Commendations

Previous delegates submitted the following comments:

Hi mark,South_Africa

Thanks for your assistance and presenting a wonderful course. You have made it possible for me to understand the 6 Principles of Business Continuity Management with ease. Once again thank you and I will recommend your course to anyone interested in becoming BCI Certified.

Kind Regards,
Leon Foreman
(SBCI), T-Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd


Greetings Mark,South_Africa

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity of attending the BCI training in September 2010 face to face with an expert trainer right here in South Africa. You have afforded so many people a greater understanding of these best practice principles. Your method of teaching certainly helps to understand and apply the 6 pillars effectively in the work place. I would never have been able to “pass with merit” without your clear, succinct manner in imparting knowledge. It is a pleasure to continue working with you as the key representative for BCI in South Africa.

A grateful learner,
Trish Pryce-Williams
PBB Business Continuity Management, Standard Bank Operational Risk


Hi Mark,Saudi_Arabia

I am pleased to inform you that I have passed the certification test with Merit. I am very excited that I did not let you down.

Hisham Abu Muailesh
Planning & programs group; Ca/support services appl. dept, Saudi Aramco


Hi Mark,

Just wanted to let you know that I got my results and I have passed with merit. I want to thank you for your support and for sharing your knowledge and experience with us in the class.Saudi_Arabia

 

Omar Atabani
I(TS)² Saudi Arabia


The course provides confidence in developing BCM plans and providing expertise in this field. I heartily South_Africarecommend all BCM practitioners and related managers take this course. It will be worth it!

Joe McKinlay
Global Information Security, Standard Bank


Trainer excellent…South_Africa

Vanessa Vokes
Head of Business Continuity Management CIB (SA): Standard Bank


Dear MarkSouth_Africa

Thank you for your inspiring BCM presentation – we did learn a lot!

Hendri van Kradenburg
Director: Enterprise Risk Management, UNISA


Hi MarkSaudi_Arabia

I never had the chance to thank you for the excellent course that we had here in Al Khobar. I did pass and your efforts are greatly appreciated in achieving this.

Tarek Azzouz
Saudi Aramco: Saudi Arabia


Pass WITH merit……449 out of 500 (89.8%)….. :-)South_Africa

Steven Douglas
IBM BCRS


My expectations were met 100%!Zimbabwe

Mufudziwangu Wilson Guzha
BCM Manager: Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe


Thoroughly enjoyed this course; there are many aspects of the course that will assist me in planning South_AfricaBCM activities.

Bindu Nirghen
Business Continuity Management: CIB Risk SA: Standard Bank Group


Very informative course, presentation was excellent – thoroughly enjoyed it!

South_Africa

Charity Khosa

CM & DR – Operational Control: Standard Bank of SA Ltd


Excellent course!South_Africa

Pat Achary: Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Enterprise Risk Management: Department of Science & Technology


The best experience in preparation for the BCI examination!Malawi

Michael Kayange
Risk Manager (Operations): Reserve Bank of Malawi


I personally learned and gained a lot from this course…South_Africa

Fadli Davies
Audit Manager: Old Mutual


Very informative, definite requirement for BCM Practitioners.South_Africa

Wentzel van Rooyen
South African Reserve Bank


I am proud to advise that I passed with merit. Attached are my results.South_Africa

Thank you for all the assistance provided.

Bindu Nirghen
Business Continuity Management | CIB Risk SA | Standard Bank Group


I made it thanks for the great lessonsSouth_Africa

Paul Masipa
Government Employees Pension Fund


I passed (with Merit)…………. I am so pleased!South_Africa

Teresa Teixeira
Business Continuity & Resilience Services IBM South Africa


Wow, wow, wow – walking out of here I understand the BCP and I am more confident in applying it @ South_Africawork

Carol Harker
Gauteng Provincial Treasury ASD


An excellent course for Risk Managers and those charged with implementing BCPSouth_Africa

Nokukhanya Zungu
Gauteng Provincial Treasury


Once again thank you for an excellent course presentation!South_Africa

Jolanda Horne
Business Continuity Specialist, T-Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd: Delivery (TSSA)


Hi Mark, thank you very much I have passed the CBCI Exam with 83% or Scaled score of 414/500, I South_Africawould like to thank you for your intervention during training which provided me the background I required to take the Exam, once again thanks.

