Certified Data Protection Officer Course

Are you new to data protection as a professional, or just interested in getting started in this industry? This course is for you. For 3 weeks, learners will explore topics in data protection, such as data privacy laws, data breach management, and information security, while gaining practical insight into governance, risk, and compliance. At the end of the course, you will gain the ability to help organisations comply with data protection laws, reducing legal risks and enhancing reputation. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from Moringa.
Certified Data Protection Officer Course
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Get started on your journey to becoming a Certified Data Protection Officer with our 3-week Course

Our curriculum is created in collaboration with a certified Data Protection expert and verified and validated by various experts with years of real-world industry experience. You’ll be supported by a certified trainer in the 3 weeks of study.

This course covers all aspects required for a strong start in data protection. You will be taken through data protection fundamentals, get a deep dive into data protection laws, and discover best practices for managing personal data. Learners will also engage in practicals through weekly labs and projects.

Participants must be available online Mondays – Wednesdays from 6.00 pm – 9.00 pm. This time is allocated for self-paced learning. A 2-hour instructor-led workshop will be delivered once a week on Thursdays.

Are you a working professional in a bank, insurance company, hospital, university/school, or telecommunication company? Are you in any of the below fields? This course is suitable for you if you are a:

  • Working IT professionals
  • Legal professionals 
  • HR Professionals – Directors & managers
  • Sales and marketing (early career professionals, mid-level & senior managers)
  • Customer service (early career professionals, mid-level & senior managers
  • Finance and accounting professionals

  1. Have basic computer skills.
  2. Proficiency in English – both spoken and written.
  3. Must have a computer or laptop ( core i5 – i7, 8GB RAM, 500GB memory).
  4. Some classes will be fully online. You are required to have access to stable internet.
  5. Availability to attend all classes

This course will take you from 0 to an experienced data protection officer with industry-relevant & practical skills.

  1. Comprehensive Learning: This course will take you from 0 to an experienced data protection officer with industry-relevant and practical skills.
  2. Career Readiness: Explore job trends and position yourself for a prospective job as the data protection industry grows. Explore careers as data protection officer, compliance officer, data privacy consultant, and more.
  3. Upskill in a New Field: Learn about data protection, its impact, and the most common data privacy laws and practices.

  1. Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  2. Compliance Officer
  3. Data Privacy Consultant
  4. Information Security Analyst
  5. Data Governance Specialist

Moringa is one of the most successful tech boot camps in Africa. Join us and get top-tier learning & student experience.

  • Practical hands-on learning 
  • Access to industry-relevant labs & projects 
  • Dedicated Technical mentor support 
  • Graduates earn a certificate upon completion of the course
  • Access to industry networks through tech events, networking forums & the alumni community

Course Details

See the pricing, and more information about this course below;

Curriculum Developed by:

Moringa School & Amit Gadhia  – Global Privacy Officer and Trainer


Course Duration :

 3 weeks

Mode of Learning:

Self Paced, Part-Time Classes

Training Delivery:

Online Part-time Classes every  Monday – Thursday from 6.00 pm – to 9.00 pm (self-learning and 2-hour instructor-led workshops  on Thursday every week)

Tuition Fees:

KES 45,650 

Course Curriculum

Our curriculum is created in collaboration with Amit Gadhia, a Certified Data Protection expert, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Certified International Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP/E) and Trainer. It has also been verified and validated by various experts with years of real-world industry experience. You’ll be supported by a certified trainer in the 3 weeks of study.

  • The framework of the Data Protection Laws in Kenya
  • Key concepts and definitions of data protection.
  • Data Controllers and Processors and how to determine the roles
  • Legal bases for processing personal data – how to determine the correct legal basis
  • Data Subject Rights – Law and Practice

  • The law, roles, responsibilities, and liabilities
  • Are you a controller or processor – what determines the role
  • Data protection by design and default 
  • Data protection impact assessments and ODPC guidelines

Technical and Organizational measures 

  • Considerations and checklists
  • Role of DPO to ensure implementation, monitoring, and review

  • Importance of Data Mapping under the Data Protection Act, 2019
  • Key components of data mapping
  • Data Mapping in Practice

Policies, Procedures, and Contracts.

  • Privacy Notice – how to draft an accurate privacy notice using data maps
  • Consent
  • The law on consent
  • Consent forms and management of consent from data subjects
  • Vendor Management
  • Vetting of Vendors
  • Data Controller – Data Processor and Data Sharing Agreement – key components.

International Data Transfers

  • The law and regulations
  • Key areas for compliance for international data transfers
  • Similarities and differences in East Africa data protection laws (KE, UG, TZ, and RW)

  • Roles, responsibilities, and how to win support
  • What should be in the DPO toolbox? 
  • Checklist to confirm compliance by an organisation and common gaps.

Data Retention

  • The law on data retention
  • How to identify data retention periods
  • Anonymisation and Pseudonymisation

Office of the Data Protection Commissioner

  • Recent determinations by the ODPC
  • Sectorial guidelines issued by the ODPC – key themes in the guidelines and sector-specific requirements.

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