Information Security Officer

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Information Security Officer

The Information Security Officer certification provides the right knowledge and competences for those who are aiming to become or already are an Information Security Officer. When you are certified by EXIN as an Information Security Officer you are extensively tested not only on Information Security Management requirements (based on the ISO/IEC 27001 standard), but also on new requirements such as Data Protection & Blockchain.

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EXIN Information Security Officer

When you are trained by us and certified by EXIN, you will be able to use and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the career path and put them into practice when taking up the role of Information Security Officer.

The combination of Information Security and your choice of Privacy & Data Protection, Cyber & IT Security or Blockchain will provide professionals with the theoretical knowledge of security and how to apply the regulations and best practices in their organization.

EXIN Information Security Officer Certification Path

A total of 3 certifications are needed to achieve the certification of EXIN Information Security Officer (2 Foundation Level + 1 Specialist & Experience Level).

  • 2 Certifications at the Foundation Level
    • ISO/IEC 27001 Foundation Certification is Mandatory
    • The second Foundation Certificate can be chosen from a list of possible set of three
        1. Privacy & Data Protection Foundation
        2. Blockchain Foundation
        3. Cyber & IT Security Foundation)
  • 1 Certification at the Specialist & Experience Level
    • ISO/IEC 27001 Professional Certification


  • Consultants Factory (CF) is a leader in IT Management Consulting & training
  • At CF, you will be groomed by practicing Consultants & auditors, and NOT pure-play trainers
  • EXIN is a leading, high-quality and respectable Exam Institute
  • Accredited certificate from EXIN are a game-changer

Certification Journey Details

After completing the three (3) required certifications, you will automatically be awarded the EXIN Information Security Officer certification. You will need two (2) Foundation Level certification, and one (1) Specialist level certification.

Foundation Level Certifications

To give candidates a good, solid understanding to build on, the Certified Information Security Officer certification starts with the foundation module of the Information Security Management program plus one more EXIN Foundation certification. Candidates can choose from 3 different EXIN modules related to security.

Information Security Foundation based on ISO IEC 27001

EXIN Information Security Foundation is suitable for all professionals who deal with confidential information. It creates a solid basis for higher-level certification.

EXIN Privacy and Data Protection Foundation

Privacy & Data Protection Foundation is designed for all who need to have an understanding of data protection and GDPR.

EXIN Blockchain Foundation

The EXIN Blockchain Foundation certification validates a professional’s knowledge about blockchain as a ledger with potential as a worldwide decentralized record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of assets.

Cyber and IT Security Foundation

The EXIN Cyber & IT Security Foundation certification builds IT professionals’ knowledge and understanding of the technical background surrounding digital security.

Specialist Level Certifications

The last certification is the specialist level Information Security Management certification that includes practical assignments so that candidates get to experience what is asked of an ISO and to test their skills before putting them into practice in real-life situations.

Information Security Management Professional based on ISO/IEC 27001

Information is crucial for the continuity and proper functioning of both individual organizations and the economies they fuel; this information must be protected against access by unauthorized people, protected against accidental or malicious modification or destruction and must be available when it is needed.

Target Audience

EXIN Information Security Officer is ideal for professionals aspiring to become an Information Security Officer. This makes it ideal for professionals who have made a start in data privacy or information security but would like more support and direction in their career development.

As the certifications can be taken one by one, professionals can work towards becoming an EXIN Information Security Officer over a longer period of time. It is especially well suited to professionals who already have one of the certifications required as they then only have to attain the other certifications in the career path to receive the EXIN Information Security Officer certification.

You will receive a certificate and an electronic badge of "Information Security Officer" from EXIN


Consultants Factory is accredited & authorized by EXIN to offer this certification path and deliver the associated courses on their behalf. So in a nutshell, we will be your partner throughout this journey. The final certificate will be issued by EXIN.

This certificate is valid for your lifetime. No further renewal is needed for it.

Yes! This certificate issued by EXIN is of global recognition. Considering the brand equity that EXIN enjoys, all global brands recognize and appreciate this certification.

You are allowed to have the following exceptions:


EXIN Information Security Management Professional can be replaced by:

  • EXIN Information Security Management Expert

EXIN Information Security Foundation can be replaced by:

  • ISO/IEC 27001 PECB certification
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor certification

We have monthly sessions of all courses in this series available. Contact us to know the latest schedule. Once started you may complete the certification as early as within one month and as late as 3 months of time.

Contact us to know more about the fee details. Do not forget to ask for our ongoing discounts and offers to make this certification more affordable.

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We Are Consultants Factory

We offer IT management training & consulting services. We are a startup of 7 years, founded by a team of experts with an average of 18 years of expertise.

We have helped over 15K IT professionals to shape up their career through our certification courses.

We specialize in IT Service Management, IT Governance, Cyber Security, Data Privacy, Project Management, Quality Management & Emerging Technology related trainings. We help you achieve certifications like ITIL, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 27701 Auditor, COBIT Assessor & Practitioner, SIAM Professional, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing etc.

Our trainings are accredited by Global leaders like Axelos, Peoplecert, EXIN, PECB, Exemplar Global etc

Our Goal is to provide you with the skills & certifications to master the critical tactics and strategies that will drive your career growth.

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