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ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Business Continuity Management Systems

  • What is a BCMS?
  • Management Systems
  • What is Business Continuity Management System?
  • BCM System Process
  • Business Continuity Management (BCM)
  • BCMS Benefits
  • Business Continuity Management Lifecycle
  • Applicability and Objectives

Module 2: Scope of a BCMS

  • Overview

Module 3: Fundamental Principles and Concepts of Business Continuity

  • Fundamental Principles
    • Build a Comprehensive Plan
    • Implement Each Step of the Action Plan
    • Check and Evaluate Results
    • Review and Make Improvements
  • Business Continuity

Module 4: Clauses 4 to 8 of ISO 22301

  • Introduction
  • Clauses of ISO 22301
    • Clause 4 – Context of the Organisation
    • Clause 5 – Leadership
    • Clause 6 – Planning
    • Clause 7 – Support
    • Clause 8 – Operations

Module 5: Overview of ISO 22301 Standard

  • Introduction to ISO 22301
  • 22301 Standard
  • 22301 Standard Progression
  • 22301 High-level Methodology
  • Implementation Cycle Times

Module 6: BCM Mandatory Documents

  • Clause 4.2.2
  • Clause 4.3
  • Clause 5.3
  • Clause 6.2
  • Clause 7.2
  • Clause 7.4
  • Clause 8.2.1
  • Clause 8.2.2
  • Clause 8.2.3
  • Clause 8.4.1
  • Clause 8.4.2
  • Clause 8.4.3
  • Clause 8.4.4
  • Clause 8.4.5
  • Clause 9.1.1
  • Clause 9.3
  • Clause 10.1

Module 7: Leadership

  • Leadership and Commitment
  • Establishing the Business Continuity Policy
  • Communicating the Business Continuity Policy

Module 8: Management Roles and Responsibilities

  • Overview
  • Impediments to Success
  • Aids to Success

Module 9: Implementation Phases of the ISO 22301 Framework

  • Management Support
  • Identification of Requirements
  • Business Continuity Policy and Objectives
  • Support Documents for Management System
  • Risk Assessment and Treatment
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Business Continuity Strategy
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Training and Awareness
  • Documentation Maintenance
  • Exercising and Testing
  • Post-Incident Reviews
  • Communication with Interested Parties
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Internal Audit
  • Corrective Actions
  • Management Review

Module 10: Continual Improvement of a BCMS

  • Continual Improvement
  • BCMS Control System
  • Areas of Continual Improvement

Module 11: Audit

  • Introduction to Audit

Module 12: Auditing Principles

  • Fundamental Principles
  • Internal Auditing
  • Scope
  • PDCA Cycle

Module 13: Auditing Roles

  • What are the Roles?
  • Organisational Context
  • Management Responsibilities
  • Planning, Support, and Operation
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Improvement

Module 14: Roles and Responsibilities of the Auditor

  • Internal Auditing
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Typical Internal Audit

Module 15: Skills of an Internal Auditor

  • Internal Auditing Goals
  • Qualities of an Auditor
  • Auditing Skills

Module 16: Purpose of Internal Auditing

  • 22301 Mission
  • Key Benefits of BCMS

Module 17: Audit Procedures

  • BCMS Audit Process
  • Elements of an Internal Audit
  • Internal Audit Process
  • Required Documentation
  • Supporting Procedural Documentation
  • Required Records and Documentation

Module 18: Audit Triangle

  • Fraud Triangle
  • Tackling the Fraud Triangle

Module 19: Auditing Techniques

  • Classifying Audit Findings
  • On-Site Auditing
  • Remote Auditing Methods

Module 20: Work Document Approach

  • Steps to Certification
  • Certification Audits

Module 21: Business Continuity Control Best Practice

  • Overview
  • BCM Policy
  • Management Commitment
  • Plan How to Deal with an Emergency
  • Impediments to Success
  • Disaster Recovery

