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AIM 331: Managing Strategic Threats and Opportunities

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Learn how to strategically leverage data so you can actively contribute to your organization’s growth and success. After completing AIM 331, you’ll be able to effectively interpret risk data and connect risk to strategy, protect data assets, implement a data analytics strategy, and more.


Skills You’ll Gain

checkmarkBuild organizational resiliency so your company can adapt to unforeseen circumstances without disrupting customers

checkmarkAccurately analyze and interpret risk data to help your organization make strategic business decisions

checkmarkDevelop and follow data standards to protect your company and build trust with customers

checkmarkHelp your team manage cyber risks so they can safely implement new technology

Ready-Made Career Skills:

  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Strategic Data Analysis
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Business Resilience


Assignment 1:
Connecting Risk to Strategy
25 Minutes
Assignment 2:
Interpreting Risk Data
20 Minutes
Assignment 3:
Strategically Managing Risk
25 Minutes
Assignment 4:
Building a Resilient Organization
30 Minutes
Assignment 5:
Implementing a Data Analytics Strategy
25 Minutes
Assignment 6:
Protecting Data Assets
25 Minutes
Assignment 7:
Addressing Cyber Vulnerabilities
20 Minutes
Study Plan

Exam Prep Tools

AIM 331 comes with proven, comprehensive study materials to help you take The Institutes Designations’ exam with confidence:

  1. Printable Study Outline: Perfect for taking notes, the printable study outline has key points for each assignment and review questions (and answers!) to help you test your knowledge as you move through the course.
  2. Practice Quizzes: Quickly see where your knowledge gaps are with online practice quizzes for each assignment and for the full course. You can take them as many times as you want! 
  3. Simulated Exam: Designed to give you the full experience of your final exam, the simulated exam is a timed exam that you can take only once. It mimics the exam structure and level of questions you’ll find on the actual exam. Students who take their Institutes simulated exam pass their exams at higher rates than students who don’t.
  4. Discussion Boards: Better understand how concepts you’re learning apply to real-life, professional experiences by connecting, gaining tips, and sharing best practices with other individuals in your field.
  5. Flashcards: Test yourself on key terms with flashcards that help you fit studying into your busy schedule.

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  1. Does this course give me credit toward The Institutes Designations?
    • Yes! AIM 331 gives you credit toward the Associate in Management (AIM) designation.
  2. How long does the course take?
    • AIM 331 typically takes students 6-8 weeks to complete.
  3. How is The Institutes Designations’ exam structured?
    • Virtual exams are timed. You will have 65 minutes to complete 50 questions.
  4. What’s included in my course materials?
    • In addition to the online course, you have access to a printable study outline, assignment quizzes, practice exams, discussion boards, and a simulated credentialing exam.
  5. How do testing windows work?
    • We offer The Institutes Designations’ exams in 4 testing windows throughout the year. You can complete your exam at any time in the testing window that you registered for. Access your exam from your account when the window opens and complete any time until 11:59 p.m. ET on the final day of the window.
      • Quarter 1: January 15 – March 15
      • Quarter 2: April 15 – June 15
      • Quarter 3: July 15 – September 15
      • Quarter 4: October 15 – December 15