Boardroom Certified Qualified Technology Experts (QTE's)
Being a digital or cybersecurity executive is one thing. Being certified as a boardroom Qualified Technology Expert (QTE) is another.
When the SEC defined boardroom Qualified Financial Expert (QFE) as part of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 they used a competency-based approach. We've applied that blueprint to define what it means to be a boardroom Qualified Technology Expert (QTE) and designed and built the only boardroom certification training program focused on preparing digital and cybersecurity executives for their expanding role in the corporate boardroom.
In addition to attending the QTE 501 Masterclass and passing the QTE certification exam, being certified as a Qualified Technology Expert requires practitioners and executive management experience in one or more domains of a complex digital business system.
These domains include data, information architecture, risk communications, emerging technology, cybersecurity, third party and systemic risk, IT operations and regulation. Much more than just a cybersecurity expertise challenge, DDN is the redefining the boardroom competencies necessary for corporate directors to govern the complex digital business systems that power their companies.
QTE's are taught and are certified to DiRECTORTM the only systemic risk oversight model for understanding and governing complex digital systems.
Corporate directors and other C-suite executives are also taking the class to learn about the framework and the unique risk oversight issues inherent in complex digital business systems.
QTE training is more than talking heads and panels. It's the only business school quality executive education experience designed, built and taught by peers, practitioners and experts in corporate and digital governance. Participants will acquire the core competencies and confidence they need to effectively contribute in the corporate boardroom.
Those who meet the experience requirements and who pass the QTE Certification exam will become QTE Certified.
The one-day in-person or online QTE 501 boardroom certification masterclass covers:
- The foundation of corporate governance and the role of the corporate director
- Key trends, changes and current issues in corporate governance
- Leading practices in systemic risk oversight in complex digital systems and the DiRECTORTM framework
- Communications issues and approaches to digital and cybersecurity risk in the boardroom
- Developments in digital and cyber governance regulation
- Boardroom compensation, director legal issues, and board resumes
At the conclusion of class, QTE Certification is available through a comprehensive examination.
Go to our Masterclass & Events page for dates and to register for an open class.