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Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer (5 days)

Mastering the implementation and management of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301

Summary

This five-day intensive course enables the participants to develop the expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301:2010. Participants will also master the best practices to implement business continuity processes from the ISO 22399. This training is consistent with the good practices of project management 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).

Who should participate?

  • Project managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Business continuity auditors who want to master the implementation of a Business Continuity Management System
  • Persons responsible for the business continuity or conformity in an organization
  • Members of an business continuity team
  • Expert advisors in business continuity
  • Member of an organization that want to prepare for an business continuity function or for a BCMS project management function

Learning objectives

  • Understanding the application of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) in the context of ISO 22301 or BS 25999
  •  Mastering the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required in an effective management of a Business Continuity Management System
  • Understand the relationship between the components of a Business Continuity Management System and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of the organization
  • Acquiring the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining a BCMS as specified in ISO22301
  • Acquiring the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing the ISO22301  standard
  • Develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in management of business continuity
  • Improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in a context of business continuity management

Course details

Day 1: Introduction to the management of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301 and launching a BCMS 

  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • Presentation of the standards ISO 22301, ISO/PAS 22399, BS 25999 and regulatory framework
  • Fundamental principles of Business continuity
  • Preliminary analysis and determining the level of maturity of the existing Business Continuity Management System based upon ISO 21827
  • Writing the business case and preliminary design of the BCMS
  • Developing a project plan of compliance to ISO 22301

Day 2: Planning a BCMS based on ISO 22301 

  • Defining the scope of the BCMS
  • Drafting the BCMS and business continuity policies
  • Business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment

Day 3: Launching and 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

Day 4: Control, monitor and measure a BCMS and the certification audit of a BCMS according to ISO 22301 

  • Monitoring the BCMS processes
  • Development of metrics, performance indicators and  dashboards
  • ISO 22301 internal Audit
  • Management review of the BCMS
  • Implementation of a continual improvement program
  • Preparing for the ISO 22301 certification audit

Day 5: Exam 

Prerequisites

ISO 22301 Foundation certification or basic knowledge of BS 25999 and business continuity concepts is recommended

Educational approach

  • This training is based on the alternation of theory and practice:
    • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    • Practical exercises based on a full case study including role plays and narrative presentation
    • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    • Practice test similar to the certification exam
  • Given the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited

Examination and certification

  • The “Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency 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
  •  Duration of the exam: 3 hours
  •  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 passed the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A 31 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) participation certificate will be issued to participants