Save 20% off your training this summer, book before 5pm July 19th - See details here

From 3 days
Study Mode:
Classroom / Online / Classroom or Online
Next Date:
25/11/2024 (Monday)


Join our accelerated 3-day PECB DORA Lead Manager course and elevate your expertise in establishing, implementing, and managing an ICT risk management framework based on DORA requirements. Dive into the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), the cornerstone of the financial sector's response to ICT-related challenges. Enacted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, DORA aims to standardize and streamline regulations governing ICT risk management across the EU. Our certification course is your guide through DORA's requirements, emphasizing the principle of proportionality tailored to your organization's needs. Master essential skills to ensure your entity can withstand, respond to, and recover from all ICT challenges effectively.

Discover the importance of DORA:

Starting January 17, 2025, financial entities must meet DORA requirements. Failure to comply can lead to hefty penalties, highlighting the EU's emphasis on digital operational resilience. Penalties vary but aim to deter future breaches effectively.

Organizations need to continuously refine their digital resilience strategies to stay ahead in today's fast-paced landscape. This means teamwork across all organizational levels, including executives, staff, and external partners. Stay updated and collaborate with regulators to adapt to evolving technologies and threats.

The course covers the five key mandates of DORA for financial entities' ICT risk management:

  • Establishing and maintaining an effective ICT risk management framework.
  • Implementing incident management and reporting frameworks.
  • Conducting regular digital resilience testing, including vulnerability assessments and penetration testing.
  • Managing third-party ICT risks with oversight of critical providers.
  • Encouraging information sharing for collective defence against ICT threats.

Throughout this intensive 3-day program, you will:

  • Understand DORA's regulatory requirements, focusing on ICT risk management, incident reporting, resilience testing, and third-party risk.
  • Implement strategies to enhance digital resilience and mitigate ICT risks in financial institutions, aligning with DORA and industry standards.
  • Identify, analyze, and address relevant ICT risks.
  • Develop and maintain robust ICT risk management frameworks and response plans.
  • Foster stakeholder collaboration for ongoing DORA compliance.
  • Utilize industry-standard tools to monitor and manage ICT risks, improving overall security.

Upon completion, you'll sit the PECB exam and earn your PECB DORA Lead Manager certification. Our Lecture | Lab | Review methodology ensures you get certified at twice the speed of traditional training, with access to courseware, certified instructors, and a distraction-free environment. Accelerate your career with our comprehensive DORA certification course.


This training course is intended for:

  • Financial institutions executives and decision-makers
  • Compliance officers and risk managers
  • IT professionals
  • Legal and regulatory affairs personnel
  • Consultants and advisors specializing in financial regulation and cybersecurity


  • Module 1: Training course Objectives and Structure
  • Module 2: Overview of the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)
  • Module 3: Fundamental concepts of ICT risk management and digital operational resilience
  • Module 4: Preparing and planning for DORA project implementation
  • Module 5: Governance and organization
  • Module 6: ICT risk management
  • Module 7: ICT – related incident management and reporting
  • Module 8: Digital operational resilience testing
  • Module 9: Managing ICT Third-party risks
  • Module 10: The Oversight Framework and the Lead Overseer
  • Module 11: Information and intelligence sharing
  • Module 12: Training and awareness
  • Module 13: Competent authorities
  • Module 14: Monitoring, measurement, analysis, and evaluation
  • Module 15: Internal audit and management review
  • Module 16: Continual Improvement
  • Module 17: Closing training and Exam Preparation

Exam Track

At the end of this accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered Certification Guarantee:

PECB DORA Lead Manager Exam

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Domains:
    • Domain 1: Fundamental concepts of ICT risk management and digital operational resilience 
    • Domain 2: Preparing and planning for DORA project implementation 
    • Domain 3: ICT risk and ICT-related incident management 
    • Domain 4: Digital operational resilience testing and ICT third-party risk management 
    • Domain 5: Review and continual improvement
  • 31 CPD Certification credits available
  • The training course incorporates interactive elements, such as essay-type exercises and multiple-choice quizzes, some of which are scenario-based. 
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to communicate and engage in discussions.
  • The quizzes are designed in a manner that closely resembles the format of the certification exam.


Having a fundamental understanding of information security and cybersecurity concepts, and familiarity with ICT risk management principles. 

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **

* For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts.
*** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified fast. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams**, accommodation* and meals*. No hidden extras.
  4. Pass the first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course the first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9 am – 5 pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day of quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in the Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified over 135,000 professionals
  • For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
    ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!  Free Practice Test

Course Dates

Study Mode
25/11/2024 (Mon)
27/11/2024 (Wed)
Classroom or Online