Business Continuity Foundation

3 days, 4.5 hours a day

Comprehensive introduction to business continuity planning and management.

The Business Continuity Foundation course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction into the Business Continuity Management Process (BCMP). The BCMP is a company (and organizational) wide process. You will learn the steps of the BCMP and its benefits to an organization. You will learn the terminology used in the BCMP. The knowledge will be taught in a very interactive way. You will be able to have a valuable contribution to the implementation of the BCMP within your company or organization.

Authors & Lead Trainers

Gert Kogenhop

Director at bcm+ and MKB Zekerheid

At a Glance

Entry level

Business Continuity Foundation

3 days, 4.5 hours a day

The course is suitable for beginners who would like to learn the fundamentals of business continuity management.

Gain a full understanding of the business continuity planning process based on ISO 22301 and ISO 22313

Build an effective business continuity program, and learn how business continuity planning affects your organization’s operational activities

Contribute to your organization’s continuity efforts at the operational level

What’s included

  • Official SECO-Institute course materials
  • Training from passionate instructors with exceptional skills
  • Access to the SECO member portal
  • Practice exam
  • Exam voucher
  • Membership to SECO’s Alumni Network after passing the exam


Business Continuity Process development & Identifying Threats


  • Knowledge of the BCM-process as well as the various process steps (including the in- and output)
  • Students understand the importance of BCM as a supporting process within an organization
  • Students can place the BCM process between the other processes within an organization
  • Students understand the importance of implementing preliminary research, with which the momentary status of BCM is brought to light as well as the points that leave room for improvement
  • Students can design a BCM process from an organizational point of view
  • Students understand the difference between tasks, responsibilities, and policies
  • Students learn how BCM policy is implemented based on a policy document


Knowledge and understanding of two very important BCM pillars:

  • Business Impact Analysis
    • Students are aware of the (possible) consequences when a product or service is not delivered as agreed upon
    • Students are able to determine the time it is allowed for processes to be outside the company
  • Threats and Vulnerability Analysis
    • Students can form an idea of both internal and external threats and vulnerabilities
    • Students are able to name preventive measures

Business Continuity Plan & Testing and maintenance


  • Get to know the various components of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • Learn about the costs and benefits of each component within the BCP
  • Learn who is responsible for which plan
  • Students understand how a plan is build up


  • Students understand that the BCM process needs constant maintenance
  • Students learn how to test the complete plan
  • Knowledge of different testing methods
  • Students understand how a test is prepared, executed, and evaluated
  • A test plan consists of which components?
  • What is the goal of a test calendar?
  • Students can name different audit processes and know which type of audit is suitable for which process

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  • Language: English
  • Delivered: Online via a certified proctor
  • Questions: 40 multiple choice questions
  • Time: 60 minutes

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This program is conducted by our training partner, Security Academy Online.

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