DVMS™ Foundation Certification Training


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Description & Target Audience

The DVMS Foundation accredited (APMG International), certified (NCSC/GCHQ-UK) and recognized (DHS-CISA-USA) certification course introduces business, technology, auditing, and management professionals to the fundamentals of digital business, its risks, and the NIST Cyber Security Framework’s role in helping organizations manage and mitigate digital risk.

This course also introduces candidates to an Affordable, Pragmatic, and Scalable Digital Value Management System (DVMS) Create, Protect, and Deliver (CPD) model designed to enable any size organization to quickly adopt and adapt the frameworks and models (NIST-CSF, NIST Privacy Framework, CMMC, etc.) that may be required to address internal, external (regulatory) and cyber threat landscape changes.

The DVMS enables enterprises to become adaptive, cyber-resilient organizations capable of creating, protecting, and delivering trusted digital business value to their stakeholders.

Objectives & Outcomes

Business Leaders and Operational Stakeholders will acquire the knowledge they need to communicate with Senior Leadership and Board Members about the value a NIST Cybersecurity Framework program underpinned by a DVMS brings to the business regarding:

  • Creating, Protecting, and Delivering an organization’s digital business value
  • Enabling the business to meet government regulatory mandates.
  • Providing the Board and Senior Leadership team with the evidence they need to show the organization did everything possible to defend itself from a breach.


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

Body of Knowledge

This course is based on the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, version 1.1. and the Fundamentals of Adopting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Publication from the DVMS Institute.


DVMS Foundation Exam

  • 60-minute Closed book exam
  • 40 x Multiple choice questions
  • Blooms Level 1 & 2  
  • Pass Mark: 60% or 24 marks
  • Paper-based & online availability (including ProctorU)

Delivery Formats

  • Instructor Led, 2-Day Classroom
  • Instructor Led, 2-Day Virtual Classroom
  • Self-Paced Video Learning, 5 Hours

Student Kit

  • Digital – “Fundamentals of Adopting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework” book.
  • Digital – Student Courseware and Resource Materials
  • Digital – APMG Exam Voucher – issued upon successful completion of the training
  • Certificate of Completion

Syllabus & Course Outline

  • Link to Syllabus

Professional Development Credits Earned

  • 16 CEU Credits

Next Steps

DVMS 800-53 Practitioners provide the details on how to adapt NIST-CSF can be adapted across an enterprise and its supply chain.

– DVMS 800-53 Practitioner (ILT / VILT Delivery)

– DVMS 800-53 Practitioner (Self-Paced Video)

Additional information
Dedicated Training

To request a "Dedicated" training course for your organization, please reach out directly to:
Mike Battistella
President, Solutions³ LLC
Strategic Affiliate & Government Solutions, DVMS Institute™
[email protected]

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