Foundation Certificate in Information Security


Based upon international standards and industry best practice, the course introduces the fundamental concepts and top four disciplines of information security and how these form part of the overall business strategy of the organisation:

  • information security management
  • information risk management
  • business continuity management
  • information security architecture

The course culminates in a one-hour Foundation Certificate exam issued by GCI (Global Certification Institute). The certificate is useful to both the individual and employer in terms of attesting to the level of professional ability an individual has attained.

Audience Profile

  • IT professionals taking on additional security responsibilities e.g. network/system administrators, systems analysts
  • anyone in IT who needs to have a better understanding of information security
  • anyone considering moving into the information / cyber security area
  • business managers and other people in general business who need to better appreciate the key issues in information security.


At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • be able to define and explain the key terms used in information security and use these terms correctly and appropriately
  • be able to explain and justify a number of the key concepts in information security and explain these concepts correctly and appropriately
  • understand the significance of information risk management to business
  • understand and be able to apply basic information risk management terminology
  • understand basic information risk management principles
  • define and explain the key terms used in business continuity management in their appropriate context
  • explain and justify a number of the key concepts of business continuity management
  • explain the overall business continuity life-cycle
  • describe the role of the security architect and the concept of security architectures in context of enterprise architectures
  • explain the skills, especially soft skills, an SA must possess
  • explain the concepts and design principles used by security architects when designing systems. Design principles such as least privilege, segregation of duties are described
  • describe security architectures at a high level using appropriate contextual terms and have enough knowledge to describe architectural concepts related to security concerns
  • understand the format and scoring of the examination
  • be prepared to take and pass the FCIS examination.


There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.


On-Site Training

If you need training for three or more people, ask us about training at your site. You can enjoy the convenience of reduced travel cost and time, as well as a familiar environment for your staff. Additionally, we can customise the course for your business needs.

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