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BCS-ISEB Practitioner - Information Risk Management

Course Details

Name BCS-ISEB Practitioner - Information Risk Management
DescriptionThis training course on Information Risk Management is intended for those who are involved in the areas of information security and information assurance. It contains a number of practical sessions, designed to build on the ‘taught’ components of the course, and to encourage debate and the sharing of knowledge and experience between students. The course promotes a hands-on approach to Information Risk Management, making use of current international standards, enabling students to make immediate use of the training on their return to their organisations. Course Objectives On completion of the Information Risk Management training, delegates will have a detailed understanding of : •How the management of information risk will bring about significant business benefits•How to explain and make full use of information risk management terminology•How to conduct threat and vulnerability assessments, business impact analyses and risk assessments•The principles of controls and risk treatment•How to present the results in a format which will form the basis of a risk treatment plan•The use of information classification schemesTarget audience •Individuals responsible for risk analysis and management of information systems•Individuals who need to understand information risk analysis, assessment and management•Those needing to make business risk decisions according to the principles of corporate governance•Security and risk management personnel; business managers; risk decision makers; project and programme managersPrerequisitesA general understanding of information assurance; no formal qualifications required
London - West
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£2199.00 +vat
was £2295.00
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The Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management (PCIRM) provides security practitioners with a comprehensive and highly practical course enabling them to develop a business focused information security and governance risk strategy. It closely follows the approaches recommended in the ISO 17799, ISO 27001 and BS 7799-3 standards. The five-day course prepares delegates to confidently sit the BCS/ISEB Practitioner Certificate in Information Risk Management examination.

Target Audience

  • Information security and governance practitioners
  • Internal IT auditors
  • staff from within compliance and operational risk functions
  • IT managers and senior staff
  • Project managers and others responsible for designing security in to information systems.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

    • develop an information risk management strategy
    • conduct threat vulnerability and likelihood assessments, business impact analyses and risk assessments
    • explain how the management of information risk will bring about significant business benefits
    • explain and make full use of information risk management terminology
    • explain the principles of controls and risk treatment
    • present results of the risk assessment in a format which will form the basis of a risk treatment plan
    • explain and produce information classification schemes
    • confidently sit the ISEB examination


Candidates should ideally have one to two years' experience in information security and are looking to get increasingly involved in the risk management process within their organization. An awareness of information security standards such as ISO 17799, and ISO 27001 would be beneficial, as would attendance on the Certificate in Information Security Management Principles course.

Course Content

• The concepts and framework of information risk management

• Information risk management fundamentals

• Establishing an information risk management programme

• Risk identification

• Risk assessment

• Risk treatment

• Monitor and review

London - Ealing


craven house ealing

Nearby hotels include:
 - Travelodge London Ealing, 77 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London W5 5SJ



6th Floor
Craven House
40 Uxbridge Road
W5 2BS



By Rail:

The nearest station is Ealing Broadway. On leaving the station walk left on The Broadway, at the traffic lights turn right continuing west on The Broadway.

At the next set of lights continue straight on (this is the start of the Uxbridge Road) and the offices can be found on the right.

London Underground:

Central Line

Piccadilly Line

Train lines: Central line, Piccadilly line, Heathrow Express & British Rail


Bus Routes

83, 207, 427, E2, E7, E8, E11, N11 and N207

Bus Stops

Stop “P” – Ealing Police Station 

Stop “U” – St Leonards Road


  • 10 minutes to Paddington by train
  • 18 minutes to Heathrow Terminal 1 by train
  • 22 minutes to the West End by tube
  • 15 minutes drive to the M4, A40/M, M1 and M25
  • 5 bus routes servicing the area with buses passing every 3.5 minutes

This is a two hour closed book written exam, comprising of two sections. The first section will contain open questions based on a scenario. The second section will consist of 10 multiple choice questions covering the core areas of the syllabus. Candidates will need to achieve a pass mark of 65% in both sections in order to pass the exam.

The BCS Examination is sat on the final day of the course.

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