Foundation—NIST Cybersecurity Professional Certificate

Understand today’s cybersecurity challenges and how organizations implementing a NCSF program can mitigate these issues.
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The NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) training program teaches individuals and organizations how to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program. This Foundation training course outlines current cybersecurity challenges and explains how organizations who operationalize a NIST-CSF program across an enterprise and its supply chain can mitigate these challenges.

​This course, is the first examinable course in a series of NIST Cyber Security Professional (NCSP®) training courses designed to help organizations create a culture-driven, adaptive, cyber-resilient enterprise capable of creating, protecting, and delivering digital business value.

Topics of Study

  • Today’s Digital Economy

  • Understanding Cyber Risks

  • The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Fundamentals

  • Core Functions, Categories & Subcategories

  • Implementation Tiers

  • Developing Framework Profiles

  • Cybersecurity Improvement



There is no pre-requisite to take this course. 

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 program and those looking for a baseline knowledge of the NIST-CSF who are considering a career in cybersecurity.


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 USA.

Course Format: Online, Self-Directed
Begin the Sunday following successful enrollment.
Tuition: $995
CEUs: .4
Registration Opens:


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Earn Your Certificate

This course is accredited through APMG International.


Anticipate 4+ hours working through the program.

Getting Started

Begin your class on the Sunday following successful enrollment.

Patrick von Schlag

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Patrick von Schlag

Patrick von Schlag has worked in Information Technology business sectors for 30 years. He is President of Deep Creek Center, a leading best practice consulting and training organization. Mr. von Schlag is the global master instructor and delivery lead for the NCSP (NIST Cybersecurity Professional) program, as well as a sought-after consultant assisting organizations in adopting Agile disciplines in support of their digital transformation strategies.

Upon successful completion of the NIST Cybersecurity Professional Certificate, a voucher will be issued with a link to the online Certifying Exam. There is no additional cost to take the certifying exam, it is included in your course tuition.

  • NCSP® Foundation Certificate digital courseware

  • Exam fees included

  • Certificate of Attendance

  • NCSP® Foundation 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