Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer Certification (Self-Paced or Instructor-Led Live) - C)DRE Course Outline

(4 Days )

Overview

* This class is also available as a self-study package with 12 months of class access and an exam

 

When a business is hit by a natural disaster, cyber crime or any other disruptive tragedy, how should the organization react? What if the network 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 is found in the vendor neutral Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer certification 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’ critical operations running, which today relies heavily on its IT infrastructure.

 

The comprehensive CertifiedDisaster Recovery Engineer course goes beyond traditional BCP training – preparing students for industry certification in Business Continuity planning, and presenting the latest methodologies and best practices for real-world systems recovery. Students will receive a solid foundation of instruction that will enable them to create meaningful business continuity plans.

 

This course offers up-to-date information that has been developed by leading risk management professionals.</p

Audience Profile

 

    • IS Security Officers

 

    • IS Managers

 

    • Risk Managers

 

    • DR & BCP engineers

 

    • Information Systems Owners

 

    • IS Control Assessors

 

Prerequisites

 

    • A minimum of 1 year of Information Systems or IS Management

 

At Course Completion

Upon completion, Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer students will be able to establish industry acceptable DR & BCP standards with current best practices and policies. Students will also be prepared to competently take the C)DRE exam.

Course Outline

Module 1 – Welcome to Disaster Recovery Training

 

mile2 Brochure

 

CDRE Agenda

 

CDRE Agenda

 

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

 

Importance of BCP

 

Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)

 

Emergency Response

 

BC/DR Trends

 

Purpose of BC/DR Program

 

Challenges to Effective BCP

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

Where does Project Initiation fit into the Process?

 

Project Initiation Phase

 

BC/DR Program Life Cycle

 

Summary

 

 

 

Module 2 Business Impact Analysis

 

 

 

BCP Planning Model

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

Where does BIA fit into the Process?

 

What is a BIA?

 

BIA Scope, Goal, and Objectives

 

BIA Terminology

 

Maximum Tolerable Downtime

 

Recovery Time Objective

 

Recovery Time Examples

 

Recovery Point Objective

 

BIA Process- Disaster Mode Staffing

 

BIA Process – Capacity & Performance Objectives

 

BIA – Getting Started

 

BIA Tools

 

Kick off Meeting

 

Preparing for the BIA Interviews

 

Conducting the Interviews

 

BIA

 

Notes on Data Collection

 

Identify Dependencies

 

Finalize Data Analysis

 

BIA Report

 

Presentation to Senior Management

 

Summary

 

 

 

Module 3 – Risk Analysis

 

 

 

BCP Planning Model

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

Where does the Risk Analysis fit into the Process?

 

Functional Requirements

 

Threats to Business Process

 

Causes of Unplanned Downtime

 

Risk Examples

 

Risk Analysis Terminology

 

Risk Analysis Terminology

 

Risk Analysis Activities

 

Exposure Inventory

 

Business Process Inventory

 

Business Process Documentation

 

Statement of Risk

 

ALE Annualized Loss Expectancy

 

Statement of Risk

 

Risk Control Definition

 

Identifying Existing Controls

 

Physical Controls

 

Risk Analysis

 

Risk Analysis

 

Risk Assessment Report

 

Compiling a Risk Assessment Report

 

Risk Analysis Summary

 

 

 

Module 4 – Design & Development Phase (BCP Strategies)

 

BCP Planning Model

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

Where does BCP Strategies fit into the Process?

 

Strategy Process

 

BCP Strategies

 

Summary

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

Where does BIA fit into the Process?

 

Design & Development Phase

 

BCP Design

 

Emergency Response & Operations

 

Emergency Response Components

 

Develop ER Procedures

 

ER Sources for Assistance

 

BCP Design

 

BCP Design

 

Alternate Recovery Site

 

Selecting Vendors for DR/BC Services

 

Site Recovery & Resumption

 

Restoration of Primary Site

 

Return to Primary Site

 

Continuity Strategy – Insurance

 

Evaluate Insurance Terms

 

Summary

 

Module 5 – IT Recovery Strategies

 

BCP Planning Model

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

Where does IT Strategy fit into the Process?

 

IT Recovery Strategy Process

 

IT Recovery Strategies

 

Examples of IT Recovery

 

Tape Backups

 

Tape Vault Facilities

 

Disk Backups

 

DIY Disk Backups

 

Backup Appliance

 

Data Archiving

 

Systems Replication

 

SAN Replication

 

Virtual Server Replication

 

Application Redundancy

 

Voice & Networking Strategies

 

Alternate Recovery Sites

 

Alternate Recovery Sites

 

Internal or Vendor BC/DR Services

 

Selecting Vendors for BC/DR Services

 

Evaluating Vendors of DR/BC Resources

 

Critical Factors

 

IT Recovery Strategies Assessment

 

IT Recovery Strategies

 

Summary

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

Where does IT Strategy fit into the Process?

 

DR Plan Development

 

DR Plan Design

 

Summary

 

Module 6 – Implementation Phase

 

 

 

BCP Planning Model

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

Where does Implementation fit into the Process?

 

Implementation of BCP

 

Responsibility for BCP Implementation

 

Determine Cost Estimates

 

Management Approval and Funding

 

Install & Configure

 

Detailed Documentation

 

Implement Operational Changes

 

Procure Facilities & Services

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

Where does Awareness & Training fit into the Process?

 

Awareness & Training

 

Summary

 

Module 7 – Testing and Exercise

 

 

 

BCP Planning Model

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

Where does Testing and Drills fit into the Process?

 

Testing & Exercise Phase

 

Testing & Drills

 

Progression of Testing Types

 

Testing Participants

 

Test Script Example

 

Testing Post-Mortem

 

Summary

 

Module 8 – Maintenance and Updating

 

 

 

BCP Planning Model

 

BCP Planning Phases

 

Where does Maintenance fit into the Process?

 

Maintenance Policies and Procedures

 

Plan Maintenance

 

Maintenance & Schedule Budgets

 

Software Tools for Maintenance

 

Input Criteria for Plan Maintenance

 

Plan Distribution & Security

 

Summary

 

Module 9 – Pandemics

 

 

 

What is a Pandemic?

 

Pandemic Frequency

 

Quick Facts

 

Effects on Business

 

Who Should Plan for Pandemic Influenza?

 

Develop a Disaster Plan

 

Develop a Disaster Plan

 

Planning Checklist

 

Communications

 

HR Travel Policies

 

Physical Resources

 

Contamination

 

Pandemics – Work from Home

 

Pandemics

 

Modu<