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Business Continuity Awareness -  BCA 100

A fast paced lecture style, full day session that provides a high level overview of contemporary methodology and best practices used to implement a comprehensive business continuity program. This session is beneficial for employees who have an indirect or ancillary role in the development and maintenance of business continuity plans. DRI CANADA Instructors can make limited modifications to the session to assist in private or public sector organization which makes it an ideal in-house course. Additionally the session can be further customized to a shorter length for delivery as an executive seminar.

The list price on public courses is $500.00 CDN plus GST and includes morning/afternoon breaks. Unless specifically noted, the session traditionally runs 8:30 AM -5:00 PM.

In-house sessions can be provided at a discount that is dependent on the number of participants. A minimum of 7 participants are required for the delivery of an in-house session with an ideal maximum of not more than 25 participants.  For more information concerning in-house sessions please contact our DRI CANADA office.

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Business Impact Analysis - BIA 100

BIA 100 is a 4 hour course. Enter the world of business impact analysis (BIA), and learn how important this element is to the functional requirements phase of the business continuity management program. Emphasizing class participation and utilizing team ideas, you’ll learn to plan and successfully conduct a Business Impact Analysis project. Topics include the business continuity management program and a proven planning methodology.

Price: $500 CDN plus tax. In-house sessions can be provided at a discount that is dependent on the number of participants. For more information on in-house courses please contact the DRI CANADA office.
 
Learning Objectives
 
1. Examine the role of the business impact analysis (BIA) within the functional requirements phase of a proven business continuity management (BCM) planning methodology
2. Discuss BIA process considerations for planning a customized BIA methodology for an organization
3. Explain the steps to successfully conduct a BIA within the scope of a BCM program

Outline
  • The role of the business impact analysis (BIA)
  • Business impact analysis methodology
  • Application of the business impact analysis
  • Class Exercise: Learn how to prepare and present the BIA report to leadership

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Business Continuity Planning – BCLE 2000

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BLCF 2000 is the French version of BCLE 2000

This brand new version of DRI’s seminal course, Business Continuity (BCLE 2000), enables you to build a business continuity program based on the most up to the minute information and the most utilized and time tested standard in the field because the DRI International Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management are just that. Newly revamped and long the leading standard in our profession by a mile, the Professional Practices are the foundation upon which this 4 1/2 day, in depth, hands on course is built.

Instruction includes all ten Professional Practices detailed below, including new and expanded coverage of cloud computing, cyber threats, supply chain, risk transfer, insurance considerations, legal and regulatory requirements, and manufacturing processes, as well as more traditional topics such as evaluating risks, gaining leadership buy in, crisis communications, and program audit. An experienced instructor using real world examples and interactive workshop exercises will walk you through the key elements of business continuity management, making this the perfect course for those who are relatively new to the profession and want a thorough, leave no stone unturned educational experience.

The participatory nature of the course immerses you in the learning process, enables you to learn by doing, and ensures that you leave having outlined a firm foundation for your program that is specific to your entity. Additionally, the course as well as the revamped supporting material provided to every student is designed to give you all the tools you need to pass the new Qualifying Examination and continue on the path toward becoming a DRI Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP), Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP), or Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV).

Cost: $2,650.00 CDN plus applicable tax and includes the qualifying exam, continental breakfast, and morning/afternoon breaks. 

INSTRUCTORS PRESENT A CASE STUDY EXERCISE AND OTHER SELECT EXERCISES DEPENDING ON THE EXPERIENCE IN THE ROOM. 

Audience: The BCLE-2000 course is designed for individuals on the path to, or with interest in becoming a DRI Certified Business Continuity Professional. It is based on the new DRI International Professional Practices for Business Continuity Practitioners.  As the course works through the major elements of business continuity planning, it will give participants the tools to both; succeed in the field and, develop a robust program that will protect your organization.

Course Duration: 4.5 days; Unless specifically noted, the session traditionally runs 8:30 AM -5:00 PM.

DRIC Certification: Upon successfully completing the Qualifying Exam one may apply to DRI CANADA for professional certification

Learning objectives:

  1. Review the Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management body of knowledge designed to assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of business continuity programs.
  2. Highlight the terms and methodologies presented in The International Glossary for Resiliency and the Professional Practices.
  3. Prepare you for the Qualifying Examination.

