NIS 2 Certified Professional (S-NIS2)

Discover the right approach to prepare your organisation for the NIS2 directive and the Cybersecurity Act.
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What will you learn?

  • 9 This course is designed for students who will be working on, or dealing with, the implementation of the NIS2 Directive and the Cybersecurity Act.
  • 9 Take a deep dive into the three pillars of the NIS2 Directive; Duty of Care, Duty to Report and Duty to Disclose.
  • 9 Gain professional support in translating the what to the how in regard to the NIS 2.


  • 2 full course days or 3 afternoons
  • 15 hours of self-study
  • R1 CPE credit per study hour

NIS 2 Certified Professional course

During the NIS 2 Certified Professional course, you will learn the right approach to make your organisation compliant with the NIS2 Directive and the (soon-to-be) Cybersecurity Act. Your organisation must comply to this by October 2024 at the latest.

Since the requirements differ between sectors and organisations, it is not recommended to memorise the text of the guideline and take an exam for this to obtain a certificate. Instead, it makes more sense to learn how to properly prepare your organisation in your role as NIS2 implementation coordinator. This course consists of two days in which you will learn an effective method to tackle this process in the context of NIS2. In addition, one or more days of guidance are available on request to get specific guidance on this approach for your organisation.

The end result of this NIS 2 Certified Professional is that, in addition to knowledge and skills about the right approach, you will have made a start with an ‘Implementation NIS2’ plan tailored to your organisation.

This course requires basic knowledge of Information Security. If you do not posses this, we recommend taking the Information Security Foundation course first.

Is this course for you?

This course is designed for students who will be working on, or dealing with, the implementation of the NIS2 Directive and the Cybersecurity Act.

What is included in this NIS 2 Certified Professional course?

  • Official SECO-Institute course materials developed by practicing information security officers and consultants;
  • Online training by passionate instructors who are active in the information security industry;
  • Practice exam and exam syllabus so you can fully prepare for your certification exam;
  • Certification exam voucher;
  • Access to the AI Exam Generator where you can practice exam questions
  • Access to the (S)ECO-system, the SECO-Institute’s professional community website where you will find additional resources and exclusive knowledge events.
  • Optional: an additional day to create a guided implementation plan for the implementation of NIS 2 in your organisation.

NIS 2 Certified Professional course modules

Topic 1: NIS 2 facts (and fables)

  • Learn about the facts and fables of the NIS 2 directive.

Topic 2: NIS 2 scope and objective

  • Learn about the scope and objectives of NIS 2.

Topic 3: Deepdive into NIS 2

  • Duty of care, duty of notification and duty of information.
  • Supply Chain, BCM and CMO.
  • NIS2 measures vs Information Security Fundamental basic hygiene (in accordance with ISO27001, NEN7510 or BIO).

Topic 4: NIS 2 Supervision & Enforcement

  • Managerial responsibility & liability.

Topic 5: How to implement the NIS 2

  • The essence of Change Management.
  • Fleshing out the Inventory, Organising, Implementing, Evaluating the required required.


  • Complete your ‘NIS2 implementation plan’.

Guided NIS 2 Implementation Plan (Optional)

In addition to the two course days, there is one day (or, on request, several days) of personal coaching to apply what you have learned directly. On this day, you will be supported in making (and going through) an action plan for the ‘Implementation of NIS 2’, tailored to your organisation. If you wish to make use of this additional day, please indicate this on the registration form under ‘Remarks’.

After the course, you will receive an intake form to fine-tune your needs and expectations. You will then be contacted to agree on a date. If you require further support after this day’s guidance, follow-up appointments can be made.

The SECO-Institute exam is administered externally by SECO-Institute and consists of multiple choice questions. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive SECO’s ‘NIS2 Certified Professional’ certificate and you will be able to apply for your digital S-NIS2 badge.

The exam is included in the course. You can email for a voucher code. You can use this code to take the exam free of charge through the SECO Institute.

Exam information

  • Language: English
  • Delivered: Online via a certified proctor
  • Questions: 40 multiple choice
  • Time: 60 minutes

 What are the benefits of an S-NIS2 certificate?

The S-NIS2 certification shows to your employer that you have extensive knowledge about the three pillars of the NIS2 Directive; Duty of Care, Duty to Report and Duty to Disclose, as well as the Cybersecurity Act. It demonstrates a thorough understanding of the NIS2 directive and the ability to translate this knowledge into the context of your company.

Authors & Lead Trainers

Gemma Janssen

CISO at the province
of Noord-Holland

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