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CBCI Certification Course (Good Practice Guidelines)
Live Online Course

Certified 5 Days £1,850.00 (+ VAT)

Course Overview/Dates

This course offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by business continuity (BC) professionals worldwide, to develop, implement and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme.

This BCI training course is delivered as a five day, live online training course by an approved BCI tutor. Scheduled breaks will be provided within each session. During the course, delegates will be able to use their microphones to take part in discussions and ask the tutor any questions, there is also the option to use a webcam too. Interactivity features used during the training may include the use of breakout sessions for group work, polls and quizzes.

Timings are indicative and exact timings may vary due to student experience and their interest in certain topics. The course may finish earlier if all topics have been covered.

Timetable

Day 1 09.30 - 12.30 BST 13.30 - 16.30 BST
Day 2 09.30 - 12.30 BST 13.30 - 16.30 BST
Day 3 09.30 - 12.30 BST 13.30 - 16.30 BST
Day 4 09.30 - 12.30 BST 13.30 - 16.30 BST
Day 5 09.30 - 12.30 BST 13.30 - 16.30 BST

Exam Price

£400

What's included?

  • Course slides
  • Certificate of attendance

Course Dates

Dates Number of days Location Price
Mon 16 Nov 2020
£1,850.00 Book
Course tutor: Gillian Logie MBCI
Mon 25 Jan 2021
£1,850.00 Book
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 8 Feb 2021
£1,850.00 Book
Course tutor: To be confirmed
Mon 22 Mar 2021
£1,850.00 Book
Course tutor: To be confirmed
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Details & Programme

Course Description

This course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2018, the independent body of knowledge for good business continuity (BC) practices.

The course is designed for those individuals seeking to complement practical experience in Business Continuity or a related field through some formal BC training based on the Good Practice Guidelines 2018.

More specifically, it is aimed at those professionals wishing to achieve an internationally recognised qualification in Business Continuity through the Certificate of the BCI Examination (CBCI).

This can lead to becoming a member of the BCI, which provides internationally recognised status and demonstrates both professional and technical competency in BC.

Course Modules

There are six course modules based on the six Professional Practices (PPs) and associated stages BCM Lifecycle. These are split up into segments, management practices and technical practices.

  • Module 1 - Policy and Programme Management (PP1)
  • Module 2 - Embedding Business Continuity (PP2)
  • Module 3 - Analysis (PP3)
  • Module 4 - Design (PP4)
  • Module 5 - Implementation (PP5)
  • Module 6 - Validation (PP6)

At the end of Module 1, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the stages of the BCM Lifecycle
  2. Explain how to develop a BC Policy
  3. Identify the requirements for determining the scope of the BCM programme
  4. Describe the approaches to defining governance of the BCM programme
  5. Summarise the process of implementing a BCM programme, and assigning roles and responsibilities
  6. Explain how project and programme management techniques can be used to implement the BCM programme and the importance of managing documentation
  7. Recognise the importance of managing outsourced activities and supply chain continuity

At the end of Module 2, you will be able to:

  1. Interpret organisational culture in the context of Embedding Business Continuity
  2. Assess the skills and competence requirements for Business Continuity
  3. Organise a training programme and awareness campaign as part of Embedding BC

At the end of Module 3, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose and importance of the Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  2. Explain the different types of BIA and the activities associated with each one
  3. Develop and carry out a BIA
  4. Identify the key methods and outcomes of evaluating threats

At the end of Module 4, you will be able to:

  1. List the options and describe the process of selecting continuity and recovery strategies and tactics
  2. Define the purpose and explain the process of designing threat mitigation measures
  3. Define the purpose and explain the process of designing the incident response structure

At the end of Module 5, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose and characteristics of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  2. Develop and manage a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  3. Understand the key elements of Strategic plans and the importance of the Communications plan
  4. Explain the requirements of Tactical and Operational plan

At the end of Module 6, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose and process of developing an Exercise Programme
  2. Identify different types of exercises and differentiate between them in terms of scale and complexity
  3. Develop, run and evaluate an exercise
  4. Assess the Maintenance activities required within the BCM programme
  5. Define the purpose and describe the methods of the Review of the BCM programme
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Course Benefits

  • Teaches you not just the ‘what’ to do, but also the ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘when’ of good BC practice
  • Equips you with the knowledge and understanding you require to be able to practice BC
  • Provides an accepted benchmark against which the technical and professional competency of BC professionals can be effectively measured and examine
  • Provides practical insights to good BC practice and expertise by learning from some of the best BC professionals in the industry
  • Prepares you for the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) examination
  • Upon successful completion of the examination, delegates are entitled to use the CBCI credentials and also receive complimentary membership to the BCI for 12 months (providing they are a new member of the BCI)
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Who Should Attend?

