EXIN Cyber & IT Security Foundation Certification

The field is of growing importance due to the increasing reliance on computer systems and the Internet, wireless networks such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and the growth of "smart" devices, including smartphones, televisions and tiny devices as part of the Internet of Things.

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The EXIN Cyber & IT Security Foundation Certification will provide candidates with the knowledge that is necessary to understand all aspects that are relevant to the technical side of information security. It forms the foundation for any further specialized training in technical information security.


Cyber security includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against harm that may come via network access, data and code injection. Also, due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional, accidental, IT security is susceptible to being tricked into deviating from secure procedures through various methods.


The subjects of this module are:

* TCP/IP Networking
* Computer Systems
* Applications & Databases
* Cryptography
* Identity & Access Management
* Cloud Computing
* Exploiting Vulnerabilities

The Certificate EXIN Cyber & IT Security Foundation is part of the overall qualification scheme for Cyber & IT Security.

Target group

* Network Administrator
* Application Developer
* Security Officer
* Auditor
* Quality Manager
* Operational Manager

Requirements for certification
Successful completion of the EXIN Cyber & IT Security Foundation exam.

Examination details

Examination type: Computer-based or paper-based multiple-choice questions
Number of questions: 40
Pass mark: 65%
Open book/notes: No
Electronic equipment/aides permitted: No
Time allotted for examination: 60 minutes
The Rules and Regulations for EXIN’s examinations apply to this exam.

Training Contact hours

The recommended number of contact hours for this training course is 16. 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
60 hours, depending on existing knowledge