Course Outline:
While the course follows the DRI International BCLE 2000 course, American references in the materials have been replaced with Canadian equivalents. The modules in the course follow the 10 new Professional Practices:

Lesson 1: Program Initiation and Management

  • Establish the need for a business continuity program.
  • Obtain support and funding for the business continuity program.
  • Build the organizational framework to support the business continuity program.
  • Introduce key concepts, such as program management, risk awareness, identification of critical functions/processes, recovery strategies, training and awareness, and exercising/testing.
  • Class Exercise: Learn about practical application by developing a presentation for leadership on the importance of business continuity, relevant legal and regulatory requirements, project resource requirements, and a project plan overview with well defined deliverables.

Lesson 2: Risk Assessment

  • Identify risks that can adversely affect an entity’s resources or image.
  • Assess risks to determine the potential impacts to the entity, enabling the entity to determine the most effective use of resources to reduce these potential impacts.
  • Class Exercise: Develop a presentation for leadership identifying three significant threats, determining what controls are currently in place for these threats, and your recommendations to improve current controls or implement new controls for each threat; develop an outline for a risk assessment report.

Lesson 3: Business Impact Analysis

  • Identify and prioritize the entity’s functions and processes in order to ascertain which ones will have the greatest impact should they not be available.
  • Assess the resources required to support the business impact analysis process.
  • Analyze the findings to ascertain any gaps between the entity’s requirements and its ability to deliver those requirements.
  • Class Exercise: Develop a prioritized list of business functions and processes, the criticality category of each business function and process, and their RTOs.

Lesson 4: Business Continuity Strategies

  • Select cost-effective strategies to reduce deficiencies as identified during the risk assessment and business impact analysis processes.
  • Workshop Exercise: Build on previous exercises to identify continuity/recovery strategies, including a brief description, the advantages and disadvantages, and a cost estimate of each strategy. Discuss how you would present recommendations for leadership approval.

Lesson 5: Incident Response

  • Develop and assist with the implementation of an incident management system that defines organizational roles, lines of authority and succession of authority.
  • Define requirements to develop and implement the entity’s incident response plan. Ensure that incident response is coordinated with outside organizations in a timely and effective manner when appropriate.
  • Class Exercise: Identify the actions needed to be performed to respond to events, list any special training needed, determine type of plan needed, and list recommendations needed for incident response.

Lesson 6: Plan Development and Implementation

  • Document plans to be used during an incident that will enable the entity to continue to function.
  • Class Exercise: Identify the type of business continuity plan needed by your entity, develop the plan’s scope, objectives and assumptions, and outline basic information about the plan and how it relates to the business continuity program.

Lesson 7: Awareness and Training Programs

  • Establish and maintain training and awareness programs that result in personnel being able to respond to incidents in a calm and efficient manner.
  • Class Exercise: Develop a floor warden training program that includes vital training subjects, frequency, selection process, and other emergency response recommendations.

Lesson 8: Business Continuity Plan Exercise, Audit, and Maintenance

  • Establish an exercise, assessment and maintenance program to maintain a state of readiness.
  • Class Exercise: Develop an exercise/test scenario relevant for your entity, assess the resources needed, what will be exercised/tested, and write the steps to follow.

Lesson 9: Crisis Communications

  • Provide a framework for developing a crisis communications plan.
  • Ensure that the crisis communications plan will provide for timely, effective communication with internal and external parties.
  • Class Exercise: Determine whether an event is a potential crisis, the nature of the crisis, the interested parties, the spokesperson(s), and the key message.

Lesson 10: Coordination with External Agencies

  • Establish policies and procedures to coordinate incident response activities with public entities.

Lesson 11: Qualifying Examination Review

  • Review the important concepts from each of the earlier lessons.
  • Prepare for the Qualifying Examination through a review of the Practice Examination questions.

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Business Continuity Planning in Healthcare - HCLE 2000 

HCLE 2000 provides you with takeaway tools that will help you build or refine your healthcare continuity program.

Whether it's protecting patient information, responding to cyber terrorism, planning for the next epidemic, or preparing for unexpected emergencies, business continuity is a must have for healthcare entities, and taking the brand new version of DRI’s healthcare continuity course, Healthcare Continuity (HCLE 2000) is the perfect place to start.

