Certificate in IT Disaster Recovery Planning


09 - 13 Sep, 2024


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Certificate in IT Disaster Recovery Planning

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    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Consider policies, objectives, targets, processes and procedures that are relevant to managing risk and improving IT Readiness for Business Continuity (IRBC)
    • Apply best practice to build IT infrastructure and operational sustainability, including security of the environment
    • Describe the processes and procedures to carry out a risk evaluation and identify risks, threats, hazards, vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could affect your organization
    • Review the key components of asset, human, change and supply chain management that are specific to IT
    • Discuss the components of a successful IT Disaster Recovery (DR) Program, including data management and the key components that are necessary to carry out a technology Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
    • Estimate the Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPD), to then identify the relationship with Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
    • Produce a High Level IT Disaster Recovery Plan

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IT managers and professionals, including Disaster Recovery (DR) managers or anyone responsible for, or involved with, Disaster Recovery Plans (DRP), Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and/or technology and IT auditing.

  • IT infrastructure
    • The issue of resilience
    • ISO 27031 Relationship with Information Security Management System (ISMS)
    • Data center and IT infrastructure
    • Operational sustainability
      • Data center site infrastructure tier standard
      • Elements of operational sustainability
    • Infrastructure strategy and policy
      • The strategy – how and depth
      • The policy requirements
      • Site and building protection
      • Network and information systems protection
  • Risk evaluation and Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
    • Site and building risk assessment
    • PESTLE analysis (Political, Economic, Sociological, Technological, Legal, Environmental)
    • Types of BIA; strategic, tactical and operational
    • Implementation methods for technology BIA
  • Managing recovery plans
    • Processes and procedures for supply chain management using a 3PQ (Third Party Questionnaire) approach, aligned with BSI PAS 7000
    • On and off-site data and information storage, including emergency response arrangements
    • Change management processes and procedures for day-to-day requirements
    • Risk control measures for critical supporting equipment and systems
  • Understanding IT Disaster Recovery (DR) and reviewing the main activities
    • DR lifecycle, including resources and training
    • IT DR as part of the ISMS
    • Scope of IT elements and requirements
  • IT disaster recovery plans
    • Building technology recovery plans
      • Plan ownership and structure, and roles and responsibilities of IT DR Team
      • Data and information sources, and internal and external dependencies
      • Best practice considerations using ISO 27301, as well as ISO 20000 and ITIL
      • Managing and recovering end-user computing and communications technology and infrastructure
      • Recovery options
    • Developing, implementing and testing
      • Ownership and plan structure
      • Roles and responsibilities of BC Champion and Team Leaders
      • Command, Coordination, Communications and Intelligence (C3i)
      • Role of the command center and essentials
      • Equipment and supporting information
      • Producing Situation Reports (SITREPS)
      • Types of testing/exercising
    • Major incident response
      • Defining an “incident” and the escalation process
      • Establishing Command, Coordination and Communications (3C)
      • Clarifying the role of the Network Operations Centre (NOC)
      • Emergency response and plan invocation
      • Consideration of the supporting information, equipment and systems required
      • Production of Situation Reports (SITREPS), activity logging and tools
    • Post incident review
      • Learning from incidents
      • The value of post-incident review
      • Post-incident process
  • Audit and maintenance
    • What is the function of an IT audit?
    • Steering Committee and Terms of Reference (ToR’s)
    • Overriding management review and continuous improvement
    • Incorporating DR into the organization lifecycle processes and establishing virtual teams
    • DR documentation and working with internal and external audit functions

2024 - Course Type & Date

DATE: 09 - 13 Sep, 2024

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