NCSP® 800-53 Practitioner Certificate


5 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

The NCSP® 800-53 Specialist looks at the impact of adapting a principled approach to enterprise risk management framework to better support cybersecurity decisions within the context of the NIST 800-53 informative reference.

It guides students on the best approach to adapt, implement, and operate (AIO) a comprehensive cybersecurity program that integrates into existing organizational capabilities incorporating NIST 800-53. Study includes lectures, informative supplemental reference materials, workshops, and a formal examination - workshops are a critical aspect of the course and develop examinable material.

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 program teaches individuals and organizations how to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST Cyber Security Framework (NIST-CSF) Program.

This course includes an exam voucher (Proof of NCSP Foundation certification required).

Course Objectives

  • This NCSP 800-53 Specialist Certificate course guides students on the best approach to adapt, implement, and operate (AIO) a cybersecurity program that integrates into existing organizational capabilities incorporating NIST 800-53.
  • Who Should Attend?

    NCSP® Practitioners seeking to specialise in the design, adaption, operation and continuous improvement of a cyber security risk management system using NIST 800-53 as the informative reference.

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    Course Prerequisites

    NCSP® Practitioner level status via individual NCSP® Foundation Certificate and NCSP® Practitioner Certificate study or the combined NCSP® Boot Camp Certificate.


    1 - Course Introduction

    • Course Organization
    • Setting the Stage

    2 - Managing Risks in the Digital Age

    • Enterprise Risk Management Framework
    • COSO Overview
    • Enterprise Risk Management Framework Applied

    3 - Cybersecurity within a System

    • The importance of Systems Thinking
    • Governance & Culture and Strategy & Objectives
    • Service Value Management System
    • Z-X Model Overview

    4 - Z-X Model Capabilities

    • Z-X Model Plan
    • Z-X Model Design
    • Z-X Model Build & Deploy
    • Z-X Model Operate & Improve

    5 - Adapt

    • Overview of AIO
    • Cybersecurity Adopt & Adapt
    • Adapt in the Context of the Z-X Model
    • Preparations to Implement
    • Project Approach w/GQM
    • Metrics, Measurement & Balance

    6 - Implement

    • Implement & COSO Principles
    • Phase 0
    • Phase 1
    • Phase 2
    • Phase 3
    • Additional Controls

    7 - Operate & Improve

    • Operate, Improve & COSO Principles
    • Deliver Value & Integrate
    • Ongoing Improvement

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    Apr 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Jul 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
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