Foundation Certificate in Information Security (FCIS)
Duration: 2 days / 17 hours (price includes the GCI FCIS exam)
The Foundation Certificate in Information Security (FCIS) course is designed to provide the foundation of knowledge necessary for individuals who have IT or information security responsibilities as part of their day-to-day role, or who are thinking of moving into an information security function. Every member of IT staff should have this knowledge. If your IT staff do not know what a Business Impact Analysis is or do not understand the significance of Risk Assessments or do not know what to do during an incident, then it may be time to baseline all your IT staff with this course. The FCIS course introduces the concept of and disciplines within Information Assurance and how this can contribute to and form part of the overall business strategy for an organisation. It provides the opportunity for those exploring or moving into information security roles to enhance or refresh their knowledge and, in the process, gain a recognised industry qualification, regulated by the Global Certification Institute (GCI). This is useful to both the individual and employer in terms of attesting to the level of professional ability an individual has attained.
Based upon international standards and industry best practice, this course provides a great foundation for anyone starting a career in Information/Cyber Security or who are taking on extra Information Security responsibilities. 17 hours of condensed knowledge + a 1 hour exam proves your understanding of the top five disciplines of Information Assurance. The InfoSec Skills FCIS course primes the student with all the knowledge needed to sit the Global Certification Institute (GCI) Foundation Certificate in Information Security (FCIS) examination.
Why should you attend?
This course is intended for anyone who has an interest in information security, either for potential or existing security professionals, or as an additional part of his or her general business knowledge, for example, the material covered on this course would make good supporting material for network/system administrators who have, or who are taking on, additional security responsibilities, business managers, IT managers, security analysts and IT staff. When used as a baseline for all IT staff this course ensures that they speak the same language as your security team and that they understand why the security team do what they do.
Knowledge of IT would be advantageous but not essential. An understanding of the general principles of information technology security would be useful.
The course consists of 5 modules:
- Module 1 – Introduction to Information Security Management
- Module 2 – Introduction to Information Risk Management
- Module 3 – Introduction to Business Continuity Management
- Module 4 – Introduction to Information Assurance Architecture
- Module 5 - Soft Skills and Incident Handling
- Module 6 – Preparation for the FCIS exam
- Bonus Topic - Web Application Security & OWASP Top 10
Each topic contains a quiz that enables a student to test their knowledge of the information covered in that topic. At the end of each module the student must undertake a test to assess their understanding of the information provided in that module and to see if the objectives of the module have been met. At the end of the course, we provide an overview of the format, structure and scoring of the exam that prepares you for the Global Certification Institute (GCI) - Foundation Certificate in Information Security (FCIS) exam.
On attending this course you will be provided with:
- Course handbook containing all course slides and notes
- Classroom exercises
- Sample exam questions
These are yours to keep so you can re-run the course as many times as you wish or use them for future reference.