Mt Xia: Technical Consulting Group

Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery / High Availability
Data Center Automation / Audit Response / Audit Compliance

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A course titled " Disaster Recovery Planning for the Enterprise (Course 289) " is taught by Mr. Dana French of Mt Xia through Learning Tree International.

An overview of this course follows:


INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

  • Business continuity vs. disaster recovery
  • Why a recovery plan is a crucial asset
  • Sources of threat
  • Government codes and legislative requirements

MEASURING RISK AND AVOIDING DISASTER

Assessing risk in the enterprise

  • Choosing the assessment method
  • The five-step risk process
  • Matching the response to the threat

Identifying mission-critical continuity needs

  • Evaluating which functions are critical
  • Setting priorities based on time horizons
  • Prioritizing processes and applications

Implementing disaster avoidance

  • Avoiding disasters through effective preventive planning
  • Creating contingency plans for unavoidable threats

The four-step Business Impact Assessment (BIA)

  • Identifying the threat
  • Assessing the risk to the enterprise
  • Identifying business-critical activities
  • Specifying required IT support from technical staff

DESIGNING RECOVERY SOLUTIONS

Establishing a disaster recovery site

  • Site choices: configuration and acquisition
  • Choosing suppliers: in-house vs. third-party
  • Specifying equipment

Selecting backup and restore strategies

  • Matching strategy to operational constraints
  • Meeting the organization's storage requirements for vital records

Restoring communications and recovering users

  • Determining vital users with the BIA
  • Rerouting voice, mail, goods delivery
  • Eliminating network single points of failure
  • Connecting end users
  • Meeting varied user-recovery needs

IMPLEMENTING A PROJECT MANAGEMENT APPROACH

Managing and documenting the planning project

  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Analyzing stakeholder needs
  • Obtaining the funding commitments
  • Defining clear goals at the start

Running the project

  • Controlling the project via tracking
  • Managing risks and issues
  • Testing deliverables

RESPONDING TO DISASTER

Creating the recovery plan

  • Capturing the planning output
  • Creating recovery-team charters
  • Defining roles and responsibilities
  • Responding to recovery scenarios
  • Information directories and equipment inventories

Directing the disaster recovery teams

  • Planning and conducting Crisis Communications
  • Connecting with emergency services
  • Team actions following a disaster

ASSURING THE PLAN AND APPLYING DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

Rehearsing the business continuity plan

  • The reasons for testing the plan
  • Considering the impact on the organization's activities
  • Using a step-by-step process to test the plan
  • Developing test scenarios and using test results effectively

Maintaining the business continuity plan

  • Applying change control: why and how
  • Ensuring normal developments are accounted for in the plan
  • Scheduling regular reviews
  • Applying document management discipline to the plan


For information about attending this class, schedules, etc., please contact Learning Tree International.

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