Step One: Apply for Enrolment and Pay the Course Fees.
The application process commences as soon as you enrol and pay for the course online. The CCRO online course includes continual evaluation of your performance and competency via online exams, written assignments and ILT sessions. The CCRS course is based on only module related online exams.
If you meet all the certification requirements which includes the adoption of the ICTTF Code of Ethics and successful performance on the required curriculum and competency evaluation, you will be certified and entitled to all of the rights and privileges associated with the designation. You need to recertify every three years.
Certification is by the board of the ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force and accredited by the ICA International Compliance Association.
What is a Cyber Risk Officer?
A Cyber Risk Officer is an individual with the knowledge, skills and experience to develop, implement or support a cyber security, risk and/or privacy program at an organization. It is often a secondary role to a primary role such as CISO or CCO. Aspiring CISO’s and other business leaders often become certified cyber risk officers in order to augment and/or validate their background for new challenges and roles, including board levels positions such as NxD’s.
What Does The Course Equip Students?
A comprehensive understanding of cyber risk management.
There is a Global IT security skills shortages and it has now surpassed four million according to a recent industry survey. The number of unfilled positions now stands at 4.07 million professionals, up from 2.93 million this time last year. This includes 561,000 in North America and a staggering 2.6 million shortfall in APAC. The shortage of skilled workers in the industry in Europe has soared by more than 100% over the same period, from 142,000 to 291,000.
The global security workforce needs to increase by a staggering 145% to cope with a surge in hiring demand. In Europe, this has come particularly in smaller companies with one-99 employees, as well as those with over 500 employees.In the report, over half (51%) of cybersecurity professionals said their organisation is at moderate or extreme risk due to staff shortages.
Do I need to have a Cyber Security Background?
No. The syllabus has been developed for a non-technical audience. When technical concepts are referenced in any way, they are fully explained.
It is assumed that you have very limited IT technical knowledge. This course is for business leaders and provides them with the knowledge, skill and confidence to liaise with technical subject matter experts by demystifying the jargon and concepts.
A CCRO Certification lasts for three years from the date awarded. From June 2023 a recertification exam will be available online at www.icttf.org. There will be a fee of €500 for the recertification exam or any resits required.
If students elect to recertify by re-enrolling in the course, they have that option and will receive €500 discount off the cost of the CCRO course.
What is the Course Format?
The ICTTF – CCRO (Certified Cyber Risk Officer) course is delivered entirely online with a combination of live ILT (Instructor Led Training) sessions with the Head Tutor, recorded videos, downloadable case books and interactive material.
This is an eight week course prefaced by an “Orientation Module”.
Overview: Introduction outlining the features of the online campus portal. Students get an opportunity to complete their online student profiles. Introductions to key support contacts.
Format: Video, PDF
Following the orientation module, each module becomes available on the Thursday morning of each week at 08:00 (Local Time – Dublin, Ireland).
Each module is comprised of the following materials:
- Reading Material (Case books and References in PDF Format)
- Video (Covering the Module Topic)
- 1 Hour Live ILT session with Head Tutor (Live every second week at 13:00 and available recorded
- Case Study: Video
- Online Assessment/Exam
- *Assignment (Written assignments are due by following Wed 12:00)
*There is a written assignment as part of the first 7 modules.
The structure of all educational modules (1-8) are very similar.
For the CCRO course, it is advised for the student to make an estimated commitment of 8-10 hours per week for each module. These assignments contribute towards the continuous evaluation of students and form part of their overall assessment and scoring.
What is the Pass Mark and How Does the Scoring Work?
The pass mark for successful certification on the CCRO course is 80%
Students are continually evaluated during the course.
Each Week There is an Online Module Assessment/ Exam – 8 in Total
For the First 7 Modules – There are also Written Assignments that have to be Submitted Each Week – 7 in Total
Scores are averaged across all 15 (exams + assignments) evaluated areas. The total average score across all assignments and exams is used to determine if a student is successfully certified.
What are the CCRO Key Dates and Times?
|Mon Jun 21st
|Thu Jun 24th
||Module 1 Available|
|Mon Jun 28th
||1 Hour Live ILT Session|
|Wed Jun 30th
||Complete Module 1 and Submit Assignment
|Thu Jul 1st
Module 2 Available
|Wed Jul 7th
||Complete Module 2 and Submit Assignment
|Thu Jul 8th
Module 3 Available
|Mon Jul 12th
1 Hour Live ILT Session
|Wed Jul 14th
||Complete Module 3 and Submit Assignment
|Thu Jul 15th
Module 4 Available
|Wed Jul 21st
||Complete Module 4 and Submit Assignment
|Thu Jul 22nd
Module 5 Available
|Mon Jul 26th
1 Hour Live ILT Session
Wed Jul 28th
||Complete Module 5 and Submit Assignment
|Thu Jul 29th
Module 6 Available
|Wed Aug 4th
||Complete Module 6 and Submit Assignment
|Thu Aug 5th
Module 7 Available
|Mon Aug 9th
1 Hour Live ILT Session
|Wed Aug 11th
||Complete Module 7 and Submit Assignment
|Thu Aug 12th
||Module 8 Available|
|Wed Aug 18th
||Complete Module 8 and Final
|Course Completed |
Results and Certifications Available
When are the Next Courses Starting?
June 21st - 2021
September 13th - 2021
What is the Cancellation Policy?
||A booking online reserves your place, this does not guarantee your place. Only *payment in full of the course fees will guarantee your place. You will be sent a registration email to complete your profile once payment in full has been received.|
|Installment Payment Option:
||If a student has elected to pay by instalments, they are fully committed and legally obligated to pay ALL instalments outlined.|
||Due to unforeseen circumstances, ICTTF Ltd may be compelled to cancel the course at short notice. In such circumstances, registrants will be entitled to a full refund of their course fee, or the course fee can be credited towards a future course.|
Notice of a
registrant’s intention to cancel their registration must be made in writing ([email protected] )
to ICTTF Ltd. In such cases, registrants will have the following options:
a replacement to attend in their place. Such notice must be made in writing at
least 5 days before the commencement of the course.
2) Defer to
a course commencing at a later date. Such notice must be made within 10 days of
the commencement of the course and is subject to availability.
who fail to attend the course will be charged 100% of the full fee.
registrant who has to cancel nominates a suitable replacement to attend in
their place, no cancellation penalty will be incurred unless the registrant has
already started the course. The suitable replacement must meet the Entry
Requirements for the
wishing to transfer to a later date will be billed a 10% administration fee
plus any increase in the price of the course.
who started the course and wants to nominate a replacement will be billed a 10%
administration fee plus any increase in the price of the course.
|Changes to Course:
reserves the right to change course content, structure, lecturers and dates.|
Where Are the Terms and Conditions?
Where Will my Certified Qualification be Recognized?
Our cyber risk certifications are recognized globally. This course has been accredited and benefits from dual certification by the International Compliance Association (ICA) and other respected bodies.