DVMS NIST Cybersecurity Professional Foundation Certificate

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Course Information

Digital business value is something every employee is responsible for securing every day. Cybersecurity is an intrinsic aspect of digital business value and must be factored into an organization’s strategy and culture.

This online self-paced course focusing on the fundamentals of digital transformation, cybersecurity risk management, NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and NIST CSF management systems, is an ideal option for both individuals and larger teams.

Access to this course lasts for 12 months allowing students to complete the course based on their schedule.

About the DVMS Institute’s NIST Cybersecurity Professional Program

The Digital Value Management System® (DVMS) Institute’s NIST Cybersecurity Professional Program is designed to help organizations create a culture-driven, adaptive, cyber-resilient enterprise capable of creating, protecting, delivering digital business value, and how the NIST CSF can be used to help manage digital business risks and ensure improved governance.

Accredited through APMG International, assured through the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and listed as qualified cyber training by Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in the USA, the NIST Cybersecurity Professional training program teaches individuals and organizations how to engineer, operationalize and continually improve a NIST CSF Program.

Course Pathway

There are no prerequisites to enroll in this course.

After completing this course and passing the exam, students progress to the NIST Cybersecurity Professional 800-53 Practitioner Certificate level of study.


There is 1 exam in this course offering. Exam fees are included in the price.

Exam Format

  • 40 questions
  • 60 minute exam
  • Pass Mark – 60% (24 out of 40 questions)
  • Closed book
  • Online proctored exam
  • Paper based, proctored classroom exam delivery is available on request

This is an open book exam with 65 multiple-choice questions with a single correct answer. Questions may appear in any of the following forms (sample, not an exhaustive list): 

  • Which of the following is true, correct, most correct?
  • Which of the following statements is NOT correct?
  • Which of the following statements addresses X?
  • How would you show Y?
  • What is…?
  • What is missing from…?
  •  _____ is a correct way to…?
  • How would you describe…?
  • How would you explain…?
  • What is the main idea of…?
  • Which is the best choice…?


GRC Academy is an authorized reseller of the DVMS Institute’s NIST Cybersecurity Professional program. All orders will be fulfilled by Solutions³ LLC. After purchasing the course, you should receive a course enrollment email within 24 – 48 hours.

What Will You Learn

  • Fundamentals of digital transformation
  • Fundamentals of cybersecurity risk management
  • Fundamentals of the NIST CSF
  • How operationalizing NIST CSF can mitigate cybersecurity challenges

Course Content

Chapter 1: Course Introduction, Resources and Agenda00:24:00
Chapter 2: Digital Evolution00:44:25
Chapter 3: Understanding Cyber Risk00:35:35
Chapter 4: NIST Cybersecurity Framework Fundamentals00:37:16
Chapter 5: Core Functions, Categories and Subcategories00:54:14
Chapter 6: Implementing Tiers and Profiles00:42:29
Chapter 7: Beyond the Framework01:50:59

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  • All Levels
  • 1 Total Enrolled

  • 5 Hours 48 Minutes Duration

  • 7 Lectures

  • 12-Month Access

  • February 12, 2024 Last Updated

A course by

DVMS Institute

Taught by

Director of Global Services

Material Includes

  • 12-month access to digital courseware
  • 12-month exam voucher validity (exam fees included)
  • NIST Cybersecurity Professional LinkedIn community
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Credly Digital Badge


  • Organizations
  • Business / Cybersecurity / IT professionals
  • Individuals