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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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 classroom or 30 day on-line, 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.
The classroom version (BCLE 2000) includes all instruction for 4 days, an opportunity to write the qualifying exam is available online, continental breakfasts, lunch for 2 days and morning/afternoon breaks. Instructors present a case study exercise and other select exercises depending on the experience in the room.
The on-line version (BCOE 2000) includes access to all modules of the course, four mandatory electronic meetings with a DRIC instructor, the qualifying exam and electronic versions of the Professional Practices and the Glossary.
Audience: The BCLE-2000 and BCOE 2000 courses are 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.
Classroom: 4 days; Unless specifically noted, the session traditionally runs 8:30 AM -5:00 PM.
On-line: 30 days.
DRIC Certification: Upon successfully completing the Qualifying Exam one may apply to DRI CANADA for professional certification. The ABCP certification fee is $200 and includes your first year of membership. A Certification Application Fee paid between Jan 1 and Jul 31 will cover the applicant's Membership and Administration Fee to Dec 31 of the current year; a Certification Application Fee paid between Aug 1 and Dec 31 will cover the applicant's Membership and Administration Fee to Dec 31 of the following year.
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
Lesson 2: Risk Assessment
Lesson 3: Business Impact Analysis
Lesson 4: Business Continuity Strategies
Lesson 5: Incident Response
Lesson 6: Plan Development and Implementation
Lesson 7: Awareness and Training Programs
Lesson 8: Business Continuity Plan Exercise, Audit, and Maintenance
Lesson 9: Crisis Communications
Lesson 10: Coordination with External Agencies
Lesson 11: Qualifying Examination Review
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Duration: 2 full days of instruction (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Certificate of Completion Provided
16 continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded toward recertification if applicable
Designing and maintaining a Business Continuity Exercise Program can be as challenging as it is essential. This brand new, hands-on course provides the in-depth information resilience professionals need to establish an exercise program or take an existing one to the next level.
You will learn how to assess the efficacy of your business continuity plans using a blended exercise assessment approach that incorporates proven models, including DRI's Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management and The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Plan (HSEEP). The training is designed to be flexible, scalable, and adaptable for all sizes and types of organizations, so you can choose to use what will work best in your environment.
Participation is key as you learn from our experienced instructors and from each other. Working your way through challenging material, you’ll build an in-class exercise while you discover lessons learned and best practices from the exercise community as well as current policies and plans that support training, technology systems, tools, and technical assistance.
Lesson 1: The Value of Exercising and Evaluating
Lesson 2: The ICS and HSEEP
Lesson 3: Fundamentals
Lesson 4: Program Management
Lesson 5: Design and Develop
Lesson 6: Conduct Exercise
Lesson 7: Exercise Evaluation
Lesson 8: Plan and Implement Improvements
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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.
Duration: 2 full days of online instruction (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Introduction: IT/DR Planning with New DR Technologies
Module 1: How to create an IT/DR Project Plan and gain Leadership Approval
Module 2: Risk Assessment (RA) and Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Module 3: Selecting an IT/DR Strategy (Filling the Gap)
Module 4: Developing IT/DR plans
Module 5: Intro to New IT/DR Technologies and How They Impact IT/DR Recovery Times
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
• Become familiar with definitions surrounding, and potential consequences of a pandemic
• Outline the starting point(s) for your organization
• Assess organizational risks associated with pandemics
• Properly identify critical organizational functions that may be affected
• Verify related current procedures and responsibilities within your organization
• Build plan elements and strategies that are pandemic-specific
• Exercise and maintain pandemic-specific plans
Lesson 1: Get organized
• Ensure you have leadership support
• Determine the tools you will use to track the project and communicate progress
• Identify the appropriate functions and individuals for representation on the project team that will drive this planning process through to completion
• Ensure that you establish a pandemic-specific organization to support the pandemic plan
• Establish a preliminary framework regarding how the plan will be approached and how the finished product will be organized
Lesson 2: Assess the risk and confirm critical functions
• Evaluate organization-wide risk
• Review your organization’s risk assessment for additional considerations from the perspective of a pandemic
• Identify the critical activities that comprise key components of your organization before any significant planning can begin
• Review your organization’s business impact analysis (BIA) to ensure that it captures in-depth requirements regarding key staff and associated resources
• Identify and analyze the similarities and differences between your existing business continuity plan. Explore the potential strengths of the existing plan when moving toward adapting for a pandemic scenario
