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ARM 401: Holistically Assessing Risk

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Learn risk modeling and analysis techniques for assessing existing risks and anticipating emerging ones to better protect an organization. After completing this course, you’ll be equipped with cutting edge techniques that will enable you to utilize data produced by smart sensors and predictive models within your risk management strategies.


Skills You'll Gain

checkmarkSpeak the language of data scientists, risk specialists, and other experts to create a holistic understanding of an organization’s risk

checkmarkApply data-driven decision making to risk identification, analysis, prevention, and mitigation

checkmark Devise strategies to manage rapidly growing cyber and reputational risks that today’s businesses face

Ready-Made Career Skills:

  • Risk Analysis
  • Data Management
  • Risk Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Risk Assessment
  • Cyber Risk Management


Assignment 1:
Identifying Risk
35 Minutes
Assignment 2:
Analyzing Risk
35 Minutes
Assignment 3:
Leveraging Risk Models
30 Minutes
Assignment 4:
Data-Driven Decision Making
30 Minutes
Assignment 5:
Preparing for Hazards
30 Minutes
Assignment 6:
Cyber Risk’s Hidden Threats
25 Minutes
Assignment 7:
Uncovering Operational Risks
25 Minutes
Assignment 8:
Preserving Reputation in the Digital Age
25 Minutes
Assignment 9:
The Risks Behind the Numbers
25 Minutes
Assignment 10:
Protecting the Supply Chain
25 Minutes
Study Plan

Exam Prep Tools

ARM 401 comes with proven, comprehensive study materials to help you pass The Institutes Designations' exam with confidence:

  1. Practice Quizzes: Quickly see where your knowledge gaps are with online practice quizzes for each assignment and for the full course. And bonus — you can take them as many times as you want.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Flashcards: Test yourself on key terms with flashcards that help you fit studying into your busy schedule.


  1. Does this course give me credit toward The Institutes Designations?
    • Yes! ARM 401 gives you credit toward the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and CPCU designations.
  2. How long does the course take?
    • ARM 401 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?
    • Depending on the package you choose, course materials include a printable study outline, assignment quizzes, practice exams, 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