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Disaster Recovery Planning: Ensuring Business Continuity

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

289

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: Organizations are under the constant risk of business disruption from internal and external threats, which may lead to suspension of mission-critical processes. In this course you learn how to implement a Business Continuity Management System to improve organizational resilience.

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
  • Identify and respond to risk
  • Coordinate the response following an incident
  • Test, maintain and improve the BCMS

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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Course Schedule

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Oct 25 - 28 Rockville, MD/AnyWare Enroll Now

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Tuition

Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course is approved by CompTIA for continuing education units (CEUs). For additional information and to confirm which courses are eligible towards your CompTIA certification, click here.

Earn 23 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 23 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

Earn 23 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 23 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 15 PDUs
Leadership : 6 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 2 PDUs

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"The course on disaster recovery was excellent, informative and entertaining. I have been using the evaluation approaches to design a new backup system for my organization."

- B. Layton, IT Specialist
Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative

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