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Certified ISO 22301:2019 Lead Auditor

About Certification

GSDC's ISO 22301:2019 Lead Auditor or Business Continuity Management Certification exhibits proven knowledge about the key concepts of business continuity, understanding the benefits of a business continuity management system and becomes familiar with the requirements of ISO 22301. Continuity management is all about the reaction to a natural disaster or cyber attack. It begins with the policies and procedures developed, tested, and used when an incident occurs. The policy defines the program's scope, key parties, and management structure. It needs to describe the necessity of the business continuity criticality of governance in this phase.

Business continuity management provides you with knowledge of the roots of the creation and modification of a business continuity plan checklist and the identification of the team responsible for implementation. In a nutshell, Business Continuity Management Certification explains the business needs, revenue-generating components of the company, external-facing aspects, or some other subset of the total organization.

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ISO 22301:2019 Certification main objective is to provide the candidates with a deep understanding of:

  • The key concepts of business continuity.
  • Introducing business continuity management to your organization
  • Identifying the main requirements of ISO 22301
  • Identifying critical business functions and potential disruptions.

Target Audience


Continuity, risk, quality, IT, environmental, and health and safety managers

Consultants and auditors who are new to ISO 22301 business continuity

Those who want to introduce ISO 22301 into their organization.



After the completion of this certification, participants will have:

Protect the business ahead of disruption.

Recover critical business functions in crisis situations.

Understand the required actions to move towards ISO 22301 certification.

Improve internal processes by planning your own business continuity management system.



There is no such recommended experience required for getting this certification.



There will be a multiple-choice exam of 40 marks.
You need to acquire 26+ marks to clear the exam.
If you fail, you can retake the exam after one day.
In case Participant does not score passing percentage then they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.



Exam Syllabus

1. Context of the Organization:

  • The external context of the organization.
  • The internal context of the organization.
  • The importance of the needs and expectations of interested parties.
  • The importance of legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • The scope of the BCMS.
  • What a BCMS

2. Leadership:

  • Management Commitment & Policy
  • The vital implications of management commitment.
  • How to manage business continuity.
  • The elements of a business continuity policy.
  • Roles & Responsibilities

3. Planning & Support:

  • Planning
  • Addressing risk and opportunities within the BCMS.
  • Business continuity objectives are established and managed.
  • Support
  • The necessary resources for planning
  • The importance of incident response personnel.
  • Level of competence of persons undertaking BCMS work
  • Communication regarding business continuity in the organization.
  • Information and a document management system.
  • Awareness regarding the BCMS in the organization.

4. Operation:

  • Planning & Control
  • The elements of the BCMS.
  • The BCMS for effective operational planning and control.
  • Management of the BCM environment is established.
  • Maintenance of business continuity is established.
  • Outcomes indicative of an effective BCM.

5. Business Impact Analysis & Risk Assessment :

  • Purpose of the Business Impact Analysis and its content.
  • Concept of business impact and different types of impact.
  • Basic concepts of the Business Impact Analysis.
  • Concept of Risk Assessment and the different elements.
  • BCM related threats, risks and impact.
  • Strategy and Procedures
  • Relationship between the business continuity strategy and the procedures.
  • Establishing and implementing business continuity procedures.
  • Business Continuity Plan.
  • Procedures included in the Business Continuity Plan.

6. Performance Evaluation and Improvement:

  • Exercising, Testing, Monitoring, Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation
  • Exercising and testing the business continuity plan and
  • How to ensure its effectiveness and readiness
  • Process of internal audit and how to secure conformity.
  • Purpose of the Management Review.
  • Importance of acting on nonconformities and taking corrective actions.
  • Importance of continual improvement of the BCMS and its content.


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