change of career direction, my research led me to the NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP) Programme. The Foundation course is a great entry level introduction to this framework and has already landed me my first contract. As a service leaver looking to secure my civilian future in cyber, this course was exactly what I was looking for. A great introduction to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and I am already planning to book the Practitioner level course.”

AB, IT Business Analyst (Financial Sector), UK – NCSP® self-paced, eLearning delegate

“I’ve been doing a lot of security transformation work across the UK public sector and used the NIST Cybersecurity frameworks (NIST-CSF) as a reference to validate levels of capability and provide clear roadmaps for improvement. I found the on-line videos and PDF workbooks to be an excellent way to build my knowledge and interpretation of the NIST-CSF and how it can be practically applied. The balance of information about security controls and risks, alongside Digital Transformation and agile way of working through incremental improvements really resonated with me and my experience in delivering IT services across the UK public sector.”

JK, Consultancy Practice Owner (Consulting Sector), UK – NCSP® self-paced, eLearning delegate

“I was well prepared and passed the NCSP® Boot Camp exam on the first try. The NCSP® courses helped me learn the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to engineer, operationalize, and continually improve a cybersecurity program based on the NIST cybersecurity framework.   Thank you, for all your help! I will highly recommend the NCSP® courses to my colleagues across the globe.”

NK, Leading global insurance organisation with operations in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions – NCSP® self-paced, eLearning delegate

Access to the course lasts for 12 months allowing delegates to complete the course and exam in their own time.

CySec Professionals Ltd is an APMG International Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) and is a provider of NCSC Certified Training.