Instruction provided in this course enables you to build a continuity program based on the most up to the minute information and the most utilized and time tested standard in the field because the DRI International Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management are just that. Newly revamped and long the leading standard in our profession by a mile, the Professional Practices are the foundation upon which this four day, in depth, hands on course is built. Along with the Professional Practices, you will learn business continuity best practices for the healthcare field.

Instruction includes all ten Professional Practices detailed below, including new and expanded coverage of cloud computing, cyber threats, supply chain, risk transfer, insurance considerations, legal and regulatory requirements, and manufacturing processes, as well as more traditional topics such as evaluating risks, gaining leadership buy in, crisis communications, and program audit. An experienced instructor using real world examples and interactive workshop exercises will walk you through the key elements of business continuity management for healthcare entities, making this the perfect course for those who are relatively new to the profession and want a thorough, leave no stone unturned educational experience.

The participatory nature of the course immerses you in the learning process, enables you to learn by doing, and ensures that you leave having outlined a firm foundation for your program that is specific to your entity. Additionally, the course as well as the revamped supporting material provided to every student is designed to give you all the tools you need to pass the Healthcare Examination and continue on the path toward becoming a DRI Certified Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (CHPCP) or Associate Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (AHPCP). 

HCLE provides a comprehensive understanding of the 10 new Professional Practices and their proper application within a health care context. Created by DRI International, content has been modified for the Canadian setting including a wide variety of Canadian examples.

The list price on public courses is $2,650.00 CDN plus applicable tax and includes continental breakfast, and morning/afternoon breaks. 

INSTRUCTORS PRESENT A CASE STUDY EXERCISE AND OTHER SELECT EXERCISES DEPENDING ON THE EXPERIENCE IN THE ROOM. 

Audience: This 4 1/2 day class is designed for health care professionals with approximately two years of experience in a relevant health setting with an interest in gaining Business Continuity Planning skills. Alternatively, business continuity professionals or emergency managers who wish to gain skills specific to the health care setting will benefit from this course.

Course Duration: - 4.5 Days (including exam time); Unless specifically noted, the session traditionally runs 8:30 AM -5:00 PM.

DRIC Certification: Upon successfully completing the Qualifying Exam one may apply to DRI CANADA for professional certification

Learning Objectives: Comprehensive learning objectives cover the fundamentals of the new DRI International Ten Professional Practices. 

  1. Define acronyms and terminology in the business continuity industry
  2. Recognize the business continuity planning stages and requirements of the Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management as they relate to a healthcare setting
  3. Recall the roles for disaster recovery and emergency management professionals as related to the healthcare industry
  4. Identify and explain trends in the business continuity field as they apply to a healthcare setting
  5. Design effective business continuity/disaster recovery efforts for case studies through the application of knowledge gained in this class
  6. Identify the disaster recovery regulations and standards specific to the healthcare industry
  7. Prepare for the Healthcare Certification Examination which requires a minimum passing grade of 75%

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Program Initiation and Management

  • Establish the need for a business continuity program.
  • Obtain support and funding for the business continuity program.
  • Build the organizational framework to support the business continuity program.
  • Introduce key concepts, such as program management, risk awareness, identification of critical functions/processes, recovery strategies, training and awareness, and exercising/testing.
  • Class Exercise: Learn about practical application by developing a presentation for leadership on the importance of business continuity, relevant legal and regulatory requirements, project resource requirements, and a project plan overview with well defined deliverables.

Lesson 2: Risk Assessment

  • Identify risks that can adversely affect an entity’s resources or image.
  • Assess risks to determine the potential impacts to the entity, enabling the entity to determine the most effective use of resources to reduce these potential impacts.
  • Class Exercise: Develop a presentation for leadership identifying three significant threats, determining what controls are currently in place for these threats, and your recommendations to improve current controls or implement new controls for each threat; develop an outline for a risk assessment report.

Lesson 3: Business Impact Analysis

  • Identify and prioritize the entity’s functions and processes in order to ascertain which ones will have the greatest impact should they not be available.
  • Assess the resources required to support the business impact analysis process.
  • Analyze the findings to ascertain any gaps between the entity’s requirements and its ability to deliver those requirements.
  • Class Exercise: Develop a prioritized list of business functions and processes, the criticality category of each business function and process, and their RTOs.

