CEPAS Certified – Data Breach and how to Manage it

CEPAS Certified – Data Breach and how to Manage it
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Has your company taken the right measure to avoid data breaches and mitigate the risk? Is your 3rd party network prepared? If you suffer a breach, do you have the right processes in place to manage it and ensure you take the right remedial action? Under GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act of 2018 there are regulations that protect and regulate the use of an individual’s personal data. This course will look at how to avoid breaches of data privacy and how to minimise the effects.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was introduced and took effect on 25 May 2018. Article 33 and 34 of the GDPR introduced demanding requirements in response to a personal data breach, whether to report it and if the data subject should be notified.

Key to breach management is understanding what data and what categories of date you hold, how to identify a breach, when it is notifiable and what a notification must contain. This course will examine all these elements.

Who should take this course?

When a breach or possible breach is suspected, the Data Protection / Security officer in any organisation will need to be aware of key steps to take. Risk officers and personnel with responsibility for compliance, information security and data management as well as those responsible for cyber security- all will benefit from this course.


Exam purposes

The exam for the certification has the aim to verify the candidate skills and competencies in relation to the general and specific themes at issue.

Examination Procedure

Written Examination

The aim of the written examination is to provide the evidence of understanding the competencies of the Privacy professionals.

The written exam consists of a mix of knowledge/insight questions and GDPR statements and Multiple-Choice questions the candidate has to answer. Hereunder the number of questions and the available time:

ExamNr of questionsPercentageAvailable Time (mins)
Video Gaming Industry GDPR Specialist 40 85% 20 min
GDPR Acknowledged 40 85% 20 min
GDPR Marketing Specialist 60 85% 30 min
GDPR Breach Management Specialist 90 85% 45 min

Each correct answer value is 1 point, while at a wrong answer is associated 0 point. The pass/fail criteria is established in 85% of correct answers.

The written examination can be done using an online tool where the participant has to log into a web-based server where the questions will be answered directly on the tool and the final evaluation will be done automatically by the system returning a pass/fail result based on the 85% correct answer criteria.


The online tool will calculate automatically the pass/fail result for each candidate. Tests have been designed from examiners approved by CEPAS. Examiners have to ensure the integrity of the exam and give evidence of having an higher working experience than trainees.

Exam location

The written exam via the online platform, issued by the Evaluation Body recognized and accredited by CEPAS.


  • When candidates meet the prerequisites and pass the written exam and, they will be awarded with the Certification of Competences for Privacy professionals, in the specific field of application.
  • The certified person is therefore enrolled in Registry of CEPAS and receives certification, according to his/her specific profile and level.


  • Identify a notifiable breach and understand what is required if such a breach occurs, by you and your organisation
  • Contain the breach and consider whether to report it and then manage the response. Again, we examine how you should respond
  • Understand the factors to consider, how to assess risk and how to mitigate it
  • Learn how to deal with breaches, avoid and eradicate them as well as how to recover if a breach occurs
  • At the end of this course there is a short multiple-choice test.


  • All courses have been written by our team of multiskilled, data privacy experts whose experience across global sectors for many years provide you with practical advice and interpretation to help you learn.
  • Self-paced online learning means you can access the course 24/7 and revisit whenever you like, studying at your own page. Your progress is monitored so you know where you are in the course.
  • Well-designed navigation means the course is easy to work through
  • Technical support is on hand should you run into difficulties
  • Every course ends with a test which gives you the confidence that you have developed your understanding and knowledge.
Course Code
Online Course with Exam
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
Tutor Available
1 gigahertz (GHz)
1 GB
Operating Systems
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Mac OS
Internet Explorer 8 or above
Google Chrome
Safari 6 or above
Mozilla Firefox
Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android