About this Course

This course covers the BCS Professional Certifications Practitioner Certificate in Business Continuity Management. The course closely follows the approaches recommended in the BS 25999-1: A Code of Practice for Business Continuity Management. The course will enable delegates to confidently sit the BCS Professional Certifications 'Practitioner Certificate in Business Continuity Management' examination.

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Introduction to business continuity management

  • The need for business continuity management
  • The context of business continuity management in the
  • organisation
  • Review of risk management fundamentals
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)

Business continuity programme management

  • Governance
  • Leadership and management commitment
  • Resourcing and support
  • Awareness and competency of BC personnel
  • Creating, updating and controlling documentation
  • Communication processes
  • Setting business continuity objectives

Context of the organisation

  • Identification of services, products, activities and supply chain
  • Business impact analysis and risk assessment
  • Link with corporate objectives
  • Needs and expectations of third parties
  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • Scope of the business continuity management system (BCMS)

Selecting business continuity options

  • Determination and selection of strategy
  • Establishing resource requirements
  • Risk protection and migration

Establishing and implementing procedures

  • Incident response structure
  • Warning and communication
  • Business continuity plans
  • Recovery

Exercising and testing

  • Exercising and testing of plans
  • Maintenance of plans
  • Review of plans

Performance evaluation and improvement

  • Monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation
  • Internal audit
  • Management review
  • Non conformity and corrective action
  • Continual improvement

Candidates should ideally have 1 -2 years' experience in business continuity management. If prospective delegates are uncertain about whether they meet course pre-requisites, they should contact the training manager.

Who Should Attend?
The course will primarily benefit those already involved in the areas of business continuity management including business managers responsible for operational functions.

  • Explain the need for business continuity management (BCM) in all organisations
  • Define the business continuity lifecycle
  • Conducting business continuity programme management
  • Understand their organisation sufficiently to identify mission-critical impact areas
  • Determine their organisation's business continuity strategy
  • Establish a business continuity response
  • Exercise, maintain and review plans
  • Embed business continuity in an organisation

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