ICT Manager, Advanced Federal Diploma


Course Start Dates

28 February 2024

Preparation course  for 2025 Federal Exam

Course Format

480 Hours Live Interactive Learning

Live Sessions, Online Campus, Exam Simulations

Course fee: CHF 16'900

Info Session

Every 2. Thursday

Online - Zoom

17:00 - 17:30

25 January 2024

Neues Schloss Hotel Zurich

18:00 - 20:00

ICT Manager with Advanced Federal Diploma

ICT Manager course prepares professionals from all industries for the federal examination and increasingly complex future of ICT Management. Participants will gain a full understanding of the challenges and potential of information security compliance, and management systems, along with the frameworks and definitions of governance for an information security strategy to help secure their organisation’s cyber-resilient future.

Over one year, participants will access key tools, principles, and frameworks from international professors and academic instructors. Participants will learn how to evaluate and implement information security solutions, ensure information security incident handling, and create a competitive advantage for their organisation.

Study Content


The course content is based on the ICT Berufsbildung Competency Framework and highlights the following 4 areas of competence:

ICT Strategy and Project Management
  • Development of ICT strategies
  • Definition and implementation of the strategies, implementing change
  • Development of ICT portfolio processes
  • Evaluation of ICT portfolios
  • ICT portfolio controlling
Business and Application Engineering
  • Designing ICT processes
  • Determination of ICT process and organizational structure
  • ICT architecture management development
  • ICT application portfolio management
  • ICT development process
Leadership and Management
  • Creating and monitoring financial planning
  • Personnel Planning resources
  • Definition of marketing activities
  • Taking legal aspects into account in ICT projects
  • Finance and Accounting
ICT Risk and Service Management
  • ICT system processes
  • Procure and monitor ICT services
  • Perform ICT security analyses
  • ICT Security Risk Management
  • Compliance, Service Management

What makes us unique?

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Study the best, become the best!

Our educational programs include hands-on training, designed with practice-oriented case studies, real-world challenges, and best in class learning experience. We have over 100 international academics and experts from 20 countries.

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Learn anytime anywhere in Switzerland or other countries

We have two start dates in a year: May and November. The courses are fully digital, and you can attend this course while working full time, from anywhere in Switzerland and other countries.

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Your career path

With our Cyber Security Career Partner cyberunity you have access to exciting career opportunities and are one step closer to your next dream job.

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Access a network of world-class academics, industry experts, and peers to connect and develop ideas, and put theory into practice.

Exam Admission Requirements

To be able to attend the Federal Examination, you need to have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a recognized higher educational institution and have two years of professional experience in the IT / ICT field

If you have a different background, please contact us, we will gladly clarify your admission in advance!

ICT Manager Brochure



16,900 CHF

Before Government

8,450 CHF

After Government



Total cost after reimbursement of federal
contribution CHF 8,450



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Frequently Asked Questions

Why obtain the ICT-Manager, Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education?

ICT Managers, with many years of professional experience to the point of the Federal Examination, possess extensive specialist and managerial tasks in the ICT sector. The purpose of the Federal Diploma is to provide assurance that the person who obtained it distinguishes herself or himself in terms of commitment, practical, and technical knowledge. Therefore, the holder is capable of assuming higher management roles within the ICT professional field.

Who is a ICT Manager?

The ICT Managers recognize relevant relationships and dependencies in the overall context of the organizations, thus are able to manage efficiently and effectively using informed decisions. They consider the economic, environmental, social, legal, and personnel aspects of the company and work with responsibility.

They manage the employees according to modern management methods and thus achieve with their teams the predetermined goals.

ICT Managers develop the ICT strategy and derive the corresponding service portfolio for their organizational unit. On this basis, they determine which services are purchased.

What are the Key Professional Competences?

The KPC of an ICT Manager can be different from one job to another, such as:

ICT Management - Develop ICT strategy, define sourcing strategy, implement change

Business Engineering - Designing ICT processes, determining ICT process and organizational structure, advice on ICT use

Leadership and Management - Create and monitor financial planning, personnel Planning resources, taking legal aspects into account in ICT projects

ICT Risk Management - Perform ICT security analyses, ensuring ICT security

What are the Admission Requirements?

To be able to attend the Federal Examination, one of the following conditions must be met:

A bachelor’s or master’s degree from a recognized higher educational institution and has two years of professional experience in the ICT field


A diploma of a higher technical examination / higher technical college and three years of experience in the ICT field


A professional certificate of a professional examination and has four years of experience in the ICT field


Under a "sur dossier" examination, the proof is provided of qualified professional experience in the ICT field of at least eight years and the last two years in a leading specialist and/or line function in the ICT field

If you have a different background, please contact us, we will gladly clarify your admission in advance!

When do next courses start?

We have one start date in a year:

Every May – 2 Semesters / 12 months course

(live sessions in every week)

Exception: We will start the 2022 year course in January 2022.

What is the language of the course and exam?

Language of the Course: English

Language of the Exam: German, French, Italian

Knowledge of English is required for the study of literature. Regardless if you are living in the German, French, or Italian part of Switzerland, you can enroll in our course.

Is this course really 100% digital?

This course is completely digital and you will experience live interactive learning. There is no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your live classrooms, lectures, readings, and challenges anytime and anywhere via the web and mobile.

What is Swiss Cyber Institute Online Campus?

Swiss Cyber Institute’s Online Campus is excellent for learners, having information clearly laid out, with different modules, and clear timetables to work on. The lessons will take place in two learning formats:

  • The weekly live classrooms, which will take place on every Wednesday from 16:00 to 20:00
  • Assignments / Homeworks and Group Works

This course consists of modules. Each module is broken down into manageable units. You should work throughout the components of these units in the order they are presented. A unit represents a meaningful portion of work, where you can work on different key concepts and cyber incident challenges.

Each module also aligns with a specific set of learning outcomes or learning competencies. These relate to the specific learning goals you need to achieve for the federal diploma final examination. Therefore we organize several exam simulations.

Small group discussions 

Each module in this course offers different topics for you to discuss with your peers. These take the form of discussions in the class-wide forum and are optional.

Live sessions 

Each week, you will take part in a live session with your Tutor and classmates. This involves a scenario in which you will learn during the week about specific topics. It is mandatory to participate in the weekly live sessions, which will provide you with an opportunity to engage with the Tutor and ask your questions to your Tutor and peers.

How much does it cost to study?

The course costs a total of CHF 16’900. After you attend the federal examination, you will be refunded half of the course fee by the Swiss Federal Government, regardless of your result in the exam. Further details can be found on the web page of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SBFI.

The examination fee for the federal diploma will be around CHF 3,400, according to ICT Berufsbildung. This fee is invoiced by the examiner and must be paid before the November exam.

Course Fee included:

  • Learning materials and licenses
  • Internal examination fees
  • Registration fee 


Total (before the reimbursement of the federal contribution) – CHF 16’900

Total (after the reimbursement of the federal contribution) – CHF 8’450

What jobs will this course prepare me for?

The holder of the ICT-Manager, Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education title can access team leadership positions and higher management functions in sectors such as:

  • Banks
  • Insurance
  • IT service providers
  • Software manufacturers
  • and many other
Which title will be written on the Diplom?

Diplomierte ICT-Managerin

Diplomierter ICT-Manager

ICT-Manager diplômée

ICT-Manager diplômé

ICT-Manager diplomata

ICT-Manager diplomato

ICT-Manager, Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education


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