foundation exam

The Foundation exam is the entry-level course in the certification track. This level aims at developing basic subject knowledge in a 1-2-day course.

Security & Continuity Institute (SECO)

We are Europe’s leading institute for high-level Security & Continuity certification titles. SECO owns the Cyber Security & Governance Certification Program. This certification program consists of 7 different certification tracks aligned with individual jobs and job-specific disciplines.

Certification Levels

Each of the certification tracks consists of four levels, beginning with the Foundation Level. The Foundation Level is followed by the Practitioner, and thereafter the Expert Level. After completing the Expert Level, you can apply for the Certified Officer Level, provided that you have the required work experience.

You can prepare for your certification exam by taking a course or by self-study.

We  offer classroom training through our accredited education partners. To find a course in your country, visit the Get Trained page.

If you prefer to prepare by self-study, make sure that you fully understand the requirements before you book your exam. Download the exam syllabus and the sample exam to familiarise yourself with the structure and topic areas of the certification exam.

How to book a certification exam?

You can take your certification exam at an accredited exam centre or online.

For more information on the exam, please refer to the SECO Examination Guide.

S-ISF certificate and digital badge

Upon successful completion of a SECO Information Security Foundation certification exam, you will receive the S-ISF certification title and a digital badge. Your credentials will grant you a one-year SECO membership. After your certification expires, you will have the option to re-certify by paying a small fee.

For more information on the certification process, please refer to the SECO Certifications Guide.

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