CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor

Training Courses and Certification Exam Preparation

IS governance, audit, control and security

CISA is the only globally recognized certification in the fields of IS governance, audit, control and security. It has earned a great reputation internationally for many years, as it sets a high and consistent standard worldwide.

The CISA Job Practice Area consists of five “domains”, 38 “tasks” and 80 “knowledge statements”. Because the different tasks refer to the relevant COBIT processes, COBIT is an integral part of the CISA training and certification.

This training is organized by ACTAGIS in collaboration with Swiss Chapter of ISACA (

Official BCI Certification

Official CISA ISACA Training

ACTAGIS, as the exclusive partner of ISACA for Switzerland, proposes learning and preparation classes for CISA certifications.

We guarantee your exam success

We will support you until you pass the exam of the course in which you enrol (some conditions apply). We offer the official mock exams to help you prepare.

Real life project experience

Our trainers have extensive practical experience in implementing audit & governance frameworks and programs in large organizations and are certified GDPR, CISA and COBIT5.

Hands-on exercises

Hands-on exercises

The training is a combination of directly applicable theory, hands-on exercises, feedback from experience and class interaction.
Small classes

Small classes

The exchange of experience being crucial, our classes include a minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 participants.
English and French

English and French

The course is available in English and in French.

What our clients are saying

"The PECB GDPR CDPO Certification training I successfully completed is very different from trainings provided by other institutes. ACTAGIS goes much further by providing real insight in how the application of GDPR works for your company in day-to-day life and how it interacts with ISO standards. The training absolutely exceeded my expectations."

-Wouter 't Hoen - Legal Officer, HR Policy & Adminstration of Justice

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“During all of the CISA, CBCI and ISO 27001 LI sessions, the consultant openly shared his insightful experiences, carefully listened to all of the participants’ most puzzling questions, remarks, criticisms… and gave precious explanations, recommendations and advice.”

-Savrak Sar, Head of IT, Haute école pédagogique

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"The Business Continuity (BC) course with ACTAGIS enabled me to consolidate and reinforce the knowledge related to the domain. A successful training that will help me to bring BC practices in my company at a higher professional level."

-Paulo Grilo, Directeur Etudes & Développements, TUI France

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“I thank ACTAGIS' BC-trainer for his professionalism and his motivation during this course which allowed me to obtain the CBCI certification. I recommend this training to anyone who wishes to strengthen and consolidate the topic of Business Continuity."

-Jean-Charles Coral, BC Manager, Nestlé Switzerland

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"A great course and a serious levelling up with a good dive into the universe of CISA."

-Josselin Renard, IT Systems Auditor, UBS

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"Many thanks to Jeff for his clear explanations and support until the last day before the CISA exam. I very much appreciated the quality of the course, as well as the atmosphere and the support provided"

-Natasha Camo - VP Group Internal Audit - Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA

“ACTAGIS trainer has first hand experience in most the domains covered by the CISA program. This proved to be invaluable in making ISACA’s somewhat theoretical subjects very tangible and meaningful. Many thanks for this great step towards the CISA certification.”

-Tom Royston, CIO

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"Jeff Primus provided a great CISA training. His motivation, engagement and professionalism made the training really interesting and easy to understand. I enjoyed to take part in this training and would like to thank ACTAGIS for helping me to succeed the CISA exam."

-Melany Scherer, Global IT Audit - Compliance, Jet Aviation AG

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“The course was highly interesting. The tools for managing a Business Continuity Program were teached in a very descriptive and understandable way. I can recommend this course to everybody having a key position in a Business Continuity Program.”

-Philip Sauter, Business Continuity Manager, ISS Facility Services AG

“I often find that you learn more from the experience of people in the room than anything in the training material and this was definitely the case at ACTAGIS. Jeff has a wealth of experience and he did an excellent job of adapting his delivery the training to the needs of the class.”

-Anthony Scarfe, Information Security Services Specialist

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At our BCI certification training, the trainer managed not only to cover perfectly the specific, certification-related topics but he also opened windows and connections to other standardization bodies. It was an excellent week enriching our knowledge broadly. Thank you!

