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Disaster Recovery Planning: Ensuring Business Continuity

5BCP 9 chapters 2 ECTS credits Level Advanced


This course provides technical and practical methods to implement in order to build an effective disaster recovery plan. The Operation Impact Analysis (OIA) helps identify priorities for restoration and maintenance of the company's critical processes after a disaster. Through this analysis, you will develop a realistic disaster recovery plan that will allow you to position the right resources for the restoration of infrastructure, data, systems and applications that are fundamental to the continuity of business operations. An effective disaster restoration project also includes training, testing and maintenance of the plan.

A disaster recovery plan starts by analyzing the company's risks and proposes a plan to address those risks. Without such analysis, it is impossible to determine the extent of the measures to protect the company. The recovery plan document lists the actions to be performed, the time required for their implementation, those responsible for the actions and resources required to implement the specific work.

To predict effectively the systems and network outages that may affect the operations, it is necessary to first identify those operations. This course helps you understand this point of view and implement restoration and disaster prevention techniques in a systematic and effective way. Business continuity, a crucial aspect of a disaster recovery plan, is emphasized during the course.

Learning path


      • Definition of activity continuity's management
      • Development of a BCMS as project
      • Set goals for the BCMS
      • Determine the needs of stakeholders
      • Identification of the main needs of business continuity
      • Carry out a Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
      • Identify the risks
      • Develop appropriate responses
      • Creating an incident response plan
      • Management of an incident response's team
      • Establish a backup site
      • Choice of backup and restoration policies
      • Communications recovery and user restoration
      • Repeat continuity arrangements
      • Maintenance and improvement of BCMS

      Course content

      • Introduction to Business Continuity Management

        Course : 90 min - Labs : 90 min
      • The Organizational Context

        Course : 180 min - Labs : 180 min
      • Identifying Business Continuity Requirements

        Course : 120 min - Labs : 120 min
      • Risk Assessment

        Course : 210 min - Labs : 210 min
      • Responses and Coutermeasures

        Course : 60 min - Labs : 60 min
      • Incident Response Planning

        Course : 60 min - Labs : 60 min
      • Establishing a Standby Site

        Course : 120 min - Labs : 120 min
      • Exercise and Testing

        Course : 60 min - Labs : 60 min
      • Maintaining and Improving the BCMS

        Course : 60 min - Labs : 60 min


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