“The CBRA certification course has given me a greater appreciation of what the Auditor’s expect from us to ensure that the company is protected in the long term, and although this is not the direction I plan on taking in my career, it rounds out the business recovery picture. I thoroughly enjoyed my classes with you.”

Steven R.// Technical Lead, Veritiv Corporation

training courses

On-Site CBRA Seminar

Certified Business Resilience Auditor 2-Day On-Site Seminar

This 2-day Business Continuity Audit seminar will equip you to assess your company’s ability to maintain continuity in the event of a business disruption. It provides 2 days of intensive, Business Continuity Audit training to enable you to determine the effectiveness, adequacy, quality and reliability of your organization’s Business Continuity Program. You will learn an audit methodology to evaluate compliance of Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Programs with current industry best practice and standards including:
  • ISO 22301: Business Continuity Management Systems – Requirements
  • NFPA: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs
  • ITIL: Information Technology Infrastructure Library

COMBINED TRAINING AND OPTIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAM

In-house at your facility

“BRCCI’-on-site training courses are provided in-house at your facilities. This on-site seminar is a cost-effective means of enhancing your staff’s knowledge and skills, and will help you develop an effective plan, right from the start. Our team of professionals conduct the training at your facilities and are on hand to review your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan.”

Optional CBRA Certification Exam

Participants will have the opportunity to take the optional Certified Business Resilience Manager Certification examination during the CBRA seminar. The optional CBRA examination is given during the class. For up to 10 students, the fee is US$12,995 (Including optional Certification testing and processing).

CLIENT'S SURVEY

Feed back from client survey

BUSINESS CONTINUITY PROGRAM MANAGER COURSE
BRCCI conducted several onsite training for one of our client organization which is among the list of fortune 500 companies. Below is a survey feedback we received from that client.
“The onsite training was taught by professional instructors from Business Resilience Certification Consortium International (BRCCI).
At the completion of the course a confidential survey was administered in an attempt to measure the course success. The 8 survey questions are graded on a 4.0 scale. The survey results are below

Survery Result

Survey Question
Average Rating Response (1 – lowest; 4 – highest)
The CBRM course met my expectations.
3.55
The content was helpful.
3.73
The format was enjoyable.
3.45
The instructor had a good understanding of the topics.
3.91
The handouts were helpful.
2.91
The course was worth my time.
3.82
The course length was appropriate.
3.27
I recommend this course to the other Business Continuity Planners.
3.82

Asking the right questions means everything in our Industry! Our workshops and seminars actively encourage all participants to share their experiences and ASK questions! Below you’ll find the most frequently asked questions about our courses. If you have a question that is not answered here, feel free to contact us and we would be delighted to help you.

FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The CBRA Seminar offers you:
A comprehensive overview of the Business Continuity Audit including the Business Continuity Planning and Management processes.
A step-by-step audit methodology based on industry standards, guidelines, and best practices.
A sample case study of a Business Continuity Audit.
Business Continuity Audit take-home templates.

You will be equipped to:

  • Conduct a Business Continuity Audit based on a well-founded audit framework.
  • Review the organization’s Business Continuity Audit processes.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of a Business Continuity Audit.
  • Formulate recommendations to strengthen a Business Continuity Audit.
  • Avoid common auditing mistakes.
  • Follow a structured approach to a Business Continuity Audit.
  • Present and explain a Business Continuity Audit analysis to senior management.
  • Determine the level of corporate compliance against the industry`s audit standards, rules, and regulations.
  • Reduce risks, vulnerabilities, and operational losses in the event of a business disruption.
  • Reduce insurance premiums through compliance.
  • Improve client, partner, and supplier retention and relationships.
  • Increase control over internal/external Business Continuity processes.
  • Insure Business Continuity Program and Plan are reliable, effective, and on track.

Purpose and scope of a BCP.

  • Introduction to a Business Continuity Program.
  • Business Continuity Program life cycle process.
  • Business Continuity Program management overview.
  • Need for a Business Continuity Audit.
  • Compliance rules, regulations, and standards.
  • Objectives of a Business Continuity Audit.
  • Scope of a Business Continuity Audit.
  • Types of Business Continuity Audits.
  • Comparison of internal and external audits.
  • Critical success factors.
  • Audit issues and challenges.
  • Audit methodology phases.
  • Establishing an internal Business Continuity Audit.
  • Comparison of active and passive audits.
  • Business Continuity Auditor’s role and responsibilities.
  • Business Continuity Audit related guidelines and standards (including Sarbanes-Oxley).
  • Business Continuity Audit Budget.
  • Business Continuity Audit Gap Analysis.
  • Assessing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery maturity levels.
  • Customizing audit examination approach.
  • Business Continuity Audit areas.
  • Detailed audit activities for each area.
  • Audit questionnaires and interviews.
  • Business Continuity Audit tools and templates.
  • Response analysis.
  • Recommendations.
  • Audit reporting guidelines.
  • Sample Business Continuity Audit case study.
  • Sample Business Continuity Audit case study exercises and questionnaires.

The following personnel are strongly recommended to attend a Business Continuity Audit:

  • Business Continuity Coordinator
  • Business Continuity Auditor / Compliance Auditor
  • Information Security Auditor
  • Financial Auditor
  • Internal / external Business Continuity Auditor
  • Risk Management professionals
  • Business Continuity Professional / Consultant
  • Senior Executive and Management
  • Emergency / Disaster Recovery professionals

The seminar is also designed for anyone who wants to learn Business Continuity Audit concepts, principles, and a step-by-step audit methodology. The course includes a sample case study of a Business Continuity Audit. Students learn about the known difficulties and challenges expected during a Business Continuity Audit.

