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Certified DORA Foundation Training Course

Certified DORA Foundation Training Course

Our one-day Certified DORA Foundation Training Course provides an essential understanding of DORA (Digital Operational Resilience Act) for those involved in implementing practices to achieve and maintain DORA compliance. Financial institutions and their IT service suppliers need employees to support their governance, risk management and compliance framework and use their awareness of DORA in their day-to-day work.

This course is the prerequisite to further specialist DORA training courses such as C-DORA Practitioner, C-DORA Compliance Officer or C-DORA Lead Auditor.

Start your DORA compliance journey with IT Governance

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Training course outline

This course provides an overview of DORA and where it fits with other regulations and standards that apply to financial services organisations.

Trainees will get a firm grasp of the principles of the Act and the practices that affected organisations need to implement to achieve and maintain compliance.

The course includes tips for preparing for and taking the exam. It also gives an overview of tools that accelerate implementation, and further learning and development opportunities that build on the C-DORA F qualification.

Enrol in our Certified DORA Foundation Training Course today to become a trusted information security leader. Enhance your organisation’s digital operational resilience, obtain DORA compliance early and gain a competitive advantage without disruption.

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Benefits for individuals

 Expand your knowledge

Our certified DORA training broadens your understanding so you can navigate complex financial regulations with confidence. Build on your existing knowledge and learn to apply your professional skills to integrate DORA into your organisation’s ways of working.

 Professional development

Advance your career by gaining certification in this new and highly sought-after area. Continue to grow, earning CPD points along the way, by attending our webinars and taking training in related areas.

 Propel your career

Gain a valuable C-DORA credential that sets you apart in today’s competitive job market. Be an early adopter of professional certification in this new area of cyber security practice and compliance knowledge to establish yourself as a trusted leader in information security.

 Increase your influence and impact

Our certified DORA training will give you essential knowledge and insights to make informed decisions in your organisation with confidence and due care. Equip yourself to steer activities that will ensure operational resilience and regulatory compliance.

Benefits for organisations

 Achieve regulatory compliance

DORA training enables key employees to understand and apply DORA efficiently within your organisation. Ongoing compliance relies on having a strong group of DORA-trained staff who can maintain and improve systems and practices.

 Complete support for DORA compliance

Fast-track your organisation to DORA compliance with IT Governance by selecting training courses, using our DORA Toolkit to accelerate implementation, and using books and free resources to educate your employees and supply chain partners.

 Avoid costly penalties

Minimise the risk of regulatory fines and severe reputational damage by ensuring your organisation’s compliance with DORA before the deadline, thereby safeguarding your organisation’s financial stability.

 Gain a competitive advantage

Gain a competitive edge by demonstrating compliance early. Compliance signals that you have robust operational resilience and business agility. Improve your market positioning and maintain the respect of shareholders and analysts.

 Strengthen data governance

DORA-certified staff will be able to enhance your organisation’s data governance practices, ensuring regulatory compliance and improving measures to ensure data integrity.

 Mitigate risks

Eliminate blind spots and fortify against cyber threats to reduce your liabilities and operational risks, and safeguard against disruptions.

Who should attend this course?

  • Managers and professionals in risk management, compliance, audit, ICT, and related functions within financial-sector organisations.
  • People essential for the provision of financial services who have the following responsibilities:
    • Overall management of an organisation.
    • Management of online services and processing.
    • Management of branches and provision of essential customer services.
    • Operation of payments processing and cash distribution services.
    • Facilitation of corporate and retail lending and administration of the repayment of debt.
    • Processing of claims and renewal of insurance.
    • Operation of trading venues and other critical elements of market infrastructure.
    • Provision of essential support to allow the functioning of the above roles, such as finance and IT staff.
  • Any person working within any ICT third-party service provider that is a sub-contractor to a financial-sector organisation.
  • People committed to their continuing professional development with an interest in cyber security best practice.

Why instructor-led?

  • Focused learning: Concentrated instruction will get you from student to practitioner quickly.
  • Real-world relatable: Our qualified instructors are also expert practitioners who share their experiences to bring learning to life.
  • Peer support: Take the journey with peers and build a network of DORA practitioners.
  • In-the-moment insights: During live training, you can get questions answered on the spot, in context, helping you progress with confidence.
  • Perform at your best: Many people learn best in live environments, guided by professionals.

Choose IT Governance for your professional training

 Renowned experts

We are the recognised global leader in the fields that we train in. IT Governance led the world’s first ISO 27001 certification project and introduced the world’s first certified GDPR training. Since then, more than 30,000 professionals have trained with us.

 Insider insights

We keep you up to date with breaking news and developments in ISO standards, regulations, best practice and cyber threats, giving you the ‘first to know’ advantage and time to prepare your organisation.

 Structured career pathways

We help you navigate a wide range of qualifications to build a career. Through accessible and affordable training and events, you can earn CPD points to empower your professional journey, maintain your qualifications and improve your business impact.

 Engaging experiences

Our courses and learning materials are built and delivered by subject-matter experts and innovative instructional design specialists with years of practical, hands-on experience.

 More ways to learn

We offer the widest range of learning formats per course than any other training provider, including instructor-led courses, self-paced online training and bespoke courses for organisations. We also offer a unique blended learning method, designed for the digital age, which combines Live Online, self-paced and expert tuition.

