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Business Continuity

Planning and preparing for possible serious incidents or disasters is critical for any business. Knowing how to continue operating efficiently with a reasonably short period is the main goal of Business Continuity.

Check below to find the training course, 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 ISO 22301 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 business continuity programs in large organizations and are certified ISO 22301 and MBCI.

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, we limit the size of the group to let you benefit from face-to-face interactions.

English and French

English and French

The course is available in English and in French.

Upon request, the following non-certifying introductory courses can be organised:

  • ISO 22301 Foundation

The course description is taken from the PECB website

ISO 22301 Lead Implementer
ISO 22301 Lead Auditor

Certification Organisation

Certificate samples

ISO 22301 Lead Implementer Certificate Sample
ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Certificate Sample

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CISSP training given by ACTAGIS trainers, is intense and very complete. During the 5 days, you get home exhausted but with knowledge you did not have when started the day. The trainers use a methodology that helps you understand the concepts and the trap questions you might get in the exam. Totally worth it.

-Diego de Haller, IT Security Service Manager

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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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Jeff's primary goal is not only to help you digest the material, but arrive at the examination with the right tools and the right confidence level so to maximize your chances to pass with flying colors. I recommend Jeff wholeheartedly and without reservations. Jeff is one of those rare sure bets!

-Massimo Marino - CDPO - Advanced Accelerator Applications

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"I thank ACTAGIS, and especially Jeff Primus, for organizing the GDPR - Certified Data Protection Officer –training, which is very useful to me in the context of my professional activities and which I strongly recommend. Organizing trainings for a limited number of participants enables to take full advantage of the courses and to exchange interesting information more easily between professionals active in that domain”

-Chiara Tanteri - Vice-présidence pour les systèmes d’information, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

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"I thank the consultant for this ISO 27001 training. His pedagogy, technical expertise and long experience in the field make the difference and bring real added value. Course materials are of high quality and the exchanges throughout this training allowed me to assimilate the material and go beyond theory."

-Daniel Meier, Head Internal Audit, Vaudoise Assurances

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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'm a repeat offender at Jeff's courses, having already attended CISA, CISSP and CRISC courses. Jeff is an engaging teacher and bring numerous examples from real life. Class size is limited, so there is always time for questions. I'm planning on attacking CISM next year and will certainly be knocking once again on Jeff's door. Highly recommended !

-Liz O'Sullivan, Bundesamt für Informatik und Telekommunication BIT, Head of Security

"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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The BCI training based on solid experience and real life examples was provided by a very professional and patient mentor, Jeff Primus. Small group of participants is a great benefit for added value discussions. The training exceeded all my expectations.

-Andrey Afanasiev, Vice President, Risk Manager, RCB Bank Ltd

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Having participated to the ISO 27001 LA training led by Jeff Primus, I was able to appreciate his value as a trainer both in terms of his technical skills and his extensive experience in auditing . Jeff is an experienced professional who communicates his knowledge with enthusiasm. This allowed me to succeed the certification exam. I would like to recommend ACTAGIS for the quality of their services and the perfect organization of this training

-Stéphane Reuss - Audit interne Groupe Mutuel

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“I had a great pleasure participating to the ISO 9001 Lead Implenter training provided by Jeff Primus. His engagement, professionalism, motivation and technical expertise gave me full satisfaction. Eeased by his ability of communication, I had no difficulties to assimilate the content of the course. Without any hesitation, I gladly recommend ACTAGIS to everyone who needs guidance for SMQ implementation projects.”

-Mehmed Cormehic, Lean Manufacturing Engineer, GOLDEC 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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Thank you for your training. I particularly appreciated the quality of the teachers Jeff and his colleague who were able to animate this course in an attractive and instructive way by alternating the theoretical part and the practical exercises. The course material is a summary of excellent quality. I highly recommend this course.

-Remo Stolz, IT Manager, CIMO

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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 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

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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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"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

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I had the pleasure to attend GDPR training provided by Jeff and ACTAGIS. The course was quite challenging in terms of material that required to be absorbed and Jeff made the work engaging, whilst providing good real case examples to the participants. He also explained the technical and legal parts very clearly for those who are not in IT or who has no legal background. I would happily recommend Jeff and ACTAGIS to those looking for an excellent and detailed insight.

-Clare Joyner, Legal Counsel, IMD

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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

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"Attending the GDPR - Certified Data Protection Officer – training provided by ACTAGIS was at the same time a challenge and a pleasure. The content was extremely interesting and provided by a highly skilled trainer. The setup of the classroom, the small group and the given material contributed to make it successful."

