What does the course cover?
The CBCI Certification course is based on the BCI Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2018. The GPG is a body of knowledge that covers the whole BCM Lifecycle and walks you through all stages of implementing a business continuity plan:
Policy and Programme Management
This stage helps you establish a business continuity policy and defines how the policy should be implemented through an ongoing cycle of activities.
- Defining the scope of the Business Continuity Programme
- Establishing governance
- Assigning roles & responsibilities
This section will show you how to best integrate business continuity awareness and practice into your day-to-day business operations and organization’s culture using a collaborative approach among business departments and staff, as well as different disciplines.
- Understanding and influencing organizational culture
This stage will help you review and assess the organization to identify objectives, how it functions, and constraints of its operating environment.
- Understanding the Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
- The product & service BIA
- The process BIA
- The activity BIA
- Risk & threat assessment
In this stage you will learn how to identify and select appropriate solutions to achieve continuity in the event of an incident.
- Designing business continuity solutions
- Risk & threat mitigation measures
Learn how to implement the plans you created in the design stage. In the implementation stage, you will also understand how to develop a response structure – as well as priorities, procedures, responsibilities, and resources - for dealing with incidents.
- Response structure
- Developing and managing plans
- Strategic plans
- Tactical plans
- Operational plans
At this stage you need to check that the plans you have produced are accurate and fit for purpose for your organization and that the plans are current and tested.
- Developing exercises and an exercise programme
- Plan maintenance