e-Learning: FCIS

Foundation Certificate in Information Security


2 days / 17 hours + an optional 1 hour exam


The Foundation Certificate in Information Security (FCIS) course is designed to provide the foundation of knowledge necessary for individuals who have IT or information security responsibilities as part of their day-to-day role, or who are thinking of moving into an information security function. Every member of IT staff should have this knowledge. If your IT staff do not know what a Business Impact Analysis is or do not understand the significance of Risk Assessments or do not know what to do during an incident, then it may be time to baseline all your IT staff with this course.

The FCIS course introduces the concept of and disciplines within Information Assurance and how this can contribute to and form part of the overall business strategy for an organisation. It provides the opportunity for those exploring or moving into information security roles to enhance or refresh their knowledge and, in the process, gain a recognised industry qualification, regulated by the Global Certification Institute (GCI). This is useful to both the individual and employer in terms of attesting to the level of professional ability an individual has attained.

Based upon international standards and industry best practice, this course provides a great foundation for anyone starting a career in Information/Cyber Security or who are taking on extra Information Security responsibilities. 17 hours of condensed knowledge + a 1 hour exam proves your understanding of the top five disciplines of Information Assurance. The FCIS course primes the student with all the knowledge needed to sit the Global Certification Institute (GCI) Foundation Certificate in Information Security (FCIS) examination, which can be purchased separately if required.

Why should you attend?

This course is intended for those with an interest in information security either as a potential career or as an additional part of their general business knowledge.


Knowledge of IT would be advantageous but not essential. An understanding of the general principles of information technology security would be useful. Awareness of the issues involved with security control activity would be advantageous.

Course Contents

The course consists of 5 modules:

  • Module 1 – Introduction to Information Security Management
  • Module 2 – Introduction to Information Risk Management
  • Module 3 – Introduction to Business Continuity Management
  • Module 4 – Introduction to Information Assurance Architecture
  • Module 5 - Soft Skills and Incident Handling
  • Module 6 – Preparation for the FCIS exam
  • Bonus Topic - Web Application Security & OWASP Top 10


Each topic contains a quiz that enables a student to test their knowledge of the information
covered in that topic. At the end of each module the student must undertake a test to assess
their understanding of the information provided in that module and to see if the objectives of
the module have been met. At the end of the course, we provide an overview of the format,
structure and scoring of the exam that prepares you for the Global Certification Institute
(GCI) - Foundation Certificate in Information Security (FCIS) exam.

Course Materials

On attending this course you will be provided with:

  • Course handbook containing all course slides and notes
  • Classroom exercises
  • Sample exam questions

These are yours to keep so you can re-run the course as many times as you wish or use them for future reference.

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