  • Business continuity and resilience professionals working in organisations of any type and size, in any industry or sector worldwide.
  • Individuals with a full time or part time role or responsibility that requires an understanding of business continuity.
  • Individuals who want to take the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) examination.
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Exam

Is the cost of the exam included in the cost of the course?

The exam is a further £400 - this includes a £50 arrangement fee. This can be taken at a later date following the course.

Why take the exam?

Professional membership of the BCI provides internationally recognised status and this valued certification demonstrates your competence to carry out business continuity management (BCM) to a consistently high standard. If you pass the BCI Certificate you are entitled to use the post-nominal credential of CBCI and your name will be placed on a BCI register of those holding this credential. Those looking to achieve the professional membership grades within the BCI need to pass the exam, along with sufficient experience, to achieve AMBCI and need to pass the exam with merit to achieve MBCI.

What does the exam consist of?

The examination consists of 120 multiple choice questions which the candidate will have 2 hours to complete. The exam is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines. 20 of the 100 questions are designated 'pretest' questions which are randomly distributed throughout the exam. Pretest questions are not counted in scoring. They are, however, essential in building the BCI Certificate question bank and are on the exam to statistically assess their difficulty level and effectiveness at discriminating between candidates who meet the passing standard and those who do not. The information gathered in the pretest process determines whether the question will be included on a future exam.

A score of 70 is required to pass, and a score of 85 is required to pass the exam with merit.

When can I take the exam?

The online exam can be booked at the same time as your training. You will be sent a link from the BCI allowing you to book your exam at your own convenience. A microphone and webcam will be required to take the examination online.

What language can I sit the exam in?

The online examination is only available in English.

How do I register for the exam with BC Training?

To secure your BCI Certificate Examination you can book online through our website or contact the office to speak to a member of the BC Training team.

How can I prepare for the exam?

The BCI Mock CBCI Examination Questions are a useful tool in the run up to the examination and can be purchased from our website.

What happens after the examination?

Once you have completed the exam, you will receive your result instantly. The online exam and result will then be verified and audited by the BCI. Following successful clearance of this, the formal notification of the result and certificate will be sent by the BCI within 4 weeks of taking the exam.

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Tutors

James McAlister

James McAlister

MA DipBCM DipEd Hon FBCI FICPEM

Gillian Logie

Gillian Logie

MBCI

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In-house Options

If you would like this training delivered for your organisation only, please contact the BC Training team on 01253 542650 or email info@b-c-training.co.uk.

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Testimonials

“The course was great, I met some lovely people and James [McAlister] was an amazing tutor. He talked us through scenarios and his own experiences which helped embed the information”

Phillippa Crombleholme
British Gas

Overall course rating: 10/10

2020

“[James McAlister was] incredibly engaging which is very important when undertaking the course via online tools. Very well experienced in a lot of BC aspects and incredibly helpful. The course delivery online was much better than I expected.”

Kelly Wilson
Scottish Government

Overall course rating: 10/10

2020

“Considering the course had to be delivered online the full process was incredibly easy and all instructions were timely and helpful.”

George Burnett
International Nuclear Services

Overall course rating: 9/10

2020

“Thank you all for the great 5 day training. I learnt a lot and really enjoyed it. Glad there is this live training as I would never fly over to UK to attend a course. Hope I have a chance to attend other courses in future. ”

Elaine Ai Li Ee
Independent

Overall course rating: 10/10

2020

“James [McAlister] was very engaging and a very good tutor.”

Mary Roser
Numis

Overall course rating: 10/10

2020

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