Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)

You're ready to level up your technical privacy competency!

Learn how to create privacy solutions to support your organization’s privacy strategies.


We offer flexible learning options (online, insctructor-led, hybrid) to fit your learning style

Our recent hybrid class! In support of safe management in light of COVID19, classes may be run virtually.

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Accredited by IBF

This course is accredited under IBF Standards Training Scheme.

  • Up to 70% for training programmes commencing 1 January 2023 onwards.
  • Terms and conditions apply. Please visit our IBF STS programme page for full details.
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ISACA Accredited Trainers

Sapience’s Accredited Trainers have gone through a vetting process with ISACA, and official material will be provided.

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Sapience Consulting shares APMG’s passion for professional learning and development and have met or exceeded a rigorous assessment of their standards to demonstrate our commitment to delivering exceptional service.

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Supported by Skillsfuture Credits

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Supported by UTAP

NTUC members can use the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) to partially cover the cost of their training. Visit our UTAP page for more info.


Course duration: 4 days, 9am – 5pm

Earning the CDPSE proves you have what it takes to effectively design, implement and manage a best-in-class privacy program. With a CDPSE certification, you validate your expertise and become an ISACA member, unlocking a broad array of exclusive resources, educational tools, and peerto-peer networking opportunities.

Prove your skills, advance your career, and gain the support of a community of data privacy leaders here to support you throughout your career.

The CDPSE course is an intensive, four-day examination preparation program to prepare individuals who are planning to sit for the Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) exam. The course focuses on the three domains covered in the CDPSE Review Manual and includes class lectures, group discussions/activities, exam practice and answer debriefs. The course is intended for individuals with familiarity with and experience in the field of data privacy

Typically, each CDPSE domain will take slightly more than a day to complete, using lecture, group activities and practice questions. The CDPSE Course comprises three primary sections, covering the following domains:

  • Privacy Governance (34%)
  • Privacy Architecture (36%)
  • Data Cycle (30%)

Participants in the CDPSE Exam Preparation course will be provided instruction designed to provide the following:

  • An understanding of the format and structure of the CDPSE certification exam.
  • A knowledge of the various topics and technical areas covered by the certification.
  • Practice with specific strategies, tips and techniques for taking and passing the exam
  • Opportunities to execute practice questions with debriefs of answers

IT professionals experienced in the governance, architecture, and lifecycle of data privacy at a technical level.

Delegates who successfully completed the course and pass the official exam and meet the necessary experience requirements will be allowed to apply for formal CDPSE certification from ISACA

Before attending this accelerated course, you should have:

  • 5 years’ work experience performing the work described within the exam content outline
  • Experience in at least 2 of the exam domains

If you have achieved one of the following certifications, then you’ll need only 3 years’ work experience:

  • CISA
  • CISM
  • CSX-P
  • FIP

Complimentary refresher

Participants can attend a complimentary refresher if they wish(1-year validity and subject to approval)

Post-training support

Should you have questions after the course, you may contact the trainer for assistance regarding course material

Official Material

Including the ISACA Review Manual, 1 x 12 month subscription to ISACA Question, Answer and Explanation (QAE) Question Bank and 1 x ISACA Official Student Guide

Trainer profile

Lionel Seaw

A experienced IT practitioner with extensive in depth technical knowledge and broad based managerial experience supporting mission critical organizations across government, pharmaceutical, banking and financial industries.

A firm believer in developing high performance team by identifying and leveraging on potential through effective work methodologies that leverages on technology and best practices to achieve organizational objectives.

Combining real life experience and a innate ability to develop a helicopter-view of situations allows Lionel to act as a trusted advisor to clients and partners alike.

Sense of humor and unflappable enthusiasm, based on involvement and the strong feeling that is all about achieving results together, coupled with tact and perseverance to manage complex changes in little steps.

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