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EU GDPR Foundations Course

This free online course is designed to teach you everything that needs to be done within your company to be compliant with EU GDPR. This is a beginner-level course, requiring no prior knowledge in data protection regulation.

After passing the exam, you will receive a certificate – a proof that you have a working knowledge of all the GDPR requirements.

The course is organized into 9 modules (content for each module is listed below), and each module has several video lectures and practical activities that will help you learn more quickly. At the end of each module, a practice test will help prepare you for the certification exam. All the video lectures are pre-recorded, conveniently allowing access to the course from anywhere at any time.

  • The total course duration, including the reading of required materials, is approximately 8 hours.
  • Materials provided in the course (video lectures, articles, and activity questions) include all the information you need to learn in order to pass the certification exam.
  • There is no time limit to complete the course, but once you begin, it is recommended that you finish within one week’s time.
  • The access to this course and to the practice exams is completely free; the fee for the online certification exam is 249 EUR – after you pass the exam, we’ll send you your certificate in a matter of days.
  • After you purchase the exam, you will receive a bonus PDF containing scripts from all of the video lectures, activity questions, practice exams, and links to additional reading.

Course Curriculum

Introduction
Introduction to the course 00:00:00
Module 1: Privacy origins and GDPR basics
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
Short history of privacy legislation 00:00:00
The General Data Protection Regulation 00:00:00
Related frameworks 00:00:00
Key terms 00:00:00
Key roles 00:00:00
Top myths about GDPR 00:00:00
Business activities that are most impacted by GDPR 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 2: Legitimate purposes and principles
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
Legitimate purposes of processing personal data 00:00:00
GDPR principles 00:00:00
Understanding the principles through an example 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 3: Transparency through Privacy Notice
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
The basics of Privacy Notices 00:00:00
Requirements and contents of a Privacy Notice 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 4: Inventory of processing activities and retention
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
Inventory of Processing Activities – why and what? 00:00:00
Retention of personal data – why and what? 00:00:00
Fulfilling inventory and retention requirements – who and how? 00:00:00
Specific information required for controllers 00:00:00
Specific information required for processors 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 5: Consent and Data Subject Access Requests
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
Consent – the basics 00:00:00
How and when to ask for consent 00:00:00
Data subject rights 00:00:00
Basic rules for data subject access rights (DSAR) 00:00:00
DSAR requests 00:00:00
DSAR exemptions and rejections 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 6: Data Protection Impact Assessment and risk assessments
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
What is Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)? 00:00:00
Step 1: Listing and grouping data processing activities 00:00:00
Steps 2 and 3: The threshold questionnaire & determining if DPIA is needed 00:00:00
Step 4: Answer the Data Protection Impact Assessment questionnaire 00:00:00
Steps 5 and 6: Identify and list key security risks 00:00:00
Step 7: Recording the implementation; maintenance 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 7: Security of personal data and privacy by design
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
What is privacy by design? 00:00:00
Policies to be implemented to ensure security of personal data 00:00:00
Best practices to implement privacy by design policies 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 8: Data transfers and managing third parties
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
Introduction to data transfers 00:00:00
How can data transfers be enabled? 00:00:00
Managing third parties 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Module 9: Data breaches
Introduction and suggested reading 00:00:00
The data breach basics 00:00:00
Data breach response 00:00:00
Data breach notifications 00:00:00
After a data breach 00:00:00
Related documentation 00:00:00
Practice exam 00:00:00
Instructions for taking the exam and obtaining the certificate 00:00:00

Benefits of getting the certificate

A certificate of competence proves that you attended the eTraining course and that you passed the certification exam. This ensures that you understand and can apply the knowledge you gained in each of the course's modules.

How to get certified?

It's simple:
1) Watch complete videos of all lectures, and answer all practice exams.
2) Pass the online certification exam.

Course Script

If you decide to purchase the exam you will get the PDF script from the course completely free. The script includes everything said in the videos and all activity questions as well as practice exams.

This way, you can access course materials any time you like, making it much easier to practice and prepare for the exam.

Course Reviews

  1. GDPR foundation course

    Excellent training material and gives lot of insights into GDPR

    5
  2. GDPR Seminar

    I recomend attending the specific couurce in order to understand the whole regulation and the actions that may be needed.

    Stefanos Stefanou
    Junior GDPR Consultant

    5
  3. EU GDPR Training Review

    A clear and detailed breakdown of the new EU GDPR that has given a good insight into the policy. Very helpful and would recommend that this is completed by anyone who needs a more in depth understanding of the EU GDPR.

    5
  4. Breaking down the EU GDPR articles into a very easy and interactive session

    Breaking down the EU GDPR articles into a very easy and interactive session

    5
  5. EU GDPR Training Review

    Thank you for providing information pertaining to this in such a comprehensive and lucid manner. The information is exhaustive and examples are relevant.

    4
  6. GDPR Course-Clear & Concise

    Neatly designed with basic concepts & followed by examples. For consultants very useful. Language is easy & clear.

    Vijay Bhalerao
    IS Auditor & Consultant

    5
  7. Awesome course !!!

    Very well explained by the professor, with great GDPR knowledge. All the videos are understandable with easy designs. Very very very good!!! Congrats to all

    5
  8. Very clear and easy to understand

    It is great help in getting overview and understanding of GDPR regulation.
    Clearly explained and divided in manageable chunks.

    5
  9. GDPR Foundation Course

    The Instructor is well knowledgeable about the GDPR and it regulations as such he delivers the lessons clearly and simple so that you can understand the content,

    The course is a must to take and I will certainly do the certification from Advisera and I hope I can convince my organization to get the toolkit.

