3-Day Course: Certification in IT Business Continuity Management (CITBCM)

Certification Assessors – Board of CITBCM Assessors (Singapore Computer Society)


COURSE DATES & TIME

APRIL 2021 12, 13 & 14 April 2021  ::  9.00 am to 5.00 pm

AUGUST 2021 16, 17 & 18 August 2021  ::  9.00 am to 5.00 pm

NOVEMBER 2021 8, 9 & 10 November 2021  ::  9.00 am to 5.00 pm

FEBRUARY 2022 21, 22 & 23 February 2022  ::  9.00 am to 5.00 pm

This course is designed for all levels of executives from all backgrounds and those who have responsibilities in holistic business continuity management, data centre, IT disaster recovery, risk management and compliances in meeting industry and regulatory compliances. This course is suitable for participants who wish to acquire strong knowledge, techniques and competence skills for effective risk analysis, impact analysis, strategies and continuity & resiliency practice in their organisation. Participants who are also responsible for managing a functional area, division, department, team or organisation at the middle and senior management, including those responsible for the daily business-as-usual, production, sales, marketing, human capital, information technology, finance and development.

As businesses grow rapidly, their critical services tend to lean more heavily on technology – like complex IT systems and telecommunication networks, which automate and support their daily operations. It is no surprise that IT has become today’s key enabler for local and regional businesses, allowing for a convenient and efficient link between them and their (global) customer base.

These critical IT servers, telecommunication network equipment and data are hosted and maintained in data centres, which need to be resilient against all forms of potential hazards so as to ensure the continuity of these critical services.

The course has identified three (3) important components which practitioners often manage independently – where it is highly likely that their focus is aligned more heavily towards a single component without complementing or addressing the concerns of the other two. This course encompasses these 3 components for professionals. The 3 components are Business Continuity Management (BCM), IT Disaster Recovery (ITDR) and Data Centre Management (DCIM).

With the increasingly volatile nature of external threats such as terrorism and floods, system outages have unfortunately become a common occurrence – and at risk are crucial elements of Data centres that host new technologies like high power density servers as well as high power and cooling loads. It has certainly become essential for us to have a more comprehensive and holistic business continuity plan that encompasses the integration of ITDR, DCM and BCM as a single competency.

This course will equip professionals with skills and competencies, not just in IT or BCM, but a combination of the three (3) domain knowledge areas in ITDR, DCM and BCM. This combination will ensure the holistic resiliency of the critical business functions with a strong foundation that builds towards the better management of IT resiliency and the infrastructure of data centres. CITBCM also provides professionals with a holistic outlook – using proper IT disaster recovery planning and management through a business perspective.

Specifically, this course focuses on building your capability and credential to develop skills to build an effective and holistic business continuity management for the organisation in these professional competency practices:

  1. Programme Management
  2. Business Impact Analysis
  3. Risk Analysis
  4. Business Continuity Strategy
  5. Crisis Management, Communications & Social Media
  6. Business Continuity Planning & Exercises
  7. Continual Improvement

This course is designed for all levels of executives from all backgrounds and those who have responsibilities in holistic business continuity management, data centre, IT disaster recovery, risk management and compliances in meeting industry and regulatory compliances. This course is suitable for participants who wish to acquire strong knowledge, techniques and competence skills for effective risk analysis, impact analysis, strategies and continuity & resiliency practice in their organisation. Participants who are also responsible for managing a functional area, division, department, team or organisation at the middle and senior management, including those responsible for the daily business-as-usual, production, sales, marketing, human capital, information technology, finance and development.

Module 1: Programme Management

  • What is Programme Management?
  • Scope of BCM
  • BCM Policy
  • Minimum Business Continuity Objective
  • BCM Organisation Structure
  • People
  • Resources
  • Processes and documentations

Module 2: Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

  • What is BIA?
  • Designing of BIA Questionnaires
  • Different categories of Impact Ratings
  • Methodology of information gathering
  • Identify critical services
  • Identify critical data centre components
  • Identify critical ICT systems, applications and network communications
  • Determine Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
  • Determine Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
  • Identify Vital Records and Grab List

Module 3: Risk Analysis

  • What is Risk Analysis?
  • Establish risk context
  • Identify areas of risks
  • Risk analysis and evaluation
  • Treating Risks – Concept of Risk Treatment
  • Design of Questionnaires
  • Methodology of information gathering

Module 4: Business Continuity Strategy

  • What is Business Continuity Strategy?
  • Considerations for Strategies, such as facilities, work sites, data centre, ICT systems, Application Systems, Network Communications and Data Storage
  • Determine Strategy Context
  • Strategies considerations
  • Strategy formulation and selection criteria
  • Strategy categories – Reduce Risk, Respond, Recover & Resume, Restore & Return
  • Establish Emergency Operations Centre
  • Establish Incident Response Management

Module 5: Crisis Management, Communication and Social Media Management

  • Key elements of effective crisis management
  • Managing traditional media channels
  • Social media in crisis communication
  • Post crisis communication

Module 6: Business Continuity Planning & Exercises

  • What is planning and exercises?
  • Who should be involved in planning and exercising?
  • Considerations for resources for planning and exercising?
  • Scope of planning and exercising
  • Planning for documenting procedures
  • Training and awareness education
  • Testing and exercising of plans

Module 7: Continual Improvement

  • Audit, Review for continual improvement
  • Considerations for resources for audit, review and continual improvement
  • Scope of audit, review and continual improvement
  • Periodic review
  • Continuous trainings (competency – ICT Resilience, Data Centre and Business Continuity Management)

This course is classroom-led, participant-centred with inject-based workshop approach with relevant case studies.