Lesson 4: Business Continuity Strategies

  • Select cost-effective strategies to reduce deficiencies as identified during the risk assessment and business impact analysis processes.
  • Workshop Exercise: Build on previous exercises to identify continuity/recovery strategies, including a brief description, the advantages and disadvantages, and a cost estimate of each strategy. Discuss how you would present recommendations for leadership approval.

Lesson 5: Incident Response

  • Develop and assist with the implementation of an incident management system that defines organizational roles, lines of authority and succession of authority.
  • Define requirements to develop and implement the entity’s incident response plan. Ensure that incident response is coordinated with outside organizations in a timely and effective manner when appropriate.
  • Class Exercise: Identify the actions needed to be performed to respond to events, list any special training needed, determine type of plan needed, and list recommendations needed for incident response.

Lesson 6: Plan Development and Implementation

  • Document plans to be used during an incident that will enable the entity to continue to function.
  • Class Exercise: Identify the type of business continuity plan needed by your entity, develop the plan’s scope, objectives and assumptions, and outline basic information about the plan and how it relates to the business continuity program.

Lesson 7: Awareness and Training Programs

  • Establish and maintain training and awareness programs that result in personnel being able to respond to incidents in a calm and efficient manner.
  • Class Exercise: Develop a floor warden training program that includes vital training subjects, frequency, selection process, and other emergency response recommendations.

Lesson 8: Business Continuity Plan Exercise, Audit, and Maintenance

  • Establish an exercise, assessment and maintenance program to maintain a state of readiness.
  • Class Exercise: Develop an exercise/test scenario relevant for your entity, assess the resources needed, what will be exercised/tested, and write the steps to follow.

Lesson 9: Crisis Communications

  • Provide a framework for developing a crisis communications plan.
  • Ensure that the crisis communications plan will provide for timely, effective communication with internal and external parties.
  • Class Exercise: Determine whether an event is a potential crisis, the nature of the crisis, the interested parties, the spokesperson(s), and the key message.

Lesson 10: Coordination with External Agencies

  • Establish policies and procedures to coordinate incident response activities with public entities.

Lesson 11: Qualifying Examination Review

  • Review the important concepts from each of the earlier lessons.
  • Prepare for the Qualifying Examination through a review of the Practice Examination questions.

 

BCP-IT / DR Planning (online)

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Course Description

Never before has our reliance on automation been greater. And never before have we seen so many threats that could compromise systems and data. With DRI's IT/DR course, you will learn about your responsibilities, the benefits and drawbacks of the tools and processes available to you, and how your organization can increase its preparedness. You'll come away with the skills you need to create an IT/DR project plan and gain management approval for it. If you work in business continuity, IT, security, or a related field, and have an interest in your responsibilities when it comes to IT/DR, this interactive course is for you. If it's been a while since you were last certified, this is the perfect opportunity for you to get on top of the latest developments in IT/DR. The knowledge you gain will put you at the head of the pack professionally, and make you a valuable asset to your organization.

Price: $995.00 CDN plus applicable taxes. DRIC members eligible for a 10% discount, as well as DRIE and CIPS members (member id must be provided).

Duration: 2 full days of online instruction (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
 
Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding the business continuity management (BCM) architecture and disciplines
  2. Learning the role of IT/DR within business continuity management
  3. Recognizing issues involved with recovery of technology platforms and data
  4. Evaluating current and new IT/DR technologies (real, virtual, cloud, co-location, hyperconvergence, VDI, "as-a-Service" - IaaS/PaaS/SaaS/ etc., and "Software Defined" - storage/network/data center)
  5. Selecting strategic alternatives for the IT/DR process
  6. Building, testing, and implementing the new IT/DR process
  7. Integrating the business continuity management and IT/DR functions within your entity

Course Outline:

Introduction: IT/DR Planning with New DR Technologies

  • Definition of IT/DR Terms
  • IT/DR planning with new DR technologies
  • Why we create IT/DR plans
  • IT/DR technologies the participant will learn
  • Single and multiple site problems

Module 1: How to create an IT/DR Project Plan and gain Leadership Approval

  • Understand the DR professional’s role
  • Establish the need for IT/DR, based on issues, goals, and objectives
  • Review new IT/DR strategies and building project plans
  • Learn how to obtain management approval and funding for IT/DR
  • Implementation and support
  • Organize IT/DR projects by formulating goals and objectives
  • Define deliverables and assign resources to tasks via project plan
  • Integrate IT/DR process within the business continuity management (BCM) process