    David W. Blake
    IT Security Operations Specialist.

    5
  10. I have just started the first 3 Modules and have found the video clips and documentation links very informative. I am looking forwardd to working towards completing the rest of the modules and would definitely recommend this foundation learning material. Marc Curtis

    I have just started the first 3 Modules and have found the video clips and documentation links very informative. I am looking forward to working towards completing the rest of the modules and would definitely recommend this foundation learning material to any GDPR continued personal development candidates.
    Marc Curtis
    Prince2 Certified Project Manager
    ITIL Certified Manager

    4
  11. Review of GDPR foundation course

    Very detailed where needed but not overburdening. Well made professional course. Might be beneficial if occasionally more than one trainer were used, or maybe a two-actors mini-video, like question and answer session.
    The trainer’s English was very clear.

    5
  12. Much needed clarity on GDPR !

    Have you seen that bit in the Matrix, when Neo was plugged in and after a few seconds he wakes up with that look of enlightenment and says “I know Kung Fu…”? Well that’s what it felt like after taking this excellent course!

    After months of trawling what feels like millions of GDPR articles and content, i found this and was immediately blown away by how easy it was to understand the concepts and regulations. I know that there’s still some more changes to come but what you have here is very good.

    Brilliantly put together, interesting and easy to understand. Well done and thank you Tudor !

    4
  13. Awesome course

    very nice explanations..clears basics very well..I recommend it

    5
  14. EU GDPR online training

    Hey Tudor,
    Thanks a lot for this lovely online training programme.
    Thanks for your time and effort devoted for this training.
    The nice part is explaining with relevant example. The whole training is divided into many small part(video), that is the very well thought approach. People can understand small small part rather than digesting big chunk at a time.
    Just a small suggestion, at some places, I found speed little faster. So, if there is a novice like me, sometimes it is difficult to go as fast as you can , while settling down the matter in mind, during training.

    Once again thanks a ton.

    Thanks & regards,
    Rama

    4
  15. EU GDPR feedback

    Though I liked the delivery of the course, I would have appreciated more graphic representations as well.

    5
  16. EU - GDPR Course - Practical and easy

    The course is presented in a simple and structured manner. It is the right foundation to understand the complexities of EU GDPR and apply the cognitive knowledge at work.

    5
  17. Very Useful

    Very useful overview of GDPR. I didn’t know much about it before and now feel much more equiped. The short snippets make it easy to digest.

    5
  18. Great course, well worth taking

    All the essentials comfortable laid out. Many examples are given. The slight accent and screenreading does not distract from the content. Additional further information resources are helpful.

    4
  19. EU GDPR Foundations Course

    Very useful to give a grounding in GDPR principles and requirements.
    Straight forward with clear explanations. Nicely broken up into the different modules.

    5
  20. Well detailed and provides a good grounding of GDPR

    Explanation are sufficient and detailed and the facilitator demonstrates very good expert knowledge.

    5
  21. Module 5

    still going through the course (I’m finishing Module 5) and thought I would point out a typo on a couple of slides:
    – Basic rules for DSAR – data subject access rights : should be data subject access requests
    – response to be provided within 30 days… it’s response with an ‘s’ not responce with a ‘c’!
    I hope this is useful

    4
  22. legal issues of GDPR

    I would like to know more about legal side of the GDPR(who is Authorized to check compliance, how can be solved differences between, for ex.risk assessment of the DPO and Authorities representative)

    4
  23. excellent introductionary courses

    nice short snippets of each data protection principle explained clearly with on screen text , useful examples and the animations

    5
  24. Great course for beginners

    This is a great course to get familiar with EU GDPR. Great thing to be able to get familiar with the regulation completely free.

    5
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Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can attend the course as long as you like; however, you should try to finish it in a couple of weeks because otherwise, you won’t get enough benefits out of it.

You can access it any time – the course is a combination of recorded video lectures, quizzes, reading, and other activities, and because all those materials are readily available, you can access them at a time that is convenient for you.

None. The course was made in such a way that a beginner in this topic can easily understand it.

Well, we have to make money somehow :). We have made most of the course freely available, but to access the exam and get the certificate you’ll have to pay a fee – by the way, this fee is by far smaller than the fee for attending the classroom-type course. Additionally, when you pay for the certificate, you will be able to download a PDF scripts from all of the video lectures, activity questions, practice exams, and links to additional reading. This way, you can access the content from the course and prepare for the exam much more easily.

The exam, as well as the whole course, is completely done online, from your office, your home, or any other place convenient for you. For the exam we use an online proctoring service – click here to learn more.

After you finish attending the course, you can go for the exam – if you finish this exam successfully, i.e., if your score is above the minimum, then you will receive the certificate. By the way, during the exam we use an online proctoring service that will ask for proof of your identity, and make sure that you have taken the exam with no external help. Click here to learn more about online proctoring.

The course is a combination of recorded video lectures, quizzes, reading, and other activities – the course takes you through all these materials in an optimal way.

You can access the course using your PC, Mac, or mobile device, using any major browser (i.e., Chrome, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Safari); a broadband Internet connection will also be needed. And, of course, enough time to attend the course.

The materials provided in the course – recorded video lectures, quizzes, reading, and other activities – are everything you need to successfully pass the exam and obtain the certificate. The best part is: they are completely free with unlimited access!

If you decide to purchase the exam, you will receive a bonus PDF containing scripts from all of the video lectures, activity questions, practice exams, and links to additional reading. This way, you can prepare for the exam much more easily.

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