 Learn to earn

Pay by credit card online or by invoice. If you are personally investing in your career, you can spread the cost with our finance options. Fantastic discounts on books and courses are available for training graduates and corporate partners.

 ISO 17024-accredited qualifications

IT Governance delivers a unique and unrivalled portfolio of training courses and examinations leading to ISO 17024-accredited qualifications awarded by IBITGQ, BCS, ISACA®, EC-Council, PeopleCert and Microsoft.

 Outstanding quality

Learn better and faster with exceptional course content. Our course material includes extra learning aids, and interactive and practical exercises to help you before, during and after the training so you can put theory into practice with ease.

 Pass first time or train again for free

More than 30,000 people have passed exams with our training. Pass first time or train again for free.*

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Course details

What does this training course cover?

Introduction to DORA and the regulatory landscape

  • Overview of DORA
    • Overview of DORA.
    • Sectors affected by DORA.
    • Key definitions underpinning the Act.
    • Processes that come under the Act and are inspected.
    • Role of competent authorities.
    • Understanding the proportionality principle.
    • Penalties and how to apply remedial measures.

ICT risk management principles in DORA

  • Standalone governance, risk and compliance requirements.
  • Understanding ICT risk management frameworks.
  • Digital operational resilience strategies.
  • Impacts on ICT service providers and along the supply chain, including outsourcing partners.
  • Five core concepts.

ICT incident management principles in DORA

  • Key requirements for all parties related to incident management.
  • Reporting processes and voluntary disclosure of risks.

Resilience testing requirements

  • Methods of testing.
  • Frequency and timing.

Managing third-party risk

  • Key principles of managing ICT third parties.
  • Importance of ICT concentration risk.
  • Understanding the oversight framework and key actors within it.

Information-sharing principles

  • Information-sharing processes.
  • Mandatory and voluntary sharing of information relating to cyber threats.

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • The C-DORA F exam.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a laptop for the duration of your course and exam.

Full details on how to access the exam will be provided by email on the day of the exam.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, we recommend reading DORA – A Guide to the Digital Operational Resilience Act as the course is an intensive overview and this book will help with the volume of content.

This course is the prerequisite to further specialist DORA training courses such as C-DORA Practitioner, C-DORA Compliance Officer or C-DORA Lead Auditor.

If you are looking to progress beyond C-DORA F, you can reduce costs by purchasing one of our combination training courses:

Course duration and times

Live Online CET/CEST

  • Day 1: 09:30 am – 5:00 pm

Live Online EET/EEST

  • Day 1: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Is there any pre-reading?

We recommend purchasing and reading DORA – A Compliance Guide.

Exams and qualifications

Certified Digital Operational Resilience Act Foundation (C-DORA F) exam

Candidates take the C-DORA F exam set by IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) at the end of the course. There is no extra charge for this exam.

  • Delivery method: Online
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 65%

This course is equivalent to:


CPD points

What qualifications will I receive?

Certified Digital Operational Resilience Act Foundation (C-DORA F).


This course holds accreditation from IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications), a renowned authority in personnel certification within the field of IT governance.

As a premier personnel certification body, IBITGQ specialises in certifying individuals who demonstrate exceptional proficiency in IT governance practices.

IBITGQ maintains accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard, a globally recognised benchmark for conformity assessment. Accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) further underscores the course's commitment to meeting stringent certification requirements.

ISO 17024 certification is esteemed within the industry and universally acknowledged by employers worldwide. By aligning with this standard, our course ensures that your qualifications are not only recognised but also highly valued by employers across diverse sectors.

Upon successful completion of the course, you have the opportunity to validate your professional expertise by registering your qualification on the esteemed IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register. This platform serves as a testament to your commitment to excellence in IT governance, setting you apart as a distinguished professional in the field.

How will I receive my exam results and certificates?

  • Provisional exam results will be available immediately after completing the exam. Confirmed exam results will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Certificates for those who have achieved a passing grade will be issued within ten working days from the date of the exam.
  • Results notifications and certificates are emailed directly to candidates by the relevant exam board; please note that hard-copy exam certificates are not issued.

Do I need proof of identity to take the exam?

Candidates must have a form of photographic ID as the invigilator may request to check it before the exam.

Can exams be retaken?

Yes, if you are unsuccessful on the first attempt, you can retake the exam for an additional fee.

You can email us to schedule the retest.

Ways to learn

Learn your way with our flexible delivery methods

We want you to learn, qualify and progress, and we are committed to providing learning options for all scenarios: deadline- driven, career- orientated, company-wide or interest- led.

Instructor-led public courses

Structured learning, with clear direction and guidance from expert practitioners:

  • Focused learning
  • Delivered by expert practitioners
  • Peer support
  • In-the-moment insights

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Self-paced online learning

Learn and absorb material in a way that works for you:

  • Study at your own pace
  • Cost-effective
  • Bite-sized learning
  • Fits around you

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Unique blended learning courses

The most effective learning method for professionals:

  • Work around lifestyle challenges
  • A more manageable programme
  • Tailored, mastery-based learning
  • Better learning outcomes

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In-house and corporate training

Learning as a team and building a culture of awareness:

  • Unique to you
  • Peace of mind
  • Improve teamwork
  • Maximise your budget

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