Ntsako Wiseman Mpenyana
Business Continuity Specialist, FNB


I am very satisfied with the content & presentation of the material as well as the expertise of the Namibiainstructor

Michael Beukes
Chief Risk Officer, Bank of Namibia


Thank you once again for the course it was awesome!South_Africa

Nokukhanya Zungu
Internal Risk Management, Gauteng Provincial Treasury


Good day Mark,Tanzania

With pleasure I would like to inform you that the whole class that was in Bagamoyo and sat for the BCI certification exam early November, 2013 have passed!

We really appreciate your effort to make this stage of implementing BCM a success and look forward to continued partnership. Thanks again and all the best.

Mary Ngelela Maganga
Director, Planning and Modernisation, Tanzania Revenue Authority
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Thanks Mark

It was an excellent week of learning and I’d like to extend my thanks for your professionalism and mastery of your subject matter.South_Africa

Shayne Manne
Manager, Business Solutions/Business Analysis: Bytes Technologies


Many thanks for your great knowledge sharing which was truly enriching. Pass with Merit! I’ve made it, but it wouldn’t have been possible with all your efforts. I would like to thank you from my heart for all you have done; I appreciate all your support and training.South_Africa

Anette Kitchen: Information Security and Risk Manager, Department of Water Affairs


My BCM examination result was released last Thursday (10/4/2014). The result shows that I have passed the examination with MERIT. Thank You very much for your support;Tanzania

Abdul Zuberi: Manager, Tanzania Revenue Authority Management Systems.


South_AfricaThank you very much Mark. If not for you I was doomed as I struggled the 1st day or 2. I really appreciate the dedication and effort with which you treat your students.

Johan de Beer: Department of Water Affairs


(Addressed to Class) Today I have received my exam results from the BCI. As I expected, my result is AzerbaijanPass with Merit (461 out of 500). I’m very interested in your results too. Please share your results when you received. BTW, I have special thanks to Mark for the best efforts to prepare us to success at the exam.

Rovshan Rustamov; Corporate Manager, Azercosmos, Baku, AZERBAIJAN


Many thanks for your great knowledge sharing which was truly enriching. (Passed with Merit)Seychelles

 Jude Woodcock
Chief Information Security Officer: Technical Services Division: Central Bank of Seychelles


A very extensive learning experience; Excellent facility; Much material to cover but Mark handled it effectively; Satisfied. (Passed with Merit)Qatar

Sarim Khalid
Business Continuity Officer, Qatar Airways


Mark is an excellent facilitator who makes you so comfortable with the subject matter and overall interaction. It was one of my best experiences. (Passed with Merit)Pakistan

Nasir Ali Khattak
Risk and Resilience Manager, British American Tobacco, Pakistan


Mark is very knowledgeable on the subject of BC and facilitates and presents it to ensure that candidates understand the subject matter. I will definitely recommend this training course. (Passed with Merit)South_Africa

Shilavi Furumele
National Treasury ERM Analyst (BCM)


Most insightful and beneficial course, delivered in a manner that is intended to provide the delegate with a thorough understanding of BC. Held in the most delightful venue, presented by the ever-so-knowledgeable and experienced Mark Penberthy! (Passed with Merit)South_Africa

Karina Naidoo
SA Reserve Bank


Hi all, I just got my results and archived a pass with merit.

Thank you so much Mark. The training was exceptional. (Passed with Merit)Uganda

Catherine Elum Amai
Stanbic Bank, Uganda


I have gained a lot of insight on BCM and this was one of the better than the best training I have attended.South_Africa

Thulani Duncan Ntuli
Director, ERM, Department Water and Sanitation


Big Thank You from us at SIfco. (Passed with Merit)South_Africa

Philani Mbanjwa: Senior Consultant. SifCo


 

Excellent tutor, thank you Mark for the eye openerLesotho

Molefi Leqhaoe: Managing Director, Lesotho Post Bank


An excellent course for anyone involved in Business ContinuitySouth_Africa

Alexandra Painting: Investec Operational Risk Manager

 


Presenter very knowledgeable on the subject matter.Lesotho

I passed with merit! Thank you for all your help

Molefi Khama: Lesotho PostBank, Director Risk


Thank you for a very informative (excellent) course. (Passed with Merit)South_Africa

Gwendoline Linden: Head: Business Continuity: Johannesburg Stock Exchange


South_Africa

 

I want to thank you guys at MPA for your assistance and professionalism in delivering this training, especially Mark for his experience in delivering the course.

