Cyber Essentials Plus - preparing for verification

The next step after achieving Cyber Essentials certification.

  • Online
  • One session
  • Two hours
  • £125 - £150 + VAT

This course will be held on

  • 18 October 2024

    • Online in Teams
    • 10:00 – 12:00
  • 18 April 2025

    • Online in Teams
    • 10:00 – 12:00


Cyber Essentials Plus is the next step after achieving Cyber Essentials certification. This course is led by a Cyber Essentials Plus assessor and designed to guide you through the verification process of the controls needed to pass Cyber Essentials for your organisation. 

During this highly interactive, live, online course we will explore the process, tools, techniques and methodology used to assess the technical controls you have in place. 

We’ll look at remote and onsite testing, common problems, issues and pitfalls, with tips and hints to help your Cyber Essentials Plus assessment run as smoothly as possible. 

Who should attend

Suitable for a wide audience from security roles and IT roles, including desktop, sys-admins and network teams. 

What we cover

  • Cyber Essentials Plus certification – what does it involve?  
  • Common pitfalls  
  • Discussion on aspects most relevant to  your  institution  
  • Failures and  how to avoid them 
  • What are the likely costs of certification   
  • What to prepare in advance of certification  
  • How to get  your organisations’  buy in  
  • Assessor’s top tips  

Training outcomes

By the  end of the  session  you will:  

  • Understand  fundamentals and benefits of obtaining Cyber Essentials Plus certification​  
  • Know the tools used and how the assessment is carried out 
  • Know where potential challenges lie and know options to resolve those​  in advance 
  • Have confidence in applying for Cyber Essentials Plus certification 
  • Know how to get more help if you need it​  

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Pricing and eligibility

  • Jisc members - £125 + VAT
  • Non-member , not-for-profit - £150 + VAT

Member types and VAT information

  • Jisc members – typically publicly funded FE, HE and research institutions
  • Non-members - Eligible local government, public sector, private/independent education providers and non-profit customers
  • VAT - is charged at 20% of the value of the service.


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