-Christoph Teuber, Group Safety & Security Manager, Swiss Re

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"Thank you for the great course. I did really enjoy it and got a lot of new insights and a much better understanding about what matters in a Business Continuity Management System"

-Dieter Gramberg, Business Continuity Manager, Novartis Pharma AG

Modular approach

The course is presented in two modules:

  • Module 1 is a detailed 10 day course covering all CISA material
  • Module 2 is a 4 day exam preparation session

Certification organisations




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CISA Cetificate Sample

Module 1

A detailed 10 day course

In this module, we will go through all CISA themes, in a detailed manner. This module contains:

  • Theoretical and conceptual sections
  • Case studies
  • Tests by theme
  • Group work
  • Interactive sessions

Module 1 is mostly aimed at the following profiles :

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Compliance Officer
  • IT Auditors
  • IT project manager

Module 1 of this course is subdivided into 8 chapters, covering all CISA Job Practice Areas in details, by going through the following chapters:

  • Introduction (1 day): ISACA, CISA Job Practice Areas, course concept, learning technique, personal study
  • Basics (2 days): IT risk management & ICS (Internal Control System), IT governance
  • Application lifecycle (1 day): Project management, software development, integration, security, user controls
  • IT audit (2 days): IT audit standards and methods, test plan and execution, reporting
  • Organisational security (1 day): Economic & IT criminality, risk analysis, cultural aspects of security, awareness-training
  • Technical security (1 day): Physical security, IT protection against fire, telecommunication security, encryption
  • Incident management (1 day): Incident management, IT Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Management (BCM)
  • Operations and service management (1 day): Operational IT organization, ITIL & Service Management, ISO20000


Courses with guaranteed dates
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Course dates can be based on your requirements. Please contact us for the corresponding in-house or public session trainings, so that we can propose sessions taking into account your availability.

Module 2

A 4 day exam preparation session

Building on pre-course preparation work, we will go through all the CISA domains and conclude the course with a realistic test examination followed by an evaluation and discussions. With the appropriate level of personal preparation, you will acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to pass the CISA exam. Our aim is to optimally prepare you for this challenging test, by going through the Job Practice Area and by offering a realistic test exam.

This training is intended to professionals who have already had IT experience. It is recommended for the participants to have a detailed knowledge of the CISA Job Practice Area and having read through the CISA Review Manual prior to taking the course and, ideally, to have several years of professional experience in different areas of IT. The CISA exam preparation course is aimed at all persons who deal with the governance, audit or security of information systems, such as:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Compliance Officer
  • IT Auditors
  • IT project manager
Our instructors are all certified professionals, who bring with them over 20 years of field experience in the domain of IT security. Our course can be given in English and in French, and includes a realistic exam simulation, as well as two complete exams with personal detailed analysis, in English. This is an intensive 5-days course for advanced participants who have already gone through the CISA Job Practice Area and the CISA Review Manual.

The first three days of the course consist of an intensive and systematic review of all tasks within the CISA Job Practice Area. Here the aspects which are important from the examination perspective are presented, without going into the details of each task, which is why some level of expertise is required. Those who would like to study all CISA tasks in detail should join our advanced course. Following the first three days, a realistic test examination is organized (in English). After this four-hour test exam we will provide you with a personal evaluation of the 200 multiple choice questions and discuss the results during the following course day. You will also be provided with a second test, which you can perform on your own time. We will then correct it and send you back your results. The domains covered by this certification are:

  1. The Process of Auditing Information Systems (14{f969dcb32c64d454d15604bb65b9ec17cc062b36f1719f1addbb25611afb9ba3})
  2. Governance and Management of IT (14{f969dcb32c64d454d15604bb65b9ec17cc062b36f1719f1addbb25611afb9ba3})
  3. Life Cycle of Applications and Infrastructure (19{f969dcb32c64d454d15604bb65b9ec17cc062b36f1719f1addbb25611afb9ba3})
  4. Delivery and Support of IT Services (23{f969dcb32c64d454d15604bb65b9ec17cc062b36f1719f1addbb25611afb9ba3})
  5. Protection of Information Value (30{f969dcb32c64d454d15604bb65b9ec17cc062b36f1719f1addbb25611afb9ba3})
  • CISA tasks: all
  • CISM tasks: –
  • CGEIT tasks: –
  • CRISC tasks: –
  • COBIT5 processes: (all)
In order to become CISA-certified, and in addition to passing the CISA exam, the candidate must have a minimum of five years of professional IS audit, control, assurance or security work experience. Substitution and waivers for professional experience include for example some university semester credit hours, a bachelor’s or master’s degree, or teaching experience in a related field. For more information please read the detailed course description at
The examination fees start at USD 450 for ISACA members and USD 635 for non-members (depending on how early you register).


Courses with guaranteed dates
are highlighted in green
(subject to availability)

01may(may 1)09:0004(may 4)16:30FeaturedCISA - Module 2Geneva / Lausanne - Switzerland

21aug(aug 21)09:0024(aug 24)16:30CISA - Module 2Geneva / Lausanne - Switzerland

02oct(oct 2)09:0005(oct 5)16:30CISA - Module 2Geneva / Lausanne - Switzerland

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The “Actagis Guarantee” means that we will support you until you pass the exam of the course in which you enrol. Some limitations apply. See conditions.

You will be well prepared for the exam. Counting all our students, 98.3% have been successful.

All our courses are up to date. They have been adapted to the latest changes of the different exams. We are in constant contact with each certification organisation.

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