About the certification


The NIST Privacy Framework provides a common language for understanding, managing, and communicating privacy risk with internal and external stakeholders. The framework is adaptable to any organization’s role(s) in the data processing ecosystem. It can be used to help identify and prioritize actions for reducing privacy risk, and it is a tool for aligning policy, business, and technological approaches to managing that risk. The Privacy Framework Foundation (NIST) is an entry-level certification intended for professionals seeking to validate their knowledge of the NIST Privacy Framework. The Privacy Framework Foundation (NIST) certification exam is based on The NIST Privacy Framework Version 1.0.

The exam includes topics such as Key Terms and definitions, the Privacy Framework components (Core, Profiles, and Implementation Tiers), Cybersecurity and Privacy Risk Management, Privacy Risk Assessment, the Privacy Framework Core Structure (Functions, Categories, and Subcategories), the five Privacy Framework Functions (Identify-P, Govern-P, Control-P, Communicate-P, and Protect-P), Profiles, Implementation Tiers, Mapping to Informative References, Accountability, Establishing or Improving a Privacy Program (Ready, Set, and Go), Applying to the System Development Life Cycle, Using within the Data Processing Ecosystem, and Informing Buying Decisions.

The Privacy Framework Foundation (NIST) certification exam is an online, closed-book, and remotely-proctored exam. It includes 40 questions and the passing score is 70%. You will have 60 minutes to complete the exam.

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Privacy Framework Foundation (NIST)

Exam details


Exam code

ITC-066

Launch date

December 4, 2021

Exam description

The Privacy Framework Foundation (NIST) exam tests the candidate knowledge in the NIST Privacy Framework.

Current version

1.0

Exam format

Multiple choice; computer-based; closed book

Number of questions

40 questions

Passing score

70% (28 out of 40)

Exam duration

60 minutes

Level

Foundation

Languages

English and Brazilian-Portuguese

Exam description

Key Terms and definitions, the Privacy Framework components (Core, Profiles, and Implementation Tiers), Cybersecurity and Privacy Risk Management, Privacy Risk Assessment, the Privacy Framework Core Structure (Functions, Categories, and Subcategories), the five Privacy Framework Functions (Identify-P, Govern-P, Control-P, Communicate-P, and Protect-P), Profiles, Implementation Tiers, Mapping to Informative References, Accountability, Establishing or Improving a Privacy Program (Ready, Set, and Go), Applying to the System Development Life Cycle, Using within the Data Processing Ecosystem, and Informing Buying Decisions.

RECOMMENDED HOURS OF STUDY

16 hours

Bloom's Taxonomy

Level 1 (Remembering), Level 2 (Understanding) and Level 3 (Applying)

Recommended reading

• The NIST Privacy Framework Version 1.0 - https://www.nist.gov/privacy-framework/privacy-framework

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this certification

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in Privacy and Data Protection

Validity period

Lifetime

How to get certified


1

Browse our certification programs and choose your certification.

2

Discover the exam objectives and prepare for your exam.

3

Register for your online proctored exam.

4

Take your online proctored exam in the comfort of your home or office.

5

Congratulations! You are certified!

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  • Which languages are the exams available in?

    Our exams are currently available in English and Portuguese (Brazilian).

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