-Grégoire Ramuz - CIO, Transports publics fribourgeois

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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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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

“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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I participated to ACTAGIS Academy CISSP training. I definitely recommend this course to everyone who wants to succeed the CISSP exam. Jeff is an excellent trainer who knows how to vehicle the key messages enhanced with real life examples. Thanks Jeff for that excellent course !

-Gilbert Caballer, IT Audit Expert, UBS

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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

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I came from Paris to attend the ISO 27001 LI training which was led by a trainer of rare efficiency and having a real knowledge of the concepts coupled with a solid field experience. The training was based on theoretical fundamentals which were illustrated to us in a concrete way through workshops and group exchanges. The entire group succeeded the certification exam. Thanks again to ACTAGIS for their warm welcome, the quality of the training and their professionalism

-Lotfi Adassen - Information Security Architect - Hitachi Automotive Systems Group


Upon request, the following non-certifying introductory courses can be organised:

  • ISO 22301 Introduction
  • ISO 22301 Foundation

The course description is taken from the PECB website

ISO 22301 Lead Implementer
ISO 22301 Lead Auditor

Lead Implementer

Mastering the implementation and management of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301

This four-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise  to support an organization in implementing and managing a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301:2012. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to implement business continuity processes from the ISO 22399. This training is consistent with the project management practices established in ISO 10006 (Quality Management Systems – Guidelines for Quality Management in Projects). This training is fully compatible with BS 25999 (Business continuity management specification) and ISO 27031 (Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity).
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Business continuity auditors who wish to fully understand the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System
  • Persons responsible for the business continuity conformity in an organization
  • Members of a business continuity team
  • Expert advisors in business continuity
  • Members of an organization that want to prepare for an business continuity function or for a BCMS project management function
  • To Understand the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) in accordance with ISO 22301, ISO 27031 or BS 25999
  • To Gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of a Business Continuity Management System
  • To Understand the relationship between the components of a Business Continuity Management System and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To Acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining a BCMS as specified in ISO22301 or BS 25999
  • To Acquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing ISO22301 or BS 25999
  • To Develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the management of business continuity
  • To Improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of business continuity management

Day 1: Introduction to Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) concepts as required by ISO 22301; Initiating a BCMS

  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • Presentation of the standards ISO 22301, ISO/PAS 22399, ISO 27031, BS 25999 and regulatory framework
  • Fundamental principles of Business continuity
  • Preliminary analysis and establishment of the maturity level of the existing Business Continuity Management System based upon ISO 21827
  • Writing a business case and a project plan for the implementation of a BCMS

Day 2: Planning a BCMS based on ISO 22301

  • Definition of the scope of a BCMS
  • Definition of quality policy and objectives
  • Development  of  a BCMS and business continuity policies
  • Business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment

Day 3: Implementing a BCMS based on ISO 22301

  • Implementation of a document management framework
  • Design of business continuity processes and writing procedures
  • Implementation of business continuity processes
  • Development of a training & awareness program and communicating about the business continuity
  • Incident management and emergency management
  • Operations management of a BCMS

Day 4: Controlling, monitoring and measuring and improving a BCMS and certification audit of a BCMS

  • Controlling and Monitoring a BCMS
  • Development of metrics, performance indicators and  dashboards
  • ISO 22301 internal Audit
  • Management review of a BCMS
  • Implementation of a continual improvement program
  • Preparing for an ISO 22301 certification audit
  • Certification Exam
ISO 22301 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of ISO 27031 or BS 25999 and business continuity concepts is recommended
  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises based on a full case study including role playings and oral presentations
    • 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 ISO 22301 Lead Implementer” 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 business continuity
       • Domain 2: Business continuity Control Best Practice
       • Domain 3: Planning a BCMS based on ISO 22301
       • Domain 4: Implementing a BCMS based on ISO 22301
       • Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of a BCMS based on ISO 22301
       • Domain 6: Continual improvement of a BCMS based on ISO 22301
       • Domain 7: Preparing for a BCMS certification audit
  • The “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • For more information about exam, refer to PECB section on ISO 22301 Lead Implementer Exam
  • After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 22301 Provisional Implementer, Certified ISO 22301 Implementer or Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer, depending on their level of experience
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential
  • For more information about ISO 22301 certifications and PECB certification process, refer to PECB section on ISO 22301 Lead Implementer
  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam,participant are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions

* This course is also available in a self-study format. To learn more, contact us using the contact form below.

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Lead Auditor

Mastering the Audit of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301

This four-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training, the participant will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 the certification process according to 17021.

Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit teams and audit program, communicating with customers, conflict resolution, etc.) necessary to effenciently conduct an audit. This training is compatible with BS 25999 audit (Business continuity management specification) and ISO 27031 (Guidelines for information and communication technology readiness for business continuity).

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to perform and lead Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) certification audits
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to master the Business Continuity Management System audit process
  • Persons responsible for the Business continuity conformity in an organization
  • Members of a business continuity team
  • Expert advisors in information technology
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for an Business continuity audit function
  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO 22301 or BS 25999 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
  • To acquire the expertise to perform an ISO 22301 or BS 25999 certification audit following ISO 19011 guidelines and the specifications of ISO 17021
  • To acquire the expertise necessary to manage a BCMS audit team
  • Understanding the operation of the Business Continuity Management System in accordance with ISO22301, ISO 27031 or BS 25999
  • To understand the relationship between a Business Continuity Management System, including risk management, controls and compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • To improve the ability to analyze the internal and external environment of an organization, risk assessment and audit decision-making in the context of a BCMS

Day 1: Introduction to Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) concepts as required by ISO 22301

  • Presentation of the standards ISO 22301, ISO 27031, ISO/PAS 22399, BS 25999 and regulatory framework
  • Fundamental principles of business continuity
  • ISO 22301 certification process
  • Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Detailed presentation of the clauses 4 to 10 of ISO22301

Day 2: Planning and Initiating an ISO 22301 audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and on risk
  • Preparation of an ISO 22301 certification audit
  • BCMS documentation audit
  • Conducting an opening meeting

Day 3: Conducting an ISO 22301 audit

  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures: observation, document review, interview, sampling techniques, technical verification, corroboration and evaluation
  • Audit test plans
  • Formulation of audit findings
  • Documenting of nonconformities

Day 4: Concluding and ensuring the follow-up of an ISO 22301 audit

  • Audit documentation
  • Quality review
  • Conducting a closing meeting and conclusion of an ISO 22301 audit
  • Evaluation of corrective action plans
  • ISO 22301 surveillance audit
  • ISO 22301 internal audit management program
  • Certification Exam
ISO 22301 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of BS 25999 or ISO 27031 and business continuity concepts is recommended
  • This training is based on both theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises based on a full case study including role playings and oral presentations
    • 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 ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” 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 business continuity
    • Domain 2: Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
    • Domain 3: Fundamental Audit Concepts and Principles
    • Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 22301 audit
    • Domain 5: Conducting  of an ISO 22301 audit
    • Domain 6: Closing an ISO 22301 audit
    • Domain 7: Managing an ISO 22301 audit program
  • The “PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • For more information about exam, refer to PECB section on ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Exam
  • After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of PECB Certified ISO 22301 Provisional Auditor, PECB Certified ISO 22301 Auditor or PECB Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor depending on their level of experience.  Those credentials are available for internal and external auditors.
  • A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential.
  • For more information about ISO 22301 certifications and PECB certification process, refer to PECB section on ISO 22301 Lead Auditor
  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam,participant are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions

* This course is also available in a self-study format. To learn more, contact us using the contact form below.

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are rapidly filling up.
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09nov(nov 9)09:0012(nov 12)16:30ISO 22301 LAIN-CLASSROOM - Lausanne-Switzerland / ONLINE - Live Interactive

14dec(dec 14)09:0017(dec 17)16:30ISO 22301 LAIN-CLASSROOM - Lausanne-Switzerland / ONLINE - Live Interactive

ISO 22301 Introduction

ISO 22301 Introduction training course enables you to comprehend the basic concepts of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS).

By attending the ISO 22301 Introduction course, you will understand the importance of a Business Continuity Management System and the benefits that businesses, society and governments can obtain. 

  • Individuals interested in Business Continuity Management
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Understand the concepts, approaches, methods, and techniques used to implement a Business Continuity Management System
  • Understand the basic elements of a Business Continuity Management System

Day 1

  • Introduction to Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) concepts as required by ISO 22301
  • None
  • 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

* This course is also available in a self-study format. To learn more, contact us using the contact form below.

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Continuité des activités

Assurez une reprise rapide des fonctions critiques de l’entreprise et préservez votre avantage concurrentiel en cas de catastrophe.

  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Plan de reprise après sinistre
  • Plan de lutte contre la pandémie
  • Architecture DRP
  • Processus RFP
  • Services au BC Manager

Plan de continuité des activités

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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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You will be well prepared for the exam. Counting all our students, 98.4% 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, 99.2% 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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