Module 22: Planning a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)

  • Planning a BCMS
  • Steps to Plan a BCMS

Module 23: Implementation of Business Continuity and Writing Procedures

  • Communication
  • Writing a Scenario
  • Delivering the Scenario
  • Implementing a BCMS

Module 24: Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Risk Assessment

  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Assessment Methodologies and Implementation
  • Risk Treatment Implementation

Module 25: Incident Management and Emergency Management

  • Overview
    • Incident Management
    • Emergency Management
  • Key Elements of Crisis Management Respond Process

Module 26: Operations Management of a BCMS

  • Introduction to Operations Management of a BCMS

Module 27: Business Continuity Strategies and Solutions

  • General
  • Identification of Strategies and Solutions
  • Selection of Strategies and Solutions
  • Resource Requirements
  • Implementation of Solutions

Module 28: Business Continuity Plans and Procedures

  • General
  • Response Structure
  • Warning and Communication
  • Business Continuity Plans
  • Recovery
  • Evaluation of Business Continuity Documentation and Capabilities

Module 29: Performance Evaluation, Monitoring, and Measurement of a BCMS

  • Performance Evaluation, Monitoring, and Measurement of a BCMS
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Identifying Indicators of an Organisation
  • Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
  • Writing an Effective Critical Success Factor
  • CSFs for Strategic Planning
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Case Study: Telefonica
  • Cutting Complexity
  • Taking Actions

Module 30: Development of Metrics, Performance Indicators, and Dashboards

  • Development of Metrics
  • KPI Dashboards
  • Steps to Create KPI Dashboards

Module 31: Internal Audit and Management Review of a BCMS

  • Internal Audit
  • Introduction to Management Review
  • Purpose of Management Review
  • Management Review Input
  • Management Review Outputs

Module 32: Improvement and Implementation of a Continual Improvement Program

  • Nonconformity and Corrective Action
  • Continual Improvement
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Tone from the Top
    • Let’s have a Plan
    • Second Opinion
    • Catching up
    • Takeaway

Module 33: Preparing for a BCMS Certification Audit

  • BCMS Certification Audit
    • Choose a Certification Body
    • Certification Audits
    • Surveillance Visits

Module 34: Development of a BCMS and Business Continuity Policies

  • Development of a BCMS
    • Steps for Development of a BCMS
  • Business Continuity Policies

Module 35: Purpose of Management Review

  • Conducting an Audit
  • Core Audit Principles and Concepts
  • Evidence and Risk
  • Preparation of an Audit
  • BCMS Documentation Audit
  • Opening Meeting

Module 36: Directing an ISO 22301 Audit

  • Communication During the Audit
  • Audit Actions
  • Findings from the Audit

Module 37: Manage Auditing Teams, Improve Analysing, and Reporting Skills

  • Introduction
  • Management Audit Procedure
  • Improvement Analysing
  • Data Analyses
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Reporting Skills

Module 38: Directing an ISO 22301 Audit

  • Components of the Documentation
  • Supporting Procedural Documentation
  • Closing Meeting
  • Assessing Corrective Action Plans
  • ISO 22301 Surveillance Audit
  • Internal Audit Management Programme
  • Second Party Audits

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Who should attend this ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course?

The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training Course is designed to equip professionals to lead and conduct audits of Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) based on ISO 22301 standards. This ISO 22301 Certification Course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Business Continuity Managers
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Information Security Experts
  • IT and Technology Continuity Specialists
  • Senior Management and Decision-makers
  • Quality Management Professionals
  • Experienced Auditors

Prerequisites of the ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course. However, some knowledge of business continuity principles, risk management, and auditing techniques a greatly benefits a delegate.

ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course Overview

The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course is a specialised training course designed to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge required to conduct audits of Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) based on the ISO 22301 standard. In today's dynamic business environment, where disruptions and crises can occur unexpectedly, organisations must ensure the resilience of their operations through effective business continuity management, making this course essential. The ISO 22301 Certification is essential for professionals seeking to lead organisations in business continuity efforts. It's particularly crucial for Auditors, Compliance Officers, and Managers responsible for ensuring their company's ability to withstand disruptions. Mastering ISO 22301 principles equips individuals with the knowledge to safeguard their organisation's operations and reputation in the face of unforeseen events.

This intensive 5-day ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training offered by The Knowledge Academy empowers delegates by offering a condensed yet comprehensive exploration of ISO 22301 Lead Auditor principles. It equips them with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to conduct effective business continuity audits, identify areas of improvement, and develop resilient strategies.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the key concepts and principles of ISO 22301
  • To learn how to plan and conduct ISO 22301 audits effectively
  • To acquire skills in identifying non-conformities and assessing compliance
  • To develop the ability to report audit findings and recommend corrective actions
  • To master the art of evaluating an organisation's business continuity management system
  • To gain insights into the latest industry best practices in business continuity

Upon completion of the ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course, participants will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to conduct audits of BCMS effectively. They will be better prepared to assess the maturity of their organisation's business continuity practices, identify gaps in compliance with ISO 22301 requirements, and implement measures to enhance organisational resilience and continuity in the face of disruptions.

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What’s included in this ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course?

  • ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Examination   
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Exam Information 

To achieve the ISO 22301 Lead Auditor, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 30 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 15/30 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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ISO 22301 is an international standard for Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS), providing a framework to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain, and continually improve an organisation's ability to withstand disruptive incidents and continue operations.
The objective of undergoing ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training is to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge to effectively audit and manage Business Continuity Management Systems, ensuring organisations can respond and recover from disruptions efficiently.
Business Continuity Management ensures operational resilience, minimises downtime, safeguards data, and enhances organisational reputation. It helps maintain customer trust, reduces financial losses, ensures regulatory compliance, and prepares businesses for unexpected disruptions, promoting long-term sustainability and stability.
There are no formal prerequisites for attending this ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training Course. However, some knowledge of business continuity principles, risk management, and auditing techniques can greatly benefit a delegate.
In this course, delegates will have 1-day intensive training with our experienced instructors, a digital delegate pack consisting of important notes related to this course, and a certificate after course completion.
The ISO 22302 Lead Auditor Training is a 1-day course.
Yes, the associated examination must be passed to complete this ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training Course.
The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training Course empowers participants by equipping them with skills to assess and enhance Business Continuity Management Systems, ensuring organisational resilience and stability, which are crucial for driving successful business development initiatives.
The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training Course empowers participants by equipping them with skills to assess and enhance Business Continuity Management Systems, ensuring organisational resilience and stability, which are crucial for driving successful business development initiatives.
Completing the ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training Course opens career opportunities as a Business Continuity Manager, Compliance Auditor, Risk Management Consultant, Internal Auditor, and Certification Auditor, enhancing your expertise in business continuity and disaster recovery.
If you face any issues in accessing the course materials, then you can reach out to our customer support team who will provide you with quick assistance to resolve the issue.
Yes, we provide corporate training for this course, tailored to fit your organisation’s requirements.
The ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training enhances career advancement by equipping professionals with essential skills in auditing and business continuity management, boosting their qualifications for higher roles, increasing their marketability, and fostering professional development through industry-recognised certification.
Yes, upon completing this course you will receive a certificate of completion to validate your achievement and demonstrate your proficiency in the subject.
The Knowledge Academy provides flexible self-paced training for this course. Self-paced training is beneficial for individuals who have an independent learning style and wish to study at their own pace and convenience.
In the ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Certification Course, you'll learn to plan, conduct, and report audits of Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS), ensuring compliance with ISO 22301 standards and improving organisational resilience and response strategies.
The training fees for ISO 22301 Lead Auditor certification in Sydney starts from AUD4795
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