Students will have the opportunity to take the optional Business Continuity Audit Certification examination during the CBRA Seminar Business Continuity Audit training course. The optional CBRA examination is given during the class and exam fees are included in the price above. (The last part can be removed)

The Business Continuity Audit course is intended for anyone with or without prior audit knowledge or experience. The seminar is also designed for anyone who wants to learn Business Continuity Audit concepts, principles, and a step-by-step audit methodology. The course includes a sample case study of a Business Continuity Audit. Students learn about the known difficulties and challenges expected during a Business Continuity Audit.

During the course, all students will receive presentation handbooks, workbooks, take-home Disaster Recovery Plan templates and other related course information.

For up to 10 students, the fee is US$12,995 (Including optional Certification testing and processing) plus $2,500 for instructor travel and accommodation. Each student after the first 10 is charged $400 including the examination fees. BRCCI will supply textbooks, presentation handbooks, plan templates, and other related course information. If you would like a customized training course to fit your company’s needs, please contact us at 1-888-962-7224 or send an email to info@brcci.org.

Compared to off-site training, you will save US$1,950 + travel + accommodation costs for 10 students based on the regular course fee of US$1,695+ travel + accommodations for each student.

Business Continuity Audit Methodology Phase
This course will take you through a complete BC audit methodology consisting of the following phases:
Phase 1 – Audit Initiation
Learn how to initiate a Business Continuity Audit, raise awareness, and gain commitment.
Phase 2 – Compliance Requirements
Learn how to determine Business Continuity Audit objectives, scope, rules, regulations, and standards compliance requirements for an organization.
Phase 3 – Compliance Maturity Evaluation
Learn how to determine current corporate compliance.
Phase 4 – Audit Customization
Learn how to align a Business Continuity Audit to specific company requirements.
Phase 5 – Audit Planning Process
Learn how to develop a Business Continuity Audit strategy and a project plan.
Phase 6 – Business Continuity Audit Plan Implementation
Learn how to implement a project plan and collect data.
Phase 7 – Audit Data Synthesis and Analysis
Learn how to synthesis, analyze, and consolidate Business Continuity Audit data.
Phase 8 – Compliance Gap Analysis
Determine the level of corporate compliance against the industry`s audit standards, rules and regulations.
Phase 9 – Business Continuity Audit Review
Learn how to review and revise findings.
Phase 10 – Business Continuity Audit Reporting
Learn how to develop and present the Business Continuity Audit report.

Our instructor will have a laptop and a projector. The following will also be required:
A standard training room with sufficient seating, chairs, and desks. The preferred seating arrangement is in a classroom configuration. There is no requirement for computers or laptops.
A screen for the projector. A whiteboard or flipchart is also required.
A backup projector is also recommended as projectors do fail from time to time.

TESTIMONIALS

“I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and, in particular, Dr. Syed, for the impressive curriculums that were presented last week. I had the privilege of sitting Dr. Syed’s seminar for the CBRM as well as the CBRA. In short, they were both well structured to present complex processes and concepts in a cohesive, concise and logical order. Moreover, the two curriculums will serve as the primary drivers for how I structure my internal Business Continuity/Resiliency models as well as my auditing techniques. The “takeaways” from both classes are superb in terms of ease of use and clarity of logic. Off note, the seminar setting offered an intellectual intimacy that fostered solid discussion and direct dialog on the complex topics presented. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would most certainly recommend and encourage attendance to both seminars. Well Done!”
– J. Kunert // DKI Services

“On my initial contact with the BRCCI organization I asked a bunch of in depth questions about their Business Continuity educational program. The questions were answered, expeditiously, in detail, and with no pressure to hire their service. After comparing other organizations providing similar services, the BRCCI customer service division spoke for itself and the organization it represented. Their main goal seemed to be one of empowering the patrons interested in their educational based services. I signed up for the CBRM, and the CBRA certification classes through BRCCI because of this. The instructor not only covered the course material, but made it interesting and kept the students engaged by doing so. The instructor not only had a complete and thorough understanding of the material, but was able to introduce real world applications, events, and how the training would be applied under the numerous different scenarios presented to him by the students. BRCCI training gives you the tools to not only protect your company, and community, it gives you the tools that are applicable to protect and secure your family. BRCCI training strengthens your resume and employ ability I would recommend the services of BRCCI to anyone.”
– Joel P. // CT Tech Foreman, Alaska Communications Systems.

“BRCCI’s course is one of the most important training programs I have attended in my business career. The methodology was presented in a very organized and logical fashion, made understandable by the very experienced instructor. I would recommend this program to anyone wishing to learn the process of Business Continuity and Resilience, especially those whose primary function is to conduct such a program. Thank you also for the well written manual and text book.”
– H. Iris // Director, New York University

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You will be equipped to:

  • Conduct a Business Continuity Audit based on a well-founded audit framework.
  • Review the organization’s Business Continuity Audit processes.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of a Business Continuity Audit.
  • Formulate recommendations to strengthen a Business Continuity Audit.
  • Avoid common auditing mistakes.
  • Follow a structured approach to a Business Continuity Audit.
  • Present and explain a Business Continuity Audit analysis to senior management.

For 2 days, classes will begin at 08.30 and end at 16.30. There will be a morning break and afternoon break.