Information Security Practitioner course

5-day Information Security Practitioner course

The Information Security Practitioner course is the second level in the SECO-institute's S-CISO certifcation track.


This course covers all aspects of information security that a future security specialist will need to master to put information security on the map in your organisation. The course covers the latest technologies, trends and threat mitigation techniques, enabling you to evaluate and manage threats (DDoS attacks, website hacking, etc.) affecting your environment.

Your Information Security Practitioner diploma demonstrates your knowledge of information security and the way it needs to be implemented and embedded in your organisation.


Target audience

This course is designed for people who are or expect to become responsible for information security in their organisations and need a solid grounding in the subject. For example:

  • information security consultants
  • security managers who act at the tactical level in the organisation
  • information security coordinators 
  • IT-auditors

Required knowledge

Basic knowledge of security management is required. We recommend the Information Security Foundation course or equivalent prior to this course program. 


Exam, course material and certification

The SECO-Institute exam is conducted by the Security Academy and consists of multiple choice questions, open questions and case studies. The course will provide you with all the knowledge you need to pass the exam. Upon successful completion of your exam, you will receive an "Information Security Practitioner" certificate from SECO-Institute and you will be able to register for your S-ISP title and digital badge. Both the course material and the exam are in English. The course includes:


  • SECO-Institute official course material
  • SECO-Institute exam, one week after the last lesson
  • One-year SECO-Institute S-ISP title and digital badge registration (more information here)


This course is the second level of the Certified Information Security Officer certification track of the SECO-Institute's Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program. Successful completion of the Information Security Practitioner course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to be able to continue with the Information Security Management Expert course. More information on this certification program can be found on the SECO-institute website.



  • Module 1 - Introduction into the World of Information Security
    • Introduction into Information Security
    • Standards and Regulatory Requirements
  • Module 2 - Organising and Managing Information Security
    • Organisational Aspects of Information Security
    • Risk Management
    • Compliancy
  • Module 4 - Technical Aspects of Information Security
    • The Methods of the Hacker
    • Google Hacking
    • The Methods of the Information Security Officer
  • Module 5 - The Future of Information Security
    • The New IT Environment
    • Test Exam
  • Exam

    The SECO-Institute exam is conducted by the Security Academy and consists of multiple choice questions. The course will provide you with all the knowledge you need to pass the exam. Upon successful completion of your exam, you will receive an "Information Security Practitioner" certificate and the S-ISP title of the SECO-Institute. Both the course material and the exam are in English.

    More information about the Information Security Practitioner-Exam

  • Features

    • 5-day course including exam
    • Course is available as Classroom or Virtual Classroom training
    • Official SECO-Institute course material provided through the Security Academy's Student Portal where you will find the course slides and plenty of additional courseware
    • Study load: 
      Contact hours: 35 hours (five days, minus breaks) 
      Self-study: 17 hours spread over the entire course 
    • Part of the Information Security certification track from SECO-Institute
    • You receive a voucher which entitles you or a colleague to a 10% discount on all subsequent courses

    Course information


    • The Information Security Practitioner program is inspiring, varied and of a good level. And practice-oriented, which I think is very important.Anonymous
    • Information Security Practitioner was a good course, it gave a good overview of the basic aspects of Information Security. The hacking series was an eye opener.Anonymous
    • The training was as described on the website. Besides the material, there is also room to ask questions relating to your personal enviroment. Very pleasant experience.Anonymous

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