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    About this Course

    When a business is hit by a natural disaster, cyber crime or any other disruptive tragedy, how should the organization react? What if the network infrastructure is taken down? Will the business be able to continue operations? How much will it cost if the business is down during repairs?The answer is found in the vendor neutral Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer certification course. Disaster recovery and business continuity planning is the process of having a professional work with a business to prepare processes, policies and procedures to follow in the event of a disruption. The goal is to keep a business’ critical operations running,  which today relies heavily on its IT infrastructure. The comprehensive Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer course goes beyond traditional BCP training -preparing students for industry certification in Business Continuity planning, and presenting the latest methodologies and best practices  for real-world systems recovery. Students will receive a solid foundation of instruction that will enable them to create meaningful business continuity plans. This course offers up-to-date information that has been developed by leading risk management professionals.

    Mile2 Accreditations: 

    Accredited by the NSA CNSS 4011-4016

    1. Is approved and has been placed on Homeland Security’s National Initiative for Cyber Security Careers and Studies (NICCS) training providers and maps to the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
    2. Preferred cyber certification for the FBI

    Audience Profile

    IS Security Officers
    IS Managers
    Risk Managers
    DR & BCP engineers
    Information Systems Owners
    IS Control Assessors

    At Course Completion

    Upon completion, Certified Disaster Recovery Engineer students will be able to establish industry acceptable DR & BCP standards with current best practices and policies. Students will also be prepared to competently take the C)DRE exam.


    Module 1 – Welcome to Disaster Recovery Training
    mile2 Brochure CDRE Agenda CDRE Agenda The CDRE Exam Introduction to Business Continuity Planning What is a Disaster? What is a Critical Business Function? Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Importance of BCP Importance of BCP
    Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) Emergency Response BC/DR Trends Purpose of BC/DR Program Challenges to Effective BCP BCP Planning Phases BCP Planning Phases Where does Project Initiation fit into the Process? Project Initiation Phase BC/DR Program Life Cycle Summary

    Module 2 – Business Impact Analysis
    BCP Planning Model BCP Planning Phases Where does BIA fit into the Process? What is a BIA? BIA Scope, Goal, and Objectives BIA Terminology Maximum Tolerable Downtime Recovery Time Objective Recovery Time Examples Recovery Point Objective BIA Process- Disaster Mode Staffing BIA Process – Capacity & Performance Objectives
    BIA – Getting Started BIA Tools Kick off Meeting Preparing for the BIA Interviews Conducting the Interviews BIA Notes on Data Collection Identify Dependencies Finalize Data Analysis BIA Report Presentation to Senior Management Summary

    Module 3 – Risk Analysis
    BCP Planning Model BCP Planning Phases Where does the Risk Analysis fit into the Process? Functional Requirements Threats to Business Process Causes of Unplanned Downtime * Risk Examples Risk Analysis Terminology Risk Analysis Terminology Risk Analysis Activities Exposure Inventory Business Process Inventory
    Business Process Documentation Statement of Risk ALE Annualized Loss Expectancy Statement of Risk Risk Control Definition Identifying Existing Controls Physical Controls Risk Analysis Risk Analysis Risk Assessment Report Compiling a Risk Assessment Report Risk Analysis Summary

    Module 4 – Design & Development Phase (BCP Strategies)
    BCP Planning Model BCP Planning Phases Where does BCP Strategies fit into the Process? Strategy Process BCP Strategies Summary BCP Planning Phases Where does BIA fit into the Process? Design & Development Phase BCP Design Emergency Response & Operations Emergency Response Components
    Develop ER Procedures ER Sources for Assistance BCP Design BCP Design Alternate Recovery Site Selecting Vendors for DR/BC Services Site Recovery & Resumption Restoration of Primary Site Return to Primary Site Continuity Strategy – Insurance Evaluate Insurance Terms Summary

    Module 5 – IT Recovery Strategies
    BCP Planning Model BCP Planning Phases Where does IT Strategy fit into the Process? IT Recovery Strategy Process IT Recovery Strategies Examples of IT Recovery Tape Backups Tape Vault Facilities Disk Backups DIY Disk Backups Backup Appliance Data Archiving Systems Replication SAN Replication Virtual Server Replication Application Redundancy Voice & Networking Strategies Alternate Recovery Sites
    Alternate Recovery Sites Internal or Vendor BC/DR Services Selecting Vendors for BC/DR Services Evaluating Vendors of DR/BC Resources Critical Factors IT Recovery Strategies Assessment IT Recovery Strategies Summary BCP Planning Phases Where does IT Strategy fit into the Process? DR Plan Development DR Plan Design Summary

    Module 6 – Implementation Phase
    BCP Planning Model BCP Planning Phases Where does Implementation fit into the Process? Implementation of BCP Responsibility for BCP Implementation Determine Cost Estimates Management Approval and Funding
    Install & Configure Detailed Documentation Implement Operational Changes Procure Facilities & Services BCP Planning Phases Where does Awareness & Training fit into the Process? Awareness & Training Summary

    Module 7 – Testing and Exercise
    BCP Planning Model BCP Planning Phases
    Where does Testing and Drills fit into the Process? Testing & Exercise Phase

    Testing & Drills Progression of Testing Types Testing Participants
    Test Script Example Testing Post-Mortem Summary

    Module 8 – Maintenance and Updating
    BCP Planning Model BCP Planning Phases Where does Maintenance fit into the Process? Maintenance Policies and Procedures Plan Maintenance
    Maintenance & Schedule Budgets Software Tools for Maintenance Input Criteria for Plan Maintenance Plan Distribution & Security Summary

    Module 9 – Pandemics
    What is a Pandemic? Pandemic Frequency Quick Facts Effects on Business Who Should Plan for Pandemic Influenza? Develop a Disaster Plan Develop a Disaster Plan
    Planning Checklist Communications HR Travel Policies Physical Resources Contamination Pandemics – Work from Home Pandemics

    Module 10 – Case Studies and Templates
    Hospital Case Study Pharmacy Case Study BIA Worksheet Inventory Worksheet BCP Master Document


    A minimum of 1 year of Information Systems or IS Management


    Online Event


    Live Online Training

    Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

    GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F