BCS Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management (PCIRM)

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BCS Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management (PCIRM)

 

This 5 day course, which is delivered by trainers with practitioner backgrounds, leans heavily on practical exercises to provide you with extensive hands-on experience of all the key components of the risk management process.

You will gain invaluable experience in conducting an information risk assessment including business impact analyses and threat and vulnerability assessments.

You will also learn the importance of evaluating risks, selecting controls and presenting results in a way which will form the basis of a risk treatment plan.

As a BCS Gold Partner, URM will aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to return to your organisation and make a significant contribution to the risk management process.

The PCIRM training course makes full use of current and relevant international standards such as the ISO 27001 Information Security Standard, as well as ISO 31000 and ISO 27005. The course culminates on the final afternoon with a BCS invigilated examination, which consists of scenario-based, multi-choice and short answer questions.

An excellent course, both demanding and challenging. The presenters knowledge and enthusiasm are incredible and delivered brilliantly. Provided context and examples to help clarify points.
Public course 2017

 

Very thorough content.

Trainer very knowledgeable and great technique.
Public course 2017

URM’s PCIRM course has also been certified by the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP), meaning that the Institute has assessed the course materials and methodologies and determined that it meets its stated objectives.

Furthermore, the IISP has verified that the course meets the claimed competency level against IISP's Skills Framework. URM's PCIRM training course was also the first information risk management course in the UK to be certified as part of the GCHQ's Certified Training (GCT) Scheme.

In 2015, 75% of URM’s PCIRM delegates achieved a pass mark, one of the highest levels of attainment for a UK training provider.

Overview
This course covers the BCS Practitioner Certificate in
Information Risk Management and closely follows the
approaches recommended in the ISO 27005 and ISO 31000
Standards.

The course will enable delegates to confidently sit the 3 hour
BCS Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management
examination which is taken on the last afternoon of the course.
URM’s PCIRM course has also been accredited by the Institute
of Information Security Professionals (IISP). It has also been
accredited as part of the CESG Certified Training (CCT)
Scheme.

Who should attend?
The course will primarily benefit those involved in information
security, audit and those engaged in the implementation and
operation of formal information risk management, including
those charged with PCI DSS compliance and any corporate
governance compliance requirements.
 

Benefits
By the end of the course, delegates will have a detailed understanding of all the key components of risk management and be able to return to their organisation and make a significant contribution to the risk management process. Delegates will benefit from the practical and extensive
experiences of URM’s trainers who are all practising risk
management specialists.

Pre-requisites
Candidates should ideally have at least 2 years’ experience in
information security and risk management. An understanding
of information security standards such as ISO 27001, ISO
27002 and ISO 27005 would be beneficial, as would
attendance on the Certificate in Information Security
Management Principles course (or similar). If delegates are
uncertain about whether they meet course pre-requisites, they
should contact the Training Manager at URM.

Comments from previous delegates
• “It has been an excellent course in terms of content and
presentation. A pleasure to do.”
• “Really good trainer - engaging, experienced and made it
really understandable and relevant. The folder and slides
were very well organised and easy to read. Can see how I’m
going to use this back at work.”
• “All sessions clear and good practical examples provided.
Ideal mix of practical and theory. Very good course and can
be applied in workplace.”
• “Excellent - thank you! Quality of training excellent.”
BCS Accredited 5 Day Course

 

Deliverables
On completion of this course delegates will be able to
demonstrate their competence in, and their ability to:
• Conduct an information risk assessment including
business impact analysis and threat and vulnerability
assessments
• Explain how the management of information risk will
bring about business benefits
• Explain and make full use of information risk
management terminology
• Explain the importance of control selection and risk
treatment
• Evaluate risks and present the results in a way which
will form the basis of a risk treatment plan

Deliverables
On completion of this course delegates will be able to
demonstrate their competence in, and their ability to:


• Conduct an information risk assessment including business impact analysis and threat and vulnerability assessments
• Explain how the management of information risk will bring about business benefits
• Explain and make full use of information risk management terminology
• Explain the importance of control selection and risk treatment
• Evaluate risks and present the results in a way which
will form the basis of a risk treatment plan
 

BCS Examination
After taking the course, delegates will be able to sit a formal 3 hour examination set by BCS Professional Certifications.
The examination will comprise:

Section 1:
10 multiple choice questions
6 short answer questions

Section 2:
3 scenario based essay style questions.
Students will need to obtain a mark of at least 65% to
pass the examination.

Course style
This is a ‘Practitioner’ course and leans heavily on discussions and workshops which are designed to reinforce the concepts being taught and to build the delegates confidence in conducting risk assessments.
The course is also designed to encourage debate, and the sharing of knowledge and experience between students.

BCS Examination
After taking the course, delegates will be able to sit a formal 3 hour examination set by BCS Professional
 

Certifications.
The examination will comprise:
Section 1:
10 multiple choice questions
6 short answer questions
Section 2:
3 scenario based essay style questions.
Students will need to obtain a mark of at least 65% to
pass the examination.

Course style
This is a ‘Practitioner’ course and leans heavily on discussions and workshops which are designed to reinforce the concepts being taught and to build the delegates confidence in conducting risk assessments.
The course is also designed to encourage debate, and the sharing of knowledge and experience between students.


Course Topics
Concepts, Framework References and
Definitions

• Risk Management Principles
• Risk Management Process
• Risk Management Standards, e.g. ISO 27005
and ISO 31000
• The Need for Information Risk Management
• Context of Risk in the Organisation

Establishing a Risk Management
Programme

• Programme Requirements
• Developing a Strategic Approach to Information
Risk Management
• Information Classification Schemes
 

Risk Assessment: Identification

• Asset Identification
• Business Impact Analysis
• Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
Risk Assessment: Analysis and Evaluation
• Risk Analysis
• Risk Evaluation
Risk Treatment
• Options for Risk Treatment
• Risk Treatment Plans
 

Presenting Risks and Business Case
Monitoring and Review
Exercises

• Organisational Context Analysis
• Business Impact Analysis
• Financial and non-Financial Impact Assessment
• Risk Assessment
• Risk Identification
• Risk Analysis
• Risk Evaluation
• Risk Treatment
• Risk Treatment Plans
• Risk Reporting
 
Locations
The training takes place at dedicated training centres
in Bedfordshire and Warwickshire. 

 

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Start date Location / delivery
No fixed date Bedfordshire and Warwickshire

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