Preparing for Your Crisis Management Course & Certification Examination
When you are reading this section, you should be enrolled and probably just or about to receive your personalized userid and password to access the examination portal. To assist you to prepare for the actual [online] examination, you may want to start doing some preliminary reading on the Crisis Management and its related terminology that will be taught during the course. So, where do you start?
If you are attempting the following Crisis Management (CM) certification examination after completing either the CM-200: Crisis Management Planner, CM-300: Crisis Management Implementer, CM-400: Crisis Management Manager or CM-5000: Crisis Management Expert Implementer course, you should include this as part of your revision preparation. You can start reading through the terminologies starting from the Body of Knowledge or BOK 1 to BOK 7.
|Course Code||Course Name||Course Level||You should be reading (CL):|
|CM-300||Implementer||Intermediate||CL 1C||CL 2C||-|
|CM-400||Manager||Advanced||CL 1C||CL 2C||CL 3C|
|CM-5000||Expert Implementer||Advanced||CL 1C||CL 2C||CL 3C|
1. Foundation Level
CM-200: Crisis Management Planner
The course offered by BCM Institute at the Foundation level course. It is indicated as Competency Level [CL] One  Crisis Communication [CM] or CL 1C. The code "C" tagged behind CL 1 indicate the domain of the Business Continuity discipline. This is BCM Institute's basic certification program which upon successful completion will allow you to be awarded the CM Certified Planner (CMCP).
As for the CMCP examination, the format will be fifty multiple choice questions, and there will be no deduction for incorrect answers. The duration for the CMCP exam will be one and a half hours. Note: This course content forms Day 1 of the CM-300 course. We do recommend that the CM-300 be taken instead for completeness.
The summary of the terms used during the preparation of the Crisis Management Certified Planner (CMCP) examination can be found here: CL 1C. For this competency level, you will be reading through the terminology in 7 areas of the Body of Knowledge or the BOK 1 to BOK 7.
This information is stored in BCM Institute's dictionary called BCMPedia, our Wikipedia for Crisis Management.
2. Intermediate Level
CM-300: Crisis Management Implementer
At the intermediate level course, the successful completion of the program and assessment will lead you to be certified as a Crisis Management Certified Specialist (CMCS). Again, the examination format is 100 multiple choice questions with no deduction for incorrect answers. The duration for either the examination will be two and a half hours from the start of the exam.
The summary of the terms used during the preparation of risis Management Certified Planner (CMCP) examination can be found here: CL 2C. Do take note that when you are requested to read CL 2C, it is assumed that CL 2C is part of the examination.
3. Advanced Level
CM-400: Crisis Management Manager/CM-5000: Crisis Management Expert Implementer
Finally, at the institute's advanced level course for Crisis Management or CL 3C, which is the advanced level, BCM Institute will be offering the Crisis Management Certified Expert (CMCE). Here, the examination format will be 150 questions, and the duration of the examination will be three and a half hours. All examinations will be taken under an invigilator and the passing mark will be 75% of the total number of questions.
What is Next?
Goh, M. H. (2016). A Manager’s Guide to Implement Your Crisis Management Plan . Business Continuity Management Specialist Series (1st ed., p. 192). Singapore: GMH Pte Ltd.
Extracted from Getting Ready for Your Crisis Management Certification Examination by Starting with the Terminology
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