PECB ISO 22301 Lead Implementer
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This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organisation 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).

This course is also in line with requirements of The PECB University MBA in Business Continuity Management. MBA in BCM is designed for candidates that want to develop a comprehensive understanding of how to manage business disruptions, emergencies or threats in an organization. Through the program, candidates gain the necessary competence on how to react in emergency situations, and how to manage them successfully so that the operations and business continuity of the organization are not distorted. The courses in this program prepare candidates in the areas of disaster recovery, business response, risk analysis, information management and other.

Who should attend?

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organisation in the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System
  • 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 organisation
  • Members of a business continuity team
  • Expert advisors in business continuity
  • Members of an organisation that want to prepare for an business continuity function or for a BCMS project management function
  • Learning objectives

  • To understand the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) in accordance with ISO 22301 or ISO 27031
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of a BCMS
  • To understand the relationship between the components of a BCMS and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organisation
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to support an organisation in implementing, managing and maintaining a BCMS as specified in ISO22301
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing ISO22301
  • To develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organisations 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
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    Course agenda

    Day 1 - Introduction to the BCM concepts & initiating the project

  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • Presentation of the standards ISO 22301, ISO/PAS 22399, ISO 27031 and regulatory framework
  • Fundamental principles of business continuity management
  • Preliminary analysis and establishment of the maturity level of the existing BCMS 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 BCM 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
  • Controlling, monitoring, 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
  • Day 5: Certification Exam

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    Prerequisites for the course

    ISO 22301 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of ISO 27031 or BS 25999 and business continuity concepts is recommended.

    Educational approach

    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.

    Examination and Certification

    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 English, French & Polish.

    Duration: 3 hours

    For more information about exam and certification process, 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 brochure on ISO 22301 Lead Implementer

    General information

  • Lunches, certification & exam fees are included in the course price of 2500 EUR (excl. VAT).
  • 10% discount for returning customers.
  • A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants. Manual is available only in English.
  • 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.
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