SABSA Foundation Certificate course – Security Architecture Framework

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Events

29sep18:3020:00ISACA Conference - ISMA - "SECURITY IN THE AGE OF THE CLOUD OR THE NEW LIFE OF CISO"

11sep15:0016:00Webinar BCI: Business Continuity & Security by Design : The need for a converged approach

24nov18:3020:00ISACA Conference - GRB - "MEASURING CYBER MATURITY AND CLOSING THE GAPS"

Security Architecture Framework

This is a 5 days course (with a choice between the “Foundation” and “Architecture” modules), which combines the SABSA levels L1 and L2. For more information on this topic: Download the SABSA flyer (PDF) here.

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

Official BCI Certification

Official SABSA Certification

ACTAGIS, as the official partner of SABSA for Switzerland and France, proposes learning and preparation classes for SABSA certifications and provides the exams sessions.

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 cyber security frameworks and programs in large organizations and are certified GDPR, CISSP, ISO 27001, SABSA, and COBIT 2019.

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.

Certification organisation

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Certificate Sample

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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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"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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"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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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

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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

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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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“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

"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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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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“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

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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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“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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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 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 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 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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"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

“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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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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“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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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 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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"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."

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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

“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 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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"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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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

This module provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of how the SABSA framework delivers successful security strategy and architecture. Through a series of innovative presentations, case studies and workshops, you will develop the skills to use the most proven security architecture design and management processes and find out how to develop a comprehensive strategy for the creation of a security architecture that genuinely meets the needs of your organisation.

The top ten competencies developed on this course are:

  1. Define information security and architecture and their role in the modern enterprise
  2. Explain security engineering principles, methods and techniques
  3. Describe the SABSA model, architecture matrix, service management matrix, and terminology
  4. Describe SABSA principles, framework, approach and lifecycle
  5. Use business goals and objectives to model information security requirements
  6. Describe methodologies for business case development and enterprise value propositions
  7. Apply key concepts and principles to the design of information security strategy
  8. Define architecture governance, compliance and maintenance processes
  9. Create a business attributes taxonomy
  10. Describe security domain models and explain conceptual business trust models
This module leverages the strategy defined in Foundation Module One to create the roadmap to design, deliver and support a set of consistent and high-quality security services. Covering the good practice lifecycle, participants will find out how to design, deliver and support a comprehensive security services architecture that integrates fully and seamlessly with their existing IT management and business infrastructure and practices.
  • CIO / CISO / CRO / CIRO
  • IT Strategists and Planners
  • IT Architects
  • IT Development Managers and
  • Project Leaders
  • Software Managers and Architects
  • Computer / Information Security
  • Managers, Advisors, Consultants
  • & Practitioners
  • IT Line Managers
  • IT Service Delivery Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • A comprehensive knowledge of SABSA – the best practice Security Architecture Framework
  • A detailed plan for defining and validating business requirements for information security
  • A strategy for creating enterprise architecture customised to your own organisation needs
  • Sample information collection and planning documents
  • A plan to gain support for your security programme including a method to engineer and model value propositions and benefits for security
  • An approach to managing your security architecture programme
The SABSA Foundation Certificate is issued to candidates who pass both Foundation Level exams. The exams are held at the end of the fifth day and each paper is of one-hour duration and contains 48 multiple choice questions. For more information contact us.

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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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