(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Today, the certification institute EXIN launches its new Business Continuity Management (BCM) certification, based on ISO 22301. With this certification, professionals are prepared to deal with disruptive incidents when they arise. The EXIN Business Continuity Management program is developed in joint cooperation with the Security Academy.

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is an essential part of risk management within any organization. According to Forrester Research in 2014, 88% of organizations have executive-level sponsorship for BC preparedness. They have allocated resources and in general they feel good about the maturity of their BCM programs. However, in practice many Business Continuity Plans are not kept up to date and are tested only once per year. “Are you comfortable with your Business Continuity plans and execution? Just estimate the costs of one hour downtime of your business!” says Bernd Taselaar, CEO of EXIN. “Therefore, this foundation certification is relevant from C-level to operations, from the business side to the technical side.”

Foundation Level Exam
EXIN Business Continuity Management is based on the ISO 22301. The certification addresses key challenges, faced by organizations when it comes to Resilience, Recovery and Contingency of their risks.

After passing the EXIN Business Continuity Management Foundation exam, professionals have in-depth knowledge about:

  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance to avoid claims of negligence
  • Operational and financial risk management related to business continuity
  • Leading BCM awareness and support among all stakeholders for successful adoption
  • Meeting customer demands and deliver as promised
  • Reducing downtime and cost of recovery
  • Having a competitive edge based on business continuity

EXIN is planning higher level certifications for Business Continuity Management in due time.

Availability and partnership
This new certification within the EXIN’s Governance & (Cyber) Security portfolio is presented worldwide through EXIN’s extensive partner network. The exam is initially available in English, while language localizations will follow depending on local market needs.
About EXIN

EXIN is the global independent certification institute for professionals in the ICT domain. With more than 30 years of experience in certifying the competences of over 2 million ICT-professionals, EXIN is a leading and trusted authority in the ICT-market. With over 1000 accredited partners EXIN facilitates exams and e-competence assessments in more than 165 countries and 20 languages.

For further information about EXIN, please visit www.exin.com

For further information about the Security Academy, please visit  www.securityacademy.co.uk/about-us