The Practitioner Certificate in Business Continuity Management (PCiBCM) course is designed to provide a hands-on approach to all stages of the business continuity management (BCM) lifecycle from conducting a business impact analysis to the exercising of business continuity plans.
Making full use of current standards (including ISO 22301), students are able to make a significant contribution to the BCM process when returning to their organisation. The PCiBCM course and associated qualification provides the opportunity for those already serving as business continuity professionals to enhance or refresh their knowledge and, in the process, gain a recognised industry qualification, regulated by the British Computer Society (BCS).
This is useful to both the individual and the employer in terms of attesting to the level of professional ability an individual has attained.
The PCiBCM course primes the student with all the knowledge needed to sit the BCS’s PCiBCM examination.
The certificate in Business Continuity Management is intended for (but not limited to) those who are involved in the areas of business continuity and disaster recovery. It will provide guidance to the student in good business continuity management practice, and assist the path to BS 25999 accreditation.
The course consists of 8 modules:
At the end of each module the student can undertake an assessment to assess their understanding of the information provided in that module and to see if the objectives of the module have been met. Each topic also contains a quiz that enables a student to test their knowledge of the information covered in that topic. At the end of the course, an online examination is provided that prepares the student for taking the official BCS PCiBCM examination.
Exam – A three-hour scenario based written examination consisting of:
There are no formal entry requirements but candidates will require an understanding of information assurance and basic risk management practices.