Business Impact Analysis

The Business Continuity Institute

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Business Impact Analysis (BIA) Training Course

Part of the ANALYSIS stage of the BCM Lifecycle

Course description

This course provides an in-depth look into the Analysis stage of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle. It provides the business continuity and resilience professional with the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of this key skill area.

The course is broken down into modules, exploring the concept of Business Impact Analysis as well as the practical application using a number of different case studies. Students have the option of using their own organization as a case study.

This course is based on the Business Continuity Institute's Good Practice Guidelines and reflects the current global thinking from ISO 22301, ISO 22313 and ISO /TS 22317.

Who should attend?

Business continuity and resilience professionals who require in-depth knowledge and an understanding of how to carry out a BIA at all levels of an organization.

It is recommended that students have a minimum of a CBCI or equivalent credential with experience working in an organization in a continuity and resilience related role.

Course objectives

The objectives of this training course are to provide students with the ability to:

  • Understand the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) process;
  • Understand how to structure the BIA process;
  • Apply the methods available to conduct a BIA;
  • Utilise the information from the BIA to design the most appropriate business continuity recovery strategies.

Course delivery

This BCI training course is delivered as a one or a two-day course, classroom based, by the BCI’s global network of licensed Training Partners and Approved BCI Instructors.

The one and two-day versions cover all aspects of the BIA process, whilst the two day option provides the students with an additional opportunity to use their own organization as a case study in the practical exercises.

Certificate of attendance

All students will receive an official certificate of attendance directly from the BCI.