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Master DORA Compliance: Cyber Risk Director Self-Paced Online Training

Certified DORA Risk Director Self-Paced Online Training Course

SKU: 6064
Format: 1 course with exam

Our Certified DORA Risk Director Self-Paced Online Training Course enhances your understanding of DORA (Digital Operational Resilience Act) in the context of risk management. Gain insights into integrating DORA requirements into existing risk frameworks.

Perfect for those responsible for risk or cyber security decisions, this course sharpens your skills and awareness of new obligations for EU financial organisations and global ICT supply chain partners.

You’ll learn practical skills for creating, maintaining and stress-testing DORA-compliant risk management frameworks, incident management, response systems and governance structures. Explore how risk impacts your organisation, its supply chain and the global digital economy.

Accelerate your DORA compliance journey with IT Governance

Available for pre-order! Inquire today and we’ll email you as soon as the product becomes available in early 2025. Need it sooner? Talk to us about in-house training (with or without exams) for all key roles required under DORA regulations.

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Training course outline

This course delves deep into the risks posed by cyber attacks, exploring their implications and detailing obligations for people within affected organisations to report, disclose and remediate such risks.

It equips you with a solid understanding of DORA principles and terminology, ensuring you understand the regulated processes.

With a focus on risk and incident management, the course emphasises the necessary processes and frameworks for DORA compliance. It also clarifies the roles within the ICT value chain and the structures underpinning the Act to uphold its core compliance.

Enrol in our Certified DORA Risk Director Self-Paced Online 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.

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?

  • Senior managers and directors in financial-sector organisations with accountability for their organisation’s DORA compliance.
  • Senior managers and directors in (managed service providers) MSPs and ICT services companies that serve financial-sector organisations operating in the EU and who, therefore, are also accountable for cooperation along their supply chain and for DORA compliance.
  • People interested in a career at senior vice president, director or board level in or serving the financial services sector.
  • People committed to their continuing professional development with an interest in cyber security best practice.

Why self-paced learning?

  • Study at your own pace: Study at your own pace and in your own time around work and life challenges.
  • Cost-effective: Self-paced learning is an economical way to get qualified and raise your earning potential.
  • Bite-sized learning: Pre-recorded online course, enabling you to learn in easy, manageable, bite-sized chunks.
  • Test your knowledge: Knowledge-check questions at the end of each module to help gauge what you’ve learned.

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

DORA’s audit and compliance requirements

DORA in context

  • DORA’s key definitions, principles and practices.
  • Types of risk relevant to DORA compliance.
  • Roles and responsibilities in regulated entities.
  • Consequences of breaches and non-compliance.
  • How penalties and remedial measures are applied.
  • Understanding the proportionality principle.
  • Roles and responsibilities of those within the regulatory structure for DORA.

Leveraging ICT risk management requirements

  • Meeting the requirements.
  • Using processes and frameworks proactively.
  • Outsourcing and risk management.
  • Key risk management concepts within DORA.

Digital operational resilience in practice

  • Testing methods and testing requirements.

Managing third-party risk

  • How the Act addresses ICT concentration risk.
  • Managing risk in practice.
  • Interacting with the DORA oversight framework.

Understanding information-sharing responsibilities

  • Mandatory and discretionary information sharing in relation to cyber threats.
  • Reporting and disclosure versus information sharing.

Managing DORA compliance

  • The pros and cons of using a software platform to implement and manage DORA compliance.

Exam preparation

  • Overview of the C-DORA RD exam.
  • Sample questions and exam practice.
  • Exam tips and strategies.

What’s included in this course?

  • Full course materials (digital copy provided as a PDF file).
  • A certificate of attendance.
  • The C-DORA RD 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 1–2 days before sitting 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.

Course duration and times

This self-paced online course consists of pre-recorded videos, digital content and exercises, which are available at any time for one year.

Is there any pre-reading?

We recommend purchasing and reading DORA – A Guide to the EU Digital Operational Resilience Act.

Exams and qualifications

Certified Digital Operational Resilience Act Risk Director (C-DORA RD) exam

Candidates take the Certified Digital Operational Resilience Act Risk Director (C-DORA RD) 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: 90 minutes
  • Questions: 40
  • Format: Multiple choice
  • Pass mark: 75%

What qualifications will I receive?

Certified Digital Operational Resilience Act Risk Director (C-DORA RD).


This course is accredited by IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications).

IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) is a personnel certification body that certifies individuals in the field of IT governance.

IBITGQ is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17024:2012 standard (Conformity assessment – General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons) by IAS (International Accreditation Service). ISO 17024 is a global, industry-recognised benchmark, and qualifications accredited to this standard are recognised and highly valued by employers throughout the world.

You can demonstrate your professional and practical knowledge and expertise by registering your qualification on the IBITGQ/GASQ successful candidate register.

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 or purchase directly here..

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 a wide range of scenarios, including deadline-driven, career-orientated, company-wide or interest-led learning.

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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