Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Training

Course 289

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Language: English
  • 23 CompTIA CEUs
  • 23 NASBA CPE Credits (live, in-class training only)
  • 23 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation

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.

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 and Business Continuity Training Delivery Methods

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

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Training Course Benefits

  • 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

Disaster Recovery Course Outline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 FAQs

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

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.

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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