Wong Tew Kiat

CBCP, Associate Fellow BCI, CITBCM(S), CITPM(S), COMIT(S), Fellow SCS

More than 30 years of experience and is equipped with excellent knowledge in Business Continuity Management (BCM), IT Disaster Recovery (DR), Data Centre (DC) Management, Pandemic Preparedness and Incident Response Management.

He is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) since 1997, a Certification by the Disaster Recovery Institute International (USA) and Associate Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI, UK) since 2005. He is also a Certified IT Project Manager, Senior (CITPM), Certified Outsourcing IT Manager, Senior (COMIT) and Certified IT BCM Manager, Senior (CITBCM) by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS), Singapore. He was the President for the Business Continuity Group, an industry chapter in SCS from 2005 – 2008 and 2010 – 2011. In addition, he chaired the CITBCM Resource Panel to develop the Body of Knowledge for the CITBCM.

He has been actively engaged in providing BCM consultancy, DC risk & resiliency workshops for the Ministries, government agencies and SMBs. He had also developed the Body of Knowledge for the CITBCM (Certification in IT BCM) Certification Course and is appointed by Singapore Computer Society as the authorised training provider for the CITBCM course.


Micah Tan

CITBCM(S), CBCP

More than 15 years’ international experience in disaster recovery, business continuity and crisis management spanning across the banking, securities, and public services sectors.

Micah was the Asia-Pacific Regional Lead for the Corporate and Investment Bank businesses in a leading American Investment Bank based in Singapore with responsibility for the development and implementation of its resiliency risk management programme across thirteen countries. He has also been intimately involved in the planning and execution of all three Singapore’s Industry Wide BCM Exercises organised jointly by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and The Association of Banks in Singapore.

Prior to this, he was with Specialist Risk Supervision Department of Singapore’s financial regulator where he helped develop the BCM Guidelines for the Singapore financial sector and assessed key financial institutions’ alignment with these Guidelines.

Micah had served as a member of The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) Business Continuity Management (BCM) Standing Committee.


Martin Garner

CITBCM(A), IOD, CDir, SID Member, Chief Examiner (SAICSA)

     

  • IOD – Chartered Director Regional Ambassador for Singapore
  • CDir – Chartered Director (UK) – Member Institute of Directors London (IOD)
  • Member – Singapore Institute of Directors (SID)
  • Member – Singapore Computer Society (SCS), CITBCM (Associate)
  • Chief Examiner, Corporate Governance (SAICSA)
  • SGX/SID Listed Company Directors (LCD) + Effective Board Leadership (EBL) Programmes
  • Singapore Sports Council, Member – Volunteer Management and Communications Groups
  • Senior Doping Control Officer – Anti-Doping Singapore (ADS)
  • Lead Race Official for F1 Singapore, Australia and Korea
  • Area Supervisor for Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon
  • Member of the Golden Key National Honours Society
  1. Trainees are required to apply for SCS Membership Subscription at https://www.scs.org.sg/membership prior to submitting their CITBCM Application documentation to the Certification Secretariat. Please contact Ms Evelyn Chan of Singapore Computer Society (SCS) at evelyn.chan@scs.org.sg for your Certification Assessment and CITREP+ Applications.  For assistance on SCS Membership Application, please contact SCS secretariat at Tel: 6226 2567 or email scs.secretariat@scs.org.sg
  2. Trainees applying for the Certification in IT Business Continuity Management (Associate) or CITBCM (Associate) title are requested to submit their CITBCM Form BCM1, copies of highest educational qualification certificates and their Curriculum Vitae to the Certification Secretariat for assessment by the CITBCM Board of Assessors.
  3. All personal information collected will be shared with Singapore Computer Society (SCS) for the purpose of certification and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) for the purpose of CITREP+ application and claim. If you do not consent to this, please highlight to us during registration.
  4. ORM would treat all personal information to be provided to Singapore Computer Society and IMDA as confidential in compliance with the PDPA.
  5. CITREP+ funded courses For more information on CITREP+ application and claim procedure, please refer to https://eservice.imda.gov.sg/icms

COURSE FEES

Course Fee: S$2,600.00 Add 7% GST: S$182.00 Please make payment to ORM for this amount: S$2,782.00 Certification Assessment Fee: S$550.00 Add 7% GST S$38.50 Please make payment to SCS for this amount: S$588.50 Total Course and Certification Assessment Fees: S$3,370.50 CITREP+ FUNDING SUPPORT Administered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the CITREP+ funding support is eligible for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Up to 70% or 90% of the nett payable course and certification fees, capped at $3,000 per trainee. Valid for courses and examinations commencing 1 Apr 2019. Terms and conditions apply. Please visit www.imtalent.sg/citrep for details. MR Ref Code: CITREP+/FY19/MR/19-08/759.


PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. PAYPAL (You can also pay with Credit Cards/Debit Cards)

2. PAYNOW PayNow to UEN no.: 201114619H 3. DIRECT BANK TRANSFER Corporate Bank Account – UOB Bank Account: 348-304-108-8 Bedok Branch, Bank Code: 7375, Branch Code: 027

4. CHEQUE PAYMENT Please make the cheque payable to ‘Organisation Resilience Management Pte Ltd’ and mail it to No. 7000 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 #04-01 West Entrance Singapore 569877 (Attention to: Finance Department)


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