Module 2: Risk Assessment (RA) and Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

  • Understand the DR professional’s role
  • Describe what a risk assessment (RA) and business impact analysis
  • (BIA) is and its importance to the DR process
  • Identify business requirements and their interdependencies on
  • Information Technology
  • Be aware of regulatory requirements and recovery needs
  • Define Recovery Objectives (RTO/RPO /RTC)
  • Categorize applications into Tiers, by criticality
  • Prioritize applications, servers and systems by RTO and RPO
  • Define upgrades needed to obtain RTO/RPO objectives
  • Class exercise: Develop a BIA subset document specifically for IT

Module 3: Selecting an IT/DR Strategy (Filling the Gap)

  • Understand the DR professional’s role
  • Know what affects IT/DR and how to prepare and respond to it
  • Define the terms associated with developing and implementing IT disaster recovery strategies
  • Describe the methods used in developing and implementing IT disaster recovery strategies with current and new technologies
  • Develop a plan to implement and support IT/DR with the new technologies
  • Complete the exercise at the end of this lesson
  • Class Exercise: Develop an IT strategies document

Module 4: Developing IT/DR plans

  • Develop and implement an IT/DR recovery plan for a range of environments
  • Class Exercise: Develop an IT/DR plan

Module 5: Intro to New IT/DR Technologies and How They Impact IT/DR Recovery Times

  • Understand the evolving DR professional’s role
  • Understand the new IT/DR Technologies and how they impact IT/DR
  • Recovery times and costs
  • Identify the need for IT/DR and BCM and how the new DR technologies can be employed to improve disaster recovery times and business continuity management
  • Obtain knowledge of future business continuity and IT/DR recovery industry direction
  • Learn about information security and risk management in the virtual and cloud environments
  • Learn how to obtain leadership approval for defined IT/DR deliverables and time schedules
  • Develop recovery teams and organizational structure
  • Organize DR projects by formulating tasks and milestones leading to implementing DR plans
  • Define DR monitoring, activation, and status reporting requirements
  • Optimize Recovery Times in accordance to RTO, RPO, and SLAs
  • Class Exercise: Define a recovery technique, formulate a recovery planning strategy and provide a cost/benefit analysis.
 
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Business Continuity Planning for Auditors – BCLE AUD CSA Z1600

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BCLE-AUD CSA Z1600 is designed for internal & external auditors, experienced corporate planners, and persons interested in self-assessing programs, assessing program for clients, or performing audits to better measure their state of preparedness. This course is an interactive program that provides training, tools and hands-on experience to help attendees understand the key components of continuity and emergency management programs. This course covers relevant standard, laws and regulations, the process of risk assessment, vulnerability analysis, loss prevention, risk mitigation, and the development, implementation, testing and maintenance of plans and procedures. Course materials delve into existing legal and regulatory requirements by industry and country, as well as emerging requirements. Specifically CSA Z1600-2017 and DRI International’s professional practices.  Examples in financial services, insurance, healthcare, utilities, public sector guidance and a host of others will be explored. In addition, careful attention will be paid to the processes by which continuity and emergency management programs are initiated with an eye toward corporate governance, policy, and procedures. The tools provided will allow planners to perform audits in accordance with CSA Z1600-2017. Emphasis on audit requirements and documentation will aid in the evaluation of records, organizational roles and responsibilities, process flows and corporate oversight.

See below for more information on the course including venue information.

Audience: Internal & external auditors, experienced corporate planners, and persons interested in self-assessing programs, assessing program for clients, or performing audits to better measure their state of preparedness.