Very well presented, facilitator knows his subject well

Jeremy Jonas: SA Reserve Bank


I would like to thank you for BCM training that was well presented South_Africaand professionally outlined. I made it in the exam, I got 91%, and I am very excited!! (Passed with Merit)

Lorraine Mgwenya: Road Accident Fund


Excellent course for BCM PractitionersSouth_Africa

A. Nabi: Rand Water BCM


Seychelles

Very interesting and fruitful experience that will definitely help in my future work endeavours. Especially enjoyed the interactions.

I have passed…with Merit. Thank you so much.

Miss. Sabrina Fred: Risk Coordinator, Risk Management Unit: Central Bank of Seychelles


The course instructor was very helpful and took the team through the course Ghanamethodically. I passed with merit, thanks for the opportunity.

Gertrude Attiogbey: Risk and Quality, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Ghana) Ltd


Just an update on the results of the BCI exam. I managed to “pass with merit”

Thank you so much for the course. The course was excellent and met all my South_Africaexpectations. Without the course I don’t think I would have done so well. I would definitely recommend this course to all wanting to embark on this path.

Leigh Gengan: Business Banker, Standard Bank


We are very pleased with the team results (100% pass rate). Thank you for sharing yourQatar

knowledge and expertise with us. (Pass with Merit)

Iwona Brejnak: Senior Manager Business Resilience: Group Safety & Security: Qatar Airways


The interim tests were very helpful (Pass with Merit)South_Africa

Sue Brooks: Chief Risk and Control Officer: Barclays Africa

 


Thank you! Could not have done it without you! (Pass with Merit)Qatar

Thecla Nyakiamo: Manager Business Resilience, Group Safety & Security: Qatar Airways


 

Very good preparation through the facilitator; great training. More and more interactions help get the right knowledge. (Pass with Merit)DRC

Olivier Kasongo Tshibanda: Vodacom

Democratic Republic of Congo, BCM Manager


 

Excellent delivery and exam preparation strategy!South_Africa

Seloali Lekhooe: South African Reserve Bank, Operational Risk Specialist

 


Mark presented the course comprehensively and with great knowledge. Botswana

The material covered was very practical and gave me confidence in

implementing BCM in my organisation. Course quality exceeded my expectations.

R (Mosa) Sephuma: Operational Risk Manager, Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency, Botswana


Trainer was excellent and answered any questions.Botswana

Thato Majola: Operational Risk Analyst,

Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency, Botswana


Many – many – many thanks to the Facilitator, he really made the course worthwhile.South_Africa

Moagi Ambrose Mohube: Business Analyst, State Security Agency

 


Course met and exceeded my expectations. South_Africa

My BC objectives to gain knowledge were met.

Ina Steyn: Head, Barclays Africa Group Limited Resilience


Just wanted to thank you for your excellent tuition to work us through the BCI course recently. (Pass with Merit)Qatar

Michael McDonough: Director of Health, Safety, Security, EnvironmentNorthwestern University in Qatar

 


Excellent!

  • The course materials were well structured and provided excellent clarity on the key areas of professional practice
  • The course content provided valuable coloring and context to the BCI GPG 2013
  • Facilitation and delivery was well coordinated/managed to ensure delegate participation and discussion
  • Exercises were valuable and assisted in developing understanding of the BCI / BCM domain of knowledge
  • Support from the facilitator demonstrated a high degree of conscientiousness / needs of delegates and fair outcomes
  • Facilities were organized, appropriate and fit for purpose Qatar

Thank you for your efforts once again, we both look forward to

attending any future BCI approved training with yourself in the near future. (Pass with Merit)

Mohamed El – Haitout: Senior Analyst Business Continuity – Qatar National Bank SAQ


Dear Mark, thank you for providing such a great learning platform. It was very professionally managed. I really hope the results reflects the amount of efforts we all have put in. Again thanks for your time and support, you are wonderful mentor.Qatar

Azhar Bilgrami: Manager Business Continuity |

Risk Management – Qatar Commercial Bank

 


 

The course was delivered excellently by the facilitator. The knowledge he displays is immaculate.South_Africa

Shahied Moola: BCM & DR, Infrastructure Production Services,

Standard Bank of South Africa


The content covers the GPG and is concise; well worth attending for any BC or Risk practitioner.South_Africa

Casper Groenewald: Business Continuity,

Standard Bank of South Africa


I got 86%. I achieved the Merit Pass! Thank you for the training and all the support and vote of confidence.

Brighton Njambi: Global ASPSouth_Africa

 


I am glad to inform you that I passed with merit. Thank you very much for your guidance.

Melki Uupindi: Manager: Legal & Compliance Services; GIPF, NamibiaNamibia