RESILIA® Cyber Resilience Foundation

This RESILIA Foundation course teaches staff at all levels of an organization how to make business decisions that will lead to robust cyber resilience. It also shows learners how to embed cyber security best practices across a business and demonstrates how cyber resilience can support operational effectiveness.

Enrol today and prepare yourself to sit and pass the RESILIA Cyber Resilience Foundation certification exam.

Welcome to RESILIA Foundation

Learning Objectives

This module introduces students to the course’s main features, learning plan, aims and objectives, and structure.

It includes a syllabus, diagram pack, further reading document, glossary, and links to download essential copies of the framework publications. It also addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about RESILIA.

Module 1: Introduction to Cyber Resilience and Risk Management

Learning Objectives

Module 1 introduces cyber resilience and risk management. It covers the benefits of cyber resilience for the organization, how to understand the risks faced by an organization, and how to address those risks.

Module 2: Management Systems

Learning Objectives

Module 2 introduces management systems and describes best practices and common standards. This module also establishes the roles of management, governance and compliance in the organization.

Module 3: Memory Game 1

Learning Objectives

Module 3 features an interactive knowledge check designed to test your memory and consolidate your learning.

Module 4: Cyber Resilience Strategy

Learning Objectives

Module 4 focuses on the first stage of the cyber resilience lifecycle: strategy. It covers the purpose and key features of cyber resilience strategies and how they interact with IT Service Management (ITSM).

Module 5: Cyber Resilience Design

Learning Objectives

Module 5 looks at the design phase of the lifecycle. It covers the purpose and key features of good design.

Module 6: Cyber Resilience Transition

Learning Objectives

Module 6 looks at the transition phase of the lifecycle. This phase prepares the designs established in the previous stage for operation. This module covers the key control objectives of cyber resilience transition.

Module 7: Cyber Resilience Operations

Learning Objectives

In this module, we look at the operation phase of the cyber resilience lifecycle. We cover the purpose and key objectives of cyber resilience operations and how they interact with IT service management.

Module 8: Cyber Resilience Continual Improvement

Learning Objectives

Module 8 focuses on the final stage of the lifecycle, continual improvement. This section looks at the purpose and key objectives of continual improvement, including the seven-step improvement process and the ITIL CSI approach. We also look at the segregation of duties and how it benefits the organization.

Module 9: Memory Game 2

Learning Objectives

Module 9 consists of a second interactive knowledge check designed to test your memory and consolidate your learning.

Module 10: Course Review and Wrap-up

Learning Objectives

This is the final module of the RESILIA Foundation course. The course concludes with a summary video and signposts to further reading.

Practice Exams

Learning Objectives

Here, you’ll find two sample papers (with rationales) to help you prepare for the RESILIA Foundation exam.

This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit and pass the RESILIA® Cyber Resilience Foundation certification exam. There are no prerequisites for taking the exam.

This course includes two practice exams that replicate the style and format of the exam, as well as a FREE exam voucher. (T&Cs apply)

Before booking your exam, it will be a good idea to make sure that your device meets the technical requirements. You can do so via this online test. This test will examine the suitability of your webcam, microphone and internet connection. Please visit the PeopleCert website for more information and guidance.

When you are ready to use your free exam voucher, simply contact [email protected]. Exam voucher requests are typically processed within 2 working days but please allow up to 5. Students must request their exam voucher within the course access period which starts from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit our Support & FAQs page.

RESILIA® Cyber Resilience Foundation exam:

  • This is a multiple choice exam consisting of 50 questions
  • There is a time limit of 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete the exam
  • The exam is closed book, with only the provided materials being permitted for use
  • The pass mark for the exam is 65%: you must get 33 out of 50 questions correct

What is RESILIA Foundation?

RESILIA Foundation is an introductory qualification that covers basic knowledge of how to handle cyber risk. The Foundation certification can be obtained by passing the official exam. It leads on to more advanced qualifications such as RESILIA Practitioner.

Who is RESILIA aimed at?

Studying RESILIA can be of use to staff across multiple departments and at all levels of seniority. Knowledge of the benefits associated with cyber resilience is also useful to everyone, from IT service staff to boardroom executives.

In addition, all core business departments – HR, Finance, Procurement, Operations, and Marketing – can benefit from having cyber resilience knowledge within their team. Having preventative measures and best practices ready to go will always be the best way to deal with potential threats.

How does RESILIA align itself with ITIL?

RESILIA is designed to complement ITIL and was developed using a lifecycle structure adapted from ITIL V3. While it functions as an independent framework, it is keenly aware of ITSM concerns and has many similarities with ITIL’s process and practice-based approach.

Both frameworks are certified by AXELOS, so organizations that already use ITIL will find it easy to integrate RESLIA into existing processes.

What is Cyber Resilience?

Cyber Resilience measures an organization’s capacity to prepare for, resist, respond to and recover from cyberattacks. A cyber resilient organization can also adapt to unknown crises and thrive in adverse conditions.

How does Cyber Resilience differ from Information Security/Assurance?

Traditionally, cybersecurity has focused on an organization’s ability to detect and prevent cyber-attacks using regularly tested technical controls and security standards.

Due to the quickly evolving nature of cyber-attacks, it is no longer feasible to prevent all attacks, regardless of how up-to-date a company’s IT controls are. Cyber resilience accepts that attacks will happen and focuses instead on how a business responds and recovers.

Why should I study RESILIA over CISSP, CISM or CISA?

CISM, CISA and CISSP are technical certifications explicitly aimed at security professionals.

RESILIA takes a broader view, aiming to teach staff in a variety of roles and positions how to handle cyber-attacks and implement cyber resilience into the organization as a whole.

What is AXELOS?

AXELOS is a joint venture company that manages several of the world’s most popular corporate frameworks. These include MoR, PRINCE2, AgileSHIFT, MSP and RESILIA.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Anyone looking for an introduction to the core principles of cyber resilience and cybersecurity
  • IT and security professionals seeking a globally recognized accreditation in their area of expertise
  • Professionals in the following areas: IT Service Management, Information Security, Business Analysis, IT Project Management, IT Development, Risk Management, and Security Architecture
  • Individuals in leadership roles, including CTOs, CISOs, CROs and Heads of IT, Risk, Compliance and Business Continuity
  • Cybersecurity professionals working within HR, Finance, Procurement, Operations, and Marketing departments

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • Create a cyber resilience strategy for their organization, designed and delivered according to unique business needs
  • Integrate cyber resilience best practices into existing business systems
  • How risk management helps businesses prepare for success, improve service delivery, meet key objectives, and deliver real value for money
  • Adapt the language and terminology used around cybersecurity in the business
  • Quickly respond to cyberattacks by minimizing damage and recovering swiftly

Why should you take this course?

  • Acquire a globally recognized accreditation by passing the RESILIA Foundation exam
  • Learn from the best, with video and audio narration from leading industry experts
  • Use the latest learning techniques with a multimedia package that includes interactive knowledge checks, diagram packs, digital glossaries and offline learning supported through the free Go.Learn app
  • Self-paced learning: structure your training around your own schedule and commitments, and access from any web-enabled device
  • Prepare for the certification exam with a practice exam simulator and two sample papers
  • We offer each student 6 months of access and a FREE exam voucher (T&Cs apply)
  • This course is fully accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS
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Alan has been in IT and Service Management for over 30 years and has extensive experience of working in foreign territories, including the USA, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. He is now a professional trainer for ITIL, COBIT, ISO/IEC 20000, PRINCE2, Cyber Security Fundamentals and RESILIA.

ITSM Expert, Cyber Security Training Consultant & Course Designer

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