Duration: 4.5 Days - includes exam

Price: $2900.00 CDN plus applicable taxes

DRIC Certiciation: Upon successfully completing the Qualifying Exam one may apply for their CBCA/CBCLA certification

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the purpose of a business continuity management (BCM) program, of BCM standards, of BCM program audit and of third-party certification
  2. Apply auditing concepts to assessing BCM programs using CSA Z1600-2017
  3. Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of a BCM program to establish conformity with the CSA Z1600-2017 standard
  4. Define and differentiate types of audits and their BCM application
  5. Understand the concepts of compliance and conformity as they apply to BCM audits
  6. Preparation for certification as a Certified Business Continuity Auditor (CBCA) or Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor (CBCLA)
Outline:
  • Introduction and course objectives
  • Auditing basics
  • Program management
  • Planning process
  • Risk assessment
  • Business impact analysis
  • Prevention and mitigation
  • Resource management
  • Operational procedures
  • Communications and warning
  • Incident management
  • Emergency operations/response
  • Business continuity and information technology disaster recovery planning
  • Crisis communications and public information
  • Employee assistance and support
  • Training and education
  • Testing and exercises
  • Program improvement
  • Reporting audit findings and recommendations
  • Examination review
  • Post course evaluation
  • DRI International CBCA/CBCLA Qualifying Examination

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Business Continuity Planning Review – BCP 501

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An unbelievable amount of information is packed into this newly updated, fast-paced course built for experienced business continuity professionals. If you’re in a hurry to take your career to the next level, Business Continuity Review (BCP 501) is for you. This short, yet highly effective, refresher course will re-acquaint you with the key elements of business continuity and is based on the recently revamped DRI Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management – the most utilized and time-tested standard in the field.

Experienced instructors are focused on providing you with the tools you need to pass the new Qualifying Examination, which is the first step toward becoming a DRI Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP), Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), Certified Functional Continuity Professional (CFCP), or Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV).

Cost: $1,550.00 CDN plus GST and includes the Qualifying Examination. The course includes morning/afternoon breaks. Unless specifically noted per event, the course traditionally runs 8:30 AM -5:00 PM. Day 3, Qualifying Examination day 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

DRIC Certification: Upon successfully completing the Qualifying Exam one may apply to DRI CANADA for their professional certification

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the new Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management body of knowledge designed to assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of business continuity programs.
  2. Highlight the terms and methodologies presented in The International Glossary for Resiliency and the Professional Practices.
  3. Prepare you for the Qualifying Examination
Outline:

Lesson 1: Program Initiation and Management
  • Establish the need for a business continuity program.
  • Obtain support and funding for the business continuity program.
  • Build the organizational framework to support the business continuity program.
  • Introduce key concepts, such as program management, risk awareness, identification of critical functions/processes, recovery strategies, training and awareness, and exercising/testing.
Lesson 2: Risk Assessment
  • Identify risks that can adversely affect an entity’s resources or image.
  • Assess risks to determine the potential impacts to the entity, enabling the entity to determine the most effective use of resources to reduce these potential impacts.
Lesson 3: Business Impact Analysis
  • Identify and prioritize the entity’s functions and processes in order to ascertain which ones will have the greatest impact should they not be available.
 
  • Assess the resources required to support the business impact analysis process.
  • Analyze the findings to ascertain any gaps between the entity’s requirements and its ability to deliver those requirements.
Lesson 4: Business Continuity Strategies
  • Select cost-effective strategies to reduce deficiencies as identified during the risk assessment and business impact analysis processes.
Lesson 5: Incident Response
  • Develop and assist with the implementation of an incident management system that defines organizational roles, lines of authority and succession of authority.
  • Define requirements to develop and implement the entity’s incident response plan.
  • Ensure that incident response is coordinated with outside organizations in a timely and effective manner when appropriate.
 
Lesson 6: Plan Development and Implementation
  • Document plans to be used during an incident that will enable the entity to continue to function..
Lesson 7: Awareness and Training Programs
  • Establish and maintain training and awareness programs that result in personnel being able to respond to incidents in a calm and efficient manner.
Lesson 8: Business Continuity Plan Exercise, Audit, and Maintenance
  • Establish an exercise, assessment and maintenance program to maintain a state of readiness.
Lesson 9: Crisis Communications
  • Provide a framework for developing a crisis communications plan.
  • Ensure that the crisis communications plan will provide for timely, effective communication with internal and external parties.
Lesson 10: Coordination with External Agencies
  • Establish policies and procedures to coordinate incident response activities with public entities.
 

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Masters Case Study Review – BCP 601

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If you want to establish yourself as a key player in business continuity, it’s time to take your career to the ultimate level and become a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP). The highest certification you can earn with DRI, MBCPs are distinguished among their peers and sought after by employers. Earning an MBCP also earns you a coveted distinction membership in the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society, the only academic and professional honor society dedicated solely to the security learning community.