• Utilize current plans, practices, and procedures within your organization when adapting your business continuity plan to fit a pandemic scenario
• Examine the state of your organization's departmental procedures to test for appropriateness and criticality
Lesson 3: Develop pandemic-specific plan elements
• Develop organization-wide initiatives specific to a pandemic preparedness plan
• Revise existing business continuity plan-related documentation to reflect pandemic-related requirements
Lesson 4: Develop pandemic-related plan strategies
• Review strategic options and consider which ones might be viable for your organization
• Assign responsibilities to appropriate areas for further research and investigation
• Recommend the most viable options to leadership. Obtain approval and funding
Lesson 5: Put it all together
• Create a robust pandemic preparedness plan that clearly communicates:
- Information regarding pandemic considerations
- Corporate direction to include policies, procedures and guidelines
- Specific actions to be implemented to ensure that critical business functions are maintained
- Resources to support critical functions
- Contact information
Lesson 6: Exercise/test and maintain plan
• Review options for pandemic scenario-based exercises/tests
• Understand the elements required to conduct an exercise/test
• Review requirements for a maintenance program to ensure all elements of the pandemic preparedness plan are updated as appropriate
Duration: 4.5 Days (Four full days of instruction 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., followed by one half-day Cyber Resilience Examination 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
32 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) may be awarded towards recertification.
The cost of this course includes both the course and the exam.
1. Provide students with detailed instruction, framework, and guidance for implementing the concepts essential to combining cyber security and business continuity into an effective Cyber Resilience program.
2. Prepare students with actionable recommendations to represent an appropriate “value proposition” to an organization’s executive management that will help to ensure any investment necessary to step up to a strong Cyber Resilience program.
3. Have students engage in cyber/BCM based exercises to help understand the issues you will face.
4. Share experiences with other professionals.
5. Prepare to pass the Cyber Resilience Examination, so you can be certified as a DRI International Certified Cyber Resilience Professional.
- Introduction to concept of cyber resilience
- Types of cyber events
- How cybersecurity events impact business continuity
- Integrating cybersecurity into business continuity
- Organizational considerations
- Stepping up from cybersecurity and business continuity to achieve cyber resilience
- Develop an effective incident response
- Identify specific means to bringing cybersecurity incident response planning and entity continuity planning together
- Design strategies that mitigate loss should a breach occur
- Identify critical parameters of IT-related operations with an entity impact assessment
- List entity recovery strategies crucial to re-establishing technology and continuity of critical entity processes
- Advantages of identifying cyber-related risks and integrating them into entity planning and administration
- Creating cybersecurity framework
- Examine the latest cybersecurity framework
- Review existing regulations that govern cyber security protection and reporting
- Explain how to develop and implement safeguard protection for critical technology infrastructure and services in order to contain the impact of a cyberattack
- Discuss how to detect and monitor network attack indicators to ensure the effectiveness of safeguards
- Describe the importance of regular cyber awareness training
- Monitoring internal security events and correlate them to external threats
- Creating an effective response plan
- How to restore data and services that may have been impacted during a cyberattack
- Understand how Cybersecurity and Entity Continuity both work with reputation management
- Cybersecurity monitoring
- Creating effective crisis communication plans for cyber incidents
- List recommendations for preparing key suppliers in the event of a cyberattack
- Discuss how training and awareness initiatives should be employed to embed cyber resilience within the entire organization and ensure that personnel know the function of response plans
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.
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.
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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 over 2 days. The Qualifying Examination is written online following the course.
DRIC Certification: Upon successfully completing the Qualifying Exam one may apply to DRI CANADA for professional certification. The ABCP certification fee is $200 and includes your first year of membership. A Certification Application Fee paid between Jan 1 and Jul 31 will cover the applicant's Membership and Administration Fee to Dec 31 of the current year; a Certification Application Fee paid between Aug 1 and Dec 31 will cover the applicant's Membership and Administration Fee to Dec 31 of the following year..
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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. DRI strongly recommends to take this course before writing the exam – those who take the course before writing the master’s exam are more successful on the master’s examination.
Duration: 2.5 Days
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:
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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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:
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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