NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate

NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate

Course Outline

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, the 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.

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
Design (people, process, technology, culture)
Change management
Operate and execute

​​“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
Design (people, process, technology, culture)
Change management
Operate and execute

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

800-53 control implementation
800-53 control audit
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


NCSP® Foundation Certificate.

NCSP® Pathway

Students who complete and successfully pass the associated NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate exam progress onto NCSP® Specialist study and associated exams:

NCSP® 800-171 Specialist
NCSP® ISO 27001 Specialist

Target Audience

For IT, Business and Cyber Security professionals who will play an active or passive role in engineering, operationalizing and continually improving an organizations NIST-CSF programme and those looking for a baseline knowledge of the NIST-CSF who are considering a career in cybersecurity.

Delivery Options

Self-paced, eLearning
16-hour online self-study course.

Instructor led
5-day virtual or in person instructor led course.