Foundation Certificate in Business Continuity Management according to ISO 22301 - 2012

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The Concept

Every organization is vulnerable to IT or telecom failure, cyber-attacks or power outage; incidents that can cripple daily operations. And as business processes become more complex and companies rely more and more on third parties, the ability to recover end-to-end business processes is more complicated than ever. This makes Business Continuity Management (BCM) an essential part of risk management within any organization. It’s about identifying single points of failure, performing business impact analyses, and creating and testing threat response and recovery plans. More strategically, it is also about mitigating reputation- and financial exposures, and about providing compliance benefits and creating competitive advantages. EXIN’s Business Continuity Management certification is policy-oriented without getting into operational ‘how to’ details and applying the knowledge to daily practices. As the leadership component is recognized as an inseparable and very important part of business continuity, great value in this exam is being put on managerial commitment and its requirements.

The certification is based on ISO/IEC22301:2012 - the internationally recognized management systems standard for business continuity. It ensures that the BCM certification is applicable worldwide, to all organizations, regardless of type, size and product provided. The Business Continuity Management certification is closely related to other governance certifications like IT Asset Management and security certifications like Information Security based on ISO/IEC 27002.

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Business continuity management is a holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organization and the impacts to business operations those threats, if realized, might cause. It provides a framework for building organizational resilience with the capability of an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities (Source: ISO 22301:2012).

Target group
Everyone in the organization must be aware of the Business and its Continuity. This certification is directed at candidates who are involved or have an interest in the implementation of Business Continuity within their organization: CEO’s, CIO’s, Security Officers and Quality Managers, Operational Managers, Developers, Business and Technical Teams; for when the Continuity of an organization comes to a halt for whatever reason, everyone in the organization must be aware of the consequences and the solutions.


Exam content

  • Context of the organization
  • Leadership
  • Planning & Support
  • Operation
  • Performance evaluation and improvement

Exam Details

  • Examination type: Computer-based or paper-based multiple-choice questions
  • Number of questions: 40
  • Pass mark: 65%
  • Open book/notes: no
  • Electronic equipment/aides permitted: no
  • Time allotted for examination: 60 minutes
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