General Data Protection Regulation

Courses and certification exam

Data Protection

Become acquainted to lead all the processes necessary to adopt a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in an organization.

Check below to find the training, including the certification exam, that suits you best!

Official BCI Certification

Official ISO (PECB & IAS) Worldwide Certification

ACTAGIS, as the official partner and trainer of PECB for Switzerland and Europe, proposes learning and preparation classes for General Data Protection Regulation 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 of in implementing business continuity risk management frameworks and programs in large organizations and are certified GDPR, ISO 27001, CISSP, SABSA 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.

Certification organisation

Certificate samples

GDPR Certificate

What our clients are saying

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-Dieter Gramberg, Business Continuity Manager, Novartis Pharma AG

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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

"I followed a CISSP course in a small group with ACTAGIS. Jeff teached with expertise, passion and profession. The complex subject of IT security was presented understandable and garnished with many real life examples. The atmosphere was intensive and forward oriented, but relaxed and fruitful. I’m really impressed and with no doubt I would follow, and recommend others to follow, courses with ACTAGIS"

-Harald Friedel - Project Manager & DPO

"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."

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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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“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

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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

“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.”

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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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"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.”

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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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"The way how we went through CBCI from policy to validation via practical examples was inspiring. Jeff’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable approach to BC area and ability to promote discussions really expanded understanding of this topic. Now I think that I have good tools to practice. Thank you Jeff!"

-Miska Riihimäki - Senior Risk Manager - OP Insurance Ltd

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"Very intense and worthwhile training. The trainer based his teaching on an excellent knowledge of the GDPR regulation, but also on his hands-on experiences enabling real-life and concrete cases. I recommend this training to anyone dealing with the protection of the personal data within his company "

-Stéphane Butty - DPO Group - 5àSec

GDPR – Obtain all the competences and knowledge necessary to lead all the processes for implementing and complying with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in an organization.

This four-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competence, for implementing, managing and aligning a privacy framework based on General Data Protection Regulation requirements.

Participants will be able to understand the gap between the General Data Protection Regulation and the current organizational processes including, privacy policies, procedures, working instructions, consent forms, data protection impact assessments, etc. in order to associate organizations in the adoption process to the new regulation which will help them be accountable in front of a possible inspection.

The Certified Data Protection Officer training course enables you to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to effectively implement and manage a compliance framework with regard to the protection of personal data.

After mastering all the necessary concepts of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” credential. By holding a PECB Certified Data Protection Officer Certificate, you will demonstrate that you thoroughly understand the gap between the General Data Protection Regulation and the current organizational processes including: privacy policies, procedures, working instructions, consent forms, data protection impact assessments, in order to associate organizations in the adoption process to the new regulation.

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of the new procedures and adoption of the new requisites presented in the GDPR, which will come into force and effect by the 25th May 2018
  • DPO and Senior Managers responsible for the personal data protection of an enterprise and the management of its risks
  • Members of a lawyer firm
  • Members of an information security, incident management and business continuity team
  • Expert advisors in security of personal data
  • Technical experts and compliance experts wanting to prepare for a Data Protection Officer job
  • Understand the history of personal data protection in Europe
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and approaches required for the effective alignment with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Understand the new requirements that the General Data Protection Regulation brings for EU organizations and non-EU organizations and when it is necessary to implement them
  • Acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in assessing the implementation of these new requirements
  • Learn how to manage a team implementing the GDPR
  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations how to manage personal data
  • Acquire the expertise for analysis and decision making in the context of personal data protection

Day 1

Introduction to the GDPR and initiation of the GDPR Compliance

  • Course objective and structure
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Fundamental Principles of the GDPR
  • Initiating the GDPR Implementation
  • Understanding the Organization and Clarifying the Data Protection Objectives
  • Analysis of the Existing System

Day 2

Plan the implementation of the GDPR

  • Leadership and approval of the GDPR
  • Compliance Project
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Definition of the Organizational Structure of Data Protection
  • Data Classification
  • Risk Assessment under the GDPR

DAY 3

Deploying the GDPR

  • Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
  • Design of Security Controls and Drafting of Specific Policies & Procedures
  • Implementation of Controls
  • Definition of the Document Management Process
  • Communication Plan
  • Training and Awareness Plan

DAY 4

Monitoring and continuous improvement of GDPR compliance

  • Operations Management
  • Incident Management
  • Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation
  • Internal Audit
  • Data breaches and corrective actions
  • Continual Improvement
  • Competence, Evaluation and Closing the Training
  • Certification Exam
  • Five years of professional experience
  • Two years of Data Protection work experience
  • Project activities totaling 300 hours
  • Signing the PECB code of ethics
  • This training is based on both, theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam
  • To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited

The “PECB Certified Data Protection Officer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

  • Domain 1 – Data Protection Principles
  • Domain 2 – Controller, processor and the Data Protection Officer
  • Domain 3 – Security of Personal Data and Data Protection Impact Assessment
  • Domain 4 – Transfers of Personal Data
  • Domain 5 – Provisions relating to Specific Processing Situations
  • Domain 6 – Information Security, business Continuity and Incident Management
  • Domain 7 – Independent Supervisory Authorities and European Data Protection Board

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • Training material containing over 400 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • Exam is closed book and consists of 150 multiple choice questions
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued by PECB
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions

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GDPR Introduction

The GDPR Introduction training course enables you to comprehend the basic concepts and requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

By attending the GDPR Introduction course, you will understand the importance of the GDPR and the benefits that business, society and governments can obtain.

  • Individuals interested in the fundamental principles of privacy
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Understand the basic concepts and components of Data Protection
  • Understand the data protection principles, challenges, issues and the importance of a data protection officer, controller and processor
  • Understand the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques for the effective protection of data

Day 1

Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

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  • Training material containing over 100 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 7 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued by PECB

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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.

GDPR Foundation

The GDPR Foundation training enables you to learn the basic elements to implement and manage a compliance framework with regard to the protection of personal data. During this training course, you will be able to understand the fundamental privacy principles and become familiar with the role of the Data Protection Officer.

After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified GDPR Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach.

  • Individuals involved in Personal Data Protection and Information Security
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main privacy principles
  • Individuals interested to pursue a career in Data Protection
  • Understand the General Data Protection Regulation requirements and the fundamental principles of privacy
  • Understand the obligations, roles and responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer
  • Understand the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques to effectively participate in the implementation process of a compliance framework with regard to the protection of personal data

Day 1

Introduction to GDPR and Data Protection Principles

Day 2

The General Data Protection Regulation requirements and Certification Exam

  • None
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples
  • Practical exercises include examples and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

The “PECB Certified GDPR Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP)

Domain 2: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The “PECB Certified GDPR Foundation” exam is available in several languages.

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies.

Upon the successful completion of the exam, you can apply for the credential “PECB Certified GDPR Foundation”. For more information about Data Protection Certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for the PECB Foundation Certification are:

CredentialExamProfessional experienceDPMS project experienceOther requirements
PECB Certified GDPR FoundationPECB Certified GDPR Foundation Exam or equivalentNoneNoneSigning the PECB Code of Ethics
  • Certification fees are included on the exam price.
  • Training material containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued by PECB
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free

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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.

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Exam pass rate

You will be well prepared for the exam. Counting all our students, 98.5% have been successful.

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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.

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, 98.5% 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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