How do you earn your MBCP? The first step is taking and passing this course, which has just been revamped to align with the recently updated DRI Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management the most utilized and time tested standard in the field. Much of the course content is new, as are the course materials and the exam.

Challenging and highly interactive, the course employs a workshop format to present you with a hypothetical company scenario and walk you through an analytical review of its business continuity management program. You won’t just be learning principles of business continuity, you’ll be called upon to apply them critically and accurately. At the conclusion of the course, you will take the Master’s Case Study Examination, an intensive, detailed case study analysis that will rigorously critique and assess your understanding and knowledge of business continuity practices. The goal: to help establish you as a leader in your field.

This intensive two day (16 hour) course prepares participants by practicing for the MBCP (Master Business Continuity Professional) Case Study Exam. This course is intended for professionals with more than 5 years of experience in business continuity and disaster recovery planning. The course addresses all phases of business continuity planning. The Masters Case Study Exam is a challenging four and a half hour case study that assesses the candidate's knowledge and the application of that knowledge. INSTRUCTION: Days 1 - 2, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm MASTERS EXAM: Day 3, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Registration Fee: $1,695; includes the exam, breakfasts and refreshment breaks.

NOTE: It is mandatory that you bring your personal laptop to the BCP-601 COURSE and MASTERS EXAM. DRII will not provide a laptop for you. DRI will provide power bars. Also, you will need to have Microsoft Word 2003 or Microsoft Word 2007 on your laptop to take the exam. Your exam will be administered via USB drive. If you are bringing a company-owned laptop for use in your exam, please insure it will read and save Word files to USB drives not supplied by your organization. Should you have questions about this policy or if you wish to request special accommodation during the Exam, please contact the DRI CANADA offices at 1-844-228-8135.

Audience: In order to register for this course, YOU MUST: (1) have already passed the DRII Qualifying Exam; and (2) be able to document a minimum of five years of business continuity planning experience.

Duration: 2.5 Days

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the elements of a disaster/emergency management and business continuity program, as defined by the DRI International Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management.
  2. Understand industry terminology in the Professional Practices.
  3. Become proficient in methods for creating and managing a planning project.
  4. Understand the actions taken within a hypothetical business continuity planning case.
  5. Prepare to pass the Master’s Case Study Examination with a minimum passing grade of 75%.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 10 problem solving exercises through which you will apply your knowledge of the Professional Practices and business continuity management. Based on a hypothetical entity, the exercises are challenging and thought-provoking. The course addresses all phases of business continuity planning, disaster recovery, and emergency management as follows:

  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. Program Initiation and Management
  3. Risk Assessment
  4. Business Impact Analysis
  5. Business Continuity Strategies
  6. Incident Response
  7. Plan Development and Implementation
  8. Awareness and Training Programs
  9. Business Continuity Plan Exercise, Assessment and Maintenance
  10. Crisis Communications
  11. Coordination with External Agencies

Sections two through 11 consist of a thorough Professional Practice review, its corresponding problem description and discussion, a rigorous problem-solving exercise you complete individually, a critique of your solution, and a review of a correct solution to the problem.
 

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Business Continuity Executive Seminar – BCLE 250 

This fast paced dialogue style seminar is facilitated by a senior certified instructor or a DRI CANADA executive. The content is a specific overview of the Disaster Recovery Institute’s development methodology and best practices related to the implementation of a business continuity program; also known as a Continuity Of Operations Program (COOP). Topics covered include:

  • The value of the DRI Canada Certification and Education program
  • Business Continuity as a strategic element of Risk Management
  • Risk Management techniques specific to Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
  • Selecting and developing appropriate and cost effective recovery strategies
  • Strategic crisis management versus tactical operations
  • The role of the crisis communications interface to BCP

Participants will receive a high level overview of the standard methodology and best practices used to implement a comprehensive business continuity program. In addition, DRI will demonstrate how Business Continuity, as a process fits with the overall Risk Management discipline.

The seminar provides a valuable awareness of the relationship of Business Continuity to a risk managed service delivery model.

This seminar has been widely used by the Government of Ontario to help executives better understand the planning requirements and as a familiarization tool for the terminology and process model of business continuity.

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