Privacy and Data Protection Essentials

Training available in 3 learning modes



Wherever personal data is collected, stored, used, and finally deleted or destroyed, privacy concerns arise. With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the Council of the European Union attempts to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). This regulation affects every organization that processes EU personal data. PDPF covers the main subjects related to the GDPR.

Privacy and Data Protection Essentials (PDPE) is a certification that validates a professional’s knowledge about organizing the protection of personal data, the EU rules and regulations regarding data protection.

 Training objectives

 This awareness training focuses on:

  •  Privacy and data protection fundamentals & regulation
  • Organizing data protection
  • Practice of data protection

Target group

Everyone that wants or needs to have a basic understanding of data protection and European legal requirements as defined in the GDPR. The Essentials exam is exceptionally suitable for everyone that needs to make informed decisions regarding the privacy and data protection of their own data.

Bloom level

The Privacy & Data Protection Essentials certification tests candidates at Bloom Level 1 and Level 2 according to Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy:

  • Bloom Level 1: Remembering – relies on recall of information. Candidates will need to absorb, remember, recognize and recall. This is the building block of learning before candidates can move on to higher levels.

Training duration

Contact hours (face to face learning)

The recommended number of contact hours for this training course is 7. This includes group assignments, exam preparation and short breaks. This number of hours does not include homework, the exam session and lunch breaks.

Indication study effort

20 hours, depending on existing knowledge.

Training requirements

This training does not require any prerequisites.


Jamal SAAD

Certification body 


Privacy and Data Protection Essentials

Last modified: Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 4:55 PM