Duration: 4 Days
Software Assurance Value:
When a business is hit by a natural disaster, cyber crime or any other disruptive tragedy, how should it react? What if the office of IT infrastructure is taken down? Will the business be able to continue operations? How much will it cost if the business is down during repairs?
The answer lies in the training of the Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer course. Disaster recovery and business continuity planning is the process of having a professional work with a business to prepare processes, policies and procedures to follow in the event of a disruption. The goal is to keep a business’s critical operations running, which today heavily relies on its IT infrastructure.
Students who take this course will be prepared to work with businesses to create and implement disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
Upon CompletionStudents will:
Understand the principles of business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
Have a first draft of a business continuity and disaster recovery plan for their workplace.
Be ready to sit for the C)DRE certification exam.
The C)DRE is a four day course that will cover disaster recovery and business continuity planning. It is comprised of 11 Modules. During the course students will perform different DR/BC exercises including spending all of the fourth day writing their own disaster recovery/business continuity plans. The instructor will provide guidance to each student as they work through their individual DR/BC plans. Before leaving, the instructor will also advise students on what information they need from their businesses to finish their plans.
Related / Follow-on Courses:
C)IHE: Incident Handling Engineer
We recommend those who take this course to have experience in risk, facilities, or security management. At the very least students should have equivalent experience and knowledge of what is covered in our C)SS: Security Sentinel course.
Chief Technology Officer
Disaster Recovery Professional
Business Continuity Professional
Welcome to Disaster Recovery Training
The CDRE Exam
Introduction to Business Continuity Planning
What is a Disaster?
What is a Critical Business Function?
Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
Importance of BCP
Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
Purpose of BC/DR Program
Challenges to Effective BCP
BCP Planning Phases
Where does Project Initiation fit into the Process?
Project Initiation Phase
BC/DR Program Life Cycle
Business Impact Analysis
BCP Planning Model
Where does BIA fit into the Process?
What is a BIA?
BIA Scope, Goal, and Objectives
Maximum Tolerable Downtime
Recovery Point Objective
Recovery Time Objective
Recovery Time Examples
BIA Process- Disaster Mode Staffing
BIA Process: Capacity & Performance Objectives
Kick off Meeting
Preparing for the BIA Interviews
Conducting the Interviews
Notes on Data Collection
Finalize Data Analysis
Presentation to Senior Management
Where does the Risk Analysis fit into the Process?
Threats to Business Process
Causes of Unplanned Downtime
Risk Analysis Terminology
Risk Analysis Activities
Business Process Inventory
Business Process Documentation
Statement of Risk
ALE Annualized Loss Expectancy
Risk Control Definition
Identifying Existing Controls
Risk Assessment Report
Compiling a Risk Assessment Report
Risk Analysis Summary
Design & Development Phase (BCP Strategies)
Where does BCP Strategies
fit into the Process?
Design & Development Phase
Emergency Response & Operations
Emergency Response Components
Develop ER Procedures
ER Sources for Assistance
Alternate Recovery Site
for DR/BC Services
Site Recovery & Resumption
Restoration of Primary Site
Return to Primary Site
Continuity Strategy: Insurance
Evaluate Insurance Terms
IT Recovery Stratergies
Where does IT Strategy fit into the Process?
IT Recovery Strategy Process
IT Recovery Strategies
Examples of IT Recovery
Tape Vault Facilities
Replicated Disk Backups
Deduplicated & Replicated Backups
Backups: Replicated & Deduplicated
Alternate Recovery Sites
Internal or Vendor BC/DR Services
Selecting Vendors for BC/DR Services
Evaluating Vendors of DR/BC Resources
IT Recovery Strategies Assessment
DR Plan Development
DR Plan Design
Where does Implementation fit into the Process?
Implementation of BCP
Responsibility for BCP Implementation
Determine Cost Estimates
Management Approval and Funding
Install & Configure
Implement Operational Changes
Procure Facilities & Services
Awareness & Training
Testing and Exercise
Where does Testing and Drills fit into the Process?
Testing & Exercise Phase
Testing & Drills
Progression of Testing Types
Test Script Example
Maintenance and Updating
Where does Maintenance fit into the Process?
Maintenance Policies and Procedures
Maintenance & Schedule Budgets
Software Tools for Maintenance
Input Criteria for Plan Maintenance
Plan Distribution & Security
Where does the Execution Phase fit into the Process?
Disaster Declaration Procedures
Public Relations/Spokesperson Role
Sources of Information
Incident Command Centre (ICC)
ICC Chain of Command
Be Prepared to Work with Public Authorities
Executing the Plan
Computer Crime & Cyber Attacks
Cyber Attack Scenarios
Northeast Cyber Attack Scenario
Economic Impact of Malicious Code Attacks
Including Cyber Attacks in Definitions of Terrorism
Domestic and International Terrorism
Department of Homeland Security Key Assets
Cyberspace Security Strategies
Expectations of Cyber Attacks
Considerations for Developing Information Warfare Procedures
Protection Against Cyber Attacks
Evolving Privacy Laws
How Computer Systems are Attacked
Types of Computer Attacks
Developing Procedure in the wake of a Security Breach
Developing Procedures for Working with Law Enforcement
Developing Procedures to Determine Economic Losses
Developing Procedures to Ease IT Recovery
Types of Systems and Networks
Recovery of Small Computer Systems
Recovery of Large Computer Systems
Establishing a Computer
Incident Response Team
Important Points 1
Important Points 2
Important Points 3
What is Pandemic Influenza?
Why use BCP/DRP for Pandemic Influenza?
Additional Impacts of Pandemic
Areas to Plan for
Planning Issues per Stage
Stage 4 Communications
Stage 3 HR Travel Policies
Stage 3 Government Relations
Stage 3 Physical Resources
Stage 3 & 4 Physical Resources
Stage 4 Physical Resources
Pandemics: Work from Home
C)SS: Security Sentinel
OR Equivalent Experience