IT Disaster Recovery (Live Online)
This IT Disaster Recovery course provides an insight into the world of information technology disaster recovery (IT DR). Whilst its vital links with business continuity management (BCM) are acknowledged, this is not intended to be a substitute for a BCM course.
- Electronic course slides
- Electronic certificate of attendance
IT disaster recovery is the part of business continuity that specialises in responding to serious operational disruptions resulting from IT failures. This IT Disaster Recovery course takes delegates through the IT DR Plan lifecycle from understanding the key business drivers, examining the various strategic options available that determine the shape of the IT DR Plan, through to ensuring that a completed plan is fit-for-purpose.
This training course is delivered as a two day, live online training course by an experienced tutor. Scheduled breaks will be provided within each session. During the course, delegates will be able to use their microphones to take part in discussions and ask the tutor any questions, there is also the option to use a webcam too. Interactivity features used during the training may include the use of breakout sessions for group work, polls and quizzes. The course is delivered via GoToTraining.
The timings for this training are 9am-4pm UK time.
The cost of this course (ex VAT) is £1,050.00 / €1,250.00 / $1,400.00.
Module 1 - IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Standards
- BCM and IT Disaster Recovery standards, guidelines and best practices
- Relation between BC and IT Disaster Recovery
- BCI Good Practice Guidelines
Module 2 – Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis: RTO, RPO, MTO, and MASL Parameters
- What is IT Disaster?
- Risk assessment
- Business Impact Analysis
- GAP analysis
Module 3 – Storage Solutions, Replication Technology and High Availability Configurations
- Difference between server and storage
- Storage systems overview: DAS, NAS and SAN storage
- Storage replication
- High Availability vs. Disaster Recovery
Module 4 – Backup and Recovery Strategies: In-House, Outsourced and Cloud
- Strategic options based on RTO parameters
- In-house backup, outsourcing and Cloud backup
- Different backup types
- Storage media comparison
- Backup software and backup devices
Module 5 – Work Area Recovery (WAR)
- Hot, Warm or Cold alternative Work Area Recovery (WAR) solutions
- Different WAR solutions: “shared seat solutions”, “dedicated seat solutions”, “mobile seat solutions”, “home working” and “reciprocal agreements”
Module 6 – Writing and Implementing the IT Disaster Recovery Plan
- IT Disaster Recovery Plan (IT DRP) development process
- Content of the IT DRP – know “what’s in” and “what’s out”
- List the IT DRP roles and responsibilities
- IT DRP interfaces with the Incident Management process in the event of a crisis
Module 7 – DR Team Structure, Emergency Communication, Incident Management
- DR team structure
- DR declaration procedure
- Emergency communication
- Incident management
Module 8 – Validating Your IT Disaster Recovery Plan
- Exercising, Testing and Rehearsals
- Defining and execution of a validation programme
- Maintenance of an IT DRP
- Audit process and the types of audit method that can be employed
Wed 1st May to Thu 2nd May 2024
Wed 27th Nov to Thu 28th Nov 2024
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09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 10:30
Module 1 - IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Standards- BCM and IT Disaster Recovery standards, guidelines and best practices - Relation between BC and IT Disaster Recovery - BCI Good Practice Guidelines - Plan-Do-Check-Act
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
Module 2 - Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis: RTO, RPO, MTO, and MASL Parameters- What is IT Disaster? - Risk assessment - Business Impact Analysis - GAP analysis
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Module 3 - Storage Solutions, Replication Technology and High Availability Configurations- Difference between server and storage - Storage systems overview: DAS, NAS and SAN storage - Storage replication - High Availability vs. Disaster Recovery
14:30 - 14:45
14:45 - 15:45
Module 4 Backup and Recovery Strategies: In-House, Outsourced and Cloud- Strategic options based on RTO parameters - In-house backup, outsourcing and Cloud backup - Different backup types - Storage media comparison - Backup software and backup devices
15:45 - 16:00
Review of Day 1
Please note, timings are indicative and exact timings may vary due to delegate experience and their interest in certain topics. The course may finish earlier if all topics have been covered.
By the end of the IT Disaster Recovery course you will be able to:
- Understand the importance of the relationship between business continuity management and IT DR
- Identify the business drivers that provide the critical direction for IT DR solutions
- Describe how to address any gaps that exist between ‘what the business expects from IT’ compared with ‘what IT is capable of delivering’
- Define the various IT DR strategies that can be adopted
- Understand the pros and cons of In-House, Outsourced and Cloud based IT DR solution
- Describe the various data backup / retrieval processes and mechanisms
- Appreciate the importance of IT’s role in recovering the desktop facilities for business work areas
- Understand how an IT DR plan is constructed and define what’s in and what’s out
- Recognise the importance of validating your IT DR plan and identify the different methods of approach
Completing this course will contribute towards your BCI Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Further information can be found on the BCI’s website here.
Who Should Attend?
- Experienced Business Continuity practitioners who are looking for an understanding of how IT Disaster Recovery plans are developed to support the overarching business requirements
- Data Centre managers with IT DR responsibilities
- Crisis Management team members needing to understand how the IT DR plan interfaces with enterprise wide crisis / incident management
- Information Technology practitioners who need a good appreciation of the mechanics of IT Disaster Recovery
- Auditors who may be called upon to scrutinise IT DR plans
- Risk Managers intent on understanding how IT departments DR plans are prepared in response to serious IT failure related risk
If you would like this IT Disaster Recovery training course delivered privately for your organisation, please contact the BC Training team on 01253 542650 or email email@example.com.
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