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Digital Skills, Finance, AML & Compliance

ICTTF NIST Cyber Security Expert

Course details




€1,169 (plus VAT if applicable) (representing a 10% discount on the ICTTF standard fee). Online self-study for 90 days. Next start date 31 December 2023

Course Overview

ICA have partnered with the International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF) to offer the “NIST Cyber Security Expert”, a course that has been developed to teach businesses how to establish and operationalise a cyber security expert programme based on the NIST Cyber Security Framework.

This non-tech syllabus encompasses a real-life pragmatic approach to understanding the fundamental concepts of cyber risk management.

Course Content

This is an online course with 90 days access to all training material and exams.

The syllabus assumes a non-technical student and covers a range of topics from identification of cyber risks through to risk management options:

  • Cyber Threat Landscape
  • Cyber Risk Management Fundamentals
  • Anatomy of the Cyber Security Framework
  • NIST CSF Function – Identify
  • NIST CSF Function – Protect
  • NIST CSF Function – Detect
  • NIST CSF Function – Respond
  • NIST CSF Function – Recover
  • Establishing a Cyber Risk Programme

The training material comprises rich interactive media such as videos, infographics and course notes. There are also opportunities for collaborative learning and networking via discussion forums. Each module contributes equally towards the continuous evaluation of students and form part of their overall assessment and scoring.

Course Benefits

This course syllabus has been specifically designed to be collaborative and bring together business leaders of various disciplines within an organisation. They are the key stakeholders in designing, implementing or supporting the cyber risk management programme of an organisation. Key cyber risk management stakeholders include

  • C-Suite
  • Head of IT/Security
  • CCO – Chief Compliance Officer
  • Cyber Security/Risk/Compliance Teams
  • Legal
  • Procurement
  • Head of Business Units
  • Technology Leaders/Project Managers
  • Management Professionals/Team Leaders
  • Digital Consultants

Please note that this course is not mapped in accordance with the levels set within the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


The course comprises 10 modules with an online exam at the end of each module. The pass score for each module is 80% and you have to obtain an average score of 80% or higher across all modules to be successfully certified. You can re-sit each of the module exams three times if required during your 90-day access.

Certification lasts for three years from the date awarded. From June 2023 a recertification exam will be available online at There will be a fee of €500 for the recertification exam or any resits required. If students elect to recertify by re-enrolling in the course they have that option and will receive a €500 discount off the cost of the course.


No previous cyber security knowledge is assumed, and the course is appropriate for all levels

Next Steps

Whilst the GTA facilitates the training for ICA/ICTTF qualifications, you need to enrol online directly with ICTTF. Scroll down when you reach this page and enter Guernsey when it asks ‘Where are you based?’ You can then follow the process to enrol.

€1,169 (plus VAT if applicable) (representing a 10% discount on the ICTTF standard fee). There will be a fee for the recertification exam or any resits required.

Course Tutor

  • Paul Dwyer

    Paul C Dyer – President of ICTTF – has been a certified industry professional by the International Information Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and selected for the IT Governance Expert Panel.

    Paul is an honorary fellow of the ICS Irish Computer Society, approved by the National Crime Faculty and the HTCN High Tech Crime Network.

    Paul has worked extensively around the world and his diverse career spans more than 25 years working with military, law enforcement and the commercial sector.

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