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Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO)

About Certification

GSDC's Certified Data Protection Officer Certification empowers you to acquire the skills and gain knowledge and competence to efficiently execute and manage a compliant framework with an aim to safeguard the personal data. A Data Protection Officer is the one who completely comprehends the gap between the present organizational process and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) including procedures, privacy policies, consent forms, data protection impact assessments, and working instructions. Certified Data Protection Officer Certification's course module gives you the authority to practice good personal data protection management so that you can contribute towards increasing business efficiency and effectiveness, boosting customer confidence, maintaining vendor relationships, and enhancing your organization's public image.

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Certified Data Protection Officer certification shares a deep understanding of:

  1. Injecting the required skills of an efficient Data Protection Officer
  2. Distribution of knowledge required to execute and manage compliant frameworks
  3. Delivering an in-depth knowledge of approaches and concepts required in effective alignment with GDPR
  4. Distribution of knowledge to manage a team implementing the GDPR
  5. Empowering participants for analysis and decision making expertise in the context of personal data protection
  6. Acknowledging participants to advise their organizations in managing personal data


Target Audience


Senior managers and DPO responsible for the protection of personal data of an organization and the management of multiple risks.

Consultants or project managers who desire to support and assist an organization in the execution of the new procedures and adoption of the new requirements cited in the GDPR

Expert advisors in personal data security.

Compliance experts and technical experts desiring to prepare for the job of a Data Protection Officer.



Few benefits of getting a Data Protection Officer. certification are:

Showcase your expertise in the data protection field.

Get hired easily.

Enhance the public image of your organization

Contribute directly towards increasing business in an effective way



A fundamental understanding of the GDPR and primary knowledge of the present data protection legal requirements is required.



There will be a multiple-choice exam of 40 marks.
You need to acquire 26+ marks to clear the exam.
If you fail, you can retake the exam after one day.
In case a Participant does not score a passing percentage then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.


Sample Certificate


Exam Syllabus

1. Introduction of Data Protection

  • Introducing Data Protection
  • Why is Data Protection required?
  • Key Data Protection Approaches
  • Data Protection Regulations
2.Personal Data Protection
  • Working with Personal Data
  • Processing Personal Data
  • The Rights of the Subject
  • Encountering Challenges
3. Information Provision
  • Controller Obligations
  • Data Processing activities
  • Data Subjects & supervisory authorities
4. The Security Context
  • Data Breaches
  • Incident Response Plans
  • The Supervisory Authority
  • Recovering from Incidents
  • Recording Incidents

5.Performing a Personal Data Audit

  • What is a Personal Data Audit?
  • The DPO's Role
  • Collecting PII
  • Securing Personal Data
6.Information Provision
  • Controller obligations
  • Data processing activities
7.Conducting a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
  • What is a DPIA?
  • When are DPIAs required?
  • DPIAs and the DPO
  • DPIAs through the Life Cycle

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