Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Training

Level: Foundation
Rating: 4.7/5 4.70/5 Based on 40 Reviews

In this disaster recovery and business continuity course, you will gain the skills to identify mission-critical continuity needs, define sources of risk, create an incident response team charter, implement a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), and improve organizational resilience. Learn how to build a disaster recovery plan and implement a BCMS to ensure your organization is protected from the constant risk of business disruptions caused by internal and external threats.

Key Features of this Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Implement a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Set BCM in the organizational context
  • Perform Business Impact Analysis (BIA) to identify business priorities
  • Coordinate the response following an incident
  • Test, maintain, and improve the BCMS


CompTIA CPE 23 Credits PMI 23 PDU

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  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • Earn 23 NASBA credits (live, in-class training only)
  • Earn 23 CompTIA CEUs
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • Tuition can be paid later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card
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Note: This course runs for 4 Days

  • Jan 25 - 28 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Disaster Recovery Course Information

  • Who Should Attend

    This course is valuable for anyone involved in organizational business continuity planning, including those responsible for: ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Service Delivery, Line and project management, Facilities, Human Resources, and finance.

Disaster Recovery Course Outline

  • Introduction and Overview

    Defining Business Continuity Management

    • Business continuity vs. disaster recovery
    • Clarifying the terminology
    • The importance of a BCMS
    • Overview of ISO 22301

    Running BCMS development as a project

    • Obtaining the funding commitments
    • Agreeing on critical success factors
    • Testing deliverables
  • Analyzing The Organizational Context

    Setting goals for the BCMS

    • Determining organizational risk appetite
    • Defining the operational environment

    Determining the needs of interested parties

    • Identifying stakeholders
    • Analyzing stakeholder needs
    • Mapping stakeholder relationships
  • Documenting Business Continuity Requirements

    Identifying mission-critical continuity needs

    • Evaluating which functions are critical
    • Setting priorities based on time horizons
    • Prioritizing processes and applications

    Performing Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

    • Identifying threats
    • Assessing risks to the enterprise
    • Identifying business-critical activities
    • Prioritizing infrastructure requirements
  • Managing Risks to the Organization

    Characterizing risks

    • Defining and identifying the sources of risk
    • Choosing a risk assessment method
    • Communicating risks across the organization

    Developing appropriate responses

    • Matching the response to the risk
    • Taking preventive action
    • Ensuring appropriate contingencies are in place
  • Responding to Incidents

    Creating the incident response plan

    • Capturing the planning output
    • Creating incident response team charters
    • Defining roles and responsibilities
    • Responding to incident scenarios
    • Information directories and equipment inventories

    Directing the incident response team

    • Setting up the command center
    • Planning and conducting communications
    • Connecting with emergency services
    • Team actions following an incident
  • Designing Contingency Arrangements

    Establishing a standby site

    • Site choices: configuration and acquisition
    • Choosing suppliers: in-house vs. third-party
    • Specifying equipment

    Selecting backup and restore strategies

    • Matching strategy to operational constraints
    • Meeting the organization's storage requirements for vital records

    Restoring communications and recovering users

    • Determining vital users with the BIA
    • Rerouting voice, mail, goods delivery
    • Eliminating single points of failure
    • Connecting end users
    • Meeting varied user-recovery needs
  • Testing, Rehearsing and Improving Business Continuity Provisions

    Rehearsing business continuity arrangements

    • Testing plans with a step-by-step process
    • Developing test scenarios and using test results effectively
    • Considering the impact of testing on the organization

    Maintaining and improving the BCMS

    • Applying change control: why and how
    • Ensuring normal developments are accounted for
    • Leveraging test results to improve organizational practices
    • Managing organizational change

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Disaster Recovery Training FAQs

  • What is a business continuity plan?

    BCP is a plan created to help ensure that business processes will be able to continue in the case of an emergency or disaster.

  • What is a disaster recovery plan?

    A DRP should already be developed before any sort of disaster to ensure how it will be resolved. It should be a documented process or set of procedures for recovery.

  • Can I learn to how to build a disaster recovery plan online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

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