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BCS IS Qualifications

BCS Professional Certification allows candidates to learn new skills in specific business and IT areas which measure competence, ability and performance. This helps to promote career development and provide a competitive edge for employees.

IT Governance and Information Security

BCS Professional Certifications in this area cover a range of aspects of Information Security with a particular emphasis on managing risk.

It can be argued that information is an organisation?s most important asset and with increasing levels of reliance, it is paramount that information is appropriately protected. BCS Professional Certifications offers a portfolio of certifications which address the need to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets

With a broad based foundation course which provides a comprehensive overview of all the key principles of information security, IT professionals can progress to practitioner certifications which provide more in depth insights into information risk management and business continuity as well as data protection and freedom of information legislation.

BCS certifications are internationally recognised and have been developed in line with widely accepted and proven best practices. They are aligned to the ISO/IEC 27000 series and BS 25999 standards.

Foundation Certificate:

Certificate in Information Security Management Principles

With an ever changing climate of technology and threats (both technical and human), the need for trained security personnel to protect our information becomes increasingly critical. This certification proves that the holder has a good knowledge and understanding of the wide range of subject areas that make up information security management including risk management, technical and management controls, legal framework, people and physical security, security standards (e.g. ISO 27001) and business continuity.

Practitioner Certificates:

The Practitioner level covers focuses on specific skills and examines a more detailed understanding and applications of knowledge and can be used to demonstrate that a professional has the practical skills and knowledge to be effective in that area.

Certificate in Business Continuity Management

The certification promotes a hands-on approach to all stages of the business continuity management (BCM) lifecycle from conducting a business impact analysis to the exercising of business continuity plans. Making full use of current standards (including ISO 22301:2012), students are able to make a significant contribution to the BCM process when returning to their organisation.

Certificate in Information Risk Management

This certification promotes a hands-on approach to all aspects of information risk management including identifying and valuing assets, setting scopes and conducting risk assessments (incorporating threat and vulnerability assessments). Making full use of current international standards (including the ISO 27000 series) students are able to make a significant contribution to the information risk